Period
to 8 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

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
8 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 209 181 174
Rank change year-on-year -28 -7 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 558 680 1,395
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.25% 1.46% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 1.56% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 310 417 898
10th Percentile £140 £156 £185
25th Percentile £241 £250 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% - +10.34%
75th Percentile £460 £485 £475
90th Percentile £503 £545 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £385 £388
% change year-on-year +3.90% -0.65% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 40 59
10th Percentile £9.52 £10.09 £9.00
25th Percentile £10.63 £12.07 £10.43
Median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year -3.41% +11.50% -7.14%
75th Percentile £18.75 £19.13 £20.00
90th Percentile £26.25 £22.73 £39.30
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.49 £14.00
% change year-on-year -3.38% +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 41,471 43,718 79,808
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.73% 93.88% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,655 29,384 54,194
10th Percentile £281 £245 £276
25th Percentile £381 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £484 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +1.89% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £655 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £473
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.12% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,446 1,585 2,321
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.50 £14.10 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.56 £18.90 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +14.07% +2.16% +5.71%
75th Percentile £44.44 £36.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Administrator in England.

Daily rate trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Administrator in England over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Administrator in England

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Administrator in England.

Hourly rate trend for Administrator in England

Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Administrator in England over the 6 months to 8 May 2021.

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 8 May 2021. 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 -35 232 £413 +10.00% 55
South East +2 96 £269 -31.75% 43
North of England +15 76 £263 -38.24% 55
North West 0 53 £235 -47.49% 34
South West +23 48 £425 -11.60% 21
Midlands +10 48 £300 -25.00% 44
West Midlands -4 30 £313 -22.36% 23
East of England +4 27 £500 +53.85% 32
East Midlands +21 18 £275 -31.25% 21
Yorkshire +12 17 £319 -1.92% 15
North East +30 6 £313 -27.33% 6
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 8 May 2021, 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.

1 116 (20.79%) Social Skills
2 113 (20.25%) Linux
3 112 (20.07%) Windows
4 108 (19.35%) Microsoft
5 75 (13.44%) Finance
6 71 (12.72%) ITIL
7 68 (12.19%) Oracle
7 68 (12.19%) Azure
8 65 (11.65%) Active Directory
9 64 (11.47%) Security Cleared
10 63 (11.29%) SQL
11 62 (11.11%) Windows Server
12 58 (10.39%) VMware
13 55 (9.86%) Migration
13 55 (9.86%) Red Hat
14 52 (9.32%) Unix
14 52 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
15 51 (9.14%) SC Cleared
16 48 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
17 47 (8.42%) PowerShell
18 46 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
18 46 (8.24%) Ansible
19 45 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
20 44 (7.89%) SharePoint
20 44 (7.89%) Python
21 43 (7.71%) Salesforce.com
21 43 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 42 (7.53%) SQL Server
23 41 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
23 41 (7.35%) AWS

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 44 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.33%) Confluence
3 10 (1.79%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.43%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.25%) Apache
5 7 (1.25%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.08%) IIS
6 6 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
6 6 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (0.90%) CICS
7 5 (0.90%) IBM Domino
7 5 (0.90%) SAS
8 4 (0.72%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.54%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.54%) Site Server
Applications
1 52 (9.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 45 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
3 20 (3.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.43%) MS Visio
6 6 (1.08%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.72%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.90%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.36%) CiviCRM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.36%) SAP MDG
4 2 (0.36%) Shopify
5 1 (0.18%) Demantra
5 1 (0.18%) HFM
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) OPENHousing
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SCM
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.19%) Azure
2 41 (7.35%) AWS
3 38 (6.81%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (2.33%) GCP
5 13 (2.33%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 12 (2.15%) Power Platform
7 11 (1.97%) PaaS
7 11 (1.97%) SaaS
8 10 (1.79%) GitHub
8 10 (1.79%) IaaS
9 8 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
10 7 (1.25%) Serverless
11 5 (0.90%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.72%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.54%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.54%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 3 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.45%) DNS
2 27 (4.84%) Firewall
3 21 (3.76%) SAN
4 17 (3.05%) DHCP
5 16 (2.87%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.97%) LAN
7 10 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
7 10 (1.79%) Internet
7 10 (1.79%) Kerberos
7 10 (1.79%) NAS
7 10 (1.79%) SMTP
8 9 (1.61%) FTP
8 9 (1.61%) WAN
9 8 (1.43%) SSL
10 7 (1.25%) VPN
11 6 (1.08%) HTTP
11 6 (1.08%) VSAN
12 5 (0.90%) Skype
12 5 (0.90%) VLAN
12 5 (0.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.48%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.69%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.51%) Oracle Reports
5 13 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (2.15%) MySQL
7 11 (1.97%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (1.79%) Data Lake
8 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (1.43%) Big Data
10 7 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.25%) Power BI
10 7 (1.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.08%) SAP HANA
11 6 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
12 5 (0.90%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 26 (4.66%) JIRA
2 13 (2.33%) Git (software)
2 13 (2.33%) GitLab
3 7 (1.25%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.25%) Subversion
4 5 (0.90%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.54%) Artifactory
5 3 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.54%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (0.54%) Postman
5 3 (0.54%) Toad
6 2 (0.36%) Emacs
6 2 (0.36%) GDB
6 2 (0.36%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.36%) MSI
6 2 (0.36%) RStudio
6 2 (0.36%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.18%) ClearQuest
7 1 (0.18%) Hudson
7 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 116 (20.79%) Social Skills
2 75 (13.44%) Finance
3 33 (5.91%) Banking
4 28 (5.02%) Organisational Skills
5 24 (4.30%) Public Sector
6 20 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.87%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.33%) Marketing
9 10 (1.79%) Retail
10 7 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
10 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
11 6 (1.08%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.08%) Local Government
12 5 (0.90%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.54%) Electronics
13 3 (0.54%) Publishing
14 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
14 2 (0.36%) Back Office
14 2 (0.36%) International Banking
14 2 (0.36%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (2.33%) LDAP
2 12 (2.15%) YAML
3 11 (1.97%) Kafka
4 10 (1.79%) REST
5 8 (1.43%) HTML
6 7 (1.25%) Middleware
7 6 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (0.90%) CSS
8 5 (0.90%) LAMP
8 5 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (0.90%) XML
9 4 (0.72%) SAP Basis
9 4 (0.72%) SOAP
9 4 (0.72%) Visualforce
9 4 (0.72%) Web Services
10 3 (0.54%) J2EE
10 3 (0.54%) JSON
10 3 (0.54%) JSP
10 3 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 2 (0.36%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.30%) Clustering
1 24 (4.30%) Management Information System
1 24 (4.30%) Replication
2 21 (3.76%) NHS
3 13 (2.33%) Data Centre
4 10 (1.79%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (1.08%) PKI
6 5 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (0.90%) Public Cloud
7 4 (0.72%) CMDB
7 4 (0.72%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (0.72%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.72%) User Experience
8 3 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.54%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.54%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.36%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.36%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.36%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 113 (20.25%) Linux
2 112 (20.07%) Windows
3 62 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 52 (9.32%) Unix
5 43 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.84%) CentOS
7 20 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (3.41%) Windows 10
9 18 (3.23%) Solaris
10 16 (2.87%) Windows Server 2016
11 13 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (2.15%) AIX
13 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2019
14 8 (1.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 7 (1.25%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.08%) zOS
17 5 (0.90%) SUSE
18 4 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
19 3 (0.54%) VMS
19 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (12.72%) ITIL
2 55 (9.86%) Migration
3 48 (8.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 46 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (6.81%) Performance Tuning
6 37 (6.63%) DevOps
7 35 (6.27%) Change Management
7 35 (6.27%) High Availability
8 27 (4.84%) Problem-Solving
9 21 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
10 20 (3.58%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.41%) Configuration Management
11 19 (3.41%) Workflow
12 18 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
12 18 (3.23%) Service Management
13 17 (3.05%) CRM
14 16 (2.87%) Computer Science
14 16 (2.87%) ITSM
14 16 (2.87%) Problem Management
14 16 (2.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.29%) SQL
2 47 (8.42%) PowerShell
3 44 (7.89%) Python
4 26 (4.66%) Shell Script
5 20 (3.58%) Perl
6 17 (3.05%) Java
7 16 (2.87%) Bash Shell
8 11 (1.97%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.79%) Apex Code
10 8 (1.43%) VBScript
11 7 (1.25%) JavaScript
11 7 (1.25%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.08%) Ruby
13 5 (0.90%) AWK
13 5 (0.90%) Go
13 5 (0.90%) Korn
13 5 (0.90%) PHP
13 5 (0.90%) VB
14 4 (0.72%) Bourne shell
14 4 (0.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 64 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.14%) SC Cleared
3 22 (3.94%) Degree
4 12 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.90%) MCITP
8 5 (0.90%) MCSA
9 3 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.54%) RHCE
10 2 (0.36%) CCNA
10 2 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.36%) CISM
10 2 (0.36%) CISSP
10 2 (0.36%) ISEB
10 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.36%) MCSE
10 2 (0.36%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.73%) SLA
2 14 (2.51%) PMO
3 12 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.43%) Data Quality
5 7 (1.25%) GDPR
6 6 (1.08%) QA
6 6 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 65 (11.65%) Active Directory
2 41 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.05%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.15%) Docker
5 12 (2.15%) NFS
5 12 (2.15%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (1.61%) iptables
8 8 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 7 (1.25%) Veritas File System
9 7 (1.25%) vSphere
10 4 (0.72%) Firmware
10 4 (0.72%) GlusterFS
10 4 (0.72%) XenApp
10 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.54%) Postfix
11 3 (0.54%) SRDF
11 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.36%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 46 (8.24%) Ansible
2 19 (3.41%) SCCM
3 18 (3.23%) Terraform
4 17 (3.05%) Puppet
5 13 (2.33%) Tivoli
6 11 (1.97%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.97%) NetBackup
7 10 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
7 10 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 9 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (1.61%) Netcool
9 6 (1.08%) BladeLogic
9 6 (1.08%) Control-M
9 6 (1.08%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.90%) QRadar
10 5 (0.90%) SCOM
10 5 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.72%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 108 (19.35%) Microsoft
2 68 (12.19%) Oracle
3 58 (10.39%) VMware
4 55 (9.86%) Red Hat
5 43 (7.71%) Salesforce.com
6 30 (5.38%) Cisco
7 28 (5.02%) IBM
8 25 (4.48%) ServiceNow
9 21 (3.76%) SAP
10 19 (3.41%) Citrix
11 18 (3.23%) EMC
11 18 (3.23%) Splunk
11 18 (3.23%) Veritas
12 17 (3.05%) HP
13 16 (2.87%) SaltStack
14 15 (2.69%) Dell
14 15 (2.69%) Remedy
15 12 (2.15%) BMC
16 10 (1.79%) Cloudera
17 8 (1.43%) NetApp