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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows System Administrator
Rank 583 571 514
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 37 22 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.067% 0.042% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.073% 0.045% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 15 22
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £238 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £370 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+31.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £30.63
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
50652 48956 46269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.51% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31989 29870 26863
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1903 1970 2163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.09 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -8.05%

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 8 July 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 17 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 8 July 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 -15 36 £363 +20.83% 7
London +15 27 £333 +10.83% 3
City of London -7 5 £373 +24.16% 2
South East -14 5 £400 +29.03% 2
Surrey - 3 £400 -
Yorkshire -19 2 £275 - 1
Camberley - 2 £400 -
Buckinghamshire +1 1 £400 -
Birmingham +1 1 £450 -
West Midlands -4 1 £450 +78.21% 1
Milton Keynes -4 1 £400 -
West Yorkshire -22 1 £225 - 1
North West - 1 £375 -
Chester - 1 £375 -
Huddersfield - 1 £225 -
Cheshire - 1 £375 -
West Sussex - 1 - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (61.84%) VMware
4 42 (55.26%) Microsoft
5 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
5 37 (48.68%) PowerShell
6 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 21 (27.63%) SQL
8 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
10 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 19 (25.00%) HP
11 18 (23.68%) Cisco
11 18 (23.68%) SAN
12 17 (22.37%) DNS
12 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
13 16 (21.05%) Linux
14 15 (19.74%) Finance
14 15 (19.74%) Clustering
15 14 (18.42%) IIS
16 13 (17.11%) ITIL
16 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
16 13 (17.11%) Citrix
16 13 (17.11%) NetApp
16 13 (17.11%) SCCM
17 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
17 12 (15.79%) MCSE
17 12 (15.79%) NAS
17 12 (15.79%) DevOps

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 (18.42%) IIS
2 12 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 8 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.63%) TPMS
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.32%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.32%) Lync
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 20 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.32%) SaaS
3 1 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.68%) SAN
2 17 (22.37%) DNS
3 13 (17.11%) TCP/IP
4 12 (15.79%) NAS
5 11 (14.47%) DHCP
6 7 (9.21%) LAN
7 6 (7.89%) WAN
7 6 (7.89%) Internet
8 5 (6.58%) Firewall
8 5 (6.58%) Ethernet
9 4 (5.26%) FTP
9 4 (5.26%) SMTP
9 4 (5.26%) LDAP
10 3 (3.95%) VPN
11 2 (2.63%) VoIP
11 2 (2.63%) VLAN
11 2 (2.63%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
12 1 (1.32%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.32%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.32%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Subversion
1 2 (2.63%) JIRA
1 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (19.74%) Finance
2 5 (6.58%) Banking
3 1 (1.32%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.32%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) .NET
2 2 (2.63%) XML
2 2 (2.63%) XML Messaging
3 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.74%) Clustering
2 7 (9.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.58%) Client/Server
5 4 (5.26%) Thin Client
5 4 (5.26%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.26%) Replication
5 4 (5.26%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.32%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (34.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (32.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (21.05%) Linux
6 7 (9.21%) Data ONTAP
7 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.95%) UNIX
9 2 (2.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.32%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.11%) ITIL
2 12 (15.79%) DevOps
3 11 (14.47%) Migration
4 8 (10.53%) Server Building
5 6 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.58%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.58%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) Regression Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Identity Management
8 3 (3.95%) Data Security
8 3 (3.95%) Workflow
8 3 (3.95%) Information Security
8 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.95%) Workflow Management
8 3 (3.95%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.95%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 37 (48.68%) PowerShell
2 21 (27.63%) SQL
3 9 (11.84%) VBScript
3 9 (11.84%) VB
4 6 (7.89%) C
5 4 (5.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.63%) C#
7 1 (1.32%) Perl
7 1 (1.32%) Python
7 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (15.79%) MCSE
3 8 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
5 3 (3.95%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.63%) MCP
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.63%) MCTS
7 1 (1.32%) MCITP
7 1 (1.32%) MCSA
7 1 (1.32%) CCNP
7 1 (1.32%) CCNA
7 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.47%) SLA
2 4 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (48.68%) Active Directory
2 21 (27.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.84%) XenApp
4 8 (10.53%) vSphere
5 7 (9.21%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
6 5 (6.58%) NFS
7 4 (5.26%) vCloud
7 4 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (5.26%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.63%) XenServer
8 2 (2.63%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (17.11%) SCCM
2 10 (13.16%) SCOM
3 6 (7.89%) HP SIM
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli
4 4 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (5.26%) MOM
4 4 (5.26%) SAP Afaria
5 3 (3.95%) DatAdvantage
5 3 (3.95%) Puppet
6 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.63%) Control-M
6 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.63%) WSUS
6 2 (2.63%) OpenView
7 1 (1.32%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (61.84%) VMware
2 42 (55.26%) Microsoft
3 19 (25.00%) HP
4 18 (23.68%) Cisco
5 13 (17.11%) Citrix
5 13 (17.11%) NetApp
6 11 (14.47%) IBM
7 9 (11.84%) Oracle
8 5 (6.58%) Websense
8 5 (6.58%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 4 (5.26%) BMC
9 4 (5.26%) Sybase
9 4 (5.26%) EMC
10 3 (3.95%) Varonis
11 2 (2.63%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.63%) Symantec
12 1 (1.32%) AppSense
12 1 (1.32%) Altiris
12 1 (1.32%) Apple
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