Period
to 26 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 93 85
Rank change year-on-year -31 -8 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1998 2619 2802
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.02% 2.45% 2.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 2.59% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1156 1667 1688
UK median daily rate £350 £364 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +4.10% +7.69%
10th Percentile £170 £180 £163
90th Percentile £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 117 229
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.25 £9.23 £9.45
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.60 £40.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £13.60
% change year-on-year +6.66% - -15.03%

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 93868 101216 107416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 61421 66072 68083
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2807 3193 4096
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.42 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.25 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +6.06%

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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017.

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 26 September 2017. 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 -26 1877 £350 -4.11% 133
UK excluding London -7 1229 £350 - 97
London -50 743 £375 -3.23% 42
South East +1 477 £350 - 26
North of England -8 256 £350 - 30
Midlands +20 165 £300 -14.36% 15
North West +13 129 £358 -2.05% 15
East of England -6 119 £290 -9.38% 9
South West -6 117 £350 +1.45% 11
West Midlands +16 103 £260 -25.71% 9
Yorkshire -12 90 £375 -6.25% 14
Scotland -38 74 £308 -0.81% 2
East Midlands +6 60 £363 +20.83% 6
North East +9 37 £325 +13.04% 1
Northern Ireland -41 11 £315 -16.00% 3
Wales -6 9 £405 +11.72% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 2017, 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.

1 670 (33.53%) Linux
2 487 (24.37%) Windows
3 409 (20.47%) Unix
4 357 (17.87%) Finance
5 342 (17.12%) Microsoft
6 315 (15.77%) VMware
7 310 (15.52%) Active Directory
8 277 (13.86%) Red Hat
8 277 (13.86%) Oracle
9 276 (13.81%) SQL
10 242 (12.11%) Windows Server
11 239 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 229 (11.46%) Security Cleared
13 193 (9.66%) SQL Server
14 184 (9.21%) ITIL
15 182 (9.11%) Python
16 180 (9.01%) Migration
17 177 (8.86%) Banking
17 177 (8.86%) SharePoint
18 167 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
19 160 (8.01%) Puppet
20 154 (7.71%) SC Cleared
21 153 (7.66%) PowerShell
21 153 (7.66%) SAN
22 150 (7.51%) Solaris
23 149 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
24 144 (7.21%) Office 365
25 136 (6.81%) Perl
26 135 (6.76%) Shell Script
27 132 (6.61%) Agile Software Development

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
1 177 (8.86%) SharePoint
2 76 (3.80%) MS Exchange
3 67 (3.35%) Apache
4 53 (2.65%) Tomcat
5 50 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 50 (2.50%) WebLogic
6 40 (2.00%) JBoss
6 40 (2.00%) SAS
6 40 (2.00%) WebSphere
7 39 (1.95%) SharePoint 2010
8 38 (1.90%) IIS
9 36 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 23 (1.15%) Apache Spark
11 22 (1.10%) Confluence
11 22 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
12 21 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
13 18 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 16 (0.80%) CMS
14 16 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
15 15 (0.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 149 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 122 (6.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 29 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
5 18 (0.90%) MS Visio
6 14 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
7 11 (0.55%) InfoPath
8 6 (0.30%) Houdini
8 6 (0.30%) Maya
8 6 (0.30%) NUKE
8 6 (0.30%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 2 (0.10%) Stata
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.050%) InDesign
10 1 (0.050%) Mozilla Thunderbird
10 1 (0.050%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.55%) NetSuite
5 7 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Retail
6 6 (0.30%) Oracle Utilities
7 5 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
7 5 (0.25%) Siebel CRM
8 4 (0.20%) CODA-Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
8 4 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
8 4 (0.20%) Temenos T24
9 3 (0.15%) OPENHousing
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Assets
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
9 3 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.21%) Office 365
2 108 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 87 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 22 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (1.00%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 18 (0.90%) PaaS
7 16 (0.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 15 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.60%) IaaS
10 11 (0.55%) FinancialForce.com
11 10 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (0.50%) Force.com
11 10 (0.50%) SaaS
12 9 (0.45%) Amazon S3
12 9 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.45%) OneDrive
13 8 (0.40%) G Suite
13 8 (0.40%) GitHub
14 7 (0.35%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.35%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 153 (7.66%) SAN
2 130 (6.51%) DNS
3 129 (6.46%) Firewall
4 93 (4.65%) LDAP
5 74 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 65 (3.25%) LAN
7 64 (3.20%) NAS
8 50 (2.50%) DHCP
9 46 (2.30%) VPN
9 46 (2.30%) WAN
10 38 (1.90%) Kerberos
11 36 (1.80%) Internet
12 30 (1.50%) HTTP
13 24 (1.20%) SSL
14 22 (1.10%) Network Security
15 20 (1.00%) Intranet
16 18 (0.90%) Ethernet
16 18 (0.90%) Fibre Channel
17 16 (0.80%) SSH
18 14 (0.70%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 193 (9.66%) SQL Server
2 97 (4.85%) Hadoop
3 91 (4.55%) MySQL
4 87 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 59 (2.95%) DB2
5 59 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.35%) Big Data
7 44 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 41 (2.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 40 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
10 39 (1.95%) Apache Hive
11 38 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
12 34 (1.70%) MongoDB
13 31 (1.55%) RDBMS
14 30 (1.50%) Oracle Database 12c
15 29 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
17 27 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
18 26 (1.30%) HBase
19 20 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 59 (2.95%) Git (software)
2 53 (2.65%) JIRA
3 49 (2.45%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (0.75%) Hudson
6 14 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 14 (0.70%) GitLab
6 14 (0.70%) Subversion
7 11 (0.55%) Ant
8 10 (0.50%) Artifactory
8 10 (0.50%) SoapUI
9 9 (0.45%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (0.40%) Selenium
11 7 (0.35%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.30%) Bitbucket
12 6 (0.30%) Maven
13 4 (0.20%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.20%) Talend Open Studio
13 4 (0.20%) Vagrant
General
1 357 (17.87%) Finance
2 177 (8.86%) Banking
3 71 (3.55%) Telecoms
4 58 (2.90%) Marketing
5 46 (2.30%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.05%) Retail
7 38 (1.90%) Manufacturing
8 31 (1.55%) Legal
9 30 (1.50%) Electronics
10 20 (1.00%) Financial Institution
10 20 (1.00%) Publishing
11 18 (0.90%) Advertising
12 15 (0.75%) Law
13 12 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.40%) Billing
15 7 (0.35%) Local Government
16 5 (0.25%) Back Office
16 5 (0.25%) Military
17 4 (0.20%) Aerospace
17 4 (0.20%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.35%) Middleware
2 22 (1.10%) .NET
2 22 (1.10%) Kafka
2 22 (1.10%) LAMP
3 21 (1.05%) JSON
4 20 (1.00%) XML
5 16 (0.80%) HTML
6 15 (0.75%) ODBC
6 15 (0.75%) Web Services
7 13 (0.65%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (0.60%) Mason
9 11 (0.55%) Ajax
9 11 (0.55%) CSS
9 11 (0.55%) J2EE
10 10 (0.50%) IBM Integration Bus
11 9 (0.45%) LAPP Stack
11 9 (0.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 8 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.40%) Regular Expression
12 8 (0.40%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 105 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 99 (4.95%) Clustering
3 92 (4.60%) Data Centre
4 63 (3.15%) Replication
5 48 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 46 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 25 (1.25%) PKI
8 23 (1.15%) Linux Command Line
9 21 (1.05%) CMDB
10 19 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 18 (0.90%) SWIFT
11 18 (0.90%) User Experience
12 14 (0.70%) Public Cloud
13 13 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (0.65%) Virtual Team
14 11 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
14 11 (0.55%) Fat Client
14 11 (0.55%) Thin Client
15 10 (0.50%) iSeries
16 9 (0.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 670 (33.53%) Linux
2 487 (24.37%) Windows
3 409 (20.47%) Unix
4 242 (12.11%) Windows Server
5 239 (11.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 150 (7.51%) Solaris
7 125 (6.26%) CentOS
8 104 (5.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 100 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 97 (4.85%) Ubuntu
11 81 (4.05%) AIX
12 72 (3.60%) Windows 7
13 42 (2.10%) Debian
14 40 (2.00%) Windows 10
15 33 (1.65%) SUSE
16 28 (1.40%) HPUX
17 21 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (0.70%) Apple iOS
19 9 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
20 8 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (9.21%) ITIL
2 180 (9.01%) Migration
3 132 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
4 128 (6.41%) DevOps
5 122 (6.11%) Performance Tuning
6 100 (5.01%) Change Management
7 89 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 81 (4.05%) High Availability
8 81 (4.05%) Project Management
9 75 (3.75%) Configuration Management
10 67 (3.35%) Business Intelligence
11 66 (3.30%) Analytics
12 59 (2.95%) Stakeholder Management
13 55 (2.75%) CRM
14 51 (2.55%) Performance Monitoring
15 50 (2.50%) ETL
15 50 (2.50%) Workflow
16 48 (2.40%) Incident Management
17 47 (2.35%) Programme Management
18 45 (2.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 276 (13.81%) SQL
2 182 (9.11%) Python
3 153 (7.66%) PowerShell
4 136 (6.81%) Perl
5 135 (6.76%) Shell Script
6 116 (5.81%) Bash Shell
7 97 (4.85%) Java
8 59 (2.95%) Ruby
9 37 (1.85%) Korn
10 22 (1.10%) T-SQL
11 21 (1.05%) Apex Code
12 19 (0.95%) JavaScript
13 17 (0.85%) PHP
14 16 (0.80%) VB
15 14 (0.70%) C
16 13 (0.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 11 (0.55%) PL/SQL
18 10 (0.50%) SOQL
19 9 (0.45%) AWK
19 9 (0.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 229 (11.46%) Security Cleared
2 154 (7.71%) SC Cleared
3 86 (4.30%) Degree
4 59 (2.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 36 (1.80%) DV Cleared
6 27 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 24 (1.20%) RHCE
8 23 (1.15%) MCSE
9 18 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (0.90%) RHCSA
10 15 (0.75%) CCNA
10 15 (0.75%) MySQL Certification
11 14 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 11 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
13 10 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (0.50%) OCP
14 9 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (0.45%) MCITP
14 9 (0.45%) MCSA
15 8 (0.40%) NVQ Level 4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.40%) PMO
2 33 (1.65%) SLA
3 32 (1.60%) QA
4 14 (0.70%) Data Quality
4 14 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 14 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.35%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.30%) MiFID
7 5 (0.25%) GCP
7 5 (0.25%) GDPR
8 3 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.10%) AS 2805
9 2 (0.10%) GPG13
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 8583
9 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.050%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.050%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 310 (15.52%) Active Directory
2 167 (8.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (2.90%) vSphere
4 48 (2.40%) Virtual Machines
4 48 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
5 47 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 44 (2.20%) NFS
7 40 (2.00%) HDFS
8 37 (1.85%) Xen
9 29 (1.45%) Apache Flume
10 28 (1.40%) Samba
11 26 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 26 (1.30%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (1.15%) Docker
13 22 (1.10%) KVM
14 21 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
15 20 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 18 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 16 (0.80%) XenApp
18 15 (0.75%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 160 (8.01%) Puppet
2 118 (5.91%) Ansible
3 64 (3.20%) SCCM
4 61 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (2.45%) Nagios
5 49 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 39 (1.95%) SCOM
7 27 (1.35%) vCenter Server
8 26 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
8 26 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 20 (1.00%) Hadoop YARN
10 17 (0.85%) Control-M
10 17 (0.85%) Oozie
10 17 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
11 16 (0.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 16 (0.80%) WSUS
11 16 (0.80%) yum
12 15 (0.75%) Terraform
13 14 (0.70%) Ambari
14 12 (0.60%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 342 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 315 (15.77%) VMware
3 277 (13.86%) Oracle
3 277 (13.86%) Red Hat
4 99 (4.95%) HP
5 98 (4.90%) Cisco
6 88 (4.40%) Salesforce.com
7 86 (4.30%) SAP
8 69 (3.45%) Citrix
9 68 (3.40%) IBM
9 68 (3.40%) ServiceNow
10 64 (3.20%) Veritas
11 59 (2.95%) EMC
12 58 (2.90%) NetApp
13 52 (2.60%) Cloudera
14 47 (2.35%) Splunk
15 45 (2.25%) Sun
16 36 (1.80%) Remedy
17 29 (1.45%) Symantec
18 27 (1.35%) Brocade