The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 98 79
Rank change year-on-year -26 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 904 1300 1401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.38% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.51% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 805 852
Median daily rate £350 £355 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.40% +7.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 44 86
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.06 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.68% -11.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.87 £9.08 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.18 £38.40 £35.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year +16.00% -12.28%  

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 43166 51826 51615
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.00% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27868 33823 31848
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1354 1494 2061
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £16.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.57 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.16
% change year-on-year +1.54% +8.29%  

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 May 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 3 months to 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 May 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -28 824 £363 - 285
London -55 318 £385 +2.66% 100
South East +5 217 £400 +14.20% 62
Hampshire +36 68 £401 +23.23% 16
North West +31 59 £353 -2.08% 28
West Midlands +18 52 £257 -23.85% 23
Scotland +16 51 £250 -19.35% 5
South West +6 49 £260 -20.00% 17
East of England -3 48 £288 -11.53% 17
Berkshire +4 44 £400 +14.28% 10
Surrey -27 36 £376 -5.93% 14
City of London -58 33 £425 +6.25% 24
Yorkshire -31 31 £375 -6.25% 26
Edinburgh +2 29 £350 -6.66% 5
East Midlands -8 26 £350 +27.27% 12
Buckinghamshire -1 25 £325 -10.34% 4
Manchester +15 24 £338 -3.57% 20
Oxfordshire +3 22 £398 +20.45% 6
North East +20 21 £330 +24.52%
West Yorkshire -10 20 £363 -15.64% 15
Tyne and Wear +32 19 £330 +24.52%
Cheshire +29 18 £330 -8.33% 5
Hertfordshire +4 18 £310 +87.87% 3
Wiltshire +15 17 £240 -21.63% 1
Milton Keynes -8 15 - - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne +30 14 £330 +22.79%
Glasgow -1 14 £283 -5.83%
West Sussex +22 13 £250 -14.52% 6
Reading +14 12 £425 +129.72% 5
Leeds +10 12 £369 +1.72% 12

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 597 (32.46%) Linux
2 337 (18.33%) Windows
3 332 (18.05%) Finance
4 325 (17.67%) Unix
5 319 (17.35%) Microsoft
6 272 (14.79%) Red Hat
7 266 (14.46%) SQL
8 258 (14.03%) Oracle
9 242 (13.16%) VMware
9 242 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 209 (11.36%) Active Directory
11 190 (10.33%) SQL Server
12 189 (10.28%) Security Cleared
13 179 (9.73%) ITIL
14 175 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
15 161 (8.75%) Migration
16 158 (8.59%) Python
17 156 (8.48%) SharePoint
18 145 (7.88%) SC Cleared
19 144 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
20 139 (7.56%) SAN
21 135 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
22 134 (7.29%) Solaris
23 131 (7.12%) Puppet
23 131 (7.12%) DevOps
24 125 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
25 121 (6.58%) Windows Server
26 117 (6.36%) Banking
27 113 (6.14%) Perl
28 112 (6.09%) Hadoop

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
1 156 (8.48%) SharePoint
2 88 (4.79%) Apache
3 57 (3.10%) MS Exchange
4 55 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 51 (2.77%) JBoss
6 48 (2.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 48 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
7 34 (1.85%) WebSphere
8 32 (1.74%) WebLogic
9 31 (1.69%) IIS
10 29 (1.58%) Apache Spark
10 29 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
11 26 (1.41%) SAS
12 25 (1.36%) Apache Solr
13 24 (1.31%) Confluence
14 23 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
15 20 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
16 18 (0.98%) Skype for Business
17 16 (0.87%) CMS
18 15 (0.82%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 175 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 144 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
3 88 (4.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.63%) Spreadsheet
5 24 (1.31%) Microsoft Project
6 18 (0.98%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.22%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.11%) HipChat
8 2 (0.11%) InDesign
8 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.054%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.054%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.054%) Stata
Business Applications
1 14 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 8 (0.44%) SAP BPC
4 8 (0.44%) SAP MII
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
5 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.22%) Siebel CRM
8 3 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.16%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 2 (0.11%) Academy Housing
9 2 (0.11%) HFM
9 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
Cloud Services
1 108 (5.87%) Office 365
2 87 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (1.36%) SaaS
5 24 (1.31%) IaaS
6 23 (1.25%) PaaS
7 18 (0.98%) GitHub
8 15 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
11 10 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
13 8 (0.44%) SuccessFactors
14 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.33%) G Suite
15 6 (0.33%) OpenShift
16 5 (0.27%) Mimecast
16 5 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 139 (7.56%) SAN
2 95 (5.17%) DNS
3 87 (4.73%) Firewall
4 84 (4.57%) LDAP
5 66 (3.59%) TCP/IP
6 61 (3.32%) NAS
7 48 (2.61%) Internet
8 46 (2.50%) VPN
9 42 (2.28%) Intranet
10 40 (2.18%) LAN
11 39 (2.12%) WAN
12 34 (1.85%) HTTP
13 33 (1.79%) Kerberos
14 30 (1.63%) DHCP
15 26 (1.41%) Ethernet
15 26 (1.41%) Network Security
15 26 (1.41%) SSL
16 19 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (0.98%) SSH
18 15 (0.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 112 (6.09%) Hadoop
3 75 (4.08%) Oracle Database
4 72 (3.92%) MySQL
5 58 (3.15%) Apache Hive
6 55 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 54 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 50 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
9 44 (2.39%) Big Data
10 42 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
11 41 (2.23%) DB2
12 33 (1.79%) Impala
12 33 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 33 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 30 (1.63%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.31%) HBase
14 24 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 23 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.25%) Relational Database
16 21 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 55 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 42 (2.28%) JIRA
3 41 (2.23%) Git (software)
4 19 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
4 19 (1.03%) Subversion
5 15 (0.82%) GitLab
5 15 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (0.60%) Hudson
7 8 (0.44%) NWDI
7 8 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 7 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 6 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (0.33%) Toad
10 5 (0.27%) Maven
11 4 (0.22%) ScriptRunner
12 3 (0.16%) Arsenale Dataplane
12 3 (0.16%) Gradle
12 3 (0.16%) MSI
12 3 (0.16%) Selenium
12 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 332 (18.05%) Finance
2 117 (6.36%) Banking
3 75 (4.08%) Telecoms
4 41 (2.23%) Legal
5 33 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 33 (1.79%) Retail
6 29 (1.58%) Marketing
7 27 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.25%) Law
9 22 (1.20%) Advertising
10 18 (0.98%) Publishing
11 15 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.65%) Electronics
13 9 (0.49%) Back Office
13 9 (0.49%) Local Government
14 5 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.22%) Billing
15 4 (0.22%) Military
16 3 (0.16%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.01%) HTML
2 34 (1.85%) Middleware
3 29 (1.58%) Web Services
4 24 (1.31%) Kafka
5 20 (1.09%) .NET
5 20 (1.09%) CSS
6 19 (1.03%) LAMP
7 13 (0.71%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 12 (0.65%) Mason
8 12 (0.65%) XML
9 11 (0.60%) J2EE
10 10 (0.54%) REST
11 9 (0.49%) Visualforce
11 9 (0.49%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.44%) ASP.NET
12 8 (0.44%) SAP Basis
12 8 (0.44%) SOAP
13 7 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (0.38%) JMS
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.13%) Clustering
3 65 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 61 (3.32%) Replication
5 53 (2.88%) Data Centre
6 27 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 23 (1.25%) CMDB
8 20 (1.09%) EMC VNX
9 15 (0.82%) Computer Science
9 15 (0.82%) User Experience
10 13 (0.71%) Mainframe
11 12 (0.65%) Blackberry
11 12 (0.65%) NHS
12 11 (0.60%) Driving Licence
12 11 (0.60%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.44%) Fintech
13 8 (0.44%) Learning Management System
13 8 (0.44%) PKI
14 7 (0.38%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.33%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 597 (32.46%) Linux
2 337 (18.33%) Windows
3 325 (17.67%) Unix
4 242 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 134 (7.29%) Solaris
6 121 (6.58%) Windows Server
7 102 (5.55%) CentOS
8 76 (4.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 72 (3.92%) Ubuntu
9 72 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (3.32%) AIX
11 41 (2.23%) Debian
12 38 (2.07%) Windows 7
13 30 (1.63%) SUSE
14 23 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (0.98%) HPUX
16 17 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.76%) Windows 10
18 11 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (0.44%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (9.73%) ITIL
2 161 (8.75%) Migration
3 131 (7.12%) DevOps
4 125 (6.80%) Performance Tuning
5 109 (5.93%) Change Management
6 93 (5.06%) High Availability
7 88 (4.79%) Project Management
8 86 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
9 85 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
10 74 (4.02%) Configuration Management
11 68 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (3.15%) Workflow
13 52 (2.83%) Change Control
14 51 (2.77%) Service Management
15 50 (2.72%) Data Management
16 44 (2.39%) Open Source
16 44 (2.39%) Service Delivery
17 43 (2.34%) Analytics
18 42 (2.28%) Asset Management
19 40 (2.18%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (14.46%) SQL
2 158 (8.59%) Python
3 113 (6.14%) Perl
4 108 (5.87%) PowerShell
5 95 (5.17%) Bash Shell
6 84 (4.57%) Java
7 76 (4.13%) Shell Script
8 43 (2.34%) Ruby
9 33 (1.79%) JavaScript
10 32 (1.74%) T-SQL
11 24 (1.31%) PL/SQL
12 23 (1.25%) PHP
13 20 (1.09%) Korn
14 16 (0.87%) Apex Code
14 16 (0.87%) VB
15 11 (0.60%) C
16 10 (0.54%) C++
17 9 (0.49%) AWK
18 8 (0.44%) C#
18 8 (0.44%) Jython
Qualifications
1 189 (10.28%) Security Cleared
2 145 (7.88%) SC Cleared
3 57 (3.10%) Degree
4 40 (2.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.20%) CCNA
8 17 (0.92%) RHCE
8 17 (0.92%) RHCSA
9 15 (0.82%) CCNP
9 15 (0.82%) MCSE
10 14 (0.76%) CISSP
11 13 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.54%) MCITP
13 10 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
14 7 (0.38%) HND
14 7 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 7 (0.38%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.32%) PMO
2 48 (2.61%) SLA
3 17 (0.92%) QA
4 16 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.82%) Data Quality
6 13 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.49%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) BS25999
9 2 (0.11%) GCP
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.054%) GDPR
10 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) SEPA
System Software
1 209 (11.36%) Active Directory
2 135 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (2.66%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 48 (2.61%) HDFS
5 43 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
5 43 (2.34%) vSphere
6 36 (1.96%) Docker
6 36 (1.96%) Hyper-V
7 33 (1.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 32 (1.74%) NFS
9 28 (1.52%) Veritas File System
9 28 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 24 (1.31%) Apache Flume
12 22 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
13 19 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
14 13 (0.71%) KVM
14 13 (0.71%) XenApp
15 12 (0.65%) GPFS
16 9 (0.49%) iptables
Systems Management
1 131 (7.12%) Puppet
2 77 (4.19%) Ansible
3 70 (3.81%) Nagios
4 54 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
5 47 (2.56%) SCCM
6 30 (1.63%) NetBackup
7 28 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
8 26 (1.41%) Oozie
8 26 (1.41%) Oracle RMAN
9 24 (1.31%) Hadoop YARN
9 24 (1.31%) SCOM
10 23 (1.25%) vCenter Server
11 22 (1.20%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 20 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 17 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 15 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 13 (0.71%) Data Guard
15 13 (0.71%) WSUS
16 12 (0.65%) HAProxy
17 11 (0.60%) yum
Vendors
1 319 (17.35%) Microsoft
2 272 (14.79%) Red Hat
3 258 (14.03%) Oracle
4 242 (13.16%) VMware
5 105 (5.71%) Cisco
6 86 (4.68%) HP
7 74 (4.02%) EMC
7 74 (4.02%) Veritas
8 71 (3.86%) Salesforce.com
8 71 (3.86%) SAP
9 64 (3.48%) Cloudera
10 57 (3.10%) Sun
11 56 (3.05%) IBM
12 51 (2.77%) ServiceNow
13 45 (2.45%) Citrix
14 44 (2.39%) NetApp
15 26 (1.41%) Brocade
15 26 (1.41%) Symantec
16 23 (1.25%) Sybase
17 22 (1.20%) Splunk
Bradford, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £180.00 - £270.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Middlesex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Red10
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Red10
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £85.00 - £105.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spring Technology
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £260 to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Seven Principles Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago