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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Administrator
Rank 531 513 507
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 61 57 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 23
Average daily rate
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£155 £135 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £100 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £183 £129 £233
% change year-on-year
+41.74% -44.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 17
Average hourly rate £11.50 £14.33 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.74% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.85 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £22.15 £39.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £10.63 £13.91 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-23.58% -7.30%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

IT Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 December 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 -18 60 £155 +6.89% 10
London +26 26 £155 -34.73%
South East -26 18 £345 +130.00% 3
City of London +15 10 £155 +40.90%
Berkshire - 8 £190 - 1
East of England -15 5 £100 -20.00% 1
Cambridge +3 4 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 4 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -14 4 £140 -
West Midlands - 4 £100 - 2
North West -8 3 £200 - 2
East Midlands +8 2 - -
Nottinghamshire +3 2 - -
South West -29 2 - - 2
Nottingham - 2 - -
Newbury - 2 £190 - 1
Surrey -5 1 - -
Milton Keynes -12 1 £140 -
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

IT Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 45 (35.43%) MS Office
2 42 (33.07%) Windows
3 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
4 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
5 25 (19.69%) Active Directory
6 19 (14.96%) Finance
7 12 (9.45%) VMware
7 12 (9.45%) SQL
7 12 (9.45%) Windows 7
8 11 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (8.66%) ITIL
8 11 (8.66%) Windows XP
9 10 (7.87%) Service Management
10 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (6.30%) MS Exchange
12 7 (5.51%) Citrix
12 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (5.51%) Taleo
12 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
12 7 (5.51%) Degree
13 6 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
13 6 (4.72%) Remedy
13 6 (4.72%) Project Management
13 6 (4.72%) Linux
14 5 (3.94%) SAP
14 5 (3.94%) Oracle
14 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
14 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
14 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
14 5 (3.94%) SLA

IT Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 8 (6.30%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.15%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.36%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.57%) Lync
6 1 (0.79%) LiveLink
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
6 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
Applications
1 45 (35.43%) MS Office
2 30 (23.62%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) ProjectWise
4 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (3.15%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) Taleo
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.15%) WAN
2 3 (2.36%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.36%) LAN
2 3 (2.36%) PABX
3 2 (1.57%) DNS
3 2 (1.57%) Internet
3 2 (1.57%) ADSL
3 2 (1.57%) Broadband
4 1 (0.79%) DHCP
4 1 (0.79%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.79%) Firewall
4 1 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.94%) Law
3 5 (3.94%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.36%) Banking
5 2 (1.57%) Retail
5 2 (1.57%) Billing
5 2 (1.57%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Local Government
6 1 (0.79%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) French Language
6 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.79%) Advertising
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.79%) Web Services
1 1 (0.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.15%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.36%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.36%) CMDB
3 3 (2.36%) FMCG
4 2 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.79%) E-Learning
5 1 (0.79%) Statistics
5 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) Data Extraction
5 1 (0.79%) iPhone
5 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (33.07%) Windows
2 12 (9.45%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.66%) Windows XP
4 7 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (4.72%) Linux
6 5 (3.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.36%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.36%) UNIX
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.57%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.57%) Solaris
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (8.66%) ITIL
2 10 (7.87%) Service Management
3 6 (4.72%) Project Management
4 5 (3.94%) Time Management
5 4 (3.15%) Data Entry
5 4 (3.15%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.15%) Data Management
5 4 (3.15%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.15%) ITSM
5 4 (3.15%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.15%) CRM
6 3 (2.36%) Change Management
6 3 (2.36%) Logistics
6 3 (2.36%) Computer Security
7 2 (1.57%) Performance Management
7 2 (1.57%) Supplier Management
7 2 (1.57%) Incident Management
7 2 (1.57%) Information Management
7 2 (1.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (1.57%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.45%) SQL
2 4 (3.15%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.36%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.57%) VBScript
4 2 (1.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (5.51%) Degree
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.36%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (2.36%) MCSE
3 3 (2.36%) MCSA
3 3 (2.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) MCP
5 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.79%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 25 (19.69%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.36%) Terminal Server
4 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (3.15%) SCOM
2 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (2.36%) SCSM
3 2 (1.57%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.79%) WSUS
4 1 (0.79%) SCCM
4 1 (0.79%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (29.13%) Microsoft
2 12 (9.45%) VMware
3 7 (5.51%) Citrix
4 6 (4.72%) Remedy
5 5 (3.94%) Oracle
5 5 (3.94%) SAP
6 4 (3.15%) Lotus
7 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.36%) SolarWinds
7 3 (2.36%) IBM
8 2 (1.57%) Yardi
8 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.57%) BMC
8 2 (1.57%) CommVault
8 2 (1.57%) Orchard
8 2 (1.57%) LANDesk
8 2 (1.57%) Cognos
8 2 (1.57%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.57%) EMC
9 1 (0.79%) Avaya