The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Administrator
Rank 574 552 555
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 81 102 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 77 57
Median daily rate £360 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £181 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £21.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - £30.00

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
50794 54325 53927
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.95% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 33203 34727 32867
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1696 2062 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Windows Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Administrator in the job title.

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 26 September 2016.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 26 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -6 75 £370 +5.71% 14
London -6 52 £378 -5.62% 8
South East +5 8 £288 -10.15% 5
North West +17 6 £250 -28.57%
Scotland +5 5 £325 -7.14%
Manchester -2 5 £250 -28.57%
West Midlands - 5 £313 -
Glasgow +13 3 £300 -
Yorkshire +4 3 £393 +60.20%
Birmingham - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +6 2 £393 +60.20%
Surrey +2 2 £250 +31.57%
City of London +1 2 £381 +3.04% 1
Brighton - 2 £275 -
Telford - 2 £313 -
East Sussex - 2 £275 -
Hampshire - 2 £350 - 1
Kent - 2 £400 -
Shropshire - 2 £313 -
Liverpool +14 1 - -
Merseyside +8 1 - -
Edinburgh +8 1 - -
Halifax +7 1 £425 -0.58%
South Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £360 -
Winchester - 1 £400 -
Hook - 1 £300 -
Alloa - 1 £350 -

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, Windows Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 86 (53.42%) VMware
4 78 (48.45%) Active Directory
5 77 (47.83%) PowerShell
6 62 (38.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
8 53 (32.92%) Linux
8 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (22.36%) Finance
11 31 (19.25%) DNS
12 30 (18.63%) SCCM
13 29 (18.01%) IIS
14 27 (16.77%) SAN
14 27 (16.77%) SCOM
15 26 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 25 (15.53%) SQL
17 24 (14.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 22 (13.66%) HP
18 22 (13.66%) Citrix
19 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
20 20 (12.42%) Perl
20 20 (12.42%) MS Exchange
21 19 (11.80%) Bash Shell
21 19 (11.80%) Firewall
22 18 (11.18%) VBScript
22 18 (11.18%) Performance Tuning
23 17 (10.56%) Puppet
23 17 (10.56%) MS Excel

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (18.01%) IIS
2 20 (12.42%) MS Exchange
3 12 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.21%) Apache
5 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.97%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.86%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.24%) JBoss
9 2 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
9 2 (1.24%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.62%) Confluence
10 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.62%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.62%) WordPress
Applications
1 17 (10.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.62%) HipChat
2 1 (0.62%) MS Office
2 1 (0.62%) PTC Creo
2 1 (0.62%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.62%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.73%) Office 365
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.24%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.24%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.62%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.25%) DNS
2 27 (16.77%) SAN
3 19 (11.80%) Firewall
4 15 (9.32%) Internet
5 14 (8.70%) NAS
6 9 (5.59%) DHCP
7 8 (4.97%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.35%) X.509
9 5 (3.11%) HTTP
9 5 (3.11%) SSL
10 4 (2.48%) VPN
11 3 (1.86%) FCoE
11 3 (1.86%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.86%) Kerberos
11 3 (1.86%) LDAP
11 3 (1.86%) SMTP
12 2 (1.24%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.24%) SSH
12 2 (1.24%) VLAN
13 1 (0.62%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.21%) MySQL
3 5 (3.11%) DB2
3 5 (3.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.48%) Oracle Database
4 4 (2.48%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.86%) DB2 UDB
5 3 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.24%) Big Data
6 2 (1.24%) Data Lake
6 2 (1.24%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.24%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.62%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.35%) Git (software)
1 7 (4.35%) TeamCity
2 3 (1.86%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.86%) JIRA
2 3 (1.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (1.24%) Subversion
3 2 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.62%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
General
1 36 (22.36%) Finance
2 16 (9.94%) Back Office
3 10 (6.21%) Banking
4 6 (3.73%) Publishing
5 5 (3.11%) Advertising
6 4 (2.48%) Law
7 2 (1.24%) Games
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Retail
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.59%) .NET
2 5 (3.11%) Web Services
3 4 (2.48%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.48%) Middleware
4 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.24%) LAMP
5 2 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.62%) HTML
6 1 (0.62%) Spring
6 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (6.21%) Replication
2 8 (4.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.73%) Hybrid Cloud
4 5 (3.11%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.86%) Clustering
5 3 (1.86%) Fintech
6 2 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.24%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.24%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.62%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.62%) Derivative
7 1 (0.62%) Robotics
7 1 (0.62%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 91 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 62 (38.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (32.92%) Linux
4 53 (32.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (16.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 24 (14.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (7.45%) Unix
8 11 (6.83%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.11%) CentOS
10 4 (2.48%) Solaris
10 4 (2.48%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.86%) AIX
11 3 (1.86%) zOS
12 2 (1.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.24%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.24%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.24%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (11.18%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (10.56%) Configuration Management
3 16 (9.94%) ITIL
3 16 (9.94%) Open Source
4 14 (8.70%) DevOps
5 12 (7.45%) Migration
6 8 (4.97%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (3.73%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (3.73%) Change Management
8 6 (3.73%) Network Load Balancing
9 5 (3.11%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.11%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.11%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (3.11%) Security Patching
10 4 (2.48%) High Availability
10 4 (2.48%) Release Management
10 4 (2.48%) Service Delivery
11 3 (1.86%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 77 (47.83%) PowerShell
2 25 (15.53%) SQL
3 20 (12.42%) Perl
4 19 (11.80%) Bash Shell
5 18 (11.18%) VBScript
6 8 (4.97%) Python
6 8 (4.97%) VB
7 7 (4.35%) PHP
8 5 (3.11%) C#
8 5 (3.11%) Java
9 2 (1.24%) C
9 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.24%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.62%) C++
10 1 (0.62%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (4.97%) Security Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) MCSE
3 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) MCP
5 3 (1.86%) CCNA
5 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.86%) MCSA
6 2 (1.24%) Degree
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.62%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 42 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.07%) VMware ESX
4 8 (4.97%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.11%) Docker
5 5 (3.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (3.11%) vSphere
6 3 (1.86%) NFS
6 3 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (1.24%) Firmware
7 2 (1.24%) Postfix
7 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.24%) XenApp
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.62%) Squid
8 1 (0.62%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (18.63%) SCCM
2 27 (16.77%) SCOM
3 17 (10.56%) Puppet
4 13 (8.07%) WSUS
5 10 (6.21%) Nagios
6 9 (5.59%) Microsoft Clustering
6 9 (5.59%) OpenView
7 8 (4.97%) Ansible
8 7 (4.35%) Control-M
9 6 (3.73%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (3.11%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (3.11%) Terraform
11 4 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (1.86%) Perfmon
13 2 (1.24%) MAINVIEW
13 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
14 1 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
14 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 1 (0.62%) SCVMM
14 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (53.42%) VMware
2 57 (35.40%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.66%) Citrix
3 22 (13.66%) HP
4 15 (9.32%) EMC
5 13 (8.07%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.83%) Cisco
6 11 (6.83%) Oracle
7 8 (4.97%) Dell
7 8 (4.97%) NetApp
8 7 (4.35%) BMC
8 7 (4.35%) IBM
9 6 (3.73%) Altiris
9 6 (3.73%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.11%) Veritas
11 4 (2.48%) Escenic
11 4 (2.48%) Qualys
11 4 (2.48%) Tableau
12 3 (1.86%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.86%) Veeam