The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England / London
Rank 398 415 378
Rank change year-on-year +17 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 2 13 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.010% 0.059% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.062% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 27
Median daily rate £338 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £291 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £492 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £309 £338
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
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 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 18463 20944 19902
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.85% 94.98% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13124 15012 13730
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 £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 285 369
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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 +4 1 £350 -13.31% 3
Windows Systems Administrator
England

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) SCCM
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
6 5 (31.25%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) Perl
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (18.75%) Terraform
8 3 (18.75%) DevOps
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) DNS
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

Windows Systems 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 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
3 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.25%) FTP
4 1 (6.25%) HTTP
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (6.25%) Skype
4 1 (6.25%) SMTP
4 1 (6.25%) SSH
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Investment Banking
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.25%) CentOS
8 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
8 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
4 1 (6.25%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Service Design
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 4 (25.00%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) C
4 1 (6.25%) C#
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Server
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Packer
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Escenic
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Tableau
5 1 (6.25%) Bloomberg
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Lumension
5 1 (6.25%) NetApp
5 1 (6.25%) Remedy
5 1 (6.25%) Reuters
5 1 (6.25%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec
5 1 (6.25%) Veeam
City, London
Oliver Bernard
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Posted: 6 days ago