Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Administrator was £193 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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.

IT Administrator
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 743 786 757
Rank change year-on-year +43 -29 -30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 106 90 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.093% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.098% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 46 50
England median daily rate £193 £139 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.74% -20.71% +9.38%
10th Percentile £105 £85 £110
90th Percentile £346 £338 £378
UK median daily rate £200 £140 £199
% change year-on-year +42.86% -29.56% +24.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 43
England median hourly rate £15.00 £12.19 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.05% -19.27% +14.83%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.15 £9.19
90th Percentile £42.60 £17.05 £27.75
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.19 £15.10
% change year-on-year +23.05% -19.27% +14.83%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured IT Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in England

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Administrator in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Administrator in England

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Administrator in England

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Administrator in England

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Administrator in England

IT 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 IT Administrator within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. 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 -15 39 £200 +19.40% 4
South East +13 27 £281 +125.00% 4
North of England +66 17 £170 -32.00% 6
Midlands +22 11 £211 +174.35% 3
East of England -16 10 £150 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £170 - 1
West Midlands +28 6 £160 - 2
East Midlands 0 5 £350 +354.55% 1
North East +63 4 £193 -37.90% 2
North West +18 4 £140 -44.00% 3
South West +9 2 £225 +80.00% 2
IT Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring IT Administrator in the job title.

1 36 (33.96%) Windows
2 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.70%) Microsoft Office
3 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
4 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Excel
5 18 (16.98%) Windows Server
6 17 (16.04%) VMware
7 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
8 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
9 11 (10.38%) Finance
10 10 (9.43%) Linux
10 10 (9.43%) ITIL
10 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (8.49%) Windows 10
12 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
12 8 (7.55%) Office 365
13 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (6.60%) Degree
13 7 (6.60%) Unix
14 6 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
14 6 (5.66%) SCCM
14 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
15 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
15 5 (4.72%) SAP
15 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
15 5 (4.72%) DNS

IT 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 8 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.89%) Confluence
3 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.94%) Apache
4 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (21.70%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (5.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (4.72%) MS Visio
5 3 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.55%) Office 365
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.94%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.94%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.72%) DNS
1 5 (4.72%) TCP/IP
2 3 (2.83%) DHCP
2 3 (2.83%) Firewall
2 3 (2.83%) SAN
3 2 (1.89%) LAN
4 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (0.94%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.94%) Kerberos
4 1 (0.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.94%) Skype
4 1 (0.94%) VLAN
4 1 (0.94%) VoIP
4 1 (0.94%) WAN
4 1 (0.94%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.94%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.94%) MySQL
2 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.89%) JIRA
2 1 (0.94%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.94%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (10.38%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Banking
2 4 (3.77%) Retail
3 2 (1.89%) Legal
3 2 (1.89%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.94%) Advertising
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Law
4 1 (0.94%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.94%) Publishing
4 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.89%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.89%) Grid Computing
2 2 (1.89%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.94%) iPhone
3 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.94%) PKI
3 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.94%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 36 (33.96%) Windows
2 18 (16.98%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.21%) Windows 7
4 10 (9.43%) Linux
4 10 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.49%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.60%) Unix
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.89%) CentOS
7 2 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.94%) Android
8 1 (0.94%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.94%) Scientific Linux
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.43%) ITIL
2 5 (4.72%) Asset Management
2 5 (4.72%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
3 4 (3.77%) Change Management
3 4 (3.77%) Information Security
3 4 (3.77%) IT Asset Management
4 3 (2.83%) Data Management
4 3 (2.83%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (2.83%) Server Building
4 3 (2.83%) Server Patching
4 3 (2.83%) Time Management
5 2 (1.89%) CRM
5 2 (1.89%) ERP
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL V3
5 2 (1.89%) Project Management
5 2 (1.89%) SIEM
5 2 (1.89%) Statistics
5 2 (1.89%) Validation
6 1 (0.94%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.77%) SQL
2 1 (0.94%) C
2 1 (0.94%) C++
2 1 (0.94%) Fortran
2 1 (0.94%) Java
2 1 (0.94%) Python
2 1 (0.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.60%) Degree
3 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.83%) MCSA
4 3 (2.83%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.94%) CISSP
6 1 (0.94%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.94%) MCITP
6 1 (0.94%) RHCE
6 1 (0.94%) VCP5
6 1 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.89%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.94%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.94%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (21.70%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.83%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.89%) vSphere
7 1 (0.94%) NFS
7 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.94%) XenApp
7 1 (0.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.66%) SCCM
2 2 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.89%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.89%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.89%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.94%) Aspera SmartTrack
3 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.94%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.94%) Puppet
3 1 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 24 (22.64%) Microsoft
2 17 (16.04%) VMware
3 5 (4.72%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.72%) SAP
4 3 (2.83%) Cisco
4 3 (2.83%) EMC
4 3 (2.83%) HP
4 3 (2.83%) McAfee
4 3 (2.83%) Veeam
5 2 (1.89%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.89%) Citrix
5 2 (1.89%) CyberArk
5 2 (1.89%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.94%) Apple
6 1 (0.94%) Bloomberg
6 1 (0.94%) Remedy
6 1 (0.94%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.94%) Sun
6 1 (0.94%) Symantec
6 1 (0.94%) Veritas