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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Administrator
Rank 546 556 519
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 61 22 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.042% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.046% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £237 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £411 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £350 £191
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +83.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.06 £22.00 £25.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.10 £22.00 £26.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £25.75

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
51736 48200 47778
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.67% 92.73% 93.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32633 29179 26851
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2090 2095 2514
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Windows Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 +17 60 £325 -7.14% 12
South East -1 20 £225 -35.71% 1
London +7 18 £350 -5.08% 10
Buckinghamshire +1 13 £225 -
West Midlands -3 10 £203 -32.50%
Milton Keynes -4 8 £225 -
City of London +10 6 £500 +11.11% 6
North West - 6 £394 - 1
Hampshire -17 4 £315 -24.09%
Cheshire - 4 £394 -
East of England -14 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 - -
Crawley - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Yorkshire -9 1 £390 +47.16%
South West - 1 £250 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £390 -
Southampton - 1 £115 -
Leeds - 1 £390 -
Lincoln - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Watford - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hull - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (67.59%) Active Directory
3 63 (58.33%) VMware
4 52 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (42.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (33.33%) Citrix
7 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
8 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (25.00%) Finance
11 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
12 25 (23.15%) Clustering
13 24 (22.22%) VMware ESX
13 24 (22.22%) IIS
14 23 (21.30%) MCSE
15 22 (20.37%) PowerShell
16 19 (17.59%) SCCM
16 19 (17.59%) ITIL
16 19 (17.59%) HP
17 18 (16.67%) SAN
18 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
19 15 (13.89%) Windows 2000 Server
19 15 (13.89%) XenApp
19 15 (13.89%) IBM
19 15 (13.89%) DNS
20 14 (12.96%) Change Management
20 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
20 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
21 13 (12.04%) Windows 2000
21 13 (12.04%) SCOM

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (22.22%) IIS
2 14 (12.96%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 8 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.63%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.93%) Lync
8 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.78%) Office 365
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) SAN
2 15 (13.89%) DNS
3 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.26%) NAS
5 9 (8.33%) DHCP
6 4 (3.70%) FTP
6 4 (3.70%) LAN
7 3 (2.78%) HTTP
7 3 (2.78%) SNMP
7 3 (2.78%) SSL
7 3 (2.78%) Firewall
8 2 (1.85%) SMS
8 2 (1.85%) VoIP
8 2 (1.85%) WAN
8 2 (1.85%) SMTP
8 2 (1.85%) VLAN
8 2 (1.85%) Broadband
9 1 (0.93%) Network Security
9 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.93%) Big Data
3 1 (0.93%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Subversion
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
1 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
1 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (25.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.19%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
3 3 (2.78%) Back Office
3 3 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.93%) French Language
5 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.93%) Law
5 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) Web Services
1 1 (0.93%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (23.15%) Clustering
2 9 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.63%) Replication
3 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
3 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
4 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.85%) iPhone
5 2 (1.85%) iPad
6 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (48.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (42.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (13.89%) Windows 2000 Server
6 13 (12.04%) Windows 2000
7 11 (10.19%) Windows 7
8 10 (9.26%) Linux
9 9 (8.33%) Windows NT
10 6 (5.56%) UNIX
11 4 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.78%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.59%) ITIL
2 14 (12.96%) Change Management
3 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (4.63%) DevOps
4 5 (4.63%) E-Commerce
4 5 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
5 4 (3.70%) Migration
5 4 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.78%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.78%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.85%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.85%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (1.85%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (1.85%) Software Distribution
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL V3
8 1 (0.93%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.37%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.41%) VBScript
3 6 (5.56%) SQL
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (24.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (21.30%) MCSE
3 16 (14.81%) Security Cleared
4 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.41%) Degree
6 3 (2.78%) MCITP
7 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 5 (4.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (67.59%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 15 (13.89%) XenApp
5 12 (11.11%) vSphere
6 11 (10.19%) Terminal Services
7 7 (6.48%) ISA Server
8 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (4.63%) XenServer
8 5 (4.63%) VMware Server
9 4 (3.70%) XenDesktop
9 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
10 3 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.93%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) SCCM
2 13 (12.04%) SCOM
3 10 (9.26%) BladeLogic
4 9 (8.33%) HP SIM
5 5 (4.63%) SAP Afaria
5 5 (4.63%) Tivoli
5 5 (4.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.70%) MOM
6 4 (3.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (2.78%) SCSM
7 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.85%) Puppet
8 2 (1.85%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 1 (0.93%) WSUS
9 1 (0.93%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.93%) Legato
Vendors
1 63 (58.33%) VMware
2 36 (33.33%) Citrix
3 31 (28.70%) Microsoft
4 19 (17.59%) HP
5 15 (13.89%) IBM
6 10 (9.26%) Intel
7 8 (7.41%) Altiris
8 5 (4.63%) Veeam
8 5 (4.63%) 3PAR
8 5 (4.63%) Symantec
9 4 (3.70%) Cisco
9 4 (3.70%) Qualys
9 4 (3.70%) Sophos
10 3 (2.78%) Websense
10 3 (2.78%) RightFax
10 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.78%) EMC
10 3 (2.78%) NetApp
11 2 (1.85%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.85%) Dell
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