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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 592 606 595
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 29 39 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.071% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.075% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 26
Median daily rate £325 £363 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +10.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £220 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £425 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £328
% change year-on-year
- -8.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £13.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +61.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.50 -

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
46860 52217 52769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.53% 94.73% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 30653 33283 33387
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2021 2181
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 27 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 9 December 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 -1 27 £325 -10.34% 15
London +14 18 £413 +6.45% 4
West Midlands - 4 £313 -
South East +22 3 £300 -9.43% 4
City of London -6 3 £470 +25.33% 2
Telford - 2 £313 -
Shropshire - 2 £313 -
Hampshire +21 1 £300 - 1
Scotland +10 1 £300 -
Hertfordshire -1 1 £260 -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £250 -
East of England -3 1 £260 -9.56% 2
Wales -7 1 - -
Port Talbot - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 3
Neath Port Talbot - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £315 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 £300 -
Rickmansworth - 1 £260 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (62.50%) VMware
3 53 (55.21%) Windows Server
4 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 47 (48.96%) PowerShell
6 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 35 (36.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (35.42%) Linux
9 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
10 26 (27.08%) DNS
11 24 (25.00%) SCCM
12 22 (22.92%) SAN
13 20 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (18.75%) IIS
14 18 (18.75%) Firewall
15 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (15.63%) SCOM
17 14 (14.58%) EMC
18 13 (13.54%) Citrix
18 13 (13.54%) Red Hat
18 13 (13.54%) Perl
18 13 (13.54%) SQL
18 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
19 12 (12.50%) ITIL
19 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
19 12 (12.50%) Cisco
19 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
19 12 (12.50%) Puppet
19 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell

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 18 (18.75%) IIS
2 10 (10.42%) MS Exchange
3 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.21%) Apache
4 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
5 4 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.04%) JBoss
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.04%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.33%) Office 365
3 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.08%) CloudFront
4 2 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.08%) DNS
2 22 (22.92%) SAN
3 18 (18.75%) Firewall
4 10 (10.42%) Internet
4 10 (10.42%) NAS
5 7 (7.29%) DHCP
6 5 (5.21%) VPN
6 5 (5.21%) X.509
7 3 (3.13%) LAN
7 3 (3.13%) LDAP
7 3 (3.13%) SMTP
7 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.13%) VLAN
7 3 (3.13%) WAN
8 2 (2.08%) FCoE
8 2 (2.08%) HTTP
8 2 (2.08%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.08%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.08%) NetScaler
8 2 (2.08%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.21%) MySQL
3 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
1 7 (7.29%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.04%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 11 (11.46%) Back Office
1 11 (11.46%) Finance
2 6 (6.25%) Publishing
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (2.08%) Advertising
5 1 (1.04%) Games
5 1 (1.04%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.04%) Law
5 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.21%) .NET
2 4 (4.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.04%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 5 (5.21%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) Replication
5 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (55.21%) Windows Server
3 42 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (36.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (35.42%) Linux
6 20 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (7.29%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.21%) Unix
9 5 (5.21%) Windows XP
10 4 (4.17%) CentOS
10 4 (4.17%) Solaris
11 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.54%) Configuration Management
2 12 (12.50%) ITIL
2 12 (12.50%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (10.42%) DevOps
4 8 (8.33%) Load Balancing
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (5.21%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (4.17%) Change Management
6 4 (4.17%) Open Source
6 4 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (4.17%) Security Patching
7 3 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
7 3 (3.13%) Patch Management
7 3 (3.13%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.13%) Release Management
7 3 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.08%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.08%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (48.96%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.54%) Perl
2 13 (13.54%) SQL
3 12 (12.50%) Bash Shell
4 7 (7.29%) Python
4 7 (7.29%) VBScript
5 5 (5.21%) PHP
6 4 (4.17%) VB
7 3 (3.13%) C#
8 2 (2.08%) C
8 2 (2.08%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.04%) Java
9 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 4 (4.17%) MCSE
1 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 4 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.13%) CCNA
2 3 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.13%) MCP
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.04%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.46%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 48 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 35 (36.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.42%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (4.17%) vSphere
7 2 (2.08%) Docker
7 2 (2.08%) Firmware
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.08%) NFS
7 2 (2.08%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.08%) XenApp
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (25.00%) SCCM
2 15 (15.63%) SCOM
3 12 (12.50%) Puppet
4 7 (7.29%) Ansible
4 7 (7.29%) WSUS
5 6 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (6.25%) Nagios
5 6 (6.25%) Terraform
6 5 (5.21%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (2.08%) OpenView
7 2 (2.08%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.04%) CFEngine
8 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.04%) Packer
8 1 (1.04%) SafeCom
8 1 (1.04%) Salt
8 1 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (62.50%) VMware
2 28 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.58%) EMC
4 13 (13.54%) Citrix
4 13 (13.54%) Red Hat
5 12 (12.50%) Cisco
6 8 (8.33%) Dell
6 8 (8.33%) HP
6 8 (8.33%) NetApp
7 6 (6.25%) Intel Security
7 6 (6.25%) Oracle
8 5 (5.21%) Altiris
8 5 (5.21%) IBM
9 4 (4.17%) Escenic
9 4 (4.17%) Qualys
9 4 (4.17%) Tableau
9 4 (4.17%) Veeam
9 4 (4.17%) Veritas
10 3 (3.13%) Juniper
11 2 (2.08%) 3PAR
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