The median contractor rate for a Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 92 81
Rank change year-on-year -39 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 864 1249 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.90% 2.31% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.42% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 801 731
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £310
% change year-on-year - +12.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 66 91
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.62 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £44.30 £38.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% -  

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 800 £363 +3.57% 302
London -31 321 £375 - 127
South East -24 195 £375 +8.69% 71
North West +25 56 £325 -13.33% 16
West Midlands +22 56 £350 +1.44% 18
South West -1 53 £344 -1.78% 20
City of London -18 52 £425 +13.33% 34
Surrey -24 47 £400 +3.22% 10
Berkshire +15 44 £425 +13.33% 20
Hampshire -6 43 £351 +7.84% 21
East of England -18 37 £201 -29.64% 26
Scotland -8 36 £363 -2.02% 10
East Midlands -6 32 £325 +18.18% 5
Yorkshire -36 32 £350 -12.50% 18
Manchester +7 25 £328 -18.12% 11
West Yorkshire -15 23 £350 -12.50% 11
Oxfordshire +1 21 £375 +50.00% 7
Leeds -1 21 £363 -9.37% 9
Buckinghamshire -14 19 £250 -23.07% 2
Edinburgh -12 18 £388 -5.48% 6
Wiltshire +5 17 £240 -31.42% 5
Bristol +2 15 £344 +1.85% 7
North East -8 15 £405 +149.23% 2
Reading +13 14 £425 +13.33% 13
Epsom +8 14 £400 -
Oxford -2 14 £395 +97.50% 5
West Sussex -5 13 £250 -28.57% 3
Tyne and Wear -8 13 £405 +149.23% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 12 £410 +85.31% 1
Milton Keynes -10 12 £213 -39.28%

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 707 (34.56%) Linux
2 391 (19.11%) Finance
3 389 (19.01%) Windows
4 368 (17.99%) Microsoft
5 354 (17.30%) Unix
6 349 (17.06%) Red Hat
7 324 (15.84%) SQL
8 305 (14.91%) Oracle
9 286 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 278 (13.59%) VMware
11 233 (11.39%) MS Excel
12 228 (11.14%) SQL Server
13 216 (10.56%) Active Directory
14 192 (9.38%) ITIL
15 186 (9.09%) Python
15 186 (9.09%) SharePoint
16 184 (8.99%) Puppet
17 172 (8.41%) Security Cleared
18 168 (8.21%) SAN
19 160 (7.82%) Migration
20 153 (7.48%) Perl
20 153 (7.48%) Bash Shell
21 151 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
22 150 (7.33%) MS Office
23 149 (7.28%) Solaris
24 145 (7.09%) DNS
25 138 (6.74%) DevOps
26 136 (6.65%) Windows Server
27 128 (6.26%) Change Management
28 125 (6.11%) PowerShell

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
1 186 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 115 (5.62%) Apache
3 57 (2.79%) Tomcat
4 55 (2.69%) MS Exchange
5 51 (2.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 47 (2.30%) IIS
7 46 (2.25%) Apache Spark
7 46 (2.25%) JBoss
8 43 (2.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 37 (1.81%) WebSphere
10 33 (1.61%) Confluence
11 31 (1.52%) SAS
12 29 (1.42%) SharePoint Server
13 28 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
14 27 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
15 25 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 25 (1.22%) nginx
15 25 (1.22%) WebLogic
16 23 (1.12%) Apache Pig
17 21 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 233 (11.39%) MS Excel
2 150 (7.33%) MS Office
3 108 (5.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 43 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
5 28 (1.37%) MS Project
6 16 (0.78%) MS Visio
7 7 (0.34%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.20%) HipChat
9 3 (0.15%) Maya
10 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.049%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.049%) Camtasia
10 1 (0.049%) InDesign
10 1 (0.049%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.049%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.049%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 14 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (0.59%) SAP BPC
3 12 (0.59%) SAP MII
4 11 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 10 (0.49%) Oracle EBS R12
6 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
6 7 (0.34%) HFM
7 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
8 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
9 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
9 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.15%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
9 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.098%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 109 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
2 98 (4.79%) Office 365
3 82 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.66%) SaaS
5 28 (1.37%) IaaS
6 23 (1.12%) PaaS
7 19 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
8 18 (0.88%) Amazon S3
8 18 (0.88%) GitHub
9 16 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 9 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
11 8 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
12 6 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 6 (0.29%) Route 53
13 5 (0.24%) G Suite
13 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
14 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 168 (8.21%) SAN
2 145 (7.09%) DNS
3 105 (5.13%) Firewall
4 102 (4.99%) LDAP
5 88 (4.30%) TCP/IP
6 78 (3.81%) NAS
7 61 (2.98%) Internet
8 55 (2.69%) DHCP
9 48 (2.35%) LAN
10 44 (2.15%) WAN
11 43 (2.10%) Intranet
12 40 (1.96%) Kerberos
13 39 (1.91%) VPN
14 36 (1.76%) HTTP
15 33 (1.61%) SSL
16 31 (1.52%) Network Security
17 30 (1.47%) Ethernet
18 29 (1.42%) SSH
19 23 (1.12%) Cisco Nexus
20 22 (1.08%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 114 (5.57%) Hadoop
3 97 (4.74%) MySQL
4 77 (3.76%) Oracle Database
5 76 (3.71%) Big Data
6 65 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 63 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 63 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 56 (2.74%) Apache Hive
9 51 (2.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 42 (2.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 40 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
12 36 (1.76%) HBase
13 34 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
14 31 (1.52%) DB2
15 27 (1.32%) MongoDB
16 26 (1.27%) Relational Database
17 25 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
17 25 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
17 25 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 66 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 59 (2.88%) JIRA
3 55 (2.69%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.98%) Subversion
6 16 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.59%) NWDI
8 11 (0.54%) Hudson
9 9 (0.44%) GitLab
10 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 8 (0.39%) Visual Studio
11 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.24%) Gradle
12 5 (0.24%) Selenium
12 5 (0.24%) Zephyr
13 4 (0.20%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) Toad
14 3 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.15%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.15%) MSI
General
1 391 (19.11%) Finance
2 124 (6.06%) Banking
3 88 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.39%) Legal
5 38 (1.86%) Advertising
6 33 (1.61%) Law
7 32 (1.56%) Marketing
8 31 (1.52%) Retail
9 29 (1.42%) Manufacturing
10 27 (1.32%) Investment Banking
11 26 (1.27%) Publishing
12 16 (0.78%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.64%) Back Office
14 12 (0.59%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Local Government
16 5 (0.24%) Games
17 4 (0.20%) Billing
18 3 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
19 2 (0.098%) Aerospace
19 2 (0.098%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.54%) HTML
2 40 (1.96%) Web Services
3 36 (1.76%) Kafka
3 36 (1.76%) Middleware
4 30 (1.47%) CSS
5 26 (1.27%) LAMP
6 24 (1.17%) .NET
7 18 (0.88%) XML
8 15 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
8 15 (0.73%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 12 (0.59%) REST
9 12 (0.59%) SAP Basis
10 11 (0.54%) Mason
10 11 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (0.49%) J2EE
12 9 (0.44%) HTML5
12 9 (0.44%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET
13 8 (0.39%) SOAP
13 8 (0.39%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 107 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 76 (3.71%) Clustering
4 72 (3.52%) Replication
5 71 (3.47%) Management Information System
6 41 (2.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 21 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (0.78%) CMDB
8 16 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 15 (0.73%) EMC VNX
9 15 (0.73%) User Experience
10 13 (0.64%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.64%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.54%) Fintech
11 11 (0.54%) Learning Management System
12 10 (0.49%) Computer Science
12 10 (0.49%) NHS
13 9 (0.44%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.44%) Symmetrix
14 7 (0.34%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 707 (34.56%) Linux
2 389 (19.01%) Windows
3 354 (17.30%) Unix
4 286 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 149 (7.28%) Solaris
6 136 (6.65%) Windows Server
7 104 (5.08%) CentOS
8 87 (4.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (4.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 60 (2.93%) AIX
10 59 (2.88%) Ubuntu
11 40 (1.96%) Windows 7
12 32 (1.56%) Debian
13 31 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (1.32%) SUSE
15 19 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
16 18 (0.88%) HPUX
17 16 (0.78%) Windows 10
18 15 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (9.38%) ITIL
2 160 (7.82%) Migration
3 138 (6.74%) DevOps
4 128 (6.26%) Change Management
5 118 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
6 111 (5.43%) High Availability
7 102 (4.99%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (4.79%) Project Management
9 97 (4.74%) Configuration Management
10 89 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
11 86 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
12 66 (3.23%) Data Management
13 65 (3.18%) Change Control
14 63 (3.08%) Workflow
15 60 (2.93%) Service Delivery
16 57 (2.79%) Problem Management
17 53 (2.59%) Analytics
18 49 (2.39%) Continuous Improvement
18 49 (2.39%) Open Source
19 48 (2.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 324 (15.84%) SQL
2 186 (9.09%) Python
3 153 (7.48%) Bash Shell
3 153 (7.48%) Perl
4 125 (6.11%) PowerShell
5 102 (4.99%) Java
6 92 (4.50%) Shell Script
7 51 (2.49%) JavaScript
8 47 (2.30%) T-SQL
9 46 (2.25%) Ruby
10 39 (1.91%) PHP
11 27 (1.32%) C
12 25 (1.22%) Korn
12 25 (1.22%) PL/SQL
13 21 (1.03%) C++
14 19 (0.93%) C#
15 18 (0.88%) VB
16 13 (0.64%) Apex Code
16 13 (0.64%) R
17 12 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 172 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 123 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.64%) Degree
4 28 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (1.12%) CCNA
7 22 (1.08%) DV Cleared
8 19 (0.93%) CISSP
9 18 (0.88%) MCSE
10 16 (0.78%) RHCE
11 14 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.68%) CCNP
12 13 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.49%) HND
13 10 (0.49%) RHCSA
13 10 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (0.34%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.34%) ECDL
14 7 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.13%) PMO
2 61 (2.98%) SLA
3 20 (0.98%) Data Quality
3 20 (0.98%) QA
4 16 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.098%) BS25999
8 2 (0.098%) GCP
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.049%) BS7799
9 1 (0.049%) GDPR
9 1 (0.049%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.049%) SEPA
System Software
1 216 (10.56%) Active Directory
2 151 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (3.18%) NFS
4 63 (3.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 46 (2.25%) Docker
5 46 (2.25%) vSphere
6 44 (2.15%) HDFS
7 43 (2.10%) Veritas File System
8 42 (2.05%) Virtual Machines
9 33 (1.61%) Hyper-V
9 33 (1.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 32 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
11 24 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.08%) VMware ESX
13 21 (1.03%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 17 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
15 14 (0.68%) XenApp
16 12 (0.59%) Apache Flume
16 12 (0.59%) SRDF
17 11 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 184 (8.99%) Puppet
2 95 (4.64%) Nagios
3 88 (4.30%) Ansible
4 74 (3.62%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (2.39%) SCCM
6 43 (2.10%) NetBackup
7 30 (1.47%) Hadoop YARN
8 27 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
9 26 (1.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 24 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
11 21 (1.03%) Data Guard
11 21 (1.03%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 21 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 18 (0.88%) Kibana
13 17 (0.83%) Oozie
14 16 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 16 (0.78%) SCOM
15 14 (0.68%) HAProxy
15 14 (0.68%) WSUS
16 13 (0.64%) logstash
Vendors
1 368 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 349 (17.06%) Red Hat
3 305 (14.91%) Oracle
4 278 (13.59%) VMware
5 108 (5.28%) Cisco
6 102 (4.99%) Veritas
7 92 (4.50%) HP
8 91 (4.45%) SAP
9 85 (4.15%) IBM
10 80 (3.91%) NetApp
10 80 (3.91%) Sun
11 76 (3.71%) EMC
12 72 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
13 57 (2.79%) ServiceNow
14 49 (2.39%) Cloudera
15 40 (1.96%) Symantec
16 39 (1.91%) Citrix
17 33 (1.61%) Brocade
17 33 (1.61%) Splunk
18 29 (1.42%) Sybase
West Midlands
Venn Group
Rate: £50000 Per Annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Premier Media
Rate: £70 - £80 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Chepstow, Gwent
Computer People
Rate: £12 - £15 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Chepstow, Gwent
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 hours ago
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + Dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Spring Technology
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £275 - £305 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £10 - £11 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £Market rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Rate: From £41,709 to £52,793 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £351 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
NDORMS, University of Oxford
Rate: From £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Ballyclare, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
LA International
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
H&R Talent
Rate: From £35,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Cognizant
Rate: Unspecified Competitive + Benifits
Posted: 15 days ago