Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 92 94
Rank change year-on-year -42 +2 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1999 2599 2618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.94% 2.47% 2.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.04% 2.60% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1161 1638 1544
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +9.38%
10th Percentile £163 £181 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -0.71% - +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 124 222
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £14.04 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.84% -6.38% -
10th Percentile £9.93 £9.30 £9.28
90th Percentile £42.33 £42.50 £39.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.72 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +22.95% - -10.85%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 17 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 22 November 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 1883 £350 -4.11% 279
UK excluding London -25 1195 £348 -0.71% 204
London -55 782 £375 -6.25% 99
South East -6 467 £350 -1.41% 65
North of England -22 239 £343 -1.44% 48
Midlands +24 158 £306 -12.57% 29
South West -15 125 £350 +9.38% 11
North West -6 118 £350 - 26
East of England -24 112 £320 +6.67% 27
West Midlands +7 97 £287 -18.14% 12
Yorkshire -15 97 £313 -16.67% 18
Scotland -49 66 £350 +2.94% 18
East Midlands +11 60 £330 +6.45% 17
North East -17 24 £275 -8.33% 4
Northern Ireland -33 15 £337 -10.13%
Wales +7 12 £350 -15.15% 6
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 660 (33.02%) Linux
2 515 (25.76%) Windows
3 394 (19.71%) Unix
4 377 (18.86%) Microsoft
5 349 (17.46%) Finance
6 303 (15.16%) Active Directory
7 286 (14.31%) Red Hat
8 274 (13.71%) VMware
9 268 (13.41%) SQL
10 266 (13.31%) Oracle
11 264 (13.21%) Windows Server
12 228 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 225 (11.26%) Security Cleared
14 192 (9.60%) SQL Server
15 191 (9.55%) ITIL
16 184 (9.20%) Migration
17 177 (8.85%) SharePoint
18 172 (8.60%) Banking
19 169 (8.45%) PowerShell
20 156 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
21 155 (7.75%) Python
22 153 (7.65%) Solaris
22 153 (7.65%) Office 365
23 148 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
24 146 (7.30%) Puppet
25 144 (7.20%) SAN
26 140 (7.00%) SC Cleared
27 137 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
28 132 (6.60%) Firewall
29 131 (6.55%) DNS

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
1 177 (8.85%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 65 (3.25%) Apache
4 50 (2.50%) Tomcat
5 42 (2.10%) WebLogic
6 41 (2.05%) SAS
7 37 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 36 (1.80%) WebSphere
9 35 (1.75%) IIS
10 33 (1.65%) JBoss
11 30 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 28 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2010
13 23 (1.15%) Confluence
14 22 (1.10%) CMS
15 21 (1.05%) Apache Spark
16 20 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
17 19 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
18 17 (0.85%) Skype for Business
19 15 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 156 (7.80%) Microsoft Office
2 148 (7.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 43 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 33 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
5 22 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 17 (0.85%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.65%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.45%) Houdini
9 9 (0.45%) Maya
9 9 (0.45%) NUKE
10 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.050%) Stata
Business Applications
1 19 (0.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 11 (0.55%) NetSuite
4 8 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
5 7 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle Utilities
8 4 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle EBS
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 153 (7.65%) Office 365
2 102 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
3 101 (5.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (1.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 19 (0.95%) PaaS
6 18 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
7 15 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 14 (0.70%) FinancialForce
8 14 (0.70%) OneDrive
9 11 (0.55%) SaaS
10 10 (0.50%) Force.com
10 10 (0.50%) OpenShift
11 9 (0.45%) IaaS
12 8 (0.40%) G Suite
12 8 (0.40%) GitHub
13 7 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
14 6 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.30%) Amazon S3
14 6 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 144 (7.20%) SAN
2 132 (6.60%) Firewall
3 131 (6.55%) DNS
4 78 (3.90%) LDAP
5 76 (3.80%) TCP/IP
6 66 (3.30%) LAN
7 58 (2.90%) NAS
8 54 (2.70%) DHCP
9 45 (2.25%) WAN
10 36 (1.80%) VPN
11 34 (1.70%) Kerberos
12 32 (1.60%) Internet
13 30 (1.50%) HTTP
13 30 (1.50%) Network Security
14 29 (1.45%) SSL
15 26 (1.30%) Intranet
15 26 (1.30%) SSH
16 20 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
17 17 (0.85%) SMS
18 15 (0.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 192 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 90 (4.50%) MySQL
3 89 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 76 (3.80%) Hadoop
5 54 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 49 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (2.35%) Big Data
8 45 (2.25%) DB2
8 45 (2.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 40 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 37 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 30 (1.50%) Data Warehouse
11 30 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
12 29 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
13 28 (1.40%) MongoDB
14 26 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
15 23 (1.15%) RDBMS
15 23 (1.15%) SQL Server 2016
16 21 (1.05%) Apache Hive
16 21 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 67 (3.35%) JIRA
2 59 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.05%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.40%) Team Foundation Server
5 12 (0.60%) Subversion
6 11 (0.55%) Ant
6 11 (0.55%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.50%) GitLab
7 10 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 9 (0.45%) Artifactory
8 9 (0.45%) Hudson
9 8 (0.40%) Selenium
10 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (0.30%) Maven
10 6 (0.30%) MSI
11 5 (0.25%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.25%) Oracle Forms
12 4 (0.20%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 349 (17.46%) Finance
2 172 (8.60%) Banking
3 64 (3.20%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.80%) Marketing
5 51 (2.55%) Retail
6 32 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 31 (1.55%) Investment Banking
8 30 (1.50%) Legal
9 26 (1.30%) Electronics
10 22 (1.10%) Advertising
11 19 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 19 (0.95%) Pharmaceutical
11 19 (0.95%) Publishing
12 14 (0.70%) Law
13 9 (0.45%) Billing
14 8 (0.40%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.25%) Back Office
15 5 (0.25%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.20%) Local Government
17 3 (0.15%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (1.75%) Middleware
2 32 (1.60%) XML
3 25 (1.25%) JSON
3 25 (1.25%) LAMP
3 25 (1.25%) Web Services
4 23 (1.15%) Kafka
5 22 (1.10%) .NET
5 22 (1.10%) HTML
6 17 (0.85%) Ajax
7 15 (0.75%) CSS
8 12 (0.60%) ODBC
8 12 (0.60%) REST
9 11 (0.55%) SOAP
9 11 (0.55%) WebSphere MQ
10 10 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
10 10 (0.50%) LAPP Stack
11 8 (0.40%) Mason
11 8 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
11 8 (0.40%) YAML
12 7 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 95 (4.75%) Data Centre
3 90 (4.50%) Clustering
4 55 (2.75%) Replication
5 50 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
8 29 (1.45%) PKI
9 22 (1.10%) SWIFT
10 18 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (0.85%) User Experience
12 16 (0.80%) CMDB
12 16 (0.80%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (0.80%) Mainframe
13 14 (0.70%) Public Cloud
14 12 (0.60%) Virtual Team
15 9 (0.45%) Fat Client
15 9 (0.45%) Freedom of Information
15 9 (0.45%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.40%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 660 (33.02%) Linux
2 515 (25.76%) Windows
3 394 (19.71%) Unix
4 264 (13.21%) Windows Server
5 228 (11.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 153 (7.65%) Solaris
7 109 (5.45%) CentOS
8 100 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 99 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
10 77 (3.85%) AIX
11 74 (3.70%) Windows 7
12 69 (3.45%) Ubuntu
13 49 (2.45%) Windows 10
14 32 (1.60%) HPUX
15 26 (1.30%) SUSE
16 24 (1.20%) Debian
16 24 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
17 15 (0.75%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.50%) VMS
19 9 (0.45%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (9.55%) ITIL
2 184 (9.20%) Migration
3 128 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
4 110 (5.50%) DevOps
5 106 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
6 101 (5.05%) Change Management
6 101 (5.05%) Project Management
7 96 (4.80%) Disaster Recovery
8 74 (3.70%) Configuration Management
9 73 (3.65%) High Availability
10 70 (3.50%) Analytics
11 69 (3.45%) CRM
12 67 (3.35%) Stakeholder Management
13 62 (3.10%) Business Intelligence
14 61 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
15 55 (2.75%) Problem Management
16 54 (2.70%) ETL
17 53 (2.65%) Service Management
18 52 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
19 46 (2.30%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 268 (13.41%) SQL
2 169 (8.45%) PowerShell
3 155 (7.75%) Python
4 130 (6.50%) Perl
5 127 (6.35%) Shell Script
6 108 (5.40%) Bash Shell
7 83 (4.15%) Java
8 47 (2.35%) Ruby
9 40 (2.00%) Korn
10 29 (1.45%) JavaScript
11 24 (1.20%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.10%) PHP
13 15 (0.75%) C
13 15 (0.75%) VB
14 14 (0.70%) Apex Code
15 13 (0.65%) C#
15 13 (0.65%) VBScript
16 11 (0.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 10 (0.50%) SOQL
18 7 (0.35%) AWK
Qualifications
1 225 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 140 (7.00%) SC Cleared
3 84 (4.20%) Degree
4 52 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.20%) MCSE
8 18 (0.90%) RHCE
9 16 (0.80%) MCSA
9 16 (0.80%) MySQL Certification
10 12 (0.60%) RHCSA
11 11 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 10 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (0.45%) CCNA
13 9 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.45%) MCITP
13 9 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
14 8 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
14 8 (0.40%) OCP
15 6 (0.30%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (2.65%) PMO
2 46 (2.30%) SLA
3 29 (1.45%) QA
4 15 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 15 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.45%) GDPR
6 9 (0.45%) MiFID
6 9 (0.45%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.30%) GCP
7 6 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.20%) TARGET2
9 3 (0.15%) AS 2805
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) GPG13
11 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.050%) GAMP
11 1 (0.050%) RMADS
System Software
1 303 (15.16%) Active Directory
2 137 (6.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (2.70%) NFS
4 53 (2.65%) VMware ESXi
5 52 (2.60%) Hyper-V
6 46 (2.30%) vSphere
7 39 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (1.85%) Xen
9 33 (1.65%) Samba
10 27 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (1.30%) Docker
11 26 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 24 (1.20%) HDFS
13 23 (1.15%) KVM
14 20 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
15 19 (0.95%) Veritas File System
16 18 (0.90%) Apache Flume
16 18 (0.90%) XenApp
17 16 (0.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (0.40%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 146 (7.30%) Puppet
2 109 (5.45%) Ansible
3 65 (3.25%) SCCM
4 55 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.60%) NetBackup
6 43 (2.15%) Nagios
7 37 (1.85%) SCOM
8 29 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 21 (1.05%) Control-M
9 21 (1.05%) vCenter Server
10 20 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
11 17 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
11 17 (0.85%) Kubernetes
12 15 (0.75%) yum
13 14 (0.70%) Ambari
13 14 (0.70%) WSUS
14 13 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 13 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.60%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.60%) Terraform
Vendors
1 377 (18.86%) Microsoft
2 286 (14.31%) Red Hat
3 274 (13.71%) VMware
4 266 (13.31%) Oracle
5 97 (4.85%) HP
6 91 (4.55%) Salesforce.com
7 83 (4.15%) Cisco
8 82 (4.10%) SAP
9 79 (3.95%) Citrix
10 74 (3.70%) IBM
11 71 (3.55%) ServiceNow
12 70 (3.50%) Veritas
13 66 (3.30%) NetApp
14 49 (2.45%) EMC
15 47 (2.35%) Splunk
16 42 (2.10%) Sun
17 34 (1.70%) Remedy
18 32 (1.60%) Symantec
19 31 (1.55%) Cloudera
20 29 (1.45%) Google