Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 585 533 522
Rank change year-on-year -52 -11 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 49 82 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 54 68
London median daily rate £375 £376 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.33% +1.69% +15.63%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £206
90th Percentile £450 £475 £475
England median daily rate £330 £355 £350
% change year-on-year -7.04% +1.43% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £32.50 -
England median hourly rate £26.25 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -19.23% +44.44% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Administrator in London

Windows Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 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
Central London +6 7 £413 -2.02% 1
West London -6 3 £325 +44.44% 2
East London - 2 £400 -
South London -30 1 £450 -
Windows Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 London region featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (75.51%) Windows Server
3 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
4 26 (53.06%) VMware
5 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
6 20 (40.82%) Linux
6 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
7 19 (38.78%) Office 365
8 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (28.57%) SCCM
9 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 14 (28.57%) ITIL
10 12 (24.49%) Citrix
11 11 (22.45%) DNS
11 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
11 11 (22.45%) Migration
11 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
12 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (20.41%) Unix
13 9 (18.37%) DHCP
13 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
13 9 (18.37%) Banking
14 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
14 8 (16.33%) HP
14 8 (16.33%) Finance
14 8 (16.33%) SAN
14 8 (16.33%) Ansible
15 7 (14.29%) DevOps
15 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 19 (38.78%) Office 365
2 10 (20.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.24%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (22.45%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) DHCP
3 8 (16.33%) SAN
4 7 (14.29%) Firewall
5 6 (12.24%) IP Telephony
5 6 (12.24%) VPN
6 5 (10.20%) Kerberos
6 5 (10.20%) Network Security
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.04%) FTP
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) LAN
7 1 (2.04%) SSL
7 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.04%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (18.37%) Banking
2 8 (16.33%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.12%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (14.29%) Fat Client
2 7 (14.29%) Thin Client
3 5 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
3 5 (10.20%) PKI
4 1 (2.04%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 49 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (75.51%) Windows Server
3 20 (40.82%) Linux
4 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (20.41%) Unix
6 6 (12.24%) CentOS
6 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.08%) Solaris
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 11 (22.45%) Migration
3 7 (14.29%) DevOps
3 7 (14.29%) Task Automation
4 6 (12.24%) Project Management
5 5 (10.20%) Asset Management
5 5 (10.20%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (8.16%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (8.16%) Creative Thinking
6 4 (8.16%) DRM
6 4 (8.16%) High Availability
6 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.16%) Time Management
6 4 (8.16%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (6.12%) Server Patching
8 2 (4.08%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
9 1 (2.04%) Problem Management
9 1 (2.04%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (40.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.16%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Perl
3 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.20%) Degree
4 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.08%) MCITP
5 2 (4.08%) MCTS
6 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.04%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (69.39%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (12.24%) DFS Replication
4 6 (12.24%) XenApp
5 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.08%) vSphere
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (28.57%) SCCM
2 8 (16.33%) Ansible
3 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (6.12%) Nagios
4 3 (6.12%) SCOM
5 2 (4.08%) Puppet
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (4.08%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.08%) WSUS
6 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.04%) Control-M
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (2.04%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 26 (53.06%) VMware
2 22 (44.90%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Citrix
4 8 (16.33%) HP
5 7 (14.29%) Cisco
5 7 (14.29%) NetApp
6 6 (12.24%) Juniper
6 6 (12.24%) Red Hat
7 5 (10.20%) Atlassian
8 3 (6.12%) McAfee
8 3 (6.12%) Veeam
9 2 (4.08%) BT
9 2 (4.08%) CyberArk
9 2 (4.08%) Splunk
10 1 (2.04%) Dell
10 1 (2.04%) IBM
10 1 (2.04%) Infoblox
10 1 (2.04%) RightFax
10 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.04%) Veritas