The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 March 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
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 550 544 521
Rank change year-on-year -6 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 26 80 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 54 55
Median daily rate £319 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.92% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £433 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £325 £345
% change year-on-year -5.76% -5.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.25 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.80% +21.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £22.85 £20.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £37.65 £28.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -43.80% +0.83%  

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 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 March 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
North West +31 6 £333 -2.20% 1
London +11 6 £350 -2.09% 10
East Midlands -2 5 £306 -
South East -5 4 - -
West Midlands +19 2 £225 - 1
East of England - 2 £388 - 1
Yorkshire +7 1 £263 -30.92% 1
Windows Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (58.33%) VMware
2 35 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 32 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 25 (41.67%) DNS
5 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 16 (26.67%) Linux
6 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (23.33%) SAN
9 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
9 13 (21.67%) SCCM
10 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 12 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
11 9 (15.00%) SQL
11 9 (15.00%) VPN
11 9 (15.00%) DHCP
11 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (13.33%) WAN
12 8 (13.33%) Citrix
12 8 (13.33%) LAN
12 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
13 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
13 7 (11.67%) ITIL
13 7 (11.67%) Unix
13 7 (11.67%) EMC

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 13 (21.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.00%) IIS
4 5 (8.33%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.00%) Apache
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 25 (41.67%) DNS
2 14 (23.33%) SAN
3 9 (15.00%) DHCP
3 9 (15.00%) VPN
4 8 (13.33%) LAN
4 8 (13.33%) WAN
5 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
6 6 (10.00%) Internet
7 5 (8.33%) Firewall
8 4 (6.67%) Intranet
8 4 (6.67%) NAS
9 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
9 3 (5.00%) LDAP
9 3 (5.00%) VLAN
10 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (3.33%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.67%) FCoE
11 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) MySQL
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
2 1 (1.67%) .NET
2 1 (1.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.67%) Node.js
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.33%) Clustering
3 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (3.33%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.33%) Symmetrix
5 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Life Science
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 60 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 16 (26.67%) Linux
3 16 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.67%) Unix
8 6 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (5.00%) Solaris
9 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.33%) AIX
10 2 (3.33%) CentOS
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.67%) Android
11 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.67%) SUSE
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.67%) ITIL
2 4 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (5.00%) DevOps
4 2 (3.33%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.33%) Change Management
4 2 (3.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.33%) Network Management
4 2 (3.33%) Operations Management
4 2 (3.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (3.33%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.33%) Security Testing
4 2 (3.33%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.67%) CRM
5 1 (1.67%) ERP
5 1 (1.67%) Information Management
5 1 (1.67%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.67%) Project Management
5 1 (1.67%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (15.00%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) Perl
4 3 (5.00%) VB
5 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.33%) VBScript
6 1 (1.67%) C#
6 1 (1.67%) PHP
6 1 (1.67%) Python
6 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) MCSE
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.33%) MCP
3 2 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (1.67%) CCNA
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (10.00%) XenApp
5 4 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 3 (5.00%) BitLocker
6 3 (5.00%) NFS
6 3 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.00%) vSphere
7 2 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (3.33%) SRDF
7 2 (3.33%) Veritas File System
7 2 (3.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
2 3 (5.00%) Nagios
2 3 (5.00%) SCOM
3 2 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 2 (3.33%) Terraform
3 2 (3.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.67%) Ansible
4 1 (1.67%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.67%) Packer
4 1 (1.67%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (58.33%) VMware
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (13.33%) Citrix
4 7 (11.67%) EMC
5 6 (10.00%) Cisco
6 5 (8.33%) IBM
6 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.67%) NetApp
7 4 (6.67%) Oracle
8 3 (5.00%) Dell
8 3 (5.00%) HP
8 3 (5.00%) Sun
9 2 (3.33%) Kaspersky
9 2 (3.33%) Lotus
9 2 (3.33%) SAP
9 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.33%) Symantec
9 2 (3.33%) Veeam
9 2 (3.33%) Veritas
10 1 (1.67%) Kaseya
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