Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 22 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 System Administrator (SysAdmin)
England > London
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 602 539 559
Rank change year-on-year -63 +20 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 37 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.079% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.16% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 48 43
London median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +26.92%
10th Percentile £300 £309 £216
90th Percentile £450 £475 £485
England median daily rate £361 £350 £358
% change year-on-year +3.21% -2.10% +11.72%
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% +69.49%

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 44704 42967 43917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.99% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32366 30551 30963
London median daily rate £498 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.15% +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 554 561 677
London median hourly rate £20.47 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.96% +3.48% +7.69%
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 Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in London over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in London

Windows Systems 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 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 6 months to 22 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 -5 3 £356 -6.74% 2
East London - 2 £400 - 1
South London - 1 £450 -
Windows Systems Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (83.78%) Windows Server
3 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
4 24 (64.86%) VMware
5 19 (51.35%) Linux
6 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
6 18 (48.65%) Office 365
7 17 (45.95%) PowerShell
8 13 (35.14%) SCCM
8 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
10 11 (29.73%) ITIL
10 11 (29.73%) Unix
10 11 (29.73%) Citrix
11 9 (24.32%) NetApp
11 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
11 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
12 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
12 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
12 8 (21.62%) CentOS
12 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
12 8 (21.62%) SAN
13 7 (18.92%) Thin Client
13 7 (18.92%) DNS
13 7 (18.92%) Finance
13 7 (18.92%) Migration
13 7 (18.92%) Banking
13 7 (18.92%) Fat Client
13 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013

Windows Systems 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 12 (32.43%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (18.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 18 (48.65%) Office 365
2 9 (24.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (16.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (21.62%) SAN
2 7 (18.92%) DNS
3 6 (16.22%) Firewall
3 6 (16.22%) IP Telephony
3 6 (16.22%) VPN
4 5 (13.51%) DHCP
4 5 (13.51%) Kerberos
4 5 (13.51%) Network Security
5 1 (2.70%) FTP
5 1 (2.70%) LAN
5 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Git (software)
1 5 (13.51%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (18.92%) Banking
1 7 (18.92%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.62%) Data Centre
2 7 (18.92%) Fat Client
2 7 (18.92%) Thin Client
3 5 (13.51%) PKI
4 4 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (83.78%) Windows Server
3 19 (51.35%) Linux
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (29.73%) Unix
6 8 (21.62%) CentOS
7 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 7 (18.92%) Task Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Project Management
4 5 (13.51%) Asset Management
4 5 (13.51%) DevOps
4 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.81%) Analytical Thinking
5 4 (10.81%) Creative Thinking
5 4 (10.81%) DRM
5 4 (10.81%) Time Management
5 4 (10.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (8.11%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (8.11%) Server Patching
7 2 (5.41%) Storage Virtualisation
8 1 (2.70%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.70%) High Availability
8 1 (2.70%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 1 (2.70%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.70%) Perl
2 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.70%) SQL
2 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (24.32%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.81%) Degree
4 3 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.70%) MCSE
5 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (75.68%) Active Directory
2 12 (32.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (16.22%) DFS Replication
5 5 (13.51%) XenApp
6 4 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (5.41%) NFS
8 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (35.14%) SCCM
2 7 (18.92%) Ansible
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (5.41%) Nagios
4 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 2 (5.41%) SCOM
4 2 (5.41%) WSUS
5 1 (2.70%) Control-M
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 11 (29.73%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) NetApp
5 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
6 6 (16.22%) Cisco
6 6 (16.22%) Juniper
7 5 (13.51%) Atlassian
7 5 (13.51%) HP
8 2 (5.41%) BT
8 2 (5.41%) IBM
9 1 (2.70%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.70%) McAfee
9 1 (2.70%) RightFax
9 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.70%) Veeam