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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Administrator
Rank 513 530 490
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 64 28 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.057% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.062% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 25
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£350 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £263 £244
% change year-on-year
+23.80% +7.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £17.25 £23.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.59% -18.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £21.75 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £27.50 £37.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-14.89% +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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 27 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 January 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 +12 58 £350 +16.66% 12
London +10 34 £350 +16.66% 10
City of London +23 8 £400 - 1
East of England +1 6 £365 - 2
South East -15 6 - -
North West - 6 £325 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
West Midlands -3 3 £193 -35.83%
Yorkshire -2 1 £390 +73.33%
Merseyside - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hayes - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (65.57%) Active Directory
3 72 (59.02%) VMware
4 70 (57.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 55 (45.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (30.33%) Microsoft
7 34 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (26.23%) Citrix
9 29 (23.77%) IIS
10 28 (22.95%) VMware ESX
11 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (22.13%) SAN
12 26 (21.31%) PowerShell
13 24 (19.67%) MCSE
13 24 (19.67%) Clustering
13 24 (19.67%) Finance
14 22 (18.03%) SLA
15 19 (15.57%) DNS
15 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
15 19 (15.57%) SCCM
16 18 (14.75%) DevOps
17 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
18 16 (13.11%) MS Exchange
19 15 (12.30%) Windows 2000
19 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
19 15 (12.30%) Change Management
19 15 (12.30%) Windows 2000 Server
19 15 (12.30%) NAS
20 14 (11.48%) XenApp

Windows Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 29 (23.77%) IIS
2 16 (13.11%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.10%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) Lync
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.64%) Office 365
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) SAN
2 19 (15.57%) DNS
3 15 (12.30%) NAS
4 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
4 12 (9.84%) DHCP
5 8 (6.56%) SSL
6 6 (4.92%) HTTP
7 5 (4.10%) LAN
7 5 (4.10%) VoIP
7 5 (4.10%) Firewall
8 4 (3.28%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.28%) FTP
9 3 (2.46%) SNMP
9 3 (2.46%) Internet
9 3 (2.46%) WAN
9 3 (2.46%) BIG-IP
9 3 (2.46%) VLAN
10 2 (1.64%) Network Security
10 2 (1.64%) SMTP
10 2 (1.64%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects XI
3 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.82%) Big Data
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.46%) TeamCity
1 3 (2.46%) Fiddler
1 3 (2.46%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.82%) Subversion
2 1 (0.82%) JIRA
General
1 24 (19.67%) Finance
2 9 (7.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Back Office
4 1 (0.82%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.82%) Retail
4 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.82%) French Language
4 1 (0.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.28%) XML Messaging
1 4 (3.28%) Web Services
1 4 (3.28%) XML
2 3 (2.46%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.46%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 24 (19.67%) Clustering
2 9 (7.38%) Blackberry
3 8 (6.56%) Replication
4 5 (4.10%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.10%) Mainframe
4 5 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.10%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.46%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.64%) iPhone
6 2 (1.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.82%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.82%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 122 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (57.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (45.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 32 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (12.30%) Windows 2000
5 15 (12.30%) Windows 2000 Server
6 13 (10.66%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.84%) Linux
8 10 (8.20%) Windows NT
9 6 (4.92%) UNIX
10 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.82%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (14.75%) DevOps
2 15 (12.30%) Change Management
3 13 (10.66%) ITIL
4 9 (7.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.74%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (5.74%) Migration
5 7 (5.74%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (4.92%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.10%) Performance Analysis
7 5 (4.10%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.10%) Problem Management
8 4 (3.28%) E-Commerce
9 2 (1.64%) Software Distribution
9 2 (1.64%) Incident Management
9 2 (1.64%) Risk Analysis
9 2 (1.64%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.64%) Asset Management
9 2 (1.64%) B2C
10 1 (0.82%) MOF
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.31%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.74%) SQL
3 5 (4.10%) VBScript
3 5 (4.10%) C#
4 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.82%) Java
4 1 (0.82%) VB
4 1 (0.82%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (22.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (19.67%) MCSE
3 19 (15.57%) Security Cleared
4 17 (13.93%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.56%) Degree
6 4 (3.28%) MCITP
7 2 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.82%) MCP
8 1 (0.82%) HNC
8 1 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (18.03%) SLA
2 5 (4.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (65.57%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (22.95%) VMware ESX
4 14 (11.48%) XenApp
5 12 (9.84%) Terminal Services
6 10 (8.20%) vSphere
7 9 (7.38%) Hyper-V
8 7 (5.74%) ISA Server
9 5 (4.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 5 (4.10%) VMware Server
10 4 (3.28%) XenServer
11 3 (2.46%) NFS
12 2 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.64%) XenDesktop
12 2 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.82%) Firmware
13 1 (0.82%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 19 (15.57%) SCCM
2 14 (11.48%) SCOM
3 12 (9.84%) BladeLogic
4 5 (4.10%) Tivoli
4 5 (4.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.28%) HP SIM
5 4 (3.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.46%) SCSM
7 2 (1.64%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 2 (1.64%) Puppet
7 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.82%) Legato
8 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.82%) WSUS
8 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 72 (59.02%) VMware
2 37 (30.33%) Microsoft
3 32 (26.23%) Citrix
4 14 (11.48%) Websense
4 14 (11.48%) HP
5 13 (10.66%) IBM
6 10 (8.20%) Intel
7 8 (6.56%) 3PAR
8 7 (5.74%) Symantec
9 6 (4.92%) NetApp
10 5 (4.10%) EMC
10 5 (4.10%) Veeam
11 4 (3.28%) F5
11 4 (3.28%) Altiris
11 4 (3.28%) Oracle
12 3 (2.46%) RightFax
13 2 (1.64%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.64%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.64%) SAP
13 2 (1.64%) Red Hat
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