The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 68 53
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 19 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.03% 1.45% 2.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.19% 1.54% 2.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £360 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.69% +11.62%  
10th Percentile £265 £263 £285
90th Percentile £450 £450 £388
North West median daily rate £360 £363 £305
% change year-on-year -0.68% +18.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £42.50
North West median hourly rate £28.80 £13.60 £20.00
% change year-on-year +111.82% -32.02%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 844 910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.75% 94.30% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 2254 2280
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
10th Percentile £245 £269 £273
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 197
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £23.00 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +20 6 £284 -21.18% 1
Chester +16 4 £450 +5.88%
Knutsford +2 1 £420 +37.14% 2
Macclesfield - 1 £413 -
Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Cheshire region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 9 (30.00%) Unix
3 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 7 (23.33%) Linux
6 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 5 (16.67%) vSphere
7 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
7 5 (16.67%) Clustering
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
8 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) Veritas
8 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (13.33%) VMware
8 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
8 4 (13.33%) Citrix
8 4 (13.33%) AIX
8 4 (13.33%) Puppet
8 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
9 3 (10.00%) SCCM

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 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) JBoss
3 3 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.67%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (6.67%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.33%) Apache
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Site Server
5 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
1 2 (6.67%) OpenShift
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) Internet
1 3 (10.00%) NAS
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (6.67%) LAN
2 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) VLAN
2 2 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (3.33%) HTTP
3 1 (3.33%) LDAP
3 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.33%) Skype
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (6.67%) GIS
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
3 1 (3.33%) OLAP
3 1 (3.33%) OLTP
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.33%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.33%) Hudson
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 10 (33.33%) Banking
3 5 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 3 (10.00%) Local Government
5 2 (6.67%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (3.33%) Flash
2 1 (3.33%) MDX
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) iSeries
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) BYOD
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.33%) EMC VNX
3 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) AIX
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Android
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.00%) High Availability
1 3 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 3 (10.00%) Project Management
2 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (6.67%) Data Entry
2 2 (6.67%) Database Tuning
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Optimisation
2 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.67%) Workflow
3 1 (3.33%) Database Mirroring
3 1 (3.33%) Line Management
3 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.33%) Network Management
3 1 (3.33%) Network Packet Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Open Source
3 1 (3.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
3 1 (3.33%) Jython
3 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 2 (6.67%) HND
3 2 (6.67%) RHCSA
4 1 (3.33%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) Docker
5 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) Puppet
2 3 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (6.67%) Ansible
3 2 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 2 (6.67%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.67%) Perfmon
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.33%) CA Wily
4 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 9 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Citrix
2 4 (13.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.33%) Veritas
2 4 (13.33%) VMware
3 3 (10.00%) HP
3 3 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (6.67%) EqualLogic
4 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 2 (6.67%) SAP
5 1 (3.33%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) EMC
5 1 (3.33%) Lumension
5 1 (3.33%) NetApp
5 1 (3.33%) RedGate
5 1 (3.33%) Samsung
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec