The median contractor rate for a Windows Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK
Rank 582 598 568
Rank change year-on-year +16 -30  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Systems Administrator 14 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.083% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.087% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 37
Median daily rate £325 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.25% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £205 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £417 £424 £469
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £309 £338
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £20.00 £30.25 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.88% +21.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £30.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -33.88% +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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Systems Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Systems Administrator in the UK

Windows Systems Administrator
Top 21 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 24 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 +3 13 £325 -2.25% 13
South East +8 3 - -
Leicester - 3 £313 -
Leicestershire - 3 £313 -
East Midlands - 3 £313 -
North West +25 2 £423 +24.33% 1
Lancashire +18 2 £423 -
London +17 2 £338 -10.00% 9
Surrey +7 2 - -
Preston 0 2 £423 -
West Midlands - 2 £225 - 1
West Yorkshire +11 1 £263 - 1
Yorkshire +10 1 £263 -32.25% 1
City of London +4 1 £350 -13.31% 2
Southampton - 1 - -
Weybridge - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £263 - 1
Worcester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £225 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -

Windows Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 19 (52.78%) VMware
4 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 14 (38.89%) DNS
6 12 (33.33%) Linux
7 9 (25.00%) SQL
7 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (22.22%) VPN
8 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
9 7 (19.44%) LAN
9 7 (19.44%) WAN
9 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
9 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
9 7 (19.44%) SCCM
10 6 (16.67%) Firewall
10 6 (16.67%) SAN
10 6 (16.67%) Internet
11 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.89%) Office 365
11 5 (13.89%) DHCP
11 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
12 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
12 4 (11.11%) Migration
12 4 (11.11%) Perl

Windows Systems 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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.78%) Confluence
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.89%) Office 365
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (38.89%) DNS
2 8 (22.22%) VPN
3 7 (19.44%) LAN
3 7 (19.44%) WAN
4 6 (16.67%) Firewall
4 6 (16.67%) Internet
4 6 (16.67%) SAN
5 5 (13.89%) DHCP
6 4 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.33%) Intranet
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.56%) NAS
8 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
9 1 (2.78%) 3G
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (2.78%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (2.78%) Skype
9 1 (2.78%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) TeamCity
2 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) JIRA
3 1 (2.78%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (2.78%) Back Office
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Law
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) .NET
1 2 (5.56%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.56%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.56%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 12 (33.33%) Linux
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.33%) Unix
8 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.56%) Solaris
10 1 (2.78%) CentOS
10 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.78%) Windows Vista
10 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.11%) DevOps
1 4 (11.11%) ITIL
1 4 (11.11%) Migration
2 2 (5.56%) Asset Management
2 2 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
2 2 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (5.56%) Security Testing
2 2 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (2.78%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (2.78%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.78%) Information Management
3 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
3 1 (2.78%) Load Testing
3 1 (2.78%) Network Management
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Management
3 1 (2.78%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.78%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.78%) Server Hardening
3 1 (2.78%) Service Design
3 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.00%) SQL
2 7 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 4 (11.11%) Perl
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.78%) C
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.78%) CCNA
2 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.78%) MCSE
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.56%) VMware ESX
4 2 (5.56%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Terraform
3 2 (5.56%) Ansible
3 2 (5.56%) Nagios
3 2 (5.56%) Puppet
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) Packer
4 1 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) Citrix
3 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.33%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Escenic
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Tableau
6 1 (2.78%) Apple
6 1 (2.78%) Dell
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Juniper
6 1 (2.78%) Lotus
6 1 (2.78%) Lumension
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Remedy
6 1 (2.78%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.78%) Sun
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec
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