Period
to 27 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 169 163
Rank change year-on-year 0 -6 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 978 1,524 1,551
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.60% 1.68% 1.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.77% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 960 923
England median daily rate £400 £388 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.16% +0.69%
10th Percentile £143 £173 £163
90th Percentile £536 £538 £519
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £364
% change year-on-year +3.33% +3.09% +0.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 83 109
England median hourly rate £13.50 £13.60 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.70% -12.29% +10.71%
10th Percentile £9.62 £9.30 £9.30
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £46.04
UK median hourly rate £13.63 £14.00 £15.63
% change year-on-year -2.68% -10.40% +11.61%

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 57,551 85,980 88,560
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.75% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,563 57,513 59,374
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £463 £450
% change year-on-year -2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,267 2,625 2,624
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.77%
10th Percentile £11.61 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.48 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.17% - +3.89%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020. 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 +11 370 £400 +1.27% 169
South East +19 193 £375 -6.25% 114
North of England +38 177 £450 +25.00% 122
North West +62 106 £475 +52.00% 54
South West -34 85 £406 -4.41% 66
Midlands +5 77 £358 -3.05% 73
East of England +6 73 £350 -9.68% 44
Yorkshire +30 68 £350 -6.67% 52
West Midlands +38 60 £325 -9.72% 48
East Midlands -14 15 £410 +9.33% 25
North East -6 3 £210 -44.00% 16
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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.

1 217 (22.19%) Windows
2 213 (21.78%) Linux
3 201 (20.55%) Microsoft
4 128 (13.09%) Migration
5 120 (12.27%) Active Directory
6 119 (12.17%) SQL
7 118 (12.07%) Finance
7 118 (12.07%) Security Cleared
8 105 (10.74%) Azure
9 101 (10.33%) Unix
10 98 (10.02%) Oracle
10 98 (10.02%) Office 365
11 97 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
12 96 (9.82%) VMware
13 94 (9.61%) Windows Server
14 88 (9.00%) PowerShell
14 88 (9.00%) SC Cleared
15 86 (8.79%) Python
16 84 (8.59%) AWS
17 83 (8.49%) Firewall
18 79 (8.08%) ITIL
19 78 (7.98%) SQL Server
20 73 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
21 72 (7.36%) SharePoint
22 71 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
23 70 (7.16%) Red Hat
24 69 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
25 68 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
26 67 (6.85%) DevOps
26 67 (6.85%) Salesforce.com

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 72 (7.36%) SharePoint
2 28 (2.86%) IIS
3 25 (2.56%) Apache
4 22 (2.25%) Confluence
4 22 (2.25%) SAS
5 16 (1.64%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.33%) Tomcat
7 12 (1.23%) WebSphere
8 10 (1.02%) JBoss
8 10 (1.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.92%) Apache Spark
10 8 (0.82%) CMS
10 8 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (0.72%) IBM Notes
11 7 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.61%) Apache Pig
12 6 (0.61%) Documentum
12 6 (0.61%) nginx
12 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 97 (9.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (7.26%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
5 10 (1.02%) Windchill
6 8 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.41%) PTC Creo
7 4 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.20%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.10%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 18 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.12%) NetSuite
3 6 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.31%) Magento
6 3 (0.31%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.20%) ContrOCC
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.10%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.10%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.10%) iTrent
8 1 (0.10%) JDE OneWorld
8 1 (0.10%) ResourceLink
8 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 105 (10.74%) Azure
2 98 (10.02%) Office 365
3 84 (8.59%) AWS
4 24 (2.45%) Power Platform
5 21 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (1.74%) GCP
6 17 (1.74%) PaaS
7 15 (1.53%) Amazon S3
8 14 (1.43%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (1.33%) GitHub
10 12 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
11 11 (1.12%) G Suite
12 8 (0.82%) IaaS
12 8 (0.82%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 6 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
13 6 (0.61%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.61%) OpenShift
13 6 (0.61%) SaaS
14 5 (0.51%) Amazon Kinesis
14 5 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (8.49%) Firewall
2 63 (6.44%) DNS
3 42 (4.29%) DHCP
4 41 (4.19%) VPN
5 29 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
6 25 (2.56%) TCP/IP
6 25 (2.56%) Wireshark
7 23 (2.35%) Ethernet
7 23 (2.35%) SAN
8 21 (2.15%) OSPF
9 17 (1.74%) IPv4
9 17 (1.74%) IPv6
9 17 (1.74%) LAN
9 17 (1.74%) VXLAN
10 16 (1.64%) Internet
11 15 (1.53%) SSH
11 15 (1.53%) WAN
12 13 (1.33%) Kerberos
12 13 (1.33%) NAS
12 13 (1.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 54 (5.52%) Hadoop
3 41 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 35 (3.58%) Big Data
5 28 (2.86%) MySQL
6 22 (2.25%) Power BI
7 21 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (1.84%) Relational Database
9 15 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 14 (1.43%) Amazon Redshift
10 14 (1.43%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 13 (1.33%) Apache Cassandra
11 13 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 12 (1.23%) DB2
12 12 (1.23%) Qlik Sense
12 12 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
13 11 (1.12%) MongoDB
14 10 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (3.89%) JIRA
2 37 (3.78%) Jenkins
3 25 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.15%) GitLab
5 5 (0.51%) Artifactory
5 5 (0.51%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.51%) Subversion
6 3 (0.31%) MSI
7 2 (0.20%) ClearCase
7 2 (0.20%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.20%) Selenium
7 2 (0.20%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.10%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.10%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.10%) GoCD
8 1 (0.10%) Hudson
8 1 (0.10%) Maven
8 1 (0.10%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 118 (12.07%) Finance
2 42 (4.29%) Banking
3 29 (2.97%) Public Sector
4 28 (2.86%) Telecoms
5 25 (2.56%) Retail
6 23 (2.35%) Marketing
7 16 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.23%) Legal
9 10 (1.02%) Games
9 10 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
10 6 (0.61%) Billing
10 6 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.61%) Law
11 5 (0.51%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.51%) Automotive
11 5 (0.51%) German Language
11 5 (0.51%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.20%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (3.17%) LDAP
2 23 (2.35%) Web Services
3 19 (1.94%) HTML
4 15 (1.53%) Middleware
5 14 (1.43%) .NET
5 14 (1.43%) CSS
6 12 (1.23%) Kafka
7 10 (1.02%) XML
8 9 (0.92%) LAMP
8 9 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.72%) J2EE
9 7 (0.72%) REST
10 6 (0.61%) JSON
10 6 (0.61%) Regular Expression
11 5 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.51%) Spring
12 4 (0.41%) EDI
12 4 (0.41%) JSP
12 4 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
13 3 (0.31%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (4.50%) Management Information System
3 30 (3.07%) Data Centre
4 20 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (1.84%) Clustering
6 11 (1.12%) PKI
6 11 (1.12%) Replication
7 10 (1.02%) Learning Management System
8 8 (0.82%) CMDB
8 8 (0.82%) FMCG
8 8 (0.82%) NHS
9 7 (0.72%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (0.72%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.61%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.51%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.41%) Client/Server
12 4 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 217 (22.19%) Windows
2 213 (21.78%) Linux
3 101 (10.33%) Unix
4 94 (9.61%) Windows Server
5 57 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (3.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (2.86%) Solaris
7 28 (2.86%) Windows 10
8 27 (2.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 26 (2.66%) CentOS
10 20 (2.04%) Ubuntu
11 13 (1.33%) AIX
12 9 (0.92%) Windows XP
13 8 (0.82%) Debian
13 8 (0.82%) VMS
13 8 (0.82%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.72%) Apple iOS
14 7 (0.72%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.61%) Android
16 5 (0.51%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (13.09%) Migration
2 79 (8.08%) ITIL
3 73 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
4 69 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (6.85%) DevOps
6 48 (4.91%) Change Management
7 44 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
8 38 (3.89%) CRM
9 37 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
10 33 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
11 32 (3.27%) Configuration Management
11 32 (3.27%) High Availability
12 30 (3.07%) Load Balancing
13 27 (2.76%) Workflow
14 24 (2.45%) Data Management
14 24 (2.45%) Project Delivery
15 23 (2.35%) Stakeholder Management
16 22 (2.25%) Analytics
16 22 (2.25%) Capacity Planning
17 21 (2.15%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 119 (12.17%) SQL
2 88 (9.00%) PowerShell
3 86 (8.79%) Python
4 50 (5.11%) Java
4 50 (5.11%) Shell Script
5 43 (4.40%) Bash Shell
6 31 (3.17%) Perl
7 17 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 14 (1.43%) C
9 12 (1.23%) PL/SQL
9 12 (1.23%) Ruby
10 9 (0.92%) VB
11 8 (0.82%) Scala
12 7 (0.72%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.61%) PHP
14 5 (0.51%) Go
14 5 (0.51%) Kotlin
15 4 (0.41%) Apex Code
16 3 (0.31%) SOQL
17 2 (0.20%) C#
Qualifications
1 118 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 88 (9.00%) SC Cleared
3 33 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (3.27%) CCNP
4 32 (3.27%) Degree
5 20 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (1.94%) DV Cleared
7 18 (1.84%) JNCIP
8 11 (1.12%) MCSE
9 10 (1.02%) MCSA
10 8 (0.82%) CCNA
11 7 (0.72%) MCITP
12 6 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.61%) CCA
12 6 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.51%) JNCIS
13 5 (0.51%) SAS Certification
14 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.41%) RHCE
14 4 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (2.35%) SLA
2 15 (1.53%) PMO
3 11 (1.12%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.72%) COBIT
7 6 (0.61%) GDPR
8 5 (0.51%) QA
9 4 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.10%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.10%) HL7
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (12.27%) Active Directory
2 64 (6.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.40%) Docker
4 28 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (2.76%) vSphere
6 21 (2.15%) Hyper-V
7 19 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (1.23%) HDFS
9 12 (1.23%) XenApp
10 10 (1.02%) NFS
10 10 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (0.92%) VMware NSX
12 8 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.72%) Firmware
13 7 (0.72%) VMFS
14 5 (0.51%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.31%) LXC
15 3 (0.31%) OCFS2
16 2 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 57 (5.83%) Ansible
2 55 (5.62%) SCCM
3 43 (4.40%) Puppet
4 27 (2.76%) Nagios
4 27 (2.76%) Terraform
5 25 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 17 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
7 13 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.12%) Packer
8 11 (1.12%) vCenter Server
9 10 (1.02%) Data Guard
9 10 (1.02%) Hadoop YARN
10 9 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
10 9 (0.92%) WSUS
11 8 (0.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (0.82%) Oracle RMAN
11 8 (0.82%) vMotion
11 8 (0.82%) vRealize
12 7 (0.72%) Oozie
Vendors
1 201 (20.55%) Microsoft
2 98 (10.02%) Oracle
3 96 (9.82%) VMware
4 70 (7.16%) Red Hat
5 67 (6.85%) Salesforce.com
6 52 (5.32%) Cisco
7 36 (3.68%) SAP
8 32 (3.27%) IBM
9 26 (2.66%) Citrix
9 26 (2.66%) Juniper
10 24 (2.45%) Google
10 24 (2.45%) SolarWinds
11 21 (2.15%) ServiceNow
12 17 (1.74%) Cloudera
12 17 (1.74%) Splunk
13 16 (1.64%) NetApp
14 14 (1.43%) Informatica
14 14 (1.43%) Veritas
15 12 (1.23%) Adobe
16 11 (1.12%) HP