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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Administrator
Rank 87 91 83
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1355 1192 1254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.28% 2.11% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 2.29% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 769 687 672
Average daily rate
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£350 £313 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 101 84
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +20.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £9.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.23 £37.74 £30.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.60 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +18.51%

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
55081 52161 48911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.21% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35197 31609 29039
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 2038 2020 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +1 1199 £350 +11.55% 348
London +13 489 £375 +15.38% 156
South East -3 268 £329 +9.50% 65
City of London +3 126 £375 +25.00% 41
Scotland +35 111 £350 +16.66% 10
South West +4 99 £325 +3.17% 23
East of England +28 89 £361 +45.22% 31
North West -13 79 £325 +2.76% 25
Yorkshire -11 78 £380 +8.57% 26
Edinburgh +19 69 £356 +1.78% 6
Buckinghamshire +10 66 £393 +86.90% 6
West Yorkshire +2 60 £380 +4.82% 18
Hampshire -15 60 £306 +1.80% 16
Surrey +11 53 £330 +1.53% 12
Milton Keynes +14 51 £396 +204.80% 1
Berkshire -6 47 £225 +12.50% 12
West Midlands -16 40 £288 +16.16% 13
Manchester -12 33 £350 +16.66% 9
North East -7 31 £375 +16.27% 6
Leeds -10 31 £380 +85.36% 10
Bristol +10 30 £408 +40.27% 7
Cambridgeshire +3 30 £350 +16.66% 12
Glasgow +19 28 £330 +20.76% 1
Tyne and Wear -9 26 £413 +32.88% 5
Reading -6 25 £345 +72.50% 6
Wiltshire -7 25 £340 +20.35% 2
Cambridge +4 24 £371 +14.23% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 24 £413 +32.88% 4
East Midlands -21 23 £160 -43.11% 3
Essex +11 22 £400 +14.28% 5

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 807 (30.46%) Windows
2 757 (28.58%) Linux
3 506 (19.10%) Finance
4 477 (18.01%) Microsoft
5 455 (17.18%) UNIX
6 420 (15.86%) SQL
7 416 (15.70%) Oracle
8 407 (15.36%) VMware
9 349 (13.17%) Active Directory
10 345 (13.02%) SQL Server
11 314 (11.85%) Red Hat
12 275 (10.38%) MS Excel
13 248 (9.36%) SAN
14 240 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 240 (9.06%) Migration
15 220 (8.31%) Solaris
15 220 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 219 (8.27%) PowerShell
16 219 (8.27%) SharePoint
17 214 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
18 207 (7.81%) ITIL
19 194 (7.32%) Shell Script
20 190 (7.17%) Banking
21 185 (6.98%) Puppet
22 182 (6.87%) DNS
23 176 (6.64%) MS Office
24 168 (6.34%) Performance Tuning
25 164 (6.19%) Oracle Database
25 164 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
25 164 (6.19%) Python

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 219 (8.27%) SharePoint
2 122 (4.61%) WebSphere
3 110 (4.15%) IIS
4 90 (3.40%) Apache
4 90 (3.40%) MS Exchange
5 73 (2.76%) Tomcat
5 73 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 62 (2.34%) JBoss
7 53 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 52 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 50 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 49 (1.85%) WebLogic
11 37 (1.40%) Lync
12 36 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
13 34 (1.28%) CICS
14 32 (1.21%) SAS
15 29 (1.09%) IBM Notes
16 23 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
17 21 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
18 20 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 275 (10.38%) MS Excel
2 176 (6.64%) MS Office
3 63 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 41 (1.55%) MS Project
5 28 (1.06%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 18 (0.68%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.26%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.038%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.038%) Open Workbench
10 1 (0.038%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.038%) PaintShop Pro
10 1 (0.038%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.038%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 33 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (0.60%) HFM
3 13 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 9 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
5 8 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.26%) Maximo
6 7 (0.26%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
7 6 (0.23%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 6 (0.23%) Oracle General Ledger
7 6 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
8 5 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 4 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
10 3 (0.11%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.11%) Magento
10 3 (0.11%) assyst
11 2 (0.076%) CA PPM
11 2 (0.076%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 77 (2.91%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (2.49%) Office 365
3 24 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.60%) IaaS
5 14 (0.53%) GitHub
5 14 (0.53%) SaaS
6 12 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.38%) Force.com
8 7 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
10 4 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.15%) PaaS
11 2 (0.076%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.076%) Joyent
11 2 (0.076%) Yammer
12 1 (0.038%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.038%) MailChimp
12 1 (0.038%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.038%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 248 (9.36%) SAN
2 182 (6.87%) DNS
3 145 (5.47%) Firewall
4 119 (4.49%) TCP/IP
5 111 (4.19%) NAS
6 79 (2.98%) LDAP
7 65 (2.45%) SSL
8 62 (2.34%) Intranet
8 62 (2.34%) LAN
9 61 (2.30%) Internet
10 55 (2.08%) DHCP
11 51 (1.93%) HTTP
12 46 (1.74%) WAN
13 40 (1.51%) VPN
14 33 (1.25%) Network Security
15 32 (1.21%) BIG-IP
16 29 (1.09%) SMTP
17 28 (1.06%) VLAN
18 27 (1.02%) iSCSI
19 23 (0.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 345 (13.02%) SQL Server
2 164 (6.19%) Oracle Database
3 133 (5.02%) MySQL
4 95 (3.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 87 (3.28%) DB2
6 74 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 74 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
7 70 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 63 (2.38%) Relational Database
9 57 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
10 52 (1.96%) Hadoop
11 47 (1.77%) Big Data
12 44 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
13 43 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
14 41 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 41 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
15 35 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
15 35 (1.32%) RDBMS
16 33 (1.25%) PowerCenter
17 25 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 57 (2.15%) Jenkins
2 40 (1.51%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
4 33 (1.25%) Subversion
5 26 (0.98%) JIRA
6 19 (0.72%) Maven
7 17 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 15 (0.57%) Visual Studio
9 14 (0.53%) Introscope
9 14 (0.53%) MSBuild
10 12 (0.45%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.45%) Ant
11 9 (0.34%) ClearCase
12 7 (0.26%) ClearQuest
13 6 (0.23%) MSI
13 6 (0.23%) WinDbg
14 5 (0.19%) Toad
15 4 (0.15%) FishEye
15 4 (0.15%) Bugzilla
15 4 (0.15%) RSpec
General
1 506 (19.10%) Finance
2 190 (7.17%) Banking
3 109 (4.11%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.08%) Retail
5 45 (1.70%) Investment Banking
6 43 (1.62%) Marketing
7 29 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 29 (1.09%) Law
8 24 (0.91%) Financial Institution
9 23 (0.87%) Advertising
10 15 (0.57%) Publishing
11 12 (0.45%) Electronics
11 12 (0.45%) Legal
12 11 (0.42%) Spanish Language
13 10 (0.38%) Retail Banking
14 8 (0.30%) Front Office
14 8 (0.30%) Billing
15 7 (0.26%) Back Office
16 6 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
16 6 (0.23%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (3.55%) .NET
2 79 (2.98%) Web Services
3 61 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
4 59 (2.23%) Middleware
5 56 (2.11%) HTML
6 41 (1.55%) XML
7 37 (1.40%) CSS
8 25 (0.94%) ASP.NET
9 19 (0.72%) J2EE
10 18 (0.68%) LAMP
10 18 (0.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 16 (0.60%) HTML5
12 15 (0.57%) .NET Framework
13 14 (0.53%) EJB
14 11 (0.42%) TIBCO EMS
15 9 (0.34%) Oracle Fusion
15 9 (0.34%) SOAP
15 9 (0.34%) XSLT
16 8 (0.30%) Ajax
16 8 (0.30%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 153 (5.78%) Data Centre
2 127 (4.79%) Clustering
3 105 (3.96%) Replication
4 95 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 46 (1.74%) Mainframe
7 32 (1.21%) LPAR
8 30 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 29 (1.09%) Statistics
10 28 (1.06%) EMC VMAX
11 25 (0.94%) Client/Server
12 20 (0.76%) Computer Science
12 20 (0.76%) Wiki
12 20 (0.76%) EMC VNX
13 19 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.64%) Fat Client
14 17 (0.64%) Thin Client
15 16 (0.60%) NHS
16 14 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
17 11 (0.42%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 807 (30.46%) Windows
2 757 (28.58%) Linux
3 455 (17.18%) UNIX
4 240 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 220 (8.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (8.31%) Solaris
6 164 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (5.74%) AIX
8 139 (5.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 84 (3.17%) Windows 7
10 64 (2.42%) zOS
11 61 (2.30%) CentOS
12 43 (1.62%) HPUX
13 36 (1.36%) SUSE
14 32 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 31 (1.17%) Windows 8
16 28 (1.06%) Windows XP
17 27 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
18 17 (0.64%) Windows 2000
19 16 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (9.06%) Migration
2 207 (7.81%) ITIL
3 168 (6.34%) Performance Tuning
4 123 (4.64%) DevOps
5 120 (4.53%) Configuration Management
6 119 (4.49%) Change Management
7 85 (3.21%) Project Management
8 79 (2.98%) Agile Software Development
9 76 (2.87%) Continuous Integration
10 73 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
11 69 (2.60%) CRM
12 68 (2.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 68 (2.57%) Workflow
13 65 (2.45%) Load Balancing
14 64 (2.42%) Business Intelligence
15 53 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
16 50 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
17 49 (1.85%) ETL
18 48 (1.81%) Service Delivery
18 48 (1.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 420 (15.86%) SQL
2 219 (8.27%) PowerShell
3 194 (7.32%) Shell Script
4 164 (6.19%) Python
5 163 (6.15%) Perl
6 155 (5.85%) Bash Shell
7 126 (4.76%) Java
8 75 (2.83%) T-SQL
9 64 (2.42%) Ruby
10 63 (2.38%) JavaScript
11 54 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 48 (1.81%) Korn
13 47 (1.77%) C
13 47 (1.77%) C#
14 46 (1.74%) VB
15 38 (1.43%) PHP
16 31 (1.17%) VBScript
17 25 (0.94%) C++
18 21 (0.79%) Jython
19 16 (0.60%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 154 (5.81%) Security Cleared
2 93 (3.51%) SC Cleared
3 73 (2.76%) Degree
4 71 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 45 (1.70%) Cisco Certification
6 34 (1.28%) MCSE
7 31 (1.17%) CCNA
8 28 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
9 22 (0.83%) RHCE
10 18 (0.68%) DV Cleared
11 16 (0.60%) MCP
12 14 (0.53%) CCNP
13 13 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
13 13 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
14 12 (0.45%) MCITP
15 11 (0.42%) NCDA
15 11 (0.42%) MCSA
16 10 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 7 (0.26%) NCIE
17 7 (0.26%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.25%) SLA
2 24 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 24 (0.91%) QA
3 11 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.15%) BS7799
6 3 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.076%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.076%) COBIT
8 1 (0.038%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.038%) GxP
8 1 (0.038%) Basel III
8 1 (0.038%) BS25999
System Software
1 349 (13.17%) Active Directory
2 214 (8.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (2.64%) vSphere
4 67 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 64 (2.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 60 (2.27%) NFS
7 56 (2.11%) XenApp
8 49 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
9 44 (1.66%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 43 (1.62%) XenDesktop
11 41 (1.55%) VMware ESX
12 36 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
13 24 (0.91%) vCloud
14 21 (0.79%) Firmware
15 17 (0.64%) KVM
16 15 (0.57%) Samba
16 15 (0.57%) Veritas File System
17 14 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 13 (0.49%) Terminal Services
19 12 (0.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 185 (6.98%) Puppet
2 78 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 56 (2.11%) SCCM
4 53 (2.00%) NetBackup
5 41 (1.55%) SCOM
6 38 (1.43%) Oracle RMAN
7 37 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 37 (1.40%) Ansible
8 35 (1.32%) Tivoli
9 34 (1.28%) Nagios
10 28 (1.06%) Oracle ZFS
11 24 (0.91%) EMC VPLEX
12 23 (0.87%) WSUS
13 22 (0.83%) Data Guard
14 17 (0.64%) SCSM
14 17 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
14 17 (0.64%) CA Wily
15 15 (0.57%) SCOrch
15 15 (0.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 13 (0.49%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 477 (18.01%) Microsoft
2 416 (15.70%) Oracle
3 407 (15.36%) VMware
4 314 (11.85%) Red Hat
5 157 (5.93%) Cisco
5 157 (5.93%) IBM
6 143 (5.40%) HP
7 130 (4.91%) Citrix
8 115 (4.34%) NetApp
9 110 (4.15%) EMC
10 100 (3.78%) Veritas
11 66 (2.49%) SAP
12 59 (2.23%) Informatica
13 51 (1.93%) Salesforce.com
14 50 (1.89%) Symantec
14 50 (1.89%) Sun
15 42 (1.59%) Remedy
16 41 (1.55%) F5
17 37 (1.40%) Sybase
17 37 (1.40%) CA
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Newport, Gwent
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Advantage XPO
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £9.00 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £290.00 - £295.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Derbyshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per week
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
Advantage XPO
Posted: 5 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Coal IT Services
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Mason Frank
Rate: £140 - £160 per day
Posted: 5 days ago