Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in South London during the 6 months to 17 November 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)
London > South London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 82 84
Rank change year-on-year -38 +2 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 30 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South London 0.76% 2.00% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 2.08% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 6
South London median daily rate £450 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -11.11% +38.46%
10th Percentile £388 £320 £313
90th Percentile £488 £469 £488
London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South London median hourly rate - - -
London median hourly rate £27.73 £29.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% +16.00% -2.91%

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 1,774 1,440 1,009
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.94% 96.00% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,390 1,001 684
South London median daily rate £500 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £325 £295 £250
90th Percentile £625 £650 £575
London median daily rate £500 £490 £458
% change year-on-year +2.04% +7.10% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 60 41
South London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.71 £21.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +96.73% +6.00%
10th Percentile £18.50 £13.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £92.75 £50.00 £50.00
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +2.56% +3.28%

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 17 November 2018.

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 17 November 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
Croydon -29 13 £450 +12.50% 2
Kingston Upon Thames +19 1 £268 -40.56% 2
Systems Administrator
London

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South London region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Unix
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Kubernetes
1 12 (85.71%) Terraform
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
3 10 (71.43%) Data Security
3 10 (71.43%) Security Management
3 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (64.29%) Amazon RDS
4 9 (64.29%) Docker
4 9 (64.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 9 (64.29%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (64.29%) Amazon S3
5 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
6 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
7 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
8 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (35.71%) SQL
9 2 (14.29%) Project Management
9 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
9 2 (14.29%) Windows
9 2 (14.29%) Solaris
9 2 (14.29%) Firewall
9 2 (14.29%) Risk Management
9 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
9 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
9 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 10 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (64.29%) Amazon S3
2 9 (64.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
1 1 (7.14%) Zephyr
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (14.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Linux
1 12 (85.71%) Unix
2 11 (78.57%) CentOS
2 11 (78.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Data Security
1 10 (71.43%) Security Management
1 10 (71.43%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Risk 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 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Kubernetes
1 12 (85.71%) Terraform
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Citrix
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto
1 1 (7.14%) VMware