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 25 May 2016 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 584 582 581
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 57 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 25
Median daily rate £361 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.21% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £236 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £363 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.68% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £30.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-30.00% -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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
Top 30 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 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -13 56 £361 +3.21% 11
London -6 30 £370 +5.71% 6
South East -5 14 £250 -37.50% 1
North West -6 6 £393 - 1
East Sussex - 6 £250 -
Brighton - 6 £250 -
Yorkshire +2 4 £330 +186.95% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £200 -
Cheshire - 4 £393 -
City of London +42 3 £415 -12.63% 2
West Yorkshire -3 3 £300 +160.86% 1
Oxford - 3 £200 -
Leeds -5 2 £300 +160.86% 1
Camberley -12 2 £425 +6.25%
Surrey -17 2 £425 +6.25%
Liverpool - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £338 - 2
Chester - 2 £425 -
Warrington - 2 £360 -
Bradford +14 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +10 1 - -
East of England +8 1 - -
Cambridge +5 1 - -
Edinburgh -6 1 - -
South West -7 1 £363 +3.57%
Scotland -13 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 £363 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £450 - 1

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, 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 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (64.52%) VMware
3 57 (61.29%) Windows Server
4 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
5 41 (44.09%) Linux
6 39 (41.94%) Microsoft
7 36 (38.71%) PowerShell
8 32 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (26.88%) SAN
11 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (22.58%) HP
13 18 (19.35%) Finance
14 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (17.20%) SCOM
15 13 (13.98%) DNS
15 13 (13.98%) SQL
15 13 (13.98%) Open Source
16 12 (12.90%) SCCM
16 12 (12.90%) VBScript
16 12 (12.90%) MS Exchange
16 12 (12.90%) Citrix
16 12 (12.90%) Migration
17 11 (11.83%) Back Office
17 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
17 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
18 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (9.68%) WSUS
18 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
18 9 (9.68%) Puppet

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 12 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.83%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.38%) Apache
4 5 (5.38%) IIS
4 5 (5.38%) WordPress
5 4 (4.30%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.30%) Tomcat
6 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.08%) Confluence
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.08%) HipChat
2 1 (1.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.45%) SaaS
3 5 (5.38%) Office 365
4 4 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.88%) SAN
2 13 (13.98%) DNS
3 7 (7.53%) NAS
3 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.45%) Firewall
4 6 (6.45%) Internet
5 5 (5.38%) Intranet
6 4 (4.30%) DHCP
6 4 (4.30%) SSH
7 3 (3.23%) HTTP
7 3 (3.23%) LAN
7 3 (3.23%) Network Security
8 2 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.15%) LDAP
8 2 (2.15%) SMTP
8 2 (2.15%) VPN
8 2 (2.15%) X.509
9 1 (1.08%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.08%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.15%) JIRA
1 2 (2.15%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.08%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.08%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.08%) Subversion
2 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (19.35%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Law
4 3 (3.23%) Retail
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.08%) German Language
6 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) JRuby
1 2 (2.15%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.08%) jQuery
2 1 (1.08%) LAMP
2 1 (1.08%) Spring
2 1 (1.08%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.15%) Clustering
2 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.08%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.08%) Derivative
3 1 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.08%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.08%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (61.29%) Windows Server
3 41 (44.09%) Linux
4 29 (31.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (17.20%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.60%) Windows 7
8 7 (7.53%) Unix
9 6 (6.45%) Mac OS X
10 5 (5.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (5.38%) Solaris
11 4 (4.30%) Windows 8
12 3 (3.23%) AIX
12 3 (3.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (2.15%) VyOS
14 1 (1.08%) CentOS
14 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X Server
14 1 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (1.08%) Windows 10
14 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) Open Source
2 12 (12.90%) Migration
3 7 (7.53%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.38%) DevOps
6 3 (3.23%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (3.23%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.15%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (2.15%) ITIL
7 2 (2.15%) Kanban
7 2 (2.15%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.15%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.15%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.15%) Project Management
7 2 (2.15%) Scrum
7 2 (2.15%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.08%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 36 (38.71%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.98%) SQL
3 12 (12.90%) VBScript
4 9 (9.68%) Bash Shell
5 8 (8.60%) Perl
6 6 (6.45%) Python
7 3 (3.23%) VB
8 2 (2.15%) PHP
8 2 (2.15%) Ruby
8 2 (2.15%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.08%) C#
9 1 (1.08%) Java
9 1 (1.08%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.08%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (4.30%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.15%) MCSE
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.08%) CCNA
4 1 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.08%) QA
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 32 (34.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.45%) VMware ESX
5 5 (5.38%) NFS
6 4 (4.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.30%) vSphere
7 3 (3.23%) KVM
8 1 (1.08%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.08%) Postfix
8 1 (1.08%) Samba
8 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.08%) vCloud
8 1 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.08%) XenApp
8 1 (1.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) SCOM
2 12 (12.90%) SCCM
3 9 (9.68%) Puppet
3 9 (9.68%) WSUS
4 8 (8.60%) Control-M
4 8 (8.60%) OpenView
5 7 (7.53%) Nagios
6 6 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.15%) Ansible
7 2 (2.15%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.08%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.08%) Casper Suite
8 1 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.08%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.08%) SnapVault
8 1 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (64.52%) VMware
2 39 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (22.58%) HP
4 12 (12.90%) Citrix
5 9 (9.68%) Oracle
6 8 (8.60%) IBM
6 8 (8.60%) NetApp
7 7 (7.53%) BMC
7 7 (7.53%) Cisco
8 6 (6.45%) Dell
8 6 (6.45%) EMC
9 5 (5.38%) Rackspace
10 4 (4.30%) 3PAR
10 4 (4.30%) Symantec
10 4 (4.30%) Veritas
11 3 (3.23%) Altiris
11 3 (3.23%) Apple
11 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.15%) Brocade
12 2 (2.15%) Vyatta