Period
to 17 August 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 113 104
Rank change year-on-year +38 -9 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 183 103 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.84% 1.87% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 1.96% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 66 66
South West median daily rate £438 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +11.11% -0.74%
10th Percentile £300 £212 £193
90th Percentile £538 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £351
% change year-on-year +6.67% +6.99% -3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
South West median hourly rate £17.01 £41.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.51% +156.25% +23.08%
10th Percentile £13.53 £35.49 £10.55
90th Percentile £19.89 £44.00 £42.00
England median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% -3.23% +14.01%

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 6,129 5,253 5,216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 95.42% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,852 3,208 3,242
South West median daily rate £427 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.63% +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £220
90th Percentile £613 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 304 270
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.15 £11.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.03
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.51 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.08% +0.03% -2.63%

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 17 August 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
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 17 August 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 +10 77 £450 +5.88% 10
Gloucestershire +13 32 £515 +32.90% 17
Devon +3 25 £450 +16.88% 6
Bristol -9 22 £370 +1.37% 24
Dorset +7 11 £388 +68.48% 6
Somerset -11 8 £238 +6.74% 12
Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 72 (39.34%) Linux
2 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
3 37 (20.22%) Windows
4 36 (19.67%) SQL
5 35 (19.13%) SQL Server
6 31 (16.94%) PowerShell
6 31 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (16.39%) DV Cleared
8 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
9 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
10 23 (12.57%) Ansible
11 22 (12.02%) Windows Server
11 22 (12.02%) VMware
11 22 (12.02%) Unix
11 22 (12.02%) ITIL
12 21 (11.48%) Red Hat
12 21 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
12 21 (11.48%) Finance
12 21 (11.48%) DevOps
13 20 (10.93%) Performance Tuning
13 20 (10.93%) Jenkins
14 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
14 17 (9.29%) Git (software)
14 17 (9.29%) Change Management
14 17 (9.29%) Docker
15 16 (8.74%) OpenShift
15 16 (8.74%) Solaris
15 16 (8.74%) CentOS
15 16 (8.74%) High Availability
16 15 (8.20%) Hadoop

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 8 (4.37%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.83%) Apache Spark
3 6 (3.28%) Apache
3 6 (3.28%) Confluence
4 5 (2.73%) IIS
5 3 (1.64%) JBoss
6 1 (0.55%) CICS
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.19%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.55%) BASE24
3 1 (0.55%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (8.74%) OpenShift
3 11 (6.01%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.46%) Office 365
5 6 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (2.73%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.64%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.64%) GitHub
8 1 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.55%) IaaS
8 1 (0.55%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.83%) Kerberos
2 5 (2.73%) Intranet
3 4 (2.19%) iSCSI
4 3 (1.64%) Firewall
5 2 (1.09%) DNS
5 2 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (1.09%) SAN
5 2 (1.09%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) DHCP
6 1 (0.55%) Internet
6 1 (0.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (0.55%) IPsec
6 1 (0.55%) LAN
6 1 (0.55%) NAS
6 1 (0.55%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (0.55%) SSH
6 1 (0.55%) VLAN
6 1 (0.55%) VPN
6 1 (0.55%) WAN
6 1 (0.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.20%) Hadoop
3 14 (7.65%) MySQL
4 13 (7.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (6.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (6.01%) Big Data
6 11 (6.01%) MongoDB
6 11 (6.01%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.37%) EDRMS
7 8 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 5 (2.73%) Apache Hive
9 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (2.73%) HBase
9 5 (2.73%) Power BI
9 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2016
10 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 20 (10.93%) Jenkins
2 17 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 13 (7.10%) Gerrit
4 8 (4.37%) JIRA
5 6 (3.28%) Bitbucket
6 5 (2.73%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 21 (11.48%) Finance
2 5 (2.73%) Local Government
3 3 (1.64%) Electronics
3 3 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.64%) Marketing
3 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) Automotive
4 1 (0.55%) Front Office
4 1 (0.55%) Military
4 1 (0.55%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (0.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.56%) Middleware
2 4 (2.19%) .NET
2 4 (2.19%) Kafka
3 3 (1.64%) Java EE
3 3 (1.64%) JSON
3 3 (1.64%) Web Services
3 3 (1.64%) XML
4 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.55%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.65%) Clustering
2 11 (6.01%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (5.46%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.46%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.46%) Replication
4 9 (4.92%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.19%) Freedom of Information
6 4 (2.19%) Freedom of Information Act
7 3 (1.64%) PKI
8 2 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.09%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.09%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.55%) Equities
9 1 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) Robotics
9 1 (0.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (39.34%) Linux
2 37 (20.22%) Windows
3 31 (16.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (12.02%) Unix
4 22 (12.02%) Windows Server
5 16 (8.74%) CentOS
5 16 (8.74%) Solaris
6 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.64%) AIX
7 3 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Debian
9 1 (0.55%) VMS
9 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.02%) ITIL
2 21 (11.48%) DevOps
3 20 (10.93%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (9.29%) Change Management
5 16 (8.74%) High Availability
6 14 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (7.10%) Project Management
8 12 (6.56%) Process Improvement
9 9 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (4.92%) Document Management
9 9 (4.92%) Migration
9 9 (4.92%) Time Management
10 8 (4.37%) Mentoring
10 8 (4.37%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (4.37%) Records Management
11 7 (3.83%) Dashboard Development
11 7 (3.83%) Data Security
11 7 (3.83%) Task Automation
11 7 (3.83%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 36 (19.67%) SQL
2 31 (16.94%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.65%) Bash Shell
4 13 (7.10%) Shell Script
5 11 (6.01%) Python
6 6 (3.28%) Perl
7 5 (2.73%) C
8 4 (2.19%) Java
8 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 57 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 30 (16.39%) DV Cleared
3 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.28%) CCENT
4 6 (3.28%) Degree
5 3 (1.64%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.55%) HND
6 1 (0.55%) MCSA
6 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.28%) QA
2 3 (1.64%) SLA
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.29%) Docker
2 12 (6.56%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.92%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (4.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.83%) Firmware
5 7 (3.83%) HDFS
5 7 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.83%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.64%) NFS
7 2 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.55%) RACF
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (12.57%) Ansible
2 8 (4.37%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 8 (4.37%) Failover Clustering
2 8 (4.37%) SCCM
3 6 (3.28%) SCVMM
4 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.73%) Puppet
4 5 (2.73%) Terraform
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.55%) Ambari
6 1 (0.55%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.55%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.55%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.55%) SCOM
6 1 (0.55%) SCSM
6 1 (0.55%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) zSecure
Vendors
1 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
2 22 (12.02%) VMware
3 21 (11.48%) Red Hat
3 21 (11.48%) Salesforce.com
4 15 (8.20%) Oracle
5 10 (5.46%) Cisco
6 9 (4.92%) Hortonworks
7 7 (3.83%) Atlassian
7 7 (3.83%) HP
8 6 (3.28%) IBM
9 5 (2.73%) ANSYS
9 5 (2.73%) Cloudera
9 5 (2.73%) Sybase
10 4 (2.19%) CommVault
10 4 (2.19%) Siemens
11 3 (1.64%) SAP
12 2 (1.09%) Percona
12 2 (1.09%) Teradata
13 1 (0.55%) F5
13 1 (0.55%) Vertica