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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Administrator
Rank 87 80 70
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1192 1254 1498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.11% 2.38% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.29% 2.57% 2.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 687 672 721
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 84 132
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.66 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.79% -8.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.74 £30.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -6.89%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -5 1086 £314 -7.03% 324
London -13 444 £325 -7.14% 134
South East +2 252 £300 -7.69% 64
City of London +12 131 £300 -20.00% 48
South West -12 84 £315 -7.35% 19
Hampshire +32 82 £301 -10.20% 18
North West -1 71 £316 +4.02% 20
West Midlands +3 65 £248 -19.18% 19
East of England -37 62 £249 -23.46% 28
Yorkshire -15 59 £350 -6.66% 25
Scotland -26 51 £300 -14.28% 10
Berkshire +5 48 £200 -5.88% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 45 £210 -12.50% 10
East Midlands +7 35 £281 +125.00% 12
Manchester -6 35 £300 +9.09% 10
Surrey -12 33 £325 -13.33% 7
West Yorkshire -9 32 £363 -2.02% 15
Milton Keynes -11 31 £130 -39.32% 2
Wiltshire -12 30 £283 -29.37% 3
Edinburgh -19 26 £350 -13.84% 4
Cheshire +3 24 £335 +16.75% 5
Hertfordshire -7 24 £213 -38.84% 7
Reading +7 22 £200 +2.56% 6
Cambridgeshire -13 22 £300 -7.69% 13
South Yorkshire +6 21 £343 +21.23% 8
Birmingham -3 20 £250 -23.07% 6
Bristol -11 17 £291 +142.08% 4
Leeds -6 16 £205 -47.09% 8
Sheffield +13 15 £363 +20.83% 6
Glasgow -11 15 £273 +21.44% 2

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 648 (26.56%) Windows
2 626 (25.66%) Linux
3 456 (18.69%) Microsoft
4 429 (17.58%) Finance
5 413 (16.93%) UNIX
6 364 (14.92%) VMware
7 363 (14.88%) SQL
8 334 (13.69%) Oracle
9 305 (12.50%) Active Directory
10 286 (11.72%) MS Excel
11 284 (11.64%) ITIL
12 281 (11.52%) SQL Server
13 262 (10.74%) Red Hat
14 228 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
15 221 (9.06%) Banking
16 218 (8.93%) SharePoint
17 212 (8.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 208 (8.52%) SAN
19 201 (8.24%) Security Cleared
20 197 (8.07%) HP
21 192 (7.87%) IBM
22 189 (7.75%) Citrix
23 185 (7.58%) DNS
24 184 (7.54%) MS Office
25 179 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
26 172 (7.05%) Shell Script
27 166 (6.80%) Perl
28 164 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
29 154 (6.31%) Apache
30 148 (6.07%) Migration

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 218 (8.93%) SharePoint
2 154 (6.31%) Apache
3 124 (5.08%) MS Exchange
4 115 (4.71%) WebSphere
5 81 (3.32%) Tomcat
6 79 (3.24%) IIS
7 76 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 73 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 62 (2.54%) WebLogic
10 47 (1.93%) WebSphere Application Server
11 43 (1.76%) Exchange Server 2007
12 38 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
12 38 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 33 (1.35%) SAS
14 28 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
15 25 (1.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 23 (0.94%) CMS
17 22 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
18 20 (0.82%) nginx
19 19 (0.78%) GlassFish
Applications
1 286 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 184 (7.54%) MS Office
3 59 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.25%) MS Project
5 33 (1.35%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 5 (0.20%) InfoPath
9 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.16%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
10 2 (0.082%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.041%) SPSS
11 1 (0.041%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 25 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
2 24 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
3 22 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.41%) Agresso
5 10 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
5 10 (0.41%) Cognos TM1
6 7 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
7 6 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 6 (0.25%) ResourceLink
8 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
8 5 (0.20%) Cognos Business Intelligence
8 5 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
8 5 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
8 5 (0.20%) SAP BPC
8 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
8 5 (0.20%) Summit
9 4 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
9 4 (0.16%) BPCS
Cloud Services
1 17 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
1 17 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.66%) Office 365
3 15 (0.61%) Force.com
3 15 (0.61%) SaaS
4 12 (0.49%) Taleo
5 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.20%) Joyent
7 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
7 3 (0.12%) IaaS
8 1 (0.041%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.041%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.041%) PaaS
8 1 (0.041%) GitHub
8 1 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 208 (8.52%) SAN
2 185 (7.58%) DNS
3 127 (5.20%) Firewall
4 94 (3.85%) DHCP
5 89 (3.65%) TCP/IP
6 74 (3.03%) LAN
7 73 (2.99%) HTTP
7 73 (2.99%) LDAP
8 65 (2.66%) WAN
9 59 (2.42%) Internet
10 58 (2.38%) SSL
11 56 (2.30%) NAS
12 46 (1.89%) VPN
13 41 (1.68%) SMTP
14 32 (1.31%) Intranet
15 30 (1.23%) SSH
16 27 (1.11%) VoIP
16 27 (1.11%) FTP
17 24 (0.98%) NetScaler
18 20 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 281 (11.52%) SQL Server
2 148 (6.07%) Oracle Database
3 115 (4.71%) MySQL
4 105 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (3.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 76 (3.11%) Relational Database
6 66 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 63 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 57 (2.34%) SQL Server 2005
9 52 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
10 51 (2.09%) DB2
11 45 (1.84%) Oracle Database 10g
11 45 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
12 40 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
13 37 (1.52%) RDBMS
14 33 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 24 (0.98%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
17 20 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
18 19 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 38 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 38 (1.56%) Jenkins
2 32 (1.31%) JIRA
3 31 (1.27%) Subversion
4 21 (0.86%) Introscope
5 20 (0.82%) Hudson
6 18 (0.74%) Maven
7 14 (0.57%) Visual Studio
8 13 (0.53%) ClearCase
9 12 (0.49%) ClearQuest
10 11 (0.45%) Toad
11 8 (0.33%) Ant
11 8 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.16%) MSI
15 3 (0.12%) MorphX
16 2 (0.082%) VisualVM
16 2 (0.082%) FishEye
General
1 429 (17.58%) Finance
2 221 (9.06%) Banking
3 95 (3.89%) Telecoms
4 61 (2.50%) Retail
5 45 (1.84%) Investment Banking
6 37 (1.52%) Marketing
7 30 (1.23%) Legal
8 26 (1.07%) Publishing
8 26 (1.07%) Manufacturing
9 19 (0.78%) Advertising
10 12 (0.49%) Back Office
10 12 (0.49%) Games
11 11 (0.45%) Billing
11 11 (0.45%) Law
12 10 (0.41%) Electronics
13 9 (0.37%) Financial Institution
14 7 (0.29%) Local Government
14 7 (0.29%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.29%) Automotive
15 5 (0.20%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.17%) .NET
1 53 (2.17%) Middleware
2 50 (2.05%) HTML
3 47 (1.93%) Web Services
4 42 (1.72%) CSS
5 40 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
6 31 (1.27%) Mason
7 30 (1.23%) XML
8 27 (1.11%) LAMP
9 16 (0.66%) Visualforce
10 15 (0.61%) Application Packaging
10 15 (0.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 15 (0.61%) jQuery
11 14 (0.57%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.53%) JSON
13 11 (0.45%) J2EE
14 10 (0.41%) SOAP
14 10 (0.41%) XMPP
15 9 (0.37%) ISPF
15 9 (0.37%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 117 (4.80%) Clustering
2 69 (2.83%) Management Information System
3 60 (2.46%) Replication
4 41 (1.68%) Mainframe
5 37 (1.52%) Blackberry
6 32 (1.31%) Open Source
7 30 (1.23%) Computer Science
8 26 (1.07%) NHS
9 24 (0.98%) Statistics
10 21 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 17 (0.70%) Firmware
12 16 (0.66%) AS400
13 14 (0.57%) PKI
14 13 (0.53%) Wiki
15 12 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
16 11 (0.45%) iSeries
17 10 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
18 8 (0.33%) E-Learning
18 8 (0.33%) FMCG
19 7 (0.29%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 648 (26.56%) Windows
2 626 (25.66%) Linux
3 413 (16.93%) UNIX
4 228 (9.34%) Windows Server 2008
5 212 (8.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 164 (6.72%) Windows Server 2003
7 144 (5.90%) Solaris
8 113 (4.63%) Windows 7
8 113 (4.63%) AIX
9 102 (4.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 54 (2.21%) Ubuntu
11 44 (1.80%) HPUX
12 43 (1.76%) CentOS
13 42 (1.72%) Windows XP
14 36 (1.48%) SUSE
15 33 (1.35%) Debian
16 26 (1.07%) zOS
17 25 (1.02%) Windows 2000
18 13 (0.53%) Windows 8
19 9 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (11.64%) ITIL
2 148 (6.07%) Migration
3 135 (5.53%) Performance Tuning
4 109 (4.47%) Change Management
5 82 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 76 (3.11%) Project Management
7 73 (2.99%) DevOps
8 63 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
9 62 (2.54%) CRM
10 59 (2.42%) Workflow
10 59 (2.42%) ERP
11 58 (2.38%) Service Delivery
12 55 (2.25%) Service Management
12 55 (2.25%) Load Balancing
13 54 (2.21%) Business Intelligence
14 53 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
15 46 (1.89%) Configuration Management
15 46 (1.89%) Incident Management
16 40 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
16 40 (1.64%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 363 (14.88%) SQL
2 172 (7.05%) Shell Script
3 166 (6.80%) Perl
4 121 (4.96%) PowerShell
5 110 (4.51%) Bash Shell
6 99 (4.06%) Java
7 88 (3.61%) Python
8 75 (3.07%) T-SQL
9 44 (1.80%) PHP
10 42 (1.72%) Korn
10 42 (1.72%) JavaScript
11 41 (1.68%) PL/SQL
11 41 (1.68%) VBScript
12 40 (1.64%) Ruby
13 35 (1.43%) VB
14 34 (1.39%) C
15 26 (1.07%) C#
16 20 (0.82%) Jython
17 16 (0.66%) Apex Code
18 12 (0.49%) JCL
Qualifications
1 201 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 138 (5.66%) SC Cleared
3 95 (3.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 82 (3.36%) Degree
5 43 (1.76%) MCSE
6 42 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 39 (1.60%) MCITP
8 38 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
9 37 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
10 26 (1.07%) CCNA
11 18 (0.74%) RHCE
12 15 (0.61%) LPIC
12 15 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 15 (0.61%) MCP
13 14 (0.57%) CCENT
13 14 (0.57%) MCTS
14 13 (0.53%) MCSA
15 11 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
15 11 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
16 9 (0.37%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.93%) SLA
2 27 (1.11%) ISO 9001
3 23 (0.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 16 (0.66%) QA
5 14 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.33%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.12%) COBIT
7 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.12%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.082%) EMIR
8 2 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
9 1 (0.041%) HL7
9 1 (0.041%) BS25999
9 1 (0.041%) GMP
System Software
1 305 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 179 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (3.16%) vSphere
4 65 (2.66%) XenApp
5 57 (2.34%) Oracle RMAN
6 53 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
7 50 (2.05%) VMware ESX
8 48 (1.97%) Hyper-V
9 39 (1.60%) XenServer
10 29 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 29 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 29 (1.19%) NFS
11 24 (0.98%) Squid
12 23 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
13 21 (0.86%) RACF
14 18 (0.74%) qmail
15 17 (0.70%) Sendmail
15 17 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
15 17 (0.70%) Samba
16 14 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 94 (3.85%) Puppet
2 83 (3.40%) SCCM
3 65 (2.66%) NetBackup
4 58 (2.38%) SCOM
4 58 (2.38%) Tivoli
5 47 (1.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 41 (1.68%) HP SIM
7 40 (1.64%) Nagios
7 40 (1.64%) Data Guard
8 33 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
9 31 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 21 (0.86%) ZABBIX
11 19 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 17 (0.70%) Zenoss
12 17 (0.70%) Backup Exec
13 16 (0.66%) WSUS
14 15 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
14 15 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
15 13 (0.53%) EMC NetWorker
15 13 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 456 (18.69%) Microsoft
2 364 (14.92%) VMware
3 334 (13.69%) Oracle
4 262 (10.74%) Red Hat
5 197 (8.07%) HP
6 192 (7.87%) IBM
7 189 (7.75%) Citrix
8 124 (5.08%) Cisco
9 88 (3.61%) Salesforce.com
10 85 (3.48%) EMC
11 75 (3.07%) NetApp
12 66 (2.70%) SAP
13 56 (2.30%) Symantec
14 48 (1.97%) Veritas
15 41 (1.68%) JBoss
16 37 (1.52%) SolarWinds
17 31 (1.27%) Juniper
18 29 (1.19%) ServiceNow
19 26 (1.07%) CA
20 25 (1.02%) Dell
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