Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 91 111
Rank change year-on-year -22 +20 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 98 118 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.67% 2.15% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.28% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 73 82
North West median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £231 £142 £191
90th Percentile £460 £430 £450
England median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +2.07% +3.57% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 6
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £12.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.78% -8.05% -34.76%
10th Percentile £11.48 £9.41 £10.13
90th Percentile £32.25 £44.25 £41.50
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.38 £14.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -0.86% -

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 5,577 5,182 7,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.49% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,463 3,140 4,413
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 286 310
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.11% -8.10% +13.07%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.38 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -21 49 £338 - 20
Cheshire -12 29 £400 +36.17% 9
Merseyside +14 12 £345 -5.48% 4
Cumbria -1 4 £288 -
Lancashire -28 4 £381 +1.67% 3
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 18 (18.37%) Migration
3 14 (14.29%) Finance
3 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
5 12 (12.24%) Banking
6 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
7 10 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (9.18%) Linux
9 8 (8.16%) Data Management
9 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (8.16%) SQL
9 8 (8.16%) SAN
9 8 (8.16%) SLA
10 7 (7.14%) CRM
10 7 (7.14%) Unix
10 7 (7.14%) Project Management
11 6 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 6 (6.12%) VMware
11 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
11 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (6.12%) Line Management
11 6 (6.12%) PowerShell

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 3 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.04%) CMS
2 2 (2.04%) IBM Domino
2 2 (2.04%) SAS
2 2 (2.04%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.04%) Umbraco
2 2 (2.04%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.02%) Confluence
3 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.02%) IIS
3 1 (1.02%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.02%) WebLogic Portal
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) iTrent
1 3 (3.06%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.02%) Magento
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Office 365
4 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.04%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.02%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.16%) SAN
2 4 (4.08%) NAS
3 3 (3.06%) Ethernet
3 3 (3.06%) FTP
3 3 (3.06%) IPsec
3 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.06%) WAN
4 2 (2.04%) 802.11
4 2 (2.04%) BGP
4 2 (2.04%) Extranet
4 2 (2.04%) Firewall
4 2 (2.04%) HSRP
4 2 (2.04%) LAN
4 2 (2.04%) OSPF
4 2 (2.04%) Skype
4 2 (2.04%) SMS
4 2 (2.04%) SSH
5 1 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.02%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) Power BI
3 2 (2.04%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.04%) GIS
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.02%) Big Data
4 1 (1.02%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (1.02%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) GitLab
2 1 (1.02%) JIRA
2 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (14.29%) Finance
2 12 (12.24%) Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Retail Banking
3 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.04%) French Language
5 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.02%) Law
6 1 (1.02%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Web Services
2 2 (2.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.04%) Mason
2 2 (2.04%) Middleware
3 1 (1.02%) HTML
3 1 (1.02%) JAAS
3 1 (1.02%) JMS
3 1 (1.02%) LAMP
3 1 (1.02%) SOAP
3 1 (1.02%) WebCenter
3 1 (1.02%) WSDL
3 1 (1.02%) XML
3 1 (1.02%) XPages
3 1 (1.02%) XSD
3 1 (1.02%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.06%) Clustering
2 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.04%) Digital Signage
4 1 (1.02%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.02%) Life Science
4 1 (1.02%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.02%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.02%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.02%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (21.43%) Windows
2 14 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.18%) Linux
4 7 (7.14%) Unix
5 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) Solaris
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) AIX
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.02%) SUSE
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.37%) Migration
2 10 (10.20%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (8.16%) Data Management
4 7 (7.14%) CRM
4 7 (7.14%) Project Management
5 6 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.12%) Line Management
5 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.10%) Data Migration
6 5 (5.10%) ITIL
6 5 (5.10%) Workflow
7 4 (4.08%) Change Management
7 4 (4.08%) Dashboard Development
7 4 (4.08%) ERP
7 4 (4.08%) Resource Management
8 3 (3.06%) Configuration Management
8 3 (3.06%) Test Management
8 3 (3.06%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 8 (8.16%) SQL
2 6 (6.12%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.08%) VB
3 4 (4.08%) VBScript
4 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.04%) Java
5 2 (2.04%) X++
6 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.02%) LotusScript
6 1 (1.02%) Perl
6 1 (1.02%) XPath
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) CCIE
3 2 (2.04%) CCNP
3 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.04%) CISSP
3 2 (2.04%) Degree
3 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
3 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.02%) ECDL
4 1 (1.02%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.02%) MCITP
4 1 (1.02%) MCSA
4 1 (1.02%) MCSE
4 1 (1.02%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.16%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) GDPR
2 6 (6.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 3 (3.06%) QA
5 2 (2.04%) PMO
System Software
1 14 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) XenApp
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) Puppet
2 2 (2.04%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Terraform
3 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (13.27%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.20%) Salesforce.com
3 6 (6.12%) VMware
4 5 (5.10%) Veeam
5 4 (4.08%) Citrix
5 4 (4.08%) EMC
5 4 (4.08%) Oracle
5 4 (4.08%) SAP
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco
7 2 (2.04%) Adobe
7 2 (2.04%) Google
7 2 (2.04%) HP
7 2 (2.04%) IBM
7 2 (2.04%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.04%) Splunk
8 1 (1.02%) Brocade
8 1 (1.02%) Capita
8 1 (1.02%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.02%) Tableau