The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Administrator
Rank 558 518 539
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 46 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.084% 0.092% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.091% 0.099% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 25
Average daily rate
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£275 £335 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.91% -4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £360 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £328 £200
% change year-on-year
-16.03% +63.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £13.13 £42.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-69.11% +63.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +30.76%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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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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
England -9 43 £275 -17.91% 12
London +8 17 £298 -15.00% 9
City of London +19 13 £300 -31.62% 3
South East -28 8 £310 -7.46% 1
East of England - 6 £248 - 1
Hertfordshire - 5 £248 -
Milton Keynes -6 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -1 1 - -
South West -35 1 £225 -35.71% 1
Scotland - 1 £275 -
Essex - 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 £225 -
Edinburgh - 1 £275 -
Epsom - - - -
Goole - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (54.02%) VMware
2 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
3 44 (50.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 28 (32.18%) HP
7 24 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (20.69%) Citrix
8 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
9 16 (18.39%) SCCM
9 16 (18.39%) ITIL
10 15 (17.24%) IIS
10 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
11 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
11 14 (16.09%) Finance
11 14 (16.09%) Windows 7
11 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (14.94%) Clustering
13 12 (13.79%) HP SIM
14 11 (12.64%) vSphere
14 11 (12.64%) IBM
14 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.64%) VBScript
15 10 (11.49%) DNS
15 10 (11.49%) Change Management
16 9 (10.34%) Banking
16 9 (10.34%) Windows XP
16 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
16 9 (10.34%) SQL

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 15 (17.24%) IIS
1 15 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
2 7 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.75%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.49%) DNS
2 9 (10.34%) TCP/IP
3 8 (9.20%) LAN
4 6 (6.90%) SAN
5 5 (5.75%) DHCP
5 5 (5.75%) NAS
6 4 (4.60%) FTP
7 3 (3.45%) FCoE
7 3 (3.45%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.45%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.30%) VoIP
8 2 (2.30%) Firewall
9 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.15%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.15%) DTS
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.15%) IDOL
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (16.09%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (5.75%) Retail
4 3 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.45%) Back Office
5 2 (2.30%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Advertising
6 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.45%) DCOM
1 3 (3.45%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.15%) Middleware
2 1 (1.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.94%) Clustering
2 3 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.45%) EPoS
2 3 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (1.15%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.15%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.15%) Replication
3 1 (1.15%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (50.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (36.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (16.09%) Windows 7
4 14 (16.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.34%) Windows XP
6 6 (6.90%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.60%) Windows NT
7 4 (4.60%) Linux
7 4 (4.60%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.30%) UNIX
9 1 (1.15%) Solaris
9 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Change Management
3 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.75%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.75%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (4.60%) DevOps
5 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.45%) Software Distribution
6 3 (3.45%) Migration
6 3 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.45%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.30%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.30%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.30%) Wealth Management
7 2 (2.30%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.30%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.30%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (1.15%) Trend Analysis
8 1 (1.15%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 11 (12.64%) VBScript
3 9 (10.34%) SQL
4 3 (3.45%) VB
5 2 (2.30%) C
5 2 (2.30%) Perl
6 1 (1.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) MCSE
4 4 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.45%) VCP5
6 2 (2.30%) NCDA
6 2 (2.30%) Degree
6 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 2 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (54.02%) Active Directory
2 24 (27.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.64%) vSphere
4 6 (6.90%) XenApp
5 4 (4.60%) XenServer
5 4 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.45%) NFS
6 3 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (3.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.30%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.15%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (18.39%) SCCM
2 12 (13.79%) HP SIM
3 9 (10.34%) SCOM
4 7 (8.05%) SAP Afaria
5 5 (5.75%) WSUS
5 5 (5.75%) MOM
6 3 (3.45%) WMI
7 2 (2.30%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 47 (54.02%) VMware
2 29 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 28 (32.18%) HP
4 18 (20.69%) Citrix
5 11 (12.64%) IBM
6 7 (8.05%) Sophos
7 6 (6.90%) NetApp
7 6 (6.90%) Cisco
8 5 (5.75%) Altiris
8 5 (5.75%) Qualys
9 4 (4.60%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.45%) Veeam
10 3 (3.45%) McAfee
10 3 (3.45%) Dell
11 2 (2.30%) Intel
11 2 (2.30%) Compaq
11 2 (2.30%) Veritas
11 2 (2.30%) CommVault
12 1 (1.15%) BMC
12 1 (1.15%) CA
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