The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows 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 Administrator
Rank 532 543 484
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 65 50 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.092% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.100% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 27 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £221 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 1990 2044 2147
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 £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £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 Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK.

Windows Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Windows Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK.

Windows Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Administrator
Top 29 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK 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
England -5 61 £350 +27.27% 8
London +33 36 £350 +29.62% 2
South East -12 14 £400 +26.98%
City of London +12 10 £363 +31.81%
East of England +11 6 £318 +28.28% 2
Milton Keynes +6 6 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £400 -
Surrey - 6 £400 -
Hertfordshire -6 4 £325 +31.31%
Camberley - 4 £400 -
Yorkshire -16 3 £325 - 1
Watford -2 2 £300 +21.21%
West Yorkshire -12 2 - - 1
Bradford -14 2 - -
Hampshire -1 1 - -
East Midlands -5 1 £200 -
Cheshire -6 1 £375 -
North West -11 1 £375 -
Scotland - 1 £330 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £310 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £200 -
Norfolk - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £350 -
Stevenage - 1 £325 -
Cambridge - 1 £310 - 1
Chester - 1 £375 -
Glasgow - 1 £330 -
Guildford - 1 - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Administrator in their job title.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (54.55%) VMware
3 64 (52.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (51.24%) Active Directory
5 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
5 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (29.75%) PowerShell
7 35 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
10 28 (23.14%) IIS
11 26 (21.49%) HP
11 26 (21.49%) DNS
12 23 (19.01%) Citrix
12 23 (19.01%) SAN
13 21 (17.36%) Migration
13 21 (17.36%) Finance
13 21 (17.36%) DevOps
13 21 (17.36%) SCCM
14 20 (16.53%) SQL
15 18 (14.88%) IBM
15 18 (14.88%) Clustering
16 17 (14.05%) SLA
17 16 (13.22%) Cisco
17 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
18 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
18 15 (12.40%) Replication
19 14 (11.57%) DHCP
19 14 (11.57%) XenApp

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (23.14%) IIS
2 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (4.96%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.65%) TPMS
7 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.83%) SAS
8 1 (0.83%) Lync
Applications
1 16 (13.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.31%) Office 365
3 3 (2.48%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (21.49%) DNS
2 23 (19.01%) SAN
3 14 (11.57%) DHCP
4 13 (10.74%) NAS
5 9 (7.44%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.79%) SSL
6 7 (5.79%) LAN
7 6 (4.96%) WAN
8 5 (4.13%) Firewall
8 5 (4.13%) Ethernet
8 5 (4.13%) HTTP
8 5 (4.13%) VPN
9 4 (3.31%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.31%) VoIP
9 4 (3.31%) LDAP
9 4 (3.31%) Internet
10 3 (2.48%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.48%) VLAN
10 3 (2.48%) FTP
11 2 (1.65%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.13%) Fiddler
1 5 (4.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Law
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.09%) .NET
2 6 (4.96%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.96%) Web Services
3 4 (3.31%) XML
3 4 (3.31%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.65%) HTML
5 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.88%) Clustering
2 15 (12.40%) Replication
3 12 (9.92%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.79%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.31%) Fat Client
6 4 (3.31%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.48%) Hedge funds
7 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) FMCG
8 1 (0.83%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 64 (52.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 34 (28.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (9.92%) Linux
6 7 (5.79%) Windows 2000
6 7 (5.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.65%) UNIX
9 1 (0.83%) Windows NT
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.36%) Migration
1 21 (17.36%) DevOps
2 12 (9.92%) ITIL
3 11 (9.09%) Server Building
4 9 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.61%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (6.61%) Change Management
5 8 (6.61%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.79%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.13%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.13%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (4.13%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.31%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.31%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (3.31%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.48%) Capacity Management
10 2 (1.65%) Data Migration
10 2 (1.65%) Incident Management
10 2 (1.65%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 36 (29.75%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.53%) SQL
3 7 (5.79%) VB
3 7 (5.79%) C#
4 4 (3.31%) C
5 2 (1.65%) Python
5 2 (1.65%) VBScript
5 2 (1.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.09%) MCSE
3 10 (8.26%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.65%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.65%) Degree
6 2 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.65%) MCP
6 2 (1.65%) HNC
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) MCTS
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (14.05%) SLA
2 4 (3.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.83%) GxP
System Software
1 62 (51.24%) Active Directory
2 35 (28.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.57%) XenApp
4 13 (10.74%) vSphere
5 11 (9.09%) VMware ESX
5 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.79%) NFS
7 4 (3.31%) VMware Server
7 4 (3.31%) XenServer
8 2 (1.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) Samba
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (17.36%) SCCM
2 14 (11.57%) SCOM
3 8 (6.61%) HP SIM
4 4 (3.31%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.48%) SAP Afaria
6 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.65%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.65%) Puppet
6 2 (1.65%) MOM
6 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.83%) DatAdvantage
7 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 66 (54.55%) VMware
2 45 (37.19%) Microsoft
3 26 (21.49%) HP
4 23 (19.01%) Citrix
5 18 (14.88%) IBM
6 16 (13.22%) Cisco
7 12 (9.92%) NetApp
8 10 (8.26%) Websense
9 7 (5.79%) EMC
9 7 (5.79%) 3PAR
10 6 (4.96%) Oracle
11 4 (3.31%) SonicWALL
11 4 (3.31%) Dell
12 3 (2.48%) F5
13 2 (1.65%) BMC
13 2 (1.65%) Sybase
13 2 (1.65%) Symantec
14 1 (0.83%) NetIQ
14 1 (0.83%) AppSense
14 1 (0.83%) Altiris