The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £327 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 594 577
Rank change year-on-year +16 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 32 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 41
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 £258 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £543 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £323 £375
% change year-on-year +0.77% -14.00%  
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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
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 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £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 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Windows Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems 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 Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -5 32 £327 -9.48% 10
London -20 12 £329 -12.40% 4
South East +15 7 £368 +33.63% 2
North West +17 4 £363 +0.69%
Hampshire +13 4 £203 -55.00%
Southampton - 3 £203 -
Cheshire +21 2 £488 +35.41%
West Midlands +20 2 £281 - 2
Chester +17 2 £488 +14.70%
Manchester +16 2 £269 -
Surrey +8 2 £450 +22.86%
South West +4 2 £350 -8.19%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 £325 -
East of England 0 2 £388 - 2
City of London -1 2 £413 -10.81% 1
Nottingham -2 2 £325 -
East Midlands -5 2 £325 -3.70%
Yorkshire +28 1 - -
Leeds +17 1 - -
West Yorkshire +16 1 - -
Birmingham +11 1 £313 -
Camberley +7 1 £450 +5.88%
Cambridge +5 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 1 - -
Bristol -2 1 £350 -3.44%
Somerset - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £250 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £388 - 1
Reading - 1 £368 -
Taunton - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 featuring Windows Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
3 28 (60.87%) VMware
4 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 17 (36.96%) DNS
6 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
7 14 (30.43%) Office 365
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (28.26%) Linux
9 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
10 11 (23.91%) ITIL
10 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
10 11 (23.91%) VPN
11 9 (19.57%) SCCM
11 9 (19.57%) HP
11 9 (19.57%) SQL
12 8 (17.39%) Firewall
12 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
13 7 (15.22%) vSphere
13 7 (15.22%) Finance
13 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
13 7 (15.22%) Unix
13 7 (15.22%) DHCP
13 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
13 7 (15.22%) SAN
13 7 (15.22%) Project Management
14 6 (13.04%) Red Hat

Windows Systems 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 11 (23.91%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) IIS
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 14 (30.43%) Office 365
2 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.96%) DNS
2 11 (23.91%) VPN
3 8 (17.39%) Firewall
4 7 (15.22%) DHCP
4 7 (15.22%) SAN
4 7 (15.22%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.04%) LAN
5 6 (13.04%) WAN
6 5 (10.87%) IP Telephony
7 4 (8.70%) Kerberos
7 4 (8.70%) NAS
7 4 (8.70%) Network Security
8 3 (6.52%) Internet
9 2 (4.35%) Intranet
10 1 (2.17%) HTTP
10 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.17%) LDAP
10 1 (2.17%) SMTP
10 1 (2.17%) SSH
10 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Ant
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) JIRA
2 1 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) MSBuild
2 1 (2.17%) MSI
2 1 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Back Office
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (2.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) Flash
2 1 (2.17%) RESTful
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
2 4 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) PKI
3 3 (6.52%) Fat Client
3 3 (6.52%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.17%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.26%) Linux
3 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.22%) Unix
5 7 (15.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.87%) CentOS
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.35%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.17%) Debian
10 1 (2.17%) VMS
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Project Management
3 6 (13.04%) Asset Management
4 4 (8.70%) DRM
4 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Time Management
4 4 (8.70%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 3 (6.52%) DevOps
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Management
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.35%) High Availability
6 2 (4.35%) Network Packet Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Task Automation
7 1 (2.17%) Network Packet Capture
7 1 (2.17%) Regulatory Compliance
7 1 (2.17%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.57%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) VB
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) C
4 1 (2.17%) C#
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 16 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.22%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.35%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.35%) XenApp
7 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCCM
2 6 (13.04%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
3 3 (6.52%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.35%) Ansible
4 2 (4.35%) BladeLogic
4 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.35%) vRealize
5 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) Nagios
5 1 (2.17%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (60.87%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.57%) HP
4 6 (13.04%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
4 6 (13.04%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.87%) Juniper
6 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.35%) BMC
6 2 (4.35%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) NetApp
7 1 (2.17%) Apple
7 1 (2.17%) Canon
7 1 (2.17%) Dell
7 1 (2.17%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.17%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk
7 1 (2.17%) Veritas
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