The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 548 524
Rank change year-on-year -11 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 42 75 102
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 52 71
Median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £524 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £349 £375
% change year-on-year -6.81% -7.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £31.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 - £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 - £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - £29.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Windows Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Administrator in England

Windows Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
London -21 20 £327 -12.80% 4
South East +15 7 £368 +33.63% 4
North West +16 4 £363 +0.69%
South West +5 3 £300 -21.31%
Yorkshire +25 2 - -
West Midlands +19 2 £281 - 5
East of England -1 2 £388 -15.76% 2
East Midlands -5 2 £325 -3.70%
Windows Administrator
UK

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Windows 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 across the England region featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (73.13%) Active Directory
3 42 (62.69%) VMware
4 39 (58.21%) Windows Server
5 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
6 26 (38.81%) DNS
7 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
9 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (25.37%) SAN
9 17 (25.37%) Linux
10 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
10 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
11 15 (22.39%) DHCP
12 14 (20.90%) HP
12 14 (20.90%) ITIL
12 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
12 14 (20.90%) Office 365
13 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
13 13 (19.40%) Finance
14 12 (17.91%) VPN
14 12 (17.91%) SCCM
15 11 (16.42%) Cisco
15 11 (16.42%) Citrix
15 11 (16.42%) SQL
16 10 (14.93%) vSphere
17 9 (13.43%) Firewall
18 8 (11.94%) Migration
18 8 (11.94%) Unix

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (23.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.46%) IIS
3 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.99%) Apache
4 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.90%) Office 365
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (38.81%) DNS
2 17 (25.37%) SAN
3 15 (22.39%) DHCP
4 12 (17.91%) VPN
5 9 (13.43%) Firewall
6 7 (10.45%) LAN
6 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
6 7 (10.45%) WAN
7 6 (8.96%) IP Telephony
8 5 (7.46%) NAS
9 4 (5.97%) Internet
9 4 (5.97%) Kerberos
9 4 (5.97%) Network Security
10 2 (2.99%) Intranet
10 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.49%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (1.49%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.49%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) DB2
3 1 (1.49%) DB2 UDB
3 1 (1.49%) MySQL
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Ant
1 1 (1.49%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.49%) Maven
1 1 (1.49%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.49%) MSI
1 1 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Banking
3 4 (5.97%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.99%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.99%) Middleware
2 1 (1.49%) .NET
2 1 (1.49%) Flash
2 1 (1.49%) RESTful
2 1 (1.49%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
2 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.97%) PKI
4 3 (4.48%) EMC VNX
4 3 (4.48%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.48%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.49%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (58.21%) Windows Server
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (25.37%) Linux
4 17 (25.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (23.88%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.94%) Unix
7 6 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.97%) CentOS
9 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.48%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.49%) Android
11 1 (1.49%) Debian
11 1 (1.49%) SUSE
11 1 (1.49%) VMS
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.90%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Migration
3 7 (10.45%) Asset Management
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 5 (7.46%) DevOps
5 4 (5.97%) DRM
5 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.97%) Time Management
5 4 (5.97%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (4.48%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.48%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.48%) Service Management
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) High Availability
7 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.99%) Network Management
7 2 (2.99%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.99%) Server Patching
7 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.87%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 3 (4.48%) VB
4 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.99%) VBScript
5 1 (1.49%) C
5 1 (1.49%) C#
5 1 (1.49%) Java
5 1 (1.49%) Perl
5 1 (1.49%) Python
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (5.97%) Degree
3 4 (5.97%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (73.13%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.93%) vSphere
5 5 (7.46%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.46%) XenApp
6 3 (4.48%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (4.48%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (17.91%) SCCM
2 7 (10.45%) SCOM
3 5 (7.46%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.48%) Nagios
4 3 (4.48%) WSUS
5 2 (2.99%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.99%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.99%) Puppet
5 2 (2.99%) vRealize
6 1 (1.49%) Ansible
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 42 (62.69%) VMware
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.90%) HP
4 11 (16.42%) Cisco
4 11 (16.42%) Citrix
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.46%) EMC
6 5 (7.46%) Juniper
7 4 (5.97%) IBM
7 4 (5.97%) NetApp
7 4 (5.97%) Veeam
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
9 2 (2.99%) 3PAR
9 2 (2.99%) BMC
9 2 (2.99%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) Veritas
10 1 (1.49%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.49%) Splunk
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