The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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 System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 569 568 558
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 14 46 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.034% 0.093% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.035% 0.098% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 33 33
Median daily rate £325 £316 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.76% -15.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £200 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £422 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £306 £350
% change year-on-year +6.12% -12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.25 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.88% +21.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.88% +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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
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 £248
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 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in England

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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
South East -7 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £313 -
North West +25 2 £423 +24.33% 1
London +11 2 £338 -3.57% 8
West Midlands - 2 £225 -
Yorkshire +15 1 £263 -32.25% 1
East of England - 1 £388 -
Windows Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
3 18 (52.94%) VMware
4 14 (41.18%) DNS
4 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
5 10 (29.41%) Linux
6 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (23.53%) SQL
7 8 (23.53%) VPN
7 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
8 7 (20.59%) LAN
8 7 (20.59%) WAN
8 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
8 7 (20.59%) SCCM
8 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.65%) DHCP
9 6 (17.65%) SAN
9 6 (17.65%) Internet
9 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
10 5 (14.71%) Office 365
10 5 (14.71%) Citrix
10 5 (14.71%) Firewall
11 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
11 4 (11.76%) Migration
11 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS

Windows Systems 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 7 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.88%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (20.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.71%) Office 365
3 4 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (41.18%) DNS
2 8 (23.53%) VPN
3 7 (20.59%) LAN
3 7 (20.59%) WAN
4 6 (17.65%) DHCP
4 6 (17.65%) Internet
4 6 (17.65%) SAN
5 5 (14.71%) Firewall
6 3 (8.82%) Intranet
6 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.82%) VLAN
7 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (5.88%) NAS
7 2 (5.88%) NetScaler
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (2.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.94%) Skype
8 1 (2.94%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (2.94%) Back Office
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Law
1 1 (2.94%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.94%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Linux
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (8.82%) Unix
7 2 (5.88%) Solaris
7 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.94%) CentOS
8 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.76%) Migration
2 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.88%) DevOps
3 2 (5.88%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.88%) Regulatory Compliance
3 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (5.88%) Security Testing
3 2 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.94%) Change Management
4 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.94%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (2.94%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.94%) Information Management
4 1 (2.94%) Network Management
4 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.94%) Project Management
4 1 (2.94%) Service Design
4 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) SQL
2 7 (20.59%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.82%) Perl
4 2 (5.88%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.88%) VB
5 1 (2.94%) C
5 1 (2.94%) C#
5 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 2 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (61.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (5.88%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.88%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) SCCM
2 2 (5.88%) Nagios
2 2 (5.88%) SCOM
2 2 (5.88%) Terraform
3 1 (2.94%) Ansible
3 1 (2.94%) Packer
3 1 (2.94%) Puppet
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) VMware
2 7 (20.59%) Microsoft
3 5 (14.71%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
4 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (2.94%) Apple
6 1 (2.94%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.94%) Dell
6 1 (2.94%) Google
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) Infor
6 1 (2.94%) Juniper
6 1 (2.94%) Lotus
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Oracle
6 1 (2.94%) Remedy
6 1 (2.94%) Reuters
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) Symantec
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