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 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Administrator
Rank 548 531 568
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 47 47 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.088% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.095% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 14
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£300 £325 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -10.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £215 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £193
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +74.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.13 - £19.50
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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 August 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 August 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 -26 45 £300 -7.69% 15
London +19 26 £300 +9.09% 7
City of London +44 18 £300 -11.37% 3
South East +1 10 £310 -7.46% 2
East of England - 2 £248 - 2
Gloucestershire -26 1 £275 -
South West -40 1 £275 -38.54%
Scotland - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £248 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £275 -
Epsom - - - -
Goole - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Doncaster - - - -
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (58.76%) Active Directory
3 53 (54.64%) VMware
4 46 (47.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (32.99%) HP
7 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
8 30 (30.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (28.87%) Citrix
10 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (20.62%) PowerShell
11 20 (20.62%) Clustering
11 20 (20.62%) Finance
12 19 (19.59%) IIS
13 18 (18.56%) ITIL
13 18 (18.56%) SCCM
14 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
14 17 (17.53%) IBM
15 16 (16.49%) vSphere
16 15 (15.46%) Windows 7
17 13 (13.40%) XenApp
17 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
18 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (12.37%) HP SIM
19 11 (11.34%) SAN
19 11 (11.34%) DNS
19 11 (11.34%) VBScript
19 11 (11.34%) Change Management
20 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
21 9 (9.28%) SQL

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (19.59%) IIS
2 17 (17.53%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (5.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.06%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (13.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Office 365
2 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.34%) SAN
1 11 (11.34%) DNS
2 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
3 8 (8.25%) LAN
4 6 (6.19%) NAS
5 5 (5.15%) DHCP
6 3 (3.09%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.09%) FCoE
6 3 (3.09%) FTP
6 3 (3.09%) VoIP
6 3 (3.09%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.06%) Firewall
7 2 (2.06%) VLAN
8 1 (1.03%) Network Security
8 1 (1.03%) Internet
8 1 (1.03%) WAN
8 1 (1.03%) VPN
8 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.03%) DTS
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.03%) IDOL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (20.62%) Finance
2 8 (8.25%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Back Office
5 2 (2.06%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Law
6 1 (1.03%) Legal
6 1 (1.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) DCOM
1 3 (3.09%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (20.62%) Clustering
2 5 (5.15%) Replication
2 5 (5.15%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.12%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.12%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.09%) Firmware
5 2 (2.06%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.06%) EPoS
6 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (47.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (39.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (21.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.46%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.22%) Windows XP
6 7 (7.22%) Windows 2000
7 6 (6.19%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (5.15%) Linux
8 5 (5.15%) Windows NT
9 4 (4.12%) UNIX
10 3 (3.09%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.56%) ITIL
2 11 (11.34%) Change Management
3 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.15%) Network Load Balancing
4 5 (5.15%) Software Distribution
5 4 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.09%) DevOps
6 3 (3.09%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.09%) Migration
7 2 (2.06%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.06%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.06%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.06%) Fund Management
7 2 (2.06%) Wealth Management
8 1 (1.03%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (20.62%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.34%) VBScript
3 9 (9.28%) SQL
4 3 (3.09%) VB
5 2 (2.06%) C
5 2 (2.06%) Perl
6 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.28%) MCSE
3 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.09%) VCP5
5 3 (3.09%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.06%) NCDA
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.15%) SLA
1 5 (5.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (58.76%) Active Directory
2 30 (30.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.49%) vSphere
4 13 (13.40%) XenApp
5 8 (8.25%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.19%) XenServer
6 6 (6.19%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.12%) VMware Server
9 3 (3.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (3.09%) NFS
10 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
10 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 18 (18.56%) SCCM
2 12 (12.37%) HP SIM
3 8 (8.25%) SCOM
4 7 (7.22%) SAP Afaria
5 5 (5.15%) MOM
6 4 (4.12%) Tivoli
6 4 (4.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.09%) WMI
8 2 (2.06%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.06%) WSUS
8 2 (2.06%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (2.06%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 53 (54.64%) VMware
2 32 (32.99%) HP
3 31 (31.96%) Microsoft
4 28 (28.87%) Citrix
5 17 (17.53%) IBM
6 7 (7.22%) Cisco
6 7 (7.22%) NetApp
7 5 (5.15%) Veeam
7 5 (5.15%) Qualys
7 5 (5.15%) Intel
7 5 (5.15%) Altiris
7 5 (5.15%) Sophos
8 4 (4.12%) Symantec
8 4 (4.12%) ServiceNow
8 4 (4.12%) 3PAR
9 3 (3.09%) RightFax
9 3 (3.09%) Dell
10 2 (2.06%) Veritas
10 2 (2.06%) Compaq
11 1 (1.03%) Cyber-Ark
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