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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 541 540 504
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 40 26 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.051% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.056% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 15
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£350 £255 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.25% -17.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £215 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £225 £278
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -18.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
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 1854 1968 2263
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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 25 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 4 March 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 38 £350 +37.25% 19
London +1 24 £365 +32.72% 10
South East - 5 £388 - 3
City of London +15 4 £444 +10.93% 4
North West - 4 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -17 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -21 3 - - 1
Leeds -15 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - - 3
West Midlands - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Slough - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 3
Oxfordshire - - - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (62.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (61.19%) VMware
4 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
5 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
6 19 (28.36%) DevOps
7 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
8 15 (22.39%) SLA
9 14 (20.90%) Websense
9 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (19.40%) IIS
11 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (16.42%) HP
12 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.42%) SCCM
12 11 (16.42%) Clustering
13 10 (14.93%) DNS
13 10 (14.93%) SAN
14 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
14 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
14 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX
14 9 (13.43%) Migration
15 8 (11.94%) Finance
15 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
15 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
16 7 (10.45%) SQL
16 7 (10.45%) Linux
16 7 (10.45%) Cisco

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 13 (19.40%) IIS
2 8 (11.94%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (13.43%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
3 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.93%) DNS
1 10 (14.93%) SAN
2 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.96%) NAS
3 6 (8.96%) DHCP
4 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
5 4 (5.97%) LAN
5 4 (5.97%) VoIP
6 3 (4.48%) WAN
6 3 (4.48%) Firewall
6 3 (4.48%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (2.99%) Network Security
7 2 (2.99%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) Internet
7 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 2 (2.99%) FTP
7 2 (2.99%) SMS
8 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects XI
2 2 (2.99%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.49%) Maven
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.97%) XML Messaging
1 4 (5.97%) XML
2 2 (2.99%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.42%) Clustering
2 4 (5.97%) Hedge funds
2 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.49%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (62.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (31.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (11.94%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.45%) Linux
7 2 (2.99%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.49%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.49%) UNIX
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (28.36%) DevOps
2 9 (13.43%) Migration
3 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.46%) ITIL
4 5 (7.46%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Change Management
6 3 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.99%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) B2C
8 1 (1.49%) ERP
8 1 (1.49%) Project Management
8 1 (1.49%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (31.34%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.45%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) VBScript
4 2 (2.99%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) VB
5 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.96%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) MCSE
3 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.97%) MCITP
5 3 (4.48%) Degree
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCP
7 1 (1.49%) CCNP
7 1 (1.49%) CCNA
7 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.49%) MCTS
7 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.49%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (22.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 35 (52.24%) Active Directory
2 13 (19.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (13.43%) VMware ESX
4 6 (8.96%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.48%) NFS
6 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.49%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.49%) XenServer
7 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.49%) vSphere
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 6 (8.96%) SCOM
3 4 (5.97%) SAP Afaria
3 4 (5.97%) HP SIM
4 3 (4.48%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.99%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.49%) Legato
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.49%) Puppet
6 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (61.19%) VMware
2 18 (26.87%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.90%) Websense
4 11 (16.42%) HP
5 7 (10.45%) Cisco
6 5 (7.46%) NetApp
6 5 (7.46%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
7 4 (5.97%) Altiris
7 4 (5.97%) IBM
7 4 (5.97%) Citrix
7 4 (5.97%) EMC
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle
8 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.99%) BMC
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
8 2 (2.99%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 1 (1.49%) Sybase
9 1 (1.49%) CommVault
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