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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Administrator
Rank 554 548 511
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -37
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 74 61 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 24
Average daily rate £225 £175 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £109 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £346 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £195 £125
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +56.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 15
Average hourly rate £12.25 £11.00 £13.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -19.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.76 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £27.15 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 £10.25 £12.00
% change year-on-year
+19.51% -14.58%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 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 0 69 £225 +28.57% 28
London +7 20 £260 +48.57% 12
South East +7 20 £140 -33.33% 9
East of England +12 14 £125 - 2
Hampshire +18 13 £140 -33.33% 4
Welwyn Garden City - 8 - -
Hertfordshire - 8 - -
West Midlands -7 6 £225 - 2
South West +5 5 £200 -40.29% 1
Scotland -6 5 £175 +87.36% 1
City of London +46 4 £235 +42.42% 6
Wiltshire -1 4 £200 -40.29%
Edinburgh -7 4 - - 1
Norfolk - 4 £123 -
Norwich - 4 £123 -
Buckinghamshire +11 3 - -
Milton Keynes +7 3 - -
Berkshire +6 3 - - 1
North West -22 3 £250 +61.29% 1
Birmingham - 3 £225 - 2
Swindon -2 2 £338 +12.50%
Manchester -16 2 £250 -
Basingstoke - 2 £420 -
Southampton - 2 - - 3
Melksham - 2 £125 -
Suffolk - 2 £220 -
Glasgow +7 1 £175 +87.36%
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Surrey -2 1 - - 2
Merseyside -3 1 - - 1

IT Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 36 (27.48%) Windows
2 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
3 31 (23.66%) MS Office
4 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
5 28 (21.37%) MS Excel
6 19 (14.50%) Finance
7 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
8 14 (10.69%) VMware
9 12 (9.16%) ITIL
9 12 (9.16%) MS PowerPoint
10 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
10 11 (8.40%) Legal
11 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
11 9 (6.87%) DNS
11 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (6.11%) Windows XP
13 7 (5.34%) DHCP
13 7 (5.34%) Project Management
13 7 (5.34%) Data Analysis
14 6 (4.58%) Asset Management
14 6 (4.58%) SCCM
14 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
14 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
14 6 (4.58%) Firewall
14 6 (4.58%) Cisco
14 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (4.58%) SharePoint
14 6 (4.58%) SAP
15 5 (3.82%) AIX

IT Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 (4.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.05%) JBoss
2 4 (3.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.53%) CMS
4 2 (1.53%) IIS
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (23.66%) MS Office
2 28 (21.37%) MS Excel
3 12 (9.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.76%) MS Project
5 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) assyst
2 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Office 365
2 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.76%) IaaS
3 1 (0.76%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) DNS
1 9 (6.87%) TCP/IP
2 7 (5.34%) DHCP
3 6 (4.58%) Firewall
4 5 (3.82%) FTP
4 5 (3.82%) HTTP
4 5 (3.82%) Internet
4 5 (3.82%) SMTP
4 5 (3.82%) SSH
5 4 (3.05%) Intranet
6 3 (2.29%) LAN
6 3 (2.29%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.53%) Network Security
7 2 (1.53%) VPN
7 2 (1.53%) WAN
7 2 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.76%) Broadband
8 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) PBX
8 1 (0.76%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.82%) PowerCenter
2 4 (3.05%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Eclipse
General
1 19 (14.50%) Finance
2 11 (8.40%) Legal
3 4 (3.05%) Law
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.29%) Banking
5 2 (1.53%) Publishing
6 1 (0.76%) Automotive
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.05%) HTML
1 4 (3.05%) J2EE
1 4 (3.05%) Web Services
2 2 (1.53%) .NET
2 2 (1.53%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (3.82%) CMDB
2 3 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.29%) Blackberry
2 3 (2.29%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.53%) NHS
4 1 (0.76%) BYOD
4 1 (0.76%) Digital Media
4 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.76%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (0.76%) Statistics
4 1 (0.76%) Video on Demand
4 1 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 36 (27.48%) Windows
2 15 (11.45%) Windows 7
3 11 (8.40%) Windows Server
4 9 (6.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (6.11%) Windows XP
6 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.82%) AIX
7 5 (3.82%) Linux
7 5 (3.82%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.05%) CentOS
9 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (9.16%) ITIL
2 7 (5.34%) Data Analysis
2 7 (5.34%) Project Management
3 6 (4.58%) Asset Management
3 6 (4.58%) Service Delivery
4 5 (3.82%) Change Management
4 5 (3.82%) E-business
4 5 (3.82%) Logistics
4 5 (3.82%) Migration
4 5 (3.82%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (3.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.05%) Information Security
5 4 (3.05%) Service Management
5 4 (3.05%) Workflow
6 3 (2.29%) Data Entry
6 3 (2.29%) High Availability
6 3 (2.29%) Software Licensing
6 3 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.82%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.05%) SQL
3 2 (1.53%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.53%) VB
4 1 (0.76%) Perl
4 1 (0.76%) Python
4 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (3.82%) Degree
2 3 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) CISSP
4 1 (0.76%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.76%) MCP
4 1 (0.76%) MCSE
4 1 (0.76%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (3.05%) SLA
3 3 (2.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (26.72%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.29%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Samba
4 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (4.58%) SCCM
2 4 (3.05%) Nagios
3 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.29%) Puppet
3 3 (2.29%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.76%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 30 (22.90%) Microsoft
2 14 (10.69%) VMware
3 6 (4.58%) Cisco
3 6 (4.58%) SAP
4 5 (3.82%) Informatica
5 4 (3.05%) Guidewire
5 4 (3.05%) HP
5 4 (3.05%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (2.29%) Percona
6 3 (2.29%) Remedy
6 3 (2.29%) Symantec
7 2 (1.53%) Apple
7 2 (1.53%) BMC
7 2 (1.53%) Citrix
7 2 (1.53%) CommVault
8 1 (0.76%) Ariba
8 1 (0.76%) Avaya
8 1 (0.76%) EMC
8 1 (0.76%) Intel Security
8 1 (0.76%) NetApp
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