The median contractor rate for a Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Administrator
UK
Rank 136 94 78
Rank change year-on-year -42 -16  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 842 1220 1276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.86% 2.29% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.96% 2.41% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 451 770 724
Median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £339 £300
% change year-on-year +3.32% +12.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 68 89
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.19% +5.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.00 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year -6.66% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -40 780 £363 +3.57% 299
London -33 314 £375 +2.04% 113
South East -26 188 £375 +11.11% 61
West Midlands +11 55 £370 +9.62% 25
North West +15 51 £326 -18.43% 17
City of London -26 48 £413 +12.24% 37
Berkshire +18 47 £425 +13.33% 12
South West -1 47 £350 - 27
Surrey -20 47 £388 +3.33% 9
Yorkshire -29 39 £325 -9.72% 20
Hampshire -14 38 £351 +7.84% 19
Scotland -7 36 £363 -3.33% 11
East of England -23 35 £193 -31.16% 29
East Midlands -4 32 £325 +18.18% 4
West Yorkshire -11 28 £338 -15.62% 12
Leeds +7 25 £350 -12.50% 7
Buckinghamshire -18 23 £231 -28.84% 4
Manchester -1 21 £328 -18.12% 11
Edinburgh -9 19 £375 -10.71% 8
Reading +17 16 £425 +13.33% 9
Milton Keynes -8 16 £211 -39.64% 2
Bristol -2 15 £338 +3.84% 11
Oxfordshire -8 15 £388 +55.00% 9
North East -8 15 £370 +166.66% 4
Epsom +8 14 £400 -
Wiltshire +3 14 £225 -35.71% 5
Tyne and Wear -8 13 £370 +127.69% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 11 £410 +85.31% 3
West Sussex -9 11 £250 -28.05% 3
Cambridgeshire -11 11 £268 -5.30% 11

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 710 (34.20%) Linux
2 391 (18.83%) Windows
3 387 (18.64%) Finance
4 379 (18.26%) Microsoft
5 354 (17.05%) Unix
6 350 (16.86%) Red Hat
7 328 (15.80%) SQL
8 313 (15.08%) Oracle
9 282 (13.58%) VMware
10 277 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 235 (11.32%) MS Excel
12 226 (10.89%) SQL Server
13 206 (9.92%) Active Directory
14 200 (9.63%) ITIL
15 191 (9.20%) Puppet
16 188 (9.06%) SharePoint
17 187 (9.01%) Python
18 175 (8.43%) Security Cleared
19 162 (7.80%) SAN
20 161 (7.76%) Migration
21 159 (7.66%) MS Office
22 158 (7.61%) Perl
23 157 (7.56%) Bash Shell
24 152 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
25 149 (7.18%) DNS
26 143 (6.89%) Solaris
27 140 (6.74%) Windows Server
28 136 (6.55%) DevOps
29 132 (6.36%) Change Management
30 126 (6.07%) PowerShell

Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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
1 188 (9.06%) SharePoint
2 118 (5.68%) Apache
3 60 (2.89%) Tomcat
4 55 (2.65%) MS Exchange
5 48 (2.31%) IIS
5 48 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 47 (2.26%) Apache Spark
7 42 (2.02%) JBoss
7 42 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
8 40 (1.93%) WebSphere
9 32 (1.54%) Confluence
10 31 (1.49%) SAS
11 29 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (1.40%) SharePoint Server
11 29 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
12 26 (1.25%) Apache Pig
12 26 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (1.25%) nginx
12 26 (1.25%) WebLogic
13 22 (1.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 235 (11.32%) MS Excel
2 159 (7.66%) MS Office
3 111 (5.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 44 (2.12%) Spreadsheet
5 31 (1.49%) MS Project
6 17 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 6 (0.29%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.19%) HipChat
8 4 (0.19%) Maya
9 1 (0.048%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.048%) Adobe Illustrator
9 1 (0.048%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.048%) InDesign
9 1 (0.048%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.048%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 13 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
2 12 (0.58%) SAP BPC
2 12 (0.58%) SAP MII
3 11 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.34%) HFM
5 5 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.19%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.14%) Sentinel
8 2 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
8 2 (0.096%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 112 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (4.91%) Office 365
3 83 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 34 (1.64%) SaaS
5 27 (1.30%) IaaS
6 23 (1.11%) PaaS
7 20 (0.96%) GitHub
8 18 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 17 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 17 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.39%) SuccessFactors
13 6 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.24%) G Suite
14 5 (0.24%) Mimecast
14 5 (0.24%) Route 53
15 4 (0.19%) Force.com
16 3 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 162 (7.80%) SAN
2 149 (7.18%) DNS
3 110 (5.30%) Firewall
4 101 (4.87%) LDAP
5 89 (4.29%) TCP/IP
6 71 (3.42%) NAS
7 64 (3.08%) Internet
8 56 (2.70%) DHCP
9 51 (2.46%) LAN
10 46 (2.22%) WAN
11 44 (2.12%) Intranet
12 41 (1.97%) Kerberos
12 41 (1.97%) VPN
13 38 (1.83%) HTTP
14 32 (1.54%) SSL
15 30 (1.45%) Network Security
15 30 (1.45%) SSH
16 24 (1.16%) Ethernet
17 22 (1.06%) FTP
18 21 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (10.89%) SQL Server
2 119 (5.73%) Hadoop
3 99 (4.77%) MySQL
4 83 (4.00%) Big Data
4 83 (4.00%) Oracle Database
5 63 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 62 (2.99%) PostgreSQL
7 61 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 57 (2.75%) Apache Hive
9 52 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 40 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 40 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 35 (1.69%) HBase
12 34 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
13 30 (1.45%) DB2
14 28 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
15 27 (1.30%) Relational Database
16 26 (1.25%) MongoDB
16 26 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 67 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 58 (2.79%) JIRA
3 53 (2.55%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (0.96%) Subversion
6 16 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 12 (0.58%) NWDI
8 11 (0.53%) Hudson
9 9 (0.43%) GitLab
9 9 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.34%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 7 (0.34%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.24%) Gradle
11 5 (0.24%) Selenium
11 5 (0.24%) Zephyr
12 4 (0.19%) Maven
13 3 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 3 (0.14%) MSI
13 3 (0.14%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 387 (18.64%) Finance
2 121 (5.83%) Banking
3 87 (4.19%) Telecoms
4 50 (2.41%) Legal
5 41 (1.97%) Advertising
6 35 (1.69%) Law
7 30 (1.45%) Retail
8 29 (1.40%) Marketing
9 26 (1.25%) Publishing
10 25 (1.20%) Manufacturing
11 24 (1.16%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.77%) Financial Institution
13 13 (0.63%) Back Office
14 9 (0.43%) Electronics
15 6 (0.29%) Games
16 5 (0.24%) Local Government
16 5 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
17 4 (0.19%) Billing
18 2 (0.096%) Aerospace
18 2 (0.096%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.55%) HTML
2 42 (2.02%) Web Services
3 36 (1.73%) Kafka
4 34 (1.64%) Middleware
5 31 (1.49%) CSS
6 26 (1.25%) LAMP
7 24 (1.16%) .NET
8 18 (0.87%) XML
9 17 (0.82%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 16 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
11 13 (0.63%) REST
11 13 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
12 12 (0.58%) SAP Basis
13 11 (0.53%) J2EE
13 11 (0.53%) Mason
14 9 (0.43%) SOAP
15 8 (0.39%) ASP.NET
15 8 (0.39%) HTML5
15 8 (0.39%) JMS
15 8 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 112 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
2 90 (4.34%) Data Centre
3 76 (3.66%) Clustering
4 71 (3.42%) Replication
5 69 (3.32%) Management Information System
6 41 (1.97%) Enterprise Storage
7 22 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (0.77%) CMDB
9 15 (0.72%) EMC VNX
9 15 (0.72%) Mainframe
9 15 (0.72%) User Experience
10 13 (0.63%) Client/Server
10 13 (0.63%) Driving Licence
11 11 (0.53%) Fintech
11 11 (0.53%) Learning Management System
11 11 (0.53%) NHS
12 10 (0.48%) Blackberry
13 9 (0.43%) Symmetrix
14 8 (0.39%) Computer Science
15 7 (0.34%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 710 (34.20%) Linux
2 391 (18.83%) Windows
3 354 (17.05%) Unix
4 277 (13.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 143 (6.89%) Solaris
6 140 (6.74%) Windows Server
7 101 (4.87%) CentOS
8 89 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (4.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (2.94%) AIX
11 59 (2.84%) Ubuntu
12 39 (1.88%) Windows 7
13 33 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
14 31 (1.49%) Debian
15 27 (1.30%) SUSE
16 20 (0.96%) HPUX
17 18 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
18 15 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 15 (0.72%) Windows 10
19 8 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (9.63%) ITIL
2 161 (7.76%) Migration
3 136 (6.55%) DevOps
4 132 (6.36%) Change Management
5 125 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
6 115 (5.54%) High Availability
7 105 (5.06%) Configuration Management
8 102 (4.91%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (4.67%) Project Management
10 92 (4.43%) Business Intelligence
11 89 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
12 65 (3.13%) Data Management
13 63 (3.03%) Change Control
13 63 (3.03%) Workflow
14 61 (2.94%) Service Delivery
15 59 (2.84%) Problem Management
16 58 (2.79%) Analytics
17 52 (2.50%) Incident Management
18 50 (2.41%) Open Source
19 48 (2.31%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (15.80%) SQL
2 187 (9.01%) Python
3 158 (7.61%) Perl
4 157 (7.56%) Bash Shell
5 126 (6.07%) PowerShell
6 104 (5.01%) Java
7 99 (4.77%) Shell Script
8 55 (2.65%) JavaScript
9 46 (2.22%) T-SQL
10 45 (2.17%) Ruby
11 42 (2.02%) PHP
12 31 (1.49%) C
13 28 (1.35%) Korn
14 26 (1.25%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.11%) C++
16 20 (0.96%) C#
17 18 (0.87%) VB
18 16 (0.77%) Apex Code
19 14 (0.67%) R
20 12 (0.58%) Scala
Qualifications
1 175 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 124 (5.97%) SC Cleared
3 54 (2.60%) Degree
4 31 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 30 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (1.20%) CCNA
7 21 (1.01%) MCSE
8 20 (0.96%) DV Cleared
9 19 (0.92%) CISSP
10 17 (0.82%) RHCE
11 14 (0.67%) CCNP
12 13 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
12 13 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (0.48%) HND
14 10 (0.48%) RHCSA
15 8 (0.39%) ECDL
16 7 (0.34%) BC Cleared
16 7 (0.34%) MCITP
16 7 (0.34%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 68 (3.28%) SLA
2 66 (3.18%) PMO
3 19 (0.92%) Data Quality
3 19 (0.92%) QA
4 17 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 13 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 10 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.096%) BS25999
7 2 (0.096%) GCP
7 2 (0.096%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.048%) BS7799
8 1 (0.048%) EMIR
8 1 (0.048%) GDPR
8 1 (0.048%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.048%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.048%) MiFID
8 1 (0.048%) SEPA
System Software
1 206 (9.92%) Active Directory
2 152 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (3.18%) NFS
4 63 (3.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 48 (2.31%) vSphere
6 45 (2.17%) HDFS
7 44 (2.12%) Docker
8 43 (2.07%) Veritas File System
9 40 (1.93%) Virtual Machines
10 34 (1.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 33 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
12 31 (1.49%) Hyper-V
13 23 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
13 23 (1.11%) VMware ESX
14 20 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 17 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
16 15 (0.72%) XenApp
17 13 (0.63%) Apache Flume
18 12 (0.58%) Samba
18 12 (0.58%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 191 (9.20%) Puppet
2 98 (4.72%) Nagios
3 90 (4.34%) Ansible
4 77 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.50%) SCCM
6 41 (1.97%) NetBackup
7 29 (1.40%) Hadoop YARN
8 27 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
9 26 (1.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 24 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
11 23 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 22 (1.06%) Data Guard
13 21 (1.01%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 18 (0.87%) SCOM
14 18 (0.87%) WSUS
15 17 (0.82%) Kibana
15 17 (0.82%) Oozie
16 16 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 15 (0.72%) logstash
18 13 (0.63%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 379 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 350 (16.86%) Red Hat
3 313 (15.08%) Oracle
4 282 (13.58%) VMware
5 111 (5.35%) Cisco
6 105 (5.06%) Veritas
7 96 (4.62%) HP
8 90 (4.34%) SAP
9 89 (4.29%) IBM
10 81 (3.90%) Sun
11 79 (3.81%) NetApp
12 73 (3.52%) Salesforce.com
13 72 (3.47%) EMC
14 62 (2.99%) ServiceNow
15 47 (2.26%) Cloudera
16 40 (1.93%) Symantec
17 38 (1.83%) Citrix
18 37 (1.78%) Splunk
19 32 (1.54%) Brocade
20 30 (1.45%) Sybase
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
University Of Glasgow
Rate: From £41,709 to £52,793 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Plan-net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400 per day + (working inside IR35)
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market rate
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £10.30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Proactive Appointments
Rate: £440 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Spring Technology
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
NDORMS, University of Oxford
Rate: From £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Ballyclare, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.00 - £11.00 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £9.00 - £10.22 per hour
Posted: 12 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £220 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £220 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Paisley, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £78 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago