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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows System Administrator
Rank 584 554 582
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 28 32 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.061% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.065% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 15 14
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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 £242 £217 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £370 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £335 -
% change year-on-year
-21.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 25 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 19 September 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 -8 27 £300 -10.44% 8
London +15 14 £320 +6.84% 5
City of London +31 7 £300 +0.16% 3
South East +5 5 £359 +7.08%
Buckinghamshire -4 2 - -
Milton Keynes -6 2 - -
South West -47 2 £263 -
East of England -21 1 - - 3
Essex - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Reading - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Lincoln - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (52.00%) VMware
4 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (32.00%) Citrix
6 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (30.00%) Clustering
7 15 (30.00%) IIS
8 12 (24.00%) HP
8 12 (24.00%) SCCM
8 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.00%) VMware ESX
9 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
9 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
9 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
9 11 (22.00%) Finance
10 9 (18.00%) Banking
10 9 (18.00%) SCOM
10 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
11 8 (16.00%) XenApp
11 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
11 8 (16.00%) Windows 2000
12 7 (14.00%) DNS
12 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 7 (14.00%) SAP Afaria
13 6 (12.00%) XenServer
13 6 (12.00%) Intel

Windows Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 15 (30.00%) IIS
2 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.00%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 11 (22.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.00%) Office 365
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
3 5 (10.00%) SAN
4 4 (8.00%) NAS
4 4 (8.00%) DHCP
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) Firewall
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.00%) Internet
6 1 (2.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.00%) Finance
2 9 (18.00%) Banking
3 3 (6.00%) Back Office
3 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.00%) .NET
1 1 (2.00%) DCOM
1 1 (2.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.00%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 50 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (16.00%) Windows 2000
6 7 (14.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 6 (12.00%) Windows NT
8 5 (10.00%) Linux
8 5 (10.00%) UNIX
9 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
11 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.00%) Change Management
1 5 (10.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 4 (8.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL
3 3 (6.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (6.00%) Migration
3 3 (6.00%) Software Distribution
4 2 (4.00%) Business Transformation
4 2 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.00%) Fund Management
4 2 (4.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.00%) MOF
5 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.00%) DevOps
5 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) C
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) MCSE
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (62.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.00%) VMware ESX
4 8 (16.00%) XenApp
5 6 (12.00%) XenServer
6 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.00%) ISA Server
6 3 (6.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (6.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (4.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.00%) vSphere
8 1 (2.00%) VMFS
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (24.00%) SCCM
2 9 (18.00%) SCOM
3 7 (14.00%) SAP Afaria
4 5 (10.00%) MOM
4 5 (10.00%) HP SIM
5 3 (6.00%) BladeLogic
6 1 (2.00%) WSUS
6 1 (2.00%) WMI
6 1 (2.00%) Ansible
6 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 26 (52.00%) VMware
2 19 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) Citrix
4 12 (24.00%) HP
5 6 (12.00%) Intel
6 5 (10.00%) IBM
6 5 (10.00%) Sophos
6 5 (10.00%) Altiris
6 5 (10.00%) Qualys
7 4 (8.00%) NetApp
7 4 (8.00%) Cisco
8 3 (6.00%) Dell
9 2 (4.00%) RightFax
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.00%) Compaq
10 1 (2.00%) EMC
10 1 (2.00%) CommVault
10 1 (2.00%) Symantec
10 1 (2.00%) McAfee
10 1 (2.00%) Google