Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 174 158 138
Rank change year-on-year -16 -20 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,474 1,792 1,816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.73% 1.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 1.82% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 891 1,106 1,023
UK median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £568 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 117 122
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.50 £9.60
90th Percentile £27.65 £41.70 £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.55 £13.60 £14.13
% change year-on-year -15.04% -3.75% +3.90%

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 87,723 98,311 90,186
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 94.85% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,713 64,370 58,435
UK median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,923 3,167 2,924
UK median hourly rate £19.73 £18.11 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.95% -3.16% -4.10%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.14 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year +5.71% -1.52% -6.47%

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019.

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 17 July 2019. 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 -16 1,358 £400 +8.11% 649
UK excluding London -7 915 £375 +7.14% 491
London -18 532 £413 +3.13% 192
South East -17 274 £375 +1.35% 116
North of England +6 181 £375 +7.14% 123
South West +10 164 £425 +10.39% 65
Midlands -19 110 £325 -1.52% 97
North West +2 93 £383 +2.00% 72
East of England -18 93 £344 -1.79% 57
Scotland +27 79 £325 -1.89% 24
West Midlands +3 70 £325 +1.56% 58
Yorkshire +15 68 £363 +3.57% 33
East Midlands -8 40 £325 -2.26% 39
North East +26 20 £365 +15.42% 18
Wales -2 12 £363 - 8
Northern Ireland +9 4 £200 - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 373 (25.31%) Linux
2 297 (20.15%) Windows
3 262 (17.77%) Microsoft
4 238 (16.15%) SQL
5 203 (13.77%) Finance
6 186 (12.62%) Unix
6 186 (12.62%) Security Cleared
7 181 (12.28%) SQL Server
8 170 (11.53%) Active Directory
9 165 (11.19%) Oracle
10 155 (10.52%) Migration
11 143 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 136 (9.23%) VMware
13 131 (8.89%) Red Hat
13 131 (8.89%) Office 365
14 127 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
14 127 (8.62%) Windows Server
15 119 (8.07%) ITIL
16 114 (7.73%) PowerShell
17 111 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
18 110 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
18 110 (7.46%) SC Cleared
19 107 (7.26%) DevOps
19 107 (7.26%) Banking
20 106 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
21 102 (6.92%) Firewall
22 97 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
23 96 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
24 95 (6.45%) SharePoint
24 95 (6.45%) Python

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 (6.45%) SharePoint
2 44 (2.99%) Apache Spark
3 38 (2.58%) Apache
4 32 (2.17%) IIS
5 31 (2.10%) Confluence
5 31 (2.10%) MS Exchange
6 25 (1.70%) SAS
7 23 (1.56%) WebLogic
8 21 (1.42%) Tomcat
9 18 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 11 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 10 (0.68%) CMS
12 9 (0.61%) IBM Domino
12 9 (0.61%) JBoss
13 7 (0.47%) Apache Solr
13 7 (0.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.47%) Drupal
13 7 (0.47%) nginx
13 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 96 (6.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 84 (5.70%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.61%) InfoPath
6 6 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.41%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.41%) SPSS
6 6 (0.41%) Stata
7 3 (0.20%) CATIA
8 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.068%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.068%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 21 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.09%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 6 (0.41%) Magento
5 6 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 5 (0.34%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.34%) Teamcenter
7 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.27%) Eloqua
7 4 (0.27%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.20%) ENOVIA
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.20%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.20%) Primavera
9 2 (0.14%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
9 2 (0.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 131 (8.89%) Office 365
2 111 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
4 33 (2.24%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (1.56%) Power Platform
6 22 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (1.42%) OpenShift
8 18 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (1.09%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (0.95%) IaaS
10 14 (0.95%) SaaS
11 11 (0.75%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.75%) G Suite
11 11 (0.75%) GitHub
11 11 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
12 10 (0.68%) OneDrive
13 9 (0.61%) ShareGate
14 8 (0.54%) PaaS
15 6 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
15 6 (0.41%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 102 (6.92%) Firewall
2 75 (5.09%) DNS
3 45 (3.05%) SAN
4 43 (2.92%) VPN
5 40 (2.71%) TCP/IP
6 33 (2.24%) DHCP
7 29 (1.97%) WAN
8 28 (1.90%) LAN
9 26 (1.76%) Internet
10 23 (1.56%) SMTP
11 21 (1.42%) Cisco ASA
12 20 (1.36%) HTTP
12 20 (1.36%) Kerberos
13 18 (1.22%) NAS
14 16 (1.09%) VoIP
15 15 (1.02%) DMZ
16 14 (0.95%) SSL
17 12 (0.81%) Network Security
17 12 (0.81%) VLAN
18 11 (0.75%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 80 (5.43%) Big Data
3 79 (5.36%) Hadoop
4 66 (4.48%) Oracle Database
5 62 (4.21%) MySQL
6 48 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 39 (2.65%) HBase
8 38 (2.58%) Apache Hive
8 38 (2.58%) PostgreSQL
9 34 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 29 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
12 27 (1.83%) Relational Database
12 27 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.70%) MongoDB
14 22 (1.49%) Power BI
14 22 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 21 (1.42%) Amazon RDS
16 20 (1.36%) RDBMS
17 19 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 67 (4.55%) JIRA
2 61 (4.14%) Jenkins
3 49 (3.32%) Git (software)
4 14 (0.95%) Maven
5 13 (0.88%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.68%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.61%) Gerrit
8 8 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.47%) Subversion
9 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio
9 7 (0.47%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (0.41%) ScriptRunner
11 5 (0.34%) GitLab
12 4 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 3 (0.20%) Artifactory
13 3 (0.20%) Hudson
13 3 (0.20%) MSI
13 3 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
13 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
General
1 203 (13.77%) Finance
2 107 (7.26%) Banking
3 36 (2.44%) Marketing
4 29 (1.97%) Retail
4 29 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 17 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 12 (0.81%) Advertising
8 11 (0.75%) German Language
9 10 (0.68%) Russian Language
10 8 (0.54%) Billing
10 8 (0.54%) Law
10 8 (0.54%) Legal
10 8 (0.54%) Local Government
11 6 (0.41%) Publishing
12 5 (0.34%) Front Office
12 5 (0.34%) Games
12 5 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 4 (0.27%) Aerospace
13 4 (0.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (2.99%) LDAP
2 43 (2.92%) Middleware
3 38 (2.58%) Web Services
4 20 (1.36%) HTML
5 17 (1.15%) .NET
5 17 (1.15%) XML
6 15 (1.02%) CSS
7 11 (0.75%) Kafka
8 10 (0.68%) WebSphere MQ
9 8 (0.54%) Regular Expression
9 8 (0.54%) Visualforce
10 7 (0.47%) Anaconda
11 6 (0.41%) Apache Tez
11 6 (0.41%) JSON
11 6 (0.41%) PySpark
11 6 (0.41%) Spring
12 5 (0.34%) Java EE
12 5 (0.34%) LAMP
12 5 (0.34%) REST
12 5 (0.34%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 89 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 77 (5.22%) Clustering
3 70 (4.75%) Management Information System
4 45 (3.05%) Replication
5 44 (2.99%) Data Centre
6 25 (1.70%) Linux Command Line
7 16 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (0.81%) HACMP
9 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.68%) Mainframe
11 9 (0.61%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.54%) Client/Server
12 8 (0.54%) CMDB
13 7 (0.47%) Data Protection Act
13 7 (0.47%) Driving Licence
14 6 (0.41%) User Experience
15 5 (0.34%) Blog
15 5 (0.34%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (0.34%) PKI
16 4 (0.27%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 373 (25.31%) Linux
2 297 (20.15%) Windows
3 186 (12.62%) Unix
4 143 (9.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 127 (8.62%) Windows Server
6 71 (4.82%) Solaris
7 53 (3.60%) CentOS
8 49 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (3.12%) AIX
10 41 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
11 38 (2.58%) Windows 10
12 29 (1.97%) Ubuntu
13 23 (1.56%) Windows 7
14 21 (1.42%) Debian
15 17 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (0.88%) SUSE
17 10 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 9 (0.61%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.61%) HPUX
18 9 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (10.52%) Migration
2 119 (8.07%) ITIL
3 110 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
4 107 (7.26%) DevOps
5 106 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (6.45%) Agile Software Development
7 85 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 78 (5.29%) High Availability
9 77 (5.22%) Change Management
10 62 (4.21%) CRM
11 48 (3.26%) Business Intelligence
11 48 (3.26%) Project Management
12 46 (3.12%) Task Automation
13 44 (2.99%) Workflow
14 43 (2.92%) Analytics
15 42 (2.85%) Configuration Management
16 40 (2.71%) Capacity Planning
16 40 (2.71%) Stakeholder Management
17 39 (2.65%) Performance Monitoring
18 36 (2.44%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 238 (16.15%) SQL
2 114 (7.73%) PowerShell
3 95 (6.45%) Python
4 89 (6.04%) Shell Script
5 68 (4.61%) Bash Shell
5 68 (4.61%) Java
6 62 (4.21%) Perl
7 37 (2.51%) T-SQL
8 31 (2.10%) JavaScript
9 22 (1.49%) VB
10 20 (1.36%) Apex Code
11 17 (1.15%) PL/SQL
12 15 (1.02%) C#
12 15 (1.02%) PHP
13 13 (0.88%) C
14 12 (0.81%) Korn
15 10 (0.68%) Groovy
16 8 (0.54%) C++
16 8 (0.54%) Scala
17 6 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 186 (12.62%) Security Cleared
2 110 (7.46%) SC Cleared
3 56 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 53 (3.60%) Degree
5 29 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
6 16 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (0.81%) CCENT
8 11 (0.75%) CCNA
9 9 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
9 9 (0.61%) CCA
9 9 (0.61%) MCSA
10 8 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
10 8 (0.54%) MCITP
11 7 (0.47%) CCNP
11 7 (0.47%) IBM Certification
11 7 (0.47%) MCSE
12 5 (0.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (3.32%) SLA
2 34 (2.31%) PMO
3 25 (1.70%) QA
4 20 (1.36%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.88%) GDPR
6 10 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
9 4 (0.27%) COBIT
9 4 (0.27%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.068%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.068%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.068%) PSD2
11 1 (0.068%) Solvency II
System Software
1 170 (11.53%) Active Directory
2 77 (5.22%) Docker
3 67 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (2.85%) HDFS
5 32 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 29 (1.97%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.76%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.36%) XenApp
10 18 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 16 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 15 (1.02%) NFS
13 13 (0.88%) KVM
13 13 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (0.81%) vSphere
15 9 (0.61%) Firmware
16 7 (0.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 6 (0.41%) Shibboleth
18 5 (0.34%) Samba
18 5 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (4.95%) Ansible
2 66 (4.48%) SCCM
3 53 (3.60%) Puppet
4 34 (2.31%) Terraform
5 33 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 26 (1.76%) Kubernetes
7 18 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.22%) SCOM
8 16 (1.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 14 (0.95%) NetBackup
10 13 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 12 (0.81%) Data Guard
11 12 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
11 12 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
12 11 (0.75%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 11 (0.75%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (0.68%) Single Sign-On
13 10 (0.68%) Tivoli
14 9 (0.61%) HP ALM
15 8 (0.54%) Nagios
Vendors
1 262 (17.77%) Microsoft
2 165 (11.19%) Oracle
3 136 (9.23%) VMware
4 131 (8.89%) Red Hat
5 127 (8.62%) Salesforce.com
6 76 (5.16%) Cisco
7 63 (4.27%) IBM
8 56 (3.80%) Citrix
9 52 (3.53%) HP
10 42 (2.85%) Veritas
11 35 (2.37%) EMC
12 34 (2.31%) Google
12 34 (2.31%) SAP
13 32 (2.17%) Atlassian
14 28 (1.90%) Hortonworks
15 23 (1.56%) ServiceNow
16 22 (1.49%) CheckPoint
16 22 (1.49%) NetApp
17 19 (1.29%) Cloudera
17 19 (1.29%) Veeam