Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 167 131
Rank change year-on-year +11 -36 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,329 1,569 1,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.75% 1.65% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.74% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 968 1,098
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
10th Percentile £163 £164 £162
90th Percentile £526 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -4.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 101 112
England median hourly rate £13.00 £14.69 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.47% -13.26% +18.45%
10th Percentile £10.16 £9.63 £9.37
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.00 £42.25
UK median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% -14.71% +21.06%

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 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +27 500 £400 +1.91% 198
South East +7 267 £385 - 112
North of England +44 242 £400 +6.67% 123
South West +18 150 £450 +20.00% 78
North West +48 138 £450 +28.57% 66
Yorkshire +24 101 £375 - 42
Midlands -4 92 £350 -4.11% 82
West Midlands +32 74 £350 -2.78% 50
East of England -14 73 £368 -10.64% 72
East Midlands -22 18 £363 -6.45% 32
North East +8 3 £500 +33.33% 15
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 314 (23.63%) Linux
2 274 (20.62%) Windows
3 250 (18.81%) Microsoft
4 191 (14.37%) SQL
5 187 (14.07%) Finance
6 174 (13.09%) Migration
7 162 (12.19%) Oracle
8 152 (11.44%) Active Directory
9 148 (11.14%) Azure
10 147 (11.06%) Salesforce.com
11 144 (10.84%) Unix
12 143 (10.76%) VMware
13 140 (10.53%) Security Cleared
14 132 (9.93%) Office 365
15 129 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
16 127 (9.56%) PowerShell
17 117 (8.80%) Windows Server
18 116 (8.73%) SQL Server
19 111 (8.35%) AWS
20 106 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
21 104 (7.83%) Python
22 98 (7.37%) ITIL
23 94 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
24 93 (7.00%) Red Hat
25 92 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
25 92 (6.92%) DevOps
25 92 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 89 (6.70%) SharePoint
27 88 (6.62%) Firewall
28 85 (6.40%) Microsoft Office

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 89 (6.70%) SharePoint
2 42 (3.16%) Apache
3 33 (2.48%) SAS
4 29 (2.18%) MS Exchange
5 28 (2.11%) Confluence
6 27 (2.03%) WebSphere
7 26 (1.96%) IIS
8 19 (1.43%) JBoss
9 16 (1.20%) Apache Spark
9 16 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 15 (1.13%) WebLogic
11 12 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
12 11 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (0.83%) Skype for Business
13 10 (0.75%) CMS
14 8 (0.60%) FileNet
15 7 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.53%) nginx
15 7 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 7 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 106 (7.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 85 (6.40%) Microsoft Office
3 28 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
6 7 (0.53%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.38%) Windchill
8 3 (0.23%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.075%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.075%) Sketch
10 1 (0.075%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 24 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.13%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.53%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.45%) Oracle Payables
5 5 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.30%) Infor SunSystems
6 4 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.23%) CA PPM
7 3 (0.23%) Eloqua
7 3 (0.23%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 2 (0.15%) ContrOCC
8 2 (0.15%) Magento
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.15%) Teamcenter
8 2 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.075%) JDE OneWorld
9 1 (0.075%) SAP CS
Cloud Services
1 148 (11.14%) Azure
2 132 (9.93%) Office 365
3 111 (8.35%) AWS
4 35 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.26%) GCP
6 28 (2.11%) Power Platform
7 27 (2.03%) OpenShift
8 24 (1.81%) GitHub
9 23 (1.73%) Dynamics 365
9 23 (1.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 16 (1.20%) PaaS
11 14 (1.05%) G Suite
12 13 (0.98%) IaaS
12 13 (0.98%) OneDrive
13 11 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
13 11 (0.83%) Amazon S3
14 8 (0.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
15 6 (0.45%) Amazon Kinesis
15 6 (0.45%) SaaS
16 5 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 88 (6.62%) Firewall
2 84 (6.32%) DNS
3 48 (3.61%) DHCP
4 43 (3.24%) VPN
5 39 (2.93%) SAN
6 29 (2.18%) TCP/IP
7 19 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
7 19 (1.43%) NAS
8 18 (1.35%) SSL
9 17 (1.28%) SSH
10 16 (1.20%) Ethernet
11 15 (1.13%) Internet
12 14 (1.05%) HTTP
12 14 (1.05%) Kerberos
13 13 (0.98%) Intranet
13 13 (0.98%) OSPF
13 13 (0.98%) Wireshark
14 12 (0.90%) IPv4
14 12 (0.90%) iSCSI
14 12 (0.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (8.73%) SQL Server
2 83 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 65 (4.89%) Big Data
4 60 (4.51%) Oracle Database
5 58 (4.36%) MySQL
6 35 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
7 31 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 29 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
9 27 (2.03%) MongoDB
10 26 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 25 (1.88%) Power BI
12 20 (1.50%) DB2
13 19 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
15 16 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 16 (1.20%) Apache Hive
15 16 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
15 16 (1.20%) Relational Database
16 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
17 13 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (5.57%) Jenkins
2 52 (3.91%) JIRA
3 43 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 27 (2.03%) GitLab
5 17 (1.28%) Gerrit
6 14 (1.05%) Bitbucket
7 8 (0.60%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.45%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
9 4 (0.30%) SonarQube
9 4 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.23%) ClearCase
10 3 (0.23%) Subversion
11 2 (0.15%) Hudson
11 2 (0.15%) StarTeam
11 2 (0.15%) Travis CI
12 1 (0.075%) CA Release Automation
12 1 (0.075%) CircleCI
12 1 (0.075%) GoCD
12 1 (0.075%) TeamCity
General
1 187 (14.07%) Finance
2 67 (5.04%) Banking
3 47 (3.54%) Marketing
4 39 (2.93%) Public Sector
5 36 (2.71%) Retail
6 27 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.28%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.83%) Legal
9 10 (0.75%) Advertising
10 9 (0.68%) Games
10 9 (0.68%) German Language
10 9 (0.68%) Investment Banking
10 9 (0.68%) Law
10 9 (0.68%) Russian Language
11 8 (0.60%) Automotive
11 8 (0.60%) Billing
12 6 (0.45%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.30%) Electronics
13 4 (0.30%) International Banking
13 4 (0.30%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (4.06%) Web Services
2 41 (3.09%) Middleware
3 36 (2.71%) LDAP
4 21 (1.58%) Kafka
5 20 (1.50%) .NET
6 19 (1.43%) HTML
7 18 (1.35%) CSS
7 18 (1.35%) REST
8 15 (1.13%) XML
9 13 (0.98%) JSON
9 13 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
10 11 (0.83%) LAMP
11 10 (0.75%) Java EE
11 10 (0.75%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (0.60%) Spring
14 6 (0.45%) Regular Expression
15 4 (0.30%) JSP
15 4 (0.30%) SOAP
16 3 (0.23%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (4.14%) Clustering
3 50 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 39 (2.93%) Data Centre
5 32 (2.41%) Replication
6 23 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.50%) PKI
8 16 (1.20%) Mainframe
9 14 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
10 11 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 9 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
11 9 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.68%) FMCG
12 7 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.45%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.30%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.30%) EMC Centera
14 4 (0.30%) User Experience
15 3 (0.23%) NHS
15 3 (0.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 314 (23.63%) Linux
2 274 (20.62%) Windows
3 144 (10.84%) Unix
4 117 (8.80%) Windows Server
5 92 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (2.93%) CentOS
6 39 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 31 (2.33%) Solaris
9 29 (2.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (1.96%) AIX
11 20 (1.50%) Ubuntu
12 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 10 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
12 10 (0.75%) VMS
13 9 (0.68%) Debian
14 8 (0.60%) Mac OS
14 8 (0.60%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.53%) zOS
16 6 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (13.09%) Migration
2 129 (9.71%) Problem-Solving
3 98 (7.37%) ITIL
4 92 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
4 92 (6.92%) DevOps
5 83 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 79 (5.94%) Change Management
7 73 (5.49%) CRM
8 64 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
9 59 (4.44%) Analytics
10 52 (3.91%) Business Intelligence
11 51 (3.84%) High Availability
12 45 (3.39%) Project Management
12 45 (3.39%) Workflow
13 43 (3.24%) Configuration Management
14 39 (2.93%) Data Management
14 39 (2.93%) Project Delivery
15 36 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
15 36 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
16 32 (2.41%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 191 (14.37%) SQL
2 127 (9.56%) PowerShell
3 104 (7.83%) Python
4 78 (5.87%) Java
5 69 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 62 (4.67%) Bash Shell
7 39 (2.93%) Perl
8 22 (1.66%) JavaScript
9 19 (1.43%) PL/SQL
9 19 (1.43%) T-SQL
10 17 (1.28%) Ruby
11 14 (1.05%) PHP
11 14 (1.05%) VB
12 11 (0.83%) C
13 9 (0.68%) Scala
14 8 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 7 (0.53%) Go
16 6 (0.45%) C#
16 6 (0.45%) C++
17 5 (0.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 140 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 80 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.39%) Degree
4 36 (2.71%) DV Cleared
5 29 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (1.81%) CCNP
7 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.05%) JNCIP
9 11 (0.83%) CCA
9 11 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.68%) CCNA
11 6 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.45%) MCSE
12 5 (0.38%) MCITP
12 5 (0.38%) SAS Certification
13 4 (0.30%) CCENT
13 4 (0.30%) MCSA
14 3 (0.23%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.23%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.23%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.88%) Data Quality
1 25 (1.88%) SLA
2 24 (1.81%) PMO
3 14 (1.05%) QA
3 14 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 12 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.83%) COBIT
6 10 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.53%) GDPR
8 1 (0.075%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.075%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.075%) PSD2
System Software
1 152 (11.44%) Active Directory
2 77 (5.79%) Docker
3 63 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 30 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (2.18%) vSphere
8 22 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (1.20%) NFS
10 15 (1.13%) XenApp
11 14 (1.05%) HDFS
12 13 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.98%) XenDesktop
13 12 (0.90%) Firmware
14 9 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 9 (0.68%) VMware NSX
15 7 (0.53%) Virtual Servers
15 7 (0.53%) VMFS
16 6 (0.45%) VirtualBox
17 4 (0.30%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 79 (5.94%) Ansible
2 49 (3.69%) SCCM
3 47 (3.54%) Puppet
4 35 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 34 (2.56%) Terraform
6 27 (2.03%) Nagios
7 24 (1.81%) NetBackup
8 22 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
9 21 (1.58%) vCenter Server
10 17 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
11 16 (1.20%) Packer
11 16 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
11 16 (1.20%) WSUS
12 14 (1.05%) Data Guard
13 12 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
14 11 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
14 11 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
15 10 (0.75%) SCVMM
16 9 (0.68%) Hadoop YARN
16 9 (0.68%) SCOM
Vendors
1 250 (18.81%) Microsoft
2 162 (12.19%) Oracle
3 147 (11.06%) Salesforce.com
4 143 (10.76%) VMware
5 93 (7.00%) Red Hat
6 64 (4.82%) Cisco
7 55 (4.14%) IBM
8 41 (3.09%) Citrix
9 34 (2.56%) Google
10 32 (2.41%) Veritas
11 28 (2.11%) HP
12 27 (2.03%) Cloudera
13 25 (1.88%) SAP
14 24 (1.81%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.66%) EMC
16 21 (1.58%) Juniper
17 20 (1.50%) Dell
17 20 (1.50%) ServiceNow
18 19 (1.43%) Hortonworks
18 19 (1.43%) Veeam