The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £327 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 June 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
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 572 528
Rank change year-on-year +26 -44  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 41 80 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.089% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 55 74
Median daily rate £327 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.48% +3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £523 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £349 £375
% change year-on-year -3.22% -7.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £24.00 - £31.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 - £22.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.20 - £37.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - £29.25

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43855 50329 53147
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.86% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28363 32827 33406
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1495 2037
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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
England +13 39 £326 -9.75% 16
London -18 18 £327 -12.80% 4
South East +39 7 £368 +33.63% 4
North West +23 4 £363 +0.69%
Hampshire +10 4 £203 -55.00% 1
City of London +3 3 £413 -20.67% 1
Southampton - 3 £203 -
Scotland +37 2 £350 -5.66%
Cheshire +24 2 £488 +35.41%
West Midlands +23 2 £281 - 6
West Yorkshire +19 2 - -
Chester +18 2 £488 +14.70%
Leeds +17 2 - -
Manchester +16 2 £269 -
Yorkshire +16 2 - -
Edinburgh +11 2 £350 -20.81%
Surrey +3 2 £450 +22.86%
Nottingham +2 2 £325 -
South West +2 2 £350 -8.19%
Nottinghamshire -4 2 £325 -
East of England -7 2 £388 -15.76% 2
East Midlands -10 2 £325 -3.70%
Birmingham +15 1 £313 - 1
Camberley +7 1 £450 +5.88%
Cambridge +3 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -
Hertfordshire -3 1 £388 -15.76%
Bristol -6 1 £350 -3.44%
Somerset - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 -

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 featuring Windows Administrator in the job title.

1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (68.57%) Active Directory
3 44 (62.86%) VMware
4 42 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
6 26 (37.14%) DNS
7 20 (28.57%) Linux
7 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
10 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (22.86%) SAN
11 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
11 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
12 14 (20.00%) Hyper-V
12 14 (20.00%) Office 365
12 14 (20.00%) ITIL
13 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
13 13 (18.57%) DHCP
14 12 (17.14%) SCCM
14 12 (17.14%) VPN
14 12 (17.14%) Cisco
14 12 (17.14%) HP
14 12 (17.14%) SQL
14 12 (17.14%) Finance
15 10 (14.29%) Unix
15 10 (14.29%) Citrix
16 9 (12.86%) Firewall
16 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
16 9 (12.86%) vSphere

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (7.14%) IIS
3 5 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.86%) Apache
4 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.43%) Confluence
5 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Adobe Campaign
1 1 (1.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (20.00%) Office 365
2 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (37.14%) DNS
2 16 (22.86%) SAN
3 13 (18.57%) DHCP
4 12 (17.14%) VPN
5 9 (12.86%) Firewall
6 8 (11.43%) TCP/IP
7 7 (10.00%) LAN
7 7 (10.00%) WAN
8 6 (8.57%) IP Telephony
9 5 (7.14%) NAS
10 4 (5.71%) Internet
10 4 (5.71%) Kerberos
10 4 (5.71%) Network Security
11 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.86%) Intranet
11 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
12 1 (1.43%) HTTP
12 1 (1.43%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
12 1 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.43%) DB2
4 1 (1.43%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.43%) Ant
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (1.43%) Maven
2 1 (1.43%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.43%) MSI
2 1 (1.43%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.43%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (17.14%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Back Office
5 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) .NET
1 2 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (1.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.43%) Flash
2 1 (1.43%) RESTful
2 1 (1.43%) SAP Smart Forms
2 1 (1.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.71%) PKI
5 3 (4.29%) EMC VNX
5 3 (4.29%) Fat Client
5 3 (4.29%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.86%) Replication
6 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
6 2 (2.86%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 42 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (28.57%) Linux
4 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (21.43%) Windows 7
7 10 (14.29%) Unix
8 7 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.71%) CentOS
10 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
11 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.43%) Android
12 1 (1.43%) Debian
12 1 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.43%) SUSE
12 1 (1.43%) VMS
12 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.00%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Project Management
3 6 (8.57%) Asset Management
3 6 (8.57%) Migration
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps
5 4 (5.71%) DRM
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.71%) Time Management
5 4 (5.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.29%) Performance Management
6 3 (4.29%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.29%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) High Availability
7 2 (2.86%) Network Management
7 2 (2.86%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.86%) Server Patching
7 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 12 (17.14%) SQL
3 3 (4.29%) VB
4 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) VBScript
5 1 (1.43%) C
5 1 (1.43%) Java
5 1 (1.43%) Perl
5 1 (1.43%) Python
5 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) EMC Certification
5 1 (1.43%) MCITP
5 1 (1.43%) MCSE
5 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.86%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (68.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.86%) vSphere
5 6 (8.57%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (7.14%) XenApp
7 3 (4.29%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (4.29%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (17.14%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) vCenter Server
4 3 (4.29%) Nagios
4 3 (4.29%) Puppet
5 2 (2.86%) Ansible
5 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.86%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.86%) vRealize
5 2 (2.86%) WSUS
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 44 (62.86%) VMware
2 27 (38.57%) Microsoft
3 12 (17.14%) Cisco
3 12 (17.14%) HP
4 10 (14.29%) Citrix
5 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (8.57%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) Juniper
8 4 (5.71%) IBM
9 3 (4.29%) Dell
9 3 (4.29%) NetApp
9 3 (4.29%) Veeam
10 2 (2.86%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.86%) Adobe
10 2 (2.86%) BMC
10 2 (2.86%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.86%) Oracle
10 2 (2.86%) SAP
10 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.86%) Veritas
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