The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 393 408 409
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 26 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.058% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.063% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 8
Average daily rate
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£450 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -7.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £244 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £421 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Windows Systems Administrator
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22283 22211 23247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.63% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 15676 15093 15945
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 323 416 451
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £45.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the London region.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the London region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator across the London region.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
City of London -6 5 £425 +41.66%
Windows Systems Administrator
England

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
4 29 (52.73%) VMware
5 28 (50.91%) PowerShell
6 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (27.27%) ITIL
9 15 (27.27%) SQL
10 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
11 13 (23.64%) SLA
11 13 (23.64%) HP
11 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (21.82%) SAN
12 12 (21.82%) Cisco
12 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
12 12 (21.82%) Linux
12 12 (21.82%) MCSE
13 11 (20.00%) VBScript
13 11 (20.00%) Finance
14 10 (18.18%) DHCP
14 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
14 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 9 (16.36%) DNS
15 9 (16.36%) IBM
15 9 (16.36%) Citrix
15 9 (16.36%) ITIL Certification
15 9 (16.36%) NetApp
15 9 (16.36%) vSphere

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) IIS
3 7 (12.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (21.82%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) SAN
2 10 (18.18%) DHCP
2 10 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 9 (16.36%) DNS
4 6 (10.91%) NAS
5 5 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 5 (9.09%) LAN
5 5 (9.09%) WAN
5 5 (9.09%) Internet
6 4 (7.27%) SMTP
6 4 (7.27%) FTP
7 3 (5.45%) VLAN
8 2 (3.64%) Multicast
9 1 (1.82%) LDAP
9 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.82%) DDNS
9 1 (1.82%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Subversion
1 3 (5.45%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (7.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) FFmpeg
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
2 1 (1.82%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.91%) Clustering
3 5 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (7.27%) Fat Client
4 4 (7.27%) Thin Client
4 4 (7.27%) Replication
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (67.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (30.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (21.82%) Linux
6 7 (12.73%) Data ONTAP
7 3 (5.45%) UNIX
8 2 (3.64%) Debian
8 2 (3.64%) CentOS
9 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) ITIL
2 6 (10.91%) DevOps
3 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (7.27%) Server Building
5 3 (5.45%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) Regression Testing
5 3 (5.45%) Identity Management
5 3 (5.45%) Data Security
5 3 (5.45%) Workflow
5 3 (5.45%) Information Security
5 3 (5.45%) Workflow Management
6 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.64%) Service Management
6 2 (3.64%) ITSM
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (1.82%) Change Control
7 1 (1.82%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 28 (50.91%) PowerShell
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 11 (20.00%) VBScript
4 9 (16.36%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.91%) VB
5 6 (10.91%) C
6 2 (3.64%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) Perl
7 1 (1.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (21.82%) MCSE
3 9 (16.36%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (10.91%) Degree
5 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (23.64%) SLA
2 4 (7.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 32 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (16.36%) vSphere
3 8 (14.55%) vCloud
3 8 (14.55%) XenApp
4 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (7.27%) VMware Server
4 4 (7.27%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.82%) XenServer
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) Samba
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCOM
2 6 (10.91%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) HP SIM
3 4 (7.27%) Tivoli
3 4 (7.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (7.27%) MOM
4 3 (5.45%) Control-M
4 3 (5.45%) Puppet
4 3 (5.45%) OpenView
4 3 (5.45%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 25 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 13 (23.64%) HP
4 12 (21.82%) Cisco
5 9 (16.36%) IBM
5 9 (16.36%) Citrix
5 9 (16.36%) NetApp
6 8 (14.55%) Websense
7 7 (12.73%) Oracle
8 4 (7.27%) Sybase
8 4 (7.27%) 3PAR
9 3 (5.45%) Varonis
9 3 (5.45%) BMC
10 1 (1.82%) Intel
10 1 (1.82%) RightFax
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.82%) Apple