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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Administrator
Rank 520 535 492
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 56 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.062% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.067% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 20 20
Average daily rate
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£350 £253 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.61% -8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £215 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £403 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £237
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -5.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Average hourly rate - £23.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.26%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +34.28%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 February 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 February 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 +1 48 £350 +38.61% 22
London -1 31 £350 +21.73% 11
South East -24 6 £375 - 2
City of London +17 5 £388 -6.06% 3
North West - 4 £325 - 1
East of England +4 2 £365 - 4
Yorkshire -13 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -15 2 - - 1
West Midlands - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Hayes - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (61.26%) VMware
3 66 (59.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (57.66%) Active Directory
5 50 (45.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
7 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (24.32%) PowerShell
8 27 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (24.32%) IIS
9 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 22 (19.82%) SAN
10 22 (19.82%) VMware ESX
11 21 (18.92%) DNS
12 20 (18.02%) DevOps
12 20 (18.02%) SLA
13 19 (17.12%) Citrix
14 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
14 18 (16.22%) MCSE
14 18 (16.22%) Clustering
15 17 (15.32%) Finance
15 17 (15.32%) HP
15 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
15 17 (15.32%) SCCM
16 16 (14.41%) Windows 2000
17 15 (13.51%) Migration
17 15 (13.51%) SCOM
17 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
18 14 (12.61%) Change Management
18 14 (12.61%) Websense

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 27 (24.32%) IIS
2 12 (10.81%) MS Exchange
3 7 (6.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.60%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.90%) SAS
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.90%) Lync
Applications
1 14 (12.61%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.90%) SaaS
4 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.82%) SAN
2 21 (18.92%) DNS
3 13 (11.71%) NAS
4 12 (10.81%) DHCP
5 10 (9.01%) TCP/IP
6 9 (8.11%) SSL
7 7 (6.31%) HTTP
8 6 (5.41%) Firewall
9 4 (3.60%) FTP
9 4 (3.60%) LAN
9 4 (3.60%) VoIP
9 4 (3.60%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.70%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.70%) SMS
10 3 (2.70%) SNMP
11 2 (1.80%) WAN
11 2 (1.80%) SMTP
11 2 (1.80%) Internet
11 2 (1.80%) VPN
11 2 (1.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.90%) Big Data
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Fiddler
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.90%) Subversion
3 1 (0.90%) JIRA
General
1 17 (15.32%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) French Language
5 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.41%) .NET
2 5 (4.50%) Web Services
3 4 (3.60%) XML
3 4 (3.60%) XML Messaging
3 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.22%) Clustering
2 6 (5.41%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.41%) Replication
3 3 (2.70%) Hedge funds
3 3 (2.70%) Mainframe
3 3 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.80%) iPhone
4 2 (1.80%) iPad
5 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.90%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.90%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 111 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (59.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (45.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (14.41%) Windows 2000
6 12 (10.81%) Linux
6 12 (10.81%) Windows 2000 Server
7 11 (9.91%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.21%) Windows NT
9 4 (3.60%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (18.02%) DevOps
2 15 (13.51%) Migration
3 14 (12.61%) ITIL
3 14 (12.61%) Change Management
4 8 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (7.21%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (6.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (6.31%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.41%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.80%) B2C
9 2 (1.80%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (1.80%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.80%) Load Balancing
9 2 (1.80%) ITIL V3
10 1 (0.90%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (9.01%) SQL
3 6 (5.41%) VBScript
3 6 (5.41%) C#
4 1 (0.90%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) VB
4 1 (0.90%) Python
4 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (21.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (16.22%) MCSE
3 17 (15.32%) Security Cleared
4 15 (13.51%) SC Cleared
5 6 (5.41%) Degree
6 4 (3.60%) MCITP
7 2 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.80%) MCP
7 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.90%) VCP4
8 1 (0.90%) HNC
8 1 (0.90%) CCNP
8 1 (0.90%) CCNA
8 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.90%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (18.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 64 (57.66%) Active Directory
2 31 (27.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (19.82%) VMware ESX
4 10 (9.01%) Terminal Services
5 8 (7.21%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.21%) XenApp
6 5 (4.50%) vSphere
6 5 (4.50%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.70%) NFS
8 2 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.80%) XenServer
9 1 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.90%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (15.32%) SCCM
2 15 (13.51%) SCOM
3 10 (9.01%) BladeLogic
4 5 (4.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (4.50%) HP SIM
5 4 (3.60%) SCSM
6 3 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.70%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (1.80%) Puppet
7 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.80%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.90%) WSUS
8 1 (0.90%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.90%) Legato
8 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (61.26%) VMware
2 36 (32.43%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.12%) Citrix
4 17 (15.32%) HP
5 14 (12.61%) Websense
6 10 (9.01%) IBM
7 6 (5.41%) EMC
7 6 (5.41%) Intel
8 5 (4.50%) NetApp
9 4 (3.60%) Cisco
9 4 (3.60%) Oracle
9 4 (3.60%) Altiris
9 4 (3.60%) 3PAR
9 4 (3.60%) F5
10 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.80%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.80%) Business Objects
10 2 (1.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.80%) Dell
10 2 (1.80%) Symantec
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