Period
to 25 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 201 153 182
Rank change year-on-year -48 +29 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 449 1,138 1,505
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.30% 1.75% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.86% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 670 986
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £158 £156 £174
90th Percentile £550 £528 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 68 83
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.88 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.90% -4.28% -9.41%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.64 £9.53
90th Percentile £28.16 £42.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £13.88 £14.50
% change year-on-year +15.32% -4.29% -12.14%

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 32,064 61,096 86,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.48% 93.84% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,027 41,350 58,839
Median daily rate £475 £463 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -0.54% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £275
90th Percentile £656 £650 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,169 2,206 2,486
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £23.47 £18.00 £17.68
% change year-on-year +30.39% +1.81% -1.78%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -52 173 £424 +5.94% 72
South East +14 85 £368 -5.16% 40
North of England -10 68 £300 -25.00% 42
North West -1 43 £260 -43.78% 31
South West +28 40 £425 -5.56% 24
Midlands +6 29 £313 -15.54% 40
East of England +12 25 £375 - 27
Yorkshire -12 22 £319 -15.00% 7
West Midlands +1 16 £413 +17.86% 21
East Midlands +34 13 £275 -31.25% 18
North East +36 3 £463 +120.24% 4
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 110 (24.50%) Linux
2 88 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 84 (18.71%) Windows
4 73 (16.26%) SQL
5 71 (15.81%) Security Cleared
6 65 (14.48%) Azure
6 65 (14.48%) Oracle
7 61 (13.59%) Python
8 60 (13.36%) Finance
9 58 (12.92%) SC Cleared
10 54 (12.03%) VMware
11 51 (11.36%) Active Directory
12 42 (9.35%) Migration
12 42 (9.35%) AWS
13 41 (9.13%) SQL Server
14 39 (8.69%) SharePoint
14 39 (8.69%) Red Hat
15 38 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
15 38 (8.46%) ITIL
16 37 (8.24%) DevOps
17 36 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
18 34 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
18 34 (7.57%) Unix
18 34 (7.57%) Windows Server
18 34 (7.57%) Ansible
19 32 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
19 32 (7.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 31 (6.90%) PowerShell
21 30 (6.68%) Perl
21 30 (6.68%) DNS

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 39 (8.69%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.45%) Tomcat
3 10 (2.23%) Apache
3 10 (2.23%) JBoss
4 9 (2.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.56%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.34%) IIS
6 6 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.89%) Confluence
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.89%) Oracle Workflow
7 4 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.67%) nginx
8 3 (0.67%) SAS
8 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.45%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.45%) Jupyter
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 38 (8.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 32 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
3 13 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (2.00%) Spreadsheet
5 8 (1.78%) InfoPath
6 6 (1.34%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.22%) Stata
8 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.78%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.45%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.45%) iTrent
3 2 (0.45%) Magento
3 2 (0.45%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.45%) Primavera
3 2 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.45%) SAP MDG
4 1 (0.22%) Changepoint
4 1 (0.22%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.22%) Movex
4 1 (0.22%) OPENHousing
4 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Shopify
4 1 (0.22%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.22%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.22%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.48%) Azure
2 42 (9.35%) AWS
3 30 (6.68%) Office 365
4 19 (4.23%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.67%) OneDrive
6 10 (2.23%) Power Platform
7 9 (2.00%) Dynamics 365
8 8 (1.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 7 (1.56%) GCP
9 7 (1.56%) Serverless
10 6 (1.34%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.34%) GitHub
10 6 (1.34%) SaaS
11 5 (1.11%) PaaS
12 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.89%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (0.89%) IaaS
12 4 (0.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 3 (0.67%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.68%) DNS
2 17 (3.79%) DHCP
3 16 (3.56%) SAN
4 13 (2.90%) Firewall
4 13 (2.90%) WAN
5 12 (2.67%) LAN
6 11 (2.45%) FTP
6 11 (2.45%) HTTP
7 10 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (2.00%) SMTP
8 9 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 9 (2.00%) VSAN
9 8 (1.78%) NAS
9 8 (1.78%) SSH
10 7 (1.56%) iSCSI
10 7 (1.56%) SSL
11 6 (1.34%) Kerberos
11 6 (1.34%) VPN
12 5 (1.11%) Network Security
12 5 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.46%) Oracle Database
3 19 (4.23%) Hadoop
3 19 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
4 18 (4.01%) MySQL
5 14 (3.12%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.67%) Oracle Reports
7 11 (2.45%) Big Data
8 10 (2.23%) Oracle Database 12c
8 10 (2.23%) Tableau
9 9 (2.00%) Relational Database
9 9 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
10 7 (1.56%) MS Access
10 7 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (1.34%) Amazon Aurora
11 6 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.34%) Power BI
11 6 (1.34%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.01%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.12%) JIRA
3 12 (2.67%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.67%) GitLab
4 5 (1.11%) Toad
5 3 (0.67%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.67%) Postman
6 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
6 2 (0.45%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.45%) Gerrit
6 2 (0.45%) MSI
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.45%) RStudio
7 1 (0.22%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.22%) JMeter
7 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.22%) Maven
7 1 (0.22%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 60 (13.36%) Finance
2 30 (6.68%) Public Sector
3 25 (5.57%) Banking
4 20 (4.45%) Telecoms
5 16 (3.56%) Marketing
6 11 (2.45%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.00%) Electronics
8 7 (1.56%) Mandarin Language
9 6 (1.34%) Local Government
9 6 (1.34%) Retail
10 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.89%) Law
12 3 (0.67%) French Language
12 3 (0.67%) Front Office
12 3 (0.67%) Publishing
13 2 (0.45%) Advertising
13 2 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.45%) German Language
14 1 (0.22%) International Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.23%) LDAP
2 8 (1.78%) Middleware
2 8 (1.78%) Web Services
3 7 (1.56%) JSON
4 6 (1.34%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (1.34%) XML
5 5 (1.11%) .NET
5 5 (1.11%) Kafka
6 4 (0.89%) HTML
6 4 (0.89%) J2EE
6 4 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 4 (0.89%) REST
6 4 (0.89%) YAML
7 3 (0.67%) CSS
7 3 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.67%) SAP Basis
7 3 (0.67%) Sensu
8 2 (0.45%) Anaconda
8 2 (0.45%) LAMP
8 2 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (4.01%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.12%) Clustering
2 14 (3.12%) Data Centre
3 12 (2.67%) NHS
4 10 (2.23%) Replication
5 8 (1.78%) Public Cloud
6 4 (0.89%) Data Structures
6 4 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (0.89%) Mainframe
7 3 (0.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.67%) CMDB
7 3 (0.67%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.45%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.45%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.45%) Fixed Income
8 2 (0.45%) IPTV
8 2 (0.45%) Video\Live Streaming
8 2 (0.45%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 110 (24.50%) Linux
2 84 (18.71%) Windows
3 34 (7.57%) Unix
3 34 (7.57%) Windows Server
4 32 (7.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (3.56%) CentOS
6 14 (3.12%) AIX
6 14 (3.12%) Solaris
7 9 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.78%) Windows Server 2019
9 7 (1.56%) Windows 10
9 7 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.67%) SUSE
11 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.67%) zOS
12 2 (0.45%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (9.35%) Migration
2 38 (8.46%) ITIL
3 37 (8.24%) DevOps
4 36 (8.02%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
5 29 (6.46%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (5.35%) Performance Tuning
7 23 (5.12%) Change Management
7 23 (5.12%) Workflow
8 22 (4.90%) Service Management
9 21 (4.68%) ITSM
10 19 (4.23%) Configuration Management
10 19 (4.23%) High Availability
11 18 (4.01%) Data Modelling
12 14 (3.12%) Analytics
13 13 (2.90%) ETL
14 11 (2.45%) Asset Management
14 11 (2.45%) Information Security
14 11 (2.45%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 73 (16.26%) SQL
2 61 (13.59%) Python
3 31 (6.90%) PowerShell
4 30 (6.68%) Perl
5 24 (5.35%) Shell Script
6 20 (4.45%) Bash Shell
7 14 (3.12%) Java
8 13 (2.90%) Ruby
9 8 (1.78%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.56%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.34%) Go
12 5 (1.11%) JavaScript
12 5 (1.11%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.89%) C
13 4 (0.89%) VBScript
14 3 (0.67%) C#
14 3 (0.67%) Groovy
14 3 (0.67%) Korn
14 3 (0.67%) PHP
14 3 (0.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 71 (15.81%) Security Cleared
2 58 (12.92%) SC Cleared
3 11 (2.45%) Degree
4 7 (1.56%) DV Cleared
4 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.11%) CCA
5 5 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.11%) MCSA
6 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.67%) CCNP
6 3 (0.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.45%) CISA
7 2 (0.45%) CISM
7 2 (0.45%) CISMP
7 2 (0.45%) CISSP
7 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.45%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.45%) RHCE
8 1 (0.22%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (5.57%) SLA
2 15 (3.34%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.56%) PMO
5 5 (1.11%) GDPR
6 4 (0.89%) QA
7 3 (0.67%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.22%) PMBOK
System Software
1 51 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 34 (7.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.45%) Docker
4 16 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
5 15 (3.34%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (3.34%) vSphere
6 12 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (2.23%) NFS
8 7 (1.56%) Hyper-V
9 6 (1.34%) Firmware
9 6 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.34%) VMware Server
10 3 (0.67%) GlusterFS
10 3 (0.67%) Postfix
10 3 (0.67%) UAG
10 3 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (0.67%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.45%) GPFS
11 2 (0.45%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.45%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 34 (7.57%) Ansible
2 28 (6.24%) Terraform
3 24 (5.35%) Puppet
4 20 (4.45%) Kubernetes
5 11 (2.45%) SCCM
6 10 (2.23%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 9 (2.00%) vCenter Server
8 8 (1.78%) Nagios
8 8 (1.78%) Tivoli
9 7 (1.56%) Packer
10 6 (1.34%) BladeLogic
11 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
11 5 (1.11%) Red Hat Satellite
11 5 (1.11%) SCOM
12 4 (0.89%) Data Guard
12 4 (0.89%) HAProxy
12 4 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (0.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 88 (19.60%) Microsoft
2 65 (14.48%) Oracle
3 54 (12.03%) VMware
4 39 (8.69%) Red Hat
5 30 (6.68%) Salesforce.com
6 25 (5.57%) IBM
7 23 (5.12%) HP
8 22 (4.90%) Cisco
9 19 (4.23%) Cloudera
10 18 (4.01%) SAP
11 16 (3.56%) ServiceNow
12 12 (2.67%) Hortonworks
13 11 (2.45%) Citrix
13 11 (2.45%) Dell
14 9 (2.00%) Veritas
15 8 (1.78%) BMC
15 8 (1.78%) EMC
16 7 (1.56%) Google
16 7 (1.56%) Splunk
17 6 (1.34%) Capita