Period
to 4 June 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 180 166
Rank change year-on-year -4 -14 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 572 1,336 1,552
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.42% 1.63% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.52% 1.72% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 852 977
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.81%
10th Percentile £165 £200 £150
90th Percentile £564 £575 £525
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 61 97
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.55 £9.00 £10.01
90th Percentile £27.00 £37.50 £48.60
UK median hourly rate £14.81 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.88% -13.33% +5.26%

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 37,675 77,701 86,884
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.57% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,065 51,533 57,433
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £258 £280 £275
90th Percentile £665 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £473 £470 £450
% change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,489 2,435 2,730
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +4.28% -1.22%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.35 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.54 £19.03 £18.09
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.23% -3.98%

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 2020.

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 4 June 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 -14 211 £398 -3.64% 44
South East +23 117 £400 +1.59% 29
North of England +28 85 £425 +18.06% 26
South West -15 67 £481 +9.89% 19
North West +42 61 £450 +33.09% 17
Midlands +27 48 £400 +18.52% 12
East of England +6 37 £325 -13.33% 15
West Midlands +43 35 £405 +24.62% 9
Yorkshire +23 22 £400 +6.67% 8
East Midlands +8 11 £380 -6.75% 3
North East +11 3 £650 +78.08% 1
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 135 (23.60%) Linux
2 122 (21.33%) Windows
3 109 (19.06%) Security Cleared
4 102 (17.83%) Microsoft
5 83 (14.51%) Oracle
6 79 (13.81%) SQL
7 76 (13.29%) SC Cleared
8 74 (12.94%) Migration
9 73 (12.76%) Unix
10 71 (12.41%) Active Directory
11 69 (12.06%) VMware
12 68 (11.89%) Finance
13 65 (11.36%) Azure
13 65 (11.36%) DevOps
14 64 (11.19%) Office 365
14 64 (11.19%) ITIL
15 60 (10.49%) SQL Server
15 60 (10.49%) Red Hat
16 58 (10.14%) Windows Server
17 54 (9.44%) Python
17 54 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
18 51 (8.92%) PowerShell
19 50 (8.74%) SharePoint
20 48 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
20 48 (8.39%) Oracle Database
21 47 (8.22%) Ansible
22 45 (7.87%) Bash Shell
23 43 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
23 43 (7.52%) AWS
24 42 (7.34%) Perl

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 50 (8.74%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.59%) Confluence
3 21 (3.67%) IIS
4 12 (2.10%) Apache
5 9 (1.57%) Tomcat
6 8 (1.40%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.22%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (1.05%) WebLogic
9 5 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 5 (0.87%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.70%) CMS
10 4 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.52%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.52%) Documentum
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.35%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 54 (9.44%) Microsoft Excel
2 40 (6.99%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.87%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.70%) PTC Creo
5 4 (0.70%) Windchill
6 3 (0.52%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.05%) NetSuite
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.52%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.52%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
5 2 (0.35%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Carpe Diem
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.17%) Elite 3E
6 1 (0.17%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 65 (11.36%) Azure
2 64 (11.19%) Office 365
3 43 (7.52%) AWS
4 8 (1.40%) Power Platform
5 7 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (1.22%) G Suite
5 7 (1.22%) OpenShift
5 7 (1.22%) PaaS
6 6 (1.05%) GCP
6 6 (1.05%) SaaS
7 5 (0.87%) IaaS
8 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.70%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.52%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.52%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.52%) NuGet
9 3 (0.52%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 3 (0.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 2 (0.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 35 (6.12%) Firewall
2 28 (4.90%) DNS
3 22 (3.85%) DHCP
4 15 (2.62%) SAN
5 14 (2.45%) WAN
6 13 (2.27%) Internet
7 12 (2.10%) TCP/IP
8 11 (1.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (1.92%) LAN
9 10 (1.75%) Wireshark
10 9 (1.57%) Intranet
11 8 (1.40%) Ethernet
11 8 (1.40%) SSH
12 7 (1.22%) NAS
12 7 (1.22%) VPN
12 7 (1.22%) Wireless
13 6 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 6 (1.05%) OSPF
14 5 (0.87%) Network Security
14 5 (0.87%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 48 (8.39%) Oracle Database
3 25 (4.37%) Hadoop
4 18 (3.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 17 (2.97%) MySQL
5 17 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (2.27%) Big Data
7 12 (2.10%) Apache Accumulo
8 11 (1.92%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
10 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (1.40%) Power BI
12 7 (1.22%) DB2
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (1.05%) Qlik Sense
13 6 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 37 (6.47%) JIRA
2 32 (5.59%) Jenkins
3 24 (4.20%) Bitbucket
4 16 (2.80%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.57%) GitLab
5 9 (1.57%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.40%) Subversion
7 6 (1.05%) SonarQube
8 5 (0.87%) ClearCase
8 5 (0.87%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.87%) Toad
9 4 (0.70%) Ant
9 4 (0.70%) Maven
9 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.52%) FishEye
10 3 (0.52%) Gradle
11 2 (0.35%) Selenium
11 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 68 (11.89%) Finance
2 21 (3.67%) Banking
2 21 (3.67%) Public Sector
3 15 (2.62%) Retail
4 12 (2.10%) Aerospace
4 12 (2.10%) Marketing
5 11 (1.92%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.75%) Legal
6 10 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 9 (1.57%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.40%) German Language
9 6 (1.05%) Law
10 5 (0.87%) Police
10 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Corporate Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
12 3 (0.52%) Back Office
12 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.52%) Front Office
12 3 (0.52%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.85%) Web Services
2 18 (3.15%) .NET
3 15 (2.62%) Apache NiFi
3 15 (2.62%) Middleware
4 13 (2.27%) HTML
4 13 (2.27%) Kafka
5 12 (2.10%) J2EE
5 12 (2.10%) LDAP
6 10 (1.75%) XML
7 7 (1.22%) CSS
8 5 (0.87%) Java EE
8 5 (0.87%) jQuery
8 5 (0.87%) Struts
9 4 (0.70%) ASP.NET
10 3 (0.52%) EDI
10 3 (0.52%) LAMP
10 3 (0.52%) ODBC
11 2 (0.35%) JDBC
11 2 (0.35%) JSON
11 2 (0.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
2 27 (4.72%) Management Information System
3 19 (3.32%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.80%) PKI
5 14 (2.45%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.27%) Clustering
6 13 (2.27%) LIMS
7 8 (1.40%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.22%) NHS
9 6 (1.05%) CMDB
9 6 (1.05%) Learning Management System
9 6 (1.05%) Replication
10 5 (0.87%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.87%) FMCG
10 5 (0.87%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.87%) Wiki
11 4 (0.70%) EMC VNX
11 4 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 135 (23.60%) Linux
2 122 (21.33%) Windows
3 73 (12.76%) Unix
4 58 (10.14%) Windows Server
5 43 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (4.02%) CentOS
7 21 (3.67%) Windows Server 2016
8 20 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (3.32%) Solaris
10 12 (2.10%) Windows 10
11 11 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (1.92%) Windows XP
12 10 (1.75%) AIX
13 7 (1.22%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.05%) Windows Server 2019
15 5 (0.87%) CatOS
15 5 (0.87%) Debian
16 4 (0.70%) Android
16 4 (0.70%) VMS
16 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (12.94%) Migration
2 65 (11.36%) DevOps
3 64 (11.19%) ITIL
4 48 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 31 (5.42%) High Availability
5 31 (5.42%) Performance Tuning
6 29 (5.07%) Change Management
7 28 (4.90%) Problem-Solving
8 27 (4.72%) Validation
9 26 (4.55%) Scrum
10 21 (3.67%) Business Intelligence
10 21 (3.67%) CRM
11 20 (3.50%) Incident Management
11 20 (3.50%) Open Source
12 19 (3.32%) Configuration Management
12 19 (3.32%) Cybersecurity
13 15 (2.62%) Service Management
13 15 (2.62%) Technical Leadership
14 14 (2.45%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 79 (13.81%) SQL
2 54 (9.44%) Python
3 51 (8.92%) PowerShell
4 45 (7.87%) Bash Shell
5 42 (7.34%) Perl
6 40 (6.99%) Java
7 36 (6.29%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.10%) JavaScript
9 11 (1.92%) C
10 8 (1.40%) C#
10 8 (1.40%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.22%) Korn
12 6 (1.05%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.87%) Ruby
14 4 (0.70%) AWK
14 4 (0.70%) C-shell
14 4 (0.70%) PHP
14 4 (0.70%) Scala
14 4 (0.70%) VBScript
15 3 (0.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 109 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 76 (13.29%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.24%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.45%) Degree
6 12 (2.10%) CCNP
6 12 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.40%) MCSE
8 7 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.22%) MCSA
9 6 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (0.87%) CCNA
11 4 (0.70%) ACCA
11 4 (0.70%) CIMA
11 4 (0.70%) MCITP
11 4 (0.70%) RHCE
12 3 (0.52%) CCA
12 3 (0.52%) CCIE
12 3 (0.52%) JNCIP
12 3 (0.52%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.02%) SLA
2 12 (2.10%) GxP
2 12 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 17025
3 11 (1.92%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.75%) GLP
5 7 (1.22%) PMO
6 5 (0.87%) QA
7 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.35%) GDPR
8 2 (0.35%) HL7
System Software
1 71 (12.41%) Active Directory
2 40 (6.99%) Docker
3 37 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.80%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 12 (2.10%) XenApp
7 8 (1.40%) Oracle RAC
7 8 (1.40%) vSphere
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.70%) NFS
8 4 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.52%) Firmware
9 3 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.52%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.35%) Samba
10 2 (0.35%) Squid
10 2 (0.35%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (8.22%) Ansible
2 30 (5.24%) Puppet
3 26 (4.55%) SCCM
4 17 (2.97%) Terraform
5 13 (2.27%) Kubernetes
6 9 (1.57%) Data Guard
6 9 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 7 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
7 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 7 (1.22%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (1.05%) Nagios
8 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.87%) OpenView
9 5 (0.87%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.70%) Control-M
10 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 4 (0.70%) Packer
10 4 (0.70%) SCDPM
10 4 (0.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 102 (17.83%) Microsoft
2 83 (14.51%) Oracle
3 69 (12.06%) VMware
4 60 (10.49%) Red Hat
5 28 (4.90%) Salesforce.com
6 26 (4.55%) IBM
7 21 (3.67%) SAP
8 19 (3.32%) Cisco
9 17 (2.97%) Citrix
10 16 (2.80%) Informatica
11 14 (2.45%) Remedy
11 14 (2.45%) ServiceNow
12 13 (2.27%) Atlassian
13 12 (2.10%) EMC
13 12 (2.10%) Sybase
14 11 (1.92%) Splunk
15 10 (1.75%) Cloudera
15 10 (1.75%) Google
16 9 (1.57%) NetApp
17 8 (1.40%) Juniper