Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 164 129 94
Rank change year-on-year -35 -35 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,725 1,903 2,639
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.69% 1.99% 2.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 2.10% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,060 1,065 1,685
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +2.86%
10th Percentile £150 £183 £185
90th Percentile £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +2.86% +0.57% +5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 105 111
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +14.01% -15.03%
10th Percentile £10.20 £9.76 £9.20
90th Percentile £40.95 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.60 £15.00 £13.06
% change year-on-year -9.37% +14.85% -6.71%

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 97,107 90,805 103,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,602 58,946 67,571
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,117 2,812 3,109
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -44 1,580 £375 +5.63% 424
UK excluding London -24 1,070 £360 +2.86% 326
London -37 614 £400 - 128
South East -48 348 £363 +3.42% 97
North of England -22 221 £363 +3.57% 76
Midlands -5 165 £335 +3.08% 43
East of England +15 131 £410 +41.99% 46
North West -17 122 £363 +0.69% 30
South West -9 103 £375 +11.11% 34
West Midlands -32 88 £344 +14.58% 25
Yorkshire -2 85 £356 -1.72% 39
Scotland -25 82 £325 -2.26% 22
East Midlands +19 76 £330 -5.71% 17
Wales -3 25 £363 -3.33% 8
North East -26 14 £363 +11.54% 7
Northern Ireland +26 3 £450 +42.86%

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 503 (29.16%) Linux
2 411 (23.83%) Windows
3 299 (17.33%) Microsoft
4 277 (16.06%) Unix
5 257 (14.90%) Finance
6 253 (14.67%) Active Directory
7 233 (13.51%) SQL
8 193 (11.19%) Oracle
9 192 (11.13%) VMware
10 183 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
11 172 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 169 (9.80%) Python
12 169 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
13 167 (9.68%) ITIL
14 164 (9.51%) Red Hat
15 160 (9.28%) PowerShell
16 152 (8.81%) SharePoint
17 150 (8.70%) Migration
18 146 (8.46%) Bash Shell
18 146 (8.46%) Windows Server
19 145 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
20 144 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
21 141 (8.17%) Security Cleared
22 139 (8.06%) SQL Server
23 133 (7.71%) Office 365
24 127 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
25 119 (6.90%) DevOps
26 114 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
27 110 (6.38%) Puppet
28 109 (6.32%) Perl

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
1 152 (8.81%) SharePoint
2 83 (4.81%) Apache
3 79 (4.58%) MS Exchange
4 36 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 35 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 32 (1.86%) Tomcat
7 30 (1.74%) nginx
7 30 (1.74%) Skype for Business
8 28 (1.62%) WebSphere
9 26 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
10 23 (1.33%) IIS
11 22 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 21 (1.22%) Confluence
12 21 (1.22%) JBoss
13 19 (1.10%) CMS
14 17 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.87%) IBM Domino
15 15 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (0.81%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (0.75%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 169 (9.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
3 57 (3.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 36 (2.09%) Spreadsheet
5 16 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.23%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.058%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
3 13 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
5 7 (0.41%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 6 (0.35%) iTrent
6 6 (0.35%) NetSuite
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
8 4 (0.23%) Scribe Insight
9 3 (0.17%) assyst
10 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.12%) Sonata
11 1 (0.058%) BigMachines
11 1 (0.058%) Distributed Ledger
11 1 (0.058%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.058%) Oracle Payables
11 1 (0.058%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.058%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 145 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 133 (7.71%) Office 365
3 114 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
4 41 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
6 16 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.81%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 13 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 13 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 10 (0.58%) PaaS
11 9 (0.52%) SaaS
12 8 (0.46%) Force.com
12 8 (0.46%) GitHub
12 8 (0.46%) OneDrive
12 8 (0.46%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 7 (0.41%) IaaS
14 6 (0.35%) Akamai
14 6 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
15 5 (0.29%) FinancialForce
Communications & Networking
1 99 (5.74%) Firewall
2 90 (5.22%) DNS
3 76 (4.41%) SAN
4 55 (3.19%) TCP/IP
5 51 (2.96%) DHCP
6 40 (2.32%) SSL
7 38 (2.20%) LAN
7 38 (2.20%) WAN
8 35 (2.03%) NAS
9 32 (1.86%) Internet
10 28 (1.62%) Skype
11 24 (1.39%) SMS
11 24 (1.39%) VPN
12 22 (1.28%) Kerberos
12 22 (1.28%) SSH
13 18 (1.04%) FTP
13 18 (1.04%) HTTP
14 14 (0.81%) Wireless
14 14 (0.81%) Wireshark
15 13 (0.75%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (8.06%) SQL Server
2 97 (5.62%) MySQL
3 67 (3.88%) Oracle Database
4 63 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
5 44 (2.55%) Hadoop
6 40 (2.32%) DB2
7 36 (2.09%) MongoDB
8 35 (2.03%) Big Data
9 33 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 33 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
10 32 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 30 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
12 28 (1.62%) Relational Database
13 26 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
14 25 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 24 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 22 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 19 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
18 16 (0.93%) Blockchain
19 14 (0.81%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 57 (3.30%) Git (software)
1 57 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 39 (2.26%) JIRA
3 18 (1.04%) Subversion
4 16 (0.93%) Maven
5 15 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (0.87%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.64%) GitLab
7 9 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (0.41%) MSI
10 6 (0.35%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
11 5 (0.29%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.23%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
13 3 (0.17%) Fiddler
13 3 (0.17%) Oracle APEX
13 3 (0.17%) Toad
General
1 257 (14.90%) Finance
2 99 (5.74%) Banking
3 48 (2.78%) Marketing
4 41 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 39 (2.26%) Retail
6 31 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.16%) Financial Institution
7 20 (1.16%) Manufacturing
8 15 (0.87%) Legal
9 11 (0.64%) Advertising
9 11 (0.64%) Billing
9 11 (0.64%) Law
9 11 (0.64%) Publishing
10 10 (0.58%) Spanish Language
11 9 (0.52%) Automotive
12 8 (0.46%) Games
13 7 (0.41%) General Ledger
14 6 (0.35%) French Language
14 6 (0.35%) Local Government
14 6 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (3.19%) LDAP
2 49 (2.84%) Middleware
3 43 (2.49%) HTML
4 41 (2.38%) Web Services
5 29 (1.68%) LAMP
6 27 (1.57%) XML
7 26 (1.51%) .NET
8 21 (1.22%) CSS
9 14 (0.81%) Kafka
10 13 (0.75%) J2EE
10 13 (0.75%) Visualforce
11 12 (0.70%) REST
12 11 (0.64%) JMS
12 11 (0.64%) Mason
12 11 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (0.64%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (0.58%) SOAP
13 10 (0.58%) YAML
14 9 (0.52%) HTML5
14 9 (0.52%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 144 (8.35%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.64%) Clustering
3 68 (3.94%) Management Information System
4 67 (3.88%) Replication
5 64 (3.71%) Data Centre
6 51 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 48 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 19 (1.10%) CMDB
8 19 (1.10%) NHS
9 18 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.04%) PKI
10 13 (0.75%) Freedom of Information
10 13 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
10 13 (0.75%) User Experience
11 12 (0.70%) Mainframe
12 10 (0.58%) Freedom of Information Act
13 8 (0.46%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.46%) Virtual Team
14 7 (0.41%) Driving Licence
14 7 (0.41%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 503 (29.16%) Linux
2 411 (23.83%) Windows
3 277 (16.06%) Unix
4 172 (9.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (8.46%) Windows Server
6 101 (5.86%) Solaris
7 73 (4.23%) AIX
8 69 (4.00%) CentOS
9 63 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 61 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 53 (3.07%) Windows 10
12 40 (2.32%) Ubuntu
13 39 (2.26%) Windows 7
14 14 (0.81%) Debian
15 13 (0.75%) HPUX
15 13 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (0.58%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 7 (0.41%) VMS
18 7 (0.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
2 167 (9.68%) ITIL
3 150 (8.70%) Migration
4 119 (6.90%) DevOps
5 97 (5.62%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (5.51%) Change Management
7 88 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
8 82 (4.75%) Project Management
9 76 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 73 (4.23%) Capacity Planning
11 68 (3.94%) Configuration Management
12 61 (3.54%) CRM
12 61 (3.54%) Service Management
13 45 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 42 (2.43%) Business Intelligence
14 42 (2.43%) High Availability
15 40 (2.32%) Open Source
15 40 (2.32%) Performance Monitoring
16 39 (2.26%) ETL
17 38 (2.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 233 (13.51%) SQL
2 169 (9.80%) Python
3 160 (9.28%) PowerShell
4 146 (8.46%) Bash Shell
5 109 (6.32%) Perl
6 96 (5.57%) Shell Script
7 53 (3.07%) Java
8 34 (1.97%) JavaScript
9 31 (1.80%) PHP
9 31 (1.80%) T-SQL
10 30 (1.74%) Korn
11 23 (1.33%) C#
12 22 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.28%) VB
13 19 (1.10%) Ruby
14 18 (1.04%) VBScript
15 17 (0.99%) Apex Code
16 10 (0.58%) Bourne shell
16 10 (0.58%) C
17 9 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 141 (8.17%) Security Cleared
2 96 (5.57%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.99%) Degree
4 40 (2.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (1.51%) MCSE
6 21 (1.22%) DV Cleared
7 16 (0.93%) RHCE
8 12 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
10 9 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 8 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 8 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
12 7 (0.41%) CCNA
12 7 (0.41%) CCNP
13 6 (0.35%) MCSA
13 6 (0.35%) OCP
13 6 (0.35%) RHCSA
14 5 (0.29%) MySQL Certification
14 5 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.07%) SLA
2 47 (2.72%) PMO
3 36 (2.09%) QA
4 25 (1.45%) GDPR
5 16 (0.93%) PCI DSS
6 12 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
8 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 5 (0.29%) TickIT
10 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.12%) GCP
11 1 (0.058%) GAAP
11 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 253 (14.67%) Active Directory
2 100 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.99%) Docker
4 38 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (1.51%) Virtual Machines
6 24 (1.39%) Hyper-V
7 23 (1.33%) NFS
8 21 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 20 (1.16%) vSphere
10 18 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
11 15 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 15 (0.87%) XenApp
12 14 (0.81%) Firmware
13 11 (0.64%) HDFS
13 11 (0.64%) LXC
14 10 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 8 (0.46%) KVM
16 7 (0.41%) GlusterFS
16 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
17 6 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 110 (6.38%) Puppet
2 101 (5.86%) Ansible
3 63 (3.65%) SCCM
4 57 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
5 38 (2.20%) Kubernetes
6 37 (2.14%) Terraform
7 30 (1.74%) Nagios
7 30 (1.74%) NetBackup
8 27 (1.57%) Oracle RMAN
9 25 (1.45%) WSUS
10 22 (1.28%) Galera Cluster
11 20 (1.16%) Tivoli
12 19 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 19 (1.10%) vCenter Server
13 18 (1.04%) Data Guard
13 18 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
14 15 (0.87%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 15 (0.87%) Oracle ZFS
15 13 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 299 (17.33%) Microsoft
2 193 (11.19%) Oracle
3 192 (11.13%) VMware
4 164 (9.51%) Red Hat
5 90 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
6 63 (3.65%) IBM
7 50 (2.90%) Cisco
8 49 (2.84%) HP
9 46 (2.67%) SAP
10 45 (2.61%) Veritas
11 43 (2.49%) NetApp
12 41 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 35 (2.03%) Citrix
14 31 (1.80%) Remedy
15 27 (1.57%) EMC
16 26 (1.51%) Percona
17 23 (1.33%) Sun
18 20 (1.16%) Splunk
19 19 (1.10%) Atlassian
19 19 (1.10%) Cloudera