The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 590 614 599
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 62 59 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.11% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 48 30
Median daily rate £355 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £190 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £416
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £300 £320
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £32.50 - £13.13
UK excluding London median 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
50426 54977 54154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.99% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32986 35136 33089
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1704 2093 2157
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Windows Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

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 30 September 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 60 £360 -2.70% 11
London +28 44 £376 -8.78% 6
North West +16 5 £250 -28.57%
West Midlands - 5 £313 -
South East +2 4 £275 -12.00% 4
Manchester -10 4 £250 -28.57%
Birmingham - 3 - -
Solihull - 3 - -
City of London +13 2 £381 -7.57% 1
Brighton - 2 £275 -
Telford - 2 £313 -
East Sussex - 2 £275 -
Shropshire - 2 £313 -
Glasgow - 2 £325 -
Scotland - 2 £325 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £360 +46.93%
West Yorkshire +4 1 £360 +46.93%
Surrey +3 1 £250 +31.57%
Liverpool - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £300 -
Bradford - 1 £360 -
Hook - 1 £300 -

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Windows Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 72 (61.02%) VMware
3 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
4 67 (56.78%) PowerShell
5 63 (53.39%) Active Directory
6 51 (43.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
8 42 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (32.20%) Linux
10 36 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (23.73%) DNS
12 26 (22.03%) SCCM
13 25 (21.19%) Finance
14 24 (20.34%) SAN
14 24 (20.34%) SCOM
15 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 21 (17.80%) IIS
17 19 (16.10%) Perl
18 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
18 18 (15.25%) Citrix
19 17 (14.41%) HP
19 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
19 17 (14.41%) Firewall
20 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
20 16 (13.56%) Puppet
21 15 (12.71%) VBScript
22 14 (11.86%) SQL
22 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
22 14 (11.86%) EMC

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.80%) IIS
2 14 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 9 (7.63%) Apache
4 8 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.78%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Confluence
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (11.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.85%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.08%) Office 365
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.69%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.69%) CloudFront
3 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.69%) SaaS
4 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (23.73%) DNS
2 24 (20.34%) SAN
3 17 (14.41%) Firewall
4 13 (11.02%) NAS
5 12 (10.17%) Internet
6 7 (5.93%) DHCP
6 7 (5.93%) X.509
7 6 (5.08%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.39%) SMTP
8 4 (3.39%) VPN
9 3 (2.54%) FCoE
9 3 (2.54%) HTTP
9 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.54%) LDAP
9 3 (2.54%) SSH
10 2 (1.69%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.69%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.69%) VLAN
11 1 (0.85%) LAN
11 1 (0.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.47%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.08%) MySQL
3 3 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.69%) Big Data
4 2 (1.69%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (5.93%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.08%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.69%) JIRA
4 2 (1.69%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.85%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.85%) Subversion
General
1 25 (21.19%) Finance
2 14 (11.86%) Back Office
3 6 (5.08%) Publishing
4 4 (3.39%) Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Games
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.39%) .NET
2 3 (2.54%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.69%) Middleware
4 1 (0.85%) LAMP
4 1 (0.85%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.85%) Spring
4 1 (0.85%) Web Services
4 1 (0.85%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.08%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (4.24%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (4.24%) Replication
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.69%) Clustering
4 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Derivative
5 1 (0.85%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 118 (100.00%) Windows
2 71 (60.17%) Windows Server
3 51 (43.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (35.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (32.20%) Linux
6 22 (18.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (5.93%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.24%) CentOS
9 4 (3.39%) Unix
9 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.54%) Solaris
11 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.41%) Configuration Management
2 16 (13.56%) Performance Tuning
3 14 (11.86%) Open Source
4 12 (10.17%) Migration
5 11 (9.32%) DevOps
5 11 (9.32%) ITIL
6 8 (6.78%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.93%) Virtual Environments
8 6 (5.08%) Network Load Balancing
8 6 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.24%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.24%) Security Patching
10 4 (3.39%) Change Management
10 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.54%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (2.54%) Patch Management
11 3 (2.54%) Release Management
12 2 (1.69%) Capacity Management
12 2 (1.69%) Continuous Improvement
12 2 (1.69%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (56.78%) PowerShell
2 19 (16.10%) Perl
3 18 (15.25%) Bash Shell
4 15 (12.71%) VBScript
5 14 (11.86%) SQL
6 8 (6.78%) Python
7 7 (5.93%) PHP
8 6 (5.08%) VB
9 3 (2.54%) Java
10 2 (1.69%) C
10 2 (1.69%) C#
10 2 (1.69%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.69%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.85%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (5.08%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.39%) MCSE
4 3 (2.54%) CCNA
4 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.54%) MCP
5 2 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.85%) Degree
6 1 (0.85%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (53.39%) Active Directory
2 36 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.32%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.78%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.78%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 4 (3.39%) vSphere
6 3 (2.54%) Docker
6 3 (2.54%) NFS
7 2 (1.69%) Firmware
7 2 (1.69%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (22.03%) SCCM
2 24 (20.34%) SCOM
3 16 (13.56%) Puppet
4 11 (9.32%) WSUS
5 10 (8.47%) Nagios
6 7 (5.93%) Ansible
6 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (5.93%) OpenView
7 6 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (4.24%) Control-M
8 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (3.39%) Terraform
10 3 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.85%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
12 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.85%) SCSM
12 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 72 (61.02%) VMware
2 45 (38.14%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.25%) Citrix
4 17 (14.41%) HP
5 14 (11.86%) EMC
6 12 (10.17%) Red Hat
7 11 (9.32%) Cisco
8 8 (6.78%) Dell
8 8 (6.78%) NetApp
9 6 (5.08%) Altiris
9 6 (5.08%) Intel Security
9 6 (5.08%) Oracle
10 5 (4.24%) IBM
11 4 (3.39%) BMC
11 4 (3.39%) Qualys
11 4 (3.39%) Veritas
12 3 (2.54%) 3PAR
12 3 (2.54%) Escenic
12 3 (2.54%) Symantec
12 3 (2.54%) Veeam
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