Period
to

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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
19 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 475 404 371
Rank change year-on-year -71 -33 +104
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 113 70 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.31% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 42 36
10th Percentile £330 £251 £165
25th Percentile £381 £328 £211
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £325
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% +26.92% -18.75%
75th Percentile £600 £488 £484
90th Percentile £602 £507 £563
England median daily rate £436 £396 £450
% change year-on-year +10.09% -11.94% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
10th Percentile £22.20 £18.04 -
25th Percentile £22.50 £25.03 -
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.88 £15.00
Median % change year-on-year -32.20% +145.83% -
75th Percentile £33.13 £48.53 -
90th Percentile £35.75 £55.41 -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -30.56% +105.71% -40.40%

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 35,898 22,291 18,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.86% 92.84% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,322 16,070 13,656
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £680 £625 £606
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +7.69% +2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 222 250
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.07 £13.50
25th Percentile £22.44 £20.99 £17.25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.47 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.79% +29.88% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.50 £53.69 £44.69
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £56.05
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Systems Administrator in London.

Hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in London

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 19 May 2022.

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 19 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -38 14 £550 +15.79% 7
East London -6 3 £233 -30.60% 3
South London -9 2 £400 +185.71%
West London - 2 £200 - 6
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 May 2022, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following 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 58 (51.33%) Linux
2 39 (34.51%) Windows
3 32 (28.32%) Azure
4 26 (23.01%) PowerShell
5 25 (22.12%) Red Hat
6 24 (21.24%) SQL
6 24 (21.24%) DevOps
7 21 (18.58%) VMware
8 20 (17.70%) JIRA
8 20 (17.70%) Social Skills
9 19 (16.81%) Atlassian
9 19 (16.81%) Confluence
9 19 (16.81%) .NET
9 19 (16.81%) Unix
10 17 (15.04%) C#
10 17 (15.04%) Active Directory
11 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
13 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
13 14 (12.39%) Ansible
14 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
14 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (10.62%) AWS
15 12 (10.62%) ASP.NET
15 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
15 12 (10.62%) Firewall
15 12 (10.62%) Windows Server
16 11 (9.73%) Bitbucket
17 10 (8.85%) Microsoft 365
17 10 (8.85%) Puppet

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 19 (16.81%) Confluence
2 12 (10.62%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.96%) Drupal
4 6 (5.31%) Apache
5 3 (2.65%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.77%) GlassFish
6 2 (1.77%) IIS
6 2 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.77%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) ArcGIS
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) GeoServer
7 1 (0.88%) MediaWiki
7 1 (0.88%) Moodle
7 1 (0.88%) nginx
7 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.88%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Chatbot
1 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.42%) MoSes
2 2 (1.77%) iTrent
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.32%) Azure
2 12 (10.62%) AWS
3 10 (8.85%) Microsoft 365
4 4 (3.54%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.54%) Cohesity
5 3 (2.65%) Azure Data Factory
5 3 (2.65%) SaaS
6 2 (1.77%) Google Workspace
6 2 (1.77%) IaaS
6 2 (1.77%) PaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.88%) Datadog
7 1 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.88%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.62%) Firewall
2 10 (8.85%) DNS
3 6 (5.31%) VPN
4 5 (4.42%) SAN
5 3 (2.65%) DHCP
5 3 (2.65%) DKIM
5 3 (2.65%) DMARC
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.77%) NAS
6 2 (1.77%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.77%) Wireless
7 1 (0.88%) eduroam
7 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.88%) Gigabit Ethernet
7 1 (0.88%) InfiniBand
7 1 (0.88%) Multicast
7 1 (0.88%) Network Security
7 1 (0.88%) SSH
7 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.85%) MySQL
3 7 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.31%) MariaDB
4 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.65%) Redis
6 2 (1.77%) Big Data
7 1 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.88%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (0.88%) GIS
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 20 (17.70%) JIRA
2 11 (9.73%) Bitbucket
3 9 (7.96%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.08%) TeamCity
5 6 (5.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.65%) GitLab
8 2 (1.77%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.77%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.77%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.88%) Fiddler
General
1 20 (17.70%) Social Skills
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 6 (5.31%) Retail
4 5 (4.42%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.65%) Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (1.77%) Marketing
6 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.88%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.88%) Electronics
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.81%) .NET
2 12 (10.62%) ASP.NET
3 4 (3.54%) LAMP
4 2 (1.77%) JSP
5 1 (0.88%) CSS
5 1 (0.88%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.88%) HTML
5 1 (0.88%) ISPF
5 1 (0.88%) JSON
5 1 (0.88%) Kafka
5 1 (0.88%) LDAP
5 1 (0.88%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) Node.js
5 1 (0.88%) OpenTracing
5 1 (0.88%) PostGIS
5 1 (0.88%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.88%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.31%) Enterprise Storage
2 5 (4.42%) Legacy Systems
2 5 (4.42%) Reinsurance
3 4 (3.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (3.54%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.65%) CMDB
4 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.77%) CCTV
5 2 (1.77%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Wiki
6 1 (0.88%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.88%) Educational Technology
6 1 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.88%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (51.33%) Linux
2 39 (34.51%) Windows
3 19 (16.81%) Unix
4 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.62%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.85%) CentOS
7 7 (6.19%) Windows 10
8 4 (3.54%) Android
8 4 (3.54%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.65%) Debian
9 3 (2.65%) Solaris
9 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.65%) zOS
10 2 (1.77%) AIX
10 2 (1.77%) MVS
10 2 (1.77%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.77%) SUSE
10 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.24%) DevOps
2 8 (7.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.19%) Migration
3 7 (6.19%) Workflow
4 6 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Automation
4 6 (5.31%) SDLC
4 6 (5.31%) Statistics
4 6 (5.31%) Test Automation
4 6 (5.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 5 (4.42%) Analytics
5 5 (4.42%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (4.42%) Data Management
5 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 5 (4.42%) ITIL
6 4 (3.54%) Data Protection
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (2.65%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (2.65%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.65%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.01%) PowerShell
2 24 (21.24%) SQL
3 17 (15.04%) C#
4 9 (7.96%) Python
5 8 (7.08%) Bash
6 5 (4.42%) Java
6 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
6 5 (4.42%) PHP
7 3 (2.65%) Perl
8 2 (1.77%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.88%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.88%) AWK
9 1 (0.88%) CLIST
9 1 (0.88%) Go
9 1 (0.88%) JCL
9 1 (0.88%) Korn
9 1 (0.88%) R
9 1 (0.88%) REXX
9 1 (0.88%) Ruby
9 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.08%) Degree
4 7 (6.19%) RHCE
5 6 (5.31%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.77%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.77%) MCSA
6 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.77%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.88%) CCNA
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.88%) CompTIA Security+
7 1 (0.88%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.88%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (15.04%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.31%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.65%) Postfix
4 3 (2.65%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.65%) vSphere
5 2 (1.77%) Docker
5 2 (1.77%) Firmware
5 2 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.77%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.88%) KVM
6 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.88%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.88%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) Ansible
2 10 (8.85%) Puppet
3 8 (7.08%) Terraform
4 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.31%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.77%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.77%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.77%) SCCM
8 1 (0.88%) Consul
8 1 (0.88%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.88%) Grafana
8 1 (0.88%) Kibana
8 1 (0.88%) logstash
8 1 (0.88%) Nagios
8 1 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.88%) Suricata
8 1 (0.88%) VxRail
8 1 (0.88%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 25 (22.12%) Red Hat
2 21 (18.58%) VMware
3 19 (16.81%) Atlassian
4 15 (13.27%) Microsoft
5 9 (7.96%) Oracle
6 5 (4.42%) Cisco
6 5 (4.42%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.54%) NetApp
8 3 (2.65%) IBM
8 3 (2.65%) Percona
8 3 (2.65%) Splunk
9 2 (1.77%) Citrix
9 2 (1.77%) CyberArk
9 2 (1.77%) Dell
9 2 (1.77%) Google
9 2 (1.77%) HP
9 2 (1.77%) NetWitness
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
10 1 (0.88%) Ariba
10 1 (0.88%) CA