The first table below looks at the demand for the Windows Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 574 464 539
Rank change year-on-year
-110 +75
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 16 39 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.091% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.098% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 27
Average daily rate £275 £298 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.56% -20.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £298 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.84% +8.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +85.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
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Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -45 8 £275 -9.83% 8
Yorkshire - 3 £225 -
South East -13 2 £313 +4.16% 1
South West -23 2 £325 +8.33% 2
West Midlands - 1 - -
East of England - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
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Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Windows Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (45.45%) VMware
5 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
6 11 (33.33%) DNS
6 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 9 (27.27%) DHCP
7 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (27.27%) SCCM
8 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (24.24%) SQL
9 7 (21.21%) HP
9 7 (21.21%) SCOM
9 7 (21.21%) WSUS
10 6 (18.18%) IIS
10 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (18.18%) Banking
11 5 (15.15%) McAfee
11 5 (15.15%) Sophos
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL
11 5 (15.15%) WAN
11 5 (15.15%) Dell
11 5 (15.15%) IBM
11 5 (15.15%) Citrix
11 5 (15.15%) SAN
12 4 (12.12%) CommVault
12 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Windows Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (18.18%) IIS
2 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.12%) Office 365
2 2 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) DNS
2 9 (27.27%) DHCP
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
3 5 (15.15%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) SAN
4 3 (9.09%) NAS
4 3 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (18.18%) Banking
2 3 (9.09%) Investment Banking
3 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 2 (6.06%) Back Office
4 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.03%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Firmware
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 18 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Project Management
2 3 (9.09%) Change Management
2 3 (9.09%) E-Commerce
2 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.06%) B2C
4 1 (3.03%) Email Management
4 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.03%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Migration
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.03%) Security Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.06%) VBScript
3 2 (6.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) SLA
2 2 (6.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 9 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
3 4 (12.12%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (3.03%) XenServer
5 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 7 (21.21%) SCOM
2 7 (21.21%) WSUS
3 4 (12.12%) HP SIM
4 3 (9.09%) BladeLogic
5 2 (6.06%) SAP Afaria
6 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (3.03%) MOM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) McAfee
4 5 (15.15%) Sophos
4 5 (15.15%) Dell
4 5 (15.15%) IBM
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 4 (12.12%) CommVault
5 4 (12.12%) Veeam
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Qualys
7 1 (3.03%) Rackspace
7 1 (3.03%) AppSense
7 1 (3.03%) Altiris
7 1 (3.03%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) EMC