Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 July 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
UK
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 94 82
Rank change year-on-year -40 -12 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1831 2627 2841
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.39% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.51% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1675 1703
UK median daily rate £355 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £177 £175 £160
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +1.45% +6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 102 210
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.37% -
10th Percentile £9.55 £9.02 £9.73
90th Percentile £38.95 £45.00 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.98% -2.89% -6.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90163 104539 107877
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.02% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58468 68039 66795
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2893 3098 4169
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +2.26%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 24 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 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
England -33 1710 £363 +3.57% 277
UK excluding London -19 1125 £350 +1.45% 165
London -50 676 £388 +3.33% 117
South East -13 425 £375 +7.14% 53
North of England -20 229 £350 - 55
Midlands +11 172 £325 -3.70% 25
North West +20 124 £350 -6.67% 30
West Midlands +5 106 £306 -12.50% 19
East of England -35 104 £288 -4.17% 19
South West -14 102 £350 +0.72% 8
Scotland -35 73 £340 -2.16% 4
East Midlands -6 65 £330 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire -42 65 £356 -10.94% 23
North East +12 40 £325 +19.27% 2
Wales -3 13 £375 +7.14% 1
Northern Ireland -39 7 £320 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 591 (32.28%) Linux
2 386 (21.08%) Windows
3 345 (18.84%) Finance
4 330 (18.02%) Unix
5 317 (17.31%) Microsoft
6 276 (15.07%) VMware
7 270 (14.75%) Active Directory
8 256 (13.98%) SQL
9 253 (13.82%) Red Hat
10 238 (13.00%) Oracle
11 229 (12.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 186 (10.16%) Security Cleared
13 174 (9.50%) Python
13 174 (9.50%) Windows Server
14 171 (9.34%) ITIL
15 170 (9.28%) SQL Server
15 170 (9.28%) Migration
16 154 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
17 152 (8.30%) SharePoint
18 150 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
19 149 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
19 149 (8.14%) SAN
20 144 (7.86%) Banking
21 139 (7.59%) Puppet
22 135 (7.37%) DevOps
23 133 (7.26%) SC Cleared
24 129 (7.05%) Solaris
25 127 (6.94%) Perl
26 124 (6.77%) Office 365
27 123 (6.72%) PowerShell

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 152 (8.30%) SharePoint
2 77 (4.21%) Apache
3 65 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 52 (2.84%) JBoss
5 50 (2.73%) Tomcat
6 48 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 41 (2.24%) WebLogic
8 35 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 33 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.75%) WebSphere
11 29 (1.58%) IIS
12 26 (1.42%) Confluence
12 26 (1.42%) SAS
13 25 (1.37%) Apache Solr
14 19 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (0.98%) Apache Spark
15 18 (0.98%) CMS
15 18 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
15 18 (0.98%) Skype for Business
16 15 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 154 (8.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 149 (8.14%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.16%) Houdini
7 3 (0.16%) Maya
7 3 (0.16%) NUKE
7 3 (0.16%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.11%) Stata
9 1 (0.055%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.055%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 15 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
7 3 (0.16%) HFM
7 3 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.16%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.11%) Kypera Housing
8 2 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
8 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 124 (6.77%) Office 365
2 92 (5.02%) Amazon AWS
3 72 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (0.76%) GitHub
6 13 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.60%) G Suite
7 11 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 10 (0.55%) SaaS
9 9 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.49%) PaaS
9 9 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.33%) IaaS
12 6 (0.33%) OneDrive
13 5 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 149 (8.14%) SAN
2 106 (5.79%) DNS
3 105 (5.73%) Firewall
4 66 (3.60%) LDAP
5 63 (3.44%) NAS
6 62 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 56 (3.06%) LAN
7 56 (3.06%) VPN
8 47 (2.57%) Internet
9 41 (2.24%) WAN
10 40 (2.18%) DHCP
11 36 (1.97%) Kerberos
12 30 (1.64%) SSL
13 25 (1.37%) Network Security
14 23 (1.26%) HTTP
15 21 (1.15%) Ethernet
15 21 (1.15%) Intranet
16 14 (0.76%) VLAN
17 13 (0.71%) SSH
18 12 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 170 (9.28%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.52%) Hadoop
3 90 (4.92%) MySQL
4 70 (3.82%) Oracle Database
5 52 (2.84%) Apache Hive
6 43 (2.35%) DB2
6 43 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (2.29%) Big Data
8 39 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 37 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
10 35 (1.91%) Impala
11 31 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
12 27 (1.47%) MongoDB
13 25 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
14 24 (1.31%) Relational Database
15 23 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
16 22 (1.20%) HBase
17 20 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
18 19 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 56 (3.06%) JIRA
2 48 (2.62%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.24%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (0.98%) Subversion
6 15 (0.82%) GitLab
7 11 (0.60%) Hudson
8 10 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.38%) Toad
11 6 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.33%) Maven
11 6 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.22%) MSI
13 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.16%) Arsenale Dataplane
14 3 (0.16%) ScriptRunner
14 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 345 (18.84%) Finance
2 144 (7.86%) Banking
3 78 (4.26%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.29%) Marketing
5 37 (2.02%) Investment Banking
6 36 (1.97%) Legal
6 36 (1.97%) Retail
7 35 (1.91%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.26%) Electronics
8 23 (1.26%) Publishing
9 21 (1.15%) Law
10 17 (0.93%) Advertising
10 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.55%) Local Government
12 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
13 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
13 6 (0.33%) Back Office
14 5 (0.27%) Military
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.37%) Middleware
2 24 (1.31%) .NET
2 24 (1.31%) HTML
2 24 (1.31%) Web Services
3 23 (1.26%) Kafka
4 22 (1.20%) LAMP
5 20 (1.09%) XML
6 17 (0.93%) CSS
7 12 (0.66%) Mason
8 11 (0.60%) J2EE
9 10 (0.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 9 (0.49%) ODBC
11 8 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.38%) Visualforce
13 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET
13 6 (0.33%) LAPP Stack
14 5 (0.27%) Elastic Stack
14 5 (0.27%) JSON
14 5 (0.27%) Regular Expression
14 5 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.30%) Clustering
2 86 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 68 (3.71%) Data Centre
4 59 (3.22%) Replication
5 53 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 33 (1.80%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.26%) CMDB
8 22 (1.20%) Mainframe
9 21 (1.15%) PKI
10 18 (0.98%) Linux Command Line
11 17 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
11 17 (0.93%) User Experience
12 14 (0.76%) EMC VNX
13 10 (0.55%) Blackberry
13 10 (0.55%) NHS
14 9 (0.49%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.49%) SWIFT
14 9 (0.49%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.44%) Hedge funds
15 8 (0.44%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 591 (32.28%) Linux
2 386 (21.08%) Windows
3 330 (18.02%) Unix
4 229 (12.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 174 (9.50%) Windows Server
6 129 (7.05%) Solaris
7 112 (6.12%) CentOS
8 94 (5.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (4.53%) Ubuntu
10 76 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (3.77%) AIX
12 56 (3.06%) Windows 7
13 43 (2.35%) Debian
14 24 (1.31%) HPUX
15 23 (1.26%) SUSE
16 22 (1.20%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (0.82%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.60%) Android
20 10 (0.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (9.34%) ITIL
2 170 (9.28%) Migration
3 135 (7.37%) DevOps
4 114 (6.23%) Performance Tuning
5 103 (5.63%) Change Management
6 88 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (4.81%) High Availability
6 88 (4.81%) Project Management
7 70 (3.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 66 (3.60%) Configuration Management
9 60 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
10 54 (2.95%) Service Management
11 50 (2.73%) Workflow
12 45 (2.46%) Programme Management
13 44 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
14 40 (2.18%) Change Control
14 40 (2.18%) CRM
14 40 (2.18%) Incident Management
15 39 (2.13%) Asset Management
15 39 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 256 (13.98%) SQL
2 174 (9.50%) Python
3 127 (6.94%) Perl
4 123 (6.72%) PowerShell
5 111 (6.06%) Bash Shell
6 96 (5.24%) Java
6 96 (5.24%) Shell Script
7 60 (3.28%) Ruby
8 30 (1.64%) Korn
9 27 (1.47%) JavaScript
10 24 (1.31%) PHP
11 23 (1.26%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.20%) T-SQL
13 20 (1.09%) VB
14 11 (0.60%) Apex Code
14 11 (0.60%) C
15 9 (0.49%) AWK
15 9 (0.49%) Jython
15 9 (0.49%) VBScript
16 8 (0.44%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 186 (10.16%) Security Cleared
2 133 (7.26%) SC Cleared
3 67 (3.66%) Degree
4 44 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 24 (1.31%) RHCE
7 21 (1.15%) RHCSA
8 19 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (0.82%) MCSE
11 14 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.76%) CCNA
12 13 (0.71%) Oracle Certification
12 13 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.60%) MCITP
14 10 (0.55%) OCP
15 9 (0.49%) CCNP
16 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.44%) MySQL Certification
17 7 (0.38%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (2.95%) PMO
2 34 (1.86%) SLA
3 22 (1.20%) QA
4 16 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.66%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) GDPR
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) AS 2805
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.055%) BS25999
10 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.055%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.055%) GCP
10 1 (0.055%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.055%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.055%) RMADS
System Software
1 270 (14.75%) Active Directory
2 150 (8.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 46 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (2.46%) vSphere
5 44 (2.40%) HDFS
6 34 (1.86%) NFS
7 31 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 30 (1.64%) Apache Flume
8 30 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 28 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (1.26%) Docker
11 19 (1.04%) KVM
11 19 (1.04%) Veritas File System
12 18 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
13 16 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 15 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (0.82%) XenApp
15 14 (0.76%) Samba
15 14 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 139 (7.59%) Puppet
2 83 (4.53%) Ansible
3 56 (3.06%) Nagios
4 54 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (2.95%) SCCM
5 41 (2.24%) NetBackup
6 34 (1.86%) SCOM
7 30 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
8 27 (1.47%) vCenter Server
9 25 (1.37%) Oozie
10 24 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
11 21 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 20 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
13 18 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 15 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 15 (0.82%) yum
15 13 (0.71%) WSUS
16 12 (0.66%) Terraform
17 11 (0.60%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 317 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 276 (15.07%) VMware
3 253 (13.82%) Red Hat
4 238 (13.00%) Oracle
5 101 (5.52%) HP
6 99 (5.41%) Cisco
7 76 (4.15%) SAP
8 73 (3.99%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (3.44%) Cloudera
10 62 (3.39%) ServiceNow
11 59 (3.22%) EMC
11 59 (3.22%) Veritas
12 57 (3.11%) Citrix
13 53 (2.89%) IBM
14 45 (2.46%) NetApp
14 45 (2.46%) Sun
15 42 (2.29%) Splunk
16 27 (1.47%) Brocade
16 27 (1.47%) Google
17 25 (1.37%) Symantec
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 20 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Comtecs
Rate: £400 - £425 Per Day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Surrey
Rullion
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Hampshire
Vadis People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £267 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bury, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £17000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants Limited
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £425 per week
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £17.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Metaswitch Networks
Posted: 17 days ago