Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 149 97 98
Rank change year-on-year -52 +1 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,786 2,354 2,404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.78% 2.42% 2.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.88% 2.56% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 1,495 1,442
UK median daily rate £350 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £163
90th Percentile £500 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +13.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 125 209
UK median hourly rate £16.93 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.93% -3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.46 £9.23
90th Percentile £46.00 £29.24 £41.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +26.92% -4.38% -

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 95,087 92,090 101,917
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,169 60,120 64,967
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,779 3,236 3,857
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.81% +12.24%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +9.09%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018.

Contractor 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 18 January 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 -50 1,650 £350 -6.67% 537
UK excluding London -38 1,059 £350 - 424
London -71 706 £375 -6.25% 149
South East -12 397 £350 - 123
North of England -53 198 £350 - 92
Midlands +3 132 £338 -3.36% 67
South West +12 131 £363 +13.28% 47
North West -21 96 £350 +3.70% 55
West Midlands +10 90 £338 -3.36% 33
East of England -29 86 £325 +8.33% 59
Yorkshire -36 83 £350 -2.78% 34
Scotland -23 73 £375 +10.29% 18
East Midlands +1 41 £338 +3.85% 33
Wales +10 29 £389 -9.86% 14
North East -30 19 £300 -11.11% 3
Northern Ireland -13 12 £350 -6.67% 4
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 596 (33.37%) Linux
2 455 (25.48%) Windows
3 329 (18.42%) Unix
4 306 (17.13%) Microsoft
5 300 (16.80%) Finance
6 245 (13.72%) SQL
7 239 (13.38%) Red Hat
8 234 (13.10%) Oracle
9 230 (12.88%) Active Directory
10 220 (12.32%) Windows Server
11 208 (11.65%) VMware
12 207 (11.59%) Security Cleared
13 201 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 186 (10.41%) SQL Server
15 174 (9.74%) Migration
16 168 (9.41%) PowerShell
17 149 (8.34%) ITIL
18 146 (8.17%) SharePoint
19 138 (7.73%) Banking
20 135 (7.56%) Python
20 135 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
21 132 (7.39%) Solaris
22 131 (7.33%) SC Cleared
23 127 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
23 127 (7.11%) Shell Script
23 127 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
24 126 (7.05%) Puppet
25 125 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
26 121 (6.77%) Office 365
27 118 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 146 (8.17%) SharePoint
2 59 (3.30%) Apache
3 50 (2.80%) MS Exchange
4 44 (2.46%) Tomcat
5 39 (2.18%) IIS
6 36 (2.02%) SAS
7 32 (1.79%) JBoss
7 32 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 31 (1.74%) Confluence
9 29 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
9 29 (1.62%) WebSphere
10 27 (1.51%) Apache Spark
11 21 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 20 (1.12%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.95%) CMS
14 14 (0.78%) nginx
15 12 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (0.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 135 (7.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (7.11%) Microsoft Office
3 40 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 28 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.84%) MS Visio
7 13 (0.73%) InfoPath
8 7 (0.39%) Houdini
8 7 (0.39%) Maya
8 7 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
8 7 (0.39%) NUKE
9 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 16 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (0.39%) Siebel CRM
4 6 (0.34%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
6 4 (0.22%) Temenos T24
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle General Ledger
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.17%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.17%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.17%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 121 (6.77%) Office 365
2 110 (6.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (5.10%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (1.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 20 (1.12%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 17 (0.95%) PaaS
7 15 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 15 (0.84%) OneDrive
8 14 (0.78%) FinancialForce
8 14 (0.78%) Force.com
9 12 (0.67%) IaaS
10 11 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 11 (0.62%) GitHub
10 11 (0.62%) SaaS
11 7 (0.39%) OpenShift
12 6 (0.34%) Yammer
13 5 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
14 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
14 4 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 113 (6.33%) Firewall
2 111 (6.22%) SAN
3 100 (5.60%) DNS
4 68 (3.81%) TCP/IP
5 64 (3.58%) LDAP
6 47 (2.63%) NAS
7 40 (2.24%) DHCP
7 40 (2.24%) LAN
8 31 (1.74%) WAN
9 28 (1.57%) Internet
10 27 (1.51%) HTTP
10 27 (1.51%) Intranet
10 27 (1.51%) Kerberos
11 24 (1.34%) SSH
12 23 (1.29%) Network Security
12 23 (1.29%) SSL
13 21 (1.18%) SMS
14 15 (0.84%) FTP
14 15 (0.84%) Skype
15 13 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (10.41%) SQL Server
2 88 (4.93%) Oracle Database
3 79 (4.42%) MySQL
4 72 (4.03%) Hadoop
5 61 (3.42%) Relational Database
6 54 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (2.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 43 (2.41%) Big Data
9 42 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 41 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
11 37 (2.07%) DB2
12 36 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
13 33 (1.85%) RDBMS
14 31 (1.74%) MongoDB
15 29 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
17 25 (1.40%) SQL Server 2016
18 24 (1.34%) Apache Hive
19 23 (1.29%) HBase
19 23 (1.29%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 63 (3.53%) JIRA
2 57 (3.19%) Git (software)
3 44 (2.46%) Jenkins
4 27 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.84%) Artifactory
6 14 (0.78%) Eclipse
7 13 (0.73%) Ant
7 13 (0.73%) SoapUI
8 11 (0.62%) Selenium
9 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.39%) CMake
10 7 (0.39%) Hudson
11 6 (0.34%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.34%) MSI
12 5 (0.28%) GitLab
12 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (0.28%) Subversion
13 4 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.22%) Vagrant
14 3 (0.17%) Visual Studio
General
1 300 (16.80%) Finance
2 138 (7.73%) Banking
3 52 (2.91%) Telecoms
4 49 (2.74%) Retail
5 48 (2.69%) Marketing
6 27 (1.51%) Legal
7 26 (1.46%) Investment Banking
8 23 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 16 (0.90%) Advertising
9 16 (0.90%) Financial Institution
9 16 (0.90%) Law
10 15 (0.84%) Electronics
11 14 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
12 13 (0.73%) Retail Banking
13 11 (0.62%) Billing
14 7 (0.39%) Publishing
15 4 (0.22%) French Language
15 4 (0.22%) Games
15 4 (0.22%) Private Banking
16 3 (0.17%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.90%) LAMP
1 34 (1.90%) Middleware
2 29 (1.62%) XML
3 26 (1.46%) HTML
4 24 (1.34%) JSON
4 24 (1.34%) Kafka
4 24 (1.34%) Web Services
5 21 (1.18%) .NET
6 20 (1.12%) Ajax
7 16 (0.90%) CSS
8 14 (0.78%) REST
8 14 (0.78%) SOAP
9 12 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
9 12 (0.67%) YAML
10 11 (0.62%) IBM Integration Bus
10 11 (0.62%) ODBC
10 11 (0.62%) WebSphere MQ
11 9 (0.50%) LEMP Stack
11 9 (0.50%) Mason
12 8 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 92 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (4.37%) Data Centre
3 75 (4.20%) Clustering
4 64 (3.58%) Replication
5 50 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 30 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
7 27 (1.51%) Computer Science
8 20 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.06%) Enterprise Storage
10 15 (0.84%) SWIFT
11 14 (0.78%) PKI
11 14 (0.78%) User Experience
12 13 (0.73%) Virtual Team
13 11 (0.62%) Public Cloud
14 9 (0.50%) CMDB
14 9 (0.50%) Freedom of Information
15 8 (0.45%) Client/Server
15 8 (0.45%) FMCG
15 8 (0.45%) Freedom of Information Act
15 8 (0.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 596 (33.37%) Linux
2 455 (25.48%) Windows
3 329 (18.42%) Unix
4 220 (12.32%) Windows Server
5 201 (11.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 132 (7.39%) Solaris
7 88 (4.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 87 (4.87%) CentOS
9 77 (4.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 70 (3.92%) AIX
11 62 (3.47%) Windows 7
12 51 (2.86%) Windows 10
13 50 (2.80%) Ubuntu
14 29 (1.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 25 (1.40%) HPUX
16 23 (1.29%) SUSE
17 18 (1.01%) Debian
18 9 (0.50%) FreeBSD
18 9 (0.50%) Mac OS X
18 9 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (9.74%) Migration
2 149 (8.34%) ITIL
3 127 (7.11%) Performance Tuning
4 125 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
5 101 (5.66%) DevOps
6 88 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
7 86 (4.82%) Project Management
8 77 (4.31%) High Availability
9 71 (3.98%) Analytics
10 68 (3.81%) Change Management
10 68 (3.81%) CRM
11 64 (3.58%) Configuration Management
12 61 (3.42%) Business Intelligence
13 53 (2.97%) Open Source
14 52 (2.91%) Stakeholder Management
15 51 (2.86%) ETL
16 48 (2.69%) Performance Monitoring
17 46 (2.58%) Capacity Planning
17 46 (2.58%) Problem Management
18 44 (2.46%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 245 (13.72%) SQL
2 168 (9.41%) PowerShell
3 135 (7.56%) Python
4 127 (7.11%) Shell Script
5 105 (5.88%) Perl
6 88 (4.93%) Bash Shell
7 71 (3.98%) Java
8 47 (2.63%) Ruby
9 31 (1.74%) Korn
10 28 (1.57%) JavaScript
10 28 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.06%) PHP
12 18 (1.01%) Apex Code
13 15 (0.84%) C#
14 12 (0.67%) C
15 11 (0.62%) VB
16 10 (0.56%) SOQL
16 10 (0.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 9 (0.50%) Groovy
17 9 (0.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 207 (11.59%) Security Cleared
2 131 (7.33%) SC Cleared
3 71 (3.98%) Degree
4 52 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.74%) DV Cleared
6 25 (1.40%) MCSE
7 19 (1.06%) Computer Science Degree
8 15 (0.84%) MCSA
9 11 (0.62%) MCITP
9 11 (0.62%) RHCE
10 10 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.50%) CCNA
12 8 (0.45%) MySQL Certification
13 7 (0.39%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (0.34%) BPSS Clearance
14 6 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (0.28%) MCTS
15 5 (0.28%) Oracle Certification
16 4 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.52%) PMO
2 41 (2.30%) SLA
3 24 (1.34%) QA
4 14 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.56%) GDPR
7 8 (0.45%) MiFID
8 6 (0.34%) GCP
8 6 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.28%) ISO 9001
9 5 (0.28%) PCI DSS
10 4 (0.22%) TARGET2
11 3 (0.17%) AS 2805
11 3 (0.17%) ISO 8583
12 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 1 (0.056%) 21 CFR Part 11
13 1 (0.056%) GAMP
13 1 (0.056%) GPG13
System Software
1 230 (12.88%) Active Directory
2 118 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (2.69%) Hyper-V
4 46 (2.58%) vSphere
5 41 (2.30%) NFS
5 41 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
6 34 (1.90%) Docker
7 30 (1.68%) Xen
8 29 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
9 26 (1.46%) HDFS
9 26 (1.46%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 26 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
10 25 (1.40%) Samba
11 17 (0.95%) Veritas File System
12 16 (0.90%) Apache Flume
12 16 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
12 16 (0.90%) XenApp
13 15 (0.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 12 (0.67%) KVM
15 8 (0.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 126 (7.05%) Puppet
2 111 (6.22%) Ansible
3 59 (3.30%) SCCM
4 51 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (1.96%) Nagios
5 35 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 23 (1.29%) SCOM
7 20 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (1.06%) vCenter Server
9 18 (1.01%) Kubernetes
10 17 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
11 16 (0.90%) Control-M
12 13 (0.73%) Ambari
12 13 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
13 12 (0.67%) Cobbler
13 12 (0.67%) Tivoli
14 11 (0.62%) Galera Cluster
14 11 (0.62%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 11 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 11 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 306 (17.13%) Microsoft
2 239 (13.38%) Red Hat
3 234 (13.10%) Oracle
4 208 (11.65%) VMware
5 83 (4.65%) Salesforce.com
6 62 (3.47%) Cisco
6 62 (3.47%) SAP
7 58 (3.25%) HP
8 57 (3.19%) Veritas
9 56 (3.14%) IBM
10 55 (3.08%) Citrix
11 54 (3.02%) NetApp
12 49 (2.74%) ServiceNow
13 42 (2.35%) EMC
14 36 (2.02%) Sun
15 32 (1.79%) Remedy
16 28 (1.57%) Cloudera
16 28 (1.57%) Splunk
17 25 (1.40%) Symantec
18 24 (1.34%) McAfee