The median contractor rate for a Windows Administrator was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Administrator
UK
Rank 556 559 524
Rank change year-on-year +3 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Administrator 30 71 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 46 59
Median daily rate £319 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £310 £330
% change year-on-year -1.20% -6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £17.00 £30.25 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.80% +21.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £22.85 £20.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £37.65 £28.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -43.80% +0.83%  

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 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 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
England +4 27 £313 -8.08% 14
London -4 7 £338 -5.59% 10
North West +32 6 £333 -2.20%
South East -5 5 £375 +22.95%
Leicestershire - 5 £306 -
East Midlands - 5 £306 -
Lancashire +26 3 £423 -
Surrey +9 3 £375 +21.45%
Merseyside - 3 £250 -
Leicester - 3 £313 -
West Midlands +20 2 £225 - 1
City of London -1 2 £350 -10.82% 2
Preston -1 2 £423 -
Liverpool - 2 £250 -
West Yorkshire +19 1 £263 -34.37% 1
Hampshire +18 1 - -
Leeds +9 1 £263 -34.37% 1
Yorkshire +6 1 £263 -30.00% 1
Southampton +4 1 - -
Birmingham +3 1 £225 -
Cambridge - 1 - - 2
Hinckley - 1 £250 -
Beaconsfield - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £375 -
Worcester - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £400 -

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (58.21%) VMware
3 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
4 34 (50.75%) Windows Server
5 25 (37.31%) DNS
6 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
6 19 (28.36%) Linux
6 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (23.88%) PowerShell
8 16 (23.88%) SAN
9 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
9 13 (19.40%) SCCM
10 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (16.42%) SQL
11 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
12 9 (13.43%) Unix
12 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
12 9 (13.43%) VPN
13 8 (11.94%) WAN
13 8 (11.94%) DHCP
13 8 (11.94%) EMC
13 8 (11.94%) Citrix
13 8 (11.94%) ITIL
13 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
13 8 (11.94%) IIS
13 8 (11.94%) LAN
13 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
13 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared

Windows Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (19.40%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.94%) IIS
3 7 (10.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.48%) Apache
6 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.99%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.49%) Confluence
7 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Infor M3
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (7.46%) Office 365
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 25 (37.31%) DNS
2 16 (23.88%) SAN
3 9 (13.43%) TCP/IP
3 9 (13.43%) VPN
4 8 (11.94%) DHCP
4 8 (11.94%) LAN
4 8 (11.94%) WAN
5 7 (10.45%) Internet
6 6 (8.96%) Firewall
7 4 (5.97%) Intranet
7 4 (5.97%) LDAP
7 4 (5.97%) NAS
8 3 (4.48%) VLAN
9 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.99%) NetScaler
9 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (1.49%) 3G
10 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.99%) MySQL
2 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 5 (7.46%) Finance
2 2 (2.99%) Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.49%) Law
3 1 (1.49%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.48%) .NET
1 3 (4.48%) Middleware
2 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.49%) Node.js
3 1 (1.49%) SAP Smart Forms
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.46%) Clustering
3 4 (5.97%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (2.99%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.49%) Life Science
6 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 67 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (50.75%) Windows Server
3 19 (28.36%) Linux
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (28.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (17.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.42%) Windows 7
6 9 (13.43%) Unix
7 7 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.48%) Solaris
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.99%) AIX
9 2 (2.99%) CentOS
10 1 (1.49%) Android
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) ITIL
2 5 (7.46%) DevOps
2 5 (7.46%) Migration
3 3 (4.48%) Change Management
3 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
4 2 (2.99%) Asset Management
4 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
4 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (2.99%) Network Management
4 2 (2.99%) Operations Management
4 2 (2.99%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (2.99%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (2.99%) Security Testing
4 2 (2.99%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.49%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.49%) Load Testing
5 1 (1.49%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.49%) Service Design
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.42%) SQL
3 6 (8.96%) Perl
4 3 (4.48%) VB
4 3 (4.48%) VBScript
5 2 (2.99%) C#
5 2 (2.99%) Python
5 2 (2.99%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) C
6 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) SC Cleared
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.97%) MCSE
2 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) MCP
3 2 (2.99%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) CCNA
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) EMC Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.97%) SLA
2 3 (4.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (56.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.45%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.96%) XenApp
5 5 (7.46%) vSphere
6 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
7 3 (4.48%) BitLocker
7 3 (4.48%) NFS
7 3 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.48%) VMware Server
8 2 (2.99%) Firmware
8 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (2.99%) SRDF
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas File System
8 2 (2.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) SCCM
2 4 (5.97%) Terraform
3 3 (4.48%) Nagios
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
4 2 (2.99%) Ansible
4 2 (2.99%) Puppet
4 2 (2.99%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.99%) WSUS
5 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) Packer
5 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (58.21%) VMware
2 19 (28.36%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.94%) Citrix
3 8 (11.94%) EMC
4 7 (10.45%) Cisco
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle
5 6 (8.96%) Red Hat
6 5 (7.46%) IBM
7 4 (5.97%) NetApp
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) HP
8 3 (4.48%) Sun
9 2 (2.99%) Escenic
9 2 (2.99%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.99%) Lotus
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.99%) Symantec
9 2 (2.99%) Veeam
9 2 (2.99%) Veritas
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