Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £339 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 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
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 790 747 705
Rank change year-on-year -43 -42 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 106 139 189
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 91 139
UK median daily rate £339 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.21% - +16.67%
10th Percentile £234 £255 £204
90th Percentile £450 £469 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £303 £325
% change year-on-year +7.44% -6.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +12.50%
10th Percentile £25.33 £15.95 £14.80
90th Percentile £39.78 £32.05 £29.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.25 £15.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +69.35% -31.11% +12.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Administrator over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Administrator in the UK

Windows Administrator
Top 13 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 6 months to 24 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
England -32 100 £334 -5.99% 11
UK excluding London +31 53 £325 +7.44% 8
London -40 52 £368 -2.65% 4
South East +17 26 £365 +32.73% 3
Midlands +30 9 £276 -11.60% 2
West Midlands +17 6 £313 - 1
South West +3 6 £313 -21.88%
East of England +1 4 £375 +4.17% 2
North of England +44 3 £238 -22.13%
North West +23 3 £238 -5.00%
East Midlands +1 3 £225 - 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £350 -
Scotland -6 2 £363 +11.54% 1

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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

1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (73.58%) Windows Server
3 71 (66.98%) Active Directory
4 58 (54.72%) VMware
5 46 (43.40%) Microsoft
5 46 (43.40%) PowerShell
6 35 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (33.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (30.19%) Linux
8 31 (29.25%) SQL Server
9 29 (27.36%) ITIL
9 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (22.64%) Citrix
10 24 (22.64%) DNS
11 23 (21.70%) SCCM
11 23 (21.70%) Office 365
12 22 (20.75%) MS Exchange
13 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 19 (17.92%) Finance
15 16 (15.09%) DHCP
16 15 (14.15%) SAN
16 15 (14.15%) Migration
16 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
17 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
17 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
17 14 (13.21%) NetApp
17 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
18 13 (12.26%) DevOps
18 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
18 13 (12.26%) Firewall

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 22 (20.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 11 (10.38%) IIS
3 8 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.94%) Apache
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.70%) Office 365
2 20 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.55%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.64%) DNS
2 16 (15.09%) DHCP
3 15 (14.15%) SAN
4 13 (12.26%) Firewall
4 13 (12.26%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.60%) Network Security
6 5 (4.72%) IP Telephony
6 5 (4.72%) LAN
7 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.77%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.77%) VPN
8 3 (2.83%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.83%) WAN
9 2 (1.89%) Internet
9 2 (1.89%) NAS
10 1 (0.94%) FTP
10 1 (0.94%) PBX
10 1 (0.94%) SSL
10 1 (0.94%) VLAN
10 1 (0.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (29.25%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (1.89%) MySQL
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.72%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.83%) MSI
4 1 (0.94%) Ant
4 1 (0.94%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.94%) Maven
4 1 (0.94%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 12 (11.32%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
4 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.77%) IBM Integration Bus
1 4 (3.77%) Middleware
1 4 (3.77%) Web Services
1 4 (3.77%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.89%) XML
2 2 (1.89%) XML Messaging
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.60%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.60%) Thin Client
3 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.72%) PKI
5 4 (3.77%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Clustering
7 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.94%) Life Science
7 1 (0.94%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.94%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (100.00%) Windows
2 78 (73.58%) Windows Server
3 35 (33.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (33.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (30.19%) Linux
5 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
6 9 (8.49%) Unix
7 7 (6.60%) CentOS
7 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.83%) Solaris
11 2 (1.89%) VMS
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.94%) Debian
12 1 (0.94%) HPUX
12 1 (0.94%) MVS
12 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.36%) ITIL
2 15 (14.15%) Migration
3 13 (12.26%) DevOps
4 10 (9.43%) Asset Management
5 9 (8.49%) Change Management
5 9 (8.49%) Task Automation
6 7 (6.60%) High Availability
6 7 (6.60%) Patch Management
7 5 (4.72%) Change Control
7 5 (4.72%) Server Patching
8 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.77%) Project Management
8 4 (3.77%) Regression Testing
8 4 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.77%) Time Management
8 4 (3.77%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 3 (2.83%) CRM
9 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.83%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 46 (43.40%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.32%) SQL
3 4 (3.77%) Shell Script
4 3 (2.83%) Java
5 2 (1.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) C
6 1 (0.94%) C#
6 1 (0.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.94%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) VB
6 1 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (14.15%) Security Cleared
2 10 (9.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.72%) Degree
3 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.77%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
5 3 (2.83%) CompTIA Security+
5 3 (2.83%) MCITP
5 3 (2.83%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (2.83%) Security+ Certification
6 2 (1.89%) MCSE
6 2 (1.89%) MCTS
7 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.94%) MCP
7 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.83%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (66.98%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.49%) vSphere
5 7 (6.60%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.60%) XenApp
6 6 (5.66%) DFS Replication
6 6 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.83%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.83%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (21.70%) SCCM
2 10 (9.43%) WSUS
3 8 (7.55%) Ansible
4 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (6.60%) Nagios
4 7 (6.60%) vCenter Server
5 6 (5.66%) SCOM
6 5 (4.72%) Backup Exec
7 4 (3.77%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.83%) Puppet
9 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.89%) PowerCLI
9 2 (1.89%) vRealize
10 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.94%) Control-M
10 1 (0.94%) EnCase
Vendors
1 58 (54.72%) VMware
2 46 (43.40%) Microsoft
3 24 (22.64%) Citrix
4 14 (13.21%) NetApp
5 12 (11.32%) Cisco
6 10 (9.43%) HP
7 9 (8.49%) McAfee
8 8 (7.55%) Juniper
8 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
8 8 (7.55%) Symantec
9 7 (6.60%) Veeam
10 6 (5.66%) Oracle
11 5 (4.72%) Atlassian
12 4 (3.77%) Dell KACE
12 4 (3.77%) IBM
13 3 (2.83%) BT
13 3 (2.83%) Dell
14 2 (1.89%) CommVault
14 2 (1.89%) CyberArk
14 2 (1.89%) Splunk