Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 95 87
Rank change year-on-year -33 -8 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1964 2589 2720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.43% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.56% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1145 1631 1625
UK median daily rate £350 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +3.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £163
90th Percentile £498 £488 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £348 £350
% change year-on-year -2.88% -0.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 118 222
UK median hourly rate £16.97 £14.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -6.38% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.03 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.68 £43.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +21.37% - -15.03%

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

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 18 October 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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 17 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 18 October 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 -24 1852 £350 -3.45% 273
UK excluding London -19 1196 £338 -2.88% 190
London -44 746 £375 -3.23% 98
South East +2 481 £350 - 55
North of England -9 243 £350 - 58
Midlands +24 163 £298 -14.86% 30
North West +16 116 £363 -3.33% 30
South West -24 110 £350 +2.94% 14
East of England -34 109 £290 -3.33% 18
West Midlands +12 101 £261 -25.36% 14
Yorkshire -14 90 £350 -12.50% 27
Scotland -38 71 £338 +8.87% 10
East Midlands +16 60 £330 +0.38% 16
North East -3 37 £320 +8.47% 1
Northern Ireland -43 11 £315 -16.00% 2
Wales -11 7 £405 -1.82% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 661 (33.66%) Linux
2 488 (24.85%) Windows
3 398 (20.26%) Unix
4 347 (17.67%) Finance
5 343 (17.46%) Microsoft
6 302 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 298 (15.17%) VMware
8 284 (14.46%) Red Hat
9 270 (13.75%) Oracle
10 269 (13.70%) SQL
11 246 (12.53%) Windows Server
12 234 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 233 (11.86%) Security Cleared
14 184 (9.37%) SQL Server
15 181 (9.22%) Migration
16 178 (9.06%) Python
17 177 (9.01%) ITIL
18 173 (8.81%) SharePoint
19 171 (8.71%) Banking
20 162 (8.25%) Puppet
21 158 (8.04%) PowerShell
22 149 (7.59%) SC Cleared
22 149 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
23 147 (7.48%) Solaris
23 147 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
24 146 (7.43%) SAN
25 141 (7.18%) Firewall
25 141 (7.18%) Office 365
26 135 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
27 134 (6.82%) DNS

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
1 173 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 68 (3.46%) Apache
4 55 (2.80%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.55%) WebLogic
6 45 (2.29%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (2.04%) SAS
8 37 (1.88%) IIS
8 37 (1.88%) SharePoint 2010
9 35 (1.78%) JBoss
10 34 (1.73%) WebSphere
11 32 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.02%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 19 (0.97%) Confluence
15 18 (0.92%) OpenStack
16 17 (0.87%) CMS
17 16 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
18 15 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 147 (7.48%) Microsoft Office
2 135 (6.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 13 (0.66%) InfoPath
7 11 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
8 6 (0.31%) Houdini
8 6 (0.31%) Maya
8 6 (0.31%) NUKE
8 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.10%) Stata
Business Applications
1 16 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 141 (7.18%) Office 365
2 104 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (0.97%) PaaS
5 19 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 16 (0.81%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 14 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (0.71%) FinancialForce
8 11 (0.56%) OneDrive
9 10 (0.51%) Force.com
9 10 (0.51%) IaaS
10 9 (0.46%) SaaS
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
11 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.41%) GitHub
12 7 (0.36%) G Suite
12 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
12 7 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
13 5 (0.25%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 146 (7.43%) SAN
2 141 (7.18%) Firewall
3 134 (6.82%) DNS
4 89 (4.53%) LDAP
5 78 (3.97%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.36%) LAN
7 62 (3.16%) NAS
8 53 (2.70%) DHCP
9 45 (2.29%) WAN
10 44 (2.24%) VPN
11 38 (1.93%) Kerberos
12 30 (1.53%) HTTP
12 30 (1.53%) Internet
13 29 (1.48%) Network Security
14 26 (1.32%) SSL
15 22 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (1.07%) Intranet
17 18 (0.92%) SSH
18 15 (0.76%) SMS
18 15 (0.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.84%) Hadoop
3 90 (4.58%) MySQL
4 83 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 56 (2.85%) DB2
6 50 (2.55%) Relational Database
7 46 (2.34%) Big Data
7 46 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
8 39 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
8 39 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 34 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 32 (1.63%) Apache Hive
11 31 (1.58%) MongoDB
12 29 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
13 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
15 22 (1.12%) HBase
15 22 (1.12%) RDBMS
16 18 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 62 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 53 (2.70%) JIRA
3 46 (2.34%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.61%) Subversion
6 11 (0.56%) Ant
6 11 (0.56%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.51%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.51%) GitLab
7 10 (0.51%) Hudson
7 10 (0.51%) SoapUI
8 8 (0.41%) Selenium
9 7 (0.36%) Bitbucket
9 7 (0.36%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.31%) Maven
11 5 (0.25%) MSI
11 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 347 (17.67%) Finance
2 171 (8.71%) Banking
3 71 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.85%) Marketing
5 46 (2.34%) Retail
6 39 (1.99%) Investment Banking
7 32 (1.63%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.53%) Legal
9 25 (1.27%) Electronics
10 20 (1.02%) Advertising
10 20 (1.02%) Publishing
11 18 (0.92%) Financial Institution
12 16 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
13 10 (0.51%) Law
14 7 (0.36%) Billing
15 6 (0.31%) Local Government
16 5 (0.25%) Back Office
16 5 (0.25%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
18 3 (0.15%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.27%) XML
2 24 (1.22%) Middleware
3 22 (1.12%) JSON
3 22 (1.12%) LAMP
4 21 (1.07%) HTML
5 20 (1.02%) Kafka
5 20 (1.02%) Web Services
6 19 (0.97%) .NET
7 16 (0.81%) Ajax
7 16 (0.81%) CSS
8 15 (0.76%) ODBC
9 14 (0.71%) J2EE
10 11 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
10 11 (0.56%) Mason
11 10 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
12 9 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
13 8 (0.41%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (0.41%) Regular Expression
13 8 (0.41%) YAML
14 7 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
2 94 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 88 (4.48%) Clustering
4 59 (3.00%) Replication
5 46 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 45 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.27%) Linux Command Line
7 25 (1.27%) PKI
8 20 (1.02%) SWIFT
9 18 (0.92%) Mainframe
10 17 (0.87%) CMDB
10 17 (0.87%) User Experience
11 15 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
12 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 14 (0.71%) Public Cloud
13 12 (0.61%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.46%) Fat Client
14 9 (0.46%) Thin Client
15 8 (0.41%) Blackberry
15 8 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 661 (33.66%) Linux
2 488 (24.85%) Windows
3 398 (20.26%) Unix
4 246 (12.53%) Windows Server
5 234 (11.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 147 (7.48%) Solaris
7 112 (5.70%) CentOS
8 97 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 94 (4.79%) Windows Server 2012
10 88 (4.48%) Ubuntu
11 81 (4.12%) AIX
12 72 (3.67%) Windows 7
13 45 (2.29%) Windows 10
14 37 (1.88%) Debian
15 35 (1.78%) SUSE
16 32 (1.63%) HPUX
17 24 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.66%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.46%) FreeBSD
19 9 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (9.22%) Migration
2 177 (9.01%) ITIL
3 129 (6.57%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (6.11%) DevOps
5 114 (5.80%) Performance Tuning
6 105 (5.35%) Change Management
7 92 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 88 (4.48%) Project Management
9 80 (4.07%) Configuration Management
10 77 (3.92%) High Availability
11 67 (3.41%) Analytics
12 65 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (3.21%) CRM
14 62 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (2.85%) Performance Monitoring
16 54 (2.75%) ETL
17 53 (2.70%) Problem Management
18 51 (2.60%) Workflow
19 50 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
20 49 (2.49%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 269 (13.70%) SQL
2 178 (9.06%) Python
3 158 (8.04%) PowerShell
4 129 (6.57%) Perl
4 129 (6.57%) Shell Script
5 113 (5.75%) Bash Shell
6 97 (4.94%) Java
7 56 (2.85%) Ruby
8 39 (1.99%) Korn
9 26 (1.32%) JavaScript
10 21 (1.07%) PHP
11 19 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 16 (0.81%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.76%) C
14 14 (0.71%) VB
15 13 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
17 10 (0.51%) C#
17 10 (0.51%) SOQL
18 9 (0.46%) AWK
Qualifications
1 233 (11.86%) Security Cleared
2 149 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 80 (4.07%) Degree
4 60 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (1.27%) MCSE
8 23 (1.17%) RHCE
9 16 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.81%) RHCSA
10 15 (0.76%) MySQL Certification
11 13 (0.66%) CCNA
11 13 (0.66%) MCSA
11 13 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 11 (0.56%) OCP
14 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.41%) MCITP
15 8 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (2.60%) PMO
2 38 (1.93%) SLA
3 30 (1.53%) QA
4 13 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.41%) MiFID
6 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.31%) GDPR
7 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.25%) GCP
9 3 (0.15%) AS 2805
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.10%) GPG13
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) TARGET2
11 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.051%) COBIT
11 1 (0.051%) GAMP
11 1 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 302 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 149 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
4 51 (2.60%) vSphere
5 46 (2.34%) NFS
6 45 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 41 (2.09%) Hyper-V
8 35 (1.78%) Xen
9 34 (1.73%) HDFS
10 31 (1.58%) Samba
11 29 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 26 (1.32%) Docker
12 26 (1.32%) KVM
13 25 (1.27%) Apache Flume
14 22 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
15 21 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 19 (0.97%) Veritas File System
17 18 (0.92%) XenApp
18 17 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
19 13 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 162 (8.25%) Puppet
2 115 (5.86%) Ansible
3 62 (3.16%) SCCM
4 58 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (2.55%) NetBackup
6 46 (2.34%) Nagios
7 35 (1.78%) SCOM
8 25 (1.27%) vCenter Server
9 24 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 23 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
11 18 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
12 17 (0.87%) Control-M
12 17 (0.87%) yum
13 15 (0.76%) Kubernetes
13 15 (0.76%) WSUS
14 14 (0.71%) Ambari
15 13 (0.66%) Oozie
15 13 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
16 12 (0.61%) Backup Exec
16 12 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 343 (17.46%) Microsoft
2 298 (15.17%) VMware
3 284 (14.46%) Red Hat
4 270 (13.75%) Oracle
5 101 (5.14%) HP
6 92 (4.68%) Cisco
7 84 (4.28%) Salesforce.com
8 80 (4.07%) SAP
9 74 (3.77%) ServiceNow
10 72 (3.67%) Citrix
10 72 (3.67%) IBM
11 71 (3.62%) Veritas
12 60 (3.05%) NetApp
13 53 (2.70%) EMC
14 50 (2.55%) Sun
15 48 (2.44%) Splunk
16 46 (2.34%) Cloudera
17 35 (1.78%) Remedy
18 34 (1.73%) Symantec
19 29 (1.48%) Brocade