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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 565 557 538
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 64 58 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 40 41
Median daily rate £350 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £212 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £300
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £25.75 £13.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +96.19%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%
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
47309 49013 46162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.82% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31699 28498
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1424 1848 1899
Median hourly rate £17.31 £16.83 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 +9 43 £350 -12.50% 5
South East 0 7 £275 -12.00%
North West -3 5 £305 -18.66% 1
West Midlands -33 4 - -
Yorkshire -4 3 £305 +35.55% 2
South West +3 1 £400 +90.47%
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 76 (64.96%) VMware
3 72 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
5 57 (48.72%) PowerShell
6 50 (42.74%) Microsoft
7 43 (36.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (35.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (35.04%) Linux
9 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (26.50%) SCOM
11 28 (23.93%) Finance
12 23 (19.66%) SCCM
12 23 (19.66%) DNS
13 20 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
14 19 (16.24%) MS Exchange
15 18 (15.38%) HP
16 17 (14.53%) Citrix
16 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
16 17 (14.53%) Open Source
16 17 (14.53%) Bash Shell
17 16 (13.68%) SAN
17 16 (13.68%) SQL
17 16 (13.68%) VBScript
18 15 (12.82%) IIS
18 15 (12.82%) Back Office
18 15 (12.82%) Puppet
19 14 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2010
19 14 (11.97%) Performance Tuning

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 19 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 15 (12.82%) IIS
3 14 (11.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.26%) SharePoint
5 10 (8.55%) Apache
6 8 (6.84%) Tomcat
7 5 (4.27%) WordPress
8 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.71%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.85%) Confluence
10 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.85%) JBoss
10 1 (0.85%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (6.84%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.98%) SaaS
3 6 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.42%) Office 365
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.71%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.71%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.66%) DNS
2 16 (13.68%) SAN
3 14 (11.97%) Firewall
4 13 (11.11%) Internet
5 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
5 7 (5.98%) X.509
6 5 (4.27%) Intranet
6 5 (4.27%) NAS
6 5 (4.27%) VPN
7 4 (3.42%) DHCP
8 3 (2.56%) SMTP
9 2 (1.71%) HTTP
9 2 (1.71%) IP Telephony
9 2 (1.71%) Kerberos
9 2 (1.71%) LAN
9 2 (1.71%) LDAP
9 2 (1.71%) SSH
9 2 (1.71%) VLAN
9 2 (1.71%) WAN
10 1 (0.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) Big Data
4 2 (1.71%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.71%) JIRA
3 2 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.85%) Subversion
4 1 (0.85%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (23.93%) Finance
2 15 (12.82%) Back Office
3 5 (4.27%) Publishing
4 4 (3.42%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) German Language
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.85%) Middleware
2 1 (0.85%) Spring
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.13%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (3.42%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (3.42%) Replication
4 3 (2.56%) Clustering
5 2 (1.71%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Derivative
6 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 43 (36.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (35.04%) Linux
5 32 (27.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (17.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (16.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (5.98%) Unix
8 7 (5.98%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.13%) Solaris
10 5 (4.27%) CentOS
11 3 (2.56%) AIX
11 3 (2.56%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.71%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.53%) Configuration Management
1 17 (14.53%) Open Source
2 14 (11.97%) Performance Tuning
3 11 (9.40%) Migration
3 11 (9.40%) Virtual Environments
4 8 (6.84%) Load Balancing
5 7 (5.98%) DevOps
6 6 (5.13%) ITIL
7 5 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.27%) Network Load Balancing
8 4 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.42%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (2.56%) Security Patching
9 3 (2.56%) Service Delivery
10 2 (1.71%) Continuous Delivery
10 2 (1.71%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.71%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 2 (1.71%) Investment Management
10 2 (1.71%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 57 (48.72%) PowerShell
2 17 (14.53%) Bash Shell
3 16 (13.68%) SQL
3 16 (13.68%) VBScript
4 14 (11.97%) Perl
5 7 (5.98%) PHP
5 7 (5.98%) Python
6 4 (3.42%) VB
7 3 (2.56%) Java
8 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.85%) C#
9 1 (0.85%) Korn
9 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (3.42%) CCNA
1 4 (3.42%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (3.42%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.56%) MCSE
2 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.71%) MCP
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.27%) SLA
2 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
2 41 (35.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.98%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.42%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.71%) Docker
8 2 (1.71%) NFS
9 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.85%) Postfix
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.85%) vSphere
9 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 31 (26.50%) SCOM
2 23 (19.66%) SCCM
3 15 (12.82%) Puppet
4 14 (11.97%) Nagios
5 13 (11.11%) WSUS
6 9 (7.69%) OpenView
7 8 (6.84%) Control-M
8 6 (5.13%) Ansible
9 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (3.42%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
13 1 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
13 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
13 1 (0.85%) SCSM
13 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
13 1 (0.85%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 76 (64.96%) VMware
2 50 (42.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.38%) HP
4 17 (14.53%) Citrix
5 14 (11.97%) EMC
6 12 (10.26%) Cisco
6 12 (10.26%) NetApp
7 11 (9.40%) Dell
7 11 (9.40%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.69%) Oracle
9 8 (6.84%) IBM
10 7 (5.98%) BMC
11 6 (5.13%) Veritas
12 3 (2.56%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.56%) Altiris
13 2 (1.71%) Juniper
13 2 (1.71%) Rackspace
13 2 (1.71%) Symantec
14 1 (0.85%) CA
14 1 (0.85%) Lotus