Period
to 13 December 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 92 97
Rank change year-on-year -49 +5 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1904 2558 2548
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.84% 2.48% 2.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 2.62% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 1634 1492
UK median daily rate £350 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £163
90th Percentile £500 £509 £492
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year - +0.07% +16.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 126 226
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £9.30 £9.25 £9.21
90th Percentile £46.02 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.97 £13.30 £13.60
% change year-on-year +27.58% -2.19% -9.37%

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 98012 97767 106873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.72% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 64916 63784 68168
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2858 3318 4055
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -49 1770 £350 -6.67% 250
UK excluding London -39 1137 £350 - 171
London -74 742 £375 -6.25% 88
South East -17 435 £349 -0.36% 49
North of England -44 217 £350 - 44
Midlands +7 146 £313 -10.71% 32
South West -11 126 £350 +9.38% 18
North West -16 104 £350 +3.70% 26
East of England -37 104 £275 -8.33% 19
West Midlands +1 93 £313 -10.71% 13
Yorkshire -22 90 £375 +2.04% 15
Scotland -36 71 £363 +6.62% 7
East Midlands +7 52 £338 - 19
Wales +12 23 £379 -8.18% 1
North East -23 23 £278 -15.40% 3
Northern Ireland -25 14 £350 -6.67% 1
Channel Islands - 1 - -

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 608 (31.93%) Linux
2 488 (25.63%) Windows
3 363 (19.07%) Unix
4 350 (18.38%) Microsoft
5 326 (17.12%) Finance
6 269 (14.13%) Active Directory
7 265 (13.92%) SQL
8 256 (13.45%) Red Hat
9 252 (13.24%) Oracle
10 244 (12.82%) VMware
11 242 (12.71%) Windows Server
12 207 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 204 (10.71%) Security Cleared
14 190 (9.98%) SQL Server
15 187 (9.82%) Migration
16 177 (9.30%) ITIL
17 173 (9.09%) PowerShell
18 172 (9.03%) SharePoint
19 157 (8.25%) Banking
20 150 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
21 147 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
22 144 (7.56%) Office 365
23 141 (7.41%) Python
24 135 (7.09%) Solaris
25 130 (6.83%) SAN
26 125 (6.57%) SC Cleared
27 124 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
28 123 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
29 122 (6.41%) Puppet
30 120 (6.30%) Shell Script

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
1 172 (9.03%) SharePoint
2 60 (3.15%) Apache
2 60 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 48 (2.52%) Tomcat
4 40 (2.10%) WebLogic
5 39 (2.05%) SAS
6 37 (1.94%) IIS
6 37 (1.94%) JBoss
7 35 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 35 (1.84%) WebSphere
8 28 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
9 24 (1.26%) Apache Spark
10 23 (1.21%) Confluence
11 21 (1.10%) CMS
12 18 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
12 18 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (0.84%) Skype for Business
15 15 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
16 13 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 150 (7.88%) Microsoft Office
2 147 (7.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 44 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 32 (1.68%) Spreadsheet
5 19 (1.00%) MS Visio
6 18 (0.95%) Photoshop
7 13 (0.68%) InfoPath
8 11 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
9 9 (0.47%) Houdini
9 9 (0.47%) Maya
9 9 (0.47%) NUKE
10 2 (0.11%) Adobe Premiere
11 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.63%) NetSuite
4 7 (0.37%) Siebel CRM
5 6 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Assets
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Payables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Receivables
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.21%) Oracle Utilities
7 4 (0.21%) Temenos T24
8 3 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
8 3 (0.16%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
Cloud Services
1 144 (7.56%) Office 365
2 101 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 95 (4.99%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (1.16%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 19 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 19 (1.00%) PaaS
6 16 (0.84%) OneDrive
7 15 (0.79%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 14 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.74%) FinancialForce
9 13 (0.68%) SaaS
10 10 (0.53%) Force.com
10 10 (0.53%) GitHub
10 10 (0.53%) IaaS
11 9 (0.47%) OpenShift
12 8 (0.42%) G Suite
13 7 (0.37%) SuccessFactors
14 5 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 5 (0.26%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 130 (6.83%) SAN
2 114 (5.99%) Firewall
3 113 (5.93%) DNS
4 75 (3.94%) TCP/IP
5 66 (3.47%) LDAP
6 58 (3.05%) NAS
7 52 (2.73%) LAN
8 51 (2.68%) DHCP
9 36 (1.89%) WAN
10 31 (1.63%) HTTP
11 28 (1.47%) Kerberos
11 28 (1.47%) Network Security
12 27 (1.42%) Internet
13 26 (1.37%) Intranet
13 26 (1.37%) SSL
14 25 (1.31%) SSH
15 22 (1.16%) VPN
16 20 (1.05%) SMS
17 16 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
18 15 (0.79%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 190 (9.98%) SQL Server
2 87 (4.57%) Oracle Database
3 81 (4.25%) MySQL
4 73 (3.83%) Hadoop
5 58 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 51 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
7 49 (2.57%) Big Data
8 41 (2.15%) DB2
8 41 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
8 41 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 35 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 33 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
10 33 (1.73%) MongoDB
11 29 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
12 27 (1.42%) RDBMS
13 25 (1.31%) SQL Server 2012
14 24 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
15 23 (1.21%) Apache Hive
16 22 (1.16%) HBase
16 22 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 63 (3.31%) JIRA
2 54 (2.84%) Git (software)
3 41 (2.15%) Jenkins
4 29 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 11 (0.58%) Selenium
6 10 (0.53%) Ant
6 10 (0.53%) Artifactory
6 10 (0.53%) SoapUI
7 9 (0.47%) GitLab
8 8 (0.42%) Hudson
9 7 (0.37%) MSI
10 6 (0.32%) Subversion
10 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
11 5 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (0.26%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
12 4 (0.21%) Vagrant
12 4 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 326 (17.12%) Finance
2 157 (8.25%) Banking
3 63 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.89%) Marketing
5 49 (2.57%) Retail
6 32 (1.68%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.47%) Legal
8 26 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 25 (1.31%) Electronics
10 19 (1.00%) Advertising
11 17 (0.89%) Financial Institution
11 17 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
12 15 (0.79%) Law
13 14 (0.74%) Publishing
14 11 (0.58%) Billing
15 9 (0.47%) Retail Banking
16 4 (0.21%) Spanish Language
17 3 (0.16%) French Language
17 3 (0.16%) Games
17 3 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (1.79%) Middleware
2 31 (1.63%) XML
3 27 (1.42%) Kafka
4 25 (1.31%) LAMP
5 24 (1.26%) HTML
5 24 (1.26%) JSON
5 24 (1.26%) Web Services
6 23 (1.21%) .NET
7 17 (0.89%) Ajax
8 15 (0.79%) CSS
9 14 (0.74%) REST
10 13 (0.68%) SOAP
11 12 (0.63%) ODBC
11 12 (0.63%) WebSphere MQ
12 11 (0.58%) IBM Integration Bus
13 8 (0.42%) LAPP Stack
13 8 (0.42%) Mason
13 8 (0.42%) Regular Expression
13 8 (0.42%) YAML
14 7 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 96 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
2 89 (4.67%) Data Centre
3 87 (4.57%) Clustering
4 55 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 55 (2.89%) Replication
5 42 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 34 (1.79%) Linux Command Line
7 21 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.10%) SWIFT
8 19 (1.00%) PKI
9 17 (0.89%) User Experience
10 16 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
11 14 (0.74%) Mainframe
12 13 (0.68%) CMDB
12 13 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 13 (0.68%) Virtual Team
13 9 (0.47%) Fat Client
13 9 (0.47%) Freedom of Information
13 9 (0.47%) Thin Client
14 8 (0.42%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 608 (31.93%) Linux
2 488 (25.63%) Windows
3 363 (19.07%) Unix
4 242 (12.71%) Windows Server
5 207 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 135 (7.09%) Solaris
7 94 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 94 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (4.67%) CentOS
9 76 (3.99%) AIX
9 76 (3.99%) Windows 7
10 53 (2.78%) Ubuntu
11 52 (2.73%) Windows 10
12 26 (1.37%) HPUX
12 26 (1.37%) SUSE
12 26 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (1.00%) Debian
14 14 (0.74%) Apple iOS
15 9 (0.47%) FreeBSD
16 8 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (9.82%) Migration
2 177 (9.30%) ITIL
3 123 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (5.93%) Performance Tuning
5 105 (5.51%) DevOps
6 94 (4.94%) Project Management
7 93 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 86 (4.52%) Change Management
9 72 (3.78%) Analytics
10 69 (3.62%) CRM
11 66 (3.47%) Configuration Management
12 65 (3.41%) High Availability
13 64 (3.36%) Stakeholder Management
14 58 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
15 54 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
15 54 (2.84%) Service Management
16 53 (2.78%) ETL
17 49 (2.57%) Capacity Planning
17 49 (2.57%) Problem Management
18 46 (2.42%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 265 (13.92%) SQL
2 173 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 141 (7.41%) Python
4 120 (6.30%) Shell Script
5 119 (6.25%) Perl
6 93 (4.88%) Bash Shell
7 73 (3.83%) Java
8 42 (2.21%) Ruby
9 36 (1.89%) Korn
10 31 (1.63%) JavaScript
11 26 (1.37%) T-SQL
12 22 (1.16%) PHP
13 14 (0.74%) Apex Code
13 14 (0.74%) C#
13 14 (0.74%) VB
14 12 (0.63%) C
15 11 (0.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 10 (0.53%) SOQL
16 10 (0.53%) VBScript
17 8 (0.42%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 125 (6.57%) SC Cleared
3 84 (4.41%) Degree
4 49 (2.57%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 30 (1.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 26 (1.37%) MCSE
8 14 (0.74%) MCSA
9 13 (0.68%) MySQL Certification
9 13 (0.68%) RHCE
10 10 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
11 9 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.47%) MCITP
12 8 (0.42%) CCNA
12 8 (0.42%) NVQ Level 4
12 8 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
13 7 (0.37%) DBS Check
13 7 (0.37%) OCP
13 7 (0.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.57%) PMO
2 42 (2.21%) SLA
3 29 (1.52%) QA
4 14 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 12 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
5 12 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.58%) GDPR
7 9 (0.47%) MiFID
8 8 (0.42%) PCI DSS
9 6 (0.32%) GCP
9 6 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 5 (0.26%) ISO 9001
11 4 (0.21%) TARGET2
12 3 (0.16%) AS 2805
12 3 (0.16%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.11%) COBIT
13 2 (0.11%) GPG13
14 1 (0.053%) 21 CFR Part 11
14 1 (0.053%) GAMP
System Software
1 269 (14.13%) Active Directory
2 124 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (2.63%) NFS
4 47 (2.47%) Hyper-V
5 46 (2.42%) vSphere
6 42 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.89%) Xen
8 32 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.52%) Samba
10 28 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
11 26 (1.37%) HDFS
12 25 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 23 (1.21%) Docker
14 19 (1.00%) XenApp
15 18 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
15 18 (0.95%) Veritas File System
16 17 (0.89%) Apache Flume
17 15 (0.79%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 12 (0.63%) KVM
19 9 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 122 (6.41%) Puppet
2 106 (5.57%) Ansible
3 68 (3.57%) SCCM
4 48 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (2.26%) NetBackup
6 40 (2.10%) Nagios
7 30 (1.58%) SCOM
8 27 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 22 (1.16%) vCenter Server
10 21 (1.10%) Control-M
11 18 (0.95%) Hadoop YARN
12 16 (0.84%) Kubernetes
13 14 (0.74%) WSUS
14 13 (0.68%) Ambari
15 12 (0.63%) Backup Exec
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
15 12 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
16 11 (0.58%) Galera Cluster
16 11 (0.58%) Terraform
Vendors
1 350 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 256 (13.45%) Red Hat
3 252 (13.24%) Oracle
4 244 (12.82%) VMware
5 91 (4.78%) Salesforce.com
6 79 (4.15%) SAP
7 76 (3.99%) HP
8 73 (3.83%) Cisco
9 71 (3.73%) IBM
10 70 (3.68%) Citrix
11 67 (3.52%) NetApp
12 62 (3.26%) ServiceNow
13 61 (3.20%) Veritas
14 46 (2.42%) Splunk
15 44 (2.31%) EMC
16 35 (1.84%) Sun
17 32 (1.68%) Remedy
18 28 (1.47%) Symantec
19 27 (1.42%) Cloudera
20 26 (1.37%) McAfee