Period
to 28 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 September 2021.

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
28 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 227 145 164
Rank change year-on-year -82 +19 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 962 551 1,463
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.19% 1.87% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 2.03% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 357 884
10th Percentile £160 £179 £185
25th Percentile £276 £305 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £388
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +3.33%
75th Percentile £500 £500 £475
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £416 £375
% change year-on-year -13.51% +11.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 24 64
10th Percentile £10.09 £11.02 £10.08
25th Percentile £11.69 £12.29 £10.95
Median hourly rate £13.88 £15.50 £13.00
Median % change year-on-year -10.48% +19.23% -12.41%
75th Percentile £18.63 £17.22 £20.13
90th Percentile £38.15 £22.70 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.61 £16.00 £13.38
% change year-on-year -14.97% +19.63% -7.74%

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 75,468 27,173 82,013
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.13% 92.28% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,212 18,216 54,848
10th Percentile £300 £263 £263
25th Percentile £406 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +2.78%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £570
90th Percentile £694 £668 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 884 2,713
10th Percentile £11.62 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.04 £13.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% +15.79% +8.57%
75th Percentile £45.00 £43.75 £43.49
90th Percentile £62.00 £53.75 £52.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.58 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.10% +14.29% -

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021.

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 28 September 2021. 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 -81 779 £400 -5.88% 426
UK excluding London -79 448 £360 -13.51% 289
London -95 319 £425 -5.56% 158
Work from Home -87 289 £450 +9.09% 57
South East -43 132 £350 -12.50% 67
North of England -68 91 £322 -19.49% 63
Midlands -35 73 £306 -33.78% 54
North West -35 69 £325 -19.25% 41
South West -37 65 £425 -11.60% 34
West Midlands -34 50 £400 -20.00% 32
Scotland -87 38 £438 +5.42% 18
East of England -39 31 £375 +8.30% 46
East Midlands -24 23 £215 -21.82% 22
Yorkshire -39 18 £300 +20.00% 14
Wales -32 12 £213 -49.40% 4
Northern Ireland +1 7 - - 3
North East -12 4 £211 -47.31% 8

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2021, 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.

1 243 (25.26%) Linux
2 213 (22.14%) Social Skills
3 200 (20.79%) Windows
4 165 (17.15%) Microsoft
5 143 (14.86%) Azure
6 136 (14.14%) SQL
7 110 (11.43%) Migration
8 99 (10.29%) Finance
8 99 (10.29%) Python
8 99 (10.29%) VMware
9 97 (10.08%) PowerShell
10 94 (9.77%) Active Directory
11 93 (9.67%) Security Cleared
12 92 (9.56%) DevOps
13 91 (9.46%) Microsoft 365
13 91 (9.46%) SharePoint
14 88 (9.15%) Salesforce.com
15 87 (9.04%) Ansible
16 85 (8.84%) Oracle
17 84 (8.73%) Unix
18 83 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
18 83 (8.63%) Bash Shell
19 81 (8.42%) Red Hat
20 77 (8.00%) AWS
20 77 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 75 (7.80%) ITIL
22 73 (7.59%) SC Cleared
23 70 (7.28%) Windows Server
24 69 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
25 67 (6.96%) SQL Server

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 91 (9.46%) SharePoint
2 42 (4.37%) Confluence
3 16 (1.66%) Tomcat
4 14 (1.46%) Apache Spark
4 14 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 13 (1.35%) MS Exchange
5 13 (1.35%) SAS
6 11 (1.14%) CMS
6 11 (1.14%) IIS
6 11 (1.14%) WebLogic
7 9 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 8 (0.83%) Apache
9 7 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
10 6 (0.62%) Apache Solr
10 6 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.52%) CICS
11 5 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.42%) JBoss
12 4 (0.42%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 83 (8.63%) Microsoft Excel
2 61 (6.34%) Microsoft Office
3 27 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
4 19 (1.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.62%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.10%) FileZilla
7 1 (0.10%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.10%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.10%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 9 (0.94%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.31%) assyst
3 3 (0.31%) NetSuite
3 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.21%) IBM Planning Analytics
4 2 (0.21%) iTrent
4 2 (0.21%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.21%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.10%) Demantra
5 1 (0.10%) HFM
5 1 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.10%) Infor M3
5 1 (0.10%) Magento
5 1 (0.10%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.10%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 143 (14.86%) Azure
2 91 (9.46%) Microsoft 365
3 77 (8.00%) AWS
4 26 (2.70%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (2.70%) Power Platform
5 24 (2.49%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 24 (2.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 16 (1.66%) IaaS
6 16 (1.66%) PaaS
7 15 (1.56%) GitHub
8 13 (1.35%) GCP
8 13 (1.35%) SaaS
9 11 (1.14%) Dynamics 365
10 9 (0.94%) OpenShift
11 7 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
11 7 (0.73%) Google Analytics
11 7 (0.73%) NuGet
11 7 (0.73%) PowerApps
12 5 (0.52%) Amazon EKS
12 5 (0.52%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 50 (5.20%) SAN
2 46 (4.78%) DNS
3 38 (3.95%) Firewall
4 23 (2.39%) DHCP
5 20 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 18 (1.87%) Kerberos
6 18 (1.87%) SSL
7 14 (1.46%) Internet
8 10 (1.04%) Intranet
9 9 (0.94%) VPN
10 8 (0.83%) HTTP
10 8 (0.83%) NAS
10 8 (0.83%) SMTP
11 7 (0.73%) LAN
11 7 (0.73%) Skype
11 7 (0.73%) SSH
11 7 (0.73%) WAN
12 6 (0.62%) Network Security
13 5 (0.52%) NetScaler
14 4 (0.42%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.96%) SQL Server
2 34 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
3 32 (3.33%) Hadoop
4 30 (3.12%) Oracle Database
5 28 (2.91%) Big Data
6 20 (2.08%) MySQL
7 19 (1.98%) Power BI
8 18 (1.87%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 14 (1.46%) Apache Hive
10 14 (1.46%) Relational Database
11 13 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 12 (1.25%) Cloudera CDH
12 12 (1.25%) PowerCenter
13 11 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.94%) Impala
14 9 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (0.94%) Tableau
15 8 (0.83%) DB2
15 8 (0.83%) Redis
Development Applications
1 63 (6.55%) JIRA
2 30 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.29%) Eclipse
3 22 (2.29%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.98%) Bitbucket
5 12 (1.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 10 (1.04%) Subversion
7 9 (0.94%) GitLab
7 9 (0.94%) SonarQube
7 9 (0.94%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (0.62%) IBM UrbanCode
8 6 (0.62%) Oracle APEX
9 4 (0.42%) Ant
9 4 (0.42%) Maven
9 4 (0.42%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.31%) JUnit
10 3 (0.31%) Selenium
11 2 (0.21%) CA Gen
11 2 (0.21%) MSI
11 2 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 213 (22.14%) Social Skills
2 99 (10.29%) Finance
3 65 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
4 47 (4.89%) Banking
5 45 (4.68%) Public Sector
6 26 (2.70%) Marketing
7 24 (2.49%) Organisational Skills
8 23 (2.39%) Documentation Skills
9 15 (1.56%) Retail
10 14 (1.46%) Telecoms
11 13 (1.35%) Law
12 10 (1.04%) Billing
13 7 (0.73%) Legal
13 7 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
14 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.62%) Military
15 5 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.52%) Local Government
16 4 (0.42%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (3.01%) Kafka
2 26 (2.70%) .NET
3 20 (2.08%) HTML
4 19 (1.98%) Middleware
5 17 (1.77%) Visualforce
6 16 (1.66%) ASP.NET
7 15 (1.56%) LDAP
7 15 (1.56%) Web Services
8 13 (1.35%) REST
9 12 (1.25%) Java SE
9 12 (1.25%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
11 8 (0.83%) Flash
12 7 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (0.73%) JDBC
13 6 (0.62%) J2EE
13 6 (0.62%) LAMP
14 5 (0.52%) CSS
14 5 (0.52%) SOAP
14 5 (0.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (3.12%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.01%) Clustering
3 26 (2.70%) Management Information System
4 25 (2.60%) Replication
5 20 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
6 15 (1.56%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.56%) User Experience
7 13 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
8 11 (1.14%) Self-Motivation
9 10 (1.04%) NHS
10 9 (0.94%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (0.83%) Legacy Systems
12 6 (0.62%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.52%) DataPower
14 4 (0.42%) CMDB
14 4 (0.42%) Data Structures
14 4 (0.42%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.31%) Graphic Design
15 3 (0.31%) Tandem
15 3 (0.31%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 243 (25.26%) Linux
2 200 (20.79%) Windows
3 84 (8.73%) Unix
4 77 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 70 (7.28%) Windows Server
6 33 (3.43%) Windows 10
7 29 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (2.91%) Windows Server 2016
9 26 (2.70%) CentOS
10 23 (2.39%) Windows Server 2019
11 21 (2.18%) Solaris
11 21 (2.18%) Ubuntu
12 19 (1.98%) zOS
13 17 (1.77%) Windows 7
14 14 (1.46%) AIX
15 13 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
17 6 (0.62%) HPUX
17 6 (0.62%) SUSE
18 4 (0.42%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (11.43%) Migration
2 92 (9.56%) DevOps
3 75 (7.80%) ITIL
4 69 (7.17%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (6.44%) Problem-Solving
6 49 (5.09%) Change Management
7 44 (4.57%) Business Intelligence
8 43 (4.47%) Performance Tuning
9 39 (4.05%) Service Delivery
9 39 (4.05%) Stakeholder Management
10 38 (3.95%) Configuration Management
11 37 (3.85%) High Availability
12 36 (3.74%) Asset Management
12 36 (3.74%) Workflow
13 35 (3.64%) Project Delivery
14 34 (3.53%) Analytics
15 29 (3.01%) Disaster Recovery
15 29 (3.01%) Service Management
16 24 (2.49%) Data Protection
17 23 (2.39%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 136 (14.14%) SQL
2 99 (10.29%) Python
3 97 (10.08%) PowerShell
4 83 (8.63%) Bash Shell
5 52 (5.41%) Shell Script
6 44 (4.57%) Perl
7 36 (3.74%) Java
8 28 (2.91%) PHP
9 25 (2.60%) C#
10 24 (2.49%) Ruby
11 16 (1.66%) AWK
12 15 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 13 (1.35%) JavaScript
13 13 (1.35%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.35%) sed
13 13 (1.35%) VBScript
14 10 (1.04%) Apex Code
15 6 (0.62%) Bourne shell
15 6 (0.62%) Korn
16 5 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 93 (9.67%) Security Cleared
2 73 (7.59%) SC Cleared
3 27 (2.81%) Degree
4 19 (1.98%) RHCE
5 10 (1.04%) DV Cleared
6 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (0.73%) ACCA
8 5 (0.52%) MCP
9 4 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.21%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.21%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.21%) OCA
11 2 (0.21%) OCP
11 2 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.21%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (3.74%) SLA
2 17 (1.77%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.46%) PMO
4 13 (1.35%) NCSC
5 10 (1.04%) QA
6 9 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 7 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.62%) GDPR
8 6 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.21%) COSHH
9 2 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.21%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.10%) COBIT
10 1 (0.10%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.10%) ISO 13485
10 1 (0.10%) ITGC
10 1 (0.10%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 60 (6.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (3.33%) Docker
4 20 (2.08%) Hyper-V
5 18 (1.87%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.94%) NFS
8 7 (0.73%) XenApp
8 7 (0.73%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.62%) HDFS
9 6 (0.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 6 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 4 (0.42%) Time Sharing Option
11 4 (0.42%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.42%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.42%) vSphere
12 3 (0.31%) GlusterFS
12 3 (0.31%) Job Entry Subsystem
12 3 (0.31%) Lustre
Systems Management
1 87 (9.04%) Ansible
2 43 (4.47%) Terraform
3 37 (3.85%) SCCM
4 33 (3.43%) Puppet
5 26 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 16 (1.66%) NetBackup
7 15 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (1.14%) Tivoli
9 10 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
10 7 (0.73%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
10 7 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
10 7 (0.73%) WSUS
11 6 (0.62%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (0.62%) Netcool
11 6 (0.62%) Packer
11 6 (0.62%) SCOM
11 6 (0.62%) vCenter Server
12 5 (0.52%) Ambari
12 5 (0.52%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 165 (17.15%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.29%) VMware
3 88 (9.15%) Salesforce.com
4 85 (8.84%) Oracle
5 81 (8.42%) Red Hat
6 42 (4.37%) HP
7 38 (3.95%) IBM
8 36 (3.74%) Dell
9 35 (3.64%) Atlassian
10 33 (3.43%) ServiceNow
11 29 (3.01%) Cloudera
11 29 (3.01%) SAP
12 27 (2.81%) Cisco
13 25 (2.60%) Informatica
14 24 (2.49%) Citrix
15 21 (2.18%) 3PAR
16 19 (1.98%) EMC
16 19 (1.98%) NetApp
17 18 (1.87%) Splunk
18 12 (1.25%) Veritas