Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 12 December 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 - 98
Rank change year-on-year - +98 -
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.55% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% - 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Reading median daily rate £390 - £395
10th Percentile £311 - £373
90th Percentile £438 - £418
Berkshire median daily rate £450 - £395
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1185 1325 1844
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 90.32% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 728 707 1107
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £223
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £420 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 76 125
Reading median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £39.75 £43.28 £48.25
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.67% -30.23% +22.86%

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in Reading

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in Reading

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator in Reading over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 Reading region featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
3 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
4 4 (57.14%) IIS
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 3 (42.86%) DNS
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Security+ Certification
5 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (42.86%) Network Security
5 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
5 3 (42.86%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) SCOM
6 2 (28.57%) High Availability
6 2 (28.57%) Workflow
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) iSCSI
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
1 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Content Management
2 1 (14.29%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Information Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Release Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) A+ Certification
1 3 (42.86%) CompTIA Security+
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Security+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix