Period
to 19 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 110 101
Rank change year-on-year -52 -9 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,673 1,990 2,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.15% 2.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.26% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 1,176 1,538
UK median daily rate £375 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +0.69% +10.77%
10th Percentile £163 £179 £163
90th Percentile £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 125 151
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -6.67% +10.33%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.25 £29.65 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £13.60 £14.41
% change year-on-year - -5.67% +15.30%

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 96,001 87,918 101,505
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 94.87% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,167 57,151 65,412
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £251
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,952 3,021 3,351
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% -3.85% +15.73%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.54 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -57 1,518 £375 +3.45% 527
UK excluding London -46 949 £350 - 404
London -50 690 £400 +1.27% 166
South East -55 312 £370 - 124
North of England -71 168 £350 +3.70% 71
Midlands -19 133 £350 +1.45% 69
South West +9 107 £425 +38.78% 33
East of England +7 106 £288 +4.55% 64
North West -43 95 £350 +10.51% 36
Scotland -35 81 £350 - 28
West Midlands -33 77 £368 +5.00% 28
East Midlands -2 56 £340 +4.62% 40
Yorkshire -53 56 £350 - 28
Wales +5 33 £393 -7.65% 13
North East -24 17 £308 -12.00% 7
Northern Ireland - 11 £350 - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 531 (31.74%) Linux
2 411 (24.57%) Windows
3 289 (17.27%) Finance
4 271 (16.20%) Microsoft
5 252 (15.06%) SQL
6 233 (13.93%) Unix
7 207 (12.37%) Active Directory
8 197 (11.78%) Migration
9 196 (11.72%) SQL Server
10 193 (11.54%) Red Hat
11 173 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 173 (10.34%) Windows Server
12 168 (10.04%) VMware
13 166 (9.92%) PowerShell
14 161 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
15 157 (9.38%) Oracle
16 154 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
17 152 (9.09%) Python
18 144 (8.61%) Security Cleared
19 142 (8.49%) ITIL
20 132 (7.89%) SharePoint
21 127 (7.59%) Banking
22 125 (7.47%) Puppet
23 123 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
24 118 (7.05%) DevOps
25 117 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
26 114 (6.81%) Bash Shell
27 112 (6.69%) Office 365
27 112 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
28 110 (6.58%) Agile Software Development

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
1 132 (7.89%) SharePoint
2 66 (3.95%) Apache
3 49 (2.93%) MS Exchange
4 42 (2.51%) Confluence
5 27 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 26 (1.55%) IIS
6 26 (1.55%) WebSphere
7 23 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 22 (1.32%) nginx
9 21 (1.26%) JBoss
10 20 (1.20%) SAS
10 20 (1.20%) Skype for Business
11 19 (1.14%) CMS
11 19 (1.14%) Tomcat
11 19 (1.14%) WordPress
12 17 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 15 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
14 13 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 161 (9.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 112 (6.69%) Microsoft Office
3 42 (2.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.43%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.78%) MS Visio
5 13 (0.78%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.18%) Houdini
8 3 (0.18%) Maya
8 3 (0.18%) NUKE
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 20 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) NetSuite
2 10 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
4 6 (0.36%) iTrent
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 3 (0.18%) assyst
6 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
6 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
6 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.18%) SAP MII
6 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle ERP
7 2 (0.12%) Oracle Payables
7 2 (0.12%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 123 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 112 (6.69%) Office 365
3 103 (6.16%) Amazon AWS
4 27 (1.61%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 15 (0.90%) GitHub
6 11 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 10 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 9 (0.54%) OpenShift
8 9 (0.54%) SaaS
9 7 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 6 (0.36%) Force.com
10 6 (0.36%) IaaS
11 5 (0.30%) PaaS
11 5 (0.30%) Yammer
12 4 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
12 4 (0.24%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 92 (5.50%) Firewall
2 83 (4.96%) SAN
3 65 (3.89%) DNS
4 57 (3.41%) TCP/IP
5 34 (2.03%) Internet
6 29 (1.73%) NAS
6 29 (1.73%) SSL
7 26 (1.55%) DHCP
7 26 (1.55%) WAN
8 24 (1.43%) HTTP
8 24 (1.43%) Intranet
8 24 (1.43%) SMS
9 23 (1.37%) Kerberos
9 23 (1.37%) LAN
9 23 (1.37%) SSH
10 20 (1.20%) FTP
11 17 (1.02%) Skype
11 17 (1.02%) VPN
12 16 (0.96%) Network Security
13 12 (0.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.14%) MySQL
3 56 (3.35%) Hadoop
4 53 (3.17%) Oracle Database
5 49 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (2.57%) Big Data
7 41 (2.45%) Relational Database
8 39 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 37 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 36 (2.15%) DB2
10 36 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 30 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
13 28 (1.67%) Apache Hive
13 28 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
14 24 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
15 23 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
16 21 (1.26%) RDBMS
17 20 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
18 17 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 70 (4.18%) JIRA
2 68 (4.06%) Git (software)
3 57 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 18 (1.08%) Subversion
5 14 (0.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.84%) Visual Studio Team System
6 11 (0.66%) Artifactory
7 10 (0.60%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.54%) Maven
9 8 (0.48%) MSI
9 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 5 (0.30%) CMake
12 5 (0.30%) GitLab
12 5 (0.30%) GoCD
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.30%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.24%) git-flow
General
1 289 (17.27%) Finance
2 127 (7.59%) Banking
3 53 (3.17%) Marketing
4 47 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 44 (2.63%) Retail
6 26 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 21 (1.26%) Legal
8 19 (1.14%) Financial Institution
9 14 (0.84%) Law
10 11 (0.66%) Advertising
10 11 (0.66%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.60%) Billing
12 9 (0.54%) Games
12 9 (0.54%) German Language
12 9 (0.54%) Spanish Language
13 8 (0.48%) Retail Banking
14 7 (0.42%) French Language
15 6 (0.36%) Local Government
15 6 (0.36%) Publishing
16 5 (0.30%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.21%) LAMP
2 34 (2.03%) HTML
3 32 (1.91%) Middleware
4 31 (1.85%) Web Services
5 29 (1.73%) .NET
5 29 (1.73%) LDAP
6 28 (1.67%) CSS
7 25 (1.49%) Kafka
7 25 (1.49%) XML
8 14 (0.84%) REST
8 14 (0.84%) YAML
9 13 (0.78%) Elastic Stack
10 12 (0.72%) SOAP
11 11 (0.66%) Mason
12 9 (0.54%) HTML5
12 9 (0.54%) LEMP Stack
13 8 (0.48%) COM
13 8 (0.48%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (0.42%) Ajax
14 7 (0.42%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 117 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.78%) Replication
3 74 (4.42%) Clustering
4 65 (3.89%) Data Centre
5 59 (3.53%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 31 (1.85%) Computer Science
8 22 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (1.32%) PKI
9 19 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (0.78%) Freedom of Information
10 13 (0.78%) NHS
11 11 (0.66%) Freedom of Information Act
12 10 (0.60%) CMDB
13 9 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.48%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.48%) User Experience
15 7 (0.42%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.42%) FMCG
15 7 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 531 (31.74%) Linux
2 411 (24.57%) Windows
3 233 (13.93%) Unix
4 173 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 173 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 98 (5.86%) Solaris
6 77 (4.60%) AIX
7 73 (4.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (3.95%) CentOS
9 61 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 52 (3.11%) Ubuntu
11 47 (2.81%) Windows 10
12 38 (2.27%) Windows 7
13 26 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (1.26%) HPUX
15 12 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.60%) Debian
17 8 (0.48%) SUSE
17 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (11.78%) Migration
2 154 (9.21%) Problem-Solving
3 142 (8.49%) ITIL
4 118 (7.05%) DevOps
5 110 (6.58%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (5.74%) Performance Tuning
7 92 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 89 (5.32%) Project Management
9 80 (4.78%) Change Management
10 73 (4.36%) Configuration Management
11 69 (4.12%) High Availability
12 65 (3.89%) CRM
13 60 (3.59%) Service Management
14 57 (3.41%) Open Source
15 54 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
16 47 (2.81%) Capacity Planning
17 42 (2.51%) Continuous Integration
17 42 (2.51%) Data Migration
18 40 (2.39%) Stakeholder Management
19 39 (2.33%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 252 (15.06%) SQL
2 166 (9.92%) PowerShell
3 152 (9.09%) Python
4 114 (6.81%) Bash Shell
5 104 (6.22%) Perl
6 102 (6.10%) Shell Script
7 71 (4.24%) Java
8 42 (2.51%) JavaScript
8 42 (2.51%) Ruby
9 38 (2.27%) T-SQL
10 33 (1.97%) Korn
10 33 (1.97%) PHP
11 25 (1.49%) VB
12 24 (1.43%) VBScript
13 20 (1.20%) C#
14 17 (1.02%) Apex Code
15 14 (0.84%) Groovy
15 14 (0.84%) PL/SQL
16 11 (0.66%) C
16 11 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (8.61%) Security Cleared
2 95 (5.68%) SC Cleared
3 81 (4.84%) Degree
4 33 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 27 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 16 (0.96%) MCSE
7 14 (0.84%) RHCE
8 12 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 12 (0.72%) MCSA
9 9 (0.54%) MCITP
10 8 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (0.42%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (0.42%) MCP
11 7 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
12 6 (0.36%) CCNA
12 6 (0.36%) MCTS
12 6 (0.36%) OCP
13 5 (0.30%) CCNP
13 5 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.87%) PMO
2 45 (2.69%) SLA
3 24 (1.43%) GDPR
4 17 (1.02%) Data Quality
5 16 (0.96%) QA
6 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 10 (0.60%) PCI DSS
9 5 (0.30%) TickIT
10 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 2 (0.12%) GCP
11 2 (0.12%) MiFID
11 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.12%) TARGET2
12 1 (0.060%) COBIT
System Software
1 207 (12.37%) Active Directory
2 109 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (4.42%) Docker
4 44 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 30 (1.79%) vSphere
6 24 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (1.32%) NFS
7 22 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (1.14%) Firmware
9 18 (1.08%) HDFS
10 17 (1.02%) XenApp
11 16 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.66%) Apache Flume
12 11 (0.66%) LXC
12 11 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.60%) KVM
14 8 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 7 (0.42%) Xen
Systems Management
1 125 (7.47%) Puppet
2 101 (6.04%) Ansible
3 62 (3.71%) SCCM
4 52 (3.11%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (1.73%) Nagios
6 25 (1.49%) Tivoli
6 25 (1.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 20 (1.20%) Galera Cluster
7 20 (1.20%) NetBackup
8 19 (1.14%) Kubernetes
9 16 (0.96%) Hadoop YARN
10 15 (0.90%) CFEngine
10 15 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
10 15 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
10 15 (0.90%) vCenter Server
11 13 (0.78%) Oozie
11 13 (0.78%) Terraform
12 12 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
12 12 (0.72%) SCOM
12 12 (0.72%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 271 (16.20%) Microsoft
2 193 (11.54%) Red Hat
3 168 (10.04%) VMware
4 157 (9.38%) Oracle
5 106 (6.34%) Salesforce.com
6 54 (3.23%) IBM
7 48 (2.87%) Citrix
7 48 (2.87%) SAP
8 45 (2.69%) Cisco
9 44 (2.63%) HP
10 42 (2.51%) Veritas
11 29 (1.73%) Splunk
12 28 (1.67%) Sun
13 27 (1.61%) EMC
13 27 (1.61%) Remedy
14 25 (1.49%) Cloudera
14 25 (1.49%) NetApp
15 24 (1.43%) Hortonworks
16 22 (1.32%) Atlassian
16 22 (1.32%) ServiceNow