Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 January 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 95 102
Rank change year-on-year -50 +7 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,657 2,208 2,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.79% 2.46% 2.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.89% 2.60% 2.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 964 1,418 1,316
England median daily rate £350 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +2.74% +12.31%
10th Percentile £161 £180 £163
90th Percentile £513 £513 £500
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 113 198
England median hourly rate £16.50 £13.60 £13.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -2.81% -3.53%
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.29 £9.00
90th Percentile £46.17 £28.75 £41.25
UK median hourly rate £16.72 £13.60 £14.41
% change year-on-year +22.95% -5.67% +3.50%

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 87,492 85,020 93,402
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.74% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,750 56,010 60,380
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £609 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,541 2,892 3,573
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 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
London -74 705 £375 -6.25% 160
South East -15 403 £350 - 117
North of England -56 199 £350 - 81
Midlands +7 134 £338 -3.36% 72
South West +10 128 £363 +13.28% 46
North West -20 98 £350 +2.19% 47
West Midlands +10 90 £338 -3.36% 35
East of England -27 88 £325 +8.33% 55
Yorkshire -29 84 £350 -1.41% 27
East Midlands +2 43 £338 +4.65% 35
North East -32 17 £300 -11.11% 7
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 England region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 550 (33.19%) Linux
2 420 (25.35%) Windows
3 309 (18.65%) Unix
4 285 (17.20%) Finance
5 275 (16.60%) Microsoft
6 228 (13.76%) Red Hat
7 221 (13.34%) SQL
8 209 (12.61%) Oracle
9 206 (12.43%) Active Directory
10 196 (11.83%) Windows Server
11 189 (11.41%) VMware
12 187 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 181 (10.92%) Security Cleared
14 164 (9.90%) SQL Server
15 157 (9.47%) Migration
16 154 (9.29%) PowerShell
17 141 (8.51%) Banking
18 135 (8.15%) SharePoint
19 133 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
20 127 (7.66%) ITIL
21 125 (7.54%) Python
22 123 (7.42%) Solaris
23 120 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
24 117 (7.06%) Puppet
24 117 (7.06%) Office 365
25 114 (6.88%) Shell Script
26 113 (6.82%) SC Cleared
27 107 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
28 104 (6.28%) Ansible
29 103 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 135 (8.15%) SharePoint
2 54 (3.26%) Apache
3 42 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 39 (2.35%) MS Exchange
5 37 (2.23%) SAS
6 36 (2.17%) IIS
7 32 (1.93%) JBoss
8 31 (1.87%) WebLogic
9 30 (1.81%) WebSphere
10 29 (1.75%) Confluence
10 29 (1.75%) SharePoint 2013
11 27 (1.63%) Apache Spark
12 20 (1.21%) SharePoint Server
13 18 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
14 16 (0.97%) CMS
15 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
16 11 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.66%) Skype for Business
17 10 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 133 (8.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (7.24%) Microsoft Office
3 39 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.91%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.91%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.84%) InfoPath
7 8 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.42%) Houdini
8 7 (0.42%) Maya
8 7 (0.42%) NUKE
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 14 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.42%) NetSuite
2 7 (0.42%) Siebel CRM
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.24%) Oracle Utilities
4 4 (0.24%) Temenos T24
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 3 (0.18%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 117 (7.06%) Office 365
2 95 (5.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (4.95%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 20 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 17 (1.03%) PaaS
7 15 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (0.91%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.84%) FinancialForce
8 14 (0.84%) Force.com
9 11 (0.66%) GitHub
9 11 (0.66%) SaaS
10 10 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (0.60%) IaaS
11 8 (0.48%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.36%) Yammer
13 5 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
14 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 101 (6.10%) Firewall
1 101 (6.10%) SAN
2 95 (5.73%) DNS
3 64 (3.86%) TCP/IP
4 58 (3.50%) LDAP
5 43 (2.60%) NAS
6 37 (2.23%) DHCP
6 37 (2.23%) LAN
7 29 (1.75%) WAN
8 27 (1.63%) HTTP
9 26 (1.57%) Kerberos
10 25 (1.51%) Internet
10 25 (1.51%) Intranet
11 24 (1.45%) SSH
12 21 (1.27%) Network Security
12 21 (1.27%) SMS
12 21 (1.27%) SSL
13 15 (0.91%) FTP
14 14 (0.84%) Skype
15 13 (0.78%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (9.90%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.28%) Hadoop
3 69 (4.16%) Oracle Database
4 61 (3.68%) MySQL
5 50 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
6 44 (2.66%) Big Data
7 41 (2.47%) Relational Database
8 40 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 39 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 37 (2.23%) DB2
11 35 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 29 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
13 24 (1.45%) Apache Hive
13 24 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
14 23 (1.39%) HBase
14 23 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
15 22 (1.33%) MongoDB
15 22 (1.33%) RDBMS
15 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
16 21 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 60 (3.62%) JIRA
2 51 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 39 (2.35%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.84%) Eclipse
6 13 (0.78%) Ant
6 13 (0.78%) Artifactory
6 13 (0.78%) SoapUI
7 11 (0.66%) Selenium
8 9 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
9 7 (0.42%) CMake
9 7 (0.42%) Hudson
10 6 (0.36%) GitLab
10 6 (0.36%) MSI
11 5 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.24%) Subversion
12 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
13 3 (0.18%) ClearCase
13 3 (0.18%) Gradle
13 3 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 285 (17.20%) Finance
2 141 (8.51%) Banking
3 53 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.96%) Marketing
5 48 (2.90%) Retail
6 26 (1.57%) Legal
7 25 (1.51%) Investment Banking
8 21 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 18 (1.09%) Advertising
10 16 (0.97%) Electronics
10 16 (0.97%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.78%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.66%) Law
14 10 (0.60%) Billing
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 4 (0.24%) Games
16 4 (0.24%) Private Banking
17 3 (0.18%) International Banking
17 3 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.81%) LAMP
1 30 (1.81%) Middleware
2 27 (1.63%) XML
3 25 (1.51%) HTML
4 24 (1.45%) JSON
5 23 (1.39%) Kafka
5 23 (1.39%) Web Services
6 20 (1.21%) Ajax
7 18 (1.09%) .NET
8 15 (0.91%) CSS
9 14 (0.84%) SOAP
10 13 (0.78%) REST
11 11 (0.66%) IBM Integration Bus
11 11 (0.66%) ODBC
11 11 (0.66%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (0.66%) YAML
12 10 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (0.54%) Mason
14 7 (0.42%) AngularJS
14 7 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 86 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.04%) Clustering
3 64 (3.86%) Data Centre
4 50 (3.02%) Replication
5 44 (2.66%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.87%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
9 15 (0.91%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.78%) User Experience
10 13 (0.78%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.66%) Public Cloud
12 9 (0.54%) Freedom of Information
13 8 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.48%) FMCG
13 8 (0.48%) Freedom of Information Act
13 8 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.48%) PKI
14 7 (0.42%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 550 (33.19%) Linux
2 420 (25.35%) Windows
3 309 (18.65%) Unix
4 196 (11.83%) Windows Server
5 187 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 123 (7.42%) Solaris
7 86 (5.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 82 (4.95%) CentOS
9 75 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 64 (3.86%) AIX
11 59 (3.56%) Windows 7
12 48 (2.90%) Windows 10
13 47 (2.84%) Ubuntu
14 27 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (1.39%) SUSE
16 22 (1.33%) HPUX
17 16 (0.97%) Debian
18 9 (0.54%) FreeBSD
19 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
20 7 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (9.47%) Migration
2 127 (7.66%) ITIL
3 107 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
4 98 (5.91%) Performance Tuning
5 92 (5.55%) DevOps
6 83 (5.01%) Project Management
7 79 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (4.04%) Analytics
9 61 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
10 60 (3.62%) High Availability
11 58 (3.50%) Change Management
11 58 (3.50%) CRM
12 56 (3.38%) Configuration Management
13 52 (3.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 46 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
15 44 (2.66%) ETL
16 43 (2.60%) Service Management
17 41 (2.47%) Capacity Planning
17 41 (2.47%) Open Source
18 40 (2.41%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 221 (13.34%) SQL
2 154 (9.29%) PowerShell
3 125 (7.54%) Python
4 114 (6.88%) Shell Script
5 95 (5.73%) Perl
6 76 (4.59%) Bash Shell
7 68 (4.10%) Java
8 42 (2.53%) Ruby
9 31 (1.87%) Korn
10 28 (1.69%) JavaScript
11 22 (1.33%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.15%) PHP
13 18 (1.09%) Apex Code
14 14 (0.84%) C#
15 12 (0.72%) C
16 10 (0.60%) SOQL
16 10 (0.60%) VB
16 10 (0.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 8 (0.48%) VBScript
18 7 (0.42%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 181 (10.92%) Security Cleared
2 113 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 56 (3.38%) Degree
4 48 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 28 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.45%) MCSE
7 18 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.91%) MCSA
9 11 (0.66%) RHCE
10 9 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (0.54%) MCITP
11 8 (0.48%) CCNA
11 8 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.48%) MySQL Certification
12 7 (0.42%) DBS Check
13 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
15 4 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
15 4 (0.24%) NVQ Level 4
15 4 (0.24%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (2.41%) PMO
2 36 (2.17%) SLA
3 21 (1.27%) QA
4 14 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.78%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.60%) GDPR
7 8 (0.48%) MiFID
8 6 (0.36%) GCP
9 5 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
9 5 (0.30%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.30%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.24%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.18%) AS 2805
11 3 (0.18%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.060%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 1 (0.060%) COBIT
12 1 (0.060%) GAMP
12 1 (0.060%) GPG13
System Software
1 206 (12.43%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (2.53%) vSphere
4 41 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.41%) NFS
6 36 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
8 28 (1.69%) Docker
8 28 (1.69%) Xen
9 26 (1.57%) HDFS
9 26 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 24 (1.45%) Samba
12 17 (1.03%) Apache Flume
12 17 (1.03%) Veritas File System
13 15 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
13 15 (0.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 15 (0.91%) XenApp
14 11 (0.66%) KVM
15 7 (0.42%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 117 (7.06%) Puppet
2 104 (6.28%) Ansible
3 58 (3.50%) SCCM
4 48 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (2.11%) NetBackup
6 33 (1.99%) Nagios
7 22 (1.33%) SCOM
8 18 (1.09%) Hadoop YARN
8 18 (1.09%) Kubernetes
9 17 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 15 (0.91%) Control-M
10 15 (0.91%) vCenter Server
11 14 (0.84%) Ambari
12 12 (0.72%) Cobbler
12 12 (0.72%) Tivoli
13 11 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 11 (0.66%) Terraform
14 10 (0.60%) Kibana
14 10 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 9 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 275 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 228 (13.76%) Red Hat
3 209 (12.61%) Oracle
4 189 (11.41%) VMware
5 85 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (3.50%) SAP
7 56 (3.38%) Cisco
7 56 (3.38%) HP
8 55 (3.32%) IBM
9 54 (3.26%) Citrix
9 54 (3.26%) Veritas
10 52 (3.14%) NetApp
11 45 (2.72%) ServiceNow
12 36 (2.17%) EMC
13 35 (2.11%) Sun
14 30 (1.81%) Remedy
15 28 (1.69%) Cloudera
16 27 (1.63%) Splunk
17 25 (1.51%) Symantec
18 24 (1.45%) McAfee