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 22 February 2017 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 580 592 557
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 14 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.071% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.075% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 33 40
Median daily rate £315 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £314 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £39.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.36% +130.65%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year
-49.36% -

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 2017.

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 19 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 22 February 2017. 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 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 +22 14 £315 -11.88% 12
South East +17 4 £315 +2.02% 3
London +12 4 £325 -17.98% 7
North West +15 2 £423 +24.33%
Surrey +10 2 - -
Lancashire +8 2 £423 -
Preston -1 2 £423 -
Leicestershire - 2 £306 -
Leicester - 2 £306 -
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
East Midlands - 2 £306 -
City of London -6 1 £350 -10.82% 1
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £225 -
Kent - 1 £315 -
Hampshire - 1 - - 1
Worcester - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 - - 1

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 2017, 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 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
3 27 (55.10%) VMware
4 22 (44.90%) Windows Server
5 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
5 16 (32.65%) DNS
6 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (28.57%) Linux
8 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (22.45%) SAN
9 11 (22.45%) SCCM
10 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (16.33%) Firewall
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) SQL
11 7 (14.29%) Citrix
11 7 (14.29%) Internet
11 7 (14.29%) VPN
12 6 (12.24%) Migration
12 6 (12.24%) WAN
12 6 (12.24%) DHCP
12 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
12 6 (12.24%) LAN
12 6 (12.24%) Office 365
12 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
12 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
13 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (10.20%) vSphere
13 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V

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 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) IIS
4 2 (4.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (12.24%) Office 365
2 5 (10.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (32.65%) DNS
2 11 (22.45%) SAN
3 8 (16.33%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) Internet
4 7 (14.29%) VPN
5 6 (12.24%) DHCP
5 6 (12.24%) LAN
5 6 (12.24%) WAN
6 4 (8.16%) NAS
7 3 (6.12%) Intranet
7 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.12%) VLAN
8 2 (4.08%) HTTP
8 2 (4.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (4.08%) LDAP
8 2 (4.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (4.08%) SMTP
8 2 (4.08%) SSH
9 1 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.04%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.04%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.08%) Banking
1 2 (4.08%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Advertising
2 1 (2.04%) Back Office
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
2 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.08%) Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (44.90%) Windows Server
3 15 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Linux
5 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (16.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
8 4 (8.16%) Unix
9 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (6.12%) Solaris
10 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
11 1 (2.04%) CentOS
11 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
11 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.04%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.24%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) DevOps
4 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.08%) Change Management
4 2 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.08%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.08%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.08%) Security Patching
4 2 (4.08%) Security Testing
4 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.04%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.04%) Information Management
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Load Testing
5 1 (2.04%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.04%) Release Management
5 1 (2.04%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (32.65%) PowerShell
2 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 5 (10.20%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) VB
4 3 (6.12%) VBScript
5 2 (4.08%) C
5 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (59.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.20%) vSphere
4 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
5 2 (4.08%) Firmware
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
6 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.04%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (22.45%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) Terraform
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.08%) Nagios
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.04%) Ansible
4 1 (2.04%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.04%) OpenView
4 1 (2.04%) Packer
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) SafeCom
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) VMware
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (8.16%) Cisco
4 4 (8.16%) IBM
5 3 (6.12%) HP
5 3 (6.12%) Oracle
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.12%) Veeam
6 2 (4.08%) Dell
6 2 (4.08%) Escenic
6 2 (4.08%) NetApp
6 2 (4.08%) Tableau
7 1 (2.04%) EMC
7 1 (2.04%) Juniper
7 1 (2.04%) Lotus
7 1 (2.04%) Remedy
7 1 (2.04%) Sun
7 1 (2.04%) Symantec
7 1 (2.04%) Veritas