Period
to 21 August 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 98 80
Rank change year-on-year -24 -18 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1954 2646 2872
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.04% 2.44% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 2.57% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1097 1704 1711
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £182 £181 £163
90th Percentile £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 107 237
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £13.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.01% -15.03% -
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.00 £9.52
90th Percentile £39.03 £41.00 £38.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year +12.17% -2.89% -12.50%

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 90895 102965 107669
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.88% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59029 67126 67282
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £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 2782 3113 4175
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.36 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.32
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.73% +3.37%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -26 1832 £350 -3.45% 272
UK excluding London -11 1203 £340 -2.86% 195
London -48 721 £400 +3.36% 99
South East 0 478 £350 -2.44% 45
North of England -16 238 £350 +0.72% 57
Midlands +13 168 £315 -7.35% 27
North West +25 126 £358 +0.70% 23
East of England -10 115 £275 -15.38% 26
South West -12 110 £350 +2.94% 18
West Midlands +13 105 £264 -24.57% 13
Yorkshire -21 77 £369 -7.81% 32
Scotland -28 70 £325 - 19
East Midlands 0 62 £350 +27.27% 14
North East -8 35 £325 +17.65% 2
Wales +12 15 £375 +7.14% 1
Northern Ireland -42 9 £320 - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 647 (33.11%) Linux
2 450 (23.03%) Windows
3 378 (19.34%) Unix
4 367 (18.78%) Finance
5 321 (16.43%) Microsoft
6 301 (15.40%) Active Directory
7 295 (15.10%) VMware
8 278 (14.23%) Oracle
9 266 (13.61%) Red Hat
10 263 (13.46%) SQL
11 240 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 212 (10.85%) Windows Server
13 201 (10.29%) Security Cleared
14 194 (9.93%) Python
15 185 (9.47%) SQL Server
16 175 (8.96%) ITIL
17 168 (8.60%) SharePoint
18 167 (8.55%) Migration
18 167 (8.55%) Banking
19 163 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
20 156 (7.98%) Puppet
21 149 (7.63%) PowerShell
21 149 (7.63%) SAN
22 148 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
23 144 (7.37%) Perl
24 139 (7.11%) Office 365
25 138 (7.06%) SC Cleared
26 137 (7.01%) DevOps
27 136 (6.96%) Solaris
28 128 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel

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
1 168 (8.60%) SharePoint
2 80 (4.09%) Apache
3 71 (3.63%) MS Exchange
4 61 (3.12%) Tomcat
5 54 (2.76%) WebLogic
6 50 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 47 (2.41%) JBoss
8 41 (2.10%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.79%) SAS
9 35 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 33 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
11 30 (1.54%) IIS
12 24 (1.23%) Confluence
13 23 (1.18%) Apache Solr
14 22 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
15 21 (1.07%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
17 19 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.87%) OpenStack
18 17 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 148 (7.57%) Microsoft Office
2 128 (6.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Project
5 21 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 21 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 11 (0.56%) InfoPath
7 6 (0.31%) Houdini
7 6 (0.31%) Maya
7 6 (0.31%) NUKE
7 6 (0.31%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.10%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.10%) Stata
9 1 (0.051%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 15 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
1 15 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.51%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
5 4 (0.20%) Oracle Utilities
5 4 (0.20%) Siebel CRM
6 3 (0.15%) Northgate Housing
6 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
6 3 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 2 (0.10%) Academy Housing
7 2 (0.10%) Maximo
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.10%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.10%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 139 (7.11%) Office 365
2 108 (5.53%) Amazon AWS
3 84 (4.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.13%) PaaS
5 20 (1.02%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 19 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (0.87%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 15 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
8 15 (0.77%) IaaS
9 14 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
10 13 (0.67%) GitHub
10 13 (0.67%) SaaS
11 11 (0.56%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.51%) Force.com
13 9 (0.46%) G Suite
13 9 (0.46%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (0.36%) FinancialForce.com
14 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.36%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 149 (7.63%) SAN
2 128 (6.55%) Firewall
3 126 (6.45%) DNS
4 78 (3.99%) LDAP
5 70 (3.58%) TCP/IP
6 61 (3.12%) LAN
7 60 (3.07%) NAS
8 53 (2.71%) VPN
9 47 (2.41%) WAN
10 46 (2.35%) DHCP
11 41 (2.10%) Internet
12 39 (2.00%) Kerberos
13 32 (1.64%) HTTP
14 30 (1.54%) SSL
15 24 (1.23%) Network Security
16 19 (0.97%) Ethernet
17 17 (0.87%) Intranet
18 15 (0.77%) SSH
19 14 (0.72%) Cisco ASA
20 13 (0.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 107 (5.48%) Hadoop
2 107 (5.48%) MySQL
3 86 (4.40%) Oracle Database
4 56 (2.87%) DB2
5 55 (2.81%) Apache Hive
6 50 (2.56%) Big Data
7 49 (2.51%) Relational Database
8 43 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 35 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
11 33 (1.69%) Impala
11 33 (1.69%) MongoDB
12 31 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 28 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
13 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 27 (1.38%) Oracle Database 12c
15 26 (1.33%) HBase
16 25 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
17 20 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 54 (2.76%) JIRA
2 50 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 48 (2.46%) Git (software)
4 27 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.87%) GitLab
5 17 (0.87%) Hudson
5 17 (0.87%) Subversion
6 14 (0.72%) Eclipse
7 11 (0.56%) Ant
8 10 (0.51%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.51%) SoapUI
9 8 (0.41%) Selenium
9 8 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.41%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.31%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.31%) Maven
12 5 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.20%) Toad
General
1 367 (18.78%) Finance
2 167 (8.55%) Banking
3 81 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.71%) Marketing
5 43 (2.20%) Retail
6 41 (2.10%) Manufacturing
7 39 (2.00%) Investment Banking
8 31 (1.59%) Electronics
9 30 (1.54%) Legal
10 23 (1.18%) Publishing
11 17 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.77%) Law
13 14 (0.72%) Advertising
14 9 (0.46%) Local Government
14 9 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
15 6 (0.31%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.26%) Back Office
16 5 (0.26%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Billing
17 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.28%) Kafka
1 25 (1.28%) LAMP
2 23 (1.18%) .NET
3 22 (1.13%) JSON
4 21 (1.07%) Middleware
5 20 (1.02%) HTML
5 20 (1.02%) Web Services
5 20 (1.02%) XML
6 13 (0.67%) CSS
7 12 (0.61%) J2EE
7 12 (0.61%) Mason
7 12 (0.61%) ODBC
7 12 (0.61%) WebSphere MQ
8 11 (0.56%) Ajax
9 8 (0.41%) YAML
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (0.36%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 7 (0.36%) Regular Expression
10 7 (0.36%) Visualforce
11 6 (0.31%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 104 (5.32%) Clustering
2 95 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (3.38%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.22%) Replication
5 44 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.13%) CMDB
7 22 (1.13%) Mainframe
7 22 (1.13%) User Experience
8 21 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
8 21 (1.07%) PKI
9 14 (0.72%) SWIFT
10 13 (0.67%) Public Cloud
10 13 (0.67%) Virtual Team
11 11 (0.56%) NHS
12 10 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 10 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
12 10 (0.51%) Fat Client
12 10 (0.51%) iSeries
12 10 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 647 (33.11%) Linux
2 450 (23.03%) Windows
3 378 (19.34%) Unix
4 240 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 212 (10.85%) Windows Server
6 136 (6.96%) Solaris
7 121 (6.19%) CentOS
8 106 (5.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 93 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 92 (4.71%) Ubuntu
11 75 (3.84%) AIX
12 66 (3.38%) Windows 7
13 43 (2.20%) Debian
14 31 (1.59%) Windows 10
15 28 (1.43%) SUSE
16 25 (1.28%) HPUX
17 18 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (0.82%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.46%) Android
19 9 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (8.96%) ITIL
2 167 (8.55%) Migration
3 137 (7.01%) DevOps
4 121 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
5 117 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (4.96%) Change Management
7 96 (4.91%) Project Management
8 90 (4.61%) High Availability
9 85 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
10 74 (3.79%) Configuration Management
11 72 (3.68%) Business Intelligence
12 58 (2.97%) Analytics
13 51 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 49 (2.51%) Programme Management
15 47 (2.41%) Service Management
16 46 (2.35%) Incident Management
16 46 (2.35%) Workflow
17 45 (2.30%) ETL
17 45 (2.30%) Load Balancing
18 44 (2.25%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 263 (13.46%) SQL
2 194 (9.93%) Python
3 149 (7.63%) PowerShell
4 144 (7.37%) Perl
5 125 (6.40%) Bash Shell
6 119 (6.09%) Shell Script
7 104 (5.32%) Java
8 67 (3.43%) Ruby
9 35 (1.79%) Korn
10 25 (1.28%) PHP
11 23 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.13%) Apex Code
12 22 (1.13%) JavaScript
13 20 (1.02%) PL/SQL
14 19 (0.97%) VB
15 13 (0.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 11 (0.56%) C
17 10 (0.51%) AWK
17 10 (0.51%) Jython
17 10 (0.51%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 201 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 138 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 75 (3.84%) Degree
4 50 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (1.89%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.23%) RHCE
8 21 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 18 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
10 17 (0.87%) MCSE
11 15 (0.77%) MySQL Certification
12 14 (0.72%) CCNA
13 13 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
13 13 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
15 10 (0.51%) MCITP
15 10 (0.51%) OCP
16 8 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.41%) MCSA
16 8 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (2.81%) PMO
2 36 (1.84%) SLA
3 33 (1.69%) QA
4 17 (0.87%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
5 15 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.46%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.20%) GDPR
7 4 (0.20%) MiFID
8 3 (0.15%) GCP
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) AS 2805
9 2 (0.10%) GPG13
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.051%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.051%) SEPA
System Software
1 301 (15.40%) Active Directory
2 163 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (2.87%) vSphere
4 52 (2.66%) HDFS
5 49 (2.51%) Hyper-V
6 47 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
7 33 (1.69%) Apache Flume
7 33 (1.69%) NFS
8 32 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
9 29 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 27 (1.38%) Xen
11 25 (1.28%) Docker
11 25 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
12 24 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 20 (1.02%) KVM
14 19 (0.97%) Samba
15 17 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
16 14 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 13 (0.67%) iptables
17 13 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 156 (7.98%) Puppet
2 110 (5.63%) Ansible
3 67 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (3.17%) SCCM
5 52 (2.66%) Nagios
6 42 (2.15%) NetBackup
7 41 (2.10%) SCOM
8 31 (1.59%) Red Hat Satellite
9 30 (1.54%) Hadoop YARN
10 26 (1.33%) vCenter Server
11 24 (1.23%) Oozie
12 23 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 22 (1.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 19 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
15 18 (0.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
16 17 (0.87%) Ambari
17 16 (0.82%) Terraform
18 15 (0.77%) Control-M
18 15 (0.77%) WSUS
18 15 (0.77%) yum
Vendors
1 321 (16.43%) Microsoft
2 295 (15.10%) VMware
3 278 (14.23%) Oracle
4 266 (13.61%) Red Hat
5 102 (5.22%) Cisco
6 100 (5.12%) HP
7 87 (4.45%) Salesforce.com
8 86 (4.40%) SAP
9 68 (3.48%) Cloudera
9 68 (3.48%) ServiceNow
10 64 (3.28%) IBM
11 62 (3.17%) Citrix
12 53 (2.71%) EMC
12 53 (2.71%) Veritas
13 52 (2.66%) NetApp
14 48 (2.46%) Sun
15 45 (2.30%) Splunk
16 30 (1.54%) Remedy
17 25 (1.28%) Google
17 25 (1.28%) Symantec