Period
to 22 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 53 83
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 40 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 3.01% 3.04% 1.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.13% 3.20% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 24 24
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £369 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% +2.43% +12.50%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £274
90th Percentile £446 £450 £446
North West median daily rate £363 £358 £355
% change year-on-year +1.40% +0.70% +14.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate £9.40 - £12.00
10th Percentile £6.05 - £11.00
90th Percentile £13.36 - £13.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +16.67% +10.33% -34.70%

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 1,280 1,156 1,670
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 94.99% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 803 1,170
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.78% +1.81%
10th Percentile £263 £254 £260
90th Percentile £538 £525 £569
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 60 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.43 £14.00 £14.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.21% -5.79% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.23 £10.00
90th Percentile £37.36 £46.00 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £18.15 £19.25 £17.25
% change year-on-year -5.74% +11.59% -6.66%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -1 13 £400 -6.71%
Warrington 0 7 £195 -31.28% 3
Wilmslow - 5 - - 1
Chester -1 3 £425 +6.25%
Macclesfield +1 1 - -
Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (22.50%) Banking
5 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
6 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
7 7 (17.50%) Finance
7 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
8 6 (15.00%) LAN
8 6 (15.00%) WAN
8 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
8 6 (15.00%) DNS
8 6 (15.00%) SLA
8 6 (15.00%) ITIL
8 6 (15.00%) Migration
8 6 (15.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (15.00%) Office 365
8 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (15.00%) Line Management
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
9 5 (12.50%) Teradici
9 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (12.50%) vCenter Server
9 5 (12.50%) Fat 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 6 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) IIS
3 1 (2.50%) SAS
3 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (15.00%) Office 365
3 5 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DNS
1 6 (15.00%) LAN
1 6 (15.00%) WAN
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (5.00%) IPsec
3 2 (5.00%) NAS
3 2 (5.00%) SAN
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.50%) 802.11
4 1 (2.50%) BGP
4 1 (2.50%) DMZ
4 1 (2.50%) HSRP
4 1 (2.50%) OSPF
4 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.50%) GIS
3 1 (2.50%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (22.50%) Banking
2 7 (17.50%) Finance
3 5 (12.50%) Retail Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Local Government
5 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
1 1 (2.50%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 5 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Digital Signage
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
4 1 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (37.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (12.50%) Linux
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 4 (10.00%) Unix
7 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.00%) AIX
8 2 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.00%) ITIL
1 6 (15.00%) Line Management
1 6 (15.00%) Migration
2 5 (12.50%) Change Management
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (10.00%) ITSM
3 4 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (10.00%) Service Management
4 3 (7.50%) Capacity Management
4 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (7.50%) ERP
4 3 (7.50%) High Availability
4 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
6 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 7 (17.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) VB
3 3 (7.50%) VBScript
4 2 (5.00%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Certification
3 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNP
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CISSP
4 1 (2.50%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCTS
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 6 (15.00%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) QA
3 1 (2.50%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.50%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) vCenter Server
1 5 (12.50%) WSUS
2 4 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
3 2 (5.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) VMware
3 5 (12.50%) Clearswift
3 5 (12.50%) HP
3 5 (12.50%) Teradici
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) IBM
4 2 (5.00%) Splunk
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Hortonworks
5 1 (2.50%) Ivanti
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas