Period
to 2 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

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
2 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 170 168 167
Rank change year-on-year -2 -1 -59
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 934 1,636 1,682
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.51% 1.70% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.61% 1.79% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 1,044 999
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% +0.13% +3.31%
10th Percentile £144 £171 £163
90th Percentile £538 £538 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 83 115
Median hourly rate £14.25 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £10.08 £9.26 £9.98
90th Percentile £30.50 £41.90 £44.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.55 £14.25
% change year-on-year -0.35% -4.93% +4.82%

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 58,014 91,276 96,527
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.68% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,877 60,451 63,602
Median daily rate £460 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £228 £273 £263
90th Percentile £650 £650 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,477 2,821 2,915
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +0.54% +0.54%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.04 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.00% - -

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Daily rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Administrator.

Hourly rate trend for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Administrator over the 6 months to 2 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 18 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 2 April 2020. 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 -8 821 £400 +3.23% 359
UK excluding London -16 590 £400 +6.67% 283
London +7 310 £375 -6.25% 102
South East +12 163 £385 -0.65% 104
North of England +33 142 £450 +23.29% 53
North West +45 89 £488 +42.86% 22
Midlands +5 71 £393 +8.28% 37
South West -39 71 £406 -4.41% 27
Scotland -10 60 £288 -16.36% 12
East of England -11 58 £350 -4.76% 37
West Midlands +30 53 £375 +4.17% 30
Yorkshire +8 50 £400 +6.67% 22
Work from Home +14 28 £419 +28.85% 14
Wales +29 19 £125 -68.75% 10
East Midlands -19 16 £400 +6.67% 7
North East -9 5 £650 +73.33% 9
Northern Ireland +8 3 - - 3
Channel Islands - 3 £225 - 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 April 2020, 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.

1 189 (20.24%) Windows
2 184 (19.70%) Linux
3 179 (19.16%) Microsoft
4 131 (14.03%) Finance
5 118 (12.63%) Security Cleared
6 111 (11.88%) Migration
7 110 (11.78%) Active Directory
8 102 (10.92%) SQL
9 99 (10.60%) Azure
10 96 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
11 95 (10.17%) Oracle
12 93 (9.96%) ITIL
12 93 (9.96%) Office 365
13 88 (9.42%) Unix
14 85 (9.10%) SC Cleared
15 84 (8.99%) SharePoint
15 84 (8.99%) VMware
16 83 (8.89%) SQL Server
17 82 (8.78%) Windows Server
18 77 (8.24%) PowerShell
19 71 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
20 70 (7.49%) DevOps
21 66 (7.07%) AWS
22 65 (6.96%) Firewall
23 64 (6.85%) Red Hat
23 64 (6.85%) Python
23 64 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
24 58 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
24 58 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
25 53 (5.67%) Salesforce.com

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 84 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 25 (2.68%) IIS
2 25 (2.68%) SAS
3 24 (2.57%) Confluence
4 15 (1.61%) Apache
4 15 (1.61%) CMS
4 15 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (1.28%) MS Exchange
6 9 (0.96%) IBM Notes
6 9 (0.96%) Tomcat
7 7 (0.75%) Apache Pig
7 7 (0.75%) OpenStack
7 7 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
7 7 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 6 (0.64%) IBM Domino
8 6 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.54%) Documentum
9 5 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 96 (10.28%) Microsoft Excel
2 71 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
3 22 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 14 (1.50%) Windchill
5 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
6 6 (0.64%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.43%) PTC Creo
8 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.11%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 17 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.39%) assyst
3 12 (1.28%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.43%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.32%) Magento
8 2 (0.21%) ContrOCC
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
8 2 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
8 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
9 1 (0.11%) Carpe Diem
9 1 (0.11%) CSG Singleview
9 1 (0.11%) Dynamics GP
9 1 (0.11%) Elite 3E
9 1 (0.11%) HealthRoster
9 1 (0.11%) iTrent
9 1 (0.11%) JDE OneWorld
Cloud Services
1 99 (10.60%) Azure
2 93 (9.96%) Office 365
3 66 (7.07%) AWS
4 29 (3.10%) Power Platform
5 20 (2.14%) Azure Active Directory
6 14 (1.50%) OneDrive
7 11 (1.18%) G Suite
7 11 (1.18%) GCP
7 11 (1.18%) PaaS
8 10 (1.07%) PowerApps
9 9 (0.96%) Amazon S3
10 7 (0.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 6 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 6 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (0.64%) SaaS
11 6 (0.64%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 5 (0.54%) IaaS
13 4 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 65 (6.96%) Firewall
2 44 (4.71%) DNS
3 32 (3.43%) DHCP
4 29 (3.10%) VPN
5 24 (2.57%) SAN
5 24 (2.57%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (1.93%) Wireshark
8 17 (1.82%) Ethernet
8 17 (1.82%) Internet
8 17 (1.82%) WAN
9 15 (1.61%) LAN
9 15 (1.61%) OSPF
10 13 (1.39%) SSH
11 12 (1.28%) IPv4
11 12 (1.28%) IPv6
11 12 (1.28%) VXLAN
12 9 (0.96%) NAS
13 8 (0.86%) Network Security
13 8 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 50 (5.35%) Oracle Database
3 40 (4.28%) Hadoop
4 30 (3.21%) MySQL
5 26 (2.78%) Big Data
6 22 (2.36%) Power BI
7 20 (2.14%) Relational Database
7 20 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
9 17 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (1.50%) DB2
12 13 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
13 11 (1.18%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
14 10 (1.07%) Apache Hive
14 10 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
15 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 8 (0.86%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 37 (3.96%) JIRA
2 28 (3.00%) Jenkins
3 15 (1.61%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.39%) GitLab
5 5 (0.54%) Bitbucket
5 5 (0.54%) Subversion
6 4 (0.43%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (0.32%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.32%) MSI
8 2 (0.21%) Gerrit
8 2 (0.21%) Hudson
8 2 (0.21%) Selenium
8 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.11%) CircleCI
9 1 (0.11%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.11%) GoCD
9 1 (0.11%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.11%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
General
1 131 (14.03%) Finance
2 47 (5.03%) Public Sector
3 39 (4.18%) Banking
4 25 (2.68%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.93%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.93%) Marketing
6 16 (1.71%) Retail
7 12 (1.28%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.18%) Legal
9 10 (1.07%) Mandarin Language
10 8 (0.86%) German Language
10 8 (0.86%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.86%) Retail Banking
11 7 (0.75%) Automotive
11 7 (0.75%) Billing
11 7 (0.75%) Games
12 6 (0.64%) Law
13 4 (0.43%) Corporate Banking
14 3 (0.32%) Advertising
14 3 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.78%) HTML
2 25 (2.68%) LDAP
3 20 (2.14%) Web Services
4 13 (1.39%) .NET
5 10 (1.07%) CSS
5 10 (1.07%) Middleware
6 8 (0.86%) J2EE
6 8 (0.86%) JSP
6 8 (0.86%) Spring
7 7 (0.75%) LAMP
7 7 (0.75%) XML
8 6 (0.64%) Apache NiFi
8 6 (0.64%) Regular Expression
9 5 (0.54%) REST
10 4 (0.43%) EDI
10 4 (0.43%) Kafka
11 3 (0.32%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (0.32%) SOAP
12 2 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (6.85%) Analytical Skills
2 46 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 28 (3.00%) Data Centre
4 18 (1.93%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (1.82%) Clustering
6 11 (1.18%) Learning Management System
6 11 (1.18%) LIMS
7 8 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 8 (0.86%) NHS
7 8 (0.86%) Replication
8 7 (0.75%) CMDB
8 7 (0.75%) FMCG
8 7 (0.75%) iPhone
9 6 (0.64%) PKI
9 6 (0.64%) Public Cloud
10 5 (0.54%) Analytical Mindset
10 5 (0.54%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.54%) Hybrid Cloud
10 5 (0.54%) iPad
10 5 (0.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 189 (20.24%) Windows
2 184 (19.70%) Linux
3 88 (9.42%) Unix
4 82 (8.78%) Windows Server
5 50 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (3.32%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (3.00%) Solaris
8 26 (2.78%) CentOS
8 26 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (2.14%) Windows 10
10 18 (1.93%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (1.71%) AIX
12 14 (1.50%) Ubuntu
13 9 (0.96%) Windows XP
14 8 (0.86%) Debian
14 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.64%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.64%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 5 (0.54%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (11.88%) Migration
2 93 (9.96%) ITIL
3 70 (7.49%) DevOps
4 58 (6.21%) Agile Software Development
4 58 (6.21%) Problem-Solving
5 45 (4.82%) Change Management
6 37 (3.96%) Business Intelligence
6 37 (3.96%) CRM
7 36 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 33 (3.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (3.43%) High Availability
10 31 (3.32%) Configuration Management
10 31 (3.32%) Service Delivery
11 28 (3.00%) Workflow
12 26 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (2.68%) Scrum
13 25 (2.68%) Service Management
14 23 (2.46%) Analytics
14 23 (2.46%) Validation
15 22 (2.36%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 102 (10.92%) SQL
2 77 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 64 (6.85%) Python
4 47 (5.03%) Java
5 43 (4.60%) Shell Script
6 38 (4.07%) Bash Shell
7 28 (3.00%) Perl
8 20 (2.14%) JavaScript
9 14 (1.50%) PL/SQL
10 13 (1.39%) C
11 9 (0.96%) Ruby
12 8 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 6 (0.64%) PHP
14 4 (0.43%) Groovy
14 4 (0.43%) Scala
15 2 (0.21%) Apex Code
15 2 (0.21%) AWK
15 2 (0.21%) C#
15 2 (0.21%) Go
15 2 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 118 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 85 (9.10%) SC Cleared
3 35 (3.75%) Degree
4 24 (2.57%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (2.46%) CCNP
6 22 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.28%) JNCIP
9 11 (1.18%) MCSA
10 10 (1.07%) MCSE
11 9 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 8 (0.86%) CCNA
13 6 (0.64%) CCA
13 6 (0.64%) MCITP
14 5 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (0.54%) JNCIS
14 5 (0.54%) SAS Certification
15 4 (0.43%) HND
16 3 (0.32%) CCIE
16 3 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.89%) SLA
2 19 (2.03%) Data Quality
3 17 (1.82%) PMO
4 9 (0.96%) GxP
4 9 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 8 (0.86%) GLP
6 6 (0.64%) COBIT
6 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.54%) GDPR
7 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 5 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.43%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.43%) QA
9 3 (0.32%) HL7
10 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 110 (11.78%) Active Directory
2 53 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.75%) Docker
4 24 (2.57%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (2.25%) Hyper-V
6 17 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
6 17 (1.82%) vSphere
7 12 (1.28%) XenApp
8 11 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
10 8 (0.86%) NFS
11 6 (0.64%) Firmware
11 6 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.64%) VMware NSX
12 5 (0.54%) VMFS
13 3 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.32%) LXC
13 3 (0.32%) OCFS2
14 2 (0.21%) Apache Flume
14 2 (0.21%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 53 (5.67%) Ansible
2 47 (5.03%) SCCM
3 36 (3.85%) Puppet
4 28 (3.00%) Terraform
5 18 (1.93%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.93%) Nagios
6 16 (1.71%) Data Guard
7 14 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 12 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 11 (1.18%) NetBackup
11 9 (0.96%) WSUS
12 8 (0.86%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.86%) Packer
13 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (0.75%) Oozie
13 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (0.75%) vCenter Server
14 5 (0.54%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.54%) vMotion
Vendors
1 179 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 95 (10.17%) Oracle
3 84 (8.99%) VMware
4 64 (6.85%) Red Hat
5 53 (5.67%) Salesforce.com
6 36 (3.85%) Cisco
6 36 (3.85%) SAP
7 33 (3.53%) IBM
8 24 (2.57%) ServiceNow
9 20 (2.14%) Juniper
10 18 (1.93%) SolarWinds
11 16 (1.71%) Google
12 15 (1.61%) Citrix
12 15 (1.61%) Cloudera
12 15 (1.61%) Informatica
12 15 (1.61%) Splunk
13 14 (1.50%) NetApp
13 14 (1.50%) Remedy
13 14 (1.50%) Veeam
14 13 (1.39%) Adobe