The median contractor rate for a IT Administrator was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Administrator
UK / England
Rank 558 559 556
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 25 58 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.060% 0.12% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.063% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 25 30
Median daily rate £288 £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.75% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £116 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £304 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £160 £140
% change year-on-year +31.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 10
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £9.54 £9.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £22.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year - -3.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured IT Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 10 £288 +27.77% 5
South East +14 9 £210 +64.70% 7
East Midlands -3 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +12 1 - - 1
West Midlands +7 1 - - 6
South West -2 1 - - 1
East of England -11 1 - - 2
IT Administrator
UK

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) MS Office
4 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
4 12 (17.65%) Finance
5 11 (16.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
6 8 (11.76%) Windows
7 7 (10.29%) Change Management
7 7 (10.29%) SCCM
7 7 (10.29%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (10.29%) PMO
8 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
9 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
9 5 (7.35%) Time Management
9 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
10 4 (5.88%) WSUS
10 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
10 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
10 4 (5.88%) ITIL
11 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
11 3 (4.41%) SLA
11 3 (4.41%) Citrix
11 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
11 3 (4.41%) Project Management
11 3 (4.41%) Advertising
11 3 (4.41%) Banking
11 3 (4.41%) VMware
11 3 (4.41%) Office 365
11 3 (4.41%) Line Management

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS Office
3 11 (16.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (10.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.94%) VPN
3 1 (1.47%) DNS
3 1 (1.47%) Firewall
3 1 (1.47%) LAN
3 1 (1.47%) VLAN
3 1 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.47%) Wireless
3 1 (1.47%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (17.65%) Finance
2 3 (4.41%) Advertising
2 3 (4.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.94%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.47%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) CMDB
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.47%) iPad
4 1 (1.47%) Life Science
4 1 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.47%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (11.76%) Windows
2 3 (4.41%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.47%) Unix
4 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) Asset Management
2 7 (10.29%) Change Management
3 5 (7.35%) Application Packaging
3 5 (7.35%) Time Management
4 4 (5.88%) ITIL
5 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.41%) Line Management
5 3 (4.41%) Project Management
6 2 (2.94%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (2.94%) Change Control
6 2 (2.94%) Data Security
6 2 (2.94%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (2.94%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.94%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.94%) Service Management
6 2 (2.94%) Ticket Management
7 1 (1.47%) Contract Management
7 1 (1.47%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.47%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.47%) C++
2 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (1.47%) CCNA
1 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.29%) PMO
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (10.29%) SCCM
2 4 (5.88%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft
2 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
3 3 (4.41%) Citrix
3 3 (4.41%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) IBM
5 1 (1.47%) Veeam
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