Period
to 28 October 2021

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 October 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
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 240 168 162
Rank change year-on-year -72 -6 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 790 475 1,335
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.70% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.84% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 305 777
10th Percentile £156 £136 £172
25th Percentile £299 £263 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £400
75th Percentile £488 £500 £475
90th Percentile £550 £550 £529
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 13 66
10th Percentile £10.17 £12.00 £10.09
25th Percentile £12.25 £12.63 £10.80
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.25 £12.75
Median % change year-on-year -15.38% +27.45% -12.07%
75th Percentile £18.06 £22.00 £18.56
90th Percentile £39.50 £35.80 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £14.11 £16.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -11.81% +23.08% -10.91%

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 63,903 25,819 72,614
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.45% 92.60% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,118 17,783 49,269
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £408 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £509 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.16% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £613 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,867 841 2,405
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.74 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -11.27% +17.65% +6.86%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.15 £53.75 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%

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 28 October 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 28 October 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 28 October 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 -73 325 £450 +2.86% 117
South East -51 126 £350 -6.67% 73
North of England -70 86 £325 -13.33% 77
Midlands -24 79 £375 -11.76% 61
North West -36 67 £325 -13.33% 40
South West -40 65 £425 -8.41% 42
West Midlands -35 55 £400 -20.00% 40
East of England -36 38 £350 -4.76% 50
East Midlands -23 24 £165 -45.00% 21
Yorkshire -41 16 £325 +30.00% 30
North East -4 3 £109 -72.75% 7
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 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.

1 232 (29.37%) Linux
2 177 (22.41%) Social Skills
3 168 (21.27%) Windows
4 122 (15.44%) Azure
5 117 (14.81%) SQL
6 116 (14.68%) Microsoft
7 100 (12.66%) Python
8 94 (11.90%) VMware
9 92 (11.65%) Migration
10 90 (11.39%) PowerShell
11 88 (11.14%) Active Directory
12 85 (10.76%) DevOps
13 83 (10.51%) Finance
13 83 (10.51%) Red Hat
14 82 (10.38%) Security Cleared
15 81 (10.25%) SharePoint
16 79 (10.00%) Bash Shell
17 76 (9.62%) Unix
18 75 (9.49%) Ansible
19 72 (9.11%) Oracle
20 71 (8.99%) ITIL
21 70 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 69 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
23 68 (8.61%) Salesforce.com
24 67 (8.48%) SC Cleared
25 63 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
26 62 (7.85%) AWS
26 62 (7.85%) Windows Server
27 59 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
27 59 (7.47%) 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 81 (10.25%) SharePoint
2 37 (4.68%) Confluence
3 12 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 10 (1.27%) CMS
4 10 (1.27%) IIS
5 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 8 (1.01%) Apache
6 8 (1.01%) SAS
6 8 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.89%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (0.63%) Apache Spark
9 5 (0.63%) CICS
9 5 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.51%) JBoss
10 4 (0.51%) nginx
10 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.38%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 69 (8.73%) Microsoft Excel
2 48 (6.08%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.51%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.13%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.13%) ProjectWise
6 1 (0.13%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.51%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.38%) Siebel CRM
4 2 (0.25%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 2 (0.25%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.25%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.13%) Finacle
5 1 (0.13%) Magento
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDG
5 1 (0.13%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.13%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 122 (15.44%) Azure
2 63 (7.97%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (7.85%) AWS
4 23 (2.91%) Power Platform
5 22 (2.78%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 15 (1.90%) IaaS
6 15 (1.90%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 14 (1.77%) PaaS
7 14 (1.77%) SaaS
8 13 (1.65%) Azure Active Directory
9 10 (1.27%) GitHub
10 9 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (1.14%) GCP
11 8 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (1.01%) PowerApps
12 7 (0.89%) Google Analytics
12 7 (0.89%) NuGet
13 6 (0.76%) OpenShift
14 5 (0.63%) ShareGate
15 4 (0.51%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 59 (7.47%) DNS
2 50 (6.33%) SAN
3 49 (6.20%) Firewall
4 29 (3.67%) DHCP
5 20 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 17 (2.15%) SSL
7 13 (1.65%) HTTP
7 13 (1.65%) Internet
8 11 (1.39%) SMTP
9 10 (1.27%) Intranet
9 10 (1.27%) Kerberos
9 10 (1.27%) NAS
10 7 (0.89%) SSH
10 7 (0.89%) VPN
11 6 (0.76%) SNMP
12 5 (0.63%) BGP
12 5 (0.63%) LAN
12 5 (0.63%) VLAN
12 5 (0.63%) WAN
12 5 (0.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (3.29%) Oracle Database
3 24 (3.04%) PostgreSQL
4 21 (2.66%) MySQL
5 18 (2.28%) Big Data
6 17 (2.15%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.03%) Power BI
8 12 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 11 (1.39%) PowerCenter
10 10 (1.27%) Apache Hive
10 10 (1.27%) Relational Database
11 8 (1.01%) Cloudera CDH
11 8 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.89%) MariaDB
12 7 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.76%) NoSQL
13 6 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.76%) Tableau
14 5 (0.63%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 52 (6.58%) JIRA
2 22 (2.78%) Git (software)
3 19 (2.41%) Eclipse
4 17 (2.15%) Bitbucket
4 17 (2.15%) Jenkins
5 11 (1.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.14%) SonarQube
6 9 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.89%) GitLab
8 5 (0.63%) IBM UrbanCode
8 5 (0.63%) Subversion
9 3 (0.38%) Ant
9 3 (0.38%) Chocolatey
9 3 (0.38%) JUnit
9 3 (0.38%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.38%) Selenium
9 3 (0.38%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.25%) CA Gen
10 2 (0.25%) git-flow
10 2 (0.25%) JIRA Agile
General
1 177 (22.41%) Social Skills
2 83 (10.51%) Finance
3 47 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.44%) Banking
5 38 (4.81%) Public Sector
6 23 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
7 22 (2.78%) Marketing
8 18 (2.28%) Law
9 15 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
10 13 (1.65%) Telecoms
11 10 (1.27%) Manufacturing
11 10 (1.27%) Retail
12 9 (1.14%) Billing
13 6 (0.76%) Legal
13 6 (0.76%) Military
13 6 (0.76%) Publishing
14 5 (0.63%) Presentation Skills
15 4 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
15 4 (0.51%) Financial Institution
16 3 (0.38%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (3.04%) .NET
2 19 (2.41%) HTML
3 18 (2.28%) LDAP
3 18 (2.28%) Web Services
4 17 (2.15%) Kafka
4 17 (2.15%) Visualforce
5 16 (2.03%) ASP.NET
5 16 (2.03%) Java SE
6 14 (1.77%) Middleware
7 12 (1.52%) REST
8 8 (1.01%) Flash
8 8 (1.01%) LAMP
9 7 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (0.76%) JDBC
10 6 (0.76%) JSON
10 6 (0.76%) SOAP
10 6 (0.76%) XML
11 5 (0.63%) IBM Integration Bus
11 5 (0.63%) ODBC
12 4 (0.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.66%) Data Protection Act
2 21 (2.66%) Management Information System
2 21 (2.66%) Replication
3 18 (2.28%) Clustering
4 13 (1.65%) Mainframe
5 12 (1.52%) User Experience
6 11 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.14%) NHS
9 6 (0.76%) Legacy Systems
9 6 (0.76%) Private Cloud
9 6 (0.76%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.51%) CMDB
11 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.51%) DataPower
11 4 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.51%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.38%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 232 (29.37%) Linux
2 168 (21.27%) Windows
3 76 (9.62%) Unix
4 70 (8.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (7.85%) Windows Server
6 30 (3.80%) Ubuntu
7 26 (3.29%) CentOS
7 26 (3.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (2.78%) Solaris
9 21 (2.66%) Windows 10
9 21 (2.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (2.28%) zOS
11 16 (2.03%) Windows Server 2019
12 14 (1.77%) AIX
13 11 (1.39%) SUSE
14 10 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
16 6 (0.76%) Windows 7
17 5 (0.63%) Debian
17 5 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (11.65%) Migration
2 85 (10.76%) DevOps
3 71 (8.99%) ITIL
4 59 (7.47%) Problem-Solving
5 46 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (5.06%) Change Management
7 38 (4.81%) Workflow
8 31 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
9 30 (3.80%) Configuration Management
9 30 (3.80%) Project Delivery
10 29 (3.67%) High Availability
11 28 (3.54%) Business Intelligence
11 28 (3.54%) Service Management
12 26 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 24 (3.04%) Project Management
13 24 (3.04%) Service Delivery
14 23 (2.91%) Analytics
14 23 (2.91%) Asset Management
15 22 (2.78%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.81%) SQL
2 100 (12.66%) Python
3 90 (11.39%) PowerShell
4 79 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 41 (5.19%) Perl
6 39 (4.94%) Shell Script
7 36 (4.56%) Java
8 28 (3.54%) PHP
9 25 (3.16%) C#
10 24 (3.04%) Ruby
11 19 (2.41%) AWK
12 17 (2.15%) sed
13 14 (1.77%) PL/SQL
14 12 (1.52%) JavaScript
15 10 (1.27%) T-SQL
16 8 (1.01%) Apex Code
17 6 (0.76%) REXX
18 5 (0.63%) JCL
18 5 (0.63%) Korn
19 4 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 82 (10.38%) Security Cleared
2 67 (8.48%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.16%) RHCE
4 16 (2.03%) Degree
5 9 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.01%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.01%) MCP
7 5 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.63%) LPIC
7 5 (0.63%) RHCT
8 3 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.38%) MCITP
8 3 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
8 3 (0.38%) RHCSA
9 2 (0.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.25%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.25%) OCA
9 2 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.25%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.80%) SLA
2 20 (2.53%) PMO
3 19 (2.41%) Data Quality
4 17 (2.15%) NCSC
5 14 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (1.27%) QA
7 6 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 5 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.51%) GDPR
10 3 (0.38%) PCI DSS
11 2 (0.25%) COSHH
11 2 (0.25%) HIPAA
11 2 (0.25%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.25%) ISO 22301
11 2 (0.25%) SOC 2
12 1 (0.13%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.13%) ITGC
System Software
1 88 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 54 (6.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.30%) Docker
4 16 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.65%) NFS
6 11 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.27%) vSphere
8 8 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (0.89%) XenDesktop
10 6 (0.76%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (0.63%) HDFS
12 4 (0.51%) Ceph
12 4 (0.51%) GPFS
12 4 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
12 4 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 4 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 4 (0.51%) XenApp
13 3 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 75 (9.49%) Ansible
2 38 (4.81%) Terraform
3 32 (4.05%) Puppet
4 26 (3.29%) Kubernetes
5 23 (2.91%) SCCM
6 13 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.52%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.39%) NetBackup
9 10 (1.27%) WSUS
10 7 (0.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
10 7 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.89%) vCenter Server
11 6 (0.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
11 6 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (0.76%) Packer
12 5 (0.63%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.63%) Netcool
12 5 (0.63%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.51%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 116 (14.68%) Microsoft
2 94 (11.90%) VMware
3 83 (10.51%) Red Hat
4 72 (9.11%) Oracle
5 68 (8.61%) Salesforce.com
6 39 (4.94%) HP
7 35 (4.43%) IBM
8 34 (4.30%) Atlassian
9 31 (3.92%) Dell
10 29 (3.67%) ServiceNow
11 27 (3.42%) Cisco
12 23 (2.91%) SAP
13 20 (2.53%) 3PAR
14 19 (2.41%) Citrix
14 19 (2.41%) Informatica
15 18 (2.28%) EMC
16 15 (1.90%) NetApp
17 14 (1.77%) Cloudera
18 13 (1.65%) Splunk
19 11 (1.39%) Veritas