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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 589 549 537
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 35 67 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 32
Average daily rate £340 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £280 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £450 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.51% -27.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - £20.00

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
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -61 34 £333 -5.00% 19
London -23 13 £390 +11.42% 11
South East -4 9 £310 +1.22% 3
Surrey +1 7 £310 -
City of London +39 5 £393 +1.29% 2
South West 0 4 £394 +16.66% 1
North West -11 3 £340 +4.61%
Yorkshire -12 3 £220 -43.58% 1
Manchester - 3 £340 -
Wiltshire -6 2 £306 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 £220 -43.58%
Huddersfield - 2 £220 -
Swindon - 2 £306 -
Hertfordshire +10 1 - -
Berkshire +4 1 £305 +16.19%
East of England -4 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £400 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £305 -
Brighton - 1 £325 -
Cheltenham - 1 £400 -
Watford - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £415 -
Camberley - 1 - -
Egham - 1 £295 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (68.29%) VMware
3 50 (60.98%) Windows Server
4 36 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
5 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
6 33 (40.24%) Linux
7 25 (30.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (23.17%) SAN
9 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
10 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (20.73%) DNS
12 15 (18.29%) DHCP
12 15 (18.29%) Cisco
13 14 (17.07%) Citrix
14 13 (15.85%) Office 365
15 12 (14.63%) Python
15 12 (14.63%) SQL
16 10 (12.20%) VMware ESX
16 10 (12.20%) vSphere
16 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
17 9 (10.98%) Migration
17 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
17 9 (10.98%) IIS
18 8 (9.76%) Web Services
18 8 (9.76%) Perl
18 8 (9.76%) HP
18 8 (9.76%) Puppet
18 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 9 (10.98%) IIS
2 6 (7.32%) Apache
2 6 (7.32%) OpenStack
3 5 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.10%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.88%) nginx
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.66%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.44%) JBoss
6 2 (2.44%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Office 365
2 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.17%) SAN
2 17 (20.73%) DNS
3 15 (18.29%) DHCP
4 7 (8.54%) Firewall
4 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.32%) LDAP
6 5 (6.10%) LAN
6 5 (6.10%) NAS
7 4 (4.88%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.88%) Network Security
7 4 (4.88%) WAN
8 3 (3.66%) Wireless
9 2 (2.44%) HTTP
9 2 (2.44%) Internet
9 2 (2.44%) SSH
9 2 (2.44%) VPN
10 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.22%) DDNS
10 1 (1.22%) Intranet
10 1 (1.22%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (7.32%) Back Office
2 5 (6.10%) Banking
2 5 (6.10%) Law
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 4 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.76%) Web Services
2 6 (7.32%) .NET
3 4 (4.88%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.44%) JRuby
5 1 (1.22%) FFmpeg
5 1 (1.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (4.88%) EMC VNX
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 82 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (60.98%) Windows Server
3 33 (40.24%) Linux
4 25 (30.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (21.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (8.54%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.32%) Ubuntu
9 5 (6.10%) Mac OS X
9 5 (6.10%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.88%) Unix
11 3 (3.66%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.44%) CentOS
12 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.44%) Solaris
12 2 (2.44%) VyOS
13 1 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (1.22%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.22%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) Migration
2 5 (6.10%) DevOps
2 5 (6.10%) E-Commerce
3 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
4 3 (3.66%) ITIL
4 3 (3.66%) Open Source
4 3 (3.66%) Patch Management
4 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
4 3 (3.66%) Service Management
5 2 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (2.44%) Data Analysis
5 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.44%) ITSM
5 2 (2.44%) Load Balancing
5 2 (2.44%) Multithreading
5 2 (2.44%) Network Design
5 2 (2.44%) Server Building
5 2 (2.44%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.44%) Workflow
6 1 (1.22%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (23.17%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.63%) Python
2 12 (14.63%) SQL
3 8 (9.76%) Perl
4 6 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.66%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.44%) C#
6 2 (2.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.44%) Ruby
7 1 (1.22%) Korn
7 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (4.88%) DBS Check
1 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.44%) A+ Certification
2 2 (2.44%) CompTIA Security+
2 2 (2.44%) MCSE
2 2 (2.44%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (2.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.44%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (1.22%) Degree
3 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.22%) MCITP
3 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.22%) QA
System Software
1 36 (43.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (42.68%) Active Directory
3 10 (12.20%) Hyper-V
3 10 (12.20%) VMware ESX
3 10 (12.20%) vSphere
4 6 (7.32%) KVM
5 5 (6.10%) vCloud
6 4 (4.88%) NFS
7 2 (2.44%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.44%) XenApp
7 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) Samba
8 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (9.76%) Puppet
2 5 (6.10%) SCCM
3 4 (4.88%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.66%) WSUS
5 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.44%) SCOM
6 1 (1.22%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.22%) Casper Suite
6 1 (1.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.22%) vRealize
Vendors
1 56 (68.29%) VMware
2 35 (42.68%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.29%) Cisco
4 14 (17.07%) Citrix
5 8 (9.76%) HP
6 7 (8.54%) Dell
6 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (7.32%) EMC
7 6 (7.32%) Veeam
8 5 (6.10%) Altiris
8 5 (6.10%) Dell KACE
8 5 (6.10%) Rackspace
9 4 (4.88%) Oracle
9 4 (4.88%) Symantec
10 3 (3.66%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.44%) Apple
11 2 (2.44%) Brocade
11 2 (2.44%) NetApp
11 2 (2.44%) Vyatta
12 1 (1.22%) Veritas