Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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)
London > South London
6 months to
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 114 118 82
Rank change year-on-year +4 -36 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 0.84% 0.69% 1.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.72% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 9
South London median daily rate £438 £388 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -14.84% +40.00%
10th Percentile £380 £301 £342
90th Percentile £450 £450 £480
London median daily rate £414 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £27.73 £28.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year -1.84% +15.31% -23.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South 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
South London
Contract vacancies in South London with a recognized job title 1,606 1,668 888
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.51% 95.26% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,241 1,172 577
South London median daily rate £500 £485 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +17.58% +3.13%
10th Percentile £338 £300 £213
90th Percentile £600 £656 £575
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 53 49
South London median hourly rate £43.01 £41.42 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +27.43% +62.50%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £52.11 £47.83 £50.00
London median hourly rate £20.57 £19.82 £20.20
% change year-on-year +3.80% -1.87% +6.30%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in South London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in South London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in South London over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Systems Administrator in South London

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in South London

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in South 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 South London region over the 6 months to 19 January 2019. 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
Croydon -4 13 £450 +16.13%
Kingston Upon Thames +12 1 £268 -40.56% 1
Systems Administrator
London

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 South London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Kubernetes
4 9 (64.29%) Terraform
4 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
4 9 (64.29%) Unix
5 7 (50.00%) Data Security
5 7 (50.00%) Security Management
5 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 7 (50.00%) Docker
6 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
7 5 (35.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (35.71%) Firewall
8 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
8 4 (28.57%) Windows
8 4 (28.57%) VMware
9 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
9 3 (21.43%) JIRA
9 3 (21.43%) LDAP
9 3 (21.43%) DNS
9 3 (21.43%) SAN
9 3 (21.43%) KVM
9 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
9 3 (21.43%) iptables
9 3 (21.43%) Windows Server

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 2 (14.29%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon S3
2 5 (35.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (64.29%) Unix
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Data Security
1 7 (50.00%) Security Management
1 7 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
2 2 (14.29%) Server Management
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 9 (64.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Docker
2 3 (21.43%) iptables
2 3 (21.43%) KVM
2 3 (21.43%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (64.29%) Kubernetes
1 9 (64.29%) Terraform
2 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) yum
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto