Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 95 99
Rank change year-on-year +5 +4 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 119 150 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.09% 2.19% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.20% 2.32% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 92 75
North West median daily rate £350 £350 £350
10th Percentile £253 £202 £145
90th Percentile £491 £486 £520
England median daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 20
North West median hourly rate £14.30 £15.92 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.21% +11.37% -54.61%
10th Percentile £11.41 £12.89 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.90 £62.25 £41.80
England median hourly rate £16.97 £14.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.70% -4.72% -3.23%

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 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 -13 55 £350 +2.19% 14
Cheshire +16 36 £350 - 5
Lancashire -2 15 £368 +13.08% 5
Merseyside +6 8 £368 -8.13% 1
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 34 (28.57%) Linux
2 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 28 (23.53%) Unix
3 27 (22.69%) Windows
4 21 (17.65%) Finance
5 18 (15.13%) SQL
6 15 (12.61%) VMware
6 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
6 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
6 15 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (12.61%) Oracle
6 15 (12.61%) ITIL
6 15 (12.61%) Red Hat
7 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
7 14 (11.76%) SharePoint
7 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
7 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (10.92%) Clustering
8 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
9 12 (10.08%) AIX
9 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
9 12 (10.08%) Banking
9 12 (10.08%) Windows Server
10 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
10 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
10 11 (9.24%) SAN
11 10 (8.40%) Change Management
11 10 (8.40%) SAP
11 10 (8.40%) Solaris
11 10 (8.40%) DNS

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 14 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.20%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.52%) CMS
4 3 (2.52%) IIS
4 3 (2.52%) JBoss
4 3 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.52%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.68%) Apache
5 2 (1.68%) nginx
5 2 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.84%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.84%) Site Server
6 1 (0.84%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (11.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (9.24%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.84%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (5.88%) Office 365
2 4 (3.36%) SuccessFactors
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.52%) PaaS
4 2 (1.68%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.68%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (1.68%) SaaS
4 2 (1.68%) Serverless
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.84%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.84%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (9.24%) SAN
2 10 (8.40%) DNS
3 4 (3.36%) DHCP
3 4 (3.36%) Internet
3 4 (3.36%) LAN
3 4 (3.36%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.36%) VPN
3 4 (3.36%) WAN
4 2 (1.68%) LDAP
4 2 (1.68%) NAS
4 2 (1.68%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (0.84%) FTP
5 1 (0.84%) Intranet
5 1 (0.84%) MPLS
5 1 (0.84%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (0.84%) Skype
5 1 (0.84%) SMTP
5 1 (0.84%) SNMP
5 1 (0.84%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.08%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 9 (7.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (5.04%) DB2
5 6 (5.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (3.36%) SQL Server 2016
8 3 (2.52%) MySQL
8 3 (2.52%) OLAP
8 3 (2.52%) OLTP
8 3 (2.52%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.68%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.68%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (5.04%) JIRA
2 3 (2.52%) GitLab
2 3 (2.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.68%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.84%) JDeveloper
4 1 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.84%) Toad
General
1 21 (17.65%) Finance
2 12 (10.08%) Banking
3 4 (3.36%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Local Government
4 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.84%) Marketing
5 1 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.72%) XML
2 3 (2.52%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.68%) DCOM
3 2 (1.68%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.68%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.68%) JSON
3 2 (1.68%) RESTful
3 2 (1.68%) XSD
3 2 (1.68%) XSLT
4 1 (0.84%) .NET
4 1 (0.84%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.84%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.84%) J2EE
4 1 (0.84%) MDX
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.84%) REST
4 1 (0.84%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.84%) SOAP
4 1 (0.84%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.84%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.92%) Clustering
2 11 (9.24%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.56%) Replication
4 5 (4.20%) PKI
5 2 (1.68%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.68%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.84%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.84%) BYOD
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.84%) HACMP
6 1 (0.84%) Life Science
6 1 (0.84%) Pricing Data
6 1 (0.84%) RIA
6 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (28.57%) Linux
2 28 (23.53%) Unix
3 27 (22.69%) Windows
4 15 (12.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.08%) AIX
5 12 (10.08%) Windows Server
6 10 (8.40%) Solaris
7 6 (5.04%) HPUX
7 6 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.52%) SUSE
10 3 (2.52%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.68%) CentOS
11 2 (1.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.84%) Android
12 1 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.61%) ITIL
2 14 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (8.40%) Change Management
3 10 (8.40%) DevOps
3 10 (8.40%) Problem Management
4 8 (6.72%) Migration
4 8 (6.72%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (6.72%) Service Management
4 8 (6.72%) Workflow
5 7 (5.88%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (5.04%) People Management
6 6 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (5.04%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
7 5 (4.20%) Database Mirroring
7 5 (4.20%) High Availability
8 4 (3.36%) ITSM
8 4 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (3.36%) Process Improvement
8 4 (3.36%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (15.13%) SQL
2 15 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.36%) Java
4 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.68%) Python
5 2 (1.68%) Ruby
5 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.68%) XPath
6 1 (0.84%) C#
6 1 (0.84%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (0.84%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.84%) Perl
6 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.84%) VB
6 1 (0.84%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (12.61%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Degree
3 2 (1.68%) HND
3 2 (1.68%) MCITP
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.84%) CCNA
4 1 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.84%) DBS Check
4 1 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.84%) MCSE
4 1 (0.84%) MCTS
4 1 (0.84%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.68%) GPG13
1 2 (1.68%) PMO
1 2 (1.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.84%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.04%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.36%) vSphere
5 3 (2.52%) Docker
6 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.68%) XenApp
6 2 (1.68%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.84%) Firmware
7 1 (0.84%) GPFS
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.84%) NFS
7 1 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (8.40%) Puppet
2 4 (3.36%) Kubernetes
3 3 (2.52%) Ansible
3 3 (2.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.52%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.52%) Nagios
3 3 (2.52%) SCCM
3 3 (2.52%) Terraform
4 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.84%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.84%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.84%) Kibana
5 1 (0.84%) logstash
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.84%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.84%) yum
Vendors
1 28 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.61%) Oracle
2 15 (12.61%) Red Hat
2 15 (12.61%) VMware
3 10 (8.40%) SAP
4 6 (5.04%) Citrix
4 6 (5.04%) HP
4 6 (5.04%) Veritas
5 5 (4.20%) Cisco
5 5 (4.20%) IBM
5 5 (4.20%) Symantec
6 4 (3.36%) EMC
6 4 (3.36%) ServiceNow
6 4 (3.36%) Splunk
7 3 (2.52%) AppDynamics
7 3 (2.52%) IFS
7 3 (2.52%) Veeam
8 2 (1.68%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.68%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (1.68%) SolarWinds