Period
to 25 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 164 112
Rank change year-on-year -3 -52 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,455 1,532 1,812
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.67% 1.65% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.77% 1.74% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 915 919 1,065
England median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £181 £170 £180
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.74% +1.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 108 118
England median hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.44
90th Percentile £39.85 £47.33 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £13.80 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -8.02% +7.14% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 82,250 87,817 80,143
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.86% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 54,864 58,153 52,414
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,510 2,719 2,702
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.66 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.82% -1.79% -
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in England over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in England over the 6 months to 25 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 25 April 2019. 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
London -13 576 £400 - 183
South East -19 259 £375 +3.95% 111
North of England +22 193 £365 +4.29% 117
South West +10 177 £438 +2.94% 64
Midlands +1 139 £375 +7.14% 74
East of England +10 111 £368 +22.50% 60
Yorkshire +38 87 £388 +10.71% 48
North West -12 78 £338 -3.25% 59
West Midlands -12 72 £360 -2.70% 35
East Midlands +25 67 £383 +15.91% 39
North East +13 28 £395 +28.25% 10
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2019, 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 England region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 429 (29.48%) Linux
2 292 (20.07%) Windows
3 254 (17.46%) Microsoft
4 231 (15.88%) SQL
5 217 (14.91%) Unix
6 190 (13.06%) Security Cleared
7 180 (12.37%) Finance
8 171 (11.75%) SQL Server
9 167 (11.48%) Active Directory
10 159 (10.93%) Oracle
11 152 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 151 (10.38%) Windows Server
13 145 (9.97%) VMware
14 144 (9.90%) ITIL
15 133 (9.14%) DevOps
16 129 (8.87%) Red Hat
17 128 (8.80%) SC Cleared
18 127 (8.73%) Migration
19 125 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
20 122 (8.38%) Python
21 121 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
22 120 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
23 113 (7.77%) PowerShell
24 112 (7.70%) Performance Tuning
25 103 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
26 98 (6.74%) Office 365
26 98 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
27 94 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
28 92 (6.32%) SharePoint
29 90 (6.19%) Management Information System

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 92 (6.32%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.37%) Apache Spark
3 44 (3.02%) IIS
4 40 (2.75%) Apache
4 40 (2.75%) Confluence
5 30 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 25 (1.72%) WebLogic
7 24 (1.65%) MS Exchange
8 16 (1.10%) SAS
9 12 (0.82%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.76%) Apache Solr
10 11 (0.76%) CMS
11 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.62%) JBoss
12 9 (0.62%) Jupyter
12 9 (0.62%) nginx
13 8 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
13 8 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
14 7 (0.48%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 103 (7.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (6.46%) Microsoft Office
3 43 (2.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.76%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.69%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
6 9 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.41%) SPSS
7 6 (0.41%) Stata
8 2 (0.14%) Maya
8 2 (0.14%) NUKE
8 2 (0.14%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.069%) HipChat
9 1 (0.069%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 21 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.76%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.69%) Workday HCM
4 8 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.55%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.34%) HFM
5 5 (0.34%) Magento
5 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
7 3 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.21%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
8 2 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
Cloud Services
1 98 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 98 (6.74%) Office 365
2 87 (5.98%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 19 (1.31%) Amazon S3
7 15 (1.03%) OpenShift
8 14 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (0.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (0.89%) IaaS
9 13 (0.89%) PaaS
10 10 (0.69%) SaaS
11 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
12 7 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 6 (0.41%) Azure Data Factory
13 6 (0.41%) G Suite
13 6 (0.41%) GitHub
14 4 (0.27%) Route 53
14 4 (0.27%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 87 (5.98%) DNS
2 81 (5.57%) Firewall
3 40 (2.75%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.61%) SAN
5 29 (1.99%) Internet
5 29 (1.99%) LAN
6 28 (1.92%) VPN
6 28 (1.92%) WAN
7 27 (1.86%) HTTP
8 24 (1.65%) DHCP
9 23 (1.58%) Kerberos
10 18 (1.24%) SMTP
11 17 (1.17%) DMZ
12 16 (1.10%) FTP
12 16 (1.10%) SSL
13 15 (1.03%) Network Security
13 15 (1.03%) VLAN
14 13 (0.89%) OpenLDAP
15 12 (0.82%) NAS
16 10 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (11.75%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.09%) Big Data
2 74 (5.09%) Hadoop
3 71 (4.88%) MySQL
4 62 (4.26%) Oracle Database
5 61 (4.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 42 (2.89%) PostgreSQL
7 40 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (2.68%) HBase
9 38 (2.61%) Apache Hive
10 35 (2.41%) Relational Database
11 29 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
12 26 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
12 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 26 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 24 (1.65%) Power BI
13 24 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 23 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
15 22 (1.51%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 78 (5.36%) JIRA
2 50 (3.44%) Git (software)
3 49 (3.37%) Jenkins
4 17 (1.17%) Maven
5 12 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.62%) GitLab
6 9 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
7 8 (0.55%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.55%) Subversion
8 7 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (0.48%) Bitbucket
8 7 (0.48%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.41%) ScriptRunner
10 4 (0.27%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.27%) Gradle
11 3 (0.21%) CruiseControl
11 3 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 3 (0.21%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 180 (12.37%) Finance
2 72 (4.95%) Banking
3 33 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.86%) Retail
5 21 (1.44%) Marketing
6 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 11 (0.76%) Publishing
7 10 (0.69%) Legal
8 9 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.55%) Games
9 8 (0.55%) Local Government
9 8 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.41%) Advertising
10 6 (0.41%) Back Office
10 6 (0.41%) Billing
10 6 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.27%) Front Office
12 3 (0.21%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.21%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (2.75%) LDAP
2 33 (2.27%) Web Services
3 28 (1.92%) Middleware
4 22 (1.51%) HTML
5 16 (1.10%) .NET
6 14 (0.96%) CSS
7 13 (0.89%) XML
8 10 (0.69%) Anaconda
8 10 (0.69%) Visualforce
9 9 (0.62%) Apache Tez
9 9 (0.62%) Kafka
9 9 (0.62%) PySpark
10 8 (0.55%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.55%) SOAP
11 7 (0.48%) LAMP
11 7 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
11 7 (0.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 6 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
12 6 (0.41%) JSON
13 5 (0.34%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 121 (8.32%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (6.19%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.54%) Clustering
4 44 (3.02%) Replication
5 43 (2.96%) Data Centre
6 35 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
7 23 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
8 14 (0.96%) Mainframe
9 13 (0.89%) CMDB
10 11 (0.76%) HACMP
11 10 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (0.55%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.55%) Fintech
12 8 (0.55%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 7 (0.48%) User Experience
14 6 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.34%) Freedom of Information
15 5 (0.34%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 429 (29.48%) Linux
2 292 (20.07%) Windows
3 217 (14.91%) Unix
4 152 (10.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (10.38%) Windows Server
6 75 (5.15%) CentOS
7 62 (4.26%) Solaris
8 51 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (3.09%) AIX
11 40 (2.75%) Ubuntu
12 23 (1.58%) Debian
13 22 (1.51%) Windows 7
14 20 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (1.31%) Windows 10
16 12 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
17 9 (0.62%) SUSE
17 9 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.55%) HPUX
19 4 (0.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (9.90%) ITIL
2 133 (9.14%) DevOps
3 127 (8.73%) Migration
4 125 (8.59%) Problem-Solving
5 120 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
6 112 (7.70%) Performance Tuning
7 79 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
8 72 (4.95%) Change Management
9 65 (4.47%) High Availability
10 56 (3.85%) CRM
11 53 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
12 46 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
12 46 (3.16%) Workflow
13 45 (3.09%) Configuration Management
14 42 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
15 41 (2.82%) ETL
16 39 (2.68%) Service Management
17 38 (2.61%) Project Management
18 35 (2.41%) Incident Management
18 35 (2.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 231 (15.88%) SQL
2 122 (8.38%) Python
3 113 (7.77%) PowerShell
4 87 (5.98%) Shell Script
5 69 (4.74%) Bash Shell
6 59 (4.05%) Perl
7 56 (3.85%) Java
8 43 (2.96%) T-SQL
9 31 (2.13%) JavaScript
10 29 (1.99%) PHP
11 21 (1.44%) Apex Code
12 20 (1.37%) C
13 17 (1.17%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.17%) VB
14 15 (1.03%) C#
14 15 (1.03%) R
15 13 (0.89%) Korn
15 13 (0.89%) Ruby
15 13 (0.89%) VBScript
16 8 (0.55%) C++
Qualifications
1 190 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 128 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 63 (4.33%) Degree
4 45 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 34 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (1.03%) MCSE
8 13 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (0.69%) CCNA
9 10 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.69%) MCSA
10 8 (0.55%) IBM Certification
10 8 (0.55%) MCITP
11 6 (0.41%) CCA
11 6 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (0.41%) OCP
11 6 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
12 5 (0.34%) MCP
13 4 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.23%) SLA
2 41 (2.82%) PMO
3 22 (1.51%) QA
4 19 (1.31%) GDPR
5 13 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.82%) Data Quality
7 7 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.069%) COBIT
11 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.069%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.069%) Solvency II
System Software
1 167 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 87 (5.98%) Docker
3 77 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (3.09%) HDFS
5 44 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 41 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 34 (2.34%) vSphere
8 33 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
9 27 (1.86%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (1.44%) KVM
11 16 (1.10%) XenApp
12 14 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
13 12 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 11 (0.76%) NFS
15 10 (0.69%) Shibboleth
16 7 (0.48%) Samba
16 7 (0.48%) XenDesktop
17 6 (0.41%) Firmware
17 6 (0.41%) Xen
18 4 (0.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 76 (5.22%) Puppet
2 68 (4.67%) SCCM
3 61 (4.19%) Ansible
4 41 (2.82%) Kubernetes
5 38 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
6 33 (2.27%) SCOM
6 33 (2.27%) Terraform
7 23 (1.58%) Nagios
8 21 (1.44%) WSUS
9 16 (1.10%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
10 15 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
11 14 (0.96%) NetBackup
11 14 (0.96%) vCenter Server
12 12 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.76%) HP ALM
13 11 (0.76%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.48%) Control-M
15 7 (0.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 254 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 159 (10.93%) Oracle
3 145 (9.97%) VMware
4 129 (8.87%) Red Hat
5 79 (5.43%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (4.67%) IBM
7 58 (3.99%) SAP
8 52 (3.57%) Cisco
9 48 (3.30%) Citrix
9 48 (3.30%) HP
10 42 (2.89%) ServiceNow
11 33 (2.27%) Atlassian
11 33 (2.27%) Veritas
12 32 (2.20%) EMC
12 32 (2.20%) Google
13 26 (1.79%) Hortonworks
14 23 (1.58%) Splunk
15 22 (1.51%) Veeam
16 21 (1.44%) F5
17 20 (1.37%) NetApp