Period
to 30 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 156 174
Rank change year-on-year -6 +18 -42
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 559 1,455 1,705
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.71% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.84% 1.82% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 864 1,063
Median daily rate £400 £394 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.59% +5.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £150 £178 £158
90th Percentile £550 £528 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 70 109
Median hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 £14.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -11.47% -13.62%
10th Percentile £12.29 £10.12 £10.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £42.00 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.86 £12.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year +40.08% -12.07% -10.77%

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 30,322 79,881 98,097
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 94.12% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,077 52,461 64,639
Median daily rate £465 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £269
90th Percentile £656 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,223 2,902 3,119
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11% -3.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.06
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.15% +3.77% -0.68%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Daily rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Hourly rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 -3 479 £400 - 161
UK excluding London +22 318 £400 +6.67% 128
London -4 188 £424 +5.94% 43
Work from Home -34 103 £403 -10.56% 28
South East +35 80 £375 -2.91% 21
North of England +7 73 £370 -7.50% 38
South West +18 56 £460 +2.22% 15
North West +25 54 £375 -15.49% 24
East of England +46 31 £368 -2.00% 24
Midlands +26 30 £413 +17.86% 20
Scotland +48 28 £400 +45.45% 6
West Midlands +19 23 £500 +42.86% 10
Wales +41 18 £420 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire -1 17 £275 -26.67% 11
East Midlands +37 7 £300 +4.35% 10
Northern Ireland +11 2 - - 1
North East +35 1 £400 -20.00% 3

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 142 (25.40%) Linux
2 132 (23.61%) Windows
3 117 (20.93%) SQL
3 117 (20.93%) Security Cleared
4 95 (16.99%) Oracle
4 95 (16.99%) Microsoft
5 93 (16.64%) SC Cleared
6 83 (14.85%) Azure
7 76 (13.60%) DevOps
8 74 (13.24%) SQL Server
9 68 (12.16%) Python
10 66 (11.81%) Migration
11 65 (11.63%) Finance
11 65 (11.63%) Active Directory
12 64 (11.45%) SharePoint
13 63 (11.27%) PowerShell
14 55 (9.84%) VMware
14 55 (9.84%) Windows Server
15 53 (9.48%) AWS
16 51 (9.12%) Unix
17 48 (8.59%) JIRA
17 48 (8.59%) Ansible
18 44 (7.87%) Office 365
19 43 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
20 42 (7.51%) Perl
20 42 (7.51%) Docker
21 40 (7.16%) Red Hat
21 40 (7.16%) Shell Script
22 39 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
23 37 (6.62%) Performance Tuning

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 64 (11.45%) SharePoint
2 35 (6.26%) Confluence
3 17 (3.04%) Apache
4 15 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 14 (2.50%) WebSphere
6 12 (2.15%) SAS
6 12 (2.15%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.61%) IIS
7 9 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 8 (1.43%) JBoss
8 8 (1.43%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
9 7 (1.25%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.89%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.72%) CMS
11 4 (0.72%) Oracle Workflow
12 3 (0.54%) nginx
13 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (6.98%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.18%) Stata
6 1 (0.18%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (0.89%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.72%) Primavera
3 3 (0.54%) assyst
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Hybris
3 3 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.36%) Bloomberg AIM
4 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) iTrent
4 2 (0.36%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.36%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.18%) StreamServe
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 83 (14.85%) Azure
2 53 (9.48%) AWS
3 44 (7.87%) Office 365
4 14 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.15%) Dynamics 365
6 11 (1.97%) OneDrive
7 9 (1.61%) GCP
7 9 (1.61%) OpenShift
7 9 (1.61%) Power Platform
8 8 (1.43%) SaaS
9 6 (1.07%) Yammer
10 5 (0.89%) GitHub
10 5 (0.89%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 3 (0.54%) Amazon GuardDuty
11 3 (0.54%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.54%) NuGet
11 3 (0.54%) PaaS
11 3 (0.54%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 3 (0.54%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 30 (5.37%) DNS
2 25 (4.47%) Firewall
3 22 (3.94%) DHCP
4 13 (2.33%) HTTP
5 12 (2.15%) WAN
6 11 (1.97%) LAN
6 11 (1.97%) SAN
6 11 (1.97%) Skype
7 9 (1.61%) SSH
8 8 (1.43%) SMTP
9 7 (1.25%) Internet
9 7 (1.25%) VSAN
10 6 (1.07%) Intranet
10 6 (1.07%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.07%) Network Security
10 6 (1.07%) SSL
10 6 (1.07%) VPN
11 5 (0.89%) FTP
11 5 (0.89%) NAS
11 5 (0.89%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.24%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.62%) Oracle Database
3 34 (6.08%) Hadoop
4 28 (5.01%) MySQL
5 26 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.58%) Big Data
7 17 (3.04%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 12 (2.15%) DB2
10 11 (1.97%) Relational Database
10 11 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.61%) MongoDB
12 8 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.25%) MS Access
13 7 (1.25%) Tableau
14 6 (1.07%) Apache Accumulo
14 6 (1.07%) Apache Hive
14 6 (1.07%) MariaDB
14 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database 12c
14 6 (1.07%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 48 (8.59%) JIRA
2 28 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 23 (4.11%) Bitbucket
4 22 (3.94%) GitLab
5 15 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (2.50%) Git (software)
7 10 (1.79%) Toad
8 9 (1.61%) Maven
9 8 (1.43%) Ant
10 6 (1.07%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.07%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.89%) CA Release Automation
11 5 (0.89%) Subversion
12 4 (0.72%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.72%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.72%) Visual Studio
13 3 (0.54%) FishEye
13 3 (0.54%) Gradle
14 1 (0.18%) Hudson
General
1 65 (11.63%) Finance
2 35 (6.26%) Public Sector
3 24 (4.29%) Telecoms
4 20 (3.58%) Banking
5 13 (2.33%) Manufacturing
6 12 (2.15%) Marketing
7 11 (1.97%) Retail
8 9 (1.61%) Electronics
9 8 (1.43%) Aerospace
10 6 (1.07%) Billing
10 6 (1.07%) Front Office
10 6 (1.07%) Mandarin Language
10 6 (1.07%) Police
11 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Advertising
12 3 (0.54%) French Language
12 3 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.54%) Local Government
12 3 (0.54%) Military
12 3 (0.54%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (5.55%) .NET
2 22 (3.94%) ASP.NET
2 22 (3.94%) Middleware
3 20 (3.58%) Web Services
4 15 (2.68%) Kafka
5 14 (2.50%) HTML
6 12 (2.15%) LDAP
7 10 (1.79%) XML
8 9 (1.61%) CSS
8 9 (1.61%) JSON
8 9 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
9 8 (1.43%) J2EE
10 6 (1.07%) Apache NiFi
10 6 (1.07%) Java EE
10 6 (1.07%) JMS
10 6 (1.07%) Struts
11 5 (0.89%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.89%) SAP Basis
12 3 (0.54%) jQuery
12 3 (0.54%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.47%) Management Information System
3 15 (2.68%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.50%) Clustering
5 13 (2.33%) Replication
6 12 (2.15%) NHS
6 12 (2.15%) PKI
7 9 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (1.43%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.25%) CMDB
9 7 (1.25%) Data Structures
9 7 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
10 6 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.54%) User Experience
12 3 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (0.54%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 142 (25.40%) Linux
2 132 (23.61%) Windows
3 55 (9.84%) Windows Server
4 51 (9.12%) Unix
5 37 (6.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (3.04%) CentOS
7 15 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (2.68%) Windows Server 2016
8 12 (2.15%) Solaris
8 12 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (1.79%) AIX
10 6 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.89%) Windows 10
12 4 (0.72%) Debian
12 4 (0.72%) Ubuntu
12 4 (0.72%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.72%) zOS
13 3 (0.54%) HPUX
13 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
14 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (13.60%) DevOps
2 66 (11.81%) Migration
3 37 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
4 35 (6.26%) Business Intelligence
5 34 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (6.08%) High Availability
5 34 (6.08%) ITIL
5 34 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (5.72%) Service Management
7 31 (5.55%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (5.19%) Asset Management
9 24 (4.29%) ETL
10 23 (4.11%) Configuration Management
11 22 (3.94%) Change Management
12 20 (3.58%) Analytics
13 19 (3.40%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.22%) ITSM
14 18 (3.22%) Open Source
15 17 (3.04%) Workflow
16 16 (2.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (20.93%) SQL
2 68 (12.16%) Python
3 63 (11.27%) PowerShell
4 42 (7.51%) Perl
5 40 (7.16%) Shell Script
6 33 (5.90%) Bash Shell
7 31 (5.55%) Java
8 25 (4.47%) C#
9 12 (2.15%) JavaScript
10 8 (1.43%) C
10 8 (1.43%) Ruby
11 6 (1.07%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (0.89%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.72%) C-shell
13 4 (0.72%) PHP
13 4 (0.72%) VBScript
14 3 (0.54%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.54%) Groovy
14 3 (0.54%) Korn
Qualifications
1 117 (20.93%) Security Cleared
2 93 (16.64%) SC Cleared
3 20 (3.58%) DV Cleared
4 17 (3.04%) Degree
5 8 (1.43%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.25%) CCA
6 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.54%) CCNP
7 3 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.54%) RHCE
8 2 (0.36%) CCNA
8 2 (0.36%) CISA
8 2 (0.36%) CISM
8 2 (0.36%) CISMP
8 2 (0.36%) CISSP
8 2 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.36%) MCSD
9 1 (0.18%) RHCT
9 1 (0.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.47%) SLA
2 12 (2.15%) Data Quality
2 12 (2.15%) QA
3 7 (1.25%) PMO
4 5 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.72%) GDPR
6 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 42 (7.51%) Docker
3 35 (6.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (2.86%) vSphere
5 9 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 9 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
7 6 (1.07%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.07%) XenApp
8 5 (0.89%) Firmware
8 5 (0.89%) NFS
8 5 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
10 2 (0.36%) GlusterFS
10 2 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.36%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.18%) HDFS
11 1 (0.18%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 48 (8.59%) Ansible
2 30 (5.37%) Puppet
3 26 (4.65%) Kubernetes
4 25 (4.47%) Terraform
5 14 (2.50%) SCCM
6 8 (1.43%) Data Guard
6 8 (1.43%) Packer
7 6 (1.07%) logstash
7 6 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
7 6 (1.07%) vCenter Server
7 6 (1.07%) vRealize
8 5 (0.89%) HAProxy
8 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.89%) SCOM
8 5 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (0.89%) Tivoli
8 5 (0.89%) WMI
8 5 (0.89%) WSUS
9 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 95 (16.99%) Microsoft
1 95 (16.99%) Oracle
2 55 (9.84%) VMware
3 40 (7.16%) Red Hat
4 31 (5.55%) IBM
5 29 (5.19%) Atlassian
6 28 (5.01%) Cloudera
7 27 (4.83%) SAP
8 20 (3.58%) Salesforce.com
9 19 (3.40%) ServiceNow
10 18 (3.22%) Cisco
10 18 (3.22%) HP
11 17 (3.04%) Hortonworks
11 17 (3.04%) Remedy
12 12 (2.15%) Citrix
13 11 (1.97%) EMC
13 11 (1.97%) Informatica
13 11 (1.97%) Sybase
14 10 (1.79%) CA
15 9 (1.61%) Dell