The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Administrator
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 93 78
Rank change year-on-year -31 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 932 1325 1453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.98% 2.45% 2.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.09% 2.59% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 823 887
Median daily rate £353 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £336 £350
% change year-on-year +4.08% -3.92%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 38 94
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -4.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.82 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £40.00 £37.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.80 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +1.48% -  

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 2017.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 -30 867 £363 - 264
London -58 328 £393 +3.42% 93
South East -11 214 £395 +8.21% 60
Hampshire +19 69 £401 +13.77% 15
North West +18 69 £350 +0.35% 20
East of England -3 65 £289 -6.09% 20
West Midlands +9 49 £250 -27.53% 21
South West +1 47 £300 -14.28% 14
City of London -42 43 £425 +6.25% 22
Yorkshire -7 39 £375 -6.25% 22
Berkshire -13 38 £400 +39.13% 13
Scotland -15 37 £250 -22.11% 2
East Midlands 0 32 £353 +25.33% 9
Manchester +10 31 £344 +14.58% 10
Buckinghamshire -6 30 £375 +36.36% 6
Surrey -12 30 £386 -3.43% 10
West Yorkshire -7 28 £375 -12.79% 14
Oxfordshire +4 27 £381 +1.66% 6
Edinburgh -4 23 £350 -12.50% 1
North East +29 22 £325 +19.08% 4
Cheshire +28 21 £360 +3.59% 5
Milton Keynes -9 20 £393 +96.25% 5
Hertfordshire -9 19 £343 +38.38% 9
Tyne and Wear +33 18 £325 +19.08% 4
Nottinghamshire +8 17 £330 +17.33% 4
Wiltshire +5 16 £260 -16.80% 2
Nottingham +5 16 £330 +17.33% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +27 14 £325 +19.08% 3
Croydon +8 14 £463 +32.14%
Cambridgeshire -9 14 £275 -15.38% 4

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 578 (32.58%) Linux
2 357 (20.12%) Windows
3 323 (18.21%) Microsoft
4 319 (17.98%) Finance
5 313 (17.64%) Unix
6 256 (14.43%) Red Hat
7 252 (14.21%) VMware
8 244 (13.75%) SQL
9 243 (13.70%) Active Directory
10 234 (13.19%) Oracle
11 230 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 176 (9.92%) Security Cleared
13 175 (9.86%) SQL Server
14 166 (9.36%) Python
15 164 (9.24%) ITIL
16 160 (9.02%) Migration
17 153 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
18 152 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
19 150 (8.46%) SharePoint
20 148 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
21 147 (8.29%) SAN
21 147 (8.29%) Windows Server
22 133 (7.50%) Solaris
23 131 (7.38%) SC Cleared
24 130 (7.33%) Puppet
25 125 (7.05%) DevOps
26 118 (6.65%) Perl
26 118 (6.65%) Banking
27 115 (6.48%) PowerShell
28 111 (6.26%) Performance Tuning

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
1 150 (8.46%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.00%) Apache
3 63 (3.55%) MS Exchange
4 51 (2.87%) JBoss
5 50 (2.82%) Tomcat
6 49 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 38 (2.14%) WebLogic
8 34 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
9 33 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.80%) WebSphere
11 31 (1.75%) IIS
12 28 (1.58%) Confluence
13 27 (1.52%) SAS
14 25 (1.41%) Apache Solr
15 20 (1.13%) Skype for Business
16 18 (1.01%) Apache Spark
16 18 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
17 17 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
18 16 (0.90%) CMS
Applications
1 153 (8.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 152 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
3 68 (3.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 21 (1.18%) Microsoft Project
4 21 (1.18%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
6 2 (0.11%) HipChat
6 2 (0.11%) InDesign
6 2 (0.11%) SOLIDWORKS
6 2 (0.11%) Stata
7 1 (0.056%) Camtasia
7 1 (0.056%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 17 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (0.73%) Dynamics AX
4 7 (0.39%) NetSuite
5 6 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
6 5 (0.28%) Siebel CRM
7 4 (0.23%) CODA-Financials
7 4 (0.23%) Oracle Retail
8 3 (0.17%) HFM
8 3 (0.17%) Northgate Housing
8 3 (0.17%) OPENHousing
8 3 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.17%) SAP ERP
8 3 (0.17%) SAP MII
9 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
9 2 (0.11%) Kypera Housing
9 2 (0.11%) MIS ActiveH
9 2 (0.11%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 107 (6.03%) Office 365
2 79 (4.45%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (3.55%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (0.90%) GitHub
5 13 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 13 (0.73%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 11 (0.62%) Amazon S3
6 11 (0.62%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 11 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
8 9 (0.51%) SaaS
8 9 (0.51%) SuccessFactors
9 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.39%) G Suite
9 7 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.39%) OpenShift
9 7 (0.39%) PaaS
10 6 (0.34%) IaaS
11 5 (0.28%) Yammer
12 3 (0.17%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 147 (8.29%) SAN
2 104 (5.86%) Firewall
3 101 (5.69%) DNS
4 69 (3.89%) LDAP
5 57 (3.21%) NAS
6 56 (3.16%) TCP/IP
7 54 (3.04%) VPN
8 52 (2.93%) LAN
9 48 (2.71%) Internet
10 42 (2.37%) WAN
11 34 (1.92%) Kerberos
12 27 (1.52%) DHCP
13 26 (1.47%) HTTP
13 26 (1.47%) SSL
14 24 (1.35%) Network Security
15 23 (1.30%) Intranet
16 22 (1.24%) Ethernet
17 16 (0.90%) SSH
18 15 (0.85%) Wireless
19 12 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (9.86%) SQL Server
2 101 (5.69%) Hadoop
3 86 (4.85%) MySQL
4 66 (3.72%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 49 (2.76%) Apache Hive
7 47 (2.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 40 (2.25%) DB2
9 38 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 34 (1.92%) Big Data
11 33 (1.86%) Impala
12 31 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
13 27 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
15 23 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
15 23 (1.30%) Relational Database
16 21 (1.18%) MongoDB
17 20 (1.13%) Data Warehouse
17 20 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
18 18 (1.01%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 55 (3.10%) JIRA
2 47 (2.65%) Jenkins
3 41 (2.31%) Git (software)
4 21 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (1.13%) Subversion
6 15 (0.85%) GitLab
7 12 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
8 11 (0.62%) Hudson
9 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.39%) Toad
11 6 (0.34%) Maven
11 6 (0.34%) Talend Open Studio
12 5 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
12 5 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.23%) ScriptRunner
14 3 (0.17%) Arsenale Dataplane
14 3 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.17%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.17%) MSI
14 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 319 (17.98%) Finance
2 118 (6.65%) Banking
3 74 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 42 (2.37%) Legal
5 34 (1.92%) Marketing
6 32 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 31 (1.75%) Retail
8 29 (1.63%) Manufacturing
9 23 (1.30%) Law
10 21 (1.18%) Advertising
11 19 (1.07%) Publishing
12 18 (1.01%) Electronics
13 16 (0.90%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.62%) Back Office
15 8 (0.45%) Local Government
16 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
17 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
17 5 (0.28%) Military
18 3 (0.17%) Billing
18 3 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.63%) HTML
2 28 (1.58%) Middleware
3 25 (1.41%) Web Services
4 23 (1.30%) .NET
5 22 (1.24%) CSS
5 22 (1.24%) LAMP
6 19 (1.07%) Kafka
7 17 (0.96%) XML
8 11 (0.62%) J2EE
8 11 (0.62%) Mason
9 10 (0.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 9 (0.51%) Visualforce
11 8 (0.45%) ASP.NET
11 8 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (0.39%) REST
12 7 (0.39%) SOAP
13 5 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
14 4 (0.23%) JSON
14 4 (0.23%) Regular Expression
14 4 (0.23%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 87 (4.90%) Clustering
2 84 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
3 69 (3.89%) Replication
4 55 (3.10%) Data Centre
5 52 (2.93%) Management Information System
6 26 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
7 24 (1.35%) CMDB
8 21 (1.18%) Mainframe
9 20 (1.13%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.13%) EMC VNX
10 17 (0.96%) PKI
11 15 (0.85%) User Experience
12 14 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (0.68%) Blackberry
14 9 (0.51%) Driving Licence
14 9 (0.51%) NHS
15 8 (0.45%) Fintech
15 8 (0.45%) iSeries
16 7 (0.39%) Client/Server
16 7 (0.39%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 578 (32.58%) Linux
2 357 (20.12%) Windows
3 313 (17.64%) Unix
4 230 (12.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 147 (8.29%) Windows Server
6 133 (7.50%) Solaris
7 107 (6.03%) CentOS
8 86 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (4.28%) Ubuntu
10 75 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (3.61%) AIX
12 46 (2.59%) Windows 7
13 43 (2.42%) Debian
14 23 (1.30%) HPUX
14 23 (1.30%) SUSE
15 18 (1.01%) Windows 10
15 18 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
16 12 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 11 (0.62%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 164 (9.24%) ITIL
2 160 (9.02%) Migration
3 125 (7.05%) DevOps
4 111 (6.26%) Performance Tuning
5 105 (5.92%) Change Management
6 95 (5.36%) High Availability
7 86 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (4.68%) Project Management
9 74 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
10 72 (4.06%) Configuration Management
11 67 (3.78%) Business Intelligence
12 50 (2.82%) Service Management
13 47 (2.65%) Change Control
13 47 (2.65%) Workflow
14 43 (2.42%) Service Delivery
15 42 (2.37%) Analytics
16 40 (2.25%) CRM
16 40 (2.25%) Programme Management
17 38 (2.14%) Asset Management
17 38 (2.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 244 (13.75%) SQL
2 166 (9.36%) Python
3 118 (6.65%) Perl
4 115 (6.48%) PowerShell
5 110 (6.20%) Bash Shell
6 89 (5.02%) Java
7 85 (4.79%) Shell Script
8 51 (2.87%) Ruby
9 32 (1.80%) JavaScript
10 27 (1.52%) T-SQL
11 25 (1.41%) Korn
11 25 (1.41%) PHP
12 23 (1.30%) PL/SQL
13 17 (0.96%) VB
14 14 (0.79%) Apex Code
15 11 (0.62%) AWK
15 11 (0.62%) C
16 9 (0.51%) Jython
17 8 (0.45%) Bourne shell
17 8 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 176 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 56 (3.16%) Degree
4 42 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.75%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (1.24%) RHCE
8 19 (1.07%) RHCSA
9 18 (1.01%) CCNA
10 14 (0.79%) MCSE
11 13 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 12 (0.68%) CCNP
13 11 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
14 10 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (0.56%) MCITP
15 9 (0.51%) CISSP
15 9 (0.51%) OCP
16 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.39%) MCDBA
16 7 (0.39%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (3.04%) PMO
2 40 (2.25%) SLA
3 18 (1.01%) QA
4 17 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.45%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.17%) GDPR
10 2 (0.11%) GCP
10 2 (0.11%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.056%) BS25999
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.056%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.056%) MiFID
11 1 (0.056%) RMADS
11 1 (0.056%) SEPA
System Software
1 243 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 148 (8.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
4 46 (2.59%) Hyper-V
5 43 (2.42%) vSphere
6 39 (2.20%) HDFS
7 36 (2.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 34 (1.92%) NFS
9 32 (1.80%) VMware ESXi
10 30 (1.69%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 28 (1.58%) Veritas File System
12 27 (1.52%) Docker
13 26 (1.47%) Apache Flume
14 23 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
15 22 (1.24%) KVM
16 18 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
17 17 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 13 (0.73%) GPFS
18 13 (0.73%) XenApp
19 12 (0.68%) iptables
Systems Management
1 130 (7.33%) Puppet
2 75 (4.23%) Ansible
3 63 (3.55%) Nagios
4 54 (3.04%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (3.04%) SCCM
5 43 (2.42%) NetBackup
6 34 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
7 29 (1.63%) SCOM
8 25 (1.41%) vCenter Server
9 24 (1.35%) Oozie
9 24 (1.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 21 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 20 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 20 (1.13%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 19 (1.07%) Hadoop YARN
12 19 (1.07%) yum
13 15 (0.85%) Red Hat Spacewalk
14 11 (0.62%) Oracle ZFS
15 10 (0.56%) Galera Cluster
15 10 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 323 (18.21%) Microsoft
2 256 (14.43%) Red Hat
3 252 (14.21%) VMware
4 234 (13.19%) Oracle
5 99 (5.58%) Cisco
6 94 (5.30%) HP
7 75 (4.23%) SAP
8 71 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
9 67 (3.78%) Veritas
10 64 (3.61%) EMC
11 63 (3.55%) Cloudera
12 55 (3.10%) Sun
13 53 (2.99%) ServiceNow
14 45 (2.54%) Citrix
14 45 (2.54%) IBM
15 43 (2.42%) NetApp
16 31 (1.75%) Brocade
16 31 (1.75%) Splunk
17 28 (1.58%) Symantec
18 22 (1.24%) Google
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: 10 hours ago
Dorking, Surrey
Reflex Computer Recruitment
Rate: £240 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
South Yorkshire
Rullion
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £140 - £180 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Roc Search
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Intec Select
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Modis International
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £250 - £300 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Knutsford, Cheshire
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Experis IT
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ringwood, Hampshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £18000 - £21300 per annum + Pension + Holiday + Life Assurance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £200 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
AMS contingency
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Middlesex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum dependent on experience & assessment
Posted: 22 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £12 - £22 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mason Frank International
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Leidos
Posted: 26 days ago
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago