The table below looks at the statistics for the Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Administrator
Rank 106 81 82
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1095 1206 1141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.13% 2.33% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 2.47% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 713 631
Average daily rate £350 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 79 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.65 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -5.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £36.40 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £12.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48652 48803 46653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.49% 94.48% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31297 30382 27621
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1739 1915 2049
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

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

Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 1013 £350 +7.69% 367
London -9 432 £375 +7.14% 158
South East +2 225 £330 +10.00% 78
Yorkshire +17 90 £400 +50.94% 28
City of London +28 84 £375 +11.19% 51
North West -8 65 £400 +32.78% 20
South West -39 65 £375 +5.26% 19
Surrey +13 62 £330 -5.71% 16
Berkshire +1 56 £344 -0.43% 21
Scotland -21 54 £363 +20.83% 7
West Yorkshire +6 51 £400 +39.13% 11
East of England -10 50 £300 +20.00% 20
Hampshire +27 48 £325 +8.03% 17
West Midlands -20 46 £275 -6.38% 27
Manchester +3 37 £375 +66.66% 12
Edinburgh -18 31 £400 -8.57% 2
Buckinghamshire +3 27 £325 +132.14% 5
South Yorkshire +2 24 £408 +103.75% 10
Leeds -7 23 £410 +26.15% 6
Birmingham +9 21 £313 -5.30% 9
East Midlands -18 21 £250 -21.87% 13
Wiltshire -10 20 £325 - 1
Hertfordshire +19 18 £381 +154.16% 6
Bristol -4 17 £320 -30.81% 4
Reading -14 17 £350 -25.33% 7
Glasgow +4 16 £258 -14.16% 1
North East -31 16 £325 +17.11% 5
Bradford +16 15 £330 +83.33% 2
Cambridgeshire -2 15 £295 +47.50% 12
Sheffield -7 15 £475 +295.83% 7

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Administrator in their job title.

1 725 (32.75%) Linux
2 520 (23.49%) Finance
3 513 (23.17%) Windows
4 454 (20.51%) Unix
5 405 (18.29%) SQL
6 397 (17.93%) Microsoft
7 354 (15.99%) Oracle
8 337 (15.22%) Red Hat
9 292 (13.19%) SQL Server
10 274 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 268 (12.10%) VMware
12 242 (10.93%) Active Directory
13 237 (10.70%) MS Excel
14 226 (10.21%) Windows Server
15 204 (9.21%) Solaris
16 196 (8.85%) SharePoint
17 186 (8.40%) Security Cleared
18 184 (8.31%) SAN
19 179 (8.08%) ITIL
20 174 (7.86%) Banking
21 170 (7.68%) Migration
22 161 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
23 160 (7.23%) PowerShell
24 159 (7.18%) Perl
25 154 (6.96%) MS Office
25 154 (6.96%) Shell Script
26 153 (6.91%) DNS
27 148 (6.68%) IBM
28 145 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
29 143 (6.46%) Bash Shell

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 196 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 101 (4.56%) IIS
3 81 (3.66%) Apache
4 67 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 57 (2.57%) JBoss
6 56 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 48 (2.17%) MS Exchange
7 48 (2.17%) SAS
8 44 (1.99%) WebLogic
9 42 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
10 30 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 29 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
11 29 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
12 23 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (0.99%) CMS
14 19 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 19 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 16 (0.72%) Confluence
16 14 (0.63%) Skype for Business
17 13 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 237 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 154 (6.96%) MS Office
3 55 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 32 (1.45%) MS Project
5 26 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
6 23 (1.04%) MS Visio
7 16 (0.72%) InfoPath
8 1 (0.045%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.045%) Maple
8 1 (0.045%) Mathematica
8 1 (0.045%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.045%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 18 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
3 17 (0.77%) HFM
4 10 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 7 (0.32%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
7 6 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
9 4 (0.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.18%) SAP BPC
9 4 (0.18%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.18%) Sentinel
10 3 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
11 2 (0.090%) Magento
11 2 (0.090%) Primavera
11 2 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 2 (0.090%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 89 (4.02%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (2.53%) Office 365
3 25 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (0.99%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 19 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (0.81%) Amazon S3
8 16 (0.72%) Amazon Glacier
9 10 (0.45%) SaaS
10 8 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
11 5 (0.23%) IaaS
12 4 (0.18%) Google Apps
13 3 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.14%) Force.com
13 3 (0.14%) Yammer
14 2 (0.090%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.090%) IBM PureFlex
14 2 (0.090%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.090%) OneDrive
14 2 (0.090%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 184 (8.31%) SAN
2 153 (6.91%) DNS
3 134 (6.05%) TCP/IP
4 132 (5.96%) Firewall
5 94 (4.25%) LDAP
6 85 (3.84%) HTTP
7 72 (3.25%) NAS
8 71 (3.21%) DHCP
9 58 (2.62%) Internet
10 52 (2.35%) SSL
11 50 (2.26%) VPN
12 49 (2.21%) LAN
13 48 (2.17%) WAN
14 41 (1.85%) Intranet
15 36 (1.63%) SSH
16 32 (1.45%) FTP
17 28 (1.26%) Network Security
18 27 (1.22%) Wireless
19 24 (1.08%) iSCSI
20 22 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 292 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 126 (5.69%) Oracle Database
3 85 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 82 (3.70%) MySQL
4 82 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 72 (3.25%) Hadoop
5 72 (3.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 67 (3.03%) DB2
7 65 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 63 (2.85%) Oracle Database 11g
9 62 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
10 45 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
11 44 (1.99%) Big Data
12 36 (1.63%) Relational Database
13 33 (1.49%) MongoDB
14 32 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
14 32 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 31 (1.40%) SQL Server 2014
16 28 (1.26%) Oracle Database 10g
17 27 (1.22%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 58 (2.62%) Jenkins
2 55 (2.48%) Git (software)
3 40 (1.81%) Subversion
4 35 (1.58%) JIRA
5 19 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (0.77%) ClearCase
6 17 (0.77%) ClearQuest
7 14 (0.63%) Visual Studio
8 12 (0.54%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 11 (0.50%) RSpec
10 10 (0.45%) Introscope
11 7 (0.32%) Fiddler
12 6 (0.27%) GitLab
13 5 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.23%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.23%) Maven
13 5 (0.23%) MSBuild
13 5 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
13 5 (0.23%) WiX
14 4 (0.18%) StarTeam
General
1 520 (23.49%) Finance
2 174 (7.86%) Banking
3 82 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 37 (1.67%) Retail
6 36 (1.63%) Marketing
7 32 (1.45%) Back Office
7 32 (1.45%) Law
8 25 (1.13%) Legal
9 24 (1.08%) Financial Institution
10 22 (0.99%) Advertising
11 19 (0.86%) Manufacturing
12 17 (0.77%) Billing
13 16 (0.72%) Publishing
14 13 (0.59%) Military
15 12 (0.54%) Spanish Language
16 11 (0.50%) Electronics
17 10 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
18 8 (0.36%) Automotive
18 8 (0.36%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (4.56%) Web Services
2 90 (4.07%) .NET
3 59 (2.66%) Middleware
4 49 (2.21%) HTML
5 43 (1.94%) XML
6 36 (1.63%) WebSphere MQ
7 33 (1.49%) CSS
8 25 (1.13%) ASP.NET
9 24 (1.08%) J2EE
10 23 (1.04%) SOAP
11 19 (0.86%) IBM Integration Bus
12 18 (0.81%) jQuery
13 13 (0.59%) JDBC
13 13 (0.59%) LAMP
14 12 (0.54%) JNDI
14 12 (0.54%) Mason
14 12 (0.54%) XSLT
15 10 (0.45%) .NET Framework
15 10 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
15 10 (0.45%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 123 (5.56%) Clustering
2 105 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 97 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
4 93 (4.20%) Replication
5 72 (3.25%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.22%) CMDB
8 25 (1.13%) HACMP
9 21 (0.95%) EMC VNX
10 20 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 20 (0.90%) NHS
11 19 (0.86%) Mainframe
12 18 (0.81%) EMC VMAX
12 18 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (0.77%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
15 13 (0.59%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.45%) IBM XIV
16 10 (0.45%) Learning Management System
16 10 (0.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 725 (32.75%) Linux
2 513 (23.17%) Windows
3 454 (20.51%) Unix
4 274 (12.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 226 (10.21%) Windows Server
6 204 (9.21%) Solaris
7 130 (5.87%) AIX
8 104 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 69 (3.12%) CentOS
11 67 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 52 (2.35%) Windows 7
13 38 (1.72%) Ubuntu
14 34 (1.54%) SUSE
15 33 (1.49%) Debian
16 23 (1.04%) Mac OS X
17 22 (0.99%) HPUX
18 21 (0.95%) Windows 8
19 14 (0.63%) Windows XP
19 14 (0.63%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (8.08%) ITIL
2 170 (7.68%) Migration
3 145 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
4 140 (6.32%) High Availability
5 94 (4.25%) Change Management
5 94 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 93 (4.20%) Configuration Management
7 80 (3.61%) DevOps
8 79 (3.57%) Project Management
9 75 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
10 60 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
11 58 (2.62%) Performance Monitoring
12 56 (2.53%) CRM
13 54 (2.44%) Open Source
13 54 (2.44%) Problem Management
14 50 (2.26%) Capacity Planning
15 49 (2.21%) Load Balancing
15 49 (2.21%) Service Management
15 49 (2.21%) Workflow
16 47 (2.12%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 405 (18.29%) SQL
2 160 (7.23%) PowerShell
3 159 (7.18%) Perl
4 154 (6.96%) Shell Script
5 143 (6.46%) Bash Shell
6 137 (6.19%) Python
7 104 (4.70%) Java
8 68 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 53 (2.39%) C#
9 53 (2.39%) JavaScript
10 46 (2.08%) Korn
11 40 (1.81%) Ruby
12 33 (1.49%) C
13 31 (1.40%) PHP
14 22 (0.99%) PL/SQL
14 22 (0.99%) VBScript
15 16 (0.72%) Jython
15 16 (0.72%) VB
16 12 (0.54%) Bourne shell
16 12 (0.54%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 186 (8.40%) Security Cleared
2 120 (5.42%) SC Cleared
3 94 (4.25%) Degree
4 41 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 30 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 27 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (1.08%) CCNA
8 15 (0.68%) MCITP
9 13 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (0.45%) CCNP
10 10 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.45%) LPIC
10 10 (0.45%) MCTS
11 9 (0.41%) MCAD
11 9 (0.41%) MCSD
11 9 (0.41%) MCSE
11 9 (0.41%) RHCT
12 7 (0.32%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 7 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.84%) SLA
2 26 (1.17%) QA
3 21 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
4 18 (0.81%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.090%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.045%) BS7799
8 1 (0.045%) WCAG
System Software
1 242 (10.93%) Active Directory
2 161 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 68 (3.07%) NFS
5 58 (2.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 52 (2.35%) vSphere
7 47 (2.12%) Oracle RAC
8 44 (1.99%) Hyper-V
9 34 (1.54%) VMware ESX
10 24 (1.08%) Firmware
10 24 (1.08%) XenApp
11 21 (0.95%) KVM
12 17 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
13 16 (0.72%) Veritas File System
14 14 (0.63%) iptables
15 13 (0.59%) XenDesktop
16 11 (0.50%) Docker
16 11 (0.50%) GPFS
16 11 (0.50%) ISA Server
16 11 (0.50%) Samba
Systems Management
1 138 (6.23%) Puppet
2 55 (2.48%) Nagios
3 45 (2.03%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (2.03%) SCCM
4 43 (1.94%) NetBackup
5 35 (1.58%) Data Guard
5 35 (1.58%) Oracle RMAN
6 31 (1.40%) Oracle ZFS
7 29 (1.31%) SCOM
8 27 (1.22%) Ansible
9 22 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 21 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 20 (0.90%) Tivoli
12 13 (0.59%) Cacti
12 13 (0.59%) Red Hat Satellite
13 12 (0.54%) CA Wily
13 12 (0.54%) WSUS
14 11 (0.50%) Ganglia
14 11 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 397 (17.93%) Microsoft
2 354 (15.99%) Oracle
3 337 (15.22%) Red Hat
4 268 (12.10%) VMware
5 148 (6.68%) IBM
6 135 (6.10%) Cisco
7 127 (5.74%) HP
8 122 (5.51%) Veritas
9 104 (4.70%) EMC
10 97 (4.38%) SAP
11 61 (2.76%) Citrix
12 59 (2.66%) Sun
13 55 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
14 53 (2.39%) NetApp
15 43 (1.94%) Informatica
16 40 (1.81%) Remedy
17 39 (1.76%) Brocade
18 32 (1.45%) BMC
19 31 (1.40%) F5
20 30 (1.36%) Symantec
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Barnsley, South Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
IT People First
Rate: From £230 to £240 per day 12 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £280 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £499 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £80 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheshire
Mason Frank International
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £130 - £140 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Rate: £17000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago