Period
to 20 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 453 390 275
Rank change year-on-year -63 -115 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 178 235 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.52% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.55% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 165 344
London median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £286 £228 £271
90th Percentile £675 £525 £525
England median daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year +6.67% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 12
London median hourly rate £27.73 £29.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% +10.48% -1.87%
England median hourly rate £38.75 £30.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +27.56% +10.45% +34.15%

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 43,329 42,794 42,453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,317 30,865 30,288
London median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £300 £285
90th Percentile £675 £656 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 515 551
London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +4.00% +1.21%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

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 October 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 20 October 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 -9 32 £436 +2.65% 32
South London -44 13 £475 +18.75% 4
West London -12 3 £400 +14.29% 21
North London - 1 £250 - 2
Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 102 (57.30%) Linux
2 83 (46.63%) Unix
3 66 (37.08%) Windows
4 48 (26.97%) DevOps
5 45 (25.28%) Python
6 44 (24.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (21.35%) VMware
8 36 (20.22%) Puppet
9 34 (19.10%) Finance
10 30 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
11 28 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (15.73%) Solaris
11 28 (15.73%) Active Directory
12 27 (15.17%) Bash Shell
13 24 (13.48%) Terraform
14 23 (12.92%) CentOS
15 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
15 22 (12.36%) Windows Server
15 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
16 21 (11.80%) Red Hat
17 20 (11.24%) SAN
17 20 (11.24%) Banking
17 20 (11.24%) Docker
18 19 (10.67%) Jenkins
18 19 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
19 18 (10.11%) Kubernetes
19 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
19 18 (10.11%) SQL
20 17 (9.55%) Ansible
21 16 (8.99%) Performance Engineering

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 16 (8.99%) Apache
2 13 (7.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.93%) Confluence
4 6 (3.37%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.25%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.69%) IIS
6 3 (1.69%) JBoss
6 3 (1.69%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.12%) Moodle
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Service Bus
7 2 (1.12%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.69%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.85%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.43%) Office 365
3 10 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.06%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (5.06%) Amazon S3
4 9 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (2.25%) Dynamics 365
5 4 (2.25%) SaaS
6 3 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.69%) GitHub
7 2 (1.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.12%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.12%) CloudFront
7 2 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.12%) Route 53
7 2 (1.12%) Serverless
8 1 (0.56%) Apigee
8 1 (0.56%) npm
8 1 (0.56%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.24%) SAN
2 14 (7.87%) DNS
3 12 (6.74%) Firewall
4 6 (3.37%) DHCP
4 6 (3.37%) SSH
5 5 (2.81%) NetScaler
6 4 (2.25%) SNMP
6 4 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.25%) VPN
7 3 (1.69%) Kerberos
7 3 (1.69%) LAN
7 3 (1.69%) OpenVPN
7 3 (1.69%) OPNsense
7 3 (1.69%) SSL
7 3 (1.69%) WAN
8 2 (1.12%) DKIM
8 2 (1.12%) DMARC
8 2 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (1.12%) GoToMeeting
8 2 (1.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.62%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (5.06%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (4.49%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.37%) MySQL
5 4 (2.25%) Power BI
6 2 (1.12%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 19 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (6.18%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.49%) JIRA
4 1 (0.56%) Maven
4 1 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.56%) Subversion
4 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.56%) Zephyr
General
1 34 (19.10%) Finance
2 20 (11.24%) Banking
3 16 (8.99%) Investment Banking
4 7 (3.93%) Law
5 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
6 4 (2.25%) General Ledger
7 3 (1.69%) Advertising
7 3 (1.69%) Legal
8 2 (1.12%) Marketing
8 2 (1.12%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.62%) LDAP
2 9 (5.06%) Web Services
3 8 (4.49%) Middleware
4 3 (1.69%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (1.69%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.12%) .NET
5 2 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.12%) EntireX
5 2 (1.12%) REST
5 2 (1.12%) SOAP
6 1 (0.56%) Ajax
6 1 (0.56%) CSS
6 1 (0.56%) HTML
6 1 (0.56%) J2EE
6 1 (0.56%) JMS
6 1 (0.56%) Kafka
6 1 (0.56%) LAMP
6 1 (0.56%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.06%) Data Centre
1 9 (5.06%) Management Information System
2 8 (4.49%) Freedom of Information
2 8 (4.49%) Freedom of Information Act
3 5 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.25%) Clustering
4 4 (2.25%) Fintech
4 4 (2.25%) NHS
4 4 (2.25%) Replication
5 3 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.12%) Equities
6 2 (1.12%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.12%) IBM Storwize
6 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.12%) SCORM
6 2 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.56%) CESG
7 1 (0.56%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 102 (57.30%) Linux
2 83 (46.63%) Unix
3 66 (37.08%) Windows
4 44 (24.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 28 (15.73%) Solaris
6 23 (12.92%) CentOS
7 22 (12.36%) Windows Server
8 12 (6.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (5.62%) AIX
9 10 (5.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (5.06%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.49%) Debian
12 6 (3.37%) Windows 10
13 5 (2.81%) Windows 7
14 3 (1.69%) FreeBSD
14 3 (1.69%) SUSE
15 2 (1.12%) Mac OS X
15 2 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (26.97%) DevOps
2 22 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (8.99%) Electronic Trading
3 16 (8.99%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 16 (8.99%) Performance Engineering
3 16 (8.99%) Visualisation
4 15 (8.43%) ITIL
5 14 (7.87%) Project Management
6 13 (7.30%) Configuration Management
6 13 (7.30%) Migration
6 13 (7.30%) User Acceptance Testing
7 12 (6.74%) Data Security
7 12 (6.74%) Security Management
8 10 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.06%) Data Protection
9 9 (5.06%) Open Source
10 8 (4.49%) Change Management
10 8 (4.49%) Customer Requirements
10 8 (4.49%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.49%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 45 (25.28%) Python
2 27 (15.17%) Bash Shell
3 18 (10.11%) PowerShell
3 18 (10.11%) SQL
4 16 (8.99%) Perl
5 11 (6.18%) Shell Script
6 8 (4.49%) Korn
7 7 (3.93%) Ruby
8 6 (3.37%) Java
9 3 (1.69%) C
10 2 (1.12%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.12%) PHP
11 1 (0.56%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.56%) C#
11 1 (0.56%) C++
11 1 (0.56%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.74%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (4.49%) MCSE
4 7 (3.93%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.37%) AWS Certification
6 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) CCNA
7 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.56%) CISSP
7 1 (0.56%) Degree
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.56%) MCTS
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (0.56%) RHCA
7 1 (0.56%) RHCE
7 1 (0.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.69%) QA
2 2 (1.12%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (1.12%) GDPR
3 1 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.56%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.56%) PMO
3 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (15.73%) Active Directory
1 28 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (11.24%) Docker
3 11 (6.18%) NFS
4 9 (5.06%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (3.37%) vSphere
6 4 (2.25%) Firmware
6 4 (2.25%) KVM
6 4 (2.25%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.69%) pfSense
7 3 (1.69%) Samba
7 3 (1.69%) Squid
7 3 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.69%) XenServer
8 2 (1.12%) Postfix
8 2 (1.12%) StorNext
8 2 (1.12%) VirtualBox
8 2 (1.12%) XenApp
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 36 (20.22%) Puppet
2 24 (13.48%) Terraform
3 19 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (10.11%) Kubernetes
5 17 (9.55%) Ansible
6 14 (7.87%) Nagios
7 11 (6.18%) SCCM
8 8 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 5 (2.81%) ZABBIX
10 4 (2.25%) CFEngine
10 4 (2.25%) NetBackup
10 4 (2.25%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.69%) Netcool
11 3 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (1.69%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
12 2 (1.12%) CA Single Sign-On
12 2 (1.12%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (1.12%) Grafana
12 2 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 38 (21.35%) VMware
2 22 (12.36%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.80%) Red Hat
4 12 (6.74%) Oracle
5 11 (6.18%) Citrix
5 11 (6.18%) IBM
5 11 (6.18%) NetApp
6 10 (5.62%) EMC
7 7 (3.93%) Cisco
7 7 (3.93%) Symantec
8 6 (3.37%) Atlassian
8 6 (3.37%) HP
8 6 (3.37%) Veritas
9 4 (2.25%) Ivanti
9 4 (2.25%) McAfee
9 4 (2.25%) SaltStack
9 4 (2.25%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.25%) Snow
9 4 (2.25%) Sony
10 3 (1.69%) PagerDuty