The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Windows Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 581 551 551
Rank change year-on-year
-30 0
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 50 59 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.098% 0.12% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 22
Median daily rate £365 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £212 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £381 £263
% change year-on-year
-11.47% +45.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £30.25 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-11.67% -
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48408 48020 46900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.73% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31915 29666 29143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1365 1919 1953
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -21 22 £415 +23.88% 4
South East -5 17 £200 -50.00%
North West - 6 £425 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £360 +213.04% 3
East Midlands - 2 £338 -
East of England +9 1 - -
South West 0 1 £363 +3.57%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, Windows Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (67.82%) VMware
3 53 (60.92%) Windows Server
4 49 (56.32%) Active Directory
5 37 (42.53%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (40.23%) Linux
7 33 (37.93%) Microsoft
8 26 (29.89%) PowerShell
8 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (27.59%) SAN
10 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (21.84%) HP
12 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (17.24%) SQL
13 15 (17.24%) Finance
14 13 (14.94%) Migration
14 13 (14.94%) DNS
15 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
16 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
16 11 (12.64%) SCCM
16 11 (12.64%) SCOM
17 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
17 10 (11.49%) Open Source
18 9 (10.34%) VBScript
18 9 (10.34%) Citrix
18 9 (10.34%) Back Office
19 8 (9.20%) Control-M
19 8 (9.20%) Cisco
19 8 (9.20%) IBM

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 12 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.64%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.75%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.75%) WordPress
6 4 (4.60%) Apache
7 3 (3.45%) IIS
7 3 (3.45%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.45%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.15%) Confluence
8 1 (1.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.15%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.90%) Office 365
2 6 (6.90%) SaaS
3 5 (5.75%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (27.59%) SAN
2 13 (14.94%) DNS
3 7 (8.05%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.90%) Intranet
5 5 (5.75%) Firewall
5 5 (5.75%) Internet
5 5 (5.75%) NAS
6 4 (4.60%) DHCP
6 4 (4.60%) SSH
7 3 (3.45%) HTTP
7 3 (3.45%) LAN
7 3 (3.45%) Network Security
8 2 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.30%) LDAP
8 2 (2.30%) VPN
8 2 (2.30%) WAN
8 2 (2.30%) Wireless
9 1 (1.15%) SMTP
9 1 (1.15%) SSL
9 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (4.60%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.15%) MySQL
4 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.15%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.15%) Subversion
2 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (17.24%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Back Office
3 5 (5.75%) Banking
4 4 (4.60%) Law
4 4 (4.60%) Retail
5 3 (3.45%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) German Language
6 1 (1.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) .NET
1 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.30%) JRuby
1 2 (2.30%) Web Services
1 2 (2.30%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.15%) jQuery
2 1 (1.15%) LAMP
2 1 (1.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.30%) Clustering
2 2 (2.30%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.15%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.15%) Derivative
3 1 (1.15%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.15%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (60.92%) Windows Server
3 35 (40.23%) Linux
4 26 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (26.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.20%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.05%) Unix
9 6 (6.90%) Mac OS X
10 5 (5.75%) Windows 8
11 4 (4.60%) Solaris
12 3 (3.45%) AIX
12 3 (3.45%) Mac OS
13 2 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (2.30%) VyOS
13 2 (2.30%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.15%) CentOS
14 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (1.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.94%) Migration
2 10 (11.49%) Open Source
3 7 (8.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.60%) DevOps
5 4 (4.60%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.45%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.30%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.30%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.30%) ITIL
7 2 (2.30%) Kanban
7 2 (2.30%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.30%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.30%) Project Management
7 2 (2.30%) Scrum
7 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.15%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.15%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.15%) Risk Analysis
Programming Languages
1 26 (29.89%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.24%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) VBScript
4 7 (8.05%) Bash Shell
5 6 (6.90%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) Perl
7 3 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.45%) VB
8 2 (2.30%) C#
8 2 (2.30%) Ruby
9 1 (1.15%) Java
9 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) MCSE
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) CCNA
3 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.15%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.15%) Degree
3 1 (1.15%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.15%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 49 (56.32%) Active Directory
2 37 (42.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.49%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.90%) vSphere
5 5 (5.75%) KVM
5 5 (5.75%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.60%) NFS
6 4 (4.60%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.15%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.15%) Postfix
9 1 (1.15%) Samba
9 1 (1.15%) vCloud
9 1 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.15%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (12.64%) SCCM
1 11 (12.64%) SCOM
2 8 (9.20%) Control-M
2 8 (9.20%) OpenView
3 7 (8.05%) Puppet
3 7 (8.05%) WSUS
4 6 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.75%) Nagios
6 2 (2.30%) Ansible
6 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.15%) Casper Suite
7 1 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.15%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.15%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.15%) vRealize
Vendors
1 59 (67.82%) VMware
2 33 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.84%) HP
4 9 (10.34%) Citrix
5 8 (9.20%) Cisco
5 8 (9.20%) IBM
5 8 (9.20%) Oracle
6 7 (8.05%) BMC
6 7 (8.05%) NetApp
7 6 (6.90%) Dell
7 6 (6.90%) EMC
7 6 (6.90%) Rackspace
8 4 (4.60%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.60%) Symantec
8 4 (4.60%) Veritas
9 3 (3.45%) Altiris
9 3 (3.45%) Apple
10 2 (2.30%) Brocade
10 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.30%) Vyatta