Period
to 23 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 April 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
UK
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 167 162 114
Rank change year-on-year -5 -48 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,588 1,694 1,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.68% 2.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 1.77% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 988 1,009 1,153
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +3.45% +0.69%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £176
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 114 125
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +5.36% -6.67%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.01 £9.50
90th Percentile £39.03 £47.25 £29.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year -4.38% - -6.24%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 90,071 95,967 87,312
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.93% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,547 63,121 56,727
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £650 £635 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,813 2,950 2,999
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.76 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.57 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% -5.26%

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 2019.

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 23 April 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
England -6 1,457 £400 +6.67% 598
UK excluding London +8 995 £375 +7.14% 456
London -17 571 £400 - 179
South East -13 263 £375 +2.39% 106
North of England +20 192 £365 +4.29% 115
South West +17 176 £438 +2.94% 60
Midlands +8 140 £375 +7.14% 78
East of England +16 114 £371 +23.75% 61
Scotland +23 91 £350 - 29
Yorkshire +32 85 £400 +14.29% 42
North West -9 78 £338 -3.39% 65
West Midlands -20 73 £368 -0.68% 37
East Midlands +28 67 £383 +15.91% 41
North East +14 29 £380 +23.38% 8
Wales -13 18 £388 -0.64% 6
Northern Ireland +11 3 - - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 457 (28.78%) Linux
2 309 (19.46%) Windows
3 274 (17.25%) Microsoft
4 242 (15.24%) Unix
4 242 (15.24%) SQL
5 216 (13.60%) Finance
6 195 (12.28%) Security Cleared
7 184 (11.59%) Active Directory
8 180 (11.34%) SQL Server
9 170 (10.71%) Oracle
10 156 (9.82%) ITIL
11 154 (9.70%) VMware
11 154 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 154 (9.70%) Windows Server
12 145 (9.13%) Migration
13 142 (8.94%) DevOps
14 137 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
15 134 (8.44%) Red Hat
16 130 (8.19%) SC Cleared
17 127 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
18 125 (7.87%) Python
18 125 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
19 120 (7.56%) PowerShell
20 119 (7.49%) Performance Tuning
21 111 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
22 107 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
23 103 (6.49%) SharePoint
23 103 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
24 101 (6.36%) Office 365
25 93 (5.86%) Amazon AWS

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
1 103 (6.49%) SharePoint
2 49 (3.09%) Apache Spark
3 46 (2.90%) Apache
4 43 (2.71%) IIS
5 40 (2.52%) Confluence
6 34 (2.14%) Tomcat
7 31 (1.95%) MS Exchange
8 25 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 23 (1.45%) SAS
10 15 (0.94%) WebSphere
11 12 (0.76%) CMS
12 11 (0.69%) Apache Solr
12 11 (0.69%) nginx
13 10 (0.63%) JBoss
13 10 (0.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (0.57%) Jupyter
14 9 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
15 8 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
15 8 (0.50%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 111 (6.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 103 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
3 46 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (0.76%) InfoPath
5 11 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.38%) SPSS
7 6 (0.38%) Stata
8 3 (0.19%) CATIA
9 2 (0.13%) Maya
9 2 (0.13%) NUKE
9 2 (0.13%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.063%) HipChat
10 1 (0.063%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 26 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.69%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.63%) Workday HCM
4 8 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.50%) SAP Hybris
5 5 (0.31%) HFM
5 5 (0.31%) Magento
5 5 (0.31%) OPENHousing
5 5 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 5 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.31%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
6 4 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.19%) ENOVIA
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle EBS R12
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 3 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 101 (6.36%) Office 365
3 93 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.20%) Amazon S3
8 17 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
9 15 (0.94%) OpenShift
9 15 (0.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.88%) IaaS
11 13 (0.82%) PaaS
12 11 (0.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
13 10 (0.63%) SaaS
14 9 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
15 8 (0.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 6 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
16 6 (0.38%) G Suite
17 4 (0.25%) GitHub
17 4 (0.25%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 91 (5.73%) DNS
2 83 (5.23%) Firewall
3 42 (2.64%) TCP/IP
4 39 (2.46%) SAN
5 36 (2.27%) LAN
6 33 (2.08%) WAN
7 31 (1.95%) Internet
7 31 (1.95%) VPN
8 28 (1.76%) HTTP
9 26 (1.64%) DHCP
10 23 (1.45%) Kerberos
11 18 (1.13%) SMTP
12 17 (1.07%) DMZ
13 16 (1.01%) FTP
13 16 (1.01%) Network Security
13 16 (1.01%) SSL
13 16 (1.01%) VLAN
14 13 (0.82%) OpenLDAP
15 12 (0.76%) NAS
16 11 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 74 (4.66%) Big Data
2 74 (4.66%) Hadoop
3 73 (4.60%) MySQL
4 65 (4.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 64 (4.03%) Oracle Database
6 46 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
7 44 (2.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 39 (2.46%) HBase
8 39 (2.46%) Relational Database
9 38 (2.39%) Apache Hive
10 29 (1.83%) Data Warehouse
11 28 (1.76%) Amazon RDS
12 27 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
13 26 (1.64%) Power BI
13 26 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.57%) Oracle Database 12c
14 25 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 22 (1.39%) MongoDB
16 21 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 79 (4.97%) JIRA
2 51 (3.21%) Git (software)
3 50 (3.15%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.13%) Maven
5 15 (0.94%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.82%) Visual Studio
7 9 (0.57%) GitLab
8 8 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 8 (0.50%) Oracle Forms
8 8 (0.50%) Subversion
9 7 (0.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.44%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.38%) ScriptRunner
11 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.25%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.25%) Gradle
13 3 (0.19%) Ant
13 3 (0.19%) CruiseControl
General
1 216 (13.60%) Finance
2 86 (5.42%) Banking
3 35 (2.20%) Telecoms
4 27 (1.70%) Retail
5 21 (1.32%) Marketing
6 12 (0.76%) Investment Banking
7 11 (0.69%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.63%) Publishing
9 9 (0.57%) Legal
9 9 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.50%) Financial Institution
10 8 (0.50%) Games
11 7 (0.44%) Local Government
12 6 (0.38%) Advertising
12 6 (0.38%) Back Office
12 6 (0.38%) Billing
12 6 (0.38%) Law
13 4 (0.25%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.25%) Front Office
14 3 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.58%) LDAP
2 35 (2.20%) Web Services
3 28 (1.76%) Middleware
4 24 (1.51%) HTML
5 17 (1.07%) .NET
6 16 (1.01%) CSS
7 14 (0.88%) XML
8 10 (0.63%) Anaconda
8 10 (0.63%) LAMP
8 10 (0.63%) Visualforce
9 9 (0.57%) Apache Tez
9 9 (0.57%) Kafka
9 9 (0.57%) LEMP Stack
9 9 (0.57%) PySpark
10 8 (0.50%) Regular Expression
10 8 (0.50%) SOAP
11 7 (0.44%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.44%) Oracle GoldenGate
11 7 (0.44%) Spring
12 6 (0.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 125 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (5.60%) Management Information System
3 66 (4.16%) Clustering
4 47 (2.96%) Data Centre
5 45 (2.83%) Replication
6 35 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 26 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 15 (0.94%) CMDB
10 11 (0.69%) HACMP
11 10 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.57%) User Experience
13 8 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (0.50%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.50%) Fintech
13 8 (0.50%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.44%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.38%) Greenfield Project
16 5 (0.31%) NHS
16 5 (0.31%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 457 (28.78%) Linux
2 309 (19.46%) Windows
3 242 (15.24%) Unix
4 154 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 154 (9.70%) Windows Server
5 76 (4.79%) Solaris
6 74 (4.66%) CentOS
7 52 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 49 (3.09%) AIX
9 46 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 39 (2.46%) Ubuntu
11 22 (1.39%) Debian
11 22 (1.39%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.26%) Windows 10
12 20 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
14 11 (0.69%) SUSE
15 8 (0.50%) HPUX
15 8 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 4 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (9.82%) ITIL
2 145 (9.13%) Migration
3 142 (8.94%) DevOps
4 137 (8.63%) Problem-Solving
5 127 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
6 119 (7.49%) Performance Tuning
7 79 (4.97%) Change Management
8 77 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 66 (4.16%) CRM
9 66 (4.16%) High Availability
10 59 (3.72%) Business Intelligence
11 55 (3.46%) Stakeholder Management
12 49 (3.09%) Workflow
13 45 (2.83%) Configuration Management
13 45 (2.83%) Service Management
14 44 (2.77%) Project Management
15 42 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
15 42 (2.64%) ETL
16 40 (2.52%) Change Control
17 36 (2.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 242 (15.24%) SQL
2 125 (7.87%) Python
3 120 (7.56%) PowerShell
4 88 (5.54%) Shell Script
5 73 (4.60%) Bash Shell
6 62 (3.90%) Perl
7 56 (3.53%) Java
8 46 (2.90%) T-SQL
9 35 (2.20%) JavaScript
10 31 (1.95%) PHP
11 22 (1.39%) Apex Code
12 20 (1.26%) C
13 17 (1.07%) VB
14 16 (1.01%) C#
14 16 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 16 (1.01%) R
15 14 (0.88%) Ruby
16 13 (0.82%) Korn
16 13 (0.82%) VBScript
17 8 (0.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 195 (12.28%) Security Cleared
2 130 (8.19%) SC Cleared
3 66 (4.16%) Degree
4 44 (2.77%) DV Cleared
5 35 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
6 31 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
7 16 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (1.01%) MCSE
8 13 (0.82%) CCNA
9 12 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
10 10 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (0.63%) MCSA
11 8 (0.50%) IBM Certification
11 8 (0.50%) MCITP
12 6 (0.38%) CCA
12 6 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (0.38%) MCP
12 6 (0.38%) OCP
12 6 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.53%) SLA
2 46 (2.90%) PMO
3 22 (1.39%) QA
4 19 (1.20%) GDPR
5 16 (1.01%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.38%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.25%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.063%) COBIT
11 1 (0.063%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.063%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.063%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.063%) Solvency II
System Software
1 184 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 91 (5.73%) Docker
3 81 (5.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 45 (2.83%) HDFS
5 43 (2.71%) VMware ESXi
6 42 (2.64%) Hyper-V
7 34 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
7 34 (2.14%) vSphere
8 28 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
9 21 (1.32%) KVM
10 19 (1.20%) XenApp
11 14 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.69%) NFS
12 11 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 10 (0.63%) Shibboleth
14 7 (0.44%) Samba
14 7 (0.44%) Xen
14 7 (0.44%) XenDesktop
15 6 (0.38%) Firmware
16 4 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 79 (4.97%) Puppet
2 68 (4.28%) SCCM
3 66 (4.16%) Ansible
4 41 (2.58%) Kubernetes
4 41 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (2.20%) Terraform
6 33 (2.08%) SCOM
7 24 (1.51%) Nagios
8 20 (1.26%) WSUS
9 16 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
9 16 (1.01%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.01%) Single Sign-On
10 14 (0.88%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.82%) Oracle ZFS
12 12 (0.76%) HP ALM
12 12 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 11 (0.69%) Tivoli
14 10 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.57%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 274 (17.25%) Microsoft
2 170 (10.71%) Oracle
3 154 (9.70%) VMware
4 134 (8.44%) Red Hat
5 87 (5.48%) Salesforce.com
6 71 (4.47%) IBM
7 61 (3.84%) SAP
8 52 (3.27%) Cisco
8 52 (3.27%) ServiceNow
9 50 (3.15%) Citrix
9 50 (3.15%) HP
10 33 (2.08%) Atlassian
11 32 (2.02%) Google
11 32 (2.02%) Veritas
12 31 (1.95%) EMC
13 26 (1.64%) Hortonworks
14 23 (1.45%) F5
14 23 (1.45%) Splunk
15 22 (1.39%) NetApp
15 22 (1.39%) Veeam