Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 133 94 80
Rank change year-on-year -39 -14 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1835 2624 2816
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.93% 2.38% 2.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.03% 2.51% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1027 1669 1685
UK median daily rate £355 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +1.45% +6.15%
10th Percentile £175 £176 £163
90th Percentile £503 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year +0.72% +6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 103 209
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.37% -
10th Percentile £9.57 £9.04 £9.88
90th Percentile £38.87 £45.00 £35.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year +2.98% -2.89% -6.67%

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3129 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

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 July 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 6 months to 20 July 2017.

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 July 2017. 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 1702 £363 +3.57% 285
UK excluding London -23 1122 £350 +0.72% 187
London -52 671 £388 +3.33% 107
South East -19 424 £375 +7.14% 50
North of England -25 227 £350 - 56
Midlands +5 174 £325 -3.70% 31
North West +23 122 £350 -6.67% 28
West Midlands +12 108 £300 -14.29% 20
East of England -34 104 £288 -4.17% 26
South West -14 99 £350 - 15
Scotland -24 73 £340 -2.86% 6
East Midlands +5 65 £330 +20.00% 11
Yorkshire -41 65 £356 -10.94% 24
North East +9 40 £325 +19.27% 4
Wales +2 14 £375 +3.45% 3
Northern Ireland -37 7 £320 -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 586 (31.93%) Linux
2 389 (21.20%) Windows
3 347 (18.91%) Finance
4 328 (17.87%) Unix
5 321 (17.49%) Microsoft
6 276 (15.04%) VMware
7 267 (14.55%) Active Directory
8 254 (13.84%) SQL
9 253 (13.79%) Red Hat
10 236 (12.86%) Oracle
11 227 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 187 (10.19%) Security Cleared
13 174 (9.48%) SQL Server
14 172 (9.37%) ITIL
14 172 (9.37%) Windows Server
15 171 (9.32%) Migration
16 169 (9.21%) Python
17 157 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
17 157 (8.56%) SharePoint
18 152 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
18 152 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
19 149 (8.12%) SAN
20 142 (7.74%) Banking
21 138 (7.52%) Puppet
22 136 (7.41%) SC Cleared
23 133 (7.25%) DevOps
24 132 (7.19%) Solaris
25 126 (6.87%) Perl
25 126 (6.87%) PowerShell
26 125 (6.81%) Office 365

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
1 157 (8.56%) SharePoint
2 76 (4.14%) Apache
3 65 (3.54%) MS Exchange
4 51 (2.78%) JBoss
5 50 (2.72%) SharePoint 2013
6 49 (2.67%) Tomcat
7 41 (2.23%) WebLogic
8 35 (1.91%) SharePoint 2010
9 33 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.74%) WebSphere
11 29 (1.58%) IIS
12 26 (1.42%) Confluence
12 26 (1.42%) SAS
13 25 (1.36%) Apache Solr
14 22 (1.20%) Skype for Business
15 19 (1.04%) CMS
15 19 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
17 16 (0.87%) Apache Spark
18 15 (0.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 157 (8.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 152 (8.28%) Microsoft Office
3 63 (3.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 23 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
5 22 (1.20%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.27%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.11%) Houdini
7 2 (0.11%) InDesign
7 2 (0.11%) Maya
7 2 (0.11%) NUKE
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.11%) Stata
8 1 (0.054%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.054%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 15 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.54%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
5 5 (0.27%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (0.22%) CODA-Financials
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.16%) HFM
7 3 (0.16%) Northgate Housing
7 3 (0.16%) OPENHousing
7 3 (0.16%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.16%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.11%) Aareon QL
8 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
8 2 (0.11%) Kypera Housing
8 2 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
8 2 (0.11%) Oracle Utilities
8 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
8 2 (0.11%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 125 (6.81%) Office 365
2 91 (4.96%) Amazon AWS
3 70 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.71%) GitHub
6 12 (0.65%) G Suite
7 11 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 11 (0.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 10 (0.54%) SaaS
9 9 (0.49%) OpenShift
9 9 (0.49%) PaaS
9 9 (0.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 9 (0.49%) SuccessFactors
10 8 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
11 6 (0.33%) IaaS
12 5 (0.27%) OneDrive
12 5 (0.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 149 (8.12%) SAN
2 109 (5.94%) DNS
3 106 (5.78%) Firewall
4 68 (3.71%) LDAP
5 62 (3.38%) NAS
6 61 (3.32%) TCP/IP
7 57 (3.11%) VPN
8 55 (3.00%) LAN
9 47 (2.56%) Internet
10 40 (2.18%) DHCP
10 40 (2.18%) WAN
11 36 (1.96%) Kerberos
12 29 (1.58%) SSL
13 25 (1.36%) Network Security
14 24 (1.31%) HTTP
15 23 (1.25%) Intranet
16 20 (1.09%) Ethernet
17 15 (0.82%) VLAN
18 12 (0.65%) Fibre Channel
18 12 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (9.48%) SQL Server
2 100 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 88 (4.80%) MySQL
4 69 (3.76%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.72%) Apache Hive
6 44 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 42 (2.29%) DB2
8 41 (2.23%) Big Data
9 40 (2.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 38 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
11 34 (1.85%) Impala
12 32 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.47%) MongoDB
14 24 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (1.25%) Relational Database
16 22 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
17 21 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
18 20 (1.09%) HBase
18 20 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
18 20 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 55 (3.00%) JIRA
2 44 (2.40%) Jenkins
3 38 (2.07%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 17 (0.93%) Subversion
6 15 (0.82%) GitLab
7 11 (0.60%) Hudson
8 10 (0.54%) Visual Studio
9 8 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.38%) Toad
11 6 (0.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.33%) Maven
11 6 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
13 4 (0.22%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.22%) MSI
13 4 (0.22%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.16%) Arsenale Dataplane
14 3 (0.16%) ScriptRunner
14 3 (0.16%) Vagrant
General
1 347 (18.91%) Finance
2 142 (7.74%) Banking
3 77 (4.20%) Telecoms
4 40 (2.18%) Marketing
5 38 (2.07%) Legal
6 37 (2.02%) Investment Banking
7 35 (1.91%) Retail
8 34 (1.85%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.20%) Electronics
9 22 (1.20%) Publishing
10 21 (1.14%) Law
11 17 (0.93%) Advertising
11 17 (0.93%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.54%) Local Government
13 8 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
14 7 (0.38%) Back Office
15 6 (0.33%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.27%) Military
17 4 (0.22%) Billing
17 4 (0.22%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.36%) HTML
1 25 (1.36%) Middleware
2 24 (1.31%) .NET
2 24 (1.31%) Web Services
3 21 (1.14%) Kafka
3 21 (1.14%) LAMP
4 19 (1.04%) XML
5 17 (0.93%) CSS
6 12 (0.65%) Mason
7 11 (0.60%) J2EE
8 10 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 8 (0.44%) ODBC
9 8 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (0.38%) Visualforce
11 6 (0.33%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.27%) JSON
12 5 (0.27%) LAPP Stack
12 5 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (0.27%) Regular Expression
12 5 (0.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 97 (5.29%) Clustering
2 86 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
3 67 (3.65%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.32%) Replication
5 53 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 31 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 23 (1.25%) CMDB
8 21 (1.14%) Mainframe
8 21 (1.14%) PKI
9 19 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
10 16 (0.87%) User Experience
11 15 (0.82%) EMC VNX
11 15 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.54%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.49%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.49%) NHS
13 9 (0.49%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.44%) Hedge funds
14 8 (0.44%) iSeries
14 8 (0.44%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 586 (31.93%) Linux
2 389 (21.20%) Windows
3 328 (17.87%) Unix
4 227 (12.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 172 (9.37%) Windows Server
6 132 (7.19%) Solaris
7 110 (5.99%) CentOS
8 95 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 84 (4.58%) Ubuntu
10 76 (4.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 69 (3.76%) AIX
12 54 (2.94%) Windows 7
13 44 (2.40%) Debian
14 24 (1.31%) HPUX
15 23 (1.25%) SUSE
16 21 (1.14%) Windows 10
17 18 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.76%) Apple iOS
19 12 (0.65%) Android
20 10 (0.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (9.37%) ITIL
2 171 (9.32%) Migration
3 133 (7.25%) DevOps
4 113 (6.16%) Performance Tuning
5 104 (5.67%) Change Management
6 88 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (4.80%) Project Management
7 86 (4.69%) High Availability
8 71 (3.87%) Configuration Management
9 70 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
10 61 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
11 55 (3.00%) Service Management
12 51 (2.78%) Workflow
13 44 (2.40%) Programme Management
14 42 (2.29%) Change Control
14 42 (2.29%) Stakeholder Management
15 41 (2.23%) CRM
16 40 (2.18%) Asset Management
16 40 (2.18%) Incident Management
16 40 (2.18%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 254 (13.84%) SQL
2 169 (9.21%) Python
3 126 (6.87%) Perl
3 126 (6.87%) PowerShell
4 111 (6.05%) Bash Shell
5 95 (5.18%) Java
6 93 (5.07%) Shell Script
7 59 (3.22%) Ruby
8 30 (1.63%) Korn
9 28 (1.53%) JavaScript
10 24 (1.31%) PHP
11 23 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 23 (1.25%) T-SQL
12 19 (1.04%) VB
13 12 (0.65%) C
14 11 (0.60%) Apex Code
15 9 (0.49%) AWK
15 9 (0.49%) Jython
15 9 (0.49%) VBScript
16 8 (0.44%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 187 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 136 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 66 (3.60%) Degree
4 44 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.25%) RHCE
7 21 (1.14%) RHCSA
8 19 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (0.82%) MCSE
10 14 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.76%) CCNA
11 13 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
13 11 (0.60%) MCITP
14 10 (0.54%) OCP
15 9 (0.49%) CCNP
16 8 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (0.44%) MySQL Certification
17 7 (0.38%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (3.11%) PMO
2 35 (1.91%) SLA
3 21 (1.14%) QA
4 16 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 15 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 12 (0.65%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.16%) GDPR
8 3 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.11%) MiFID
10 1 (0.054%) AS 2805
10 1 (0.054%) BS25999
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.054%) GCP
10 1 (0.054%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.054%) RMADS
System Software
1 267 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 152 (8.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (2.51%) Hyper-V
3 46 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
3 46 (2.51%) vSphere
4 42 (2.29%) HDFS
5 32 (1.74%) NFS
6 31 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 31 (1.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 31 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (1.58%) Apache Flume
8 23 (1.25%) Docker
9 21 (1.14%) KVM
10 20 (1.09%) Veritas File System
11 18 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (0.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 15 (0.82%) Oracle RAC
14 14 (0.76%) XenApp
15 13 (0.71%) GPFS
15 13 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 138 (7.52%) Puppet
2 79 (4.31%) Ansible
3 57 (3.11%) SCCM
4 55 (3.00%) Nagios
5 54 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 42 (2.29%) NetBackup
7 33 (1.80%) SCOM
8 31 (1.69%) Red Hat Satellite
9 28 (1.53%) vCenter Server
10 25 (1.36%) Oozie
11 22 (1.20%) Hadoop YARN
11 22 (1.20%) Oracle RMAN
12 21 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 18 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 17 (0.93%) yum
15 15 (0.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
16 14 (0.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
17 13 (0.71%) WSUS
18 12 (0.65%) Terraform
19 11 (0.60%) Galera Cluster
Vendors
1 321 (17.49%) Microsoft
2 276 (15.04%) VMware
3 253 (13.79%) Red Hat
4 236 (12.86%) Oracle
5 102 (5.56%) HP
6 100 (5.45%) Cisco
7 76 (4.14%) SAP
8 75 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
9 63 (3.43%) Cloudera
9 63 (3.43%) ServiceNow
10 60 (3.27%) Veritas
11 59 (3.22%) EMC
12 56 (3.05%) Citrix
13 53 (2.89%) IBM
14 47 (2.56%) Sun
15 45 (2.45%) NetApp
16 42 (2.29%) Splunk
17 27 (1.47%) Brocade
17 27 (1.47%) Google
18 26 (1.42%) Symantec
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £267 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bury, Lancashire
Rullion
Rate: £15 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Premier Group Recruitment
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Avance Consulting
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 5 hours ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £17000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Greater Manchester
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial 6 months - likely extended
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Ebury
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £400 - £425 per week
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago