Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 172 148 94
Rank change year-on-year -24 -54 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,567 1,739 2,391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.84% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 1.94% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 971 1,012 1,553
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £163 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 100 119
England median hourly rate £14.59 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.41% +23.21% -2.27%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.29 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.85 £46.31 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00% -3.45%

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 90,910 89,601 89,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.88% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,948 59,991 59,065
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,742 2,607 2,971
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018.

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 17 December 2018. 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 -37 603 £388 +3.33% 182
South East -54 314 £375 +7.53% 121
North of England +4 248 £375 +7.14% 103
Midlands -10 156 £375 +19.05% 53
South West -20 127 £375 +7.14% 57
East of England +15 120 £414 +36.78% 54
Yorkshire +12 118 £375 +7.14% 43
North West -11 105 £338 -3.57% 47
West Midlands -26 83 £365 +16.33% 22
East Midlands +23 72 £375 +15.38% 31
North East -6 25 £400 +44.80% 13
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2018, 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.

1 445 (28.40%) Linux
2 387 (24.70%) Windows
3 295 (18.83%) Microsoft
4 265 (16.91%) Active Directory
5 244 (15.57%) SQL
6 234 (14.93%) Unix
7 204 (13.02%) Finance
8 178 (11.36%) VMware
9 174 (11.10%) Security Cleared
10 167 (10.66%) Windows Server
11 165 (10.53%) Oracle
12 161 (10.27%) ITIL
13 157 (10.02%) PowerShell
14 156 (9.96%) SQL Server
15 150 (9.57%) Python
16 146 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
17 145 (9.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 142 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
19 139 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
20 130 (8.30%) Red Hat
20 130 (8.30%) Office 365
21 126 (8.04%) DevOps
22 124 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
23 121 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
24 120 (7.66%) Migration
24 120 (7.66%) SharePoint
25 112 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
26 107 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
27 105 (6.70%) SC Cleared
28 103 (6.57%) Performance Tuning

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
1 120 (7.66%) SharePoint
2 69 (4.40%) MS Exchange
3 54 (3.45%) Apache
4 43 (2.74%) Confluence
5 37 (2.36%) IIS
5 37 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
6 25 (1.60%) Tomcat
7 23 (1.47%) nginx
8 22 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
8 22 (1.40%) WebSphere
9 19 (1.21%) Apache Spark
9 19 (1.21%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.21%) WebLogic
10 14 (0.89%) JBoss
11 13 (0.83%) CMS
12 12 (0.77%) IBM Domino
12 12 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
13 10 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
14 8 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 139 (8.87%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
3 51 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 13 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.38%) InfoPath
8 3 (0.19%) Maya
8 3 (0.19%) NUKE
8 3 (0.19%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.13%) Houdini
10 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 29 (1.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.64%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.51%) SAP Hybris
5 6 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.26%) Magento
6 4 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.26%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.064%) Oracle Payables
9 1 (0.064%) Raiser's Edge
9 1 (0.064%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.064%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (9.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 130 (8.30%) Office 365
3 103 (6.57%) Amazon AWS
4 55 (3.51%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 24 (1.53%) Dynamics 365
7 21 (1.34%) Amazon EC2
8 19 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 16 (1.02%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.96%) IaaS
11 12 (0.77%) Route 53
12 11 (0.70%) PaaS
12 11 (0.70%) SaaS
13 10 (0.64%) Force.com
13 10 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
14 8 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
16 6 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.38%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.32%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 85 (5.42%) DNS
2 83 (5.30%) Firewall
3 54 (3.45%) SAN
4 41 (2.62%) LAN
5 39 (2.49%) TCP/IP
6 37 (2.36%) DHCP
6 37 (2.36%) WAN
7 33 (2.11%) Internet
7 33 (2.11%) SSL
8 22 (1.40%) NAS
8 22 (1.40%) Skype
9 20 (1.28%) Kerberos
10 19 (1.21%) SSH
11 16 (1.02%) Intranet
12 15 (0.96%) DMZ
13 14 (0.89%) VPN
13 14 (0.89%) Wireless
14 13 (0.83%) HTTP
14 13 (0.83%) Wireshark
15 11 (0.70%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 156 (9.96%) SQL Server
2 83 (5.30%) MySQL
3 64 (4.08%) Big Data
4 60 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (3.70%) Oracle Database
6 52 (3.32%) Relational Database
7 41 (2.62%) Hadoop
8 37 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 32 (2.04%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 26 (1.66%) DB2
12 23 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 20 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.15%) Oracle Database 12c
14 18 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 17 (1.08%) Power BI
16 16 (1.02%) MS Access
17 15 (0.96%) RDBMS
17 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 61 (3.89%) JIRA
2 49 (3.13%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.94%) Jenkins
4 15 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.77%) GitLab
6 10 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (0.57%) Maven
8 8 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.45%) Artifactory
9 7 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.38%) Fiddler
10 6 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.26%) Subversion
12 3 (0.19%) Ant
12 3 (0.19%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 204 (13.02%) Finance
2 57 (3.64%) Banking
3 38 (2.43%) Retail
4 32 (2.04%) Telecoms
5 28 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 28 (1.79%) Marketing
6 14 (0.89%) Publishing
7 12 (0.77%) Law
7 12 (0.77%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.57%) Advertising
8 9 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.57%) Legal
9 7 (0.45%) Billing
9 7 (0.45%) Games
9 7 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.45%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.26%) Automotive
11 3 (0.19%) Back Office
11 3 (0.19%) Electronics
11 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (3.25%) Web Services
2 40 (2.55%) LDAP
3 31 (1.98%) Middleware
4 27 (1.72%) HTML
5 21 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
6 20 (1.28%) .NET
7 17 (1.08%) XML
8 15 (0.96%) Visualforce
9 13 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.83%) PHP-FPM
9 13 (0.83%) WebSphere MQ
10 12 (0.77%) Kafka
10 12 (0.77%) Memcached
11 11 (0.70%) LAMP
12 9 (0.57%) CSS
12 9 (0.57%) JSON
12 9 (0.57%) SOAP
13 8 (0.51%) JMS
13 8 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
14 7 (0.45%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 121 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (4.28%) Data Centre
3 61 (3.89%) Clustering
4 58 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.38%) Self-Motivation
6 29 (1.85%) Replication
7 21 (1.34%) Mainframe
8 20 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.02%) User Experience
10 12 (0.77%) PKI
11 11 (0.70%) NHS
12 10 (0.64%) CMDB
13 9 (0.57%) Data Structures
13 9 (0.57%) Mobile App
13 9 (0.57%) Private Cloud
14 8 (0.51%) Fat Client
14 8 (0.51%) FMCG
14 8 (0.51%) Thin Client
15 7 (0.45%) DataPower
15 7 (0.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 445 (28.40%) Linux
2 387 (24.70%) Windows
3 234 (14.93%) Unix
4 167 (10.66%) Windows Server
5 145 (9.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 94 (6.00%) CentOS
7 81 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (3.06%) Windows 7
10 41 (2.62%) AIX
10 41 (2.62%) Windows 10
11 40 (2.55%) Solaris
12 37 (2.36%) Ubuntu
13 25 (1.60%) Debian
14 18 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.38%) HPUX
16 5 (0.32%) FreeBSD
16 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
16 5 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
16 5 (0.32%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (10.27%) ITIL
2 146 (9.32%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (8.04%) DevOps
4 124 (7.91%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (7.66%) Migration
6 103 (6.57%) Performance Tuning
7 87 (5.55%) Change Management
8 71 (4.53%) CRM
9 63 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (3.51%) Service Management
11 49 (3.13%) Project Management
12 48 (3.06%) Configuration Management
13 46 (2.94%) Capacity Planning
14 43 (2.74%) Workflow
15 39 (2.49%) Business Intelligence
15 39 (2.49%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (2.43%) User Acceptance Testing
17 37 (2.36%) ITSM
18 34 (2.17%) High Availability
19 33 (2.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 244 (15.57%) SQL
2 157 (10.02%) PowerShell
3 150 (9.57%) Python
4 100 (6.38%) Shell Script
5 91 (5.81%) Bash Shell
6 51 (3.25%) Perl
7 40 (2.55%) PHP
8 35 (2.23%) Java
8 35 (2.23%) T-SQL
9 25 (1.60%) R
10 20 (1.28%) C#
11 19 (1.21%) JavaScript
12 17 (1.08%) Apex Code
13 16 (1.02%) C
13 16 (1.02%) Korn
14 14 (0.89%) Ruby
15 13 (0.83%) VBScript
16 7 (0.45%) Scala
16 7 (0.45%) SOQL
16 7 (0.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 174 (11.10%) Security Cleared
2 105 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.66%) Degree
4 39 (2.49%) DV Cleared
5 37 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.91%) MCSE
7 21 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
8 15 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (0.83%) CCNA
10 10 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.38%) CCNP
12 6 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.32%) MCSA
14 4 (0.26%) MCP
14 4 (0.26%) RHCE
14 4 (0.26%) VCP5
15 3 (0.19%) ACCA
15 3 (0.19%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.19%) PMO
2 32 (2.04%) SLA
3 23 (1.47%) QA
4 18 (1.15%) GDPR
5 12 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.70%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.26%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.064%) GPG13
10 1 (0.064%) P3O
System Software
1 265 (16.91%) Active Directory
2 107 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (4.02%) Docker
4 58 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 40 (2.55%) Hyper-V
6 37 (2.36%) vSphere
7 29 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
8 23 (1.47%) NFS
8 23 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (1.34%) XenApp
10 15 (0.96%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.89%) Firmware
11 14 (0.89%) Samba
12 10 (0.64%) HDFS
13 9 (0.57%) Postfix
13 9 (0.57%) Squid
14 8 (0.51%) KVM
15 7 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.26%) iptables
Systems Management
1 91 (5.81%) Puppet
2 72 (4.59%) SCCM
3 67 (4.28%) Ansible
4 56 (3.57%) Nagios
5 39 (2.49%) Terraform
6 31 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.91%) Kubernetes
8 28 (1.79%) WSUS
9 26 (1.66%) vCenter Server
10 25 (1.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 25 (1.60%) SCOM
11 19 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 15 (0.96%) Icinga
13 14 (0.89%) HAProxy
13 14 (0.89%) NetBackup
14 13 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
15 12 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
16 10 (0.64%) Tivoli
17 9 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 295 (18.83%) Microsoft
2 178 (11.36%) VMware
3 165 (10.53%) Oracle
4 130 (8.30%) Red Hat
5 79 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
6 60 (3.83%) HP
7 58 (3.70%) SAP
8 46 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 45 (2.87%) IBM
10 39 (2.49%) Cisco
11 31 (1.98%) Atlassian
11 31 (1.98%) Citrix
12 28 (1.79%) NetApp
13 27 (1.72%) Remedy
14 25 (1.60%) EMC
15 24 (1.53%) Sybase
16 23 (1.47%) Cloudera
16 23 (1.47%) Veritas
17 22 (1.40%) Teradata
18 21 (1.34%) BMC