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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Administrator
Rank 92 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1153 1261 1485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.03% 2.39% 2.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% 2.58% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 695 719
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £325 £291
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +11.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 86 127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.44 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.48% -13.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.65 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.86 £36.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+30.76% -13.33%

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
51582 48912 54385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.74% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31504 29191 30441
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2115 2659
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -10 1049 £310 -8.14% 371
London -12 444 £325 -7.14% 167
South East 0 237 £300 -10.44% 78
City of London -1 123 £300 -20.00% 53
South West -19 72 £308 -22.15% 18
Hampshire +19 66 £300 -10.32% 25
North West -1 65 £316 +6.66% 31
West Midlands +8 63 £259 -16.53% 20
Yorkshire -9 61 £335 -10.66% 25
East of England -42 56 £233 -25.60% 26
Scotland -23 55 £325 -7.14% 11
Berkshire +8 54 £213 -6.59% 13
Surrey -10 39 £331 -14.51% 16
Buckinghamshire -12 38 £175 -27.08% 6
West Yorkshire -4 36 £250 -31.50% 19
East Midlands +18 35 £275 +120.00% 6
Manchester -3 31 £300 +20.00% 17
Milton Keynes -12 28 £130 -7.14% 3
Edinburgh -11 27 £350 -16.41% 7
Wiltshire -17 25 £290 -30.95% 3
Cheshire +6 22 £319 +11.25% 5
Hertfordshire -19 22 £206 -43.10% 3
Reading +11 20 £200 -11.11% 3
South Yorkshire +9 19 £343 +21.23% 5
Leeds +2 18 £160 -60.00% 12
Birmingham +2 18 £275 -15.38% 5
Gloucestershire -9 18 £325 - 1
Glasgow -12 18 £273 -4.95% 4
Cambridgeshire -12 17 £295 -1.66% 9
North East -27 16 £310 +4.77% 4

Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 635 (26.34%) Linux
2 628 (26.05%) Windows
3 445 (18.46%) Microsoft
4 429 (17.79%) Finance
5 397 (16.47%) UNIX
6 371 (15.39%) SQL
7 359 (14.89%) VMware
8 332 (13.77%) Oracle
9 303 (12.57%) Active Directory
10 296 (12.28%) MS Excel
11 283 (11.74%) ITIL
12 275 (11.41%) SQL Server
13 264 (10.95%) Red Hat
14 236 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 222 (9.21%) Banking
16 221 (9.17%) SharePoint
17 208 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 207 (8.59%) Security Cleared
18 207 (8.59%) HP
19 194 (8.05%) SAN
20 191 (7.92%) MS Office
21 189 (7.84%) Citrix
22 186 (7.71%) IBM
23 182 (7.55%) DNS
23 182 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
24 178 (7.38%) Shell Script
25 171 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
26 157 (6.51%) Perl
27 148 (6.14%) Apache
27 148 (6.14%) Oracle Database

Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 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
1 221 (9.17%) SharePoint
2 148 (6.14%) Apache
3 127 (5.27%) MS Exchange
4 116 (4.81%) WebSphere
5 82 (3.40%) Tomcat
6 78 (3.24%) IIS
7 75 (3.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 74 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 63 (2.61%) WebLogic
10 47 (1.95%) WebSphere Application Server
11 42 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 37 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
12 37 (1.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 29 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
14 28 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 28 (1.16%) SAS
15 25 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
16 23 (0.95%) CMS
17 22 (0.91%) GlassFish
18 21 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 296 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 191 (7.92%) MS Office
3 62 (2.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 55 (2.28%) MS Project
5 31 (1.29%) MS Visio
6 28 (1.16%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.37%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 4 (0.17%) MicroStation
8 4 (0.17%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.083%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.041%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.041%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 23 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
2 22 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
3 20 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
4 13 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
5 10 (0.41%) Oracle 11i
6 9 (0.37%) Agresso
7 8 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
8 7 (0.29%) JDE OneWorld
9 6 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
9 6 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.25%) ResourceLink
10 5 (0.21%) JDE EnterpriseOne
10 5 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.21%) SAP BPC
10 5 (0.21%) Oracle iProcurement
10 5 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.21%) Summit
11 4 (0.17%) BPCS
11 4 (0.17%) SAP ERP
11 4 (0.17%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 18 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (0.66%) Office 365
3 15 (0.62%) SaaS
4 13 (0.54%) Force.com
5 11 (0.46%) Taleo
6 10 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.21%) Joyent
8 5 (0.21%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.12%) IaaS
9 3 (0.12%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.083%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.041%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.041%) GitHub
11 1 (0.041%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 194 (8.05%) SAN
2 182 (7.55%) DNS
3 123 (5.10%) Firewall
4 96 (3.98%) DHCP
5 94 (3.90%) TCP/IP
6 75 (3.11%) LAN
7 74 (3.07%) HTTP
8 72 (2.99%) LDAP
9 65 (2.70%) WAN
10 60 (2.49%) SSL
11 59 (2.45%) Internet
12 45 (1.87%) NAS
13 43 (1.78%) VPN
14 41 (1.70%) SMTP
15 34 (1.41%) Intranet
16 32 (1.33%) FTP
17 29 (1.20%) SSH
18 27 (1.12%) VoIP
19 24 (1.00%) NetScaler
20 19 (0.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 275 (11.41%) SQL Server
2 148 (6.14%) Oracle Database
3 116 (4.81%) MySQL
4 106 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 76 (3.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 73 (3.03%) Relational Database
7 62 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 62 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 59 (2.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 51 (2.12%) DB2
9 51 (2.12%) Oracle Database 10g
10 48 (1.99%) Data Warehouse
11 42 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
12 38 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
13 35 (1.45%) RDBMS
14 32 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 25 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
16 21 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
16 21 (0.87%) Oracle9i Database
17 19 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 36 (1.49%) Jenkins
1 36 (1.49%) Git (software)
2 32 (1.33%) JIRA
3 30 (1.24%) Subversion
4 23 (0.95%) Introscope
5 19 (0.79%) Hudson
6 18 (0.75%) Maven
7 14 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.46%) Toad
9 10 (0.41%) ClearQuest
9 10 (0.41%) ClearCase
9 10 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (0.33%) Ant
11 7 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (0.25%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.17%) MSI
14 2 (0.083%) ERwin
14 2 (0.083%) InstallShield
14 2 (0.083%) Eclipse
General
1 429 (17.79%) Finance
2 222 (9.21%) Banking
3 104 (4.31%) Telecoms
4 63 (2.61%) Retail
5 44 (1.82%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.49%) Marketing
7 32 (1.33%) Legal
8 25 (1.04%) Publishing
9 23 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 17 (0.71%) Law
10 17 (0.71%) Advertising
11 11 (0.46%) Billing
11 11 (0.46%) Games
11 11 (0.46%) Back Office
12 10 (0.41%) Electronics
12 10 (0.41%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.37%) Automotive
14 7 (0.29%) Military
15 6 (0.25%) Local Government
15 6 (0.25%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (2.49%) .NET
2 58 (2.41%) Middleware
3 52 (2.16%) HTML
4 43 (1.78%) CSS
5 41 (1.70%) WebSphere MQ
6 40 (1.66%) Web Services
7 27 (1.12%) LAMP
8 26 (1.08%) XML
8 26 (1.08%) Mason
9 18 (0.75%) ASP.NET
9 18 (0.75%) Application Packaging
10 15 (0.62%) Visualforce
10 15 (0.62%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 14 (0.58%) jQuery
12 10 (0.41%) J2EE
12 10 (0.41%) Worklight
13 9 (0.37%) JSON
14 8 (0.33%) XMPP
14 8 (0.33%) ISPF
15 7 (0.29%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 138 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
2 112 (4.65%) Clustering
3 74 (3.07%) Management Information System
4 60 (2.49%) Replication
5 40 (1.66%) Blackberry
6 39 (1.62%) Mainframe
7 34 (1.41%) Open Source
8 30 (1.24%) NHS
9 27 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 24 (1.00%) Client/Server
11 22 (0.91%) Statistics
12 18 (0.75%) Firmware
13 13 (0.54%) Wiki
13 13 (0.54%) AS400
14 12 (0.50%) PKI
14 12 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (0.46%) Enterprise Storage
15 11 (0.46%) E-Learning
16 10 (0.41%) iSeries
17 9 (0.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 635 (26.34%) Linux
2 628 (26.05%) Windows
3 397 (16.47%) UNIX
4 236 (9.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 208 (8.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 171 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 146 (6.06%) Solaris
8 116 (4.81%) Windows 7
9 110 (4.56%) AIX
10 108 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (2.24%) Ubuntu
12 49 (2.03%) HPUX
13 44 (1.82%) CentOS
14 42 (1.74%) Windows XP
15 38 (1.58%) SUSE
16 31 (1.29%) Debian
17 24 (1.00%) zOS
18 22 (0.91%) Windows 2000
19 16 (0.66%) Windows 8
20 10 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (11.74%) ITIL
2 139 (5.77%) Migration
3 133 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
4 112 (4.65%) Change Management
5 75 (3.11%) Project Management
6 71 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 70 (2.90%) DevOps
8 64 (2.65%) Capacity Planning
9 63 (2.61%) CRM
10 60 (2.49%) Agile Software Development
11 59 (2.45%) Workflow
12 58 (2.41%) Service Management
13 56 (2.32%) Service Delivery
13 56 (2.32%) Performance Monitoring
14 55 (2.28%) Load Balancing
14 55 (2.28%) ERP
15 48 (1.99%) Business Intelligence
16 46 (1.91%) Configuration Management
17 42 (1.74%) Incident Management
18 40 (1.66%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 371 (15.39%) SQL
2 178 (7.38%) Shell Script
3 157 (6.51%) Perl
4 126 (5.23%) PowerShell
5 105 (4.36%) Bash Shell
6 100 (4.15%) Java
7 89 (3.69%) Python
8 69 (2.86%) T-SQL
9 45 (1.87%) PL/SQL
10 44 (1.82%) PHP
11 43 (1.78%) JavaScript
11 43 (1.78%) VBScript
12 41 (1.70%) Korn
13 38 (1.58%) C
14 37 (1.53%) Ruby
15 33 (1.37%) VB
16 27 (1.12%) C#
17 21 (0.87%) Jython
18 16 (0.66%) Apex Code
19 11 (0.46%) C++
Qualifications
1 207 (8.59%) Security Cleared
2 137 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 93 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 77 (3.19%) Degree
5 49 (2.03%) DV Cleared
6 40 (1.66%) MCSE
7 37 (1.53%) MCITP
8 36 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (0.87%) CCNA
11 17 (0.71%) RHCE
12 15 (0.62%) MCTS
12 15 (0.62%) LPIC
13 14 (0.58%) CCENT
14 13 (0.54%) MCSA
15 11 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
15 11 (0.46%) MCP
16 10 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 9 (0.37%) CCNP
17 9 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (3.57%) SLA
2 30 (1.24%) ISO 9001
3 22 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 19 (0.79%) QA
5 9 (0.37%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.17%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.12%) COBIT
8 3 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.083%) EMIR
9 2 (0.083%) Dodd-Frank
10 1 (0.041%) HL7
10 1 (0.041%) BS25999
System Software
1 303 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 182 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (3.40%) vSphere
4 67 (2.78%) XenApp
5 61 (2.53%) Oracle RMAN
6 56 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
7 50 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 46 (1.91%) VMware ESX
9 44 (1.82%) XenServer
10 31 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 29 (1.20%) XenDesktop
12 28 (1.16%) NFS
13 23 (0.95%) Squid
13 23 (0.95%) RACF
14 21 (0.87%) VMware ESXi
15 18 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (0.75%) Samba
15 18 (0.75%) qmail
16 17 (0.71%) Sendmail
17 15 (0.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 92 (3.82%) Puppet
2 86 (3.57%) SCCM
3 62 (2.57%) NetBackup
4 61 (2.53%) SCOM
5 54 (2.24%) Tivoli
6 47 (1.95%) HP SIM
7 43 (1.78%) Data Guard
8 41 (1.70%) Nagios
8 41 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 32 (1.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 28 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
11 21 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 20 (0.83%) ZABBIX
13 17 (0.71%) Zenoss
13 17 (0.71%) Backup Exec
14 16 (0.66%) WSUS
15 15 (0.62%) Cisco CUCM
15 15 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
15 15 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
16 14 (0.58%) Control-M
Vendors
1 445 (18.46%) Microsoft
2 359 (14.89%) VMware
3 332 (13.77%) Oracle
4 264 (10.95%) Red Hat
5 207 (8.59%) HP
6 189 (7.84%) Citrix
7 186 (7.71%) IBM
8 121 (5.02%) Cisco
9 81 (3.36%) EMC
10 80 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
11 62 (2.57%) SAP
11 62 (2.57%) NetApp
12 58 (2.41%) Symantec
13 49 (2.03%) Veritas
14 44 (1.82%) JBoss
15 37 (1.53%) SolarWinds
16 32 (1.33%) ServiceNow
17 31 (1.29%) Juniper
18 29 (1.20%) CA
18 29 (1.20%) 3PAR
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