The table below looks at the statistics for the IT 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 IT Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Administrator
Rank 585 577 554
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 55 58 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.10% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 28
Average daily rate £145 £131 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.47% -9.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £108 £106
10% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £285 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £125 £145
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 16
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.60 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.57% +8.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.43 £10.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.85 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £13.60 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-11.73% +13.29%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

IT Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK.

IT Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

IT Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IT Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK.

IT Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT 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 IT Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -23 50 £150 +14.28% 17
South East -13 17 £128 -21.53% 6
London -13 16 £158 -14.51% 6
Hampshire +7 11 £135 -25.00% 2
Hertfordshire +15 8 £155 -
East of England +11 8 £155 +24.00% 1
Scotland -15 5 £116 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 5 - -
South West 0 4 £125 -51.69% 1
Edinburgh -6 4 £123 -
Surrey -13 3 - - 3
Watford - 3 £145 -
City of London +40 2 £269 +37.82% 1
East Midlands +6 2 £200 +77.77% 1
Bristol 0 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £195 -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 - -
Northamptonshire +9 1 £200 +77.77%
Northampton +9 1 £200 +77.77%
North Yorkshire +6 1 £160 -
Leicestershire +2 1 - -
Yorkshire -5 1 £160 +27.36%
Solihull -10 1 - -
West Sussex -13 1 £113 -
West Midlands -15 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £125 - 1
Kent - 1 - -

IT Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Administrator in their job title.

1 39 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 35 (26.52%) MS Office
3 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 32 (24.24%) Windows
5 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
6 14 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 13 (9.85%) Finance
7 13 (9.85%) Legal
7 13 (9.85%) ITIL
8 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 11 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
9 11 (8.33%) DNS
9 11 (8.33%) VMware
10 10 (7.58%) Firewall
10 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.82%) DHCP
11 9 (6.82%) FTP
11 9 (6.82%) SLA
11 9 (6.82%) Cisco
11 9 (6.82%) Windows XP
12 8 (6.06%) HTTP
12 8 (6.06%) SMTP
12 8 (6.06%) SSH
12 8 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
13 7 (5.30%) CRM
13 7 (5.30%) SAP
13 7 (5.30%) Service Management
14 6 (4.55%) Project Management
14 6 (4.55%) Remedy

IT Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IT 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 IT Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.52%) JBoss
5 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.76%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) SAS
5 1 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (26.52%) MS Office
2 31 (23.48%) MS Excel
3 11 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.52%) assyst
3 1 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.76%) IaaS
2 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) DNS
2 10 (7.58%) Firewall
2 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
3 9 (6.82%) DHCP
3 9 (6.82%) FTP
4 8 (6.06%) HTTP
4 8 (6.06%) SMTP
4 8 (6.06%) SSH
5 4 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (2.27%) Network Security
6 3 (2.27%) VPN
7 2 (1.52%) Broadband
7 2 (1.52%) Internet
7 2 (1.52%) Intranet
7 2 (1.52%) LAN
7 2 (1.52%) SAN
7 2 (1.52%) WAN
7 2 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) 3G
8 1 (0.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.03%) MySQL
1 4 (3.03%) PowerCenter
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Eclipse
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
1 13 (9.85%) Legal
2 3 (2.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.52%) Billing
3 2 (1.52%) Law
3 2 (1.52%) Marketing
3 2 (1.52%) Publishing
3 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) International Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Japanese Language
4 1 (0.76%) Local Government
4 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) CSS
1 2 (1.52%) HTML
1 2 (1.52%) J2EE
2 1 (0.76%) .NET
2 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.52%) CMDB
3 2 (1.52%) Mathematics
3 2 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (0.76%) Clustering
4 1 (0.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.76%) Life Science
4 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.76%) NHS
4 1 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (0.76%) Replication
4 1 (0.76%) Statistics
4 1 (0.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.24%) Windows
2 14 (10.61%) Windows 7
3 12 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.82%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 6 (4.55%) Linux
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.03%) AIX
8 4 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.52%) CentOS
10 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X Server
10 2 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (9.85%) ITIL
2 7 (5.30%) CRM
2 7 (5.30%) Service Management
3 6 (4.55%) Project Management
3 6 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.79%) Asset Management
4 5 (3.79%) ITSM
4 5 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.03%) Data Analysis
5 4 (3.03%) Data Entry
5 4 (3.03%) Logistics
5 4 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.27%) Change Management
6 3 (2.27%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.27%) E-business
6 3 (2.27%) Invoice Processing
6 3 (2.27%) Migration
6 3 (2.27%) Software Licensing
7 2 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.52%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.55%) PowerShell
2 3 (2.27%) SQL
3 2 (1.52%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.52%) PHP
3 2 (1.52%) VB
4 1 (0.76%) C++
4 1 (0.76%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (3.79%) Degree
2 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.52%) MCP
3 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.52%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) CISSP
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) SLA
2 8 (6.06%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) BS7799
3 1 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (29.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (0.76%) Samba
3 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (4.55%) SCCM
2 3 (2.27%) WSUS
3 2 (1.52%) Nagios
4 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.76%) Puppet
Vendors
1 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.33%) VMware
3 9 (6.82%) Cisco
4 7 (5.30%) SAP
5 6 (4.55%) HP
5 6 (4.55%) Remedy
6 4 (3.03%) Informatica
6 4 (3.03%) Symantec
7 3 (2.27%) Citrix
7 3 (2.27%) Guidewire
8 2 (1.52%) Apple
8 2 (1.52%) BMC
8 2 (1.52%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.76%) Altiris
9 1 (0.76%) CommVault
9 1 (0.76%) Intel Security
9 1 (0.76%) Lotus
9 1 (0.76%) NetApp
9 1 (0.76%) Percona
9 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
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