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 22 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 550 556 534
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 36 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.039% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.042% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £398 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £350 £261
% change year-on-year
-5.35% +33.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £13.96 - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £17.50

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 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 22 December 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 -13 36 £350 +7.69% 10
London +27 26 £350 +26.12% 10
City of London +4 6 £413 +10.00% 5
East of England - 5 - -
North West - 2 £388 -
South East -21 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Malvern - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Crewe - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Hungerford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 40 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 36 (56.25%) VMware
3 36 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
4 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (23.44%) IIS
7 14 (21.88%) SLA
7 14 (21.88%) Finance
8 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
8 13 (20.31%) VMware ESX
8 13 (20.31%) DevOps
9 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
9 12 (18.75%) Citrix
10 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (17.19%) Websense
11 10 (15.63%) DNS
11 10 (15.63%) SCCM
11 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
12 9 (14.06%) Clustering
13 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 7 (10.94%) MCSE
14 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
14 7 (10.94%) DHCP
14 7 (10.94%) SAN
14 7 (10.94%) SCOM
14 7 (10.94%) XenApp

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 15 (23.44%) IIS
2 13 (20.31%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.69%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.69%) Office 365
3 1 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
2 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 7 (10.94%) DHCP
3 7 (10.94%) SAN
4 4 (6.25%) NAS
5 3 (4.69%) LAN
5 3 (4.69%) VoIP
5 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.13%) WAN
6 2 (3.13%) SMS
6 2 (3.13%) FTP
6 2 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.13%) VLAN
6 2 (3.13%) Network Security
6 2 (3.13%) Internet
6 2 (3.13%) Firewall
7 1 (1.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (3.13%) BusinessObjects XI
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 14 (21.88%) Finance
2 6 (9.38%) Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.13%) Back Office
3 2 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.56%) .NET
1 1 (1.56%) XML
1 1 (1.56%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.06%) Clustering
2 5 (7.81%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.69%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.13%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.56%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 64 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (28.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (15.63%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.38%) Linux
7 5 (7.81%) UNIX
7 5 (7.81%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 2000
8 3 (4.69%) Windows NT
8 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.31%) DevOps
2 6 (9.38%) ITIL
2 6 (9.38%) E-Commerce
2 6 (9.38%) Migration
3 4 (6.25%) Change Management
4 3 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.69%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.69%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (3.13%) Software Distribution
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.13%) Performance Analysis
5 2 (3.13%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.13%) Risk Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.56%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.56%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.56%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.56%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.81%) SQL
3 3 (4.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.56%) VB
4 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.94%) MCSE
3 5 (7.81%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.25%) MCITP
5 1 (1.56%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (21.88%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 40 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.31%) VMware ESX
3 10 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (10.94%) XenApp
5 5 (7.81%) XenServer
5 5 (7.81%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.25%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.69%) ISA Server
7 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (4.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.13%) vSphere
9 1 (1.56%) VMFS
9 1 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (15.63%) SCCM
2 7 (10.94%) SCOM
3 3 (4.69%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.13%) Puppet
4 2 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.56%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.56%) Legato
5 1 (1.56%) SAP Afaria
5 1 (1.56%) Ansible
5 1 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 36 (56.25%) VMware
2 12 (18.75%) Citrix
2 12 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.19%) Websense
4 5 (7.81%) NetApp
4 5 (7.81%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Intel
5 4 (6.25%) EMC
5 4 (6.25%) Altiris
6 3 (4.69%) Cisco
6 3 (4.69%) IBM
6 3 (4.69%) F5
7 2 (3.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.13%) RightFax
7 2 (3.13%) Business Objects
7 2 (3.13%) SAP
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle
8 1 (1.56%) Sybase
8 1 (1.56%) Dell
8 1 (1.56%) Google
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