Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 134 95
Rank change year-on-year -26 -39 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,656 1,691 2,413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.75% 1.93% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 2.04% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 960 1,563
England median daily rate £365 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.04% +3.21% +2.94%
10th Percentile £150 £183 £168
90th Percentile £525 £501 £488
UK median daily rate £363 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +3.42% +0.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 116 102
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.33 £9.55 £9.21
90th Percentile £42.50 £32.25 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 89,702 83,014 96,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,311 54,112 63,724
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,888 2,684 2,886
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.09 £18.70 £19.50
% change year-on-year -3.26% -4.13% +11.43%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -21 687 £400 +3.90% 164
South East -37 349 £370 -1.33% 92
North of England -32 215 £350 +3.70% 82
Midlands -28 160 £330 +1.54% 71
East of England +32 127 £350 +27.27% 30
North West -21 120 £375 +9.09% 39
South West +21 115 £385 +14.07% 42
West Midlands -31 87 £320 +6.67% 47
Yorkshire -10 77 £350 -5.08% 37
East Midlands +6 72 £333 +0.76% 24
North East -20 18 £314 -3.31% 6
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 489 (29.53%) Linux
2 385 (23.25%) Windows
3 278 (16.79%) Microsoft
4 277 (16.73%) Finance
5 256 (15.46%) Unix
6 236 (14.25%) SQL
7 229 (13.83%) Active Directory
8 185 (11.17%) VMware
9 183 (11.05%) Microsoft Excel
10 178 (10.75%) Python
11 169 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
12 168 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 167 (10.08%) Oracle
14 160 (9.66%) Red Hat
15 154 (9.30%) Migration
16 152 (9.18%) SQL Server
17 147 (8.88%) PowerShell
17 147 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
18 145 (8.76%) Security Cleared
19 142 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
19 142 (8.57%) Bash Shell
19 142 (8.57%) SharePoint
20 140 (8.45%) Windows Server
21 136 (8.21%) ITIL
22 126 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
23 122 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
23 122 (7.37%) Office 365
24 121 (7.31%) Puppet
25 120 (7.25%) DevOps
26 115 (6.94%) Perl

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
1 142 (8.57%) SharePoint
2 62 (3.74%) Apache
3 58 (3.50%) MS Exchange
4 30 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2010
5 29 (1.75%) Confluence
6 28 (1.69%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (1.45%) nginx
9 24 (1.45%) WebSphere
10 22 (1.33%) IIS
11 18 (1.09%) Apache Spark
12 17 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (0.97%) WebLogic
14 15 (0.91%) Tomcat
14 15 (0.91%) WordPress
15 14 (0.85%) CMS
15 14 (0.85%) SAS
16 12 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2013
16 12 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 183 (11.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 126 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
3 58 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 38 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.97%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.060%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.79%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 7 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 6 (0.36%) iTrent
6 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
7 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
8 2 (0.12%) ResourceLink
8 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Sonata
9 1 (0.060%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.060%) HFM
9 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.060%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 122 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 122 (7.37%) Office 365
3 41 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
4 17 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
5 16 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
6 15 (0.91%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 13 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 13 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 13 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 11 (0.66%) GitHub
9 8 (0.48%) Force.com
9 8 (0.48%) OneDrive
9 8 (0.48%) PaaS
9 8 (0.48%) SaaS
10 5 (0.30%) Akamai
10 5 (0.30%) FinancialForce
10 5 (0.30%) IaaS
11 4 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 98 (5.92%) Firewall
2 72 (4.35%) DNS
3 66 (3.99%) SAN
4 52 (3.14%) TCP/IP
5 44 (2.66%) DHCP
6 35 (2.11%) LAN
7 34 (2.05%) NAS
8 32 (1.93%) Internet
8 32 (1.93%) WAN
9 30 (1.81%) SSL
10 27 (1.63%) Skype
10 27 (1.63%) SMS
11 25 (1.51%) Kerberos
12 20 (1.21%) FTP
12 20 (1.21%) VPN
13 18 (1.09%) SSH
14 16 (0.97%) HTTP
15 13 (0.79%) Intranet
16 12 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
17 11 (0.66%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 152 (9.18%) SQL Server
2 88 (5.31%) MySQL
3 59 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
4 49 (2.96%) Oracle Database
5 45 (2.72%) Hadoop
6 42 (2.54%) Big Data
7 35 (2.11%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.05%) DB2
9 31 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
10 28 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 28 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 27 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
12 23 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 20 (1.21%) Apache Hive
13 20 (1.21%) Oracle Database 12c
14 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
14 19 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 18 (1.09%) Relational Database
16 16 (0.97%) Blockchain
17 15 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 66 (3.99%) Git (software)
2 59 (3.56%) Jenkins
3 43 (2.60%) JIRA
4 20 (1.21%) Subversion
5 13 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.66%) Maven
7 9 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.48%) GitLab
9 7 (0.42%) MSI
9 7 (0.42%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.30%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.24%) git-flow
12 4 (0.24%) GoCD
12 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 277 (16.73%) Finance
2 102 (6.16%) Banking
3 62 (3.74%) Marketing
4 46 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 42 (2.54%) Retail
6 31 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.09%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.85%) Legal
10 11 (0.66%) Advertising
11 10 (0.60%) Billing
11 10 (0.60%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.54%) Automotive
12 9 (0.54%) German Language
12 9 (0.54%) Law
12 9 (0.54%) Publishing
13 8 (0.48%) French Language
13 8 (0.48%) Games
14 7 (0.42%) Back Office
14 7 (0.42%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.72%) LDAP
2 40 (2.42%) HTML
3 39 (2.36%) Web Services
4 35 (2.11%) Middleware
5 30 (1.81%) LAMP
6 26 (1.57%) .NET
7 25 (1.51%) XML
8 24 (1.45%) CSS
9 19 (1.15%) Kafka
10 12 (0.72%) Mason
10 12 (0.72%) REST
10 12 (0.72%) Visualforce
11 11 (0.66%) HTML5
11 11 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (0.66%) YAML
12 10 (0.60%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (0.54%) JMS
13 9 (0.54%) SOAP
13 9 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
14 8 (0.48%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 147 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (4.47%) Clustering
3 73 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 71 (4.29%) Replication
5 69 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 49 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 41 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.27%) PKI
9 17 (1.03%) CMDB
9 17 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.03%) NHS
10 15 (0.91%) Freedom of Information
11 11 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
12 10 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.48%) Mainframe
13 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.42%) Data Protection Act
14 7 (0.42%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 489 (29.53%) Linux
2 385 (23.25%) Windows
3 256 (15.46%) Unix
4 168 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 140 (8.45%) Windows Server
6 88 (5.31%) Solaris
7 66 (3.99%) CentOS
8 62 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 61 (3.68%) AIX
10 55 (3.32%) Windows 10
11 49 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (2.72%) Ubuntu
13 39 (2.36%) Windows 7
14 15 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.60%) Debian
17 9 (0.54%) HPUX
17 9 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
19 7 (0.42%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (10.21%) Problem-Solving
2 154 (9.30%) Migration
3 136 (8.21%) ITIL
4 120 (7.25%) DevOps
5 99 (5.98%) Agile Software Development
6 93 (5.62%) Project Management
7 86 (5.19%) Change Management
8 83 (5.01%) Configuration Management
9 79 (4.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 72 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
11 70 (4.23%) CRM
12 65 (3.93%) Capacity Planning
13 49 (2.96%) High Availability
14 47 (2.84%) Service Management
15 46 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
15 46 (2.78%) Open Source
16 43 (2.60%) Data Migration
16 43 (2.60%) ETL
16 43 (2.60%) Workflow
17 40 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (14.25%) SQL
2 178 (10.75%) Python
3 147 (8.88%) PowerShell
4 142 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 115 (6.94%) Perl
6 97 (5.86%) Shell Script
7 62 (3.74%) Java
8 44 (2.66%) JavaScript
9 37 (2.23%) PHP
10 34 (2.05%) Ruby
11 31 (1.87%) Korn
12 27 (1.63%) T-SQL
13 23 (1.39%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.27%) VBScript
15 20 (1.21%) VB
16 19 (1.15%) C#
17 18 (1.09%) Apex Code
18 12 (0.72%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.66%) VBA
20 9 (0.54%) AWK
Qualifications
1 145 (8.76%) Security Cleared
2 102 (6.16%) SC Cleared
3 90 (5.43%) Degree
4 30 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (1.33%) DV Cleared
6 18 (1.09%) RHCE
7 17 (1.03%) MCSE
8 13 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.42%) MCSA
13 6 (0.36%) CCNA
13 6 (0.36%) CCNP
13 6 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 6 (0.36%) OCP
13 6 (0.36%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
15 4 (0.24%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.96%) SLA
2 45 (2.72%) PMO
3 27 (1.63%) QA
4 26 (1.57%) GDPR
5 18 (1.09%) Data Quality
6 16 (0.97%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.30%) TickIT
9 2 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.060%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.060%) GCP
10 1 (0.060%) RMADS
System Software
1 229 (13.83%) Active Directory
2 103 (6.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (5.25%) Docker
4 34 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
5 24 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.39%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (1.33%) NFS
8 16 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
8 16 (0.97%) vSphere
9 14 (0.85%) Firmware
10 13 (0.79%) HDFS
11 12 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
12 11 (0.66%) LXC
12 11 (0.66%) XenApp
13 10 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.54%) KVM
15 8 (0.48%) Apache Flume
16 7 (0.42%) GlusterFS
17 6 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 121 (7.31%) Puppet
2 86 (5.19%) Ansible
3 61 (3.68%) SCCM
4 60 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (2.23%) Kubernetes
6 32 (1.93%) Terraform
7 31 (1.87%) Nagios
8 24 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.39%) Galera Cluster
9 23 (1.39%) Tivoli
9 23 (1.39%) WSUS
10 22 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 18 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
12 16 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
13 15 (0.91%) CFEngine
14 14 (0.85%) Data Guard
14 14 (0.85%) vCenter Server
15 13 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
15 13 (0.79%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 12 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 278 (16.79%) Microsoft
2 185 (11.17%) VMware
3 167 (10.08%) Oracle
4 160 (9.66%) Red Hat
5 111 (6.70%) Salesforce.com
6 58 (3.50%) IBM
7 50 (3.02%) Cisco
8 44 (2.66%) SAP
9 43 (2.60%) HP
10 41 (2.48%) Veritas
11 40 (2.42%) ServiceNow
12 34 (2.05%) NetApp
13 30 (1.81%) Citrix
14 28 (1.69%) Sun
15 26 (1.57%) Percona
15 26 (1.57%) Remedy
16 25 (1.51%) EMC
17 24 (1.45%) Splunk
18 20 (1.21%) Hortonworks
19 18 (1.09%) Cloudera