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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 606 571 580
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 52 60 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.11% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.11% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 40 23
Average daily rate £365 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £194 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £375 £263
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +42.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £30.25 £31.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.96% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.25 £34.25 -
% change year-on-year
-11.67% -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Windows Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -36 51 £365 +4.28% 10
London -16 22 £415 +27.69% 5
South East -19 17 £200 -50.00% 2
East Sussex - 7 - -
Brighton - 7 - -
Oxfordshire +11 6 £200 -56.98%
North West - 6 £425 - 1
Oxford - 5 £200 -
Yorkshire -1 4 £388 +236.95% 2
Surrey -13 3 £425 +7.93% 1
Cheshire - 3 £425 -
City of London +37 2 £470 -1.05% 1
West Yorkshire -4 2 - - 1
Camberley -12 2 £425 +6.25%
Chester - 2 £425 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £388 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 £338 -
Bradford +16 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +8 1 - -
South West +7 1 £363 +3.57%
East of England +4 1 - -
Cambridge -6 1 - -
Leeds -7 1 - - 1
Edinburgh -12 1 - - 1
Scotland -17 1 - - 4
Bristol - 1 £363 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Barnsley - 1 £360 -
Sheffield - 1 £415 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) VMware
3 55 (59.78%) Windows Server
4 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
5 39 (42.39%) VMware Infrastructure
6 37 (40.22%) Linux
7 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
8 28 (30.43%) PowerShell
9 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (27.17%) SAN
11 20 (21.74%) HP
12 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (18.48%) SQL
13 15 (16.30%) Finance
14 14 (15.22%) Migration
15 13 (14.13%) DNS
16 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
17 11 (11.96%) SharePoint
17 11 (11.96%) SCCM
17 11 (11.96%) SCOM
18 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
18 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
18 10 (10.87%) Open Source
19 9 (9.78%) VBScript
19 9 (9.78%) Oracle
19 9 (9.78%) Cisco
19 9 (9.78%) Citrix
19 9 (9.78%) Back Office
20 8 (8.70%) Control-M

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 12 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.96%) SharePoint
3 8 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.52%) OpenStack
5 5 (5.43%) Apache
5 5 (5.43%) IIS
5 5 (5.43%) WordPress
6 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.26%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (2.17%) JBoss
9 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.09%) Confluence
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.09%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.52%) Office 365
2 6 (6.52%) SaaS
3 1 (1.09%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.17%) SAN
2 13 (14.13%) DNS
3 7 (7.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.52%) Firewall
4 6 (6.52%) Intranet
5 5 (5.43%) Internet
5 5 (5.43%) NAS
6 4 (4.35%) DHCP
6 4 (4.35%) HTTP
6 4 (4.35%) SSH
7 3 (3.26%) LAN
7 3 (3.26%) Network Security
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.17%) LDAP
8 2 (2.17%) VPN
8 2 (2.17%) WAN
8 2 (2.17%) Wireless
9 1 (1.09%) SMTP
9 1 (1.09%) SSL
9 1 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (1.09%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.09%) Subversion
2 1 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Back Office
3 7 (7.61%) Banking
4 5 (5.43%) Law
4 5 (5.43%) Retail
5 3 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Advertising
6 1 (1.09%) German Language
6 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
1 4 (4.35%) ASP.NET
1 4 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (2.17%) JRuby
2 2 (2.17%) X-Windows
3 1 (1.09%) jQuery
3 1 (1.09%) LAMP
3 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.17%) Clustering
2 2 (2.17%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.09%) Derivative
3 1 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (1.09%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (59.78%) Windows Server
3 37 (40.22%) Linux
4 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 7 (7.61%) Unix
8 6 (6.52%) Mac OS X
9 5 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 4 (4.35%) Solaris
11 3 (3.26%) AIX
11 3 (3.26%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.17%) CentOS
12 2 (2.17%) VyOS
12 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.09%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.22%) Migration
2 10 (10.87%) Open Source
3 7 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.52%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.43%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.35%) DevOps
7 3 (3.26%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (2.17%) ITIL
8 2 (2.17%) Kanban
8 2 (2.17%) Multithreading
8 2 (2.17%) Patch Management
8 2 (2.17%) Project Management
8 2 (2.17%) Scrum
8 2 (2.17%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.09%) Information Security
9 1 (1.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.48%) SQL
3 9 (9.78%) VBScript
4 8 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 7 (7.61%) Python
6 4 (4.35%) Perl
7 3 (3.26%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.26%) VB
8 2 (2.17%) C#
8 2 (2.17%) Ruby
9 1 (1.09%) Java
9 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.17%) MCSE
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) CCNA
3 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.09%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.09%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.09%) QA
System Software
1 49 (53.26%) Active Directory
2 39 (42.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.87%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.70%) vSphere
5 6 (6.52%) KVM
6 5 (5.43%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.35%) NFS
7 4 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (3.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.09%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.09%) Postfix
10 1 (1.09%) Samba
10 1 (1.09%) vCloud
10 1 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (1.09%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (11.96%) SCCM
1 11 (11.96%) SCOM
2 8 (8.70%) Control-M
2 8 (8.70%) OpenView
3 7 (7.61%) Puppet
3 7 (7.61%) WSUS
4 6 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (5.43%) Nagios
6 2 (2.17%) Ansible
6 2 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.09%) Casper Suite
7 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.09%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (1.09%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.09%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (66.30%) VMware
2 34 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.74%) HP
4 9 (9.78%) Cisco
4 9 (9.78%) Citrix
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle
5 8 (8.70%) IBM
6 7 (7.61%) BMC
6 7 (7.61%) NetApp
6 7 (7.61%) Rackspace
7 6 (6.52%) Dell
7 6 (6.52%) EMC
8 5 (5.43%) Symantec
9 4 (4.35%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.35%) Altiris
9 4 (4.35%) Veritas
10 3 (3.26%) Apple
10 3 (3.26%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.17%) Brocade
11 2 (2.17%) Veeam
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