Period
to 17 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 17 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 54 86
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 21 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.61% 2.60% 1.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 2.75% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 16
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £262 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.28% -39.36% +48.71%
10th Percentile £249 £105 £195
90th Percentile £488 £434 £550
North West median daily rate £350 £333 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% -11.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £13.60 £18.25 £15.18
% change year-on-year -25.51% +20.20% +11.68%

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 1,252 1,165 1,861
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 94.72% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 811 1,249
Cheshire median daily rate £413 £400 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -5.33% +12.67%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £259
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 67 83
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% - +0.97%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.25 £10.80
90th Percentile £37.63 £39.15 £30.71
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £17.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.73% -21.11% +36.36%

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 February 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 February 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
Knutsford -13 5 £315 -21.25%
Chester +2 4 - - 2
Warrington -3 4 £206 +87.50% 3
Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 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 8 (38.10%) Unix
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) EMC
4 5 (23.81%) SAN
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
5 4 (19.05%) Change Management
5 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (9.52%) Veeam
7 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
7 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
7 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (9.52%) Apache

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 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
1 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
3 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.76%) SSH
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2014
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) HBase
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 2 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Unix
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Change Management
1 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
1 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (9.52%) Data Reconciliation
3 2 (9.52%) High Availability
3 2 (9.52%) MapReduce
3 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Regulatory Compliance
4 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.76%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (4.76%) Dependency Management
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL
4 1 (4.76%) Mathematics
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.76%) Resource Allocation
4 1 (4.76%) Test Management
4 1 (4.76%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 2 (9.52%) HDFS
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop YARN
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) EMC
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) Cloudera
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Remedy
3 2 (9.52%) Veeam
4 1 (4.76%) Brocade
4 1 (4.76%) Capita
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EqualLogic
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp