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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 570 566 503
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -63
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 37 16 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.030% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.033% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £333 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 12 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 May 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 -6 36 £350 +27.27% 4
London +15 28 £350 +27.27% 1
City of London +13 7 £475 +72.72%
South East -12 6 £400 +28.00%
Surrey - 5 £400 -
Camberley - 4 £400 -
West Yorkshire -9 2 - -
Yorkshire -13 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 £175 -
Edinburgh - 1 £175 -
West Sussex - 1 - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (67.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 50 (63.29%) VMware
4 45 (56.96%) Active Directory
5 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
6 32 (40.51%) PowerShell
7 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
10 22 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (27.85%) DevOps
11 20 (25.32%) SAN
12 19 (24.05%) IIS
13 18 (22.78%) SQL
14 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
14 17 (21.52%) SLA
14 17 (21.52%) Clustering
15 16 (20.25%) Cisco
15 16 (20.25%) DNS
16 15 (18.99%) Linux
17 14 (17.72%) HP
17 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Certification
17 14 (17.72%) SCCM
18 13 (16.46%) NAS
18 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
18 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
19 12 (15.19%) Finance
20 11 (13.92%) Migration
20 11 (13.92%) SCOM
20 11 (13.92%) Websense

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (24.05%) IIS
2 13 (16.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.80%) Oracle Workflow
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.53%) TPMS
6 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (21.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.06%) Office 365
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.27%) SaaS
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.32%) SAN
2 16 (20.25%) DNS
3 13 (16.46%) NAS
3 13 (16.46%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.66%) DHCP
5 7 (8.86%) Internet
5 7 (8.86%) LAN
6 6 (7.59%) WAN
7 5 (6.33%) Firewall
7 5 (6.33%) Ethernet
8 4 (5.06%) LDAP
8 4 (5.06%) FTP
8 4 (5.06%) VoIP
8 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.80%) BIG-IP
9 3 (3.80%) SMTP
9 3 (3.80%) VPN
10 2 (2.53%) SSL
10 2 (2.53%) VLAN
11 1 (1.27%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (30.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.80%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.27%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (15.19%) Finance
2 5 (6.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) .NET
2 4 (5.06%) XML
2 4 (5.06%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.52%) Clustering
2 5 (6.33%) Client/Server
3 4 (5.06%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.06%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.06%) Replication
3 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.27%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (67.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (34.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (18.99%) Linux
6 7 (8.86%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.80%) UNIX
8 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) DevOps
2 11 (13.92%) Migration
3 10 (12.66%) ITIL
4 8 (10.13%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.86%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.59%) Change Management
6 6 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.06%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (3.80%) Load Balancing
8 3 (3.80%) Workflow
8 3 (3.80%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.80%) Data Security
8 3 (3.80%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.80%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.80%) Information Security
8 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.80%) Workflow Management
9 2 (2.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (40.51%) PowerShell
2 18 (22.78%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) VB
4 5 (6.33%) C
5 3 (3.80%) VBScript
6 2 (2.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (11.39%) MCSE
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Degree
4 5 (6.33%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.53%) MCITP
6 2 (2.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.27%) MCTS
7 1 (1.27%) MCP
7 1 (1.27%) CCNP
7 1 (1.27%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.52%) SLA
2 4 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (56.96%) Active Directory
2 22 (27.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.13%) XenApp
3 8 (10.13%) VMware ESX
3 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.13%) vSphere
4 7 (8.86%) NFS
5 4 (5.06%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.27%) XenServer
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (17.72%) SCCM
2 11 (13.92%) SCOM
3 6 (7.59%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.06%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (5.06%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (3.80%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (3.80%) MOM
6 2 (2.53%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.53%) Puppet
6 2 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 50 (63.29%) VMware
2 33 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.25%) Cisco
4 14 (17.72%) HP
5 11 (13.92%) Websense
5 11 (13.92%) NetApp
6 10 (12.66%) Citrix
6 10 (12.66%) Oracle
7 8 (10.13%) IBM
8 7 (8.86%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.06%) EMC
9 4 (5.06%) SonicWALL
10 3 (3.80%) Varonis
10 3 (3.80%) F5
10 3 (3.80%) Sybase
11 2 (2.53%) Symantec
11 2 (2.53%) BMC
12 1 (1.27%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.27%) RightFax
12 1 (1.27%) Intel
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