Period
to 17 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 November 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 56 75
Rank change year-on-year -5 +19 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 29 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.27% 2.68% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.39% 2.80% 1.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 12
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% - +9.38%
10th Percentile £192 £263 £301
90th Percentile £445 £440 £436
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £9.15 - -
North West median hourly rate £13.66 £15.00 £15.92
% change year-on-year -8.93% -5.79% +6.15%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,213 1,288 1,393
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.06% 95.90% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 899 1,006
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% -3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £235
90th Percentile £538 £619 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 59 50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -12.52% -12.59%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £41.00 £33.40 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £19.02 £19.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +0.08% +17.18% -20.90%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in Cheshire

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in Cheshire

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in Cheshire over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in Cheshire

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in Cheshire

Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -4 8 £195 -29.73% 3
Knutsford -16 6 £400 +10.34% 1
Wilmslow - 6 £500 -
Chester -4 1 - -
Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Cheshire region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 8 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (24.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (24.14%) SQL
5 6 (20.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (20.69%) DNS
5 6 (20.69%) SLA
5 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
5 6 (20.69%) Banking
5 6 (20.69%) Line Management
5 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (17.24%) Teradici
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
6 5 (17.24%) vCenter Server
6 5 (17.24%) Retail Banking
6 5 (17.24%) WSUS
6 5 (17.24%) VMware
6 5 (17.24%) DHCP
6 5 (17.24%) Thin Client

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (34.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (31.03%) Office 365
3 7 (24.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (6.90%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 5 (17.24%) DHCP
2 5 (17.24%) LAN
2 5 (17.24%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) DMZ
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Skype
3 2 (6.90%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (20.69%) Banking
2 5 (17.24%) Retail Banking
3 3 (10.34%) Finance
4 2 (6.90%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Fat Client
1 5 (17.24%) Thin Client
2 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (27.59%) Windows
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Server
1 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 10
2 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
3 2 (6.90%) Linux
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
4 1 (3.45%) Debian
4 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.45%) Solaris
4 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.45%) Unix
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Line Management
2 4 (13.79%) Change Management
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) ITSM
2 4 (13.79%) Migration
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
3 2 (6.90%) DevOps
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Email Filtering
3 2 (6.90%) ERP
3 2 (6.90%) High Availability
3 2 (6.90%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Information Security Management
4 1 (3.45%) ISMS
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.90%) X++
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (20.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (20.69%) SLA
2 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Docker
3 1 (3.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) vCenter Server
1 5 (17.24%) WSUS
2 4 (13.79%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.24%) Clearswift
2 5 (17.24%) Teradici
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Veritas