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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 553 540 560
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 27 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.052% 0.046% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.049% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 12
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£300 £343 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.40% +3.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £374 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £335 -
% change year-on-year
-17.91% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.13 - -
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
47033 44604 49140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.46% 92.69% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 29411 27456 28065
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1867 1914 2465
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +13 13 £340 +13.52% 6
South East -13 5 £359 +7.08%
West Midlands -12 4 £248 -29.28%
South West -32 2 £263 -
North West - 2 £450 -
East of England -24 1 - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
3 26 (55.32%) VMware
4 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (34.04%) Citrix
7 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (31.91%) Clustering
9 13 (27.66%) IIS
10 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
10 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (23.40%) SCCM
11 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
11 11 (23.40%) HP
11 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
11 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
11 11 (23.40%) Finance
12 9 (19.15%) Banking
13 8 (17.02%) SCOM
13 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
13 8 (17.02%) XenApp
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
13 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (17.02%) Windows 2000
14 7 (14.89%) DNS
14 7 (14.89%) Windows 2000 Server
15 6 (12.77%) XenServer
15 6 (12.77%) SAP Afaria
15 6 (12.77%) MCSE

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 13 (27.66%) IIS
2 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
4 4 (8.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.38%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Office 365
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.89%) DNS
3 6 (12.77%) SAN
4 4 (8.51%) NAS
4 4 (8.51%) DHCP
4 4 (8.51%) LAN
5 2 (4.26%) VLAN
5 2 (4.26%) VoIP
5 2 (4.26%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
6 1 (2.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (23.40%) Finance
2 9 (19.15%) Banking
3 3 (6.38%) Back Office
3 3 (6.38%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) DCOM
1 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Clustering
2 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.51%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.51%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.38%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 2000
6 7 (14.89%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (12.77%) Windows NT
8 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 4 (8.51%) UNIX
8 4 (8.51%) Linux
9 3 (6.38%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.64%) Change Management
1 5 (10.64%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (8.51%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.38%) Migration
3 3 (6.38%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.38%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.26%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.26%) Wealth Management
4 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
5 1 (2.13%) MOF
5 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.13%) Service Management
5 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) C
2 2 (4.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.77%) MCSE
3 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) VMware ESX
2 12 (25.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (17.02%) XenApp
4 6 (12.77%) XenServer
5 3 (6.38%) Terminal Services
5 3 (6.38%) ISA Server
5 3 (6.38%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.26%) vSphere
7 1 (2.13%) Firmware
7 1 (2.13%) VMFS
7 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
2 8 (17.02%) SCOM
3 6 (12.77%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (8.51%) HP SIM
4 4 (8.51%) MOM
5 3 (6.38%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.13%) Legato
6 1 (2.13%) WMI
6 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 26 (55.32%) VMware
2 19 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 16 (34.04%) Citrix
4 11 (23.40%) HP
5 6 (12.77%) Intel
6 5 (10.64%) IBM
7 4 (8.51%) Qualys
7 4 (8.51%) Altiris
7 4 (8.51%) NetApp
7 4 (8.51%) Sophos
8 3 (6.38%) Cisco
8 3 (6.38%) Dell
9 2 (4.26%) RightFax
9 2 (4.26%) EMC
9 2 (4.26%) Compaq
9 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.13%) CommVault
10 1 (2.13%) Symantec
10 1 (2.13%) Veeam
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