Period
to 29 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 29 October 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
29 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 169 162 173
Rank change year-on-year -7 +11 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 475 1,348 1,550
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.70% 1.74% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.84% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 798 982
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £139 £174 £155
90th Percentile £550 £528 £538
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 67 95
Median hourly rate £35.00 £13.00 £14.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +169.23% -11.47% -13.26%
10th Percentile £12.56 £10.10 £10.03
90th Percentile £62.50 £42.00 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £14.84
% change year-on-year +69.23% -12.41% -13.96%

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 25,883 73,065 89,698
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.59% 94.07% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,634 48,595 59,878
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £263 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £468 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,022 2,549 2,816
Median hourly rate £27.75 £19.64 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.27% +6.16% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11% -3.73%

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 29 October 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 29 October 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 29 October 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 +9 186 £424 +5.94% 45
South East +37 79 £375 -2.91% 21
North of England +5 74 £375 -6.25% 39
South West +23 56 £460 +2.22% 15
North West +22 55 £375 -14.29% 25
Midlands +30 30 £413 +22.22% 18
East of England +41 29 £359 -4.33% 23
West Midlands +22 23 £500 +42.86% 9
Yorkshire 0 17 £275 -26.67% 11
East Midlands +40 7 £300 +4.35% 9
North East +30 1 £400 -20.00% 3
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 October 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.

1 127 (26.74%) Linux
2 115 (24.21%) Windows
3 110 (23.16%) Security Cleared
4 109 (22.95%) SQL
5 85 (17.89%) SC Cleared
6 82 (17.26%) Oracle
7 81 (17.05%) Microsoft
8 70 (14.74%) Azure
9 68 (14.32%) DevOps
10 64 (13.47%) SQL Server
11 63 (13.26%) Python
12 57 (12.00%) SharePoint
13 56 (11.79%) PowerShell
14 55 (11.58%) Migration
15 54 (11.37%) Finance
16 51 (10.74%) Active Directory
17 47 (9.89%) VMware
18 44 (9.26%) Unix
19 42 (8.84%) JIRA
20 41 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
20 41 (8.63%) Windows Server
20 41 (8.63%) Docker
21 40 (8.42%) AWS
22 39 (8.21%) Perl
23 38 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
23 38 (8.00%) Office 365
23 38 (8.00%) Ansible
24 35 (7.37%) Oracle Database
24 35 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
24 35 (7.37%) Red Hat

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 57 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 34 (7.16%) Confluence
3 16 (3.37%) Apache
4 11 (2.32%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.89%) SAS
7 8 (1.68%) IIS
7 8 (1.68%) MS Exchange
8 7 (1.47%) JBoss
8 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.84%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.63%) nginx
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.42%) CMS
12 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 41 (8.63%) Microsoft Office
2 38 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.84%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.21%) Stata
6 1 (0.21%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 4 (0.84%) Oracle Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Primavera
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.42%) Bloomberg AIM
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.42%) iTrent
3 2 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.21%) assyst
4 1 (0.21%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Movex
4 1 (0.21%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.21%) StreamServe
4 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 70 (14.74%) Azure
2 40 (8.42%) AWS
3 38 (8.00%) Office 365
4 12 (2.53%) Dynamics 365
5 11 (2.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (2.11%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.89%) GCP
7 9 (1.89%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.89%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.26%) Yammer
9 5 (1.05%) GitHub
9 5 (1.05%) SaaS
9 5 (1.05%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.63%) Azure Machine Learning
10 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.63%) NuGet
10 3 (0.63%) PowerApps
10 3 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 3 (0.63%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.84%) DNS
2 17 (3.58%) DHCP
2 17 (3.58%) Firewall
3 9 (1.89%) SSH
4 8 (1.68%) HTTP
4 8 (1.68%) SAN
4 8 (1.68%) Skype
4 8 (1.68%) WAN
5 7 (1.47%) Internet
5 7 (1.47%) LAN
5 7 (1.47%) SMTP
5 7 (1.47%) VSAN
6 6 (1.26%) Intranet
6 6 (1.26%) iSCSI
6 6 (1.26%) VPN
7 5 (1.05%) FTP
7 5 (1.05%) Kerberos
7 5 (1.05%) SSL
8 4 (0.84%) NAS
8 4 (0.84%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (13.47%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.37%) Oracle Database
3 32 (6.74%) Hadoop
4 26 (5.47%) MySQL
5 22 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (4.21%) Big Data
7 16 (3.37%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.32%) DB2
9 11 (2.32%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.47%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.47%) MS Access
11 7 (1.47%) Tableau
12 6 (1.26%) Apache Accumulo
12 6 (1.26%) MariaDB
12 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (1.26%) Qlik Sense
12 6 (1.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (8.84%) JIRA
2 27 (5.68%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.84%) Bitbucket
4 22 (4.63%) GitLab
5 15 (3.16%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (2.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (2.53%) Git (software)
8 9 (1.89%) Toad
9 6 (1.26%) SonarQube
10 5 (1.05%) CA Release Automation
10 5 (1.05%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.05%) Subversion
11 4 (0.84%) ClearCase
11 4 (0.84%) Maven
11 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
12 3 (0.63%) Ant
12 3 (0.63%) FishEye
12 3 (0.63%) Gradle
13 2 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
14 1 (0.21%) HP UFT
General
1 54 (11.37%) Finance
2 27 (5.68%) Public Sector
3 21 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.37%) Banking
5 13 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.53%) Marketing
7 10 (2.11%) Retail
8 9 (1.89%) Electronics
9 8 (1.68%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.26%) Billing
10 6 (1.26%) Front Office
10 6 (1.26%) Mandarin Language
11 5 (1.05%) Police
12 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.63%) Advertising
13 3 (0.63%) French Language
13 3 (0.63%) Law
13 3 (0.63%) Military
13 3 (0.63%) Publishing
14 2 (0.42%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.53%) .NET
2 22 (4.63%) ASP.NET
3 19 (4.00%) Web Services
4 16 (3.37%) Middleware
5 14 (2.95%) Kafka
6 10 (2.11%) LDAP
7 9 (1.89%) HTML
8 7 (1.47%) J2EE
9 6 (1.26%) Apache NiFi
9 6 (1.26%) JSON
10 5 (1.05%) CSS
10 5 (1.05%) Java EE
10 5 (1.05%) Struts
10 5 (1.05%) XML
11 3 (0.63%) jQuery
11 3 (0.63%) ODBC
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (0.63%) REST
11 3 (0.63%) SAP Basis
12 2 (0.42%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.47%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (3.79%) Management Information System
3 14 (2.95%) Clustering
4 12 (2.53%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.11%) NHS
5 10 (2.11%) Replication
6 9 (1.89%) PKI
7 8 (1.68%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.47%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.05%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.63%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.63%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.42%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.42%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.42%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 127 (26.74%) Linux
2 115 (24.21%) Windows
3 44 (9.26%) Unix
4 41 (8.63%) Windows Server
5 30 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (2.74%) CentOS
7 10 (2.11%) AIX
8 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.68%) Solaris
9 8 (1.68%) Windows Server 2016
10 7 (1.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 5 (1.05%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (0.84%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.84%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.84%) zOS
13 3 (0.63%) Debian
14 2 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.42%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.42%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (14.32%) DevOps
2 55 (11.58%) Migration
3 35 (7.37%) Business Intelligence
4 31 (6.53%) ITIL
5 30 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
6 28 (5.89%) Service Management
7 27 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (5.47%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (4.84%) Asset Management
11 22 (4.63%) Configuration Management
11 22 (4.63%) ETL
11 22 (4.63%) High Availability
12 21 (4.42%) Change Management
13 17 (3.58%) Analytics
13 17 (3.58%) Open Source
14 15 (3.16%) Cybersecurity
14 15 (3.16%) Incident Management
15 14 (2.95%) Workflow
16 13 (2.74%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (22.95%) SQL
2 63 (13.26%) Python
3 56 (11.79%) PowerShell
4 39 (8.21%) Perl
5 30 (6.32%) Bash Shell
5 30 (6.32%) Shell Script
6 29 (6.11%) Java
7 25 (5.26%) C#
8 9 (1.89%) C
9 8 (1.68%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.68%) Ruby
10 6 (1.26%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.84%) C-shell
11 4 (0.84%) PHP
11 4 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 4 (0.84%) VBScript
12 3 (0.63%) Apex Code
12 3 (0.63%) Groovy
13 2 (0.42%) C++
13 2 (0.42%) Korn
Qualifications
1 110 (23.16%) Security Cleared
2 85 (17.89%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.21%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.16%) Degree
5 8 (1.68%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.47%) CCA
7 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.42%) CCNP
8 2 (0.42%) CISA
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.42%) CISM
8 2 (0.42%) CISMP
8 2 (0.42%) CISSP
8 2 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.42%) RHCE
9 1 (0.21%) ACCA
9 1 (0.21%) CIMA
9 1 (0.21%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.21%) LPIC
9 1 (0.21%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.84%) SLA
2 12 (2.53%) Data Quality
3 6 (1.26%) QA
4 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.05%) PMO
5 4 (0.84%) GDPR
6 3 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 41 (8.63%) Docker
3 30 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.16%) vSphere
5 14 (2.95%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 7 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.26%) VMware NSX
8 6 (1.26%) XenApp
9 5 (1.05%) NFS
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (0.63%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.42%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.21%) GlusterFS
13 1 (0.21%) HDFS
13 1 (0.21%) Postfix
13 1 (0.21%) RHEV
13 1 (0.21%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 38 (8.00%) Ansible
2 27 (5.68%) Puppet
3 24 (5.05%) Kubernetes
4 23 (4.84%) Terraform
5 11 (2.32%) SCCM
6 9 (1.89%) Data Guard
7 8 (1.68%) Packer
8 6 (1.26%) Oracle RMAN
8 6 (1.26%) vRealize
9 5 (1.05%) HAProxy
9 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
9 5 (1.05%) SCOM
9 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.05%) WMI
10 4 (0.84%) logstash
10 4 (0.84%) Tivoli
10 4 (0.84%) vCenter Server
11 3 (0.63%) Control-M
11 3 (0.63%) Nagios
11 3 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 82 (17.26%) Oracle
2 81 (17.05%) Microsoft
3 47 (9.89%) VMware
4 35 (7.37%) Red Hat
5 29 (6.11%) IBM
6 28 (5.89%) Atlassian
7 27 (5.68%) Cloudera
8 24 (5.05%) SAP
9 20 (4.21%) Salesforce.com
10 16 (3.37%) Cisco
10 16 (3.37%) Hortonworks
10 16 (3.37%) HP
11 12 (2.53%) Citrix
11 12 (2.53%) Remedy
12 11 (2.32%) Informatica
13 10 (2.11%) CA
13 10 (2.11%) EMC
14 9 (1.89%) Dell
14 9 (1.89%) Google
14 9 (1.89%) Sybase