Period
to 23 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 93 87
Rank change year-on-year -37 -6 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1960 2564 2740
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.96% 2.43% 2.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.06% 2.57% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1140 1615 1641
UK median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +9.38%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £163
90th Percentile £500 £498 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £346 £350
% change year-on-year -2.53% -1.07% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 118 224
UK median hourly rate £16.97 £14.04 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.81% -4.80% -4.84%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.25 £9.19
90th Percentile £41.53 £43.33 £39.40
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 94988 99866 108209
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.77% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 62434 65085 68726
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £248
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2825 3256 4131
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £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 23 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 23 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 23 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 -27 1852 £350 -3.45% 192
UK excluding London -21 1191 £338 -2.53% 120
London -48 746 £375 -3.23% 80
South East +1 478 £350 - 32
North of England -14 245 £350 - 34
Midlands +24 162 £293 -16.36% 21
North West +4 115 £360 -4.00% 16
South West -24 112 £350 +7.69% 15
East of England -39 109 £290 -3.33% 10
West Midlands +12 99 £260 -25.71% 11
Yorkshire -18 93 £338 -15.63% 18
Scotland -48 66 £350 +9.03% 5
East Midlands +12 61 £330 +0.38% 10
North East -2 37 £320 +8.47%
Northern Ireland -43 11 £315 -16.00%
Wales -5 7 £405 -1.82% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 655 (33.42%) Linux
2 488 (24.90%) Windows
3 394 (20.10%) Unix
4 344 (17.55%) Finance
5 341 (17.40%) Microsoft
6 300 (15.31%) Active Directory
7 295 (15.05%) VMware
8 283 (14.44%) Red Hat
9 270 (13.78%) SQL
10 269 (13.72%) Oracle
11 244 (12.45%) Windows Server
12 233 (11.89%) Security Cleared
13 227 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 184 (9.39%) SQL Server
15 181 (9.23%) Migration
16 178 (9.08%) ITIL
17 175 (8.93%) Python
18 170 (8.67%) SharePoint
19 168 (8.57%) Banking
20 162 (8.27%) Puppet
21 150 (7.65%) PowerShell
22 149 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
23 147 (7.50%) SC Cleared
23 147 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
24 146 (7.45%) Solaris
25 144 (7.35%) SAN
26 141 (7.19%) Firewall
27 140 (7.14%) Office 365
28 138 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
29 135 (6.89%) 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
1 170 (8.67%) SharePoint
2 77 (3.93%) MS Exchange
3 69 (3.52%) Apache
4 55 (2.81%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.55%) WebLogic
6 42 (2.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 40 (2.04%) SAS
8 37 (1.89%) IIS
9 35 (1.79%) JBoss
9 35 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
10 34 (1.73%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 22 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.02%) Apache Spark
13 20 (1.02%) Confluence
13 20 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
14 18 (0.92%) OpenStack
15 17 (0.87%) CMS
16 16 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
16 16 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 149 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 138 (7.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 46 (2.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 30 (1.53%) Spreadsheet
5 20 (1.02%) 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 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.56%) NetSuite
4 10 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
5 8 (0.41%) Siebel CRM
6 7 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
7 6 (0.31%) Oracle Utilities
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%) Oracle Retail
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
1 140 (7.14%) Office 365
2 103 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (0.97%) PaaS
5 19 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 16 (0.82%) 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%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.35%) SAN
2 141 (7.19%) Firewall
3 135 (6.89%) DNS
4 89 (4.54%) LDAP
5 78 (3.98%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.37%) LAN
7 60 (3.06%) NAS
8 54 (2.76%) DHCP
9 45 (2.30%) WAN
10 44 (2.24%) VPN
11 39 (1.99%) Kerberos
12 30 (1.53%) HTTP
12 30 (1.53%) Internet
13 29 (1.48%) Network Security
14 26 (1.33%) SSL
15 22 (1.12%) Fibre Channel
16 21 (1.07%) Intranet
17 18 (0.92%) SSH
18 15 (0.77%) SMS
18 15 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 184 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 93 (4.74%) Hadoop
3 90 (4.59%) MySQL
4 83 (4.23%) Oracle Database
5 56 (2.86%) DB2
6 52 (2.65%) Relational Database
7 47 (2.40%) Big Data
8 46 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
9 39 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 39 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 34 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 32 (1.63%) MongoDB
12 29 (1.48%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
13 28 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
13 28 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
14 26 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
15 24 (1.22%) RDBMS
16 22 (1.12%) HBase
17 18 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 62 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 54 (2.76%) JIRA
3 46 (2.35%) 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 (0.26%) MSI
11 5 (0.26%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
General
1 344 (17.55%) Finance
2 168 (8.57%) Banking
3 71 (3.62%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.81%) Marketing
5 50 (2.55%) Retail
6 36 (1.84%) Investment Banking
7 33 (1.68%) Manufacturing
8 30 (1.53%) Legal
9 25 (1.28%) Electronics
10 21 (1.07%) Advertising
11 19 (0.97%) Publishing
12 17 (0.87%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
14 10 (0.51%) Law
15 7 (0.36%) Billing
16 6 (0.31%) Local Government
17 5 (0.26%) Back Office
17 5 (0.26%) Military
17 5 (0.26%) Retail Banking
18 4 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.33%) XML
2 23 (1.17%) Middleware
3 22 (1.12%) JSON
3 22 (1.12%) LAMP
4 21 (1.07%) HTML
4 21 (1.07%) Kafka
5 20 (1.02%) .NET
5 20 (1.02%) Web Services
6 16 (0.82%) Ajax
6 16 (0.82%) CSS
7 15 (0.77%) ODBC
8 14 (0.71%) J2EE
9 11 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
9 11 (0.56%) Mason
10 10 (0.51%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
11 9 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.41%) Regular Expression
12 8 (0.41%) YAML
13 7 (0.36%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 103 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.69%) Data Centre
3 87 (4.44%) Clustering
4 59 (3.01%) Replication
5 46 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 46 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 25 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
6 25 (1.28%) PKI
7 20 (1.02%) SWIFT
8 18 (0.92%) Mainframe
9 17 (0.87%) CMDB
9 17 (0.87%) User Experience
10 15 (0.77%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (0.71%) Public Cloud
11 14 (0.71%) Virtual Team
12 9 (0.46%) Blackberry
12 9 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.46%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 655 (33.42%) Linux
2 488 (24.90%) Windows
3 394 (20.10%) Unix
4 244 (12.45%) Windows Server
5 227 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 146 (7.45%) Solaris
7 113 (5.77%) CentOS
8 98 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 97 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 84 (4.29%) Ubuntu
11 79 (4.03%) AIX
12 71 (3.62%) Windows 7
13 45 (2.30%) Windows 10
14 35 (1.79%) SUSE
15 34 (1.73%) Debian
16 32 (1.63%) HPUX
17 25 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (0.66%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.46%) FreeBSD
19 9 (0.46%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (9.23%) Migration
2 178 (9.08%) ITIL
3 132 (6.73%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (6.12%) DevOps
5 113 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 101 (5.15%) Change Management
7 92 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 90 (4.59%) Project Management
9 81 (4.13%) Configuration Management
10 79 (4.03%) High Availability
11 66 (3.37%) Analytics
12 65 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 63 (3.21%) CRM
14 62 (3.16%) Business Intelligence
15 56 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
16 55 (2.81%) ETL
17 54 (2.76%) Problem Management
18 51 (2.60%) Workflow
19 50 (2.55%) Capacity Planning
20 48 (2.45%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 270 (13.78%) SQL
2 175 (8.93%) Python
3 150 (7.65%) PowerShell
4 129 (6.58%) Perl
4 129 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 113 (5.77%) Bash Shell
6 99 (5.05%) Java
7 56 (2.86%) Ruby
8 39 (1.99%) Korn
9 26 (1.33%) JavaScript
10 21 (1.07%) PHP
11 19 (0.97%) T-SQL
12 17 (0.87%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.77%) C
14 13 (0.66%) VB
14 13 (0.66%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 11 (0.56%) C#
15 11 (0.56%) PL/SQL
16 10 (0.51%) SOQL
17 9 (0.46%) AWK
Qualifications
1 233 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 147 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.03%) Degree
4 57 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 25 (1.28%) MCSE
8 23 (1.17%) RHCE
9 16 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
9 16 (0.82%) RHCSA
10 15 (0.77%) MySQL Certification
11 13 (0.66%) CCNA
11 13 (0.66%) MCSA
12 12 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
12 12 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (0.56%) OCP
14 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (0.41%) NVQ Level 4
16 7 (0.36%) MCITP
16 7 (0.36%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (2.65%) PMO
2 38 (1.94%) SLA
3 30 (1.53%) QA
4 13 (0.66%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.46%) MiFID
8 8 (0.41%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.31%) GDPR
9 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.26%) GCP
11 3 (0.15%) AS 2805
11 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.10%) GPG13
12 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
12 2 (0.10%) TARGET2
13 1 (0.051%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.051%) COBIT
13 1 (0.051%) GAMP
13 1 (0.051%) RMADS
System Software
1 300 (15.31%) Active Directory
2 147 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
4 49 (2.50%) vSphere
5 46 (2.35%) NFS
5 46 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 42 (2.14%) Hyper-V
7 35 (1.79%) Xen
8 31 (1.58%) HDFS
8 31 (1.58%) Samba
9 28 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 26 (1.33%) Docker
11 25 (1.28%) KVM
12 22 (1.12%) Apache Flume
12 22 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
13 21 (1.07%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 19 (0.97%) Veritas File System
14 19 (0.97%) XenApp
15 17 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 162 (8.27%) Puppet
2 114 (5.82%) Ansible
3 59 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
3 59 (3.01%) SCCM
4 50 (2.55%) NetBackup
5 46 (2.35%) Nagios
6 35 (1.79%) SCOM
7 25 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 24 (1.22%) vCenter Server
9 23 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 18 (0.92%) Hadoop YARN
11 17 (0.87%) Control-M
11 17 (0.87%) yum
12 15 (0.77%) Kubernetes
13 14 (0.71%) Ambari
13 14 (0.71%) WSUS
14 13 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.61%) Red Hat Spacewalk
15 12 (0.61%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 341 (17.40%) Microsoft
2 295 (15.05%) VMware
3 283 (14.44%) Red Hat
4 269 (13.72%) Oracle
5 99 (5.05%) HP
6 92 (4.69%) Cisco
7 85 (4.34%) Salesforce.com
8 81 (4.13%) SAP
9 73 (3.72%) ServiceNow
10 71 (3.62%) Citrix
10 71 (3.62%) IBM
11 70 (3.57%) Veritas
12 61 (3.11%) NetApp
13 53 (2.70%) EMC
14 50 (2.55%) Sun
15 47 (2.40%) Splunk
16 44 (2.24%) Cloudera
17 35 (1.79%) Remedy
17 35 (1.79%) Symantec
18 29 (1.48%) Brocade