Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 107 103
Rank change year-on-year -52 -4 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,680 2,138 2,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 2.23% 2.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.35% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 997 1,307 1,462
UK median daily rate £363 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.50% +7.77%
10th Percentile £160 £175 £163
90th Percentile £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 131 164
UK median hourly rate £15.88 £14.00 £13.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.39% +1.27% +1.69%
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.43 £9.27
90th Percentile £45.10 £31.25 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +10.33% - +0.35%

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -51 1,544 £363 - 565
UK excluding London -37 942 £350 - 431
London -55 713 £375 -1.32% 172
South East -32 322 £358 +2.14% 100
North of England -66 170 £348 -0.71% 104
Midlands 0 128 £350 - 79
South West +13 114 £425 +30.77% 42
East of England -26 95 £325 +10.17% 68
West Midlands -3 82 £350 -6.67% 37
North West -34 76 £350 +6.87% 52
Yorkshire -38 75 £350 - 44
Scotland -20 73 £350 +2.94% 26
East Midlands -2 45 £313 -3.85% 41
Wales +9 28 £394 -12.50% 10
North East -11 19 £275 -21.43% 8
Northern Ireland -2 12 £350 -6.67% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 521 (31.01%) Linux
2 408 (24.29%) Windows
3 303 (18.04%) Microsoft
4 290 (17.26%) Finance
5 250 (14.88%) Unix
5 250 (14.88%) SQL
6 200 (11.90%) SQL Server
7 199 (11.85%) Active Directory
7 199 (11.85%) Red Hat
8 187 (11.13%) Migration
8 187 (11.13%) Windows Server
9 181 (10.77%) Security Cleared
10 176 (10.48%) VMware
10 176 (10.48%) Oracle
11 174 (10.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 170 (10.12%) PowerShell
13 161 (9.58%) Microsoft Excel
14 141 (8.39%) SharePoint
15 135 (8.04%) ITIL
16 126 (7.50%) Banking
17 125 (7.44%) Python
18 124 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
19 119 (7.08%) SC Cleared
20 116 (6.90%) Puppet
21 114 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
21 114 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
22 111 (6.61%) Solaris
23 109 (6.49%) Office 365
23 109 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
24 107 (6.37%) DevOps

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
1 141 (8.39%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.57%) Apache
3 42 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 40 (2.38%) Confluence
5 39 (2.32%) IIS
6 32 (1.90%) SAS
7 28 (1.67%) Tomcat
8 26 (1.55%) JBoss
9 24 (1.43%) Apache Spark
9 24 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.25%) WebSphere
11 19 (1.13%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
12 18 (1.07%) WordPress
13 17 (1.01%) CMS
14 15 (0.89%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.83%) nginx
16 11 (0.65%) Skype for Business
17 9 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
17 9 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 161 (9.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
3 47 (2.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
5 14 (0.83%) MS Visio
6 12 (0.71%) Photoshop
7 9 (0.54%) InfoPath
8 4 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
9 3 (0.18%) Houdini
9 3 (0.18%) Maya
9 3 (0.18%) NUKE
10 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.30%) Siebel CRM
6 4 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Assets
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle Receivables
7 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle iProcurement
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
7 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MII
Cloud Services
1 114 (6.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 109 (6.49%) Office 365
3 87 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (1.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 14 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (0.77%) OneDrive
7 11 (0.65%) GitHub
8 9 (0.54%) SaaS
9 8 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 7 (0.42%) OpenShift
11 6 (0.36%) FinancialForce
12 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (0.30%) Yammer
13 4 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.24%) Force.com
13 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
13 4 (0.24%) IaaS
13 4 (0.24%) Trello
14 3 (0.18%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 97 (5.77%) SAN
2 88 (5.24%) Firewall
3 69 (4.11%) DNS
4 54 (3.21%) TCP/IP
5 42 (2.50%) NAS
6 29 (1.73%) Intranet
6 29 (1.73%) Kerberos
7 28 (1.67%) Internet
8 27 (1.61%) DHCP
9 24 (1.43%) LAN
9 24 (1.43%) Network Security
10 23 (1.37%) SSH
11 21 (1.25%) SMS
11 21 (1.25%) SSL
12 18 (1.07%) HTTP
13 17 (1.01%) WAN
14 16 (0.95%) FTP
15 13 (0.77%) Skype
16 12 (0.71%) SMTP
17 10 (0.60%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.93%) Oracle Database
3 64 (3.81%) MySQL
4 63 (3.75%) Hadoop
5 52 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
6 43 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 41 (2.44%) Big Data
7 41 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 41 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 38 (2.26%) Data Warehouse
9 37 (2.20%) Relational Database
10 29 (1.73%) MongoDB
10 29 (1.73%) SQL Server 2012
11 28 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
12 24 (1.43%) DB2
12 24 (1.43%) Oracle Database 11g
13 23 (1.37%) Apache Hive
14 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2014
15 19 (1.13%) RDBMS
16 18 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 68 (4.05%) JIRA
2 67 (3.99%) Git (software)
3 50 (2.98%) Jenkins
4 19 (1.13%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (0.60%) Artifactory
7 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (0.48%) Subversion
8 7 (0.42%) CMake
8 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
8 7 (0.42%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.36%) MSI
10 4 (0.24%) Bitbucket
10 4 (0.24%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (0.18%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.18%) GitLab
11 3 (0.18%) GoCD
11 3 (0.18%) SoapUI
11 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 3 (0.18%) Vagrant
General
1 290 (17.26%) Finance
2 126 (7.50%) Banking
3 50 (2.98%) Marketing
4 40 (2.38%) Retail
4 40 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.61%) Investment Banking
6 26 (1.55%) Legal
7 20 (1.19%) Financial Institution
8 15 (0.89%) Advertising
9 14 (0.83%) Law
10 13 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 13 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
11 12 (0.71%) Billing
11 12 (0.71%) Retail Banking
12 7 (0.42%) French Language
13 6 (0.36%) Electronics
13 6 (0.36%) German Language
14 5 (0.30%) Games
15 3 (0.18%) Back Office
15 3 (0.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.44%) LDAP
2 33 (1.96%) XML
3 32 (1.90%) LAMP
3 32 (1.90%) Web Services
4 31 (1.85%) Middleware
5 30 (1.79%) HTML
6 28 (1.67%) CSS
7 24 (1.43%) .NET
8 22 (1.31%) Kafka
9 14 (0.83%) REST
9 14 (0.83%) SOAP
10 13 (0.77%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (0.65%) Ajax
12 9 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.54%) YAML
13 8 (0.48%) COM
13 8 (0.48%) Mason
14 7 (0.42%) ASP.NET
14 7 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
14 7 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 105 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 85 (5.06%) Data Centre
3 63 (3.75%) Clustering
4 62 (3.69%) Replication
5 54 (3.21%) Management Information System
6 23 (1.37%) Computer Science
7 22 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 19 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.13%) PKI
9 16 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
10 11 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
11 9 (0.54%) Freedom of Information Act
11 9 (0.54%) SWIFT
12 8 (0.48%) CMDB
12 8 (0.48%) FMCG
13 7 (0.42%) NHS
13 7 (0.42%) Security Operations Centre
13 7 (0.42%) Taxonomies
14 6 (0.36%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.36%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 521 (31.01%) Linux
2 408 (24.29%) Windows
3 250 (14.88%) Unix
4 187 (11.13%) Windows Server
5 174 (10.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 111 (6.61%) Solaris
7 77 (4.58%) CentOS
8 74 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 68 (4.05%) AIX
10 60 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (2.74%) Windows 10
12 44 (2.62%) Ubuntu
12 44 (2.62%) Windows 7
13 32 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (1.31%) HPUX
15 18 (1.07%) SUSE
16 16 (0.95%) Debian
17 9 (0.54%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.54%) Windows XP
18 8 (0.48%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (11.13%) Migration
2 135 (8.04%) ITIL
3 109 (6.49%) Performance Tuning
4 107 (6.37%) DevOps
5 104 (6.19%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (5.60%) Project Management
7 83 (4.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 78 (4.64%) Change Management
9 75 (4.46%) CRM
10 71 (4.23%) Configuration Management
10 71 (4.23%) High Availability
11 56 (3.33%) Open Source
12 54 (3.21%) Service Management
13 51 (3.04%) Business Intelligence
14 50 (2.98%) Problem Management
15 42 (2.50%) Analytics
15 42 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
15 42 (2.50%) Workflow
16 35 (2.08%) Data Migration
16 35 (2.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 250 (14.88%) SQL
2 170 (10.12%) PowerShell
3 125 (7.44%) Python
4 103 (6.13%) Shell Script
5 86 (5.12%) Perl
6 81 (4.82%) Bash Shell
7 80 (4.76%) Java
8 40 (2.38%) JavaScript
8 40 (2.38%) Ruby
9 31 (1.85%) Korn
9 31 (1.85%) PHP
10 30 (1.79%) T-SQL
11 18 (1.07%) C#
12 16 (0.95%) VB
13 15 (0.89%) VBScript
14 14 (0.83%) C
15 13 (0.77%) Groovy
16 9 (0.54%) Apex Code
17 8 (0.48%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 181 (10.77%) Security Cleared
2 119 (7.08%) SC Cleared
3 66 (3.93%) Degree
4 44 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (1.85%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.19%) MCSE
7 16 (0.95%) MCSA
8 11 (0.65%) MCITP
8 11 (0.65%) RHCE
9 10 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.36%) CCNA
11 6 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.36%) MCTS
11 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.24%) CISSP
12 4 (0.24%) OCP
12 4 (0.24%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (0.24%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (2.62%) PMO
2 38 (2.26%) SLA
3 19 (1.13%) GDPR
4 16 (0.95%) Data Quality
5 15 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 9 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.54%) QA
7 6 (0.36%) MiFID
7 6 (0.36%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.24%) GCP
8 4 (0.24%) TARGET2
9 3 (0.18%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.18%) TickIT
10 2 (0.12%) COBIT
11 1 (0.060%) 21 CFR Part 11
11 1 (0.060%) AS 2805
11 1 (0.060%) GAMP
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 199 (11.85%) Active Directory
2 114 (6.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (2.80%) Docker
4 44 (2.62%) Hyper-V
5 38 (2.26%) vSphere
6 37 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (1.90%) NFS
8 28 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (1.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 17 (1.01%) Samba
10 17 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
11 16 (0.95%) HDFS
11 16 (0.95%) Veritas File System
11 16 (0.95%) XenApp
12 14 (0.83%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 13 (0.77%) KVM
14 12 (0.71%) Apache Flume
14 12 (0.71%) Firmware
14 12 (0.71%) Xen
15 11 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 116 (6.90%) Puppet
2 86 (5.12%) Ansible
3 60 (3.57%) SCCM
4 42 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (2.14%) Nagios
6 26 (1.55%) NetBackup
7 21 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 19 (1.13%) vCenter Server
9 16 (0.95%) Kubernetes
10 15 (0.89%) Tivoli
11 14 (0.83%) SCOM
12 12 (0.71%) CFEngine
12 12 (0.71%) Galera Cluster
12 12 (0.71%) Hadoop YARN
13 11 (0.65%) Cobbler
14 10 (0.60%) Oozie
14 10 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
15 9 (0.54%) SCVMM
15 9 (0.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 8 (0.48%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 303 (18.04%) Microsoft
2 199 (11.85%) Red Hat
3 176 (10.48%) Oracle
3 176 (10.48%) VMware
4 95 (5.65%) Salesforce.com
5 57 (3.39%) SAP
6 51 (3.04%) Citrix
6 51 (3.04%) Veritas
7 50 (2.98%) HP
8 49 (2.92%) Cisco
9 42 (2.50%) IBM
9 42 (2.50%) NetApp
10 34 (2.02%) EMC
11 32 (1.90%) ServiceNow
12 29 (1.73%) Splunk
13 26 (1.55%) Sun
14 25 (1.49%) Remedy
15 24 (1.43%) Atlassian
16 23 (1.37%) Sybase
17 22 (1.31%) Cloudera