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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Administrator
Rank 558 533 557
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 57 36 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.069% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.074% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 19 18
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£335 £345 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.89% +14.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £219 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £422 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £350 £148
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +136.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £26.75 £22.00 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.59% -14.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £22.00 £25.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.15 £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
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -7 56 £335 -2.89% 14
London +28 23 £400 +50.94% 6
South East -4 19 £315 -10.00% 2
City of London +25 11 £400 +33.55%
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £225 -
West Midlands -13 7 £261 -22.59% 1
Hampshire -18 7 £360 -5.26%
Milton Keynes -3 6 £225 -
North West - 4 £450 - 3
Gloucestershire -13 2 £263 -
South West -35 2 £263 -41.34%
Cheshire - 2 £450 - 1
West Sussex +2 1 - -
East of England -23 1 - - 2
Southampton - 1 £115 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Crewe - - - -
Hull - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Leeds - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Reading - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (58.42%) VMware
3 58 (57.43%) Active Directory
4 42 (41.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (34.65%) Citrix
7 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
8 28 (27.72%) Finance
9 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 25 (24.75%) Clustering
11 23 (22.77%) VMware ESX
12 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (19.80%) MCSE
14 20 (19.80%) IIS
15 19 (18.81%) HP
16 18 (17.82%) PowerShell
17 17 (16.83%) SCCM
17 17 (16.83%) SAN
18 15 (14.85%) IBM
18 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
18 15 (14.85%) MS Exchange
19 14 (13.86%) ITIL
20 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
21 12 (11.88%) Banking
21 12 (11.88%) XenApp
21 12 (11.88%) vSphere
22 11 (10.89%) Windows 7
22 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
22 11 (10.89%) Windows 2000 Server

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 20 (19.80%) IIS
2 15 (14.85%) MS Exchange
3 9 (8.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.96%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.99%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (14.85%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.95%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) SAN
2 13 (12.87%) TCP/IP
3 9 (8.91%) LAN
3 9 (8.91%) DNS
3 9 (8.91%) NAS
4 5 (4.95%) FTP
5 4 (3.96%) DHCP
5 4 (3.96%) Firewall
6 3 (2.97%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.98%) VoIP
7 2 (1.98%) WAN
7 2 (1.98%) SMTP
7 2 (1.98%) HTTP
7 2 (1.98%) SSL
7 2 (1.98%) VLAN
8 1 (0.99%) Network Security
8 1 (0.99%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.99%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.99%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.99%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (27.72%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.97%) Back Office
5 2 (1.98%) Corporate Banking
5 2 (1.98%) Retail
5 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) French Language
6 1 (0.99%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) Application Packaging
1 3 (2.97%) DCOM
2 1 (0.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 25 (24.75%) Clustering
2 9 (8.91%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.94%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.95%) Replication
4 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.96%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.99%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 101 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (41.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (38.61%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (10.89%) Windows 7
5 11 (10.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 11 (10.89%) Windows 2000
6 10 (9.90%) Windows NT
7 7 (6.93%) Linux
8 6 (5.94%) UNIX
8 6 (5.94%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.86%) ITIL
2 11 (10.89%) Change Management
3 8 (7.92%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.95%) Software Distribution
5 5 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.96%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (3.96%) Migration
7 3 (2.97%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.97%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.97%) Incident Management
8 2 (1.98%) Fund Management
8 2 (1.98%) Wealth Management
8 2 (1.98%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.98%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.98%) Business Transformation
8 2 (1.98%) DevOps
9 1 (0.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (17.82%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.94%) SQL
2 6 (5.94%) VBScript
3 2 (1.98%) C
4 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (20.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (19.80%) MCSE
3 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
4 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
5 8 (7.92%) Degree
6 1 (0.99%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 5 (4.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 58 (57.43%) Active Directory
2 27 (26.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (22.77%) VMware ESX
4 12 (11.88%) XenApp
4 12 (11.88%) vSphere
5 7 (6.93%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.94%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.95%) XenServer
7 5 (4.95%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.96%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
9 3 (2.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.97%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.97%) Firmware
10 1 (0.99%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) SCCM
2 9 (8.91%) SCOM
2 9 (8.91%) HP SIM
3 8 (7.92%) BladeLogic
4 5 (4.95%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.96%) MOM
6 3 (2.97%) WMI
7 1 (0.99%) Puppet
7 1 (0.99%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.99%) Legato
7 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (58.42%) VMware
2 35 (34.65%) Citrix
3 29 (28.71%) Microsoft
4 19 (18.81%) HP
5 15 (14.85%) IBM
6 10 (9.90%) Intel
7 6 (5.94%) Veeam
8 5 (4.95%) 3PAR
8 5 (4.95%) Symantec
8 5 (4.95%) NetApp
9 4 (3.96%) Cisco
9 4 (3.96%) Sophos
9 4 (3.96%) Qualys
9 4 (3.96%) Altiris
10 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.97%) RightFax
10 3 (2.97%) EMC
11 2 (1.98%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.98%) Compaq
11 2 (1.98%) Dell
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