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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 544 550 483
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -67
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 39 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.078% 0.032% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.035% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 27
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
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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
46210 45651 39482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.56% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 29185 28733 23345
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1806 1895 2016
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -9.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015. 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 +42 29 £348 +26.36% 1
South East -15 6 £400 +28.00%
Yorkshire -15 3 £325 - 1
North West - 1 £375 -
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Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (69.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 52 (68.42%) VMware
4 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
5 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
5 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
6 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
8 21 (27.63%) DevOps
9 20 (26.32%) SAN
10 18 (23.68%) SQL
11 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
11 17 (22.37%) Cisco
11 17 (22.37%) DNS
11 17 (22.37%) Clustering
12 16 (21.05%) SLA
12 16 (21.05%) HP
12 16 (21.05%) IIS
13 15 (19.74%) Linux
14 14 (18.42%) Finance
14 14 (18.42%) SCCM
15 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
15 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (17.11%) NAS
16 12 (15.79%) Citrix
16 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
17 11 (14.47%) DHCP
17 11 (14.47%) NetApp

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (21.05%) IIS
2 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (9.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.63%) TPMS
5 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.32%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (22.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
2 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (26.32%) SAN
2 17 (22.37%) DNS
3 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
3 13 (17.11%) NAS
4 11 (14.47%) DHCP
5 7 (9.21%) Internet
5 7 (9.21%) LAN
6 6 (7.89%) WAN
7 5 (6.58%) Ethernet
7 5 (6.58%) Firewall
8 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.26%) LDAP
8 4 (5.26%) FTP
8 4 (5.26%) VoIP
9 3 (3.95%) SMTP
9 3 (3.95%) VPN
9 3 (3.95%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.63%) VLAN
11 1 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.32%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (18.42%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 4 (5.26%) XML Messaging
2 4 (5.26%) XML
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (22.37%) Clustering
2 9 (11.84%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
3 5 (6.58%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.26%) Replication
4 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 3 (3.95%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.32%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (69.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (19.74%) Linux
5 6 (7.89%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.95%) UNIX
7 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (27.63%) DevOps
2 11 (14.47%) Migration
3 10 (13.16%) ITIL
4 8 (10.53%) Server Building
4 8 (10.53%) Configuration Management
5 7 (9.21%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.89%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (5.26%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 4 (5.26%) Change Management
8 3 (3.95%) Workflow
8 3 (3.95%) Information Security
8 3 (3.95%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.95%) Data Security
8 3 (3.95%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.95%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (43.42%) PowerShell
2 18 (23.68%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) VB
4 5 (6.58%) C
5 3 (3.95%) VBScript
6 2 (2.63%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (17.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.84%) MCSE
3 6 (7.89%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.58%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.32%) MCP
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) MCTS
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (21.05%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (55.26%) Active Directory
2 24 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.84%) VMware ESX
3 9 (11.84%) XenApp
4 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.53%) vSphere
5 7 (9.21%) NFS
6 4 (5.26%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.63%) XenServer
8 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (18.42%) SCCM
2 11 (14.47%) SCOM
3 6 (7.89%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.26%) SAP Afaria
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.95%) MOM
5 3 (3.95%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.63%) Puppet
6 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 52 (68.42%) VMware
2 33 (43.42%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.37%) Cisco
4 16 (21.05%) HP
5 12 (15.79%) Citrix
6 11 (14.47%) NetApp
7 10 (13.16%) Websense
7 10 (13.16%) Oracle
8 9 (11.84%) IBM
9 7 (9.21%) 3PAR
10 4 (5.26%) SonicWALL
10 4 (5.26%) EMC
11 3 (3.95%) Sybase
11 3 (3.95%) F5
11 3 (3.95%) Varonis
12 2 (2.63%) Symantec
12 2 (2.63%) BMC
13 1 (1.32%) Intel
13 1 (1.32%) AppSense
13 1 (1.32%) Altiris