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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 568 583 585
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 27 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.059% 0.071% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.075% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 26
Median daily rate £325 £363 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £425 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
- -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +61.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -
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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +5 18 £413 +3.12% 4
West Midlands - 4 £313 -
South East +25 3 £300 -9.43% 2
East of England +5 1 £260 -9.56% 2
North West - 1 - - 2
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 51 (54.26%) Windows Server
4 47 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 45 (47.87%) PowerShell
6 40 (42.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (37.23%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (36.17%) Linux
9 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
11 26 (27.66%) DNS
12 24 (25.53%) SCCM
13 22 (23.40%) SAN
14 20 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 18 (19.15%) Firewall
16 17 (18.09%) IIS
17 16 (17.02%) SCOM
18 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (14.89%) EMC
19 13 (13.83%) Citrix
19 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
19 13 (13.83%) Perl
19 13 (13.83%) SQL
19 13 (13.83%) Configuration Management
20 12 (12.77%) Finance
20 12 (12.77%) ITIL
20 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
20 12 (12.77%) Cisco
20 12 (12.77%) Bash Shell
20 12 (12.77%) 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 17 (18.09%) IIS
2 10 (10.64%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.32%) Apache
4 5 (5.32%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.26%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.06%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.06%) JBoss
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (12.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.51%) Office 365
3 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.13%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.13%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.66%) DNS
2 22 (23.40%) SAN
3 18 (19.15%) Firewall
4 10 (10.64%) Internet
4 10 (10.64%) NAS
5 7 (7.45%) DHCP
6 5 (5.32%) VPN
6 5 (5.32%) X.509
7 3 (3.19%) LAN
7 3 (3.19%) LDAP
7 3 (3.19%) SMTP
7 3 (3.19%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.19%) VLAN
7 3 (3.19%) WAN
8 2 (2.13%) FCoE
8 2 (2.13%) HTTP
8 2 (2.13%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.13%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.13%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.32%) MySQL
3 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.13%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.06%) Big Data
5 1 (1.06%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.06%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.06%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) TeamCity
2 6 (6.38%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (12.77%) Finance
2 11 (11.70%) Back Office
3 6 (6.38%) Publishing
4 4 (4.26%) Banking
5 2 (2.13%) Advertising
6 1 (1.06%) Games
6 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.06%) Law
6 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) .NET
2 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.13%) Middleware
4 1 (1.06%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.32%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.19%) Clustering
4 3 (3.19%) Replication
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.06%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (54.26%) Windows Server
3 40 (42.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (36.17%) Linux
5 33 (35.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (21.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (14.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.45%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.32%) Unix
9 5 (5.32%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.26%) CentOS
10 4 (4.26%) Solaris
11 2 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) Configuration Management
2 12 (12.77%) ITIL
3 11 (11.70%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (9.57%) DevOps
5 8 (8.51%) Load Balancing
5 8 (8.51%) Migration
6 5 (5.32%) Open Source
6 5 (5.32%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (4.26%) Change Management
7 4 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.26%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.19%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.19%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.19%) Patch Management
8 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.19%) Release Management
8 3 (3.19%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.13%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 2 (2.13%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (47.87%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.83%) Perl
2 13 (13.83%) SQL
3 12 (12.77%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.38%) Python
4 6 (6.38%) VBScript
5 5 (5.32%) PHP
6 4 (4.26%) VB
7 3 (3.19%) C#
8 2 (2.13%) C
8 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.06%) Java
9 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (4.26%) MCSE
1 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.19%) CCNA
2 3 (3.19%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.19%) MCP
3 2 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.13%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.06%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (37.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.64%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.45%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.19%) vSphere
8 2 (2.13%) Docker
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.13%) NFS
8 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.13%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.13%) XenApp
9 1 (1.06%) Firmware
9 1 (1.06%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (25.53%) SCCM
2 16 (17.02%) SCOM
3 12 (12.77%) Puppet
4 7 (7.45%) Ansible
4 7 (7.45%) WSUS
5 6 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (6.38%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (6.38%) Nagios
5 6 (6.38%) Terraform
6 5 (5.32%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.13%) OpenView
7 2 (2.13%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.06%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.06%) Packer
8 1 (1.06%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.06%) Salt
8 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (63.83%) VMware
2 29 (30.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.89%) EMC
4 13 (13.83%) Citrix
4 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
5 12 (12.77%) Cisco
6 8 (8.51%) Dell
6 8 (8.51%) HP
6 8 (8.51%) NetApp
7 6 (6.38%) Intel Security
7 6 (6.38%) Oracle
8 5 (5.32%) Altiris
8 5 (5.32%) IBM
9 4 (4.26%) Escenic
9 4 (4.26%) Qualys
9 4 (4.26%) Tableau
9 4 (4.26%) Veeam
9 4 (4.26%) Veritas
10 3 (3.19%) Juniper
11 2 (2.13%) Symantec