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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 559 564 548
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 55 60 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.12% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 38 24
Median daily rate £363 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £30.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 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
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 29 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 -2 31 £375 +7.14% 3
South East +4 13 £250 -37.50% 1
North West +5 6 £393 +4.66% 1
Yorkshire +8 3 £330 +186.95% 1
East Midlands - 2 £338 - 1
East of England +9 1 - -
South West -5 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 29 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (63.83%) VMware
3 58 (61.70%) Windows Server
4 56 (59.57%) Active Directory
5 41 (43.62%) Linux
6 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 38 (40.43%) PowerShell
7 32 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (25.53%) SAN
11 20 (21.28%) HP
12 19 (20.21%) Finance
13 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (17.02%) SCOM
15 13 (13.83%) Citrix
15 13 (13.83%) DNS
15 13 (13.83%) SQL
15 13 (13.83%) Open Source
16 12 (12.77%) SCCM
16 12 (12.77%) VBScript
16 12 (12.77%) MS Exchange
16 12 (12.77%) Migration
17 11 (11.70%) Back Office
17 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
17 11 (11.70%) Hyper-V
18 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (9.57%) WSUS
18 9 (9.57%) Bash Shell
18 9 (9.57%) Puppet

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 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.70%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.38%) IIS
5 5 (5.32%) Apache
5 5 (5.32%) WordPress
6 4 (4.26%) OpenStack
6 4 (4.26%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.06%) Confluence
9 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.06%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.06%) HipChat
2 1 (1.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.38%) SaaS
3 5 (5.32%) Office 365
4 4 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.06%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.53%) SAN
2 13 (13.83%) DNS
3 7 (7.45%) NAS
3 7 (7.45%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.38%) Firewall
4 6 (6.38%) Internet
5 5 (5.32%) Intranet
6 4 (4.26%) DHCP
6 4 (4.26%) SSH
7 3 (3.19%) HTTP
7 3 (3.19%) LAN
7 3 (3.19%) Network Security
8 2 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.13%) LDAP
8 2 (2.13%) SMTP
8 2 (2.13%) VPN
8 2 (2.13%) X.509
9 1 (1.06%) FCoE
9 1 (1.06%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.19%) Oracle Database
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
3 1 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) JIRA
1 2 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.06%) Subversion
2 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (20.21%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Back Office
3 4 (4.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.19%) Law
4 3 (3.19%) Retail
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
5 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.06%) German Language
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) JRuby
1 2 (2.13%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.06%) jQuery
2 1 (1.06%) LAMP
2 1 (1.06%) Spring
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.13%) Clustering
2 2 (2.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.06%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.06%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.06%) Derivative
3 1 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.06%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.06%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.06%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (61.70%) Windows Server
3 41 (43.62%) Linux
4 30 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.51%) Windows 7
8 7 (7.45%) Unix
9 6 (6.38%) Mac OS X
10 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (5.32%) Solaris
11 4 (4.26%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.19%) AIX
12 3 (3.19%) Mac OS
13 2 (2.13%) VyOS
14 1 (1.06%) CentOS
14 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (1.06%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Open Source
2 12 (12.77%) Migration
3 7 (7.45%) Configuration Management
3 7 (7.45%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.32%) DevOps
6 3 (3.19%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.19%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (3.19%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.13%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.13%) ITIL
7 2 (2.13%) Kanban
7 2 (2.13%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.13%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.13%) Project Management
7 2 (2.13%) Scrum
7 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 38 (40.43%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.83%) SQL
3 12 (12.77%) VBScript
4 9 (9.57%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.51%) Perl
6 6 (6.38%) Python
7 3 (3.19%) VB
8 2 (2.13%) PHP
8 2 (2.13%) Ruby
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) C#
9 1 (1.06%) Java
9 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.06%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) MCSE
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.06%) QA
1 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 32 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.38%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.32%) NFS
6 4 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.26%) vSphere
7 3 (3.19%) KVM
8 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.06%) Postfix
8 1 (1.06%) Samba
8 1 (1.06%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.06%) vCloud
8 1 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.06%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.06%) XenApp
8 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.02%) SCOM
2 12 (12.77%) SCCM
3 9 (9.57%) Puppet
3 9 (9.57%) WSUS
4 8 (8.51%) Control-M
4 8 (8.51%) OpenView
5 7 (7.45%) Nagios
6 6 (6.38%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.13%) Ansible
7 2 (2.13%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.06%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.06%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.06%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.06%) SnapVault
8 1 (1.06%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (63.83%) VMware
2 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.28%) HP
4 13 (13.83%) Citrix
5 9 (9.57%) Oracle
6 8 (8.51%) IBM
6 8 (8.51%) NetApp
7 7 (7.45%) BMC
7 7 (7.45%) Cisco
8 6 (6.38%) Dell
8 6 (6.38%) EMC
9 5 (5.32%) Rackspace
10 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.26%) Veritas
11 3 (3.19%) Apple
11 3 (3.19%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.19%) Symantec
12 2 (2.13%) Altiris
12 2 (2.13%) Brocade
12 2 (2.13%) Vyatta