The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 545 553 515
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 27 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.032% 0.047%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.035% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £356 £178
% change year-on-year
-10.87% +100.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.96 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
47141 43312 43321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.67% 92.78% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30352 26814 24841
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1885 2412
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +1 17 £350 +16.66% 9
East of England -11 4 - -
South East -26 2 £330 -5.71% 1
North West - 2 £450 -
South West - 1 £250 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 28 (49.12%) VMware
4 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (28.07%) IIS
7 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
8 12 (21.05%) VMware ESX
8 12 (21.05%) Clustering
8 12 (21.05%) Finance
8 12 (21.05%) Citrix
8 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
9 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
9 11 (19.30%) SCCM
10 9 (15.79%) HP
11 8 (14.04%) DNS
11 8 (14.04%) SCOM
11 8 (14.04%) Altiris
11 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
12 7 (12.28%) XenApp
12 7 (12.28%) SLA
12 7 (12.28%) MCSE
12 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
13 6 (10.53%) ITIL
13 6 (10.53%) Banking

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (28.07%) IIS
2 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.30%) TCP/IP
2 8 (14.04%) DNS
3 5 (8.77%) SAN
3 5 (8.77%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) NAS
4 3 (5.26%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) SMS
5 2 (3.51%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.51%) VLAN
5 2 (3.51%) Network Security
5 2 (3.51%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.75%) Firewall
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) FTP
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.51%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.75%) Sybase IQ
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.75%) Maven
General
1 12 (21.05%) Finance
2 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (5.26%) Back Office
4 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.75%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (29.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (24.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (14.04%) Windows 7
6 5 (8.77%) Windows 2000 Server
7 4 (7.02%) UNIX
7 4 (7.02%) Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000
8 3 (5.26%) Windows NT
8 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL
1 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 5 (8.77%) DevOps
3 4 (7.02%) Change Management
3 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (7.02%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.51%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.51%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.51%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.75%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.75%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.75%) Service Management
6 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) VBScript
4 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.75%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (19.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) Degree
4 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.02%) MCITP
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.28%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 33 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (21.05%) VMware ESX
3 8 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.28%) XenApp
5 5 (8.77%) XenServer
6 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.26%) Terminal Services
6 3 (5.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (3.51%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.51%) vSphere
8 1 (1.75%) VMFS
8 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (19.30%) SCCM
2 8 (14.04%) SCOM
3 5 (8.77%) HP SIM
3 5 (8.77%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (7.02%) MOM
5 3 (5.26%) BladeLogic
6 2 (3.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.75%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.75%) Puppet
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.75%) Legato
7 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 28 (49.12%) VMware
2 12 (21.05%) Citrix
3 11 (19.30%) Microsoft
4 9 (15.79%) HP
5 8 (14.04%) Altiris
6 5 (8.77%) Intel
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco
7 4 (7.02%) EMC
7 4 (7.02%) NetApp
7 4 (7.02%) Websense
7 4 (7.02%) Qualys
7 4 (7.02%) Sophos
8 3 (5.26%) IBM
9 2 (3.51%) Business Objects
9 2 (3.51%) SAP
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.51%) RightFax
9 2 (3.51%) F5
10 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.75%) CommVault