Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

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
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 167 177 165
Rank change year-on-year +10 -12 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 704 1,474 1,692
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.52% 1.61% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.71% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 933 1,055
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +6.99%
10th Percentile £165 £190 £150
90th Percentile £550 £573 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £376 £350
% change year-on-year +7.91% +7.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 74 109
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £9.00 £10.13
90th Percentile £35.00 £32.43 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.61 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +16.88% -7.41% -3.57%

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 43,485 86,434 95,987
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.59% 94.54% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,350 56,800 62,912
Median daily rate £466 £473 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £265
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,804 2,789 3,022
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.03 £18.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.98% +5.04% -4.37%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.33% +2.86% -1.52%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Daily rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Hourly rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 31 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 18 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 31 May 2020. 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 -13 589 £400 - 143
UK excluding London +8 450 £406 +7.91% 130
London -11 215 £375 -9.09% 37
South East +29 123 £400 +3.23% 32
North of England +32 89 £425 +18.06% 26
Scotland +47 73 £398 +22.31% 8
South West -17 67 £481 +9.89% 22
North West +45 65 £450 +28.57% 18
Midlands +34 48 £400 +10.73% 14
Work from Home +37 41 £400 -9.86% 26
East of England +4 38 £300 -20.00% 12
West Midlands +47 35 £405 +24.62% 10
Yorkshire +13 22 £400 +6.67% 5
East Midlands +3 11 £380 -0.65% 4
Wales +25 7 £103 -71.59% 15
North East +14 3 £650 +78.08% 3
Channel Islands - 3 £225 - 1
Northern Ireland +15 2 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2020, 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.

1 142 (20.17%) Linux
2 136 (19.32%) Windows
3 135 (19.18%) Microsoft
4 122 (17.33%) Security Cleared
5 104 (14.77%) Active Directory
6 99 (14.06%) Azure
7 97 (13.78%) Office 365
8 96 (13.64%) Oracle
9 95 (13.49%) ITIL
10 90 (12.78%) SQL
11 88 (12.50%) Finance
12 85 (12.07%) SC Cleared
13 83 (11.79%) Migration
14 78 (11.08%) PowerShell
15 76 (10.80%) VMware
16 74 (10.51%) Unix
17 73 (10.37%) SharePoint
18 71 (10.09%) SQL Server
19 69 (9.80%) DevOps
20 67 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
21 65 (9.23%) Windows Server
22 64 (9.09%) Red Hat
23 61 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
24 59 (8.38%) Oracle Database
25 58 (8.24%) Python
26 53 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
26 53 (7.53%) Change Management
27 51 (7.24%) IBM
28 50 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
29 49 (6.96%) Ansible

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 73 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.55%) Confluence
3 21 (2.98%) IBM Notes
3 21 (2.98%) IIS
4 20 (2.84%) IBM Domino
5 16 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (1.99%) Apache
7 12 (1.70%) MS Exchange
8 11 (1.56%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.42%) CMS
10 9 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.28%) WebSphere
11 7 (0.99%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.71%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 4 (0.57%) Documentum
13 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
14 3 (0.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 67 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 50 (7.10%) Microsoft Office
3 14 (1.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) InfoPath
4 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.57%) PTC Creo
4 4 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.57%) Windchill
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 12 (1.70%) assyst
2 11 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.99%) NetSuite
4 6 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle General Ledger
6 3 (0.43%) ResourceLink
6 3 (0.43%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.14%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.14%) ContrOCC
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.14%) Elite 3E
7 1 (0.14%) HealthRoster
7 1 (0.14%) iTrent
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.14%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 99 (14.06%) Azure
2 97 (13.78%) Office 365
3 48 (6.82%) AWS
4 33 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (4.26%) Power Platform
6 25 (3.55%) OneDrive
7 20 (2.84%) PowerApps
8 7 (0.99%) G Suite
8 7 (0.99%) PaaS
9 6 (0.85%) GCP
9 6 (0.85%) SaaS
10 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.71%) IaaS
10 5 (0.71%) OpenShift
10 5 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (0.71%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (0.57%) GitHub
12 3 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (5.82%) Firewall
2 32 (4.55%) DNS
3 24 (3.41%) DHCP
4 19 (2.70%) SAN
5 16 (2.27%) Internet
6 15 (2.13%) WAN
7 14 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 13 (1.85%) LAN
9 12 (1.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (1.56%) VPN
10 11 (1.56%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.28%) Ethernet
11 9 (1.28%) SSH
12 8 (1.14%) NAS
12 8 (1.14%) Skype
13 7 (0.99%) OSPF
13 7 (0.99%) Wireless
14 6 (0.85%) Intranet
14 6 (0.85%) Network Security
15 5 (0.71%) Ethereal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 59 (8.38%) Oracle Database
3 24 (3.41%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (2.56%) MySQL
5 18 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (1.85%) Big Data
7 12 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 11 (1.56%) Apache Accumulo
8 11 (1.56%) Power BI
8 11 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (1.28%) DB2
10 9 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.14%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (0.99%) MongoDB
13 6 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 33 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.40%) JIRA
3 17 (2.41%) Bitbucket
4 14 (1.99%) Git (software)
5 10 (1.42%) GitLab
6 9 (1.28%) Subversion
7 6 (0.85%) Eclipse
7 6 (0.85%) Toad
8 5 (0.71%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.57%) Ant
9 4 (0.57%) Maven
9 4 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.43%) Gradle
10 3 (0.43%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.28%) MSI
11 2 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.28%) Selenium
11 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (12.50%) Finance
2 44 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 24 (3.41%) Banking
4 17 (2.41%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.27%) Marketing
5 16 (2.27%) Retail
6 13 (1.85%) Manufacturing
7 11 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 11 (1.56%) Legal
8 10 (1.42%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.14%) German Language
10 6 (0.85%) Law
10 6 (0.85%) Mandarin Language
10 6 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.71%) Police
12 4 (0.57%) Back Office
12 4 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.43%) Electronics
13 3 (0.43%) Front Office
13 3 (0.43%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (3.13%) Web Services
2 20 (2.84%) HTML
3 16 (2.27%) Middleware
4 14 (1.99%) Apache NiFi
4 14 (1.99%) J2EE
5 13 (1.85%) .NET
5 13 (1.85%) LDAP
6 12 (1.70%) Kafka
7 10 (1.42%) XML
8 7 (0.99%) CSS
9 6 (0.85%) Java EE
9 6 (0.85%) Struts
10 4 (0.57%) jQuery
10 4 (0.57%) LAMP
11 3 (0.43%) EDI
11 3 (0.43%) JSON
11 3 (0.43%) ODBC
11 3 (0.43%) Regular Expression
11 3 (0.43%) REST
11 3 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (5.54%) Management Information System
3 23 (3.27%) Data Centre
4 17 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.27%) PKI
6 14 (1.99%) LIMS
7 13 (1.85%) Clustering
8 9 (1.28%) NHS
9 8 (1.14%) CMDB
9 8 (1.14%) Data Structures
9 8 (1.14%) Learning Management System
10 7 (0.99%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.85%) iPhone
11 6 (0.85%) Public Cloud
11 6 (0.85%) Replication
12 5 (0.71%) Analytical Mindset
12 5 (0.71%) FMCG
12 5 (0.71%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (0.71%) iPad
12 5 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 142 (20.17%) Linux
2 136 (19.32%) Windows
3 74 (10.51%) Unix
4 65 (9.23%) Windows Server
5 47 (6.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (3.84%) CentOS
7 24 (3.41%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (2.98%) Solaris
10 14 (1.99%) Windows 10
11 12 (1.70%) AIX
12 11 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (1.42%) Windows XP
14 8 (1.14%) Ubuntu
15 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2019
16 6 (0.85%) Debian
17 5 (0.71%) CatOS
17 5 (0.71%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.57%) Apple iOS
18 4 (0.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (13.49%) ITIL
2 83 (11.79%) Migration
3 69 (9.80%) DevOps
4 53 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
4 53 (7.53%) Change Management
5 45 (6.39%) Configuration Management
6 39 (5.54%) Performance Tuning
7 38 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
8 35 (4.97%) High Availability
8 35 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
9 30 (4.26%) Service Management
9 30 (4.26%) Validation
10 27 (3.84%) Scrum
11 26 (3.69%) Business Intelligence
12 25 (3.55%) CRM
13 24 (3.41%) Asset Management
14 22 (3.13%) Release Management
15 20 (2.84%) ITSM
15 20 (2.84%) Service Delivery
16 19 (2.70%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (12.78%) SQL
2 78 (11.08%) PowerShell
3 58 (8.24%) Python
4 48 (6.82%) Bash Shell
5 44 (6.25%) Perl
6 42 (5.97%) Java
7 38 (5.40%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.99%) C
9 12 (1.70%) JavaScript
10 9 (1.28%) T-SQL
11 7 (0.99%) Korn
12 6 (0.85%) PHP
12 6 (0.85%) PL/SQL
12 6 (0.85%) Ruby
13 4 (0.57%) AWK
13 4 (0.57%) C#
13 4 (0.57%) C-shell
13 4 (0.57%) Scala
14 3 (0.43%) Go
14 3 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 122 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 85 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.98%) DV Cleared
5 23 (3.27%) Degree
6 22 (3.13%) MCSA
7 14 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (1.85%) CCNP
8 13 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.14%) MCSE
10 7 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.71%) CCNA
11 5 (0.71%) HND
11 5 (0.71%) RHCE
12 4 (0.57%) ACCA
12 4 (0.57%) CIMA
12 4 (0.57%) JNCIP
12 4 (0.57%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.57%) MCITP
13 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.69%) SLA
2 15 (2.13%) Data Quality
2 15 (2.13%) PMO
3 12 (1.70%) GxP
3 12 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 10 (1.42%) GLP
5 6 (0.85%) QA
6 3 (0.43%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.28%) GDPR
System Software
1 104 (14.77%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (5.40%) Docker
4 19 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 11 (1.56%) XenApp
7 8 (1.14%) vSphere
8 5 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (0.57%) NFS
10 3 (0.43%) Firmware
10 3 (0.43%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.43%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.28%) Samba
11 2 (0.28%) Squid
11 2 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (6.96%) Ansible
2 45 (6.39%) SCCM
3 35 (4.97%) Puppet
4 19 (2.70%) Terraform
5 14 (1.99%) Data Guard
6 13 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
7 12 (1.70%) Kubernetes
8 9 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
9 8 (1.14%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 8 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.99%) Nagios
11 6 (0.85%) WSUS
12 5 (0.71%) OpenView
12 5 (0.71%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.57%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 4 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 135 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 96 (13.64%) Oracle
3 76 (10.80%) VMware
4 64 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 51 (7.24%) IBM
6 34 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
7 28 (3.98%) SAP
8 20 (2.84%) Cisco
9 17 (2.41%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.27%) Citrix
10 16 (2.27%) Informatica
10 16 (2.27%) Remedy
11 13 (1.85%) Google
12 12 (1.70%) EMC
12 12 (1.70%) Splunk
12 12 (1.70%) Sybase
13 10 (1.42%) Cloudera
14 9 (1.28%) Juniper
14 9 (1.28%) NetApp
14 9 (1.28%) SolarWinds