The first table below looks at the demand 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 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Administrator
Rank 81 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1192 1202 1513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.18% 2.35% 2.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 2.54% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 675 622 727
Average daily rate
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£315 £336 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.31% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 86 118
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.37 £30.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £13.93 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+14.86% -5.55%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 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 1 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 1 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 -3 1099 £315 -6.66% 347
London -3 429 £325 -7.14% 130
South East +18 264 £300 - 70
City of London +23 141 £300 -20.00% 46
South West 0 93 £338 +8.87% 27
Hampshire +33 83 £310 -6.06% 12
East of England -29 69 £295 -9.23% 32
North West +2 66 £258 -16.39% 28
West Midlands +2 65 £275 -13.72% 13
Yorkshire -14 65 £363 +3.57% 35
Berkshire -1 56 £220 +95.55% 14
Buckinghamshire +6 47 £258 +7.29% 12
Scotland -31 41 £300 -14.28% 22
Manchester +2 37 £250 -18.69% 12
West Yorkshire -13 35 £263 -19.23% 19
East Midlands +5 34 £313 +150.00% 12
Milton Keynes 0 32 £200 -6.65% 8
Surrey -7 29 £263 -25.00% 11
Edinburgh -25 29 £325 -13.33% 13
Cambridgeshire -20 27 £300 -7.69% 12
Wiltshire 0 26 £300 -16.66% 3
Birmingham +2 24 £273 -19.25% 4
Reading -6 23 £275 +175.00% 7
Hertfordshire -4 22 £248 -23.84% 9
Gloucestershire -7 20 £375 +7.14% 3
Cambridge -15 20 £325 -18.75% 8
Leeds -7 19 £211 -35.00% 12
Bristol -11 19 £305 -1.53% 5
Cheshire +6 17 £410 +33.11% 9
Sheffield +11 16 £350 +154.54% 6

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 637 (25.32%) Windows
2 622 (24.72%) Linux
3 448 (17.81%) Finance
4 447 (17.77%) Microsoft
5 425 (16.89%) UNIX
6 401 (15.94%) SQL
7 342 (13.59%) Oracle
7 342 (13.59%) VMware
8 299 (11.88%) ITIL
9 289 (11.49%) MS Excel
10 288 (11.45%) SQL Server
11 268 (10.65%) Active Directory
12 263 (10.45%) Red Hat
13 249 (9.90%) SharePoint
14 218 (8.66%) Banking
15 211 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
15 211 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 199 (7.91%) Security Cleared
17 196 (7.79%) SAN
18 195 (7.75%) IBM
19 192 (7.63%) MS Office
20 180 (7.15%) HP
21 172 (6.84%) DNS
22 167 (6.64%) Migration
23 165 (6.56%) Perl
24 164 (6.52%) Shell Script
25 162 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
26 158 (6.28%) Citrix
27 154 (6.12%) Oracle Database
28 152 (6.04%) Apache

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 249 (9.90%) SharePoint
2 152 (6.04%) Apache
3 123 (4.89%) WebSphere
4 108 (4.29%) MS Exchange
5 100 (3.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 82 (3.26%) Tomcat
7 78 (3.10%) IIS
8 72 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 58 (2.31%) WebLogic
10 52 (2.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 42 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 42 (1.67%) SAS
12 41 (1.63%) SharePoint Server
13 40 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
14 30 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
15 23 (0.91%) CMS
16 20 (0.79%) Confluence
17 19 (0.76%) nginx
17 19 (0.76%) GlassFish
18 18 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 289 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 192 (7.63%) MS Office
3 58 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 57 (2.27%) MS Project
5 39 (1.55%) Spreadsheet
6 25 (0.99%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 8 (0.32%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.16%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.16%) MicroStation
10 2 (0.079%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.040%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.040%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.040%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
1 27 (1.07%) Dynamics AX
2 20 (0.79%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.52%) Cognos TM1
4 12 (0.48%) Agresso
4 12 (0.48%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
6 10 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 8 (0.32%) Oracle 11i
8 7 (0.28%) JDE OneWorld
9 5 (0.20%) SAP BPC
9 5 (0.20%) ResourceLink
9 5 (0.20%) JDE EnterpriseOne
9 5 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle iProcurement
9 5 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
9 5 (0.20%) Summit
9 5 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
10 4 (0.16%) BPCS
10 4 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (0.91%) SaaS
2 19 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (0.64%) Office 365
4 15 (0.60%) Force.com
5 11 (0.44%) Taleo
6 8 (0.32%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
8 5 (0.20%) Joyent
9 4 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.12%) Google Apps
11 2 (0.079%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.079%) IaaS
12 1 (0.040%) Route 53
12 1 (0.040%) GitHub
12 1 (0.040%) Amazon EMR
12 1 (0.040%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.040%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 196 (7.79%) SAN
2 172 (6.84%) DNS
3 134 (5.33%) Firewall
4 91 (3.62%) TCP/IP
5 87 (3.46%) DHCP
6 73 (2.90%) LDAP
7 71 (2.82%) LAN
8 68 (2.70%) HTTP
8 68 (2.70%) Internet
9 63 (2.50%) WAN
10 55 (2.19%) NAS
11 51 (2.03%) SSL
12 46 (1.83%) VPN
13 39 (1.55%) SMTP
13 39 (1.55%) Intranet
14 35 (1.39%) SSH
15 26 (1.03%) VoIP
16 25 (0.99%) FTP
17 23 (0.91%) iSCSI
18 22 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 288 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 154 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 128 (5.09%) MySQL
4 107 (4.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 80 (3.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 75 (2.98%) Relational Database
7 70 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 70 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 54 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
9 53 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
10 49 (1.95%) Oracle Database 10g
10 49 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 48 (1.91%) DB2
12 39 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 38 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
13 38 (1.51%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
15 20 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
15 20 (0.79%) Oracle Database 12c
16 18 (0.72%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 41 (1.63%) Git (software)
2 39 (1.55%) Jenkins
2 39 (1.55%) Subversion
3 37 (1.47%) JIRA
4 21 (0.83%) Hudson
5 18 (0.72%) Maven
6 16 (0.64%) Introscope
7 13 (0.52%) ClearQuest
7 13 (0.52%) ClearCase
8 10 (0.40%) Toad
8 10 (0.40%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.28%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.28%) Ant
9 7 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.12%) MorphX
11 3 (0.12%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.079%) ChangeMan
12 2 (0.079%) MSI
12 2 (0.079%) InstallShield
General
1 448 (17.81%) Finance
2 218 (8.66%) Banking
3 104 (4.13%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.31%) Retail
5 43 (1.71%) Marketing
6 38 (1.51%) Investment Banking
7 37 (1.47%) Legal
8 30 (1.19%) Publishing
9 25 (0.99%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.68%) Advertising
11 13 (0.52%) Back Office
12 12 (0.48%) Law
12 12 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 11 (0.44%) Billing
13 11 (0.44%) Electronics
13 11 (0.44%) Games
14 10 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.36%) Local Government
16 7 (0.28%) Automotive
17 6 (0.24%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.38%) Web Services
2 59 (2.34%) HTML
3 52 (2.07%) .NET
4 49 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
5 46 (1.83%) Middleware
6 43 (1.71%) CSS
7 39 (1.55%) XML
8 35 (1.39%) Mason
9 30 (1.19%) LAMP
10 22 (0.87%) jQuery
11 19 (0.76%) Visualforce
11 19 (0.76%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 19 (0.76%) ASP.NET
12 16 (0.64%) JSON
13 12 (0.48%) J2EE
14 11 (0.44%) Application Packaging
14 11 (0.44%) XMPP
14 11 (0.44%) SOAP
15 10 (0.40%) Ajax
16 9 (0.36%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 108 (4.29%) Clustering
2 76 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 70 (2.78%) Replication
4 40 (1.59%) Mainframe
5 31 (1.23%) Open Source
6 26 (1.03%) NHS
6 26 (1.03%) Computer Science
7 25 (0.99%) Client/Server
8 24 (0.95%) Blackberry
9 23 (0.91%) Statistics
10 19 (0.76%) AS400
11 14 (0.56%) PKI
12 13 (0.52%) Wiki
13 12 (0.48%) Firmware
13 12 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
15 9 (0.36%) FMCG
16 8 (0.32%) iSeries
17 7 (0.28%) Data Integration
17 7 (0.28%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 637 (25.32%) Windows
2 622 (24.72%) Linux
3 425 (16.89%) UNIX
4 211 (8.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 211 (8.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 148 (5.88%) Solaris
6 140 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 112 (4.45%) Windows 7
7 112 (4.45%) AIX
8 93 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (2.62%) Ubuntu
10 49 (1.95%) CentOS
11 48 (1.91%) Debian
12 38 (1.51%) HPUX
13 37 (1.47%) Windows XP
14 35 (1.39%) zOS
15 25 (0.99%) SUSE
16 24 (0.95%) Windows 2000
17 11 (0.44%) Windows 8
18 6 (0.24%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (11.88%) ITIL
2 167 (6.64%) Migration
3 133 (5.29%) Performance Tuning
4 106 (4.21%) Change Management
5 89 (3.54%) Project Management
6 87 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 72 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
8 70 (2.78%) DevOps
9 68 (2.70%) CRM
10 67 (2.66%) Capacity Planning
10 67 (2.66%) ERP
11 64 (2.54%) Service Management
12 62 (2.46%) Service Delivery
13 58 (2.31%) Configuration Management
14 55 (2.19%) Performance Monitoring
15 53 (2.11%) Workflow
16 50 (1.99%) Load Balancing
17 48 (1.91%) Incident Management
18 46 (1.83%) Root Cause Analysis
19 39 (1.55%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 401 (15.94%) SQL
2 165 (6.56%) Perl
3 164 (6.52%) Shell Script
4 116 (4.61%) Bash Shell
5 110 (4.37%) Java
6 103 (4.09%) PowerShell
7 85 (3.38%) Python
8 72 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 57 (2.27%) JavaScript
10 53 (2.11%) PHP
11 45 (1.79%) Korn
12 41 (1.63%) Ruby
13 40 (1.59%) VBScript
13 40 (1.59%) PL/SQL
14 38 (1.51%) C
15 33 (1.31%) VB
16 25 (0.99%) C#
17 19 (0.76%) Apex Code
18 16 (0.64%) Jython
19 11 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 199 (7.91%) Security Cleared
2 137 (5.45%) SC Cleared
3 88 (3.50%) Degree
4 79 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 43 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
7 39 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 32 (1.27%) MCITP
9 30 (1.19%) MCSE
10 27 (1.07%) CCNA
11 23 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 16 (0.64%) RHCE
13 15 (0.60%) LPIC
14 14 (0.56%) CCENT
15 13 (0.52%) MCSA
16 12 (0.48%) MCP
17 11 (0.44%) MCTS
18 10 (0.40%) Oracle Certification
18 10 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
19 8 (0.32%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.78%) SLA
2 27 (1.07%) ISO 9001
3 18 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 18 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (0.56%) QA
5 8 (0.32%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.12%) COBIT
6 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.079%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.079%) EMIR
7 2 (0.079%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.040%) BS25999
8 1 (0.040%) HL7
8 1 (0.040%) TickIT
8 1 (0.040%) GMP
8 1 (0.040%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 268 (10.65%) Active Directory
2 162 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (2.70%) vSphere
4 59 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
5 56 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
6 54 (2.15%) XenApp
7 50 (1.99%) Hyper-V
8 44 (1.75%) VMware ESX
9 36 (1.43%) XenServer
9 36 (1.43%) NFS
10 27 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 26 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 24 (0.95%) Squid
12 24 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (0.76%) RACF
14 18 (0.72%) Samba
14 18 (0.72%) qmail
15 17 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
16 16 (0.64%) KVM
17 15 (0.60%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 98 (3.90%) Puppet
2 77 (3.06%) SCCM
3 73 (2.90%) Tivoli
4 64 (2.54%) NetBackup
5 53 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 47 (1.87%) Data Guard
6 47 (1.87%) SCOM
7 44 (1.75%) Nagios
8 34 (1.35%) HP SIM
9 32 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
10 31 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 24 (0.95%) ZABBIX
12 18 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
13 17 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
13 17 (0.68%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.64%) Zenoss
14 16 (0.64%) WSUS
14 16 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
15 14 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
16 13 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 447 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 342 (13.59%) Oracle
2 342 (13.59%) VMware
3 263 (10.45%) Red Hat
4 195 (7.75%) IBM
5 180 (7.15%) HP
6 158 (6.28%) Citrix
7 120 (4.77%) Cisco
8 91 (3.62%) Salesforce.com
9 78 (3.10%) EMC
10 73 (2.90%) NetApp
11 68 (2.70%) SAP
12 53 (2.11%) Veritas
13 48 (1.91%) Symantec
14 44 (1.75%) JBoss
15 35 (1.39%) Juniper
16 34 (1.35%) Sun
17 32 (1.27%) ServiceNow
18 30 (1.19%) SolarWinds
19 28 (1.11%) Remedy
Nottinghamshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £315 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £250.00 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £9 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £9.5 - £11.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £125 - 175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Square One Resources
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Ascent People Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
University of Leeds
Rate: From £31,342 to £37,394 per annum with flexibility up to £40,847
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago