The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Administrator
England / London
Rank 392 406 369
Rank change year-on-year +14 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 6 25 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.11% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.12% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 22 37
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £318 £345
% change year-on-year -5.51% -7.97%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in London

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Administrator in London

Windows Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Administrator in London

Windows Administrator
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London +2 2 £350 -15.66% 2
Windows Administrator
England

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) VMware
3 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (42.86%) Linux
6 11 (39.29%) DNS
7 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
7 10 (35.71%) SAN
7 10 (35.71%) SCCM
7 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
8 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (21.43%) Unix
10 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (17.86%) XenApp
11 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
11 5 (17.86%) Cisco
11 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
11 5 (17.86%) IIS
11 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
12 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 4 (14.29%) DHCP
12 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
12 4 (14.29%) Clustering
12 4 (14.29%) Finance

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.71%) Apache
3 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (7.14%) Office 365
4 1 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) DNS
2 10 (35.71%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (10.71%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) LDAP
5 2 (7.14%) NAS
5 2 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 2 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) FCoE
6 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.57%) Skype
6 1 (3.57%) SMTP
6 1 (3.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.57%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
1 1 (3.57%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) Node.js
1 1 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) EMC VNX
3 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Linux
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (21.43%) Unix
7 2 (7.14%) CentOS
7 2 (7.14%) Solaris
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
8 1 (3.57%) SUSE
8 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.71%) DevOps
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL
1 3 (10.71%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Operations Management
2 2 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (3.57%) Information Management
3 1 (3.57%) Line Management
3 1 (3.57%) Network Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.57%) Server Patching
3 1 (3.57%) Service Design
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) Perl
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.14%) VB
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) C
4 1 (3.57%) C#
4 1 (3.57%) PHP
4 1 (3.57%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (32.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) XenApp
4 4 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 3 (10.71%) VMware Server
5 3 (10.71%) vSphere
6 2 (7.14%) BitLocker
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.57%) NFS
7 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Terraform
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Packer
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
3 1 (3.57%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco
4 5 (17.86%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.71%) EMC
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (3.57%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.57%) Escenic
7 1 (3.57%) Google
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (3.57%) Reuters
7 1 (3.57%) Sun
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec