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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 561 584 573
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 61 58 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.11% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 30
Median daily rate £355 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £204 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £13.13
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +1 44 £375 -9.09% 5
North West +15 5 £250 -28.57%
South East +8 5 £275 -12.00% 3
West Midlands - 5 £313 -
Yorkshire +3 1 £360 +46.93%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (63.56%) VMware
3 72 (61.02%) Windows Server
4 65 (55.08%) PowerShell
5 64 (54.24%) Active Directory
6 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 46 (38.98%) Microsoft
8 40 (33.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (32.20%) Linux
10 35 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.73%) DNS
12 26 (22.03%) Finance
12 26 (22.03%) SCCM
13 24 (20.34%) SCOM
14 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 22 (18.64%) SAN
15 21 (17.80%) IIS
16 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
17 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
17 18 (15.25%) Perl
18 17 (14.41%) Citrix
18 17 (14.41%) HP
18 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
18 17 (14.41%) Firewall
19 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
19 16 (13.56%) Puppet
20 15 (12.71%) Open Source
21 14 (11.86%) Back Office
21 14 (11.86%) EMC
21 14 (11.86%) VBScript

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 21 (17.80%) IIS
2 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.63%) Apache
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
5 5 (4.24%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.08%) Office 365
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.69%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) DNS
2 22 (18.64%) SAN
3 17 (14.41%) Firewall
4 13 (11.02%) NAS
5 11 (9.32%) Internet
6 7 (5.93%) DHCP
6 7 (5.93%) X.509
7 5 (4.24%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.39%) VPN
9 3 (2.54%) FCoE
9 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.54%) SMTP
10 2 (1.69%) HTTP
10 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.69%) LDAP
10 2 (1.69%) SSH
10 2 (1.69%) VLAN
11 1 (0.85%) LAN
11 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.63%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.08%) MySQL
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.08%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.69%) JIRA
4 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 26 (22.03%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Back Office
3 6 (5.08%) Publishing
4 4 (3.39%) Advertising
4 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Games
5 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) LAMP
4 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.85%) Spring
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
4 1 (0.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.24%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (4.24%) Replication
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Clustering
4 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Derivative
5 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (61.02%) Windows Server
3 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 40 (33.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (32.20%) Linux
6 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (6.78%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.24%) CentOS
10 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.54%) Solaris
11 3 (2.54%) Unix
12 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
2 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
3 15 (12.71%) Open Source
4 11 (9.32%) DevOps
4 11 (9.32%) ITIL
4 11 (9.32%) Migration
5 8 (6.78%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.93%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (5.08%) Network Load Balancing
7 6 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.24%) Security Patching
9 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.54%) Change Management
10 3 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (2.54%) Patch Management
10 3 (2.54%) Release Management
11 2 (1.69%) Incident Management
11 2 (1.69%) Investment Management
11 2 (1.69%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (55.08%) PowerShell
2 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
2 18 (15.25%) Perl
3 14 (11.86%) VBScript
4 13 (11.02%) SQL
5 8 (6.78%) Python
6 7 (5.93%) PHP
7 5 (4.24%) VB
8 3 (2.54%) Java
9 2 (1.69%) C#
9 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.85%) C
10 1 (0.85%) Korn
10 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.39%) MCSE
2 4 (3.39%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.54%) CCNA
3 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.54%) MCP
3 3 (2.54%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) Degree
5 1 (0.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (54.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.32%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 3 (2.54%) Docker
6 3 (2.54%) NFS
6 3 (2.54%) vSphere
7 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Firmware
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (22.03%) SCCM
2 24 (20.34%) SCOM
3 16 (13.56%) Puppet
4 11 (9.32%) WSUS
5 10 (8.47%) Nagios
6 8 (6.78%) OpenView
7 7 (5.93%) Ansible
7 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Clustering
8 6 (5.08%) Control-M
8 6 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (3.39%) Terraform
11 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.85%) Salt
13 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
13 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.85%) SCSM
13 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 75 (63.56%) VMware
2 46 (38.98%) Microsoft
3 17 (14.41%) Citrix
3 17 (14.41%) HP
4 14 (11.86%) EMC
5 12 (10.17%) Cisco
5 12 (10.17%) Red Hat
6 8 (6.78%) Dell
6 8 (6.78%) NetApp
7 6 (5.08%) Intel Security
7 6 (5.08%) Oracle
8 5 (4.24%) Altiris
8 5 (4.24%) BMC
8 5 (4.24%) IBM
9 4 (3.39%) Qualys
9 4 (3.39%) Veritas
10 3 (2.54%) 3PAR
10 3 (2.54%) Escenic
10 3 (2.54%) Tableau
10 3 (2.54%) Veeam