Period
to 18 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 85 99
Rank change year-on-year -28 +14 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 113 128 148
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.88% 2.21% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.98% 2.34% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 68 91
North West median daily rate £373 £358 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.20% -0.69% +16.13%
10th Percentile £181 £237 £220
90th Percentile £494 £450 £450
England median daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 7 5
North West median hourly rate £17.25 £13.60 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.88% -25.51% -8.75%
10th Percentile £9.31 £12.24 £12.89
90th Percentile £32.25 £27.80 £67.20
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%

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 5,709 5,478 6,864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.05% 94.61% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,558 3,335 4,286
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 248 251
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £18.84 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +14.18% -10.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.05 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.03 £49.13 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% -1.58% +6.92%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 -18 56 £335 -4.29% 26
Cheshire -13 37 £360 -7.10% 12
Lancashire -21 10 £463 +25.42% 3
Merseyside +11 5 £475 +18.75% 7
Cumbria - 4 £200 -
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 20 (17.70%) Windows
3 19 (16.81%) SQL
3 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
5 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
5 15 (13.27%) Windows Server
6 14 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (12.39%) Migration
6 14 (12.39%) Office 365
7 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
8 12 (10.62%) VMware
8 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
9 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (9.73%) Banking
10 10 (8.85%) Finance
10 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
10 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (8.85%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
11 9 (7.96%) Data Management
11 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
11 9 (7.96%) WAN
12 8 (7.08%) LAN
12 8 (7.08%) DNS
12 8 (7.08%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
12 8 (7.08%) Oracle

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 13 (11.50%) SharePoint
2 10 (8.85%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.31%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.54%) IBM Notes
5 4 (3.54%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.65%) Confluence
7 2 (1.77%) CMS
7 2 (1.77%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.77%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.88%) IIS
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.77%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Magento
2 2 (1.77%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.77%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.77%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.88%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (12.39%) Office 365
3 11 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (8.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.65%) Amazon SQS
5 3 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.65%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.65%) CloudFront
5 3 (2.65%) Serverless
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (1.77%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.88%) SaaS
7 1 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.96%) WAN
2 8 (7.08%) DNS
2 8 (7.08%) LAN
3 6 (5.31%) DHCP
3 6 (5.31%) Firewall
4 4 (3.54%) SAN
4 4 (3.54%) Skype
5 2 (1.77%) Extranet
5 2 (1.77%) FTP
5 2 (1.77%) NAS
6 1 (0.88%) DMZ
6 1 (0.88%) Ethernet
6 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (0.88%) IPsec
6 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.65%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.65%) Power BI
3 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.88%) Big Data
5 1 (0.88%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.88%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.31%) Jenkins
1 6 (5.31%) JIRA
2 3 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.77%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.77%) GitLab
4 1 (0.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (9.73%) Banking
2 10 (8.85%) Finance
3 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
3 5 (4.42%) Retail Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Local Government
6 2 (1.77%) Retail
7 1 (0.88%) Billing
7 1 (0.88%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.19%) Web Services
2 4 (3.54%) XPages
3 3 (2.65%) HTML
3 3 (2.65%) Mason
4 2 (1.77%) .NET
4 2 (1.77%) Middleware
5 1 (0.88%) LAMP
5 1 (0.88%) LDAP
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.08%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.42%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.42%) Thin Client
3 4 (3.54%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.65%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.77%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.88%) Life Science
6 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (17.70%) Windows
2 15 (13.27%) Windows Server
3 11 (9.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (7.08%) Linux
5 7 (6.19%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.31%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.65%) CentOS
8 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.77%) Unix
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.39%) Migration
1 14 (12.39%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (7.96%) Data Management
3 7 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (5.31%) CRM
4 6 (5.31%) ITIL
4 6 (5.31%) Line Management
4 6 (5.31%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.42%) Data Migration
5 5 (4.42%) DevOps
5 5 (4.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (4.42%) ITSM
5 5 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.42%) Project Management
5 5 (4.42%) Service Management
6 4 (3.54%) Change Management
6 4 (3.54%) Dashboard Development
6 4 (3.54%) Data Entry
6 4 (3.54%) High Availability
6 4 (3.54%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.81%) SQL
2 9 (7.96%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.31%) Java
5 5 (4.42%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.42%) Python
6 4 (3.54%) LotusScript
7 3 (2.65%) VB
7 3 (2.65%) VBScript
8 2 (1.77%) X++
9 1 (0.88%) Apex Code
9 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (14.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) Degree
4 4 (3.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.77%) ECDL
6 1 (0.88%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.88%) MCSE
6 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) SLA
2 6 (5.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.65%) QA
4 2 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.88%) GDPR
5 1 (0.88%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.77%) XenApp
6 1 (0.88%) KVM
6 1 (0.88%) QEMU
6 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (6.19%) Puppet
2 6 (5.31%) SCCM
2 6 (5.31%) Terraform
3 5 (4.42%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.42%) WSUS
4 4 (3.54%) ServiceCenter
5 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.77%) Packer
7 1 (0.88%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.88%) Kibana
7 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (10.62%) VMware
3 8 (7.08%) Oracle
3 8 (7.08%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (6.19%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.31%) HP
6 5 (4.42%) Clearswift
6 5 (4.42%) IBM
6 5 (4.42%) Teradici
7 4 (3.54%) Lotus
8 3 (2.65%) Citrix
9 2 (1.77%) Adobe
9 2 (1.77%) Cisco
9 2 (1.77%) Google
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
10 1 (0.88%) 3PAR
10 1 (0.88%) Brocade
10 1 (0.88%) Ivanti
10 1 (0.88%) Splunk
10 1 (0.88%) Tableau