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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Administrator
Rank 545 536 494
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 54 34 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.065% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.071% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 19 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £186 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
+45.55% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 -

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 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 27 March 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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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 50 £350 +27.27% 20
London +20 34 £363 +31.81% 6
City of London +20 10 £444 +61.36% 2
South East -27 8 £375 +19.04% 1
West Yorkshire -8 3 - - 3
Yorkshire -17 3 - - 3
West Midlands -5 2 £200 -
North West - 2 £325 -
East of England +5 1 £365 - 5
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -
Milton Keynes -4 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £303 -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 5
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 5
Coventry - - - -
East Grinstead - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Horsham - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
4 68 (58.12%) VMware
5 49 (41.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
7 33 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 31 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (25.64%) IIS
10 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
11 28 (23.93%) SQL Server
12 25 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 24 (20.51%) DNS
13 24 (20.51%) DevOps
14 23 (19.66%) SAN
15 22 (18.80%) SLA
16 20 (17.09%) Citrix
17 19 (16.24%) HP
17 19 (16.24%) Clustering
18 18 (15.38%) Finance
18 18 (15.38%) MCSE
18 18 (15.38%) SCCM
19 17 (14.53%) Migration
20 16 (13.68%) VMware ESX
20 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
20 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
20 16 (13.68%) SCOM
21 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
21 15 (12.82%) SQL
21 15 (12.82%) ITIL

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 30 (25.64%) IIS
2 16 (13.68%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.27%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.71%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) Lync
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.71%) Office 365
3 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.51%) DNS
2 23 (19.66%) SAN
3 13 (11.11%) DHCP
4 11 (9.40%) NAS
5 10 (8.55%) SSL
6 8 (6.84%) HTTP
7 7 (5.98%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.98%) LAN
7 7 (5.98%) Firewall
8 5 (4.27%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.27%) WAN
9 4 (3.42%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.42%) FTP
9 4 (3.42%) VPN
9 4 (3.42%) VoIP
10 3 (2.56%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.56%) VLAN
10 3 (2.56%) SNMP
10 3 (2.56%) SMS
11 2 (1.71%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.71%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.27%) Fiddler
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.56%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.85%) Subversion
3 1 (0.85%) JIRA
General
1 18 (15.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.42%) Banking
3 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.85%) Law
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.84%) .NET
2 6 (5.13%) Web Services
3 5 (4.27%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.42%) XML
4 4 (3.42%) XML Messaging
5 2 (1.71%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Clustering
2 13 (11.11%) Replication
3 7 (5.98%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.13%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.42%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.42%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.71%) iPad
7 2 (1.71%) iPhone
7 2 (1.71%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 117 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (41.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (26.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (11.97%) Windows 2000
6 12 (10.26%) Linux
7 11 (9.40%) Windows 7
8 9 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 6 (5.13%) Windows NT
10 4 (3.42%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.51%) DevOps
2 17 (14.53%) Migration
3 15 (12.82%) ITIL
4 11 (9.40%) Change Management
4 11 (9.40%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (8.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (6.84%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.84%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (5.98%) Performance Analysis
7 7 (5.98%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (3.42%) E-Commerce
10 4 (3.42%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.71%) B2C
11 2 (1.71%) Project Management
11 2 (1.71%) Risk Analysis
11 2 (1.71%) Load Balancing
12 1 (0.85%) Mentoring
12 1 (0.85%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.82%) SQL
3 7 (5.98%) C#
4 4 (3.42%) VBScript
5 2 (1.71%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.85%) Java
6 1 (0.85%) VB
6 1 (0.85%) Python
6 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (21.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (15.38%) MCSE
3 15 (12.82%) Security Cleared
4 12 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.27%) Degree
6 4 (3.42%) MCITP
6 4 (3.42%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.71%) MCP
9 1 (0.85%) HNC
9 1 (0.85%) CCNP
9 1 (0.85%) CCNA
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.80%) SLA
2 4 (3.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (59.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.68%) VMware ESX
4 12 (10.26%) XenApp
5 8 (6.84%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.84%) vSphere
5 8 (6.84%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.42%) NFS
6 4 (3.42%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.56%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.71%) XenServer
9 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) SCCM
2 16 (13.68%) SCOM
3 8 (6.84%) HP SIM
4 7 (5.98%) BladeLogic
5 4 (3.42%) Tivoli
5 4 (3.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (3.42%) SCSM
6 3 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.56%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.71%) Puppet
7 2 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.85%) WSUS
8 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 68 (58.12%) VMware
2 38 (32.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.09%) Citrix
4 19 (16.24%) HP
5 14 (11.97%) Websense
6 11 (9.40%) IBM
7 10 (8.55%) Cisco
8 7 (5.98%) 3PAR
9 5 (4.27%) EMC
9 5 (4.27%) NetApp
10 4 (3.42%) Altiris
10 4 (3.42%) Intel
10 4 (3.42%) Oracle
10 4 (3.42%) F5
11 3 (2.56%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.71%) Symantec
12 2 (1.71%) BMC
12 2 (1.71%) Business Objects
12 2 (1.71%) SAP
13 1 (0.85%) Dell
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