Period
to 17 February 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 17 February 2020.

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
17 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 75 138 133
Rank change year-on-year +63 -5 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 109 78 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.37% 1.38% 1.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.53% 1.45% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 33
North West median daily rate £475 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -7.14% +5.26%
10th Percentile £160 £163 £203
90th Percentile £575 £479 £481
England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £13.66 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.47% +0.48% -25.51%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £38.90 £20.25 £45.89
England median hourly rate £14.00 £13.66 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.49% -17.21% +17.86%

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 4,306 5,375 5,050
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.78% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,640 3,403 3,205
North West median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £206 £245 £225
90th Percentile £588 £600 £588
England median daily rate £463 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 299 282
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +11.86% -0.67%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.25 £11.26
90th Percentile £53.00 £46.42 £52.93
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +1.60% - +1.08%

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020.

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 17 February 2020. 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
Cheshire +28 27 £407 +25.23% 13
Lancashire +41 26 £513 +12.33% 13
Manchester +4 24 £150 -50.00% 34
Merseyside +23 16 £306 -5.77% 5
Cumbria -17 2 - - 6
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 February 2020, 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 26 (23.85%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Linux
2 22 (20.18%) Migration
2 22 (20.18%) Hadoop
2 22 (20.18%) AWS
3 21 (19.27%) Jenkins
4 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
4 20 (18.35%) Shell Script
4 20 (18.35%) Python
5 19 (17.43%) Oracle
5 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
6 18 (16.51%) Puppet
6 18 (16.51%) Java
6 18 (16.51%) Docker
7 17 (15.60%) GitLab
8 16 (14.68%) VMware
8 16 (14.68%) Azure
8 16 (14.68%) Big Data
8 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (13.76%) Firewall
9 15 (13.76%) ITIL
9 15 (13.76%) DevOps
10 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database
10 14 (12.84%) Ansible
10 14 (12.84%) Windows Server
11 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
11 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
12 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
12 12 (11.01%) Web Services
12 12 (11.01%) Unix

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 10 (9.17%) Apache
2 6 (5.50%) Confluence
2 6 (5.50%) JBoss
2 6 (5.50%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
3 5 (4.59%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (3.67%) Apache Pig
5 2 (1.83%) CMS
5 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.92%) IIS
6 1 (0.92%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Windchill
2 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.67%) PTC Creo
4 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.18%) AWS
2 16 (14.68%) Azure
3 6 (5.50%) GCP
3 6 (5.50%) GitHub
3 6 (5.50%) PaaS
4 4 (3.67%) Office 365
5 3 (2.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (2.75%) CloudFront
5 3 (2.75%) Route 53
5 3 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.92%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.92%) Datadog
6 1 (0.92%) G Suite
6 1 (0.92%) IaaS
6 1 (0.92%) Slack
6 1 (0.92%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.76%) Firewall
2 10 (9.17%) DNS
3 9 (8.26%) DHCP
4 8 (7.34%) VPN
5 6 (5.50%) HTTP
6 4 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (3.67%) iSCSI
6 4 (3.67%) VSAN
7 3 (2.75%) Internet
7 3 (2.75%) NAS
7 3 (2.75%) SAN
7 3 (2.75%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.83%) LAN
8 2 (1.83%) WAN
8 2 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.92%) Network Security
9 1 (0.92%) SMTP
9 1 (0.92%) SNMP
9 1 (0.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.18%) Hadoop
2 16 (14.68%) Big Data
3 14 (12.84%) Oracle Database
4 10 (9.17%) Qlik Sense
5 9 (8.26%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (3.67%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.67%) MySQL
6 4 (3.67%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.92%) PowerCenter
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.60%) GitLab
3 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.92%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (6.42%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.75%) Aerospace
3 3 (2.75%) Automotive
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) Web Services
2 6 (5.50%) Middleware
3 3 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.75%) JSP
3 3 (2.75%) LAMP
3 3 (2.75%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (2.75%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.75%) Spring
4 2 (1.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.83%) LDAP
5 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.92%) COM
5 1 (0.92%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.59%) Data Structures
4 4 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) Clustering
5 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.83%) HACMP
6 2 (1.83%) LPAR
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
7 1 (0.92%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (23.85%) Windows
2 22 (20.18%) Linux
3 14 (12.84%) Windows Server
4 12 (11.01%) Unix
5 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.67%) CentOS
6 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.75%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.83%) AIX
8 2 (1.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.92%) VMS
9 1 (0.92%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.18%) Migration
2 15 (13.76%) DevOps
2 15 (13.76%) ITIL
3 12 (11.01%) Load Balancing
4 11 (10.09%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 11 (10.09%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (10.09%) Workflow
5 10 (9.17%) Content Management
6 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
6 9 (8.26%) Database Tuning
7 8 (7.34%) Change Management
7 8 (7.34%) Scrum
8 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
9 5 (4.59%) Data Management
9 5 (4.59%) Data Security
9 5 (4.59%) Information Security
9 5 (4.59%) Performance Management
9 5 (4.59%) Proactive Monitoring
9 5 (4.59%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.35%) Python
1 20 (18.35%) Shell Script
2 18 (16.51%) Java
3 13 (11.93%) PowerShell
4 9 (8.26%) Bash Shell
5 7 (6.42%) SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Ruby
7 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.67%) PL/SQL
8 3 (2.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 20 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.43%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.26%) Degree
4 5 (4.59%) CCA
5 4 (3.67%) CCNP
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.67%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.83%) MCP
6 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.92%) MCSA
7 1 (0.92%) MCSE
7 1 (0.92%) RHCE
7 1 (0.92%) VCAP
7 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) Data Quality
1 4 (3.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (16.51%) Docker
2 16 (14.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.01%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.42%) Active Directory
6 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.50%) VirtualBox
7 5 (4.59%) VMware NSX
7 5 (4.59%) vSphere
8 4 (3.67%) NFS
8 4 (3.67%) VMFS
9 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) Puppet
2 14 (12.84%) Ansible
3 11 (10.09%) Kubernetes
3 11 (10.09%) Packer
3 11 (10.09%) Terraform
4 9 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.59%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.59%) vMotion
5 5 (4.59%) vRealize
6 4 (3.67%) Oozie
6 4 (3.67%) Oracle RMAN
7 3 (2.75%) Data Guard
7 3 (2.75%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.75%) Salt
8 2 (1.83%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (17.43%) Oracle
2 16 (14.68%) VMware
3 13 (11.93%) Microsoft
4 11 (10.09%) Cloudera
5 10 (9.17%) Google
6 8 (7.34%) Informatica
6 8 (7.34%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.50%) SAP
8 5 (4.59%) Cisco
8 5 (4.59%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.75%) Apple
9 3 (2.75%) EMC
9 3 (2.75%) HP
9 3 (2.75%) NetApp
9 3 (2.75%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.75%) Splunk
10 2 (1.83%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.83%) McAfee
10 2 (1.83%) Siebel
11 1 (0.92%) Dell