The median contractor rate for a Administrator was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 94 84
Rank change year-on-year -36 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 877 1304 1355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.89% 2.33% 2.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.00% 2.45% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 836 794
Median daily rate £353 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.01% +10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £175 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 54 96
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.60 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.33% -2.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.35 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £12.75 £13.62
% change year-on-year +11.76% -6.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43793 53164 53820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.58% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28457 34706 32620
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1456 1552 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £16.60
% change year-on-year -5.40% +11.44%  

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 April 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 3 months to 24 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the UK

Administrator
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -38 807 £363 +0.69% 269
London -44 316 £375 - 109
South East -15 201 £375 +13.63% 58
North West +39 65 £338 -10.00% 20
West Midlands +17 63 £350 - 19
Hampshire +16 53 £351 +22.98% 7
South West -1 53 £300 -9.43% 18
Berkshire +7 44 £400 +6.66% 15
Surrey -22 44 £400 - 13
City of London -33 43 £425 +17.24% 28
Scotland -5 41 £345 -4.16% 9
East of England -21 37 £275 -14.06% 19
Manchester +16 30 £338 -15.62% 11
Yorkshire -28 30 £375 -6.25% 16
East Midlands -12 26 £325 +18.18% 8
Edinburgh -13 25 £375 -6.25% 4
Oxfordshire -9 19 £375 +50.00% 6
Buckinghamshire -10 17 £330 +28.78% 4
West Yorkshire -28 17 £375 -11.76% 8
Wiltshire +3 16 £230 -30.56% 3
Cheshire +29 15 £200 -44.44% 5
North East +8 14 £413 +153.84% 2
West Sussex -4 14 £250 -23.66% 3
Reading +16 12 £425 +25.00% 5
Tyne and Wear +12 12 £413 +153.84% 2
Leeds -2 12 £363 -9.37% 6
Bristol -7 12 £325 -8.77% 6
Milton Keynes -7 12 £330 -8.96% 2
Sheffield +17 11 £350 -23.49% 5
South Yorkshire +4 11 £350 -1.40% 5

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 640 (32.92%) Linux
2 379 (19.50%) Finance
3 365 (18.78%) Windows
4 351 (18.06%) Microsoft
5 341 (17.54%) Unix
6 317 (16.31%) Red Hat
7 307 (15.79%) SQL
8 294 (15.12%) Oracle
9 269 (13.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 257 (13.22%) VMware
11 213 (10.96%) Active Directory
12 210 (10.80%) SQL Server
13 196 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
14 186 (9.57%) ITIL
15 174 (8.95%) Python
16 167 (8.59%) SharePoint
17 164 (8.44%) Security Cleared
18 160 (8.23%) SAN
19 157 (8.08%) Puppet
20 155 (7.97%) Migration
21 148 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
22 144 (7.41%) Solaris
23 143 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
24 138 (7.10%) Perl
25 131 (6.74%) Bash Shell
26 128 (6.58%) Windows Server
27 127 (6.53%) Change Management
28 124 (6.38%) PowerShell
29 122 (6.28%) Banking
29 122 (6.28%) 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
1 167 (8.59%) SharePoint
2 99 (5.09%) Apache
3 54 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 53 (2.73%) MS Exchange
5 48 (2.47%) SharePoint 2013
6 47 (2.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 44 (2.26%) JBoss
8 42 (2.16%) WebSphere
9 40 (2.06%) Apache Spark
10 39 (2.01%) IIS
11 29 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
12 28 (1.44%) WebLogic
13 27 (1.39%) SAS
14 26 (1.34%) Confluence
15 23 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
15 23 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
16 21 (1.08%) Skype for Business
17 20 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
18 19 (0.98%) nginx
19 18 (0.93%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 196 (10.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 143 (7.36%) Microsoft Office
3 104 (5.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 40 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
5 28 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 16 (0.82%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.21%) HipChat
7 4 (0.21%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.10%) InDesign
8 2 (0.10%) Maya
8 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.051%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.051%) Mozilla Thunderbird
9 1 (0.051%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 14 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (0.62%) SAP BPC
2 12 (0.62%) SAP MII
3 11 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
3 11 (0.57%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.31%) HFM
4 6 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
5 5 (0.26%) Oracle Financials
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
6 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.21%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
7 3 (0.15%) NetSuite
7 3 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
7 3 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 3 (0.15%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.04%) Office 365
2 95 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 78 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 30 (1.54%) SaaS
5 27 (1.39%) IaaS
6 23 (1.18%) PaaS
7 19 (0.98%) GitHub
8 17 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
9 15 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 15 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 14 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
12 8 (0.41%) SuccessFactors
13 7 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
14 6 (0.31%) G Suite
14 6 (0.31%) Mimecast
15 5 (0.26%) Yammer
16 4 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
16 4 (0.21%) OpenShift
16 4 (0.21%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 160 (8.23%) SAN
2 115 (5.92%) DNS
3 95 (4.89%) LDAP
4 82 (4.22%) Firewall
5 79 (4.06%) NAS
6 75 (3.86%) TCP/IP
7 58 (2.98%) Internet
8 44 (2.26%) DHCP
9 38 (1.95%) Intranet
10 37 (1.90%) LAN
10 37 (1.90%) VPN
11 36 (1.85%) Kerberos
12 35 (1.80%) WAN
13 34 (1.75%) HTTP
14 28 (1.44%) SSH
15 26 (1.34%) Network Security
15 26 (1.34%) SSL
16 25 (1.29%) Ethernet
17 23 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
18 19 (0.98%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 210 (10.80%) SQL Server
2 106 (5.45%) Hadoop
3 82 (4.22%) MySQL
4 78 (4.01%) Oracle Database
5 63 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 62 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 59 (3.03%) Big Data
8 58 (2.98%) PostgreSQL
9 57 (2.93%) Apache Hive
10 52 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
11 41 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 35 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
13 30 (1.54%) DB2
13 30 (1.54%) MongoDB
13 30 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
14 29 (1.49%) HBase
15 28 (1.44%) Relational Database
16 26 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
16 26 (1.34%) Oracle Reports
17 25 (1.29%) Impala
Development Applications
1 65 (3.34%) Jenkins
2 50 (2.57%) JIRA
3 49 (2.52%) Git (software)
4 24 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
5 19 (0.98%) Subversion
6 17 (0.87%) Sonatype Nexus
7 13 (0.67%) GitLab
8 12 (0.62%) Hudson
8 12 (0.62%) NWDI
9 7 (0.36%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 6 (0.31%) Toad
11 5 (0.26%) Eclipse
11 5 (0.26%) Gradle
11 5 (0.26%) Selenium
12 4 (0.21%) Maven
13 3 (0.15%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.15%) MSI
13 3 (0.15%) TeamCity
13 3 (0.15%) Vagrant
General
1 379 (19.50%) Finance
2 122 (6.28%) Banking
3 77 (3.96%) Telecoms
4 48 (2.47%) Legal
5 31 (1.59%) Law
6 30 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 30 (1.54%) Marketing
7 29 (1.49%) Advertising
8 28 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 28 (1.44%) Retail
9 22 (1.13%) Publishing
10 20 (1.03%) Financial Institution
11 12 (0.62%) Electronics
12 10 (0.51%) Back Office
13 6 (0.31%) Local Government
14 4 (0.21%) Billing
14 4 (0.21%) Games
14 4 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
15 3 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.15%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (2.31%) HTML
2 35 (1.80%) Web Services
3 33 (1.70%) Kafka
3 33 (1.70%) Middleware
4 24 (1.23%) CSS
5 21 (1.08%) LAMP
6 20 (1.03%) .NET
7 17 (0.87%) XML
8 16 (0.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
10 12 (0.62%) Mason
10 12 (0.62%) REST
10 12 (0.62%) SAP Basis
11 10 (0.51%) Elastic Stack
11 10 (0.51%) J2EE
11 10 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
12 9 (0.46%) SOAP
13 8 (0.41%) JMS
14 7 (0.36%) SAML
14 7 (0.36%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 99 (5.09%) Analytical Skills
2 75 (3.86%) Clustering
3 67 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 66 (3.40%) Management Information System
4 66 (3.40%) Replication
5 41 (2.11%) Enterprise Storage
6 19 (0.98%) CMDB
7 17 (0.87%) EMC VNX
8 16 (0.82%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (0.82%) User Experience
9 13 (0.67%) Mainframe
10 11 (0.57%) Computer Science
10 11 (0.57%) Driving Licence
10 11 (0.57%) Learning Management System
10 11 (0.57%) NHS
11 9 (0.46%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.41%) Fintech
13 7 (0.36%) Client/Server
13 7 (0.36%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.36%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 640 (32.92%) Linux
2 365 (18.78%) Windows
3 341 (17.54%) Unix
4 269 (13.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 144 (7.41%) Solaris
6 128 (6.58%) Windows Server
7 98 (5.04%) CentOS
8 88 (4.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 83 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 60 (3.09%) Ubuntu
11 58 (2.98%) AIX
12 39 (2.01%) Windows 7
13 36 (1.85%) Debian
14 29 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (1.23%) SUSE
16 17 (0.87%) Windows 10
17 15 (0.77%) HPUX
17 15 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 14 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
19 7 (0.36%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (9.57%) ITIL
2 155 (7.97%) Migration
3 127 (6.53%) Change Management
4 122 (6.28%) DevOps
5 120 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
6 107 (5.50%) High Availability
7 96 (4.94%) Project Management
8 92 (4.73%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
9 88 (4.53%) Configuration Management
10 80 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
11 67 (3.45%) Change Control
12 64 (3.29%) Data Management
13 59 (3.03%) Workflow
14 55 (2.83%) Service Delivery
15 54 (2.78%) Problem Management
16 51 (2.62%) Service Management
17 47 (2.42%) Analytics
17 47 (2.42%) Continuous Improvement
17 47 (2.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 307 (15.79%) SQL
2 174 (8.95%) Python
3 138 (7.10%) Perl
4 131 (6.74%) Bash Shell
5 124 (6.38%) PowerShell
6 91 (4.68%) Java
7 76 (3.91%) Shell Script
8 41 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 41 (2.11%) T-SQL
9 40 (2.06%) Ruby
10 29 (1.49%) PHP
11 26 (1.34%) PL/SQL
12 22 (1.13%) Korn
13 17 (0.87%) VB
14 15 (0.77%) C
14 15 (0.77%) C#
15 14 (0.72%) Apex Code
15 14 (0.72%) C++
15 14 (0.72%) R
16 12 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 164 (8.44%) Security Cleared
2 122 (6.28%) SC Cleared
3 56 (2.88%) Degree
4 31 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
5 24 (1.23%) DV Cleared
6 23 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (1.03%) CCNA
8 17 (0.87%) CISSP
9 16 (0.82%) MCSE
10 14 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (0.72%) CCNP
10 14 (0.72%) RHCE
11 11 (0.57%) RHCSA
11 11 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.46%) HND
13 9 (0.46%) MCITP
14 7 (0.36%) BC Cleared
14 7 (0.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.31%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (3.19%) PMO
2 55 (2.83%) SLA
3 19 (0.98%) QA
4 16 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 16 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (0.62%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.10%) BS25999
7 2 (0.10%) GCP
7 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.051%) GDPR
8 1 (0.051%) GPG for Computer-Based Electronic Evidence
8 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.051%) SEPA
System Software
1 213 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 148 (7.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (3.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 56 (2.88%) NFS
5 43 (2.21%) HDFS
6 42 (2.16%) vSphere
7 41 (2.11%) Veritas File System
7 41 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (2.06%) Docker
9 34 (1.75%) Hyper-V
10 30 (1.54%) Oracle RAC
11 27 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 26 (1.34%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 24 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
14 20 (1.03%) VMware ESX
15 17 (0.87%) Apache Flume
16 16 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
17 13 (0.67%) GPFS
18 12 (0.62%) XenApp
19 10 (0.51%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 157 (8.08%) Puppet
2 84 (4.32%) Ansible
2 84 (4.32%) Nagios
3 63 (3.24%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.52%) SCCM
5 39 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 31 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
7 25 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
8 24 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
8 24 (1.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 22 (1.13%) Oozie
10 21 (1.08%) SCOM
11 20 (1.03%) Data Guard
11 20 (1.03%) vCenter Server
12 19 (0.98%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 19 (0.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 16 (0.82%) Red Hat Spacewalk
13 16 (0.82%) WSUS
14 13 (0.67%) EMC Navisphere
14 13 (0.67%) Kibana
Vendors
1 351 (18.06%) Microsoft
2 317 (16.31%) Red Hat
3 294 (15.12%) Oracle
4 257 (13.22%) VMware
5 106 (5.45%) Cisco
6 91 (4.68%) Veritas
7 87 (4.48%) SAP
8 82 (4.22%) HP
9 77 (3.96%) NetApp
10 76 (3.91%) EMC
11 73 (3.76%) Sun
12 70 (3.60%) IBM
13 65 (3.34%) Salesforce.com
14 57 (2.93%) Cloudera
15 56 (2.88%) ServiceNow
16 41 (2.11%) Symantec
17 39 (2.01%) Citrix
18 29 (1.49%) Brocade
18 29 (1.49%) Splunk
19 28 (1.44%) Sybase
London
Ebury
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Care Futures
Rate: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
South East
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Greater Manchester
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day 3 Months initially
Posted: 5 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: Up to £100 per day Up to £100 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bolton, Lancashire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Rate: £10 - £13 per hour
Posted: 20 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Rate: £230 - £250 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
IBM Client Innovation Centre
Rate: From £33,800 to £39,200 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Yoh
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Grangemouth, Stirlingshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £120.00 - £140.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £10.57 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Barnet, Hertfordshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £10 - £17 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago