Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 750 749 694
Rank change year-on-year -1 -55 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 99 127 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 85 133
England median daily rate £330 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +1.43% +16.67%
10th Percentile £250 £252 £205
90th Percentile £450 £470 £475
UK median daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -3.57% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
England median hourly rate £26.25 £32.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.23% +44.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25.33 £31.25 £14.80
90th Percentile £39.78 £33.75 £29.55
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Windows Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 20 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -49 49 £375 -0.33% 4
South East +19 27 £365 +32.73% 3
Midlands +21 10 £288 -8.00% 1
West Midlands +21 6 £313 - 1
South West +16 6 £313 -21.88%
East of England -14 4 £375 +4.17% 2
East Midlands - 4 £256 -
North of England +44 3 £238 -22.13%
North West +14 3 £238 -5.00%
Windows Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (73.74%) Windows Server
3 70 (70.71%) Active Directory
4 55 (55.56%) VMware
5 44 (44.44%) PowerShell
6 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
7 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
8 30 (30.30%) Linux
9 29 (29.29%) ITIL
10 25 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (24.24%) Office 365
11 24 (24.24%) DNS
12 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
12 23 (23.23%) Citrix
13 21 (21.21%) SCCM
14 18 (18.18%) Finance
15 16 (16.16%) DHCP
15 16 (16.16%) Hyper-V
15 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
17 14 (14.14%) DevOps
17 14 (14.14%) Cisco
17 14 (14.14%) Firewall
17 14 (14.14%) Migration
18 13 (13.13%) SAN
18 13 (13.13%) SQL
18 13 (13.13%) Data Centre
19 12 (12.12%) TCP/IP

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 23 (23.23%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (9.09%) IIS
4 8 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.04%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.24%) Office 365
2 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.07%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.07%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.24%) DNS
2 16 (16.16%) DHCP
3 14 (14.14%) Firewall
4 13 (13.13%) SAN
5 12 (12.12%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.08%) Network Security
7 7 (7.07%) IP Telephony
8 6 (6.06%) VPN
9 5 (5.05%) Kerberos
9 5 (5.05%) LAN
10 4 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (3.03%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.03%) WAN
12 1 (1.01%) FTP
12 1 (1.01%) Internet
12 1 (1.01%) OSPF
12 1 (1.01%) PBX
12 1 (1.01%) SSL
12 1 (1.01%) VLAN
12 1 (1.01%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (5.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (2.02%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.01%) MySQL
5 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.03%) MSI
4 1 (1.01%) Ant
4 1 (1.01%) Maven
4 1 (1.01%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (18.18%) Finance
2 11 (11.11%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.04%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (3.03%) Middleware
2 3 (3.03%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) XML
3 2 (2.02%) XML Messaging
4 1 (1.01%) .NET
4 1 (1.01%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.13%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Fat Client
3 7 (7.07%) Thin Client
4 6 (6.06%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.05%) PKI
6 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.02%) Clustering
7 2 (2.02%) Online Banking
8 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (1.01%) Life Science
8 1 (1.01%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (1.01%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 99 (100.00%) Windows
2 73 (73.74%) Windows Server
3 31 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (30.30%) Linux
4 30 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.11%) Unix
5 11 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.06%) CentOS
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.03%) Solaris
7 3 (3.03%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.02%) VMS
8 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.01%) Debian
9 1 (1.01%) HPUX
9 1 (1.01%) MVS
9 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (29.29%) ITIL
2 14 (14.14%) DevOps
2 14 (14.14%) Migration
3 12 (12.12%) Asset Management
4 9 (9.09%) Change Management
5 8 (8.08%) Task Automation
6 7 (7.07%) High Availability
7 6 (6.06%) Patch Management
7 6 (6.06%) Project Management
8 5 (5.05%) Change Control
8 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (5.05%) Server Patching
8 5 (5.05%) Time Management
8 5 (5.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 4 (4.04%) Analytical Thinking
9 4 (4.04%) Creative Thinking
9 4 (4.04%) DRM
9 4 (4.04%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.04%) Regression Testing
9 4 (4.04%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 44 (44.44%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.13%) SQL
3 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.01%) C#
4 1 (1.01%) Java
4 1 (1.01%) Perl
4 1 (1.01%) Python
4 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.01%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.06%) Degree
4 5 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 4 (4.04%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.03%) A+ Certification
6 3 (3.03%) CompTIA Security+
6 3 (3.03%) MCITP
6 3 (3.03%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (3.03%) Security+ Certification
7 2 (2.02%) MCSE
7 2 (2.02%) MCTS
8 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (70.71%) Active Directory
2 25 (25.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.08%) vSphere
5 6 (6.06%) DFS Replication
5 6 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (6.06%) XenApp
6 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.03%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (21.21%) SCCM
2 10 (10.10%) WSUS
3 8 (8.08%) Ansible
4 7 (7.07%) Nagios
4 7 (7.07%) SCOM
5 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (6.06%) vCenter Server
6 5 (5.05%) Backup Exec
7 4 (4.04%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Puppet
8 3 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (2.02%) NetBackup
9 2 (2.02%) vRealize
10 1 (1.01%) Control-M
10 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
10 1 (1.01%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (55.56%) VMware
2 42 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 23 (23.23%) Citrix
4 14 (14.14%) Cisco
5 12 (12.12%) NetApp
6 10 (10.10%) HP
6 10 (10.10%) Juniper
7 9 (9.09%) McAfee
8 7 (7.07%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.07%) Veeam
9 6 (6.06%) Oracle
9 6 (6.06%) Symantec
10 5 (5.05%) Atlassian
11 4 (4.04%) Dell KACE
12 3 (3.03%) BT
13 2 (2.02%) CyberArk
13 2 (2.02%) IFS
13 2 (2.02%) Splunk
13 2 (2.02%) Veritas
14 1 (1.01%) 3PAR