Period
to 14 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £394 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 October 2019.

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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 158 169 132
Rank change year-on-year +11 -37 -33
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,451 1,669 1,964
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.70% 1.63% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.80% 1.72% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 852 1,031 1,141
UK median daily rate £394 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.14% -3.45%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £163
90th Percentile £538 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £339
% change year-on-year - +10.70% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 109 102
UK median hourly rate £13.13 £15.00 £16.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -11.40% +20.56%
10th Percentile £10.12 £10.50 £10.03
90th Percentile £42.00 £42.20 £41.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.13 £14.59 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.06% -8.80% +17.69%

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 80,419 96,842 93,431
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.15% 94.75% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,755 63,604 61,244
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £648 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,841 3,130 2,806
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £17.99 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.20% -5.34% +2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +0.70%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +14 1,354 £400 +6.67% 674
UK excluding London +3 907 £375 - 528
London +36 519 £400 +1.27% 184
South East +14 283 £388 -3.13% 147
North of England +25 221 £400 +6.67% 104
South West +18 163 £450 +20.00% 96
North West +26 123 £400 +11.11% 48
Yorkshire +25 95 £375 - 46
Midlands +1 90 £338 -3.57% 84
East of England -12 72 £360 -12.73% 60
West Midlands +19 69 £350 +8.53% 39
Scotland +3 66 £325 -7.14% 21
East Midlands -12 21 £306 -18.33% 45
Wales +13 9 £375 +3.45% 14
Northern Ireland +5 4 £200 -57.89% 3
North East +2 3 £500 +33.33% 10

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 October 2019, 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.

1 357 (24.60%) Linux
2 321 (22.12%) Windows
3 265 (18.26%) Microsoft
4 239 (16.47%) SQL
5 192 (13.23%) Finance
6 186 (12.82%) Migration
7 174 (11.99%) Active Directory
8 173 (11.92%) VMware
9 169 (11.65%) Oracle
10 166 (11.44%) Security Cleared
11 161 (11.10%) Unix
12 160 (11.03%) Salesforce.com
13 156 (10.75%) Office 365
14 148 (10.20%) SQL Server
15 147 (10.13%) Azure
16 139 (9.58%) PowerShell
17 129 (8.89%) Windows Server
18 127 (8.75%) AWS
19 121 (8.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 121 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
20 114 (7.86%) ITIL
21 113 (7.79%) Red Hat
22 112 (7.72%) DevOps
23 111 (7.65%) Python
24 102 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
25 97 (6.69%) SharePoint
26 96 (6.62%) Firewall
26 96 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
27 95 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
28 94 (6.48%) SC Cleared

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 97 (6.69%) SharePoint
2 46 (3.17%) Apache
3 36 (2.48%) MS Exchange
4 30 (2.07%) WebSphere
5 29 (2.00%) Confluence
6 27 (1.86%) IIS
7 21 (1.45%) SAS
8 20 (1.38%) JBoss
9 18 (1.24%) Apache Spark
10 17 (1.17%) WebLogic
11 16 (1.10%) Tomcat
12 13 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (0.83%) Skype for Business
14 10 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (0.62%) CMS
15 9 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (0.62%) IBM Domino
15 9 (0.62%) nginx
16 8 (0.55%) FileNet
17 7 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 102 (7.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 86 (5.93%) Microsoft Office
3 30 (2.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
6 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.069%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.069%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.069%) Sketch
8 1 (0.069%) Snagit
8 1 (0.069%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 19 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.03%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
4 8 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
5 7 (0.48%) Oracle CRM
6 6 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
7 5 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.28%) Eloqua
8 4 (0.28%) Infor SunSystems
8 4 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 3 (0.21%) CA PPM
9 3 (0.21%) Magento
9 3 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
9 3 (0.21%) Primavera
10 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
10 2 (0.14%) Teamcenter
11 1 (0.069%) SAP Payroll
11 1 (0.069%) SAP S/4HANA
11 1 (0.069%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 156 (10.75%) Office 365
2 147 (10.13%) Azure
3 127 (8.75%) AWS
4 39 (2.69%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (1.93%) GitHub
6 27 (1.86%) GCP
6 27 (1.86%) OpenShift
7 26 (1.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 24 (1.65%) Power Platform
9 22 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
10 19 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
10 19 (1.31%) Amazon S3
11 17 (1.17%) IaaS
12 15 (1.03%) OneDrive
13 14 (0.96%) PaaS
14 11 (0.76%) G Suite
15 10 (0.69%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
16 9 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
16 9 (0.62%) SaaS
17 7 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 96 (6.62%) Firewall
2 81 (5.58%) DNS
3 46 (3.17%) DHCP
3 46 (3.17%) VPN
4 41 (2.83%) SAN
5 32 (2.21%) TCP/IP
6 26 (1.79%) NAS
6 26 (1.79%) SSL
7 25 (1.72%) Internet
8 23 (1.59%) LAN
9 21 (1.45%) WAN
10 16 (1.10%) HTTP
10 16 (1.10%) Kerberos
11 15 (1.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (1.03%) Skype
12 14 (0.96%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (0.90%) Ethernet
13 13 (0.90%) Intranet
13 13 (0.90%) SMTP
13 13 (0.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 148 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.89%) Hadoop
3 69 (4.76%) Big Data
4 66 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 61 (4.20%) MySQL
6 40 (2.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 36 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
8 33 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 31 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
10 29 (2.00%) DB2
10 29 (2.00%) MongoDB
11 21 (1.45%) Power BI
12 20 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 16 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
14 16 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
15 15 (1.03%) Apache Hive
15 15 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
16 14 (0.96%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 77 (5.31%) Jenkins
2 56 (3.86%) JIRA
3 44 (3.03%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.52%) GitLab
5 17 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 17 (1.17%) Gerrit
6 6 (0.41%) Artifactory
6 6 (0.41%) Oracle Forms
6 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.34%) Subversion
8 4 (0.28%) SonarQube
8 4 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.21%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.21%) Hudson
9 3 (0.21%) Maven
9 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.21%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.14%) MSI
10 2 (0.14%) StarTeam
General
1 192 (13.23%) Finance
2 74 (5.10%) Banking
3 58 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 49 (3.38%) Marketing
5 42 (2.89%) Retail
6 29 (2.00%) Telecoms
7 17 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.76%) Games
8 11 (0.76%) Investment Banking
8 11 (0.76%) Legal
9 10 (0.69%) Advertising
9 10 (0.69%) German Language
9 10 (0.69%) Law
9 10 (0.69%) Russian Language
10 8 (0.55%) Publishing
11 6 (0.41%) Billing
11 6 (0.41%) Police
12 5 (0.34%) International Banking
13 4 (0.28%) Automotive
13 4 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (3.65%) Web Services
2 51 (3.51%) Middleware
3 37 (2.55%) LDAP
4 21 (1.45%) Kafka
5 18 (1.24%) .NET
6 17 (1.17%) XML
7 16 (1.10%) REST
8 15 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (0.96%) CSS
9 14 (0.96%) HTML
9 14 (0.96%) JSON
10 10 (0.69%) Java EE
10 10 (0.69%) LAMP
10 10 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
11 7 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
11 7 (0.48%) Swagger
12 5 (0.34%) RESTful
12 5 (0.34%) Spring
13 4 (0.28%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 93 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 69 (4.76%) Clustering
3 61 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 45 (3.10%) Replication
5 40 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 21 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
6 21 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (1.38%) PKI
8 19 (1.31%) Mainframe
9 12 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (0.69%) Client/Server
11 8 (0.55%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.55%) CMDB
11 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
11 8 (0.55%) FMCG
12 7 (0.48%) HACMP
13 5 (0.34%) Blog
13 5 (0.34%) Data Structures
13 5 (0.34%) Learning Management System
14 4 (0.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 357 (24.60%) Linux
2 321 (22.12%) Windows
3 161 (11.10%) Unix
4 129 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 121 (8.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (3.86%) CentOS
7 52 (3.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (2.96%) Solaris
8 43 (2.96%) Windows 10
9 30 (2.07%) AIX
9 30 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (1.59%) Ubuntu
11 16 (1.10%) Windows 7
12 12 (0.83%) Apple iOS
13 11 (0.76%) Debian
14 10 (0.69%) Mac OS
14 10 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
14 10 (0.69%) VMS
15 7 (0.48%) Android
15 7 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (12.82%) Migration
2 121 (8.34%) Problem-Solving
3 114 (7.86%) ITIL
4 112 (7.72%) DevOps
5 96 (6.62%) Agile Software Development
6 95 (6.55%) Performance Tuning
7 85 (5.86%) Change Management
8 80 (5.51%) Disaster Recovery
9 68 (4.69%) CRM
10 62 (4.27%) Analytics
11 59 (4.07%) High Availability
12 53 (3.65%) Configuration Management
12 53 (3.65%) Project Management
13 48 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
14 47 (3.24%) Project Delivery
15 42 (2.89%) Workflow
16 41 (2.83%) Capacity Planning
16 41 (2.83%) Data Management
17 39 (2.69%) Data Migration
18 38 (2.62%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 239 (16.47%) SQL
2 139 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 111 (7.65%) Python
4 75 (5.17%) Java
5 72 (4.96%) Bash Shell
6 67 (4.62%) Shell Script
7 52 (3.58%) Perl
8 20 (1.38%) T-SQL
8 20 (1.38%) VB
9 19 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 17 (1.17%) PHP
11 14 (0.96%) PL/SQL
12 13 (0.90%) Ruby
13 12 (0.83%) C
14 10 (0.69%) Scala
15 9 (0.62%) Apex Code
16 8 (0.55%) C#
17 7 (0.48%) Go
17 7 (0.48%) Korn
18 5 (0.34%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 166 (11.44%) Security Cleared
2 94 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 51 (3.51%) Degree
3 51 (3.51%) DV Cleared
4 29 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.38%) CCNP
6 18 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
8 12 (0.83%) CCNA
9 11 (0.76%) JNCIP
10 8 (0.55%) CCA
10 8 (0.55%) CCENT
10 8 (0.55%) MCSA
11 7 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.41%) A+ Certification
12 6 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (0.34%) MCSE
14 4 (0.28%) HNC
15 3 (0.21%) MCDBA
15 3 (0.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.27%) SLA
2 32 (2.21%) PMO
3 29 (2.00%) Data Quality
4 17 (1.17%) QA
5 13 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.76%) GDPR
6 11 (0.76%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.41%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.069%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.069%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.069%) PSD2
System Software
1 174 (11.99%) Active Directory
2 82 (5.65%) Docker
3 77 (5.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (2.83%) Hyper-V
5 37 (2.55%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
7 24 (1.65%) vSphere
8 23 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (1.17%) HDFS
9 17 (1.17%) NFS
10 16 (1.10%) Firmware
11 15 (1.03%) XenApp
11 15 (1.03%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 6 (0.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (0.41%) VirtualBox
14 6 (0.41%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
16 4 (0.28%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 87 (6.00%) Ansible
2 69 (4.76%) SCCM
3 53 (3.65%) Puppet
4 39 (2.69%) Kubernetes
5 38 (2.62%) Terraform
6 23 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 23 (1.59%) Nagios
6 23 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (1.52%) vCenter Server
8 21 (1.45%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.10%) WSUS
10 14 (0.96%) Data Guard
10 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Clustering
11 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
12 12 (0.83%) Failover Clustering
13 11 (0.76%) Packer
14 10 (0.69%) SCOM
14 10 (0.69%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
15 9 (0.62%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 265 (18.26%) Microsoft
2 173 (11.92%) VMware
3 169 (11.65%) Oracle
4 160 (11.03%) Salesforce.com
5 113 (7.79%) Red Hat
6 81 (5.58%) Cisco
7 62 (4.27%) IBM
8 49 (3.38%) Citrix
9 41 (2.83%) HP
10 38 (2.62%) Google
11 31 (2.14%) Veeam
11 31 (2.14%) Veritas
12 30 (2.07%) EMC
13 23 (1.59%) SAP
13 23 (1.59%) SolarWinds
14 22 (1.52%) Atlassian
15 21 (1.45%) Cloudera
15 21 (1.45%) Dell
16 19 (1.31%) NetApp
17 17 (1.17%) McAfee