The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 136 134 143
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.034% 0.097% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.10% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £381 £225
% change year-on-year
-8.52% +69.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £38.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-11.67% -
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 South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2820 2968 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.93% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1831 1839
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 182
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.39% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Windows Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Bristol - 1 £363 -
Windows Systems Administrator
England

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) WSUS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (20.00%) Service Management
5 1 (20.00%) Change Management
5 1 (20.00%) Back Office
5 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (20.00%) Scrum
5 1 (20.00%) Internet
5 1 (20.00%) Nagios
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (20.00%) JBoss
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (20.00%) Back Office
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Change Management
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Kanban
1 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) WSUS
2 1 (20.00%) Nagios
2 1 (20.00%) Puppet
2 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Altiris
4 1 (20.00%) Apple
4 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (20.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec