Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 425 391 269
Rank change year-on-year -34 -122 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 206 217 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.51% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.53% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 154 350
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £313 £244 £265
90th Percentile £675 £525 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £386
% change year-on-year +6.67% -2.85% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
London median hourly rate £52.50 £31.88 £17.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.71% +86.40% -43.00%
10th Percentile £51.25 £15.43 £17.05
90th Percentile £53.75 £40.00 £17.15
England median hourly rate £38.50 £25.88 £27.00
% change year-on-year +48.78% -4.17% +31.71%

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 43,463 40,624 43,050
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.07% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,371 28,984 30,993
London median daily rate £500 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +1.25%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 499 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.90% +10.68% -3.14%
10th Percentile £13.10 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.38
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.01% -2.63% +6.83%

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 17 August 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
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 17 August 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 -43 27 £418 -1.76% 31
West London -18 17 £455 +25.52% 8
South London -51 16 £475 +18.75% 2
North London +4 1 £250 - 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 132 (64.08%) Linux
2 84 (40.78%) Unix
3 76 (36.89%) Windows
4 61 (29.61%) Python
5 52 (25.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (22.82%) Puppet
6 47 (22.82%) DevOps
7 44 (21.36%) Finance
8 43 (20.87%) VMware
8 43 (20.87%) Bash Shell
9 40 (19.42%) Active Directory
10 36 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
10 36 (17.48%) Docker
11 31 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
11 31 (15.05%) Perl
11 31 (15.05%) Migration
12 30 (14.56%) Solaris
12 30 (14.56%) Microsoft
12 30 (14.56%) Red Hat
13 29 (14.08%) Ansible
14 26 (12.62%) Terraform
14 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
15 25 (12.14%) CentOS
15 25 (12.14%) Banking
16 24 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (11.17%) Windows Server
18 22 (10.68%) Ubuntu
18 22 (10.68%) Kubernetes
19 21 (10.19%) SQL

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 20 (9.71%) Apache
2 18 (8.74%) MS Exchange
3 11 (5.34%) Confluence
4 5 (2.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (2.43%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.43%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.46%) IIS
5 3 (1.46%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (0.97%) ExpressionEngine
6 2 (0.97%) JBoss
6 2 (0.97%) Moodle
6 2 (0.97%) nginx
6 2 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (0.97%) WebLogic
6 2 (0.97%) WordPress
7 1 (0.49%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 36 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (9.71%) Office 365
3 12 (5.83%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (5.83%) Amazon S3
4 11 (5.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (3.40%) GitHub
5 7 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (1.94%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.46%) Route 53
8 2 (0.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.97%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.97%) Rackspace Cloud
8 2 (0.97%) SaaS
8 2 (0.97%) Serverless
9 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.71%) Firewall
2 14 (6.80%) SAN
3 12 (5.83%) DNS
4 7 (3.40%) VPN
5 6 (2.91%) DHCP
5 6 (2.91%) LAN
5 6 (2.91%) WAN
6 5 (2.43%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.94%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.46%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.46%) Network Security
8 3 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (1.46%) Skype
8 3 (1.46%) SSL
9 2 (0.97%) GoToMeeting
9 2 (0.97%) iSCSI
9 2 (0.97%) MPLS
9 2 (0.97%) SSH
9 2 (0.97%) VLAN
10 1 (0.49%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.31%) MySQL
2 11 (5.34%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (4.85%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.37%) SQL Server
5 2 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.97%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.49%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 20 (9.71%) Jenkins
2 15 (7.28%) JIRA
3 14 (6.80%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.94%) Subversion
5 2 (0.97%) git-flow
5 2 (0.97%) GoCD
5 2 (0.97%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.49%) GitLab
6 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.49%) Zephyr
General
1 44 (21.36%) Finance
2 25 (12.14%) Banking
3 17 (8.25%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.85%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.91%) Law
5 6 (2.91%) Retail
6 4 (1.94%) General Ledger
6 4 (1.94%) Marketing
7 2 (0.97%) Advertising
7 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 2 (0.97%) Legal
7 2 (0.97%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.49%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.85%) LDAP
1 10 (4.85%) Web Services
2 8 (3.88%) Middleware
3 6 (2.91%) .NET
4 5 (2.43%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (1.94%) LAMP
6 3 (1.46%) CSS
6 3 (1.46%) HTML
6 3 (1.46%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.97%) CSS3
7 2 (0.97%) EntireX
7 2 (0.97%) HTML5
7 2 (0.97%) Laravel
7 2 (0.97%) REST
7 2 (0.97%) SOAP
7 2 (0.97%) Vue.js
8 1 (0.49%) Kafka
8 1 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.34%) Management Information System
3 9 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.37%) Freedom of Information
3 9 (4.37%) Freedom of Information Act
4 5 (2.43%) Replication
5 4 (1.94%) Clustering
5 4 (1.94%) Fintech
5 4 (1.94%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.46%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.46%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.97%) Equities
7 2 (0.97%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.97%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.97%) SCORM
8 1 (0.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 132 (64.08%) Linux
2 84 (40.78%) Unix
3 76 (36.89%) Windows
4 52 (25.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 30 (14.56%) Solaris
6 25 (12.14%) CentOS
7 23 (11.17%) Windows Server
8 22 (10.68%) Ubuntu
9 14 (6.80%) AIX
9 14 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.43%) Debian
12 4 (1.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (1.46%) SUSE
13 3 (1.46%) Windows 10
13 3 (1.46%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.46%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.82%) DevOps
2 31 (15.05%) Migration
2 31 (15.05%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (8.25%) Electronic Trading
3 17 (8.25%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 17 (8.25%) Performance Engineering
3 17 (8.25%) Visualisation
4 16 (7.77%) Security Management
4 16 (7.77%) User Acceptance Testing
5 15 (7.28%) Data Security
5 15 (7.28%) Project Management
6 14 (6.80%) Configuration Management
6 14 (6.80%) ITIL
7 10 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (4.85%) Data Protection
7 10 (4.85%) Open Source
8 9 (4.37%) Customer Requirements
8 9 (4.37%) ERP
8 9 (4.37%) Risk Management
9 8 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 61 (29.61%) Python
2 43 (20.87%) Bash Shell
3 31 (15.05%) Perl
4 26 (12.62%) PowerShell
5 21 (10.19%) SQL
6 17 (8.25%) Shell Script
7 11 (5.34%) Ruby
8 10 (4.85%) Korn
9 5 (2.43%) C#
9 5 (2.43%) Java
9 5 (2.43%) PHP
10 3 (1.46%) C
10 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.97%) VB
12 1 (0.49%) AWK
12 1 (0.49%) C++
12 1 (0.49%) Groovy
12 1 (0.49%) sed
12 1 (0.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.88%) MCSE
5 7 (3.40%) AWS Certification
6 5 (2.43%) CCNA
6 5 (2.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.97%) CCNP
8 2 (0.97%) Degree
8 2 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.49%) MCTS
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Certified Master
9 1 (0.49%) RHCA
9 1 (0.49%) RHCE
9 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.46%) GDPR
1 3 (1.46%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (0.97%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.49%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (19.42%) Active Directory
2 36 (17.48%) Docker
3 24 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.40%) Firmware
5 6 (2.91%) NFS
6 5 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.94%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.46%) KVM
8 3 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.46%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.46%) vSphere
8 3 (1.46%) XenServer
9 2 (0.97%) vCloud
9 2 (0.97%) XenApp
10 1 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.49%) HDFS
10 1 (0.49%) pfSense
10 1 (0.49%) StorNext
10 1 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (22.82%) Puppet
2 29 (14.08%) Ansible
3 26 (12.62%) Terraform
4 24 (11.65%) Opscode Chef
5 22 (10.68%) Kubernetes
6 14 (6.80%) Nagios
7 12 (5.83%) SCCM
8 7 (3.40%) CFEngine
8 7 (3.40%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.43%) vCenter Server
9 5 (2.43%) ZABBIX
10 4 (1.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.46%) SELinux
12 2 (0.97%) collectd
12 2 (0.97%) Grafana
12 2 (0.97%) ITRS Geneos
12 2 (0.97%) logstash
12 2 (0.97%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.97%) RSA Archer
12 2 (0.97%) vMotion
Vendors
1 43 (20.87%) VMware
2 30 (14.56%) Microsoft
2 30 (14.56%) Red Hat
3 12 (5.83%) Citrix
4 11 (5.34%) Oracle
5 10 (4.85%) EMC
5 10 (4.85%) Veritas
6 8 (3.88%) Cisco
6 8 (3.88%) NetApp
6 8 (3.88%) SaltStack
7 7 (3.40%) IBM
8 6 (2.91%) Atlassian
8 6 (2.91%) Symantec
9 5 (2.43%) HP
9 5 (2.43%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.43%) Veeam
10 4 (1.94%) Fujitsu
10 4 (1.94%) Ivanti
10 4 (1.94%) Sony
11 3 (1.46%) Remedy