Period
to 9 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 9 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
England > North West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 101 89
Rank change year-on-year -21 -12 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 105 108 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.76% 1.92% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 2.01% 2.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 53 89
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £163 £235 £216
90th Percentile £516 £500 £488
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 6
North West median hourly rate £13.66 £16.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.63% +0.49% +6.15%
10th Percentile £9.50 £11.41 £12.89
90th Percentile £18.75 £45.99 £62.25
England median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.94% +23.21% -3.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,631 5,375 6,201
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 95.34% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,533 3,402 3,991
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £232 £250 £236
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 254 225
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.25 £10.93
90th Percentile £45.15 £48.75 £44.90
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% +3.89% -

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the North West

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in the North West

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in the North West over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in the North West

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in the North West

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in the North West over the 6 months to 9 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the North West

Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the North West region over the 6 months to 9 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
Manchester -9 57 £300 -14.29% 32
Cheshire -8 24 £275 -24.14% 4
Lancashire -21 14 £463 +25.85% 5
Merseyside -7 7 £350 -4.76% 10
Cumbria 0 2 - -
Administrator
England

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 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 North West region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (19.05%) SQL
4 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
4 19 (18.10%) Office 365
5 18 (17.14%) Active Directory
6 17 (16.19%) Windows
7 15 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
9 13 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (11.43%) VMware
10 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
11 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (9.52%) Linux
13 9 (8.57%) DNS
13 9 (8.57%) Red Hat
13 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (8.57%) Firewall
13 9 (8.57%) DevOps
14 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
14 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
14 8 (7.62%) Oracle
14 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
14 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Office

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 15 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 11 (10.48%) MS Exchange
3 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.67%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.76%) IBM Domino
6 3 (2.86%) Confluence
6 3 (2.86%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.95%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Magento
2 2 (1.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.95%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (18.10%) Office 365
3 14 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (12.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.86%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.86%) CloudFront
5 3 (2.86%) Serverless
6 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.95%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.95%) IaaS
6 1 (0.95%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.95%) PaaS
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
6 1 (0.95%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.57%) DNS
1 9 (8.57%) Firewall
2 7 (6.67%) LAN
2 7 (6.67%) Skype
3 6 (5.71%) DHCP
3 6 (5.71%) WAN
4 2 (1.90%) DMZ
4 2 (1.90%) SMTP
5 1 (0.95%) Broadband
5 1 (0.95%) SAN
5 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 5 (4.76%) MySQL
3 3 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (2.86%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.90%) Big Data
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.95%) DB2
5 1 (0.95%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.95%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.95%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.71%) JIRA
2 3 (2.86%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.90%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.90%) GitLab
3 2 (1.90%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.95%) Gradle
4 1 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 4 (3.81%) Finance
2 3 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Local Government
3 2 (1.90%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.90%) Publishing
3 2 (1.90%) Retail
4 1 (0.95%) Advertising
4 1 (0.95%) Billing
4 1 (0.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.95%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) Web Services
2 3 (2.86%) HTML
2 3 (2.86%) XPages
3 2 (1.90%) .NET
4 1 (0.95%) LDAP
4 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (4.76%) Fat Client
1 5 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 4 (3.81%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.90%) Clustering
4 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.90%) NHS
4 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.95%) Life Science
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 17 (16.19%) Windows
2 14 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (9.52%) Linux
5 8 (7.62%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.71%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.76%) CentOS
8 2 (1.90%) Debian
8 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.95%) AIX
9 1 (0.95%) Android
9 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.95%) Solaris
9 1 (0.95%) Unix
9 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (8.57%) DevOps
2 9 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.67%) Migration
3 7 (6.67%) Service Management
4 6 (5.71%) Change Management
4 6 (5.71%) ITIL
5 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.76%) ITSM
6 4 (3.81%) Change Control
6 4 (3.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.81%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (3.81%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.81%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.86%) Analytics
7 3 (2.86%) Data Entry
7 3 (2.86%) Data Migration
7 3 (2.86%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.05%) SQL
2 8 (7.62%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.76%) Java
5 5 (4.76%) Python
6 3 (2.86%) LotusScript
7 2 (1.90%) Korn
7 2 (1.90%) VBScript
8 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.95%) C
8 1 (0.95%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.95%) X++
Qualifications
1 19 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.38%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.81%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 2 (1.90%) CCA
6 1 (0.95%) ECDL
6 1 (0.95%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.95%) MCSE
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.86%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.90%) PMO
3 1 (0.95%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) QA
System Software
1 18 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.81%) Docker
5 3 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.95%) KVM
6 1 (0.95%) QEMU
6 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (4.76%) Puppet
2 5 (4.76%) Terraform
2 5 (4.76%) vCenter Server
2 5 (4.76%) WSUS
3 4 (3.81%) ServiceCenter
4 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.90%) Packer
5 2 (1.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.95%) Kibana
6 1 (0.95%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (11.43%) VMware
3 9 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 8 (7.62%) Oracle
5 5 (4.76%) Clearswift
5 5 (4.76%) Teradici
6 4 (3.81%) Cloudera
6 4 (3.81%) HP
6 4 (3.81%) IBM
7 3 (2.86%) Lotus
8 2 (1.90%) Hortonworks
8 2 (1.90%) SAP
9 1 (0.95%) Cisco
9 1 (0.95%) Dell
9 1 (0.95%) Google
9 1 (0.95%) Nintex
9 1 (0.95%) Sage
9 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.95%) Veritas