Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 71 74
Rank change year-on-year +16 +3 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 36 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.69% 1.72% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 1.83% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 25
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £264 £303 £282
90th Percentile £441 £435 £545
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £14.30 £15.92 £14.30
% change year-on-year -10.21% +11.37% -54.61%

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 1275 1368 1976
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 93.96% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 897 989 1314
Cheshire median daily rate £408 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £257 £231 £266
90th Percentile £621 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 47 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £34.20 £28.50 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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 -5 13 £363 -7.94%
Warrington +26 11 £280 - 1
Chester +17 6 £400 -
Macclesfield - 1 £413 - 1
Administrator
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 15 (41.67%) Unix
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
3 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 11 (30.56%) Finance
4 9 (25.00%) Banking
5 8 (22.22%) Clustering
6 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
6 7 (19.44%) AIX
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
7 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (13.89%) Change Management
8 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
8 5 (13.89%) Veritas
8 5 (13.89%) Oracle
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
9 4 (11.11%) Solaris
9 4 (11.11%) SQL
9 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 4 (11.11%) Replication
9 4 (11.11%) SAN

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 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (13.89%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) PaaS
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) Internet
3 2 (5.56%) LAN
3 2 (5.56%) WAN
4 1 (2.78%) DNS
4 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (2.78%) NAS
4 1 (2.78%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server 2012
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (2.78%) GIS
5 1 (2.78%) OLAP
5 1 (2.78%) OLTP
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) JIRA
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 11 (30.56%) Finance
2 9 (25.00%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Local Government
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) MDX
1 1 (2.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Clustering
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
4 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.78%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 15 (41.67%) Unix
2 12 (33.33%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Windows
4 7 (19.44%) AIX
5 6 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.11%) Solaris
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.89%) Change Management
1 5 (13.89%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (11.11%) Database Mirroring
2 4 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (5.56%) Data Entry
4 2 (5.56%) Data Reconciliation
4 2 (5.56%) High Availability
4 2 (5.56%) Process Improvement
4 2 (5.56%) Regulatory Compliance
4 2 (5.56%) Workflow
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.78%) Database Tuning
5 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.78%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.78%) Network Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (19.44%) Security Cleared
2 6 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) HND
4 1 (2.78%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.78%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 1 (2.78%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
3 1 (2.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.78%) XenApp
3 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.78%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.78%) Ansible
3 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.78%) Perfmon
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
3 1 (2.78%) SCOM
3 1 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (13.89%) Oracle
2 5 (13.89%) Veritas
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) EMC
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.56%) Remedy
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
4 2 (5.56%) Veeam
4 2 (5.56%) VMware
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Capita
5 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) HP
5 1 (2.78%) IBM
5 1 (2.78%) Lumension
5 1 (2.78%) RedGate
5 1 (2.78%) Splunk
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec