Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 151 99
Rank change year-on-year -18 -52 0
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,650 1,795 2,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.79% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% 1.89% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 1,040 1,504
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £174 £160 £180
90th Percentile £538 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 110 122
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £16.72 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.25% +21.15% -4.27%
10th Percentile £9.63 £9.30 £9.44
90th Percentile £43.00 £46.02 £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.84 £16.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -10.05% +29.41% -6.22%

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 94,110 95,205 92,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,187 63,263 60,274
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,883 2,786 3,243
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -25 1,493 £375 +7.14% 604
UK excluding London -11 1,037 £375 +7.14% 459
London -25 591 £393 +4.67% 186
South East -42 294 £375 +7.14% 128
North of England +2 212 £375 +7.14% 126
Midlands +4 144 £375 +10.86% 58
South West -22 143 £375 +3.45% 59
East of England +25 111 £413 +26.92% 49
Scotland +31 107 £355 -5.33% 26
Yorkshire +4 106 £375 +7.14% 61
North West -22 84 £325 -7.14% 56
West Midlands -31 74 £370 +9.39% 45
East Midlands +33 70 £394 +16.67% 13
Wales -15 24 £423 +8.68% 12
North East -3 22 £398 +32.50% 9
Northern Ireland +20 6 £475 +35.71% 3

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 481 (29.15%) Linux
2 383 (23.21%) Windows
3 302 (18.30%) Microsoft
4 257 (15.58%) Active Directory
5 254 (15.39%) SQL
6 246 (14.91%) Unix
7 233 (14.12%) Finance
8 188 (11.39%) Security Cleared
9 186 (11.27%) VMware
10 181 (10.97%) SQL Server
11 176 (10.67%) Oracle
12 171 (10.36%) ITIL
13 170 (10.30%) Windows Server
14 159 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
15 158 (9.58%) PowerShell
15 158 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
16 153 (9.27%) DevOps
16 153 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 150 (9.09%) Red Hat
18 146 (8.85%) Python
19 143 (8.67%) Migration
20 128 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
21 126 (7.64%) SharePoint
22 124 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
23 123 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
24 120 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
24 120 (7.27%) Office 365
25 118 (7.15%) SC Cleared
26 117 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
27 109 (6.61%) Puppet

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
1 126 (7.64%) SharePoint
2 68 (4.12%) Apache
3 63 (3.82%) MS Exchange
4 51 (3.09%) Confluence
5 47 (2.85%) IIS
6 36 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 32 (1.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 24 (1.45%) nginx
9 21 (1.27%) WebSphere
10 19 (1.15%) Apache Spark
11 18 (1.09%) WebLogic
12 17 (1.03%) JBoss
13 14 (0.85%) Skype for Business
14 13 (0.79%) CMS
14 13 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 12 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
16 10 (0.61%) SAS
17 9 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
18 8 (0.48%) Oracle SOA Suite
19 6 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 123 (7.45%) Microsoft Excel
2 120 (7.27%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.91%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
4 14 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.73%) MS Visio
6 8 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.18%) Maya
7 3 (0.18%) NUKE
7 3 (0.18%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.12%) Houdini
Business Applications
1 29 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (0.55%) Workday HCM
3 8 (0.48%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 8 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 8 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
4 7 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 5 (0.30%) OPENHousing
6 4 (0.24%) HFM
6 4 (0.24%) Magento
6 4 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 4 (0.24%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
8 2 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.061%) Eikon
9 1 (0.061%) Hyperion Planning
9 1 (0.061%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.061%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 128 (7.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 120 (7.27%) Office 365
3 99 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 35 (2.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 25 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
5 25 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 20 (1.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 19 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
8 16 (0.97%) IaaS
9 13 (0.79%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.73%) PaaS
10 12 (0.73%) Route 53
10 12 (0.73%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 10 (0.61%) SaaS
12 9 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
13 8 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.42%) Force.com
14 7 (0.42%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.30%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 96 (5.82%) DNS
2 89 (5.39%) Firewall
3 58 (3.52%) SAN
4 45 (2.73%) TCP/IP
5 40 (2.42%) Internet
5 40 (2.42%) LAN
6 35 (2.12%) WAN
7 33 (2.00%) SSL
8 26 (1.58%) DHCP
9 24 (1.45%) HTTP
10 19 (1.15%) NAS
11 18 (1.09%) DMZ
11 18 (1.09%) Kerberos
11 18 (1.09%) SSH
12 16 (0.97%) Network Security
12 16 (0.97%) Skype
12 16 (0.97%) Wireshark
13 15 (0.91%) Wireless
14 13 (0.79%) VPN
15 11 (0.67%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 181 (10.97%) SQL Server
2 81 (4.91%) MySQL
3 74 (4.48%) Oracle Database
4 56 (3.39%) PostgreSQL
5 55 (3.33%) Big Data
6 49 (2.97%) Relational Database
7 46 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 39 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 33 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (1.58%) MongoDB
11 23 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
11 23 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
12 20 (1.21%) Power BI
13 18 (1.09%) SQL Server 2016
14 17 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
14 17 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
14 17 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 16 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (0.97%) MS Access
15 16 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 76 (4.61%) JIRA
2 63 (3.82%) Jenkins
3 56 (3.39%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 14 (0.85%) GitLab
6 12 (0.73%) Maven
6 12 (0.73%) Visual Studio
7 11 (0.67%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.61%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (0.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.42%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (0.36%) Subversion
11 6 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
12 5 (0.30%) Octopus Deploy
13 4 (0.24%) Oracle APEX
14 3 (0.18%) Ant
14 3 (0.18%) Gradle
14 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 233 (14.12%) Finance
2 76 (4.61%) Banking
3 41 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.12%) Retail
5 29 (1.76%) Investment Banking
6 23 (1.39%) Marketing
7 16 (0.97%) Law
7 16 (0.97%) Publishing
8 13 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.61%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.61%) Legal
10 8 (0.48%) Billing
10 8 (0.48%) Games
10 8 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.42%) Advertising
12 4 (0.24%) Electronics
12 4 (0.24%) Local Government
12 4 (0.24%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.18%) Back Office
14 2 (0.12%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.03%) Web Services
2 44 (2.67%) LDAP
3 31 (1.88%) Middleware
4 23 (1.39%) HTML
5 22 (1.33%) .NET
6 21 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
7 18 (1.09%) XML
8 15 (0.91%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.79%) PHP-FPM
10 12 (0.73%) Memcached
10 12 (0.73%) Visualforce
10 12 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
11 11 (0.67%) SOAP
12 10 (0.61%) LAMP
13 9 (0.55%) CSS
13 9 (0.55%) JSON
13 9 (0.55%) Kafka
14 8 (0.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
15 7 (0.42%) JMS
15 7 (0.42%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 124 (7.52%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (3.64%) Data Centre
2 60 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 59 (3.58%) Clustering
4 47 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.12%) Replication
6 25 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 24 (1.45%) Linux Command Line
8 20 (1.21%) User Experience
9 16 (0.97%) CMDB
10 11 (0.67%) NHS
11 10 (0.61%) PKI
12 9 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
12 9 (0.55%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.48%) Data Structures
13 8 (0.48%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.48%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.42%) FMCG
14 7 (0.42%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (0.42%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 481 (29.15%) Linux
2 383 (23.21%) Windows
3 246 (14.91%) Unix
4 170 (10.30%) Windows Server
5 153 (9.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 92 (5.58%) CentOS
7 77 (4.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 59 (3.58%) Solaris
9 57 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (2.73%) AIX
11 44 (2.67%) Ubuntu
12 38 (2.30%) Windows 7
13 32 (1.94%) Windows 10
14 22 (1.33%) Debian
15 20 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.48%) HPUX
17 5 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
17 5 (0.30%) zOS
18 4 (0.24%) Android
18 4 (0.24%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (10.36%) ITIL
2 159 (9.64%) Agile Software Development
3 158 (9.58%) Problem-Solving
4 153 (9.27%) DevOps
5 143 (8.67%) Migration
6 117 (7.09%) Performance Tuning
7 95 (5.76%) Change Management
8 73 (4.42%) CRM
9 66 (4.00%) Service Management
10 60 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
11 54 (3.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 50 (3.03%) Configuration Management
13 48 (2.91%) Workflow
14 47 (2.85%) Capacity Planning
14 47 (2.85%) ITSM
15 46 (2.79%) Business Intelligence
16 43 (2.61%) Project Management
17 41 (2.48%) High Availability
18 36 (2.18%) Change Control
18 36 (2.18%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 254 (15.39%) SQL
2 158 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 146 (8.85%) Python
4 99 (6.00%) Shell Script
5 89 (5.39%) Bash Shell
6 45 (2.73%) Perl
7 41 (2.48%) PHP
8 39 (2.36%) T-SQL
9 31 (1.88%) Java
10 25 (1.52%) R
11 22 (1.33%) C
12 21 (1.27%) C#
13 17 (1.03%) Ruby
14 16 (0.97%) Apex Code
14 16 (0.97%) JavaScript
15 13 (0.79%) Korn
15 13 (0.79%) PL/SQL
16 12 (0.73%) VBScript
17 9 (0.55%) VB
18 7 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 188 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 118 (7.15%) SC Cleared
3 71 (4.30%) Degree
4 41 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 37 (2.24%) DV Cleared
6 32 (1.94%) MCSE
7 20 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
8 18 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (1.03%) CCNA
10 10 (0.61%) MCSA
11 9 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.36%) CCNP
12 6 (0.36%) MCP
13 5 (0.30%) CISSP
13 5 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (0.18%) ACCA
14 3 (0.18%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (3.39%) PMO
2 42 (2.55%) SLA
3 28 (1.70%) QA
4 23 (1.39%) GDPR
5 14 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 12 (0.73%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.061%) GPG13
10 1 (0.061%) P3O
System Software
1 257 (15.58%) Active Directory
2 106 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (4.24%) Docker
4 53 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (2.91%) vSphere
6 47 (2.85%) Hyper-V
7 32 (1.94%) Oracle RAC
8 28 (1.70%) Virtual Machines
9 25 (1.52%) XenApp
10 19 (1.15%) NFS
11 16 (0.97%) Samba
11 16 (0.97%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.79%) Firmware
12 13 (0.79%) KVM
13 9 (0.55%) HDFS
14 8 (0.48%) Squid
14 8 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 7 (0.42%) iptables
16 6 (0.36%) Postfix
17 5 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 109 (6.61%) Puppet
2 84 (5.09%) Ansible
3 69 (4.18%) SCCM
4 53 (3.21%) Nagios
5 37 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 30 (1.82%) SCOM
6 30 (1.82%) Terraform
7 29 (1.76%) Kubernetes
8 24 (1.45%) WSUS
9 20 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 19 (1.15%) vCenter Server
11 17 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
12 16 (0.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 15 (0.91%) HAProxy
13 15 (0.91%) Icinga
14 14 (0.85%) NetBackup
15 13 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
15 13 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
16 9 (0.55%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 302 (18.30%) Microsoft
2 186 (11.27%) VMware
3 176 (10.67%) Oracle
4 150 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 77 (4.67%) Salesforce.com
6 65 (3.94%) HP
7 58 (3.52%) SAP
8 57 (3.45%) IBM
9 53 (3.21%) ServiceNow
10 42 (2.55%) Citrix
11 41 (2.48%) Cisco
12 35 (2.12%) Atlassian
13 31 (1.88%) EMC
14 30 (1.82%) NetApp
14 30 (1.82%) Remedy
15 24 (1.45%) Veeam
16 22 (1.33%) Teradata
17 20 (1.21%) BMC
17 20 (1.21%) Veritas
18 19 (1.15%) Cloudera