The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 565 568 508
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -60
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 44 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.026% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.028% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 10 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

Windows Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 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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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 +5 43 £350 +21.73% 9
London +36 27 £350 +27.27% 4
South East -19 11 £400 +28.00%
City of London +15 6 £475 +18.75% 1
West Yorkshire -3 5 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 5 - - 1
Surrey - 5 £400 -
Hampshire -10 4 £400 +28.00%
Bradford - 4 - -
Camberley - 4 £400 -
Havant -3 3 £388 +19.23%
West Sussex - 2 £303 -
Leeds -16 1 - - 1
Edinburgh - 1 £175 -
Scotland - 1 £175 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (66.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 54 (60.67%) Active Directory
4 53 (59.55%) VMware
5 34 (38.20%) PowerShell
6 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
7 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 25 (28.09%) DevOps
9 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
10 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (23.60%) IIS
11 21 (23.60%) SAN
11 21 (23.60%) SLA
12 18 (20.22%) DNS
12 18 (20.22%) SQL
12 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
12 18 (20.22%) Clustering
13 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (17.98%) Cisco
14 16 (17.98%) HP
14 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
14 16 (17.98%) SCCM
15 15 (16.85%) Finance
16 14 (15.73%) Websense
16 14 (15.73%) Linux
16 14 (15.73%) NAS
17 13 (14.61%) SCOM
18 12 (13.48%) Migration
18 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (23.60%) IIS
2 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.25%) TPMS
7 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.12%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (20.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (4.49%) Office 365
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.60%) SAN
2 18 (20.22%) DNS
3 14 (15.73%) NAS
4 12 (13.48%) TCP/IP
5 11 (12.36%) DHCP
6 7 (7.87%) LAN
7 6 (6.74%) WAN
7 6 (6.74%) Internet
8 5 (5.62%) Firewall
8 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
8 5 (5.62%) FTP
9 4 (4.49%) LDAP
9 4 (4.49%) VoIP
9 4 (4.49%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.37%) BIG-IP
10 3 (3.37%) SMTP
10 3 (3.37%) VPN
11 2 (2.25%) SSL
11 2 (2.25%) SMS
11 2 (2.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.12%) MySQL
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.12%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 3 (3.37%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.12%) Maven
General
1 15 (16.85%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.62%) .NET
2 4 (4.49%) XML
2 4 (4.49%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.12%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.22%) Clustering
2 5 (5.62%) Client/Server
3 4 (4.49%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.49%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.49%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.49%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.49%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.12%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 89 (100.00%) Windows
2 59 (66.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (29.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (15.73%) Linux
6 8 (8.99%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.37%) UNIX
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.12%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.12%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (28.09%) DevOps
2 12 (13.48%) Migration
3 10 (11.24%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.74%) Change Management
5 6 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 5 (5.62%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.49%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.49%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.37%) Workflow
8 3 (3.37%) Workflow Management
8 3 (3.37%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.37%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.25%) Project Management
9 2 (2.25%) B2C
9 2 (2.25%) Regression Testing
9 2 (2.25%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (38.20%) PowerShell
2 18 (20.22%) SQL
3 6 (6.74%) VB
4 5 (5.62%) C
5 4 (4.49%) VBScript
6 2 (2.25%) C#
7 1 (1.12%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.24%) MCSE
3 6 (6.74%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (5.62%) Degree
5 4 (4.49%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.49%) MCITP
6 2 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.12%) MCP
7 1 (1.12%) CCNP
7 1 (1.12%) CCNA
7 1 (1.12%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (23.60%) SLA
2 4 (4.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 54 (60.67%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.99%) XenApp
3 8 (8.99%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.87%) NFS
4 7 (7.87%) vSphere
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (4.49%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.25%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (17.98%) SCCM
2 13 (14.61%) SCOM
3 6 (6.74%) HP SIM
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.49%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (3.37%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.37%) MOM
6 2 (2.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.25%) Puppet
6 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 2 (2.25%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 53 (59.55%) VMware
2 33 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 16 (17.98%) HP
3 16 (17.98%) Cisco
4 14 (15.73%) Websense
5 11 (12.36%) NetApp
6 10 (11.24%) Citrix
7 9 (10.11%) Oracle
8 7 (7.87%) IBM
8 7 (7.87%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.49%) SonicWALL
9 4 (4.49%) Sybase
9 4 (4.49%) EMC
10 3 (3.37%) Altiris
10 3 (3.37%) F5
11 2 (2.25%) Varonis
11 2 (2.25%) Symantec
11 2 (2.25%) BMC
11 2 (2.25%) Intel
12 1 (1.12%) Business Objects
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