Period
to 23 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £368 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 June 2018.

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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 138 96
Rank change year-on-year -23 -42 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,700 1,771 2,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.93% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 2.04% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,045 985 1,608
UK median daily rate £368 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% +3.57% +4.17%
10th Percentile £150 £169 £163
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 129 105
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - -
10th Percentile £10.16 £9.60 £9.08
90th Percentile £41.80 £38.75 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -7.14% -1.75% +4.82%

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 95,060 86,949 101,432
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.95% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,233 56,238 65,870
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.59% +5.63%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,873 3,092
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.14 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.58 £19.63
% change year-on-year -0.46% -10.42% +17.16%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -32 1,573 £370 +2.07% 505
UK excluding London -34 980 £350 - 353
London -15 683 £400 +3.90% 182
South East -40 323 £361 -5.56% 107
North of England -47 181 £350 +3.56% 79
Midlands -20 155 £330 +1.54% 51
South West +30 120 £393 +16.30% 43
East of England +8 109 £330 +20.00% 43
North West -29 101 £375 +7.14% 36
West Midlands -36 82 £320 +0.39% 22
East Midlands +6 72 £350 +6.06% 29
Scotland -47 70 £334 -1.84% 21
Yorkshire -29 63 £325 -7.14% 39
Wales +1 22 £395 +31.67% 9
North East -19 17 £306 -5.77% 4
Northern Ireland +17 4 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 537 (31.59%) Linux
2 394 (23.18%) Windows
3 289 (17.00%) Finance
4 280 (16.47%) Microsoft
5 262 (15.41%) Unix
6 236 (13.88%) SQL
7 224 (13.18%) Active Directory
8 187 (11.00%) VMware
9 185 (10.88%) Python
10 177 (10.41%) Red Hat
11 174 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
12 173 (10.18%) Oracle
12 173 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 168 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
14 164 (9.65%) SQL Server
15 161 (9.47%) Migration
16 152 (8.94%) Security Cleared
17 148 (8.71%) Windows Server
18 145 (8.53%) PowerShell
19 144 (8.47%) Puppet
20 142 (8.35%) Bash Shell
21 141 (8.29%) ITIL
21 141 (8.29%) SharePoint
22 140 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
23 138 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
24 133 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
25 132 (7.76%) DevOps
26 119 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
27 116 (6.82%) Banking
28 114 (6.71%) Perl

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
1 141 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.24%) Apache
3 56 (3.29%) MS Exchange
4 34 (2.00%) Confluence
5 28 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 28 (1.65%) WebSphere
6 27 (1.59%) IIS
7 26 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (1.53%) nginx
8 25 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 25 (1.47%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.12%) Apache Spark
9 19 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 16 (0.94%) JBoss
10 16 (0.94%) SAS
10 16 (0.94%) WordPress
11 15 (0.88%) CMS
11 15 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 14 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
13 13 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 174 (10.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 35 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.71%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.18%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 25 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.53%) NetSuite
5 8 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 7 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
7 6 (0.35%) iTrent
8 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
9 4 (0.24%) Scribe Insight
10 3 (0.18%) assyst
10 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
10 3 (0.18%) SAP MII
11 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
11 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
11 2 (0.12%) SAP ERP
11 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
11 2 (0.12%) Sonata
12 1 (0.059%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 138 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 119 (7.00%) Amazon AWS
3 107 (6.29%) Office 365
4 29 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.06%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (0.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 15 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.71%) GitHub
9 11 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
10 10 (0.59%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 8 (0.47%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.41%) PaaS
12 7 (0.41%) SaaS
13 6 (0.35%) Force.com
14 5 (0.29%) FinancialForce
14 5 (0.29%) IaaS
14 5 (0.29%) OneDrive
15 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
15 4 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (6.12%) Firewall
2 73 (4.29%) DNS
2 73 (4.29%) SAN
3 51 (3.00%) TCP/IP
4 38 (2.24%) DHCP
5 33 (1.94%) Internet
6 32 (1.88%) LAN
6 32 (1.88%) NAS
7 31 (1.82%) SMS
7 31 (1.82%) WAN
8 28 (1.65%) SSL
9 24 (1.41%) Skype
10 22 (1.29%) Kerberos
10 22 (1.29%) VPN
11 20 (1.18%) HTTP
12 19 (1.12%) FTP
13 18 (1.06%) SSH
14 15 (0.88%) Network Security
15 13 (0.76%) Intranet
16 12 (0.71%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (9.65%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.47%) MySQL
3 62 (3.65%) Oracle Database
4 49 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (2.65%) Hadoop
6 39 (2.29%) Big Data
7 35 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
7 35 (2.06%) DB2
8 34 (2.00%) MongoDB
9 31 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.76%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 25 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
12 25 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 23 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 22 (1.29%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
15 21 (1.24%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (1.00%) Blockchain
16 17 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 66 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 51 (3.00%) JIRA
4 21 (1.24%) Subversion
5 14 (0.82%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.71%) Maven
7 10 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
8 9 (0.53%) Artifactory
9 8 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.41%) GitLab
10 7 (0.41%) MSI
10 7 (0.41%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 4 (0.24%) git-flow
12 4 (0.24%) GoCD
12 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
General
1 289 (17.00%) Finance
2 116 (6.82%) Banking
3 60 (3.53%) Marketing
4 46 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.41%) Retail
6 31 (1.82%) Investment Banking
7 25 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.06%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.00%) Legal
10 10 (0.59%) Billing
10 10 (0.59%) Games
10 10 (0.59%) German Language
10 10 (0.59%) Law
10 10 (0.59%) Publishing
11 9 (0.53%) Advertising
11 9 (0.53%) French Language
12 8 (0.47%) Back Office
13 7 (0.41%) Automotive
13 7 (0.41%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (2.53%) LDAP
2 41 (2.41%) HTML
3 37 (2.18%) Middleware
3 37 (2.18%) Web Services
4 35 (2.06%) LAMP
5 30 (1.76%) CSS
5 30 (1.76%) XML
6 24 (1.41%) .NET
7 18 (1.06%) Kafka
8 15 (0.88%) YAML
9 13 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.71%) Mason
10 12 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
10 12 (0.71%) REST
11 11 (0.65%) HTML5
12 10 (0.59%) SOAP
13 9 (0.53%) J2EE
13 9 (0.53%) Visualforce
14 8 (0.47%) ASP.NET
14 8 (0.47%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 140 (8.24%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.94%) Replication
3 67 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.88%) Clustering
4 66 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 51 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 40 (2.35%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.24%) PKI
8 19 (1.12%) CMDB
9 18 (1.06%) NHS
10 16 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 11 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
12 10 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
13 8 (0.47%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.47%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.41%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (0.41%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (0.41%) Virtual Team
15 6 (0.35%) Data Protection Act
15 6 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 537 (31.59%) Linux
2 394 (23.18%) Windows
3 262 (15.41%) Unix
4 173 (10.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 148 (8.71%) Windows Server
6 99 (5.82%) Solaris
7 76 (4.47%) AIX
8 65 (3.82%) CentOS
9 64 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (3.00%) Ubuntu
11 49 (2.88%) Windows 10
11 49 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
12 30 (1.76%) Windows 7
13 15 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
14 14 (0.82%) HPUX
14 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.59%) Debian
16 8 (0.47%) Windows XP
17 6 (0.35%) SUSE
17 6 (0.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (9.88%) Problem-Solving
2 161 (9.47%) Migration
3 141 (8.29%) ITIL
4 132 (7.76%) DevOps
5 111 (6.53%) Agile Software Development
6 91 (5.35%) Project Management
7 90 (5.29%) Configuration Management
8 89 (5.24%) Performance Tuning
9 88 (5.18%) Change Management
10 83 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 72 (4.24%) CRM
12 68 (4.00%) Capacity Planning
13 60 (3.53%) High Availability
14 59 (3.47%) Service Management
15 57 (3.35%) Open Source
16 48 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
17 44 (2.59%) Data Migration
18 42 (2.47%) Time Management
19 41 (2.41%) Workflow
20 39 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 236 (13.88%) SQL
2 185 (10.88%) Python
3 145 (8.53%) PowerShell
4 142 (8.35%) Bash Shell
5 114 (6.71%) Perl
6 105 (6.18%) Shell Script
7 74 (4.35%) Java
8 45 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 44 (2.59%) Ruby
10 41 (2.41%) PHP
11 37 (2.18%) Korn
12 30 (1.76%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.41%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.24%) VB
15 20 (1.18%) C#
15 20 (1.18%) VBScript
16 16 (0.94%) Apex Code
17 15 (0.88%) Groovy
18 13 (0.76%) Bourne shell
19 11 (0.65%) VBA
Qualifications
1 152 (8.94%) Security Cleared
2 112 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 85 (5.00%) Degree
4 33 (1.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 18 (1.06%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.00%) RHCE
7 15 (0.88%) MCSE
8 12 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (0.59%) AWS Certification
10 9 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
11 8 (0.47%) MCSA
12 7 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.41%) OCP
13 6 (0.35%) MCITP
14 5 (0.29%) CCNP
14 5 (0.29%) MCP
14 5 (0.29%) MCTS
14 5 (0.29%) MySQL Certification
14 5 (0.29%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (3.00%) SLA
2 48 (2.82%) PMO
3 29 (1.71%) QA
4 27 (1.59%) GDPR
5 17 (1.00%) Data Quality
5 17 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.29%) TickIT
10 2 (0.12%) GCP
11 1 (0.059%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.059%) GAAP
11 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 224 (13.18%) Active Directory
2 107 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (5.12%) Docker
4 29 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 27 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 23 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.18%) Firmware
9 19 (1.12%) NFS
9 19 (1.12%) vSphere
10 14 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
11 13 (0.76%) HDFS
11 13 (0.76%) XenApp
12 12 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (0.65%) LXC
14 10 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
15 9 (0.53%) Apache Flume
15 9 (0.53%) KVM
16 7 (0.41%) GlusterFS
16 7 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 144 (8.47%) Puppet
2 105 (6.18%) Ansible
3 70 (4.12%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.18%) SCCM
5 30 (1.76%) Kubernetes
5 30 (1.76%) Nagios
6 28 (1.65%) Terraform
7 26 (1.53%) Galera Cluster
8 25 (1.47%) NetBackup
8 25 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 22 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 22 (1.29%) Tivoli
10 20 (1.18%) CFEngine
11 18 (1.06%) Red Hat Satellite
12 16 (0.94%) WSUS
13 15 (0.88%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle ZFS
14 13 (0.76%) vCenter Server
14 13 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 12 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 280 (16.47%) Microsoft
2 187 (11.00%) VMware
3 177 (10.41%) Red Hat
4 173 (10.18%) Oracle
5 109 (6.41%) Salesforce.com
6 60 (3.53%) IBM
7 46 (2.71%) Cisco
8 42 (2.47%) SAP
9 41 (2.41%) HP
10 40 (2.35%) Veritas
11 38 (2.24%) ServiceNow
12 37 (2.18%) NetApp
13 33 (1.94%) Citrix
14 31 (1.82%) Sun
15 28 (1.65%) EMC
16 27 (1.59%) Remedy
17 25 (1.47%) Percona
18 24 (1.41%) Splunk
19 22 (1.29%) Hortonworks
20 19 (1.12%) Atlassian