Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 103 80 89
Rank change year-on-year -23 +9 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 143 131 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 2.49% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.37% 2.62% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 88 65
South West median daily rate £388 £359 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.01% +12.11% -20.00%
10th Percentile £206 £212 £140
90th Percentile £520 £550 £425
England median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
South West median hourly rate £36.25 £20.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +79.01% +44.64% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.63 £13.80 £9.75
90th Percentile £42.30 £50.20 £18.50
England median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.15% +17.86% -3.45%

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 6,022 4,999 5,080
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 94.97% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,885 3,134 3,302
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £252 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £550 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 246 367
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -9.09% -13.39%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.19 £18.39
% change year-on-year +2.80% -1.06% -0.62%

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 January 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in the South West over the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 January 2019. 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
Wiltshire -14 47 £440 +25.71% 11
Bristol -42 36 £375 +11.94% 14
Gloucestershire +3 29 £500 +89.57% 15
Dorset +17 13 £375 +25.00% 13
Somerset +3 11 £325 -20.00% 3
Cornwall -6 2 £200 -11.11% 2
Devon -26 2 £298 -41.95% 4
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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 70 (48.95%) Linux
2 46 (32.17%) SQL
3 41 (28.67%) Windows
4 40 (27.97%) Unix
5 38 (26.57%) Analytical Skills
6 35 (24.48%) Python
7 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
8 28 (19.58%) Big Data
9 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (18.18%) CentOS
10 26 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 26 (18.18%) Relational Database
11 25 (17.48%) Windows Server
12 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
12 24 (16.78%) Data Architecture
13 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
14 22 (15.38%) VMware
14 22 (15.38%) Teradata
14 22 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
14 22 (15.38%) PowerShell
14 22 (15.38%) R
14 22 (15.38%) Experimental Design
14 22 (15.38%) Data Science
15 19 (13.29%) Red Hat
16 17 (11.89%) DV Cleared
17 15 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
18 14 (9.79%) Oracle
18 14 (9.79%) SharePoint
19 13 (9.09%) MySQL
19 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared

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 14 (9.79%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.99%) IIS
3 7 (4.90%) Apache
4 6 (4.20%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.80%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (2.80%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.10%) JBoss
7 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.70%) Confluence
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.70%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.70%) nginx
8 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (6.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (3.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.70%) Houdini
4 1 (0.70%) Maya
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.70%) NUKE
4 1 (0.70%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (2.80%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.70%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.09%) Office 365
2 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.80%) PaaS
5 3 (2.10%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.10%) IaaS
5 3 (2.10%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.99%) DNS
2 5 (3.50%) LAN
2 5 (3.50%) WAN
3 4 (2.80%) HTTP
3 4 (2.80%) iSCSI
3 4 (2.80%) TCP/IP
4 3 (2.10%) DHCP
4 3 (2.10%) DMZ
4 3 (2.10%) FTP
4 3 (2.10%) Internet
4 3 (2.10%) VPN
5 2 (1.40%) 4G
5 2 (1.40%) Firewall
5 2 (1.40%) NAS
5 2 (1.40%) Skype
5 2 (1.40%) SSH
6 1 (0.70%) DKIM
6 1 (0.70%) InfiniBand
6 1 (0.70%) PuTTY
6 1 (0.70%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.58%) Big Data
2 26 (18.18%) Relational Database
3 23 (16.08%) SQL Server
4 13 (9.09%) MySQL
5 10 (6.99%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (5.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.50%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.80%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.10%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (2.10%) OLAP
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.40%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 2 (1.40%) MariaDB
10 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Power View
10 2 (1.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 11 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.99%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) Liquibase
4 1 (0.70%) Maven
4 1 (0.70%) MSI
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.70%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (7.69%) Finance
2 6 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.50%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.40%) Electronics
4 2 (1.40%) Legal
4 2 (1.40%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.70%) Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Billing
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Law
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.20%) .NET
2 4 (2.80%) Middleware
3 3 (2.10%) HTML
3 3 (2.10%) Java EE
3 3 (2.10%) JSON
3 3 (2.10%) LAMP
3 3 (2.10%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (2.10%) LDAP
3 3 (2.10%) XML
4 2 (1.40%) Web Services
5 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) KML
5 1 (0.70%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (26.57%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.90%) Clustering
3 7 (4.90%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.90%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.20%) PKI
5 5 (3.50%) Replication
6 4 (2.80%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.10%) Animation
7 3 (2.10%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.70%) CMDB
8 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.70%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (48.95%) Linux
2 41 (28.67%) Windows
3 40 (27.97%) Unix
4 27 (18.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (18.18%) CentOS
6 25 (17.48%) Windows Server
7 13 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (6.99%) Solaris
10 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (5.59%) Ubuntu
11 8 (5.59%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.80%) Debian
13 2 (1.40%) VMS
14 1 (0.70%) AIX
14 1 (0.70%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.70%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (16.78%) Data Architecture
2 22 (15.38%) Data Science
2 22 (15.38%) Experimental Design
2 22 (15.38%) Statistical Analysis
3 15 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (6.29%) High Availability
6 8 (5.59%) DevOps
6 8 (5.59%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (4.90%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.90%) ITIL
7 7 (4.90%) Open Source
7 7 (4.90%) Service Management
8 6 (4.20%) Data Management
8 6 (4.20%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.50%) CRM
9 5 (3.50%) Data Security
9 5 (3.50%) Task Automation
10 4 (2.80%) ETL
10 4 (2.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 46 (32.17%) SQL
2 35 (24.48%) Python
3 22 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 22 (15.38%) R
4 11 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 10 (6.99%) Shell Script
6 5 (3.50%) Perl
6 5 (3.50%) PHP
7 4 (2.80%) C
7 4 (2.80%) Java
7 4 (2.80%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.70%) Ruby
8 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 33 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.89%) DV Cleared
3 13 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.20%) Degree
5 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.80%) MCSA
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.70%) CISSP
8 1 (0.70%) MCDST
8 1 (0.70%) MCP
8 1 (0.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.59%) PMO
2 5 (3.50%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) GDPR
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 10 (6.99%) Docker
4 9 (6.29%) NFS
4 9 (6.29%) Samba
5 8 (5.59%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (4.90%) vSphere
7 5 (3.50%) KVM
7 5 (3.50%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (2.80%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.40%) GPFS
9 2 (1.40%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.70%) Cygwin
10 1 (0.70%) iptables
10 1 (0.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.99%) Puppet
2 9 (6.29%) Ansible
3 6 (4.20%) WSUS
4 5 (3.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 5 (3.50%) Kubernetes
4 5 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 3 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.10%) SCCM
6 2 (1.40%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.40%) Nagios
6 2 (1.40%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.70%) Computer Incident Response Team
7 1 (0.70%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Microsoft
2 22 (15.38%) Teradata
2 22 (15.38%) VMware
3 19 (13.29%) Red Hat
4 14 (9.79%) Oracle
5 7 (4.90%) HP
6 5 (3.50%) Cisco
6 5 (3.50%) SAP
7 4 (2.80%) Dynatrace
7 4 (2.80%) Sybase
7 4 (2.80%) Veeam
7 4 (2.80%) Wyse
8 3 (2.10%) EMC
9 2 (1.40%) IBM
9 2 (1.40%) McAfee
9 2 (1.40%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.40%) Siemens
9 2 (1.40%) SolarWinds
10 1 (0.70%) LogRhythm
10 1 (0.70%) ServiceNow