Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 132 95
Rank change year-on-year -37 -37 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,693 1,960 2,564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.96% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 2.06% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,047 1,140 1,615
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £180
90th Percentile £530 £500 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £338 £346
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.53% -1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 104 118
UK median hourly rate £14.84 £16.97 £14.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.51% +20.81% -4.80%
10th Percentile £10.48 £10.08 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.55 £41.53 £43.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.69 £16.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year -11.00% +21.37% -

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 98,006 95,137 99,937
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.95% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,458 62,516 65,127
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +4.38% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,140 2,832 3,269
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -40 1,542 £375 +7.14% 590
UK excluding London -32 1,075 £375 +11.11% 442
London -53 581 £393 +4.67% 181
South East -54 341 £388 +10.71% 116
North of England -24 228 £375 +7.14% 126
Midlands -21 149 £345 +17.85% 74
East of England +17 125 £413 +42.24% 38
South West -12 119 £375 +7.14% 56
Yorkshire +7 106 £375 +11.11% 49
North West -18 104 £355 -1.39% 58
Scotland 0 88 £350 - 19
West Midlands -29 84 £313 +20.19% 49
East Midlands +13 64 £375 +13.64% 24
Wales 0 26 £381 -5.86% 11
North East -21 18 £375 +17.19% 19
Northern Ireland +30 5 £475 +50.79% 3

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 470 (27.76%) Linux
2 398 (23.51%) Windows
3 319 (18.84%) Microsoft
4 280 (16.54%) Unix
5 272 (16.07%) Active Directory
6 226 (13.35%) Finance
7 225 (13.29%) SQL
8 193 (11.40%) Oracle
9 186 (10.99%) VMware
10 166 (9.81%) Security Cleared
11 165 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 162 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
13 160 (9.45%) ITIL
14 153 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
15 152 (8.98%) Red Hat
16 151 (8.92%) Python
16 151 (8.92%) Windows Server
17 149 (8.80%) SharePoint
18 146 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
19 144 (8.51%) PowerShell
20 143 (8.45%) Office 365
21 139 (8.21%) SQL Server
22 128 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
23 127 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
24 124 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
25 120 (7.09%) DevOps
26 118 (6.97%) Migration
27 117 (6.91%) Bash Shell
28 114 (6.73%) Shell Script
29 111 (6.56%) SC Cleared

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
1 149 (8.80%) SharePoint
2 76 (4.49%) MS Exchange
3 73 (4.31%) Apache
4 41 (2.42%) Confluence
5 38 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
6 37 (2.19%) Tomcat
7 35 (2.07%) IIS
8 29 (1.71%) WebSphere
9 28 (1.65%) Skype for Business
9 28 (1.65%) WebLogic
10 27 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
11 26 (1.54%) nginx
12 23 (1.36%) JBoss
13 21 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
14 17 (1.00%) CMS
15 15 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
16 14 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.71%) Apache Spark
18 9 (0.53%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 146 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 128 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
3 49 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.83%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 14 (0.83%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.30%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.059%) Houdini
9 1 (0.059%) Maya
9 1 (0.059%) NUKE
9 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 22 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 10 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.59%) Remedy ITSM
4 9 (0.53%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.35%) Unit4 Business World
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
9 1 (0.059%) assyst
9 1 (0.059%) ENOVIA
9 1 (0.059%) Oracle ERP
9 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.059%) SAP PM
9 1 (0.059%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 162 (9.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 143 (8.45%) Office 365
3 110 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (3.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 26 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
6 22 (1.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 20 (1.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.77%) Force.com
10 12 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.71%) IaaS
10 12 (0.71%) PaaS
10 12 (0.71%) SaaS
11 10 (0.59%) Route 53
11 10 (0.59%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 8 (0.47%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (0.41%) CloudFront
13 7 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.85%) DNS
1 99 (5.85%) Firewall
2 72 (4.25%) SAN
3 46 (2.72%) TCP/IP
4 45 (2.66%) DHCP
5 41 (2.42%) SSL
6 34 (2.01%) LAN
7 31 (1.83%) Internet
8 30 (1.77%) NAS
8 30 (1.77%) Skype
8 30 (1.77%) WAN
9 21 (1.24%) SSH
10 17 (1.00%) Kerberos
11 16 (0.95%) DMZ
11 16 (0.95%) HTTP
11 16 (0.95%) VPN
11 16 (0.95%) Wireless
12 15 (0.89%) SMS
13 14 (0.83%) Network Security
14 13 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.78%) Oracle Database
3 80 (4.73%) MySQL
4 59 (3.48%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.60%) Big Data
6 35 (2.07%) Relational Database
7 34 (2.01%) Hadoop
8 30 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.65%) Oracle Database 11g
9 28 (1.65%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (1.42%) DB2
10 24 (1.42%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 17 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 17 (1.00%) SQL Server 2016
14 16 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
15 15 (0.89%) Oracle Reports
16 13 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 58 (3.43%) Jenkins
2 55 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 53 (3.13%) JIRA
4 12 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
5 11 (0.65%) Maven
5 11 (0.65%) Oracle Forms
5 11 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.59%) GitLab
7 7 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
8 6 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (0.35%) Subversion
9 5 (0.30%) Artifactory
9 5 (0.30%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.24%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.18%) MSI
11 3 (0.18%) Toad
12 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 226 (13.35%) Finance
2 82 (4.84%) Banking
3 36 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 35 (2.07%) Marketing
4 35 (2.07%) Retail
5 32 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.42%) Manufacturing
7 15 (0.89%) Law
8 13 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 13 (0.77%) Publishing
9 11 (0.65%) Advertising
9 11 (0.65%) Billing
10 10 (0.59%) Legal
11 6 (0.35%) Automotive
11 6 (0.35%) Games
11 6 (0.35%) General Ledger
11 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 5 (0.30%) Electronics
12 5 (0.30%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.24%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (3.31%) LDAP
2 52 (3.07%) Middleware
3 50 (2.95%) Web Services
4 28 (1.65%) HTML
5 27 (1.59%) XML
6 23 (1.36%) .NET
7 19 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
7 19 (1.12%) LAMP
8 18 (1.06%) WebSphere MQ
9 16 (0.95%) Visualforce
10 14 (0.83%) JMS
11 13 (0.77%) J2EE
11 13 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
11 13 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (0.65%) SAML
13 10 (0.59%) REST
14 9 (0.53%) CSS
14 9 (0.53%) IBM Integration Bus
14 9 (0.53%) Kafka
14 9 (0.53%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (4.31%) Clustering
3 64 (3.78%) Data Centre
4 53 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 48 (2.84%) Self-Motivation
6 44 (2.60%) Replication
7 37 (2.19%) Computer Science
8 21 (1.24%) Mainframe
9 18 (1.06%) User Experience
10 16 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (0.89%) CMDB
12 14 (0.83%) NHS
13 13 (0.77%) PKI
14 11 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
15 9 (0.53%) Data Structures
16 8 (0.47%) FMCG
16 8 (0.47%) Freedom of Information Act
16 8 (0.47%) Video Conferencing
17 7 (0.41%) DataPower
17 7 (0.41%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 470 (27.76%) Linux
2 398 (23.51%) Windows
3 280 (16.54%) Unix
4 165 (9.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 151 (8.92%) Windows Server
6 85 (5.02%) CentOS
6 85 (5.02%) Windows Server 2012
7 80 (4.73%) Solaris
8 63 (3.72%) AIX
9 61 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (2.95%) Windows 10
11 43 (2.54%) Windows 7
12 28 (1.65%) Ubuntu
13 24 (1.42%) Debian
14 15 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.65%) HPUX
16 8 (0.47%) FreeBSD
17 7 (0.41%) Oracle Linux
18 6 (0.35%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 160 (9.45%) ITIL
2 153 (9.04%) Problem-Solving
3 127 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (7.09%) DevOps
5 118 (6.97%) Migration
6 105 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
7 92 (5.43%) Change Management
8 68 (4.02%) Project Management
9 63 (3.72%) Service Management
10 60 (3.54%) Capacity Planning
11 59 (3.48%) CRM
12 55 (3.25%) Configuration Management
13 50 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
14 45 (2.66%) ITSM
15 39 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
16 38 (2.24%) Service Delivery
17 36 (2.13%) Performance Monitoring
18 35 (2.07%) Identity Management
18 35 (2.07%) Workflow
19 34 (2.01%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 225 (13.29%) SQL
2 151 (8.92%) Python
3 144 (8.51%) PowerShell
4 117 (6.91%) Bash Shell
5 114 (6.73%) Shell Script
6 73 (4.31%) Perl
7 44 (2.60%) Java
8 37 (2.19%) PHP
9 28 (1.65%) T-SQL
10 22 (1.30%) C#
10 22 (1.30%) JavaScript
11 19 (1.12%) Korn
12 17 (1.00%) Apex Code
13 16 (0.95%) C
13 16 (0.95%) Ruby
14 15 (0.89%) PL/SQL
15 12 (0.71%) R
16 9 (0.53%) SOQL
16 9 (0.53%) VB
17 8 (0.47%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 166 (9.81%) Security Cleared
2 111 (6.56%) SC Cleared
3 73 (4.31%) Degree
4 45 (2.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (2.01%) MCSE
6 26 (1.54%) DV Cleared
7 12 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (0.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (0.59%) RHCE
9 9 (0.53%) CCNA
10 8 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.41%) CCNP
12 6 (0.35%) AWS Certification
12 6 (0.35%) MCSA
12 6 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.24%) RHCSA
13 4 (0.24%) VCP5
14 3 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.95%) PMO
2 43 (2.54%) SLA
3 38 (2.24%) QA
4 22 (1.30%) GDPR
5 16 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 10 (0.59%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.59%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.059%) GAAP
9 1 (0.059%) GPG13
9 1 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.059%) P3O
9 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 272 (16.07%) Active Directory
2 108 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (3.07%) Docker
4 42 (2.48%) VMware ESXi
5 31 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
5 31 (1.83%) vSphere
6 27 (1.59%) Hyper-V
7 25 (1.48%) NFS
8 17 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (0.89%) XenApp
10 14 (0.83%) Firmware
11 12 (0.71%) Samba
11 12 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 12 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.65%) Postfix
12 11 (0.65%) XenDesktop
13 10 (0.59%) Squid
14 7 (0.41%) KVM
15 6 (0.35%) HDFS
15 6 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 94 (5.55%) Puppet
2 74 (4.37%) Ansible
3 62 (3.66%) SCCM
4 52 (3.07%) Nagios
5 47 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
6 41 (2.42%) Terraform
7 28 (1.65%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 24 (1.42%) WSUS
9 22 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
10 20 (1.18%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.18%) vCenter Server
11 18 (1.06%) Microsoft Clustering
11 18 (1.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 16 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
13 14 (0.83%) Galera Cluster
13 14 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.77%) Data Guard
14 13 (0.77%) SCOM
15 12 (0.71%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 319 (18.84%) Microsoft
2 193 (11.40%) Oracle
3 186 (10.99%) VMware
4 152 (8.98%) Red Hat
5 90 (5.32%) Salesforce.com
6 61 (3.60%) HP
7 55 (3.25%) IBM
8 50 (2.95%) ServiceNow
9 46 (2.72%) Cisco
10 45 (2.66%) NetApp
10 45 (2.66%) SAP
11 31 (1.83%) Veritas
12 30 (1.77%) Remedy
13 29 (1.71%) Atlassian
13 29 (1.71%) EMC
14 25 (1.48%) Citrix
15 19 (1.12%) BMC
16 17 (1.00%) Sybase
17 16 (0.95%) Cloudera
18 14 (0.83%) Percona