Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 137 91
Rank change year-on-year -30 -46 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,738 1,977 2,567
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.93% 2.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.04% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,059 1,149 1,621
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £163 £162 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £344 £350
% change year-on-year +9.09% -1.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 117 122
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +24.62% -6.38%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.72 £9.44
90th Percentile £42.50 £42.25 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.93 £13.60
% change year-on-year -11.40% +24.53% -

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 98,581 97,095 98,647
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.93% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,074 64,004 64,347
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,064 2,905 3,280
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 -35 1,570 £375 +7.14% 631
UK excluding London -18 1,113 £375 +9.09% 426
London -49 593 £398 +6.00% 235
South East -53 333 £383 +9.29% 121
North of England -21 228 £375 +11.94% 115
Midlands -9 157 £365 +21.87% 60
East of England +18 133 £411 +28.52% 44
South West -18 126 £375 +6.38% 57
Yorkshire -3 107 £375 +25.00% 48
Scotland +26 105 £373 +2.76% 19
North West -24 103 £350 - 56
West Midlands -25 85 £360 +35.85% 37
East Midlands +13 71 £388 +17.42% 23
Wales -2 31 £388 +10.71% 10
North East -8 18 £375 +36.36% 11
Northern Ireland +32 5 £475 +46.60% 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 480 (27.62%) Linux
2 415 (23.88%) Windows
3 330 (18.99%) Microsoft
4 285 (16.40%) Unix
5 276 (15.88%) Active Directory
6 251 (14.44%) SQL
7 232 (13.35%) Finance
8 206 (11.85%) Oracle
9 182 (10.47%) VMware
10 176 (10.13%) Security Cleared
11 167 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 165 (9.49%) ITIL
13 164 (9.44%) SQL Server
13 164 (9.44%) Windows Server
14 162 (9.32%) Red Hat
15 161 (9.26%) Python
15 161 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
16 159 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
17 156 (8.98%) PowerShell
18 147 (8.46%) Office 365
19 145 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
20 141 (8.11%) Migration
21 136 (7.83%) SharePoint
22 130 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
23 129 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
24 127 (7.31%) DevOps
25 124 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
26 117 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
26 117 (6.73%) Bash Shell
27 113 (6.50%) 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
1 136 (7.83%) SharePoint
2 80 (4.60%) MS Exchange
3 75 (4.32%) Apache
4 45 (2.59%) Confluence
5 40 (2.30%) IIS
5 40 (2.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 37 (2.13%) Tomcat
7 32 (1.84%) WebLogic
8 27 (1.55%) JBoss
9 26 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
9 26 (1.50%) nginx
10 25 (1.44%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.38%) Skype for Business
12 19 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
14 16 (0.92%) Apache Spark
15 14 (0.81%) CMS
16 13 (0.75%) IBM Domino
16 13 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 145 (8.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (7.13%) Microsoft Office
3 52 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.86%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.35%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.12%) Houdini
7 2 (0.12%) Maya
7 2 (0.12%) NUKE
7 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (0.63%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 8 (0.46%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 5 (0.29%) OPENHousing
6 5 (0.29%) SAP Hybris
7 4 (0.23%) Magento
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 4 (0.23%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.17%) Scribe Insight
9 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
10 1 (0.058%) assyst
10 1 (0.058%) ENOVIA
10 1 (0.058%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 1 (0.058%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 161 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 147 (8.46%) Office 365
3 117 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (3.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 32 (1.84%) Dynamics 365
6 24 (1.38%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 24 (1.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 21 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.92%) Amazon S3
9 14 (0.81%) IaaS
10 13 (0.75%) PaaS
11 12 (0.69%) SaaS
12 11 (0.63%) Force.com
12 11 (0.63%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 8 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.46%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.46%) Route 53
14 7 (0.40%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.35%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 100 (5.75%) DNS
2 98 (5.64%) Firewall
3 65 (3.74%) SAN
4 47 (2.70%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.47%) SSL
6 42 (2.42%) LAN
7 39 (2.24%) DHCP
8 38 (2.19%) WAN
9 35 (2.01%) Internet
10 27 (1.55%) NAS
10 27 (1.55%) Skype
11 22 (1.27%) HTTP
11 22 (1.27%) Kerberos
11 22 (1.27%) SSH
12 17 (0.98%) VPN
12 17 (0.98%) Wireless
13 15 (0.86%) DMZ
13 15 (0.86%) FTP
13 15 (0.86%) Intranet
14 13 (0.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 85 (4.89%) MySQL
3 82 (4.72%) Oracle Database
4 68 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 60 (3.45%) Big Data
6 49 (2.82%) Relational Database
7 35 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 31 (1.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 30 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 27 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 26 (1.50%) MongoDB
11 26 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 25 (1.44%) DB2
12 25 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 18 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
13 18 (1.04%) Power BI
13 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 18 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
15 16 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (3.57%) Jenkins
2 60 (3.45%) JIRA
3 56 (3.22%) Git (software)
4 13 (0.75%) Maven
4 13 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.69%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
7 9 (0.52%) GitLab
8 8 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.35%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.35%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.29%) Subversion
11 4 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.17%) Toad
12 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 232 (13.35%) Finance
2 82 (4.72%) Banking
3 38 (2.19%) Retail
4 34 (1.96%) Investment Banking
4 34 (1.96%) Marketing
4 34 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.21%) Manufacturing
6 17 (0.98%) Law
7 12 (0.69%) Legal
8 11 (0.63%) Advertising
8 11 (0.63%) Publishing
9 8 (0.46%) Billing
10 7 (0.40%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.35%) Games
11 6 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.35%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.29%) Automotive
12 5 (0.29%) Electronics
12 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.12%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.99%) LDAP
2 50 (2.88%) Web Services
3 49 (2.82%) Middleware
4 23 (1.32%) .NET
4 23 (1.32%) HTML
4 23 (1.32%) XML
5 20 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (0.86%) LAMP
7 14 (0.81%) JMS
7 14 (0.81%) Visualforce
7 14 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
8 13 (0.75%) J2EE
8 13 (0.75%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (0.69%) LAPP Stack
10 11 (0.63%) JSON
10 11 (0.63%) Kafka
11 10 (0.58%) SAML
12 9 (0.52%) CSS
12 9 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
12 9 (0.52%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.20%) Clustering
3 72 (4.14%) Data Centre
4 54 (3.11%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
6 38 (2.19%) Replication
7 28 (1.61%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.21%) Mainframe
9 19 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
9 19 (1.09%) User Experience
10 15 (0.86%) NHS
11 13 (0.75%) PKI
12 12 (0.69%) FMCG
13 9 (0.52%) CMDB
13 9 (0.52%) Data Structures
14 8 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
15 7 (0.40%) DataPower
15 7 (0.40%) Fat Client
15 7 (0.40%) Freedom of Information
15 7 (0.40%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 480 (27.62%) Linux
2 415 (23.88%) Windows
3 285 (16.40%) Unix
4 167 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 164 (9.44%) Windows Server
6 85 (4.89%) CentOS
6 85 (4.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (4.32%) Solaris
8 58 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (3.28%) AIX
10 50 (2.88%) Windows 7
11 47 (2.70%) Windows 10
12 30 (1.73%) Ubuntu
13 26 (1.50%) Debian
14 20 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.58%) HPUX
16 8 (0.46%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.35%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.35%) SUSE
17 6 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (9.49%) ITIL
2 159 (9.15%) Problem-Solving
3 141 (8.11%) Migration
4 130 (7.48%) Agile Software Development
5 127 (7.31%) DevOps
6 113 (6.50%) Performance Tuning
7 95 (5.47%) Change Management
8 80 (4.60%) CRM
9 58 (3.34%) Service Management
10 55 (3.16%) Disaster Recovery
10 55 (3.16%) Project Management
11 50 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
11 50 (2.88%) Configuration Management
12 46 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
13 45 (2.59%) ITSM
14 43 (2.47%) Business Intelligence
15 37 (2.13%) Workflow
16 36 (2.07%) Service Delivery
16 36 (2.07%) User Acceptance Testing
17 35 (2.01%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 251 (14.44%) SQL
2 161 (9.26%) Python
3 156 (8.98%) PowerShell
4 117 (6.73%) Bash Shell
5 107 (6.16%) Shell Script
6 61 (3.51%) Perl
7 44 (2.53%) Java
8 29 (1.67%) PHP
9 28 (1.61%) T-SQL
10 23 (1.32%) R
11 22 (1.27%) C#
12 15 (0.86%) Apex Code
12 15 (0.86%) C
12 15 (0.86%) JavaScript
13 14 (0.81%) Korn
13 14 (0.81%) Ruby
14 10 (0.58%) PL/SQL
15 9 (0.52%) VB
16 8 (0.46%) VBScript
17 7 (0.40%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 176 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 111 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 71 (4.09%) Degree
4 40 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 35 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.84%) MCSE
7 17 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (0.81%) CCNA
10 10 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (0.46%) RHCE
12 7 (0.40%) CCNP
13 6 (0.35%) MCSA
13 6 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (0.29%) AWS Certification
14 5 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
15 4 (0.23%) OCP
15 4 (0.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.28%) PMO
2 37 (2.13%) SLA
3 33 (1.90%) QA
4 22 (1.27%) GDPR
5 15 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 13 (0.75%) Data Quality
7 11 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
8 5 (0.29%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.058%) GAAP
11 1 (0.058%) GPG13
11 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.058%) P3O
System Software
1 276 (15.88%) Active Directory
2 111 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (3.39%) Docker
4 42 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (2.07%) vSphere
6 35 (2.01%) Hyper-V
7 28 (1.61%) NFS
7 28 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
8 20 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
9 19 (1.09%) XenApp
10 15 (0.86%) Firmware
10 15 (0.86%) Samba
11 11 (0.63%) Postfix
11 11 (0.63%) XenDesktop
12 10 (0.58%) Squid
12 10 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 10 (0.58%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.40%) KVM
14 6 (0.35%) HDFS
14 6 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 84 (4.83%) Puppet
2 79 (4.55%) Ansible
3 63 (3.62%) SCCM
4 58 (3.34%) Nagios
5 41 (2.36%) Terraform
6 40 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
7 30 (1.73%) Kubernetes
8 25 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 23 (1.32%) WSUS
10 20 (1.15%) NetBackup
11 19 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (1.09%) SCOM
11 19 (1.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 19 (1.09%) vCenter Server
12 18 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
13 15 (0.86%) Single Sign-On
14 12 (0.69%) Icinga
14 12 (0.69%) Red Hat Satellite
14 12 (0.69%) Tivoli
15 11 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 330 (18.99%) Microsoft
2 206 (11.85%) Oracle
3 182 (10.47%) VMware
4 162 (9.32%) Red Hat
5 89 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (3.51%) HP
7 57 (3.28%) SAP
8 49 (2.82%) IBM
9 48 (2.76%) ServiceNow
10 44 (2.53%) Cisco
11 38 (2.19%) NetApp
12 33 (1.90%) Remedy
13 32 (1.84%) Citrix
14 29 (1.67%) Atlassian
15 28 (1.61%) EMC
16 27 (1.55%) Veritas
17 21 (1.21%) Sybase
17 21 (1.21%) Teradata
18 17 (0.98%) BMC
18 17 (0.98%) Cloudera