Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 160 125
Rank change year-on-year -7 -35 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,384 1,589 1,808
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.66% 1.69% 2.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.78% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 844 980 1,020
England median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.99% -3.31%
10th Percentile £192 £150 £188
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 104 95
England median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +14.01%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.16 £9.60
90th Percentile £29.36 £42.70 £36.25
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +14.01%

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 78,418 89,234 83,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.31% 94.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,084 59,058 54,849
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £269 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +3.33% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,569 2,845 2,555
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.61% -3.74% -1.58%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 -4 526 £400 - 156
South East -17 272 £375 - 125
North of England +13 192 £375 +3.45% 104
South West +38 183 £438 +16.67% 81
Midlands -7 112 £370 +11.28% 85
North West +3 109 £394 +8.62% 47
East of England -15 93 £364 -11.28% 76
West Midlands +14 78 £350 +3.70% 54
Yorkshire +3 71 £375 +5.26% 44
East Midlands -17 34 £395 +19.70% 31
North East +21 12 £365 +0.69% 13
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 337 (24.35%) Linux
2 269 (19.44%) Windows
3 228 (16.47%) Microsoft
4 210 (15.17%) SQL
5 203 (14.67%) Finance
6 182 (13.15%) Security Cleared
7 172 (12.43%) Unix
8 163 (11.78%) Oracle
9 158 (11.42%) Migration
10 147 (10.62%) SQL Server
11 143 (10.33%) Active Directory
12 142 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
13 138 (9.97%) VMware
14 126 (9.10%) Office 365
15 120 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
16 119 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 116 (8.38%) PowerShell
18 115 (8.31%) Windows Server
19 111 (8.02%) ITIL
20 110 (7.95%) Red Hat
21 107 (7.73%) SC Cleared
22 103 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
22 103 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
23 98 (7.08%) DevOps
24 97 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
25 94 (6.79%) Banking
26 92 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
27 91 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
28 90 (6.50%) Python
29 87 (6.29%) SharePoint

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 87 (6.29%) SharePoint
2 38 (2.75%) Apache Spark
3 29 (2.10%) Confluence
3 29 (2.10%) IIS
4 27 (1.95%) Apache
5 23 (1.66%) MS Exchange
6 21 (1.52%) SAS
6 21 (1.52%) WebSphere
7 14 (1.01%) Tomcat
8 13 (0.94%) WebLogic
9 9 (0.65%) CMS
9 9 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 8 (0.58%) Drupal
10 8 (0.58%) IBM Domino
11 7 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.43%) JBoss
13 5 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 5 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 92 (6.65%) Microsoft Excel
2 78 (5.64%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 6 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.43%) SPSS
5 6 (0.43%) Stata
6 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.072%) HipChat
8 1 (0.072%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.072%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.45%) NetSuite
2 17 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.36%) Magento
4 5 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.29%) Eloqua
5 4 (0.29%) Teamcenter
6 3 (0.22%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 3 (0.22%) Primavera
7 2 (0.14%) assyst
7 2 (0.14%) Northgate Housing
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 2 (0.14%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.072%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 126 (9.10%) Office 365
2 120 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.59%) OpenShift
6 20 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (1.16%) Dynamics 365
8 16 (1.16%) Power Platform
9 14 (1.01%) G Suite
10 13 (0.94%) GitHub
10 13 (0.94%) IaaS
11 11 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.72%) OneDrive
12 10 (0.72%) SaaS
13 8 (0.58%) ShareGate
14 7 (0.51%) PaaS
15 6 (0.43%) Amazon Kinesis
16 4 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (5.56%) Firewall
2 65 (4.70%) DNS
3 43 (3.11%) SAN
4 31 (2.24%) VPN
5 30 (2.17%) DHCP
6 26 (1.88%) TCP/IP
7 21 (1.52%) Internet
7 21 (1.52%) SMTP
8 20 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (1.30%) NAS
10 17 (1.23%) DMZ
10 17 (1.23%) SSL
11 15 (1.08%) Kerberos
11 15 (1.08%) WAN
12 13 (0.94%) HTTP
12 13 (0.94%) Intranet
12 13 (0.94%) LAN
13 11 (0.79%) SNMP
14 10 (0.72%) Cisco IOS
15 8 (0.58%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 147 (10.62%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.85%) Big Data
3 77 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 71 (5.13%) Oracle Database
5 67 (4.84%) MySQL
6 42 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
7 38 (2.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 31 (2.24%) Data Warehouse
8 31 (2.24%) HBase
9 30 (2.17%) Apache Hive
9 30 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 25 (1.81%) MongoDB
11 22 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 22 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 21 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.52%) Relational Database
13 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.37%) SQL Server 2016
14 18 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
15 17 (1.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 61 (4.41%) JIRA
2 53 (3.83%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 16 (1.16%) Gerrit
5 12 (0.87%) Bitbucket
6 9 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
7 7 (0.51%) GitLab
8 6 (0.43%) ScriptRunner
8 6 (0.43%) Subversion
8 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
9 5 (0.36%) Maven
10 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.22%) Hudson
11 3 (0.22%) Travis CI
12 2 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
12 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
12 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.14%) Visual Studio
13 1 (0.072%) Toad
General
1 203 (14.67%) Finance
2 94 (6.79%) Banking
3 37 (2.67%) Marketing
4 34 (2.46%) Retail
5 25 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 12 (0.87%) Advertising
7 12 (0.87%) Investment Banking
8 10 (0.72%) German Language
8 10 (0.72%) Russian Language
9 9 (0.65%) Law
10 8 (0.58%) Publishing
11 7 (0.51%) Billing
11 7 (0.51%) Local Government
12 6 (0.43%) Legal
13 4 (0.29%) Back Office
14 3 (0.22%) Electronics
14 3 (0.22%) Front Office
14 3 (0.22%) General Ledger
14 3 (0.22%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (3.47%) Web Services
2 45 (3.25%) Middleware
3 37 (2.67%) LDAP
4 15 (1.08%) .NET
4 15 (1.08%) CSS
4 15 (1.08%) HTML
4 15 (1.08%) XML
5 14 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
6 11 (0.79%) Kafka
7 10 (0.72%) REST
8 7 (0.51%) Spring
8 7 (0.51%) Visualforce
9 5 (0.36%) Java EE
9 5 (0.36%) JSON
9 5 (0.36%) LAMP
9 5 (0.36%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.36%) RESTful
9 5 (0.36%) SAML
9 5 (0.36%) Swagger
10 4 (0.29%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 84 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (5.35%) Management Information System
3 73 (5.27%) Clustering
4 42 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 40 (2.89%) Replication
6 20 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
7 15 (1.08%) Mainframe
7 15 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (0.87%) Client/Server
8 12 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (0.87%) HACMP
9 11 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 7 (0.51%) Driving Licence
11 7 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
11 7 (0.51%) PKI
12 5 (0.36%) Blog
12 5 (0.36%) User Experience
13 4 (0.29%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 337 (24.35%) Linux
2 269 (19.44%) Windows
3 172 (12.43%) Unix
4 119 (8.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (8.31%) Windows Server
6 58 (4.19%) Solaris
7 52 (3.76%) CentOS
8 42 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (2.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (2.82%) AIX
11 29 (2.10%) Windows 10
12 25 (1.81%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.08%) Windows 7
13 15 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 14 (1.01%) Debian
15 11 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.72%) Apple iOS
17 9 (0.65%) HPUX
18 8 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 7 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 158 (11.42%) Migration
2 111 (8.02%) ITIL
3 103 (7.44%) Performance Tuning
3 103 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
4 98 (7.08%) DevOps
5 91 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 80 (5.78%) Agile Software Development
7 78 (5.64%) Change Management
8 72 (5.20%) High Availability
9 61 (4.41%) CRM
10 54 (3.90%) Analytics
11 48 (3.47%) Project Management
12 46 (3.32%) Data Migration
13 43 (3.11%) Task Automation
14 41 (2.96%) Business Intelligence
15 40 (2.89%) Capacity Planning
16 39 (2.82%) Performance Monitoring
17 34 (2.46%) Configuration Management
17 34 (2.46%) Time Management
18 33 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 210 (15.17%) SQL
2 116 (8.38%) PowerShell
3 90 (6.50%) Python
4 74 (5.35%) Shell Script
5 73 (5.27%) Java
6 62 (4.48%) Perl
7 61 (4.41%) Bash Shell
8 25 (1.81%) T-SQL
9 21 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 20 (1.45%) Apex Code
10 20 (1.45%) PL/SQL
10 20 (1.45%) VB
11 14 (1.01%) C
12 13 (0.94%) PHP
13 11 (0.79%) Korn
14 10 (0.72%) C#
15 9 (0.65%) Groovy
16 8 (0.58%) Scala
17 7 (0.51%) Ruby
18 5 (0.36%) C++
Qualifications
1 182 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 107 (7.73%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.05%) DV Cleared
4 46 (3.32%) Degree
5 22 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (0.87%) CCNA
9 10 (0.72%) CCENT
10 8 (0.58%) CCA
10 8 (0.58%) CCNP
11 7 (0.51%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.43%) MCSA
13 5 (0.36%) IBM Certification
13 5 (0.36%) MCITP
13 5 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
14 4 (0.29%) CCSA
14 4 (0.29%) CCSE
14 4 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.82%) SLA
2 31 (2.24%) PMO
3 24 (1.73%) Data Quality
4 20 (1.45%) QA
5 11 (0.79%) GDPR
6 10 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.43%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.29%) COBIT
10 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
12 1 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.072%) PSD2
System Software
1 143 (10.33%) Active Directory
2 71 (5.13%) Docker
3 59 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (2.46%) Hyper-V
5 32 (2.31%) HDFS
6 31 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
7 25 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
8 23 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
9 16 (1.16%) XenApp
10 15 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 14 (1.01%) NFS
11 14 (1.01%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.87%) Firmware
12 12 (0.87%) vSphere
13 10 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
14 9 (0.65%) KVM
15 7 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 4 (0.29%) SRDF
17 3 (0.22%) Veritas File System
17 3 (0.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (4.91%) Ansible
2 45 (3.25%) SCCM
3 36 (2.60%) Puppet
4 34 (2.46%) Terraform
5 24 (1.73%) Kubernetes
6 22 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 22 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 19 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
8 16 (1.16%) Data Guard
9 15 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
11 13 (0.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 12 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
12 12 (0.87%) vCenter Server
13 11 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (0.65%) Nagios
14 9 (0.65%) SCOM
14 9 (0.65%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.65%) WSUS
15 8 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 228 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 163 (11.78%) Oracle
3 142 (10.26%) Salesforce.com
4 138 (9.97%) VMware
5 110 (7.95%) Red Hat
6 70 (5.06%) IBM
7 63 (4.55%) Cisco
8 45 (3.25%) Citrix
8 45 (3.25%) HP
9 43 (3.11%) Veritas
10 37 (2.67%) EMC
11 33 (2.38%) Google
12 31 (2.24%) Atlassian
13 25 (1.81%) Hortonworks
14 23 (1.66%) SAP
15 22 (1.59%) Cloudera
15 22 (1.59%) NetApp
16 17 (1.23%) CheckPoint
17 15 (1.08%) Dell
17 15 (1.08%) ServiceNow