Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Administrator
South Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 47 64
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 10 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.67% 1.26% 2.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.29% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 23
Cardiff median daily rate £350 £406 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% -9.72% +116.87%
10th Percentile £311 £248 £320
90th Percentile £408 £419 £494
South Wales median daily rate £350 £413 £450
% change year-on-year -15.15% -8.33% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - £14.00 -
South Wales median hourly rate - £14.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year - -30.86% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 576 542 856
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 97.31% 97.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 408 697
Cardiff median daily rate £363 £375 £342
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +9.65% -2.29%
10th Percentile £163 £174 £210
90th Percentile £500 £525 £461
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 29 23
Cardiff median hourly rate £15.12 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -10.71% +9.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.70 £9.80
90th Percentile £25.47 £35.40 £23.30
South Wales median hourly rate £16.50 £15.38 £15.81
% change year-on-year +7.32% -2.72% +17.07%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in Cardiff

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in Cardiff

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in Cardiff

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 3 (30.00%) Clustering
3 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (30.00%) XML
3 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) High Availability
4 2 (20.00%) Kafka
4 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (20.00%) Mentoring

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (10.00%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (30.00%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (30.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) XML
2 2 (20.00%) Kafka
3 1 (10.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 1 (10.00%) CentOS
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (30.00%) ETL
1 3 (30.00%) High Availability
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Coaching
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Perl
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) iptables
1 1 (10.00%) NFS
1 1 (10.00%) Postfix
1 1 (10.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Marathon
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds