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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 593 580 553
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 38 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.057% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.069% 0.062% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 21 14
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£425 £300 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -5.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £248 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
-18.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £13.13 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 15 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 31 August 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 -23 37 £425 +41.66% 7
London +15 26 £450 +50.00% 7
South East -32 7 £313 +0.80%
City of London -6 5 £425 +41.66%
Surrey - 5 £175 -
Yorkshire - 3 £245 -
Reigate - 3 £175 -
Huddersfield - 3 £245 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £245 -
West Midlands -6 1 £450 +81.81%
Milton Keynes -8 1 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £400 -
Reading - 1 £395 -
Berkshire - 1 £395 -
Birmingham - 1 £450 -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (60.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (55.13%) VMware
4 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
5 40 (51.28%) Microsoft
6 38 (48.72%) PowerShell
7 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (26.92%) SQL
10 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
11 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
11 17 (21.79%) SAN
11 17 (21.79%) DNS
12 16 (20.51%) Citrix
12 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (20.51%) ITIL
12 16 (20.51%) Linux
12 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (20.51%) Finance
13 15 (19.23%) Cisco
14 14 (17.95%) SLA
14 14 (17.95%) HP
14 14 (17.95%) NetApp
14 14 (17.95%) IIS
15 13 (16.67%) MCSE
15 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
15 13 (16.67%) DHCP
16 11 (14.10%) VBScript
16 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
17 10 (12.82%) IBM

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 14 (17.95%) IIS
2 13 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.56%) TPMS
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.28%) Apache
7 1 (1.28%) Lync
Applications
1 17 (21.79%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.79%) DNS
1 17 (21.79%) SAN
2 13 (16.67%) DHCP
3 11 (14.10%) TCP/IP
4 10 (12.82%) NAS
5 6 (7.69%) LAN
5 6 (7.69%) WAN
6 5 (6.41%) Ethernet
6 5 (6.41%) Internet
6 5 (6.41%) LDAP
7 4 (5.13%) FTP
7 4 (5.13%) SMTP
8 3 (3.85%) Firewall
8 3 (3.85%) VLAN
9 2 (2.56%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.56%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.56%) Multicast
10 1 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.28%) VPN
10 1 (1.28%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Subversion
1 3 (3.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (20.51%) Finance
2 4 (5.13%) Banking
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.85%) .NET
2 2 (2.56%) Web Services
2 2 (2.56%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.82%) Clustering
2 7 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (5.13%) Fat Client
4 4 (5.13%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 78 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (60.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (32.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (20.51%) Linux
6 8 (10.26%) Data ONTAP
7 4 (5.13%) UNIX
8 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.56%) Debian
9 2 (2.56%) CentOS
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.28%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (20.51%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) DevOps
3 7 (8.97%) Migration
4 5 (6.41%) Change Management
4 5 (6.41%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.13%) Workflow
5 4 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (5.13%) Server Building
6 3 (3.85%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.85%) Information Security
6 3 (3.85%) Regression Testing
6 3 (3.85%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.85%) Identity Management
6 3 (3.85%) Data Security
6 3 (3.85%) Workflow Management
7 2 (2.56%) Service Management
7 2 (2.56%) ITSM
7 2 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.56%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (48.72%) PowerShell
2 21 (26.92%) SQL
3 11 (14.10%) VBScript
4 10 (12.82%) VB
5 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.69%) C
7 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) Korn
8 1 (1.28%) Perl
8 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (20.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.67%) MCSE
3 10 (12.82%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) MCP
5 1 (1.28%) Security+ Certification
5 1 (1.28%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (1.28%) MCTS
5 1 (1.28%) MCITP
5 1 (1.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.28%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.95%) SLA
2 4 (5.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.54%) XenApp
3 9 (11.54%) vSphere
4 8 (10.26%) vCloud
5 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (5.13%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.13%) NFS
7 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.56%) Samba
8 2 (2.56%) XenServer
8 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) SCOM
2 8 (10.26%) SCCM
3 4 (5.13%) HP SIM
3 4 (5.13%) Tivoli
3 4 (5.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.13%) MOM
4 3 (3.85%) Control-M
4 3 (3.85%) Puppet
4 3 (3.85%) OpenView
4 3 (3.85%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) VMware
2 40 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 16 (20.51%) Citrix
4 15 (19.23%) Cisco
5 14 (17.95%) HP
5 14 (17.95%) NetApp
6 10 (12.82%) IBM
7 8 (10.26%) Websense
8 7 (8.97%) Oracle
9 4 (5.13%) Sybase
9 4 (5.13%) EMC
9 4 (5.13%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.85%) Varonis
10 3 (3.85%) BMC
11 2 (2.56%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.56%) Altiris
11 2 (2.56%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.28%) Veeam
12 1 (1.28%) AppSense
12 1 (1.28%) Apple