Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 123 98
Rank change year-on-year -44 -25 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,548 1,854 2,390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.64% 2.03% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.14% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1,091 1,540
England median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £500
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 95 111
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.93 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.40% +16.76% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.45 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £42.05 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.97 £14.09
% change year-on-year -11.58% +20.45% -6.10%

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 89,320 86,581 93,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.87% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,457 57,357 61,708
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,836 2,565 2,977
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.14% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +2.89%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -53 582 £395 +5.33% 196
South East -55 339 £385 +10.00% 116
North of England -28 233 £375 +7.14% 125
Midlands -27 152 £350 +17.45% 80
East of England +6 124 £413 +42.24% 42
South West -11 119 £375 +7.14% 59
Yorkshire +2 108 £375 +7.14% 57
North West -24 106 £360 -0.69% 55
West Midlands -33 85 £325 +24.40% 52
East Midlands +3 66 £375 +13.64% 28
North East -15 19 £375 +17.19% 13
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 October 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.

1 438 (28.29%) Linux
2 381 (24.61%) Windows
3 300 (19.38%) Microsoft
4 257 (16.60%) Active Directory
5 256 (16.54%) Unix
6 208 (13.44%) Finance
7 198 (12.79%) SQL
8 174 (11.24%) VMware
9 164 (10.59%) Oracle
10 162 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
11 151 (9.75%) ITIL
11 151 (9.75%) Security Cleared
12 147 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
13 145 (9.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 143 (9.24%) Python
14 143 (9.24%) Windows Server
15 141 (9.11%) PowerShell
16 139 (8.98%) SharePoint
17 137 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
18 131 (8.46%) Office 365
19 126 (8.14%) Red Hat
20 123 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
21 119 (7.69%) SQL Server
22 113 (7.30%) DevOps
23 111 (7.17%) Bash Shell
24 108 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
25 107 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
25 107 (6.91%) Shell Script
26 106 (6.85%) Migration
27 103 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 139 (8.98%) SharePoint
2 65 (4.20%) MS Exchange
3 56 (3.62%) Apache
4 38 (2.45%) Confluence
5 34 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 33 (2.13%) IIS
7 29 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 29 (1.87%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 25 (1.61%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.36%) nginx
11 18 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
12 15 (0.97%) CMS
12 15 (0.97%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (0.90%) JBoss
14 12 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.71%) Apache Spark
16 8 (0.52%) OpenStack
16 8 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 137 (8.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 123 (7.95%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (2.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.065%) Houdini
9 1 (0.065%) Maya
9 1 (0.065%) NUKE
9 1 (0.065%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 9 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.32%) Magento
5 5 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.32%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.26%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.13%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.13%) Sonata
9 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS R12
9 1 (0.065%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.065%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.065%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.065%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 162 (10.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 131 (8.46%) Office 365
3 107 (6.91%) Amazon AWS
4 62 (4.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
6 20 (1.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 19 (1.23%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 13 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 13 (0.84%) Force.com
9 12 (0.78%) IaaS
9 12 (0.78%) PaaS
9 12 (0.78%) SaaS
10 10 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.65%) Route 53
10 10 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 8 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
11 8 (0.52%) OneDrive
12 6 (0.39%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.39%) CloudFront
12 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.94%) Firewall
2 89 (5.75%) DNS
3 68 (4.39%) SAN
4 47 (3.04%) DHCP
5 39 (2.52%) TCP/IP
6 35 (2.26%) LAN
6 35 (2.26%) SSL
7 31 (2.00%) Skype
7 31 (2.00%) WAN
8 30 (1.94%) NAS
9 28 (1.81%) Internet
10 21 (1.36%) SSH
11 19 (1.23%) Kerberos
12 16 (1.03%) Wireless
13 15 (0.97%) DMZ
13 15 (0.97%) SMS
13 15 (0.97%) VPN
14 14 (0.90%) FTP
15 12 (0.78%) Network Security
16 11 (0.71%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.78%) MySQL
3 60 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 48 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
5 40 (2.58%) Big Data
6 34 (2.20%) Hadoop
7 31 (2.00%) Relational Database
8 30 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
9 24 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 22 (1.42%) DB2
11 20 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
11 20 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 19 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
13 17 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
14 16 (1.03%) MongoDB
14 16 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 16 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
15 14 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
15 14 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.84%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 53 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 51 (3.29%) JIRA
3 49 (3.17%) Jenkins
4 10 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
4 10 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 10 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.45%) Subversion
6 6 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (0.39%) GitLab
6 6 (0.39%) Maven
6 6 (0.39%) Sonatype Nexus
7 5 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (0.26%) Fiddler
8 4 (0.26%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.26%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.19%) MSI
9 3 (0.19%) Toad
10 2 (0.13%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.13%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 208 (13.44%) Finance
2 74 (4.78%) Banking
3 34 (2.20%) Investment Banking
4 33 (2.13%) Marketing
5 32 (2.07%) Retail
6 24 (1.55%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.90%) Law
10 11 (0.71%) Advertising
10 11 (0.71%) Legal
10 11 (0.71%) Publishing
11 9 (0.58%) Billing
12 7 (0.45%) Automotive
12 7 (0.45%) General Ledger
13 6 (0.39%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.32%) Games
14 5 (0.32%) Spanish Language
15 3 (0.19%) Back Office
15 3 (0.19%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (3.68%) LDAP
2 48 (3.10%) Web Services
3 44 (2.84%) Middleware
4 32 (2.07%) HTML
5 27 (1.74%) XML
6 22 (1.42%) .NET
6 22 (1.42%) LAMP
7 18 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
8 16 (1.03%) Visualforce
9 15 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
10 13 (0.84%) JMS
11 12 (0.78%) SAML
12 11 (0.71%) LAPP Stack
12 11 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (0.71%) REST
13 10 (0.65%) JSON
13 10 (0.65%) SOAP
14 9 (0.58%) CSS
14 9 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
14 9 (0.58%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 108 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
2 70 (4.52%) Clustering
3 66 (4.26%) Data Centre
4 51 (3.29%) Management Information System
5 49 (3.17%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.65%) Replication
7 33 (2.13%) Computer Science
8 18 (1.16%) Mainframe
9 16 (1.03%) PKI
10 15 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
10 15 (0.97%) User Experience
11 13 (0.84%) CMDB
12 12 (0.78%) NHS
13 11 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
14 9 (0.58%) Data Structures
15 8 (0.52%) Freedom of Information Act
15 8 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
16 7 (0.45%) DataPower
16 7 (0.45%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 438 (28.29%) Linux
2 381 (24.61%) Windows
3 256 (16.54%) Unix
4 145 (9.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (9.24%) Windows Server
6 83 (5.36%) CentOS
7 76 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (3.88%) Solaris
9 58 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (3.23%) AIX
10 50 (3.23%) Windows 10
11 44 (2.84%) Windows 7
12 30 (1.94%) Ubuntu
13 24 (1.55%) Debian
14 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (0.52%) FreeBSD
15 8 (0.52%) HPUX
16 7 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.39%) SUSE
18 5 (0.32%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (9.75%) ITIL
2 147 (9.50%) Problem-Solving
3 113 (7.30%) DevOps
4 106 (6.85%) Migration
5 101 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
7 84 (5.43%) Change Management
8 65 (4.20%) Project Management
9 55 (3.55%) Service Management
10 53 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
10 53 (3.42%) Configuration Management
11 52 (3.36%) CRM
12 51 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (2.45%) ITSM
14 36 (2.33%) Identity Management
15 35 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
16 34 (2.20%) User Acceptance Testing
16 34 (2.20%) Workflow
17 31 (2.00%) Performance Monitoring
17 31 (2.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 198 (12.79%) SQL
2 143 (9.24%) Python
3 141 (9.11%) PowerShell
4 111 (7.17%) Bash Shell
5 107 (6.91%) Shell Script
6 71 (4.59%) Perl
7 35 (2.26%) PHP
8 33 (2.13%) Java
9 27 (1.74%) T-SQL
10 21 (1.36%) C#
10 21 (1.36%) JavaScript
11 19 (1.23%) Korn
12 17 (1.10%) Apex Code
13 16 (1.03%) PL/SQL
14 14 (0.90%) C
15 13 (0.84%) Ruby
16 9 (0.58%) SOQL
16 9 (0.58%) VB
17 8 (0.52%) Bourne shell
18 6 (0.39%) R
Qualifications
1 151 (9.75%) Security Cleared
2 101 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 69 (4.46%) Degree
4 41 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 32 (2.07%) MCSE
6 25 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.65%) CCNA
8 10 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 9 (0.58%) RHCE
10 8 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.39%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.39%) CCNP
11 6 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.26%) MCSA
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.26%) RHCSA
12 4 (0.26%) VCP5
13 3 (0.19%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.65%) PMO
2 40 (2.58%) SLA
3 33 (2.13%) QA
4 20 (1.29%) GDPR
5 14 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 12 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 11 (0.71%) Data Quality
8 8 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.065%) GPG13
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.065%) RMADS
System Software
1 257 (16.60%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.36%) Docker
4 42 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.68%) NFS
5 26 (1.68%) vSphere
6 25 (1.61%) Hyper-V
6 25 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (0.84%) Firmware
8 13 (0.84%) Samba
9 12 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
10 11 (0.71%) Postfix
11 10 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 10 (0.65%) XenApp
12 9 (0.58%) Squid
12 9 (0.58%) XenDesktop
13 8 (0.52%) KVM
14 6 (0.39%) HDFS
15 5 (0.32%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 89 (5.75%) Puppet
2 60 (3.88%) SCCM
3 58 (3.75%) Ansible
4 52 (3.36%) Nagios
5 40 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 40 (2.58%) Terraform
6 28 (1.81%) Kubernetes
7 24 (1.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 24 (1.55%) WSUS
8 20 (1.29%) vCenter Server
9 19 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 18 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
11 17 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
11 17 (1.10%) NetBackup
12 14 (0.90%) Galera Cluster
12 14 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
13 12 (0.78%) SCOM
13 12 (0.78%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.71%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.71%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 300 (19.38%) Microsoft
2 174 (11.24%) VMware
3 164 (10.59%) Oracle
4 126 (8.14%) Red Hat
5 83 (5.36%) Salesforce.com
6 57 (3.68%) HP
7 52 (3.36%) IBM
8 48 (3.10%) ServiceNow
9 47 (3.04%) Cisco
10 37 (2.39%) NetApp
11 30 (1.94%) SAP
11 30 (1.94%) Veritas
12 28 (1.81%) Atlassian
13 26 (1.68%) Remedy
14 23 (1.49%) EMC
15 18 (1.16%) BMC
15 18 (1.16%) Citrix
16 17 (1.10%) Sybase
17 16 (1.03%) Cloudera
18 15 (0.97%) Splunk