Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 45 52
Rank change year-on-year -18 +7 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 16 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 1.80% 2.41% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.50% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 4
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £350 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -13.85% -9.72%
10th Percentile £356 £311 £248
90th Percentile £438 £407 £419
South Wales median daily rate £400 £350 £413
% change year-on-year +14.29% -15.15% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cardiff median hourly rate - - £14.00
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 - £14.00

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 861 601 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.85% 96.47% 97.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 409 409
Cardiff median daily rate £400 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% +9.49%
10th Percentile £275 £150 £176
90th Percentile £580 £488 £525
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 35 30
Cardiff median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -12.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.73
90th Percentile £128.75 £24.09 £34.83
South Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year - -3.23% -3.13%

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 11 December 2018, Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cardiff region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (37.50%) DevOps
3 5 (31.25%) OPENHousing
3 5 (31.25%) Ansible
3 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (25.00%) Maven
4 4 (25.00%) HTTP
4 4 (25.00%) Java
4 4 (25.00%) J2EE
4 4 (25.00%) JBoss
4 4 (25.00%) Apache
4 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 4 (25.00%) Middleware
4 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (25.00%) QA
4 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (18.75%) vSphere
5 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
5 3 (18.75%) VMware

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 4 (25.00%) Apache
1 4 (25.00%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Confluence
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (31.25%) OPENHousing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) DNS
1 5 (31.25%) TCP/IP
2 4 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) Maven
1 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) J2EE
1 4 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) VMS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) DevOps
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) JVM Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 3 (18.75%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Availability Management
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Server Management
5 1 (6.25%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) iptables
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
3 3 (18.75%) VMware
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (6.25%) Capita