Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 122 88 112
Rank change year-on-year -34 +24 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 76 130 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.42% 2.20% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 2.32% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 83 78
North West median daily rate £350 £328 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -12.37% +20.08%
10th Percentile £174 £113 £180
90th Percentile £481 £438 £516
England median daily rate £363 £363 £350
% change year-on-year - +3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 17
North West median hourly rate £13.60 £18.25 £15.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.51% +18.78% +13.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.24 £9.75
90th Percentile £45.57 £62.10 £41.98
England median hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £13.65
% change year-on-year +13.39% +2.56% +0.20%

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 5,076 5,593 7,776
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.16% 94.68% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,217 3,585 4,656
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £590 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 286 247 396
North West median hourly rate £18.03 £18.00 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.17% -22.91% +41.52%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £47.55
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -11 37 £350 +7.69% 28
Cheshire -12 22 £350 +76.77% 10
Merseyside +3 7 £385 +0.59% 9
Lancashire -14 5 £343 -8.67% 3
Cumbria - 3 £400 - 2
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 17 (22.37%) Unix
3 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (17.11%) Linux
4 13 (17.11%) SAN
4 13 (17.11%) Finance
4 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
5 11 (14.47%) ITIL
5 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
6 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
7 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
7 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
7 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
8 8 (10.53%) Banking
8 8 (10.53%) SQL
8 8 (10.53%) Oracle
8 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
8 8 (10.53%) EMC
8 8 (10.53%) VMware
8 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
9 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
9 7 (9.21%) Change Management
10 6 (7.89%) Solaris
10 6 (7.89%) Cisco
10 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
10 6 (7.89%) XML
10 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 2 (2.63%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.32%) Confluence
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.32%) nginx
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.32%) SAS
4 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.32%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (6.58%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.32%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Elite 3E
2 1 (1.32%) iTrent
2 1 (1.32%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.32%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.32%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.32%) PaaS
4 1 (1.32%) SaaS
4 1 (1.32%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.32%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.11%) SAN
2 2 (2.63%) Kerberos
2 2 (2.63%) LAN
2 2 (2.63%) NAS
2 2 (2.63%) SSH
2 2 (2.63%) WAN
3 1 (1.32%) 802.11
3 1 (1.32%) DHCP
3 1 (1.32%) DNS
3 1 (1.32%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.32%) HSRP
3 1 (1.32%) Intranet
3 1 (1.32%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.32%) MPLS
3 1 (1.32%) OSPF
3 1 (1.32%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) Skype
3 1 (1.32%) SNMP
3 1 (1.32%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.21%) Oracle Database
2 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.63%) DB2
5 2 (2.63%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.63%) HBase
5 2 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.63%) OLAP
5 2 (2.63%) OLTP
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.63%) SAP HANA
5 2 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.32%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.32%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) JDeveloper
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.32%) JIRA
1 1 (1.32%) Maven
1 1 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (17.11%) Finance
2 8 (10.53%) Banking
3 3 (3.95%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.32%) Law
4 1 (1.32%) Marketing
4 1 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 3 (3.95%) XML Messaging
3 2 (2.63%) DCOM
3 2 (2.63%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.63%) XSD
3 2 (2.63%) XSLT
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.32%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.32%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (1.32%) J2EE
4 1 (1.32%) LDAP
4 1 (1.32%) Middleware
4 1 (1.32%) REST
4 1 (1.32%) SAML
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) PKI
3 3 (3.95%) Replication
4 2 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.32%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.32%) HACMP
5 1 (1.32%) Life Science
5 1 (1.32%) Pricing Data
5 1 (1.32%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.32%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 18 (23.68%) Windows
2 17 (22.37%) Unix
3 13 (17.11%) Linux
3 13 (17.11%) Windows Server
4 8 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.89%) Solaris
6 5 (6.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.95%) AIX
8 3 (3.95%) HPUX
9 2 (2.63%) SUSE
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) ITIL
2 7 (9.21%) Change Management
3 6 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (5.26%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.26%) DevOps
5 4 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.26%) High Availability
5 4 (5.26%) Migration
5 4 (5.26%) Service Management
5 4 (5.26%) Workflow
6 3 (3.95%) ETL
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.95%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (3.95%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.63%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.63%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (10.53%) SQL
3 7 (9.21%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.95%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.63%) Perl
5 2 (2.63%) VB
5 2 (2.63%) XPath
6 1 (1.32%) C#
6 1 (1.32%) Python
6 1 (1.32%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
1 9 (11.84%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.32%) CCIE
3 1 (1.32%) CCNA
3 1 (1.32%) CCNP
3 1 (1.32%) CISSP
3 1 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.32%) MCITP
3 1 (1.32%) MCSA
3 1 (1.32%) MCSE
3 1 (1.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.58%) PMO
2 2 (2.63%) GDPR
2 2 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (1.32%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.58%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.95%) vSphere
5 2 (2.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (2.63%) HDFS
5 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.32%) Docker
6 1 (1.32%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 3 (3.95%) Puppet
2 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.63%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (2.63%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.63%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.63%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.32%) Nagios
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (1.32%) SCCM
3 1 (1.32%) SCOM
3 1 (1.32%) Terraform
3 1 (1.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.53%) EMC
2 8 (10.53%) Oracle
2 8 (10.53%) VMware
3 7 (9.21%) Red Hat
4 6 (7.89%) Cisco
5 5 (6.58%) SAP
5 5 (6.58%) Veeam
6 3 (3.95%) Capita
6 3 (3.95%) HP
6 3 (3.95%) IBM
6 3 (3.95%) IFS
6 3 (3.95%) Symantec
6 3 (3.95%) Veritas
7 2 (2.63%) Citrix
7 2 (2.63%) NetApp
7 2 (2.63%) Remedy
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) Sun
7 2 (2.63%) webMethods