Period
to 23 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 133 94
Rank change year-on-year -27 -39 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,771 1,840 2,626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.93% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.04% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,094 1,027 1,673
UK median daily rate £363 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +1.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £150 £177 £175
90th Percentile £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 119 102
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +6.66% -9.37%
10th Percentile £10.50 £9.58 £9.02
90th Percentile £41.75 £38.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year -2.89% +2.98% -2.89%

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 97,948 90,334 104,628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 94.94% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,174 58,551 68,091
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +0.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £619 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,157 2,911 3,108
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.39
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -7.89% +11.76%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -29 1,631 £365 +0.69% 507
UK excluding London -26 1,060 £350 - 369
London -34 665 £400 +3.90% 168
South East -35 349 £370 -1.33% 95
North of England -16 215 £350 - 91
Midlands -22 160 £330 +1.54% 76
East of England +17 130 £350 +21.74% 38
North West -23 122 £370 +5.71% 43
South West +7 109 £385 +10.00% 39
West Midlands -40 84 £320 +6.67% 56
Scotland -29 80 £331 -2.57% 24
Yorkshire -8 78 £350 -1.75% 42
East Midlands +14 75 £330 - 20
Wales -6 20 £344 -8.33% 6
North East -21 15 £320 -1.54% 6
Northern Ireland +15 2 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 522 (29.47%) Linux
2 397 (22.42%) Windows
3 308 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 282 (15.92%) Finance
5 280 (15.81%) Unix
6 252 (14.23%) SQL
7 244 (13.78%) Active Directory
8 192 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
9 189 (10.67%) Oracle
10 188 (10.62%) VMware
11 179 (10.11%) Python
11 179 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 178 (10.05%) Red Hat
13 176 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
14 161 (9.09%) SQL Server
15 160 (9.03%) ITIL
16 159 (8.98%) Migration
17 158 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
18 152 (8.58%) PowerShell
19 147 (8.30%) Windows Server
20 146 (8.24%) Security Cleared
20 146 (8.24%) Bash Shell
21 144 (8.13%) SharePoint
22 142 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
23 133 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
24 127 (7.17%) Office 365
25 125 (7.06%) DevOps
26 124 (7.00%) Puppet
27 121 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
28 116 (6.55%) Perl

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
1 144 (8.13%) SharePoint
2 72 (4.07%) Apache
3 68 (3.84%) MS Exchange
4 33 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 28 (1.58%) Skype for Business
7 26 (1.47%) Confluence
7 26 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
7 26 (1.47%) nginx
7 26 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 23 (1.30%) IIS
9 22 (1.24%) Tomcat
10 21 (1.19%) JBoss
10 21 (1.19%) WebLogic
11 17 (0.96%) Apache Spark
12 16 (0.90%) CMS
12 16 (0.90%) IBM Domino
12 16 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 15 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 192 (10.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 133 (7.51%) Microsoft Office
3 61 (3.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 37 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 11 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.17%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.11%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.056%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 26 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.56%) NetSuite
3 10 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 8 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.34%) iTrent
6 6 (0.34%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.23%) Scribe Insight
9 3 (0.17%) assyst
9 3 (0.17%) Eloqua
10 2 (0.11%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.11%) ResourceLink
10 2 (0.11%) SAP ERP
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 2 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.11%) Sonata
11 1 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
11 1 (0.056%) Oracle ASCP
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 127 (7.17%) Office 365
3 121 (6.83%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (2.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.07%) Dynamics 365
6 17 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 13 (0.73%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 11 (0.62%) GitHub
11 9 (0.51%) PaaS
12 8 (0.45%) Force.com
12 8 (0.45%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.45%) SaaS
13 6 (0.34%) Akamai
13 6 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.28%) FinancialForce
14 5 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.48%) Firewall
2 77 (4.35%) DNS
3 75 (4.23%) SAN
4 52 (2.94%) TCP/IP
5 46 (2.60%) DHCP
6 37 (2.09%) NAS
7 36 (2.03%) WAN
8 35 (1.98%) LAN
9 33 (1.86%) Internet
9 33 (1.86%) SSL
10 28 (1.58%) SMS
11 26 (1.47%) Skype
11 26 (1.47%) VPN
12 25 (1.41%) Kerberos
13 21 (1.19%) SSH
14 20 (1.13%) FTP
15 18 (1.02%) HTTP
16 13 (0.73%) Intranet
16 13 (0.73%) Network Security
17 11 (0.62%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.48%) MySQL
3 66 (3.73%) Oracle Database
4 59 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.48%) Hadoop
6 41 (2.32%) Big Data
7 39 (2.20%) DB2
8 35 (1.98%) MongoDB
9 34 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 34 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
10 29 (1.64%) Oracle Database 12c
10 29 (1.64%) Relational Database
11 27 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 26 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 22 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
13 22 (1.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 18 (1.02%) Apache Hive
15 17 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 16 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 67 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 59 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 40 (2.26%) JIRA
4 21 (1.19%) Subversion
5 13 (0.73%) Maven
5 13 (0.73%) Visual Studio
6 12 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 8 (0.45%) GitLab
9 7 (0.40%) MSI
9 7 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
10 6 (0.34%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.28%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.23%) git-flow
12 4 (0.23%) GoCD
General
1 282 (15.92%) Finance
2 106 (5.99%) Banking
3 62 (3.50%) Marketing
4 44 (2.48%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.32%) Retail
6 30 (1.69%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.24%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.19%) Manufacturing
9 15 (0.85%) Legal
10 11 (0.62%) Advertising
10 11 (0.62%) Billing
11 10 (0.56%) Publishing
11 10 (0.56%) Spanish Language
12 9 (0.51%) Automotive
12 9 (0.51%) French Language
12 9 (0.51%) Games
13 8 (0.45%) Back Office
13 8 (0.45%) German Language
13 8 (0.45%) Law
13 8 (0.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (2.65%) LDAP
2 43 (2.43%) Middleware
3 41 (2.32%) HTML
4 40 (2.26%) Web Services
5 33 (1.86%) LAMP
6 26 (1.47%) .NET
6 26 (1.47%) XML
7 24 (1.36%) CSS
8 18 (1.02%) Kafka
9 12 (0.68%) Mason
9 12 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
9 12 (0.68%) REST
9 12 (0.68%) Visualforce
10 11 (0.62%) HTML5
10 11 (0.62%) JMS
11 10 (0.56%) WebSphere MQ
11 10 (0.56%) YAML
12 9 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
12 9 (0.51%) J2EE
12 9 (0.51%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 158 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (4.29%) Clustering
3 73 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 73 (4.12%) Replication
4 69 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 56 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 45 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 21 (1.19%) PKI
8 20 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.07%) CMDB
10 18 (1.02%) NHS
11 14 (0.79%) Freedom of Information
12 12 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.56%) Freedom of Information Act
14 9 (0.51%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.45%) Data Protection Act
15 8 (0.45%) Public Cloud
15 8 (0.45%) Virtual Team
16 7 (0.40%) Driving Licence
16 7 (0.40%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 522 (29.47%) Linux
2 397 (22.42%) Windows
3 280 (15.81%) Unix
4 179 (10.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 147 (8.30%) Windows Server
6 98 (5.53%) Solaris
7 76 (4.29%) AIX
8 66 (3.73%) CentOS
9 60 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 58 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (2.99%) Windows 10
12 46 (2.60%) Ubuntu
13 37 (2.09%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.79%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (0.73%) HPUX
16 12 (0.68%) Debian
17 11 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 8 (0.45%) Windows XP
20 7 (0.40%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
2 160 (9.03%) ITIL
3 159 (8.98%) Migration
4 125 (7.06%) DevOps
5 100 (5.65%) Project Management
6 99 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
7 90 (5.08%) Change Management
8 84 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 80 (4.52%) Performance Tuning
10 77 (4.35%) Configuration Management
11 75 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
12 72 (4.07%) CRM
13 67 (3.78%) Service Management
14 53 (2.99%) High Availability
15 47 (2.65%) Business Intelligence
15 47 (2.65%) Open Source
16 44 (2.48%) Stakeholder Management
17 42 (2.37%) Data Management
17 42 (2.37%) Workflow
18 41 (2.32%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 252 (14.23%) SQL
2 179 (10.11%) Python
3 152 (8.58%) PowerShell
4 146 (8.24%) Bash Shell
5 116 (6.55%) Perl
6 98 (5.53%) Shell Script
7 68 (3.84%) Java
8 46 (2.60%) JavaScript
9 45 (2.54%) PHP
10 31 (1.75%) Korn
11 30 (1.69%) Ruby
12 28 (1.58%) T-SQL
13 24 (1.36%) PL/SQL
14 21 (1.19%) VB
14 21 (1.19%) VBScript
15 20 (1.13%) C#
16 18 (1.02%) Apex Code
17 12 (0.68%) VBA
18 11 (0.62%) Bourne shell
18 11 (0.62%) C
Qualifications
1 146 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 106 (5.99%) SC Cleared
3 98 (5.53%) Degree
4 35 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.13%) MCSE
7 18 (1.02%) RHCE
8 14 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 11 (0.62%) AWS Certification
10 10 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (0.40%) MCSA
13 6 (0.34%) CCNA
13 6 (0.34%) CCNP
13 6 (0.34%) OCP
13 6 (0.34%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.28%) MCP
14 5 (0.28%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.11%) SLA
2 48 (2.71%) PMO
3 30 (1.69%) QA
4 27 (1.52%) GDPR
5 20 (1.13%) Data Quality
6 18 (1.02%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.28%) TickIT
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.056%) GAAP
11 1 (0.056%) RMADS
System Software
1 244 (13.78%) Active Directory
2 102 (5.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.63%) Docker
4 34 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (1.30%) Hyper-V
6 23 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 22 (1.24%) NFS
8 17 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (0.90%) Firmware
9 16 (0.90%) vSphere
10 13 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (0.73%) XenApp
11 12 (0.68%) HDFS
12 11 (0.62%) LXC
13 10 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.45%) KVM
15 7 (0.40%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.40%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.34%) Xen
Systems Management
1 124 (7.00%) Puppet
2 97 (5.48%) Ansible
3 65 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
4 60 (3.39%) SCCM
5 37 (2.09%) Kubernetes
6 35 (1.98%) Terraform
7 30 (1.69%) Nagios
8 28 (1.58%) NetBackup
9 25 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 24 (1.36%) Oracle RMAN
11 23 (1.30%) Tivoli
11 23 (1.30%) WSUS
12 22 (1.24%) Galera Cluster
13 18 (1.02%) Data Guard
13 18 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
14 16 (0.90%) vCenter Server
15 15 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 14 (0.79%) CFEngine
17 13 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
17 13 (0.73%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 308 (17.39%) Microsoft
2 189 (10.67%) Oracle
3 188 (10.62%) VMware
4 178 (10.05%) Red Hat
5 113 (6.38%) Salesforce.com
6 67 (3.78%) IBM
7 51 (2.88%) SAP
8 47 (2.65%) Cisco
9 44 (2.48%) Veritas
10 41 (2.32%) HP
10 41 (2.32%) NetApp
10 41 (2.32%) ServiceNow
11 34 (1.92%) Citrix
12 27 (1.52%) Remedy
12 27 (1.52%) Splunk
13 26 (1.47%) Percona
13 26 (1.47%) Sun
14 25 (1.41%) EMC
15 19 (1.07%) Hortonworks
16 18 (1.02%) Cloudera