Period
to 24 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 222 173 179
Rank change year-on-year -49 +6 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 695 532 1,347
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.23% 1.59% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.32% 1.70% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 382 348 827
10th Percentile £139 £163 £186
25th Percentile £213 £280 £296
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £370 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year -12.94% +6.25% +10.34%
75th Percentile £450 £500 £486
90th Percentile £500 £550 £575
UK median daily rate £388 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -8.82% +9.68% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 25 54
10th Percentile £10.07 £11.73 £9.00
25th Percentile £10.56 £12.50 £10.76
Median hourly rate £13.61 £14.49 £12.25
Median % change year-on-year -6.11% +18.29% -13.84%
75th Percentile £18.41 £18.42 £17.27
90th Percentile £28.60 £20.90 £31.38
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.49 £12.50
% change year-on-year -3.38% +15.92% -13.79%

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 52,686 31,219 79,149
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.09% 93.52% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,561 21,117 53,568
10th Percentile £300 £263 £273
25th Percentile £400 £375 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.06% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,718 1,032 2,432
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.09 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £43.00 £42.39 £43.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £52.24
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year - +6.95% +6.86%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -68 266 £400 -3.03% 98
South East -18 127 £269 -32.81% 80
North of England -18 97 £275 -35.29% 73
North West -3 79 £275 -35.29% 40
Midlands -15 63 £288 -42.50% 72
South West -23 57 £425 -11.60% 44
West Midlands -36 42 £313 -37.50% 42
East of England -17 30 £375 +2.04% 38
East Midlands +1 21 £275 -31.25% 30
Yorkshire -19 14 £300 - 26
North East -3 4 £109 -79.24% 7
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 157 (22.59%) Social Skills
2 146 (21.01%) Linux
3 135 (19.42%) Windows
4 118 (16.98%) Microsoft
5 87 (12.52%) Azure
6 86 (12.37%) Security Cleared
7 83 (11.94%) Finance
8 77 (11.08%) Migration
9 73 (10.50%) Active Directory
9 73 (10.50%) Microsoft Excel
9 73 (10.50%) SQL
10 71 (10.22%) Red Hat
11 68 (9.78%) Python
12 66 (9.50%) Oracle
12 66 (9.50%) SC Cleared
13 65 (9.35%) Unix
13 65 (9.35%) Windows Server
14 64 (9.21%) VMware
15 63 (9.06%) ITIL
15 63 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 62 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
16 62 (8.92%) PowerShell
17 60 (8.63%) Ansible
18 56 (8.06%) Microsoft 365
19 54 (7.77%) Salesforce.com
20 53 (7.63%) SharePoint
21 51 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
21 51 (7.34%) DevOps
22 46 (6.62%) SQL Server
23 43 (6.19%) 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 53 (7.63%) SharePoint
2 14 (2.01%) MS Exchange
2 14 (2.01%) WebSphere
3 13 (1.87%) Confluence
4 10 (1.44%) CICS
5 8 (1.15%) SAS
5 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.01%) Apache Spark
7 6 (0.86%) Apache
7 6 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.58%) CMS
9 4 (0.58%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.58%) IBM Domino
9 4 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (0.43%) IIS
10 3 (0.43%) Moodle
10 3 (0.43%) Site Server
Applications
1 73 (10.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 62 (8.92%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (2.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (1.01%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.58%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (1.01%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.43%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.29%) CiviCRM
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.29%) Magento
5 2 (0.29%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.14%) Demantra
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.14%) Sage 50
6 1 (0.14%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SCM
6 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.14%) Shopify
6 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
6 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 87 (12.52%) Azure
2 56 (8.06%) Microsoft 365
3 43 (6.19%) AWS
4 19 (2.73%) Power Platform
5 16 (2.30%) IaaS
5 16 (2.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 15 (2.16%) PaaS
7 13 (1.87%) GitHub
8 11 (1.58%) GCP
8 11 (1.58%) SaaS
8 11 (1.58%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (1.29%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.15%) OpenShift
11 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (1.01%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (0.58%) Azure Storage
13 4 (0.58%) ShareGate
14 3 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
14 3 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 37 (5.32%) DNS
2 36 (5.18%) Firewall
3 35 (5.04%) SAN
4 19 (2.73%) DHCP
5 18 (2.59%) TCP/IP
6 15 (2.16%) Internet
7 14 (2.01%) Kerberos
7 14 (2.01%) SSL
8 11 (1.58%) SMTP
9 8 (1.15%) HTTP
9 8 (1.15%) Skype
10 7 (1.01%) LAN
10 7 (1.01%) NAS
10 7 (1.01%) VPN
11 6 (0.86%) Intranet
12 5 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (0.72%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (0.72%) SSH
12 5 (0.72%) WAN
12 5 (0.72%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (6.62%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.17%) Oracle Database
3 20 (2.88%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.73%) Big Data
5 18 (2.59%) MySQL
6 17 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (1.73%) Power BI
9 11 (1.58%) Data Lake
10 10 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 9 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.15%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.15%) MongoDB
13 7 (1.01%) IDMS
13 7 (1.01%) MariaDB
13 7 (1.01%) Relational Database
13 7 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 6 (0.86%) DB2
14 6 (0.86%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 31 (4.46%) JIRA
2 18 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.73%) Eclipse
3 12 (1.73%) GitLab
4 8 (1.15%) Subversion
5 6 (0.86%) Bitbucket
6 5 (0.72%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
7 4 (0.58%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.29%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.29%) CA Gen
8 2 (0.29%) Emacs
8 2 (0.29%) GDB
8 2 (0.29%) git-flow
8 2 (0.29%) Selenium
8 2 (0.29%) Serena SBM
8 2 (0.29%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.29%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.29%) Toad
General
1 157 (22.59%) Social Skills
2 83 (11.94%) Finance
3 38 (5.47%) Banking
4 34 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.32%) Public Sector
6 22 (3.17%) Organisational Skills
7 16 (2.30%) Documentation Skills
7 16 (2.30%) Telecoms
8 14 (2.01%) Retail
9 13 (1.87%) Marketing
10 8 (1.15%) Billing
11 7 (1.01%) Law
12 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 5 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.72%) Mandarin Language
14 4 (0.58%) Influencing Skills
15 3 (0.43%) Legal
15 3 (0.43%) Publishing
16 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
16 2 (0.29%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.17%) Kafka
2 19 (2.73%) HTML
3 16 (2.30%) LDAP
4 13 (1.87%) Visualforce
4 13 (1.87%) Web Services
5 12 (1.73%) REST
5 12 (1.73%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (1.44%) Middleware
7 8 (1.15%) YAML
8 7 (1.01%) JDBC
8 7 (1.01%) ODBC
9 6 (0.86%) Flash
9 6 (0.86%) Java SE
9 6 (0.86%) SOAP
10 5 (0.72%) CSS
10 5 (0.72%) IBM Integration Bus
10 5 (0.72%) JSP
10 5 (0.72%) Node.js
11 4 (0.58%) LAMP
11 4 (0.58%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (4.32%) Clustering
2 28 (4.03%) Replication
3 23 (3.31%) Management Information System
4 20 (2.88%) NHS
5 16 (2.30%) Data Centre
6 14 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.44%) Data Protection Act
7 10 (1.44%) Mainframe
8 8 (1.15%) User Experience
9 7 (1.01%) PKI
10 6 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (0.72%) Legacy Systems
12 4 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
12 4 (0.58%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.58%) Social Media
13 3 (0.43%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.43%) DataPower
13 3 (0.43%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.43%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.43%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 146 (21.01%) Linux
2 135 (19.42%) Windows
3 65 (9.35%) Unix
3 65 (9.35%) Windows Server
4 63 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (4.75%) CentOS
6 26 (3.74%) Windows 10
6 26 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (3.02%) Solaris
7 21 (3.02%) Windows Server 2016
8 19 (2.73%) zOS
9 14 (2.01%) AIX
9 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (2.01%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (1.58%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (0.72%) SUSE
12 5 (0.72%) VMS
13 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (0.58%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (11.08%) Migration
2 63 (9.06%) ITIL
3 51 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (7.34%) DevOps
4 42 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 41 (5.90%) Performance Tuning
6 39 (5.61%) Problem-Solving
7 38 (5.47%) Change Management
7 38 (5.47%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (5.18%) High Availability
9 30 (4.32%) Workflow
10 27 (3.88%) Project Delivery
11 24 (3.45%) Asset Management
11 24 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 21 (3.02%) CRM
13 20 (2.88%) Configuration Management
14 19 (2.73%) Business Intelligence
14 19 (2.73%) Problem Management
15 18 (2.59%) Project Management
15 18 (2.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (10.50%) SQL
2 68 (9.78%) Python
3 62 (8.92%) PowerShell
4 42 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 28 (4.03%) Perl
6 25 (3.60%) Shell Script
7 23 (3.31%) Java
8 18 (2.59%) PHP
9 13 (1.87%) JavaScript
10 11 (1.58%) PL/SQL
10 11 (1.58%) Ruby
11 10 (1.44%) Apex Code
11 10 (1.44%) AWK
11 10 (1.44%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.29%) REXX
13 7 (1.01%) sed
14 5 (0.72%) Bourne shell
14 5 (0.72%) Korn
14 5 (0.72%) VBScript
15 4 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 86 (12.37%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.50%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.02%) Degree
4 11 (1.58%) RHCE
5 9 (1.29%) DV Cleared
5 9 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.58%) MCITP
8 3 (0.43%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.43%) MCSD
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.43%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.29%) CCA
9 2 (0.29%) CCNA
9 2 (0.29%) CISSP
9 2 (0.29%) ISEB
9 2 (0.29%) MCP
9 2 (0.29%) MCSE
9 2 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.18%) SLA
2 20 (2.88%) PMO
3 15 (2.16%) Data Quality
4 9 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (1.01%) NCSC
5 7 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.86%) QA
7 5 (0.72%) GDPR
8 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.29%) ISO 22301
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.14%) ITGC
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 73 (10.50%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (2.59%) Docker
4 14 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.87%) Hyper-V
6 10 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.15%) iptables
7 8 (1.15%) NFS
7 8 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (0.86%) Veritas File System
8 6 (0.86%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (0.72%) XenApp
10 4 (0.58%) SRDF
10 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.43%) Firmware
11 3 (0.43%) GlusterFS
11 3 (0.43%) HDFS
11 3 (0.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 3 (0.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 60 (8.63%) Ansible
2 25 (3.60%) SCCM
2 25 (3.60%) Terraform
3 23 (3.31%) Puppet
4 16 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (1.73%) Kubernetes
6 11 (1.58%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.44%) Netcool
8 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Satellite
9 8 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (1.15%) NetBackup
10 7 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
10 7 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (0.72%) CA Wily
11 5 (0.72%) Control-M
11 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Intune
11 5 (0.72%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 5 (0.72%) QRadar
11 5 (0.72%) SCOM
11 5 (0.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 118 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 71 (10.22%) Red Hat
3 66 (9.50%) Oracle
4 64 (9.21%) VMware
5 54 (7.77%) Salesforce.com
6 35 (5.04%) IBM
7 32 (4.60%) Cisco
8 25 (3.60%) Dell
8 25 (3.60%) HP
9 23 (3.31%) EMC
10 22 (3.17%) ServiceNow
11 21 (3.02%) SAP
12 19 (2.73%) Citrix
12 19 (2.73%) Cloudera
13 17 (2.45%) Splunk
14 15 (2.16%) Remedy
15 14 (2.01%) SaltStack
16 13 (1.87%) Veritas
17 11 (1.58%) Meraki
18 10 (1.44%) 3PAR