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 1 June 2015 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Administrator
Rank 81 76 73
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1294 1248 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.42% 2.39% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.58% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 710 646
Average daily rate
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£334 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £286
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 78 111
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.80 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.60 £14.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.59% -5.00%

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
49442 48355 43039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.38% 92.50% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 30777 29938 24740
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1930 1972 2102
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.72 £40.00 £41.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015.

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 1 June 2015. 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
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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 -4 1168 £325 -7.14% 425
London +15 465 £350 - 172
South East -4 248 £363 +20.83% 99
East of England +42 139 £325 +8.33% 39
City of London -6 122 £363 +3.57% 68
West Midlands +4 72 £315 -8.02% 8
North West -17 71 £300 +20.00% 34
Scotland +16 69 £350 +5.66% 13
South West -20 63 £300 -20.00% 24
Yorkshire -41 61 £350 -12.50% 33
Surrey +16 59 £400 +23.07% 18
Cambridgeshire +23 53 £310 -9.81% 14
Hampshire +5 52 £325 +8.33% 14
Buckinghamshire +2 45 £313 -2.34% 9
West Yorkshire -24 43 £350 -6.66% 26
Cambridge +26 42 £310 -9.81% 13
Edinburgh +9 41 £390 +30.00% 9
Hertfordshire +14 40 £338 +61.67% 11
Milton Keynes +7 39 £300 -14.28% 6
East Midlands -15 38 £305 -6.15% 10
Manchester -11 33 £275 +10.00% 21
Berkshire -29 31 £400 +33.33% 24
Oxfordshire 0 26 £475 +35.71% 10
Leeds -15 25 £375 +7.14% 10
Wales +6 21 £340 -15.78% 6
Glasgow +5 20 £330 +38.94% 3
Welwyn Garden City +13 19 £350 +105.88% 2
Warwickshire +8 19 £425 +54.54% 1
West Sussex -4 19 £313 +19.04% 8
Essex +7 18 £360 +10.76% 6

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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.

1 705 (28.44%) Windows
2 658 (26.54%) Linux
3 453 (18.27%) Microsoft
4 426 (17.18%) Finance
5 392 (15.81%) SQL
6 378 (15.25%) UNIX
7 360 (14.52%) Oracle
8 346 (13.96%) VMware
9 322 (12.99%) Active Directory
10 288 (11.62%) SQL Server
11 265 (10.69%) Red Hat
12 258 (10.41%) MS Excel
13 229 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
14 220 (8.87%) Migration
15 219 (8.83%) SAN
16 216 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 206 (8.31%) ITIL
18 198 (7.99%) Solaris
19 185 (7.46%) SharePoint
20 181 (7.30%) MS Office
20 181 (7.30%) IBM
21 175 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
22 170 (6.86%) Security Cleared
23 157 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
24 156 (6.29%) PowerShell
25 155 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
25 155 (6.25%) Python
26 154 (6.21%) Puppet
26 154 (6.21%) Oracle Database
27 151 (6.09%) WebSphere

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, 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
1 185 (7.46%) SharePoint
2 151 (6.09%) WebSphere
3 119 (4.80%) IIS
4 102 (4.11%) Apache
5 99 (3.99%) MS Exchange
6 76 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 68 (2.74%) Tomcat
8 64 (2.58%) WebLogic
9 60 (2.42%) JBoss
10 54 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
11 42 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 40 (1.61%) SAS
13 34 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
14 32 (1.29%) Lync
15 30 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
16 29 (1.17%) IBM Notes
17 27 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
17 27 (1.09%) CICS
18 26 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
19 25 (1.01%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 258 (10.41%) MS Excel
2 181 (7.30%) MS Office
3 71 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 40 (1.61%) MS Project
5 29 (1.17%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
7 16 (0.65%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.081%) Vectorworks
9 2 (0.081%) 3ds Max
10 1 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.040%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.040%) InDesign
10 1 (0.040%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.040%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 34 (1.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 11 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
7 6 (0.24%) HFM
7 6 (0.24%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 6 (0.24%) Maximo
8 4 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
9 3 (0.12%) Unica
9 3 (0.12%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 2 (0.081%) SAP SRM
10 2 (0.081%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 2 (0.081%) Murex MxG2000
10 2 (0.081%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 65 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (2.06%) Office 365
3 21 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (0.73%) SaaS
5 15 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.56%) IaaS
7 9 (0.36%) Force.com
8 7 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.16%) GitHub
11 3 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
11 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.12%) Yammer
11 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.12%) PaaS
12 2 (0.081%) Joyent
13 1 (0.040%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 1 (0.040%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 219 (8.83%) SAN
2 143 (5.77%) DNS
3 121 (4.88%) Firewall
4 94 (3.79%) NAS
5 84 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 73 (2.94%) LAN
7 71 (2.86%) LDAP
8 63 (2.54%) SSL
9 61 (2.46%) WAN
10 53 (2.14%) HTTP
11 46 (1.86%) DHCP
12 43 (1.73%) Internet
13 35 (1.41%) VPN
14 32 (1.29%) Intranet
15 27 (1.09%) VLAN
16 25 (1.01%) SMTP
16 25 (1.01%) iSCSI
17 24 (0.97%) Network Security
18 22 (0.89%) VoIP
19 14 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 154 (6.21%) Oracle Database
3 89 (3.59%) MySQL
4 88 (3.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 76 (3.07%) SQL Server 2008
6 67 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 65 (2.62%) DB2
8 62 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 60 (2.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 55 (2.22%) Relational Database
11 42 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
12 40 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
13 36 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
14 33 (1.33%) Hadoop
15 30 (1.21%) MongoDB
16 29 (1.17%) RDBMS
16 29 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database 10g
17 26 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
18 18 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 39 (1.57%) Jenkins
2 30 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.01%) Subversion
4 24 (0.97%) Introscope
5 17 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (0.65%) Maven
7 14 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 13 (0.52%) ClearCase
9 12 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 12 (0.48%) JIRA
9 12 (0.48%) Ant
10 10 (0.40%) MSI
11 9 (0.36%) Visual Studio
12 8 (0.32%) ClearQuest
13 7 (0.28%) JUnit
13 7 (0.28%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.24%) Toad
15 5 (0.20%) MSBuild
15 5 (0.20%) CA Gen
15 5 (0.20%) Hudson
General
1 426 (17.18%) Finance
2 142 (5.73%) Banking
3 92 (3.71%) Telecoms
4 48 (1.94%) Retail
5 32 (1.29%) Investment Banking
5 32 (1.29%) Marketing
6 23 (0.93%) Legal
7 22 (0.89%) Manufacturing
8 21 (0.85%) Law
9 18 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 13 (0.52%) Publishing
11 11 (0.44%) Back Office
12 10 (0.40%) Advertising
13 8 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.28%) Billing
15 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.16%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.16%) French Language
16 4 (0.16%) International Banking
16 4 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (3.51%) Web Services
2 78 (3.15%) .NET
3 53 (2.14%) Middleware
4 52 (2.10%) WebSphere MQ
5 51 (2.06%) HTML
6 43 (1.73%) XML
7 23 (0.93%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 21 (0.85%) CSS
8 21 (0.85%) J2EE
9 18 (0.73%) ASP.NET
10 14 (0.56%) .NET Framework
11 12 (0.48%) Mason
12 11 (0.44%) LAMP
12 11 (0.44%) Application Packaging
13 9 (0.36%) Visualforce
13 9 (0.36%) HTML5
14 8 (0.32%) EJB
14 8 (0.32%) Worklight
15 7 (0.28%) JMS
15 7 (0.28%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 150 (6.05%) Data Centre
2 116 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (4.60%) Clustering
4 85 (3.43%) Replication
5 62 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 45 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 31 (1.25%) Statistics
8 30 (1.21%) LPAR
9 26 (1.05%) NHS
10 25 (1.01%) Blackberry
11 22 (0.89%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.81%) Fat Client
12 20 (0.81%) Thin Client
13 18 (0.73%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.65%) Wiki
15 13 (0.52%) CMDB
16 10 (0.40%) Data Integration
16 10 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
16 10 (0.40%) Symmetrix
16 10 (0.40%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 705 (28.44%) Windows
2 658 (26.54%) Linux
3 378 (15.25%) UNIX
4 229 (9.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 198 (7.99%) Solaris
7 155 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 134 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 124 (5.00%) AIX
10 80 (3.23%) CentOS
10 80 (3.23%) Windows 7
11 49 (1.98%) zOS
12 47 (1.90%) Ubuntu
13 39 (1.57%) HPUX
14 24 (0.97%) Windows XP
15 21 (0.85%) SUSE
16 19 (0.77%) Windows 8
17 18 (0.73%) Debian
18 16 (0.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 16 (0.65%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (8.87%) Migration
2 206 (8.31%) ITIL
3 157 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
4 132 (5.32%) Configuration Management
5 113 (4.56%) Change Management
6 101 (4.07%) DevOps
7 91 (3.67%) Project Management
8 71 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
9 70 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
10 67 (2.70%) Service Delivery
11 66 (2.66%) CRM
12 63 (2.54%) Business Intelligence
13 62 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
14 61 (2.46%) Workflow
15 55 (2.22%) Open Source
16 54 (2.18%) Agile Software Development
17 48 (1.94%) Service Management
18 45 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
19 44 (1.77%) Problem Management
19 44 (1.77%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 392 (15.81%) SQL
2 156 (6.29%) PowerShell
3 155 (6.25%) Python
4 149 (6.01%) Shell Script
5 145 (5.85%) Java
5 145 (5.85%) Perl
6 123 (4.96%) Bash Shell
7 57 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 54 (2.18%) T-SQL
9 51 (2.06%) Ruby
10 47 (1.90%) JavaScript
11 41 (1.65%) PHP
12 40 (1.61%) Korn
13 36 (1.45%) C
14 33 (1.33%) Jython
15 32 (1.29%) C#
15 32 (1.29%) VB
16 19 (0.77%) VBScript
17 13 (0.52%) C++
17 13 (0.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 170 (6.86%) Security Cleared
2 104 (4.20%) SC Cleared
3 86 (3.47%) Degree
4 72 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.21%) MCSE
6 27 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 26 (1.05%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.97%) CCNA
9 23 (0.93%) RHCE
10 20 (0.81%) MCP
11 19 (0.77%) MCITP
12 14 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
14 11 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
14 11 (0.44%) MCDBA
15 10 (0.40%) NCDA
16 7 (0.28%) CCNP
16 7 (0.28%) RHCT
16 7 (0.28%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.86%) SLA
2 27 (1.09%) QA
3 25 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.081%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.040%) GxP
8 1 (0.040%) BS7799
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.040%) COBIT
8 1 (0.040%) Basel III
System Software
1 322 (12.99%) Active Directory
2 175 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (2.22%) vSphere
4 48 (1.94%) Hyper-V
5 42 (1.69%) NFS
6 41 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 39 (1.57%) XenApp
8 28 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 28 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (1.13%) VMware ESX
9 23 (0.93%) XenDesktop
10 22 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 18 (0.73%) KVM
12 17 (0.69%) Samba
13 16 (0.65%) vCloud
14 15 (0.61%) Terminal Services
14 15 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.56%) HDFS
16 13 (0.52%) XenServer
17 12 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 154 (6.21%) Puppet
2 57 (2.30%) SCOM
3 54 (2.18%) SCCM
4 52 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 41 (1.65%) NetBackup
7 34 (1.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 34 (1.37%) Nagios
8 26 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
9 23 (0.93%) SCSM
10 21 (0.85%) WSUS
11 20 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 18 (0.73%) Ansible
13 17 (0.69%) CA Wily
14 15 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.61%) Red Hat Satellite
15 13 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
15 13 (0.52%) HP SIM
15 13 (0.52%) ZABBIX
16 12 (0.48%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 453 (18.27%) Microsoft
2 360 (14.52%) Oracle
3 346 (13.96%) VMware
4 265 (10.69%) Red Hat
5 181 (7.30%) IBM
6 147 (5.93%) HP
7 146 (5.89%) Cisco
8 96 (3.87%) NetApp
9 95 (3.83%) Citrix
10 79 (3.19%) EMC
11 70 (2.82%) SAP
12 52 (2.10%) Veritas
12 52 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
13 50 (2.02%) Symantec
14 44 (1.77%) Sun
15 43 (1.73%) Remedy
16 37 (1.49%) CA
17 36 (1.45%) Informatica
18 31 (1.25%) Lotus
19 30 (1.21%) Sybase
London
Venn Group
Rate: £160 - £220 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, Sussex
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Limited
Rate: Excellent Daily Rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £280.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £220 - £230 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 17 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Think IT Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
Assurant Solutions Careers
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Networking People
Posted: 3 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago