The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 3 months to 27 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
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 40 19
Rank change year-on-year +18 -21  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 4 2 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.88% 0.90% 7.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.96% 0.93% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 10
Median daily rate £450 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £403 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £423 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year +4.08% -3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.80 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +1.48% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 135 214 197
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 97.12% 96.40% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 192 110
Median daily rate £420 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 16
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £27.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -50.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.84 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.85 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester that featured Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in Chester

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in Chester

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in Chester over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in Chester

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Chester region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) NAS
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Local Government
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) Clustering
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (28.57%) LAN
3 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 2 (28.57%) IBM
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) NAS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2000
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2016
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Local Government
3 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000 Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Database Tuning
1 2 (28.57%) High Availability
1 2 (28.57%) Performance Optimisation
1 2 (28.57%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Network Packet Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) vSphere
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Ansible
1 2 (28.57%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Perfmon
1 2 (28.57%) Puppet
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
2 1 (14.29%) vCenter Server
2 1 (14.29%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) HP
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) EqualLogic
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) 3PAR
3 1 (14.29%) BMC
3 1 (14.29%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp