Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 426 354 289
Rank change year-on-year -72 -65 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 205 236 347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.59% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.63% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 185 274
London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +7.59%
10th Percentile £268 £256 £269
90th Percentile £570 £535 £525
England median daily rate £400 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +4.58% +2.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
London median hourly rate £43.75 £22.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.86% - -
England median hourly rate £39.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +85.71% -6.67% +9.76%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,301 37,674 41,271
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.98% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,319 26,842 29,597
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £310 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 497 542
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.27% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.94 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.45
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.33% +11.16%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 20 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the London region over the 6 months to 20 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London -53 25 £375 - 35
West London -25 20 £455 -4.21% 17
South London -43 13 £463 - 6
East London -20 3 £475 +20.25% 5
Systems Administrator
England

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 May 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 133 (64.88%) Linux
2 82 (40.00%) Windows
3 69 (33.66%) Unix
4 62 (30.24%) Python
5 55 (26.83%) Finance
6 51 (24.88%) VMware
7 50 (24.39%) Puppet
8 49 (23.90%) Active Directory
9 44 (21.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 44 (21.46%) Bash Shell
10 41 (20.00%) Red Hat
11 38 (18.54%) Perl
12 36 (17.56%) DevOps
13 35 (17.07%) Ansible
14 34 (16.59%) Migration
14 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
16 28 (13.66%) Opscode Chef
17 27 (13.17%) Windows Server
17 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (13.17%) Shell Script
18 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
18 26 (12.68%) Banking
18 26 (12.68%) Docker
18 26 (12.68%) CentOS
19 25 (12.20%) Firewall
19 25 (12.20%) Solaris
20 24 (11.71%) PowerShell
21 23 (11.22%) Apache
21 23 (11.22%) Configuration Management

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (11.22%) Apache
2 12 (5.85%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.88%) Confluence
4 7 (3.41%) JBoss
5 6 (2.93%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.93%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.44%) nginx
7 4 (1.95%) ExpressionEngine
7 4 (1.95%) WordPress
8 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (1.46%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.46%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.98%) IIS
9 2 (0.98%) LiveLink
9 2 (0.98%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.98%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Controller
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.49%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.49%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.49%) iTrent
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.49%) SAP Business ByDesign
3 1 (0.49%) thinkFolio
3 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 32 (15.61%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.29%) Office 365
3 13 (6.34%) GitHub
4 8 (3.90%) Amazon S3
5 7 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (3.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
6 4 (1.95%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (1.46%) Route 53
8 2 (0.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.98%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.98%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.49%) G Suite
9 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.20%) Firewall
2 13 (6.34%) SAN
3 12 (5.85%) DNS
4 8 (3.90%) DHCP
4 8 (3.90%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.90%) VPN
4 8 (3.90%) WAN
5 7 (3.41%) LAN
6 5 (2.44%) SSH
7 4 (1.95%) HTTP
7 4 (1.95%) SMTP
8 3 (1.46%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.46%) Network Security
8 3 (1.46%) Skype
8 3 (1.46%) tcpdump
8 3 (1.46%) VLAN
8 3 (1.46%) Wireshark
9 2 (0.98%) NAS
9 2 (0.98%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (0.98%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.83%) MySQL
2 10 (4.88%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.46%) Big Data
5 3 (1.46%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.46%) MariaDB
6 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.49%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
7 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.49%) HBase
7 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.49%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 15 (7.32%) JIRA
2 14 (6.83%) Jenkins
3 12 (5.85%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.41%) Subversion
5 4 (1.95%) CMake
5 4 (1.95%) git-flow
5 4 (1.95%) GoCD
5 4 (1.95%) Vagrant
6 3 (1.46%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.98%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.49%) GitLab
General
1 55 (26.83%) Finance
2 26 (12.68%) Banking
3 16 (7.80%) Investment Banking
4 13 (6.34%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.93%) Retail
6 4 (1.95%) Back Office
6 4 (1.95%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.95%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.98%) Law
7 2 (0.98%) Marketing
8 1 (0.49%) Advertising
8 1 (0.49%) Games
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.32%) LAMP
2 9 (4.39%) LDAP
3 8 (3.90%) Web Services
4 5 (2.44%) Middleware
5 4 (1.95%) .NET
5 4 (1.95%) CGI
5 4 (1.95%) CSS
5 4 (1.95%) CSS3
5 4 (1.95%) HTML
5 4 (1.95%) HTML5
5 4 (1.95%) Laravel
5 4 (1.95%) LEMP Stack
5 4 (1.95%) Vue (Vue.js)
6 3 (1.46%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.46%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.98%) Kafka
7 2 (0.98%) REST
7 2 (0.98%) SOAP
8 1 (0.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 14 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (4.88%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.93%) PKI
5 5 (2.44%) Freedom of Information
5 5 (2.44%) Freedom of Information Act
6 4 (1.95%) Clustering
6 4 (1.95%) Fintech
6 4 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.46%) Equities
7 3 (1.46%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.46%) Replication
8 2 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (0.98%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Licensing
9 1 (0.49%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 133 (64.88%) Linux
2 82 (40.00%) Windows
3 69 (33.66%) Unix
4 44 (21.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (13.17%) Windows Server
5 27 (13.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (12.68%) CentOS
7 25 (12.20%) Solaris
8 21 (10.24%) Ubuntu
9 17 (8.29%) AIX
10 14 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (3.41%) Windows 7
12 5 (2.44%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.98%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.98%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.49%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.56%) DevOps
2 34 (16.59%) Migration
3 23 (11.22%) Configuration Management
4 20 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (7.80%) Open Source
6 12 (5.85%) ITIL
6 12 (5.85%) Security Management
7 10 (4.88%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (4.88%) Data Security
7 10 (4.88%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (4.88%) Electronic Trading
7 10 (4.88%) ERP
7 10 (4.88%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 10 (4.88%) Performance Engineering
7 10 (4.88%) Project Management
7 10 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (4.88%) Visualisation
8 8 (3.90%) Change Management
9 7 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.24%) Python
2 44 (21.46%) Bash Shell
3 38 (18.54%) Perl
4 27 (13.17%) Shell Script
5 24 (11.71%) PowerShell
6 22 (10.73%) Ruby
7 19 (9.27%) Java
8 16 (7.80%) Korn
9 14 (6.83%) SQL
10 7 (3.41%) C
11 5 (2.44%) PHP
12 4 (1.95%) C#
12 4 (1.95%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.95%) VB
13 3 (1.46%) VBScript
14 1 (0.49%) AWK
14 1 (0.49%) Groovy
14 1 (0.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 18 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 13 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (2.44%) AWS Certification
4 5 (2.44%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.95%) CCNA
5 4 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.98%) CCNP
6 2 (0.98%) Degree
6 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.98%) MCSE
6 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.49%) MCTS
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.95%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.98%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) GDPR
3 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 49 (23.90%) Active Directory
2 34 (16.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (12.68%) Docker
4 13 (6.34%) Firmware
5 9 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.93%) Hyper-V
8 5 (2.44%) NFS
8 5 (2.44%) vSphere
9 3 (1.46%) vCloud
10 2 (0.98%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.98%) HDFS
10 2 (0.98%) KVM
10 2 (0.98%) Snort
10 2 (0.98%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.98%) Xen
11 1 (0.49%) LXC
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (24.39%) Puppet
2 35 (17.07%) Ansible
3 28 (13.66%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (6.83%) CFEngine
5 13 (6.34%) Terraform
6 12 (5.85%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.88%) SCCM
8 8 (3.90%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.44%) Nagios
9 5 (2.44%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.46%) WSUS
11 2 (0.98%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.98%) ITRS Geneos
11 2 (0.98%) RSA Archer
11 2 (0.98%) SCOM
11 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.98%) vMotion
11 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (24.88%) VMware
2 41 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 26 (12.68%) Microsoft
4 16 (7.80%) SaltStack
5 10 (4.88%) NetApp
6 9 (4.39%) Citrix
6 9 (4.39%) IBM
6 9 (4.39%) Oracle
7 8 (3.90%) Cisco
7 8 (3.90%) Symantec
8 7 (3.41%) ForgeRock
8 7 (3.41%) Rackspace
8 7 (3.41%) Veritas
9 6 (2.93%) HP
10 5 (2.44%) Veeam
11 4 (1.95%) Dell
11 4 (1.95%) Fujitsu
11 4 (1.95%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.95%) Sun
12 3 (1.46%) EMC