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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Administrator
Rank 552 560 548
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 73 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.099% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 39 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £222 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £335
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 65 £400 +33.33% 9
London +1 30 £438 +45.83% 7
South East -24 14 £319 +2.82%
City of London -4 10 £413 +37.50%
Tyne and Wear - 8 £500 -
North East - 8 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £500 -
South West 0 6 £250 -9.09% 1
Surrey - 6 £183 -
Scotland -2 5 £350 +27.27%
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £400 -
Milton Keynes -4 4 £400 -
Reigate - 4 £175 -
Huddersfield - 4 £245 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £245 -
Yorkshire - 4 £245 -
Edinburgh -15 3 £350 +27.27%
Devon - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 £395 -
Reading - 3 £395 -
Plymouth - 3 - -
Cheltenham -2 2 £250 -9.09%
Gloucestershire -3 2 £250 -9.09%
Glasgow - 2 - -
East of England +5 1 £320 +29.29%
West Midlands -1 1 £450 +81.81%
Cardiff - 1 £200 -
Dorset - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £200 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (49.26%) Active Directory
3 60 (44.12%) VMware
4 58 (42.65%) Microsoft
5 55 (40.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (33.09%) PowerShell
6 45 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (31.62%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (24.26%) Citrix
9 32 (23.53%) Finance
10 29 (21.32%) DNS
11 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (18.38%) SQL
13 24 (17.65%) SQL Server
14 22 (16.18%) HP
15 21 (15.44%) SAN
15 21 (15.44%) IIS
16 20 (14.71%) DHCP
17 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
17 18 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (12.50%) MS Exchange
19 15 (11.03%) ITIL
19 15 (11.03%) Linux
19 15 (11.03%) Migration
19 15 (11.03%) NetApp
19 15 (11.03%) SCCM
19 15 (11.03%) XenApp
20 14 (10.29%) Clustering
20 14 (10.29%) SLA
20 14 (10.29%) IBM

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (15.44%) IIS
2 17 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 13 (9.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (8.09%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.47%) TPMS
8 1 (0.74%) Lync
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (13.24%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.32%) DNS
2 21 (15.44%) SAN
3 20 (14.71%) DHCP
4 13 (9.56%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.35%) NAS
6 7 (5.15%) LAN
6 7 (5.15%) WAN
7 5 (3.68%) LDAP
8 4 (2.94%) VLAN
8 4 (2.94%) SSL
8 4 (2.94%) Ethernet
8 4 (2.94%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.21%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.21%) FTP
9 3 (2.21%) HTTP
9 3 (2.21%) SMTP
9 3 (2.21%) VPN
10 2 (1.47%) Internet
10 2 (1.47%) Firewall
11 1 (0.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Subversion
1 3 (2.21%) JIRA
1 3 (2.21%) Fiddler
1 3 (2.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (23.53%) Finance
2 11 (8.09%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.94%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.21%) Law
4 3 (2.21%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.88%) .NET
2 7 (5.15%) Web Services
3 5 (3.68%) ASP.NET
4 3 (2.21%) HTML
5 2 (1.47%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.74%) WCF
6 1 (0.74%) WPF
6 1 (0.74%) FFmpeg
6 1 (0.74%) CSS
6 1 (0.74%) ADO.NET
6 1 (0.74%) XML
6 1 (0.74%) XSL
6 1 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.74%) Middleware
6 1 (0.74%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.29%) Clustering
2 9 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.62%) Replication
3 8 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.15%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.21%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.21%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.21%) SWIFT
6 3 (2.21%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) FMCG
7 1 (0.74%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.74%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.74%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (40.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (31.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.03%) Linux
6 8 (5.88%) Data ONTAP
7 6 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.41%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.68%) UNIX
9 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (2.94%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.21%) AIX
10 3 (2.21%) HPUX
10 3 (2.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.74%) Debian
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.03%) ITIL
1 15 (11.03%) Migration
2 7 (5.15%) Change Management
2 7 (5.15%) DevOps
3 6 (4.41%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (4.41%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.41%) Server Building
4 5 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.68%) Problem Management
5 4 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 4 (2.94%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.21%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.21%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (2.21%) Workflow
7 2 (1.47%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.47%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.47%) Security Testing
7 2 (1.47%) Data Migration
7 2 (1.47%) Information Assurance
7 2 (1.47%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 45 (33.09%) PowerShell
2 25 (18.38%) SQL
3 12 (8.82%) VB
4 11 (8.09%) VBScript
5 9 (6.62%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.68%) C
7 4 (2.94%) C#
7 4 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 3 (2.21%) Python
8 3 (2.21%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.74%) VB6
9 1 (0.74%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.56%) MCSE
3 9 (6.62%) ITIL Certification
3 9 (6.62%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.68%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.21%) Degree
6 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.74%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.74%) MCTS
6 1 (0.74%) MCITP
6 1 (0.74%) MCSA
6 1 (0.74%) MCP
6 1 (0.74%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.29%) SLA
2 3 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.74%) GxP
System Software
1 67 (49.26%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (11.03%) XenApp
4 13 (9.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.09%) vSphere
6 9 (6.62%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.88%) vCloud
8 6 (4.41%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.94%) NFS
9 4 (2.94%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.21%) Samba
10 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 3 (2.21%) SRDF
10 3 (2.21%) XenServer
11 2 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) SCCM
2 9 (6.62%) SCOM
3 4 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.21%) MOM
4 3 (2.21%) Control-M
4 3 (2.21%) OpenView
4 3 (2.21%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.21%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.21%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.21%) HP SIM
4 3 (2.21%) Puppet
5 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.74%) WSUS
6 1 (0.74%) SCSM
6 1 (0.74%) DatAdvantage
6 1 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 60 (44.12%) VMware
2 58 (42.65%) Microsoft
3 33 (24.26%) Citrix
4 22 (16.18%) HP
5 15 (11.03%) NetApp
6 14 (10.29%) IBM
7 13 (9.56%) Cisco
8 9 (6.62%) Oracle
9 8 (5.88%) Websense
10 7 (5.15%) EMC
11 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.21%) BMC
12 3 (2.21%) CA
12 3 (2.21%) Dell
12 3 (2.21%) Sybase
12 3 (2.21%) 3PAR
13 2 (1.47%) Altiris
13 2 (1.47%) SonicWALL
14 1 (0.74%) Veeam
14 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds