Period
to 18 January 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 2020.

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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 150 169 154
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15 -53
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,244 1,652 1,786
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.72% 1.66% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.75% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 706 1,035 1,034
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £155 £174 £160
90th Percentile £528 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 96 111
UK median hourly rate £13.88 £14.56 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% -14.01% +20.93%
10th Percentile £9.74 £9.63 £9.30
90th Percentile £42.00 £43.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -9.09% +26.92%

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 67,783 94,228 95,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.82% 94.72% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,150 62,297 63,233
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £240 £270 £260
90th Percentile £644 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,688 2,879 2,790
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +1.08% +2.78%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.90 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - -

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 18 January 2020. 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 1,152 £400 +6.67% 597
UK excluding London +7 784 £375 - 476
London +28 435 £400 +1.27% 157
South East +16 228 £388 +3.33% 113
North of England +42 209 £400 +6.67% 130
North West +42 114 £450 +36.36% 57
South West -15 113 £450 +20.00% 57
Yorkshire +34 92 £375 - 54
East of England +7 81 £375 -9.09% 53
Midlands +6 81 £370 -1.33% 89
West Midlands +32 63 £368 -0.68% 46
Scotland -28 51 £313 -11.97% 25
Wales +25 18 £375 -11.24% 7
East Midlands -16 18 £400 +1.59% 43
Northern Ireland +4 3 - - 4
North East -1 3 £210 -47.17% 19

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2020, 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.

1 284 (22.83%) Linux
2 251 (20.18%) Windows
3 225 (18.09%) Microsoft
4 164 (13.18%) Finance
5 163 (13.10%) Migration
6 160 (12.86%) SQL
7 142 (11.41%) Azure
8 141 (11.33%) Oracle
9 135 (10.85%) Active Directory
10 125 (10.05%) VMware
11 122 (9.81%) Unix
12 118 (9.49%) Security Cleared
13 116 (9.32%) Salesforce.com
14 114 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
15 113 (9.08%) PowerShell
16 112 (9.00%) Windows Server
17 111 (8.92%) AWS
17 111 (8.92%) Office 365
18 109 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
19 106 (8.52%) Python
20 95 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
20 95 (7.64%) SharePoint
21 94 (7.56%) SQL Server
21 94 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
22 92 (7.40%) ITIL
23 91 (7.32%) Firewall
24 87 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
25 85 (6.83%) DevOps
26 79 (6.35%) Red Hat
27 77 (6.19%) 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 95 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.14%) Apache
3 38 (3.05%) SAS
4 26 (2.09%) Confluence
5 24 (1.93%) IIS
6 23 (1.85%) WebSphere
7 21 (1.69%) MS Exchange
8 20 (1.61%) Tomcat
9 16 (1.29%) JBoss
10 15 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 14 (1.13%) Apache Spark
11 14 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
12 12 (0.96%) CMS
12 12 (0.96%) WebLogic
13 10 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
13 10 (0.80%) Skype for Business
14 9 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.64%) FileNet
15 8 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 109 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
2 94 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (1.21%) Microsoft Project
5 11 (0.88%) Windchill
6 10 (0.80%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.24%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.080%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.080%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.080%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.080%) Sketch
9 1 (0.080%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 14 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 14 (1.13%) NetSuite
2 7 (0.56%) Oracle CRM
3 6 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.40%) Oracle Payables
4 5 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.32%) Infor SunSystems
6 3 (0.24%) assyst
6 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.16%) ContrOCC
7 2 (0.16%) Magento
7 2 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.080%) Carpe Diem
8 1 (0.080%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.080%) Elite 3E
8 1 (0.080%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 142 (11.41%) Azure
2 111 (8.92%) AWS
2 111 (8.92%) Office 365
3 31 (2.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (2.09%) GCP
5 25 (2.01%) Power Platform
6 20 (1.61%) PaaS
6 20 (1.61%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 18 (1.45%) GitHub
7 18 (1.45%) OpenShift
8 17 (1.37%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
10 12 (0.96%) G Suite
11 11 (0.88%) IaaS
11 11 (0.88%) OneDrive
11 11 (0.88%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 9 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 7 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 91 (7.32%) Firewall
2 77 (6.19%) DNS
3 44 (3.54%) DHCP
4 42 (3.38%) VPN
5 30 (2.41%) SAN
6 28 (2.25%) TCP/IP
7 26 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 22 (1.77%) SSL
9 21 (1.69%) OSPF
10 20 (1.61%) Wireshark
11 19 (1.53%) NAS
12 18 (1.45%) Ethernet
13 17 (1.37%) Internet
13 17 (1.37%) IPv4
13 17 (1.37%) IPv6
13 17 (1.37%) SSH
13 17 (1.37%) VXLAN
14 14 (1.13%) HTTP
14 14 (1.13%) Kerberos
15 13 (1.05%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.39%) Hadoop
3 48 (3.86%) MySQL
4 47 (3.78%) Oracle Database
5 46 (3.70%) Big Data
6 25 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
6 25 (2.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 24 (1.93%) DB2
7 24 (1.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 23 (1.85%) Power BI
9 22 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
10 21 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (1.45%) Relational Database
12 16 (1.29%) Apache Hive
13 15 (1.21%) MongoDB
13 15 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (1.13%) Amazon Redshift
14 14 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 52 (4.18%) Jenkins
2 48 (3.86%) JIRA
3 35 (2.81%) Git (software)
4 26 (2.09%) GitLab
5 11 (0.88%) Gerrit
6 10 (0.80%) Bitbucket
7 7 (0.56%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.48%) Visual Studio
9 5 (0.40%) Subversion
10 4 (0.32%) SonarQube
10 4 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.24%) ClearCase
12 2 (0.16%) Team Foundation Server
13 1 (0.080%) CA Release Automation
13 1 (0.080%) CircleCI
13 1 (0.080%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.080%) GoCD
13 1 (0.080%) Hudson
13 1 (0.080%) JIRA Agile
13 1 (0.080%) Toad
General
1 164 (13.18%) Finance
2 46 (3.70%) Banking
3 44 (3.54%) Public Sector
4 33 (2.65%) Marketing
5 29 (2.33%) Telecoms
6 28 (2.25%) Retail
7 19 (1.53%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.96%) Legal
9 11 (0.88%) Automotive
9 11 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
10 10 (0.80%) Aerospace
10 10 (0.80%) Games
11 6 (0.48%) Advertising
11 6 (0.48%) Billing
11 6 (0.48%) Law
12 5 (0.40%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.40%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
13 4 (0.32%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (3.14%) Web Services
2 35 (2.81%) Middleware
3 31 (2.49%) LDAP
4 21 (1.69%) HTML
5 18 (1.45%) CSS
6 17 (1.37%) .NET
6 17 (1.37%) REST
7 15 (1.21%) Kafka
8 13 (1.05%) LAMP
9 12 (0.96%) XML
10 11 (0.88%) JSON
10 11 (0.88%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (0.88%) Spring
11 10 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
12 9 (0.72%) Elastic Stack
13 8 (0.64%) J2EE
13 8 (0.64%) JSP
14 6 (0.48%) Java EE
14 6 (0.48%) Regular Expression
14 6 (0.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 95 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 49 (3.94%) Management Information System
3 35 (2.81%) Data Centre
4 34 (2.73%) Clustering
5 25 (2.01%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (1.69%) Replication
7 16 (1.29%) PKI
8 14 (1.13%) Mainframe
9 11 (0.88%) Learning Management System
10 10 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.80%) FMCG
11 9 (0.72%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
13 6 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.48%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.48%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.40%) CMDB
14 5 (0.40%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.40%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 284 (22.83%) Linux
2 251 (20.18%) Windows
3 122 (9.81%) Unix
4 112 (9.00%) Windows Server
5 74 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (3.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 32 (2.57%) CentOS
8 31 (2.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 21 (1.69%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.61%) Solaris
12 18 (1.45%) AIX
13 11 (0.88%) Debian
14 10 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.80%) VMS
15 7 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 7 (0.56%) Windows 7
16 6 (0.48%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.48%) zOS
17 5 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (13.10%) Migration
2 114 (9.16%) Problem-Solving
3 92 (7.40%) ITIL
4 87 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
5 85 (6.83%) DevOps
6 67 (5.39%) Change Management
7 64 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
8 54 (4.34%) Business Intelligence
9 51 (4.10%) CRM
10 49 (3.94%) Analytics
11 45 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
12 39 (3.14%) Configuration Management
12 39 (3.14%) Project Delivery
13 38 (3.05%) Workflow
14 37 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 34 (2.73%) High Availability
16 33 (2.65%) Load Balancing
17 32 (2.57%) Data Management
18 31 (2.49%) Project Management
19 29 (2.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 160 (12.86%) SQL
2 113 (9.08%) PowerShell
3 106 (8.52%) Python
4 74 (5.95%) Java
5 54 (4.34%) Bash Shell
6 45 (3.62%) Shell Script
7 42 (3.38%) Perl
8 26 (2.09%) JavaScript
9 16 (1.29%) Ruby
10 15 (1.21%) C
11 14 (1.13%) PHP
11 14 (1.13%) PL/SQL
12 10 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 10 (0.80%) VB
13 7 (0.56%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.48%) Go
14 6 (0.48%) Scala
15 5 (0.40%) Kotlin
15 5 (0.40%) SOQL
16 3 (0.24%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 118 (9.49%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.19%) SC Cleared
3 48 (3.86%) Degree
4 32 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (2.33%) CCNP
6 26 (2.09%) DV Cleared
7 22 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (1.45%) JNCIP
9 12 (0.96%) MCSE
10 11 (0.88%) MCSA
11 10 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 8 (0.64%) MCITP
13 6 (0.48%) CCA
13 6 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.40%) CCNA
14 5 (0.40%) JNCIS
14 5 (0.40%) SAS Certification
15 4 (0.32%) RHCE
15 4 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.24%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.25%) SLA
2 27 (2.17%) PMO
3 22 (1.77%) Data Quality
4 12 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.64%) COBIT
6 8 (0.64%) QA
7 7 (0.56%) GDPR
8 5 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.080%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.080%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 135 (10.85%) Active Directory
2 63 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (4.58%) Docker
4 30 (2.41%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 30 (2.41%) vSphere
5 27 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 15 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
6 15 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
7 14 (1.13%) HDFS
8 13 (1.05%) NFS
9 12 (0.96%) Firmware
10 8 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (0.64%) VMware NSX
11 7 (0.56%) VirtualBox
12 6 (0.48%) VMFS
12 6 (0.48%) XenApp
13 4 (0.32%) Apache Flume
14 3 (0.24%) OCFS2
15 2 (0.16%) LXC
Systems Management
1 72 (5.79%) Ansible
2 51 (4.10%) SCCM
3 35 (2.81%) Puppet
4 32 (2.57%) Nagios
5 31 (2.49%) Terraform
6 30 (2.41%) Kubernetes
7 27 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 19 (1.53%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (1.53%) vCenter Server
9 15 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
9 15 (1.21%) WSUS
10 13 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
11 12 (0.96%) Packer
12 11 (0.88%) Data Guard
13 10 (0.80%) Backup Exec
13 10 (0.80%) Hadoop YARN
14 8 (0.64%) Oracle RMAN
15 7 (0.56%) Oozie
15 7 (0.56%) vMotion
15 7 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (18.09%) Microsoft
2 141 (11.33%) Oracle
3 125 (10.05%) VMware
4 116 (9.32%) Salesforce.com
5 79 (6.35%) Red Hat
6 55 (4.42%) Cisco
7 51 (4.10%) IBM
8 33 (2.65%) Google
9 31 (2.49%) SAP
10 27 (2.17%) Juniper
11 26 (2.09%) SolarWinds
12 23 (1.85%) Veeam
12 23 (1.85%) Veritas
13 21 (1.69%) Citrix
14 19 (1.53%) ServiceNow
15 18 (1.45%) Cloudera
15 18 (1.45%) Teradata
16 17 (1.37%) Atlassian
17 16 (1.29%) NetApp
18 14 (1.13%) HP