Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 July 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 > South West
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 114 103
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 -28
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 112 99 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.11% 1.80% 2.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.21% 1.88% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 56 69
South West median daily rate £385 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - +20.69%
10th Percentile £238 £184 £203
90th Percentile £500 £538 £438
England median daily rate £366 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +1.74% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 12
South West median hourly rate £38.50 £14.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +174.98% -25.33% +87.50%
10th Percentile £32.87 £11.00 £8.58
90th Percentile £43.00 £34.56 £44.98
England median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5,061 5,272 5,800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.24% 95.61% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,033 3,301 3,737
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 277 325
South West median hourly rate £34.25 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.04% +10.00% +66.67%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.72 £11.35
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the South West

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in the South West

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in the South West over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in the South West

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in the South West

Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Bristol +7 40 £371 -1.00% 12
Wiltshire -5 27 £425 +47.83% 5
Somerset +20 18 £275 -26.67% 7
Devon +13 14 £385 -29.03% 3
Dorset -1 5 £230 -23.33% 10
Gloucestershire -4 3 £450 +102.25% 3
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 South West region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 41 (36.61%) Linux
2 34 (30.36%) Windows
3 29 (25.89%) VMware
3 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
4 28 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
7 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
8 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
9 17 (15.18%) Firewall
10 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (13.39%) Unix
12 14 (12.50%) Red Hat
12 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 13 (11.61%) ITIL
13 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
13 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
14 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (10.71%) DevOps
14 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
15 11 (9.82%) Puppet
15 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (9.82%) SCCM
15 11 (9.82%) Python
15 11 (9.82%) Perl
15 11 (9.82%) SQL
15 11 (9.82%) Configuration Management
16 10 (8.93%) AIX
16 10 (8.93%) Office 365

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 (11.61%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.36%) IIS
2 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.57%) Apache
3 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.68%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.79%) Apache Spark
5 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.79%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.89%) CMS
6 1 (0.89%) Documentum
6 1 (0.89%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.79%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.89%) HFM
3 1 (0.89%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (0.89%) iTrent
Cloud Services
1 24 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.93%) Office 365
4 5 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.68%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.68%) OneDrive
5 3 (2.68%) PaaS
6 2 (1.79%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.89%) IaaS
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 1 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) Firewall
2 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.36%) DNS
3 6 (5.36%) NAS
3 6 (5.36%) SAN
4 4 (3.57%) Kerberos
4 4 (3.57%) SSL
5 2 (1.79%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.79%) IP Telephony
5 2 (1.79%) LAN
5 2 (1.79%) Network Security
5 2 (1.79%) tcpdump
5 2 (1.79%) VLAN
5 2 (1.79%) Wireshark
6 1 (0.89%) DHCP
6 1 (0.89%) Internet
6 1 (0.89%) Skype
6 1 (0.89%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.68%) Apache Hive
2 3 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (2.68%) Big Data
2 3 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.79%) HBase
4 1 (0.89%) Base SAS
4 1 (0.89%) OLAP
4 1 (0.89%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.36%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.68%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.79%) GitLab
4 1 (0.89%) JIRA
4 1 (0.89%) MSI
4 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 9 (8.04%) Finance
2 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
2 3 (2.68%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.68%) Marketing
3 2 (1.79%) Back Office
3 2 (1.79%) Electronics
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
3 2 (1.79%) Publishing
3 2 (1.79%) Retail
3 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) Web Services
2 2 (1.79%) .NET
2 2 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.89%) CSS
3 1 (0.89%) HTML
3 1 (0.89%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (6.25%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.57%) Data Structures
2 4 (3.57%) LPAR
2 4 (3.57%) PKI
3 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.68%) Replication
3 3 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 2 (1.79%) User Experience
5 1 (0.89%) Clustering
5 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.61%) Linux
2 34 (30.36%) Windows
3 22 (19.64%) Windows Server
4 16 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (13.39%) Unix
6 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (8.93%) AIX
8 5 (4.46%) Windows 10
9 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.79%) CentOS
10 2 (1.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.89%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) VMS
11 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.61%) ITIL
2 12 (10.71%) DevOps
2 12 (10.71%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (9.82%) Configuration Management
4 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 6 (5.36%) Migration
6 5 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (4.46%) CRM
6 5 (4.46%) Ethical Hacking
6 5 (4.46%) Mentoring
6 5 (4.46%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (4.46%) SIEM
6 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.57%) Open Source
7 4 (3.57%) Project Management
7 4 (3.57%) Protective Monitoring
7 4 (3.57%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.57%) Security Auditing
7 4 (3.57%) Security Patching
7 4 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
2 11 (9.82%) Perl
2 11 (9.82%) Python
2 11 (9.82%) SQL
3 9 (8.04%) Shell Script
4 6 (5.36%) PHP
5 4 (3.57%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.68%) Java
6 3 (2.68%) PL/SQL
6 3 (2.68%) Ruby
7 2 (1.79%) Groovy
8 1 (0.89%) Apex Code
8 1 (0.89%) SAS Macro
8 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.14%) Degree
4 4 (3.57%) RHCE
5 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.89%) HND
6 1 (0.89%) MCDST
6 1 (0.89%) MCP
6 1 (0.89%) MCSE
6 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) GDPR
3 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) RMADS
System Software
1 28 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.14%) Docker
4 6 (5.36%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.36%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.57%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (2.68%) Xen
7 2 (1.79%) HDFS
7 2 (1.79%) vSphere
8 1 (0.89%) GPFS
8 1 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Puppet
1 11 (9.82%) SCCM
2 6 (5.36%) Ansible
2 6 (5.36%) SCVMM
3 5 (4.46%) Kubernetes
3 5 (4.46%) SCOM
3 5 (4.46%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (3.57%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.79%) Ambari
5 2 (1.79%) FreeIPA
5 2 (1.79%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.79%) Nagios
5 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.79%) Salt
5 2 (1.79%) systemd
5 2 (1.79%) Terraform
5 2 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (25.89%) VMware
2 19 (16.96%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 6 (5.36%) Oracle
5 4 (3.57%) IBM
5 4 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.68%) F5
6 3 (2.68%) Symantec
7 2 (1.79%) CA
7 2 (1.79%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.79%) Cisco
7 2 (1.79%) Hortonworks
7 2 (1.79%) Informatica
7 2 (1.79%) McAfee
7 2 (1.79%) Remedy
7 2 (1.79%) SAP
7 2 (1.79%) Teradata
8 1 (0.89%) Adobe
8 1 (0.89%) EMC
8 1 (0.89%) Hyperion