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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Administrator
Rank 83 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1270 1302 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.42% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.62% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 734 749 679
Average daily rate
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£325 £338 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 84 119
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.54 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £27.50 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £14.88 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.45%

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
51545 49678 43330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.37% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31452 30529 24746
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2047 1994 2137
Average hourly rate £17.41 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.50% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 -10 1128 £325 -3.70% 386
London -10 443 £350 - 151
South East +4 266 £350 +13.63% 90
East of England +32 104 £288 -4.16% 31
City of London -4 100 £356 +5.55% 60
West Midlands -4 76 £350 +7.69% 13
South West -7 74 £275 -23.61% 31
Scotland -1 70 £340 -20.00% 12
North West -28 67 £300 +11.11% 27
Surrey +1 59 £406 +25.00% 15
Hampshire +2 57 £300 - 17
Yorkshire -45 54 £325 -13.33% 27
Buckinghamshire +10 42 £325 +4.83% 4
Edinburgh -8 41 £400 -8.57% 7
Hertfordshire +23 40 £338 -3.57% 8
Berkshire -30 38 £375 +22.44% 24
Oxfordshire +4 35 £465 +43.07% 7
Manchester -15 35 £300 +16.50% 18
Milton Keynes +15 33 £325 -10.34% 2
West Yorkshire -23 33 £345 -8.00% 18
East Midlands -17 32 £305 -12.85% 13
Cambridgeshire +8 30 £275 -11.29% 15
Wales +15 25 £263 -27.58% 2
Cambridge +10 24 £275 -11.29% 11
Bristol +10 24 £290 -3.33% 6
West Sussex -5 19 £301 +14.76% 3
Welwyn Garden City +14 18 £350 -
Glasgow +9 18 £330 +1.53% 3
Merseyside 0 18 £325 +140.74% 3
South Wales +11 17 £200 -44.82% 2

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 687 (27.98%) Windows
2 618 (25.17%) Linux
3 442 (18.00%) Microsoft
4 427 (17.39%) Finance
5 392 (15.97%) SQL
6 382 (15.56%) UNIX
7 349 (14.22%) Oracle
8 330 (13.44%) VMware
9 324 (13.20%) Active Directory
10 295 (12.02%) SQL Server
11 262 (10.67%) Red Hat
12 252 (10.26%) MS Excel
13 234 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 216 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 213 (8.68%) SAN
16 206 (8.39%) Migration
17 204 (8.31%) ITIL
18 200 (8.15%) Solaris
19 189 (7.70%) SharePoint
20 182 (7.41%) IBM
20 182 (7.41%) Security Cleared
21 175 (7.13%) MS Office
22 165 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
23 163 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
24 158 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
25 154 (6.27%) WebSphere
25 154 (6.27%) Shell Script
26 147 (5.99%) PowerShell
27 145 (5.91%) Puppet
27 145 (5.91%) DNS

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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
1 189 (7.70%) SharePoint
2 154 (6.27%) WebSphere
3 118 (4.81%) Apache
4 114 (4.64%) IIS
5 101 (4.11%) MS Exchange
6 83 (3.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 74 (3.01%) Tomcat
8 72 (2.93%) WebLogic
9 66 (2.69%) JBoss
10 54 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 41 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
12 40 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 36 (1.47%) SAS
14 32 (1.30%) Lync
15 30 (1.22%) WebSphere Portal
15 30 (1.22%) IBM Notes
15 30 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
16 29 (1.18%) WebSphere Process Server
17 27 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
18 26 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 252 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 175 (7.13%) MS Office
3 66 (2.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 35 (1.43%) MS Project
5 30 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (1.02%) MS Visio
7 19 (0.77%) InfoPath
8 5 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.12%) ProjectWise
10 2 (0.081%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.041%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.041%) InDesign
11 1 (0.041%) SPSS
11 1 (0.041%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.041%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 1 (0.041%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 29 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (0.69%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
4 14 (0.57%) Oracle EBS R12
5 12 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
6 7 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.24%) Maximo
8 5 (0.20%) HFM
8 5 (0.20%) Agresso
8 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
9 4 (0.16%) Hyperion Enterprise
9 4 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 3 (0.12%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
10 3 (0.12%) Unica
10 3 (0.12%) SAP HR
11 2 (0.081%) Murex MxG2000
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.57%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (2.16%) Office 365
3 19 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.65%) SaaS
5 13 (0.53%) IaaS
6 10 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (0.33%) Force.com
9 6 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 5 (0.20%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
12 3 (0.12%) Yammer
12 3 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.081%) Joyent
13 2 (0.081%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.081%) PaaS
13 2 (0.081%) GitHub
14 1 (0.041%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 213 (8.68%) SAN
2 145 (5.91%) DNS
3 112 (4.56%) Firewall
4 86 (3.50%) TCP/IP
5 82 (3.34%) NAS
6 74 (3.01%) LDAP
7 69 (2.81%) LAN
8 59 (2.40%) SSL
9 56 (2.28%) WAN
10 55 (2.24%) HTTP
11 54 (2.20%) DHCP
12 42 (1.71%) Internet
13 36 (1.47%) VPN
14 27 (1.10%) Intranet
15 26 (1.06%) VLAN
16 21 (0.86%) SMTP
17 20 (0.81%) VoIP
18 19 (0.77%) Network Security
19 17 (0.69%) iSCSI
20 15 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 295 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 145 (5.91%) Oracle Database
3 90 (3.67%) MySQL
4 87 (3.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 84 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 69 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 59 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
8 58 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 54 (2.20%) Relational Database
9 54 (2.20%) DB2
10 43 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
12 36 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
13 34 (1.38%) Hadoop
14 33 (1.34%) MongoDB
15 31 (1.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 30 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
16 30 (1.22%) RDBMS
17 22 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
18 21 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 32 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 32 (1.30%) Jenkins
2 26 (1.06%) Subversion
3 24 (0.98%) Introscope
4 21 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.69%) TeamCity
6 14 (0.57%) Maven
7 12 (0.49%) JIRA
8 11 (0.45%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.45%) ClearCase
8 11 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 9 (0.37%) MSI
10 7 (0.29%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.29%) Toad
10 7 (0.29%) Ant
10 7 (0.29%) JUnit
11 5 (0.20%) ClearQuest
11 5 (0.20%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.20%) CA Gen
12 4 (0.16%) WebLOAD
General
1 427 (17.39%) Finance
2 144 (5.87%) Banking
3 82 (3.34%) Telecoms
4 42 (1.71%) Retail
5 31 (1.26%) Investment Banking
6 29 (1.18%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.14%) Marketing
8 20 (0.81%) Legal
9 17 (0.69%) Law
10 16 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.45%) Back Office
11 11 (0.45%) Publishing
12 10 (0.41%) Advertising
13 9 (0.37%) Billing
13 9 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
14 6 (0.24%) Electronics
14 6 (0.24%) Front Office
14 6 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.16%) International Banking
15 4 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (3.46%) Web Services
2 80 (3.26%) .NET
3 55 (2.24%) Middleware
4 52 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
5 50 (2.04%) HTML
6 40 (1.63%) XML
7 31 (1.26%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 23 (0.94%) CSS
9 17 (0.69%) J2EE
10 16 (0.65%) ASP.NET
11 15 (0.61%) .NET Framework
11 15 (0.61%) Mason
12 12 (0.49%) Visualforce
13 11 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 11 (0.45%) Application Packaging
14 9 (0.37%) jQuery
14 9 (0.37%) HTML5
15 8 (0.33%) LAMP
15 8 (0.33%) Worklight
16 7 (0.29%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 130 (5.30%) Clustering
2 126 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 87 (3.54%) Replication
4 66 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 56 (2.28%) Open Source
6 30 (1.22%) NHS
7 29 (1.18%) Mainframe
8 25 (1.02%) Statistics
9 24 (0.98%) LPAR
9 24 (0.98%) Blackberry
10 21 (0.86%) Computer Science
11 17 (0.69%) Wiki
11 17 (0.69%) Fat Client
11 17 (0.69%) Thin Client
12 16 (0.65%) Client/Server
13 13 (0.53%) CMDB
13 13 (0.53%) Data Integration
14 12 (0.49%) Freedom of Information
14 12 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 687 (27.98%) Windows
2 618 (25.17%) Linux
3 382 (15.56%) UNIX
4 234 (9.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 216 (8.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 200 (8.15%) Solaris
7 165 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
8 138 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 117 (4.77%) AIX
10 86 (3.50%) CentOS
11 70 (2.85%) Windows 7
12 47 (1.91%) Ubuntu
13 45 (1.83%) HPUX
14 37 (1.51%) zOS
15 28 (1.14%) Windows XP
16 22 (0.90%) SUSE
17 21 (0.86%) Debian
18 18 (0.73%) Windows 2000
19 17 (0.69%) Fedora
20 15 (0.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (8.39%) Migration
2 204 (8.31%) ITIL
3 158 (6.44%) Performance Tuning
4 126 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 112 (4.56%) Change Management
6 96 (3.91%) DevOps
7 93 (3.79%) Project Management
8 78 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 77 (3.14%) Business Intelligence
10 71 (2.89%) CRM
11 67 (2.73%) Service Delivery
12 66 (2.69%) Workflow
13 64 (2.61%) Performance Monitoring
14 55 (2.24%) Agile Software Development
15 50 (2.04%) Load Balancing
15 50 (2.04%) Continuous Integration
16 47 (1.91%) Service Management
17 44 (1.79%) Problem Management
18 42 (1.71%) Capacity Planning
19 40 (1.63%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 392 (15.97%) SQL
2 154 (6.27%) Shell Script
3 147 (5.99%) PowerShell
4 145 (5.91%) Python
5 127 (5.17%) Java
5 127 (5.17%) Perl
6 103 (4.20%) Bash Shell
7 57 (2.32%) PL/SQL
8 55 (2.24%) T-SQL
9 44 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 43 (1.75%) Ruby
11 40 (1.63%) PHP
12 35 (1.43%) Korn
13 33 (1.34%) C
14 32 (1.30%) C#
15 31 (1.26%) Jython
16 30 (1.22%) VB
17 20 (0.81%) VBScript
18 16 (0.65%) Apex Code
19 13 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 182 (7.41%) Security Cleared
2 109 (4.44%) SC Cleared
3 91 (3.71%) Degree
4 72 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
6 30 (1.22%) MCSE
7 28 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 24 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
9 23 (0.94%) RHCE
10 22 (0.90%) CCNA
11 21 (0.86%) MCITP
12 19 (0.77%) MCP
13 12 (0.49%) MCDBA
14 11 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
15 10 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 9 (0.37%) MCTS
17 8 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
17 8 (0.33%) NCDA
18 7 (0.29%) NCIE
18 7 (0.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (2.89%) SLA
2 28 (1.14%) QA
3 23 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 13 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.041%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.041%) GxP
System Software
1 324 (13.20%) Active Directory
2 163 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 48 (1.96%) vSphere
5 41 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 40 (1.63%) XenApp
7 35 (1.43%) NFS
8 34 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
9 25 (1.02%) VMware ESX
10 24 (0.98%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 23 (0.94%) XenDesktop
12 20 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.77%) Samba
14 17 (0.69%) vCloud
15 16 (0.65%) KVM
16 15 (0.61%) Terminal Services
17 13 (0.53%) ISA Server
17 13 (0.53%) HDFS
18 11 (0.45%) XenServer
19 10 (0.41%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 145 (5.91%) Puppet
2 61 (2.48%) SCOM
3 60 (2.44%) SCCM
4 47 (1.91%) Tivoli
4 47 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (1.59%) Nagios
6 33 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 33 (1.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 24 (0.98%) SCSM
8 21 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (0.81%) WSUS
9 20 (0.81%) Ansible
10 18 (0.73%) SCOrch
11 17 (0.69%) CA Wily
12 16 (0.65%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (0.57%) HP SIM
13 14 (0.57%) Control-M
13 14 (0.57%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 442 (18.00%) Microsoft
2 349 (14.22%) Oracle
3 330 (13.44%) VMware
4 262 (10.67%) Red Hat
5 182 (7.41%) IBM
6 141 (5.74%) HP
7 137 (5.58%) Cisco
8 96 (3.91%) EMC
9 91 (3.71%) NetApp
10 87 (3.54%) Citrix
11 75 (3.05%) SAP
12 57 (2.32%) Veritas
12 57 (2.32%) Salesforce.com
13 46 (1.87%) Sun
14 42 (1.71%) Symantec
15 41 (1.67%) Remedy
16 34 (1.38%) CA
17 32 (1.30%) Lotus
18 31 (1.26%) Informatica
19 28 (1.14%) 3PAR
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