The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 561 542 546
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 29 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.061% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.066% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 22
Average daily rate
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£300 £335 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% -8.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £217 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £372 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £228
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +47.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.13 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 2014.

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 23 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 1 August 2014. 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 -4 28 £300 -10.44% 10
London 0 11 £300 -14.28% 8
City of London +33 9 £300 -20.52% 4
South East -5 7 £310 -5.34%
South West -32 3 £250 -
East of England - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £225 -
Surrey - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (44.19%) VMware
5 15 (34.88%) SCCM
5 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
6 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (30.23%) IIS
8 12 (27.91%) Clustering
9 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (25.58%) HP
9 11 (25.58%) Citrix
10 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (20.93%) SCOM
11 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
11 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
12 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
13 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
13 7 (16.28%) SAP Afaria
13 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
13 7 (16.28%) Sophos
14 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
14 6 (13.95%) Windows 2000
14 6 (13.95%) DNS
14 6 (13.95%) XenApp
14 6 (13.95%) Banking
15 5 (11.63%) Altiris
15 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
15 5 (11.63%) Finance
15 5 (11.63%) Qualys

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 13 (30.23%) IIS
2 9 (20.93%) MS Exchange
3 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (6.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 7 (16.28%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) TCP/IP
2 6 (13.95%) DNS
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
4 3 (6.98%) DHCP
5 2 (4.65%) Firewall
5 2 (4.65%) SAN
5 2 (4.65%) VoIP
5 2 (4.65%) VLAN
5 2 (4.65%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) WAN
6 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (13.95%) Banking
2 5 (11.63%) Finance
3 3 (6.98%) Back Office
4 2 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (2.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.33%) DCOM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.91%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Firmware
3 1 (2.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (46.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (32.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (25.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.95%) Windows 2000
7 4 (9.30%) Windows XP
7 4 (9.30%) Windows NT
7 4 (9.30%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.33%) UNIX
9 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.63%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (6.98%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.65%) Business Transformation
4 2 (4.65%) Migration
4 2 (4.65%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.65%) Wealth Management
5 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.33%) MOF
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) C
3 2 (4.65%) VBScript
3 2 (4.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) Degree
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.95%) XenApp
4 5 (11.63%) VMware ESX
4 5 (11.63%) XenServer
5 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.33%) vSphere
6 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (34.88%) SCCM
2 9 (20.93%) SCOM
3 7 (16.28%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (11.63%) HP SIM
4 5 (11.63%) MOM
5 3 (6.98%) WSUS
6 1 (2.33%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.33%) WMI
6 1 (2.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 19 (44.19%) VMware
2 15 (34.88%) Microsoft
3 11 (25.58%) HP
3 11 (25.58%) Citrix
4 7 (16.28%) Sophos
5 5 (11.63%) Altiris
5 5 (11.63%) Qualys
6 4 (9.30%) Cisco
7 3 (6.98%) Veeam
7 3 (6.98%) IBM
7 3 (6.98%) Intel
7 3 (6.98%) McAfee
8 2 (4.65%) CommVault
8 2 (4.65%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) Compaq
8 2 (4.65%) Dell
9 1 (2.33%) RightFax
9 1 (2.33%) Symantec
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