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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Administrator
Rank 557 504 506
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 62 97 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 63 45
Average daily rate £310 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.14% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £313 £295
% change year-on-year
-0.80% +5.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 8
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.83% -34.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £13.86 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.80 £19.90 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.89%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -35 55 £310 -11.42% 26
London -33 23 £345 -1.42% 12
South East 0 13 £305 +16.19% 3
Surrey +4 10 £295 -
Yorkshire -5 7 £280 -28.20% 2
South West +5 6 £388 -13.88% 3
City of London +31 5 £393 +28.16% 3
South Yorkshire - 5 £415 -
Scotland -11 4 - -
Glasgow +9 3 - -
Wiltshire +1 3 £306 - 1
Manchester -14 3 £340 +51.11%
North West -21 3 £340 +4.61%
Swindon - 3 £306 - 1
Barnsley - 3 £348 -
West Yorkshire -5 2 £220 -43.58%
Reigate - 2 £185 -
Huddersfield - 2 £220 -
Sheffield - 2 £415 -
Hampshire +5 1 - -
Gloucestershire +5 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Hertfordshire +5 1 - -
Berkshire +1 1 £305 +16.19% 1
East of England -6 1 - - 4
West Midlands -16 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -16 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 - 1
Devon - 1 £188 -
West Wales - 1 £285 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (67.38%) Windows Server
3 67 (47.52%) VMware
4 57 (40.43%) Active Directory
5 54 (38.30%) Microsoft
6 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (27.66%) Linux
8 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 36 (25.53%) PowerShell
10 34 (24.11%) SQL Server
11 33 (23.40%) IIS
11 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 31 (21.99%) SQL
13 28 (19.86%) DNS
14 25 (17.73%) SAN
15 20 (14.18%) DHCP
16 18 (12.77%) .NET
17 17 (12.06%) Cisco
18 16 (11.35%) Web Services
18 16 (11.35%) Citrix
18 16 (11.35%) SCCM
18 16 (11.35%) Office 365
19 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
19 15 (10.64%) HP
19 15 (10.64%) Replication
20 14 (9.93%) Migration
20 14 (9.93%) VMware ESX
20 14 (9.93%) vSphere
21 13 (9.22%) Python

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 33 (23.40%) IIS
2 13 (9.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.26%) Apache
3 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.26%) OpenStack
4 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (3.55%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.84%) nginx
5 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.13%) JBoss
7 2 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 13 (9.22%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.35%) Office 365
2 5 (3.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.86%) DNS
2 25 (17.73%) SAN
3 20 (14.18%) DHCP
4 10 (7.09%) Firewall
5 9 (6.38%) HTTP
5 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.67%) Internet
6 8 (5.67%) SSL
7 7 (4.96%) LDAP
8 6 (4.26%) LAN
9 5 (3.55%) Intranet
9 5 (3.55%) NAS
9 5 (3.55%) VPN
9 5 (3.55%) WAN
10 4 (2.84%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.84%) Network Security
10 4 (2.84%) Wireless
11 2 (1.42%) SSH
11 2 (1.42%) VLAN
12 1 (0.71%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 8 (5.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.26%) DB2
6 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.42%) MySQL
8 1 (0.71%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.71%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.71%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (4.96%) Fiddler
1 7 (4.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (2.13%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (8.51%) Finance
2 11 (7.80%) Banking
3 10 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.96%) Back Office
5 6 (4.26%) Retail
6 5 (3.55%) Law
7 4 (2.84%) Investment Banking
8 3 (2.13%) Electronics
8 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
8 3 (2.13%) Marketing
9 1 (0.71%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.77%) .NET
2 16 (11.35%) Web Services
3 12 (8.51%) ASP.NET
4 6 (4.26%) Middleware
5 2 (1.42%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.42%) JRuby
5 2 (1.42%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.71%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.71%) Ajax
6 1 (0.71%) CSS
6 1 (0.71%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.71%) HTML
6 1 (0.71%) jQuery
6 1 (0.71%) WCF
6 1 (0.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (0.71%) WPF
6 1 (0.71%) XML
6 1 (0.71%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (10.64%) Replication
2 9 (6.38%) Clustering
3 5 (3.55%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.55%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.84%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.84%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.42%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.71%) FMCG
6 1 (0.71%) iSeries
6 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 141 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (67.38%) Windows Server
3 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (27.66%) Linux
5 38 (26.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (5.67%) Unix
7 8 (5.67%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.55%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.55%) Windows 8
10 4 (2.84%) Solaris
11 3 (2.13%) CentOS
11 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000
11 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.42%) VyOS
13 1 (0.71%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.93%) Migration
2 9 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (6.38%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (5.67%) Configuration Management
4 7 (4.96%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (4.96%) Server Building
5 6 (4.26%) Database Mirroring
5 6 (4.26%) Database Tuning
5 6 (4.26%) DevOps
5 6 (4.26%) E-Commerce
6 5 (3.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.84%) Database Security
7 4 (2.84%) Information Assurance
7 4 (2.84%) ITIL
7 4 (2.84%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.84%) Open Source
7 4 (2.84%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.84%) Security Testing
7 4 (2.84%) Software Testing
8 3 (2.13%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (25.53%) PowerShell
2 31 (21.99%) SQL
3 13 (9.22%) Python
4 10 (7.09%) C#
4 10 (7.09%) Perl
5 6 (4.26%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.26%) Java
6 4 (2.84%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.13%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.42%) C
8 2 (1.42%) Ruby
8 2 (1.42%) VB
8 2 (1.42%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.42%) VBScript
9 1 (0.71%) Korn
9 1 (0.71%) VB6
Qualifications
1 5 (3.55%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.84%) DBS Check
2 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.42%) CompTIA Security+
4 2 (1.42%) MCSE
4 2 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
4 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.42%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (0.71%) Degree
5 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.71%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 57 (40.43%) Active Directory
2 42 (29.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.93%) VMware ESX
3 14 (9.93%) vSphere
4 11 (7.80%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.26%) KVM
6 5 (3.55%) vCloud
7 4 (2.84%) NFS
7 4 (2.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (2.13%) XenApp
9 2 (1.42%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.42%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (1.42%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.71%) Samba
10 1 (0.71%) SRDF
10 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) SCCM
2 9 (6.38%) SCOM
3 8 (5.67%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.67%) Puppet
4 5 (3.55%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.84%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.84%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (2.13%) Perfmon
6 3 (2.13%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.13%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 3 (2.13%) WSUS
7 2 (1.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.71%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.71%) Casper Suite
8 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.71%) Nagios
8 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 67 (47.52%) VMware
2 54 (38.30%) Microsoft
3 17 (12.06%) Cisco
4 16 (11.35%) Citrix
5 15 (10.64%) HP
6 11 (7.80%) EMC
7 9 (6.38%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.67%) Dell
9 6 (4.26%) Oracle
9 6 (4.26%) Veeam
10 5 (3.55%) Altiris
10 5 (3.55%) Dell KACE
10 5 (3.55%) IBM
10 5 (3.55%) Rackspace
10 5 (3.55%) Symantec
11 4 (2.84%) Apple
11 4 (2.84%) Veritas
12 3 (2.13%) LANDesk
12 3 (2.13%) NetApp
12 3 (2.13%) SAP