Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Administrator was £281 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 332 345 358
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 -11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 26 20 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.16% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 10
South East median daily rate £281 £125 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.00% -9.09% -27.63%
10th Percentile £121 £85 £108
90th Percentile £375 £144 £247
England median daily rate £193 £139 £170
% change year-on-year +38.74% -18.38% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 12
South East median hourly rate £25.50 £12.19 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +109.19% -26.12% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.04 £9.09
90th Percentile £59.75 £12.34 £20.00
England median hourly rate £15.97 £12.19 £15.05
% change year-on-year +30.97% -19.00% +14.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured IT Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in the South East

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Administrator in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Administrator in the South East

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Administrator in the South East

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Administrator in the South East

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Administrator in the South East

IT Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 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
Thames Valley +3 16 £281 +104.55%
Hampshire +4 8 £288 +219.44%
Buckinghamshire -21 8 £140 +1.82%
Berkshire +11 6 £420 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £281 -
West Sussex - 1 £78 -
Kent - 1 £350 -
IT Administrator
England

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT 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 South East region featuring IT Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
5 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
5 6 (23.08%) VMware
5 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (11.54%) Change Management
7 3 (11.54%) MCSA
7 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (7.69%) HP
8 2 (7.69%) SQL
8 2 (7.69%) Unix
8 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
8 2 (7.69%) McAfee
8 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (7.69%) Server Patching

IT Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Windows 10
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.69%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.69%) Server Building
3 2 (7.69%) Server Patching
4 1 (3.85%) Collaborative Working
4 1 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (3.85%) ETL
4 1 (3.85%) Information Security
4 1 (3.85%) IT Audit
4 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) DV Cleared
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.54%) MCSA
4 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.85%) Degree
4 1 (3.85%) MCDBA
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
4 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee
4 1 (3.85%) Acronis
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) CyberArk
4 1 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Veeam
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas