Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 146 92
Rank change year-on-year -19 -54 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,775 1,918 2,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.86% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.78% 1.96% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,092 1,111 1,629
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £165 £160 £181
90th Percentile £525 £500 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year +7.14% +0.57% -0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 111 128
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.06 £9.31 £9.25
90th Percentile £42.15 £44.00 £40.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.93 £13.60
% change year-on-year -11.40% +24.53% -

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 99,844 98,017 97,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.93% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 66,066 64,939 63,502
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £270 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,088 2,875 3,289
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.35% +1.37% -

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 2018. 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 1,602 £375 +7.14% 572
UK excluding London -10 1,133 £375 +7.14% 407
London -35 612 £385 +2.67% 197
South East -50 325 £375 +7.14% 115
North of England 0 254 £375 +7.14% 92
Midlands -4 164 £375 +19.05% 55
East of England +21 125 £413 +46.02% 55
Yorkshire +14 123 £375 +3.45% 28
South West -33 123 £375 +7.14% 59
Scotland +24 112 £373 +6.43% 14
North West -25 105 £350 - 48
West Midlands -31 85 £365 +19.57% 29
East Midlands +25 78 £375 +13.64% 26
Wales -7 30 £388 +10.71% 16
North East -2 26 £398 +43.89% 16
Northern Ireland +22 5 £475 +35.71% 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, 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.

1 491 (27.66%) Linux
2 421 (23.72%) Windows
3 327 (18.42%) Microsoft
4 292 (16.45%) Active Directory
5 278 (15.66%) Unix
6 267 (15.04%) SQL
7 236 (13.30%) Finance
8 204 (11.49%) VMware
9 202 (11.38%) Oracle
10 195 (10.99%) Security Cleared
11 178 (10.03%) ITIL
11 178 (10.03%) Windows Server
12 173 (9.75%) SQL Server
13 170 (9.58%) PowerShell
14 169 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 166 (9.35%) Red Hat
16 162 (9.13%) Python
17 159 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
18 156 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
19 149 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 145 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
21 144 (8.11%) Office 365
22 137 (7.72%) Migration
22 137 (7.72%) DevOps
23 134 (7.55%) SharePoint
24 129 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
25 127 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
26 124 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
27 120 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
28 118 (6.65%) 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
1 134 (7.55%) SharePoint
2 82 (4.62%) MS Exchange
3 70 (3.94%) Apache
4 48 (2.70%) Confluence
5 42 (2.37%) SharePoint 2013
6 40 (2.25%) IIS
7 36 (2.03%) Tomcat
8 28 (1.58%) nginx
9 27 (1.52%) WebLogic
10 25 (1.41%) WebSphere
11 24 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 23 (1.30%) JBoss
13 21 (1.18%) Skype for Business
14 18 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 17 (0.96%) Apache Spark
16 15 (0.85%) CMS
17 14 (0.79%) Elasticsearch
18 13 (0.73%) SharePoint 2010
19 12 (0.68%) IBM Domino
19 12 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 156 (8.79%) Microsoft Excel
2 127 (7.15%) Microsoft Office
3 53 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.01%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
6 14 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
7 8 (0.45%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.11%) Houdini
8 2 (0.11%) Maya
8 2 (0.11%) NUKE
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.056%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 30 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.45%) SAP Hybris
5 7 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.39%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 5 (0.28%) OPENHousing
8 4 (0.23%) Magento
8 4 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
8 4 (0.23%) SAP ERP
9 3 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
10 2 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
11 1 (0.056%) assyst
11 1 (0.056%) ENOVIA
11 1 (0.056%) ResourceLink
11 1 (0.056%) SAP Business One
11 1 (0.056%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 1 (0.056%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (8.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 144 (8.11%) Office 365
3 115 (6.48%) Amazon AWS
4 59 (3.32%) Azure Active Directory
5 29 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 27 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
7 24 (1.35%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 22 (1.24%) Amazon EC2
9 16 (0.90%) Amazon S3
10 15 (0.85%) IaaS
11 12 (0.68%) Route 53
11 12 (0.68%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 11 (0.62%) PaaS
13 10 (0.56%) Force.com
13 10 (0.56%) SaaS
14 7 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
14 7 (0.39%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
15 6 (0.34%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.35%) DNS
2 88 (4.96%) Firewall
3 65 (3.66%) SAN
4 46 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 43 (2.42%) LAN
6 40 (2.25%) SSL
7 38 (2.14%) DHCP
7 38 (2.14%) Internet
7 38 (2.14%) WAN
8 25 (1.41%) NAS
9 24 (1.35%) Skype
10 21 (1.18%) Kerberos
11 19 (1.07%) SSH
12 18 (1.01%) HTTP
13 17 (0.96%) VPN
14 16 (0.90%) Intranet
15 15 (0.85%) DMZ
16 14 (0.79%) Wireless
17 13 (0.73%) FTP
17 13 (0.73%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 173 (9.75%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.24%) MySQL
3 79 (4.45%) Oracle Database
4 75 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
5 64 (3.61%) Big Data
6 53 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 38 (2.14%) Hadoop
7 38 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 32 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
9 31 (1.75%) MongoDB
9 31 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 28 (1.58%) Oracle Database 12c
11 26 (1.46%) DB2
12 24 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
13 19 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
13 19 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 18 (1.01%) Power BI
15 17 (0.96%) MS Access
15 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 17 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 68 (3.83%) JIRA
2 57 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 57 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 17 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 15 (0.85%) GitLab
5 13 (0.73%) Maven
6 11 (0.62%) Artifactory
6 11 (0.62%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.56%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
7 10 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 9 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.34%) Fiddler
9 6 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
10 5 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
10 5 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
11 4 (0.23%) Subversion
12 3 (0.17%) Ant
12 3 (0.17%) Bitbucket
12 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
General
1 236 (13.30%) Finance
2 74 (4.17%) Banking
3 40 (2.25%) Retail
4 38 (2.14%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.80%) Marketing
6 31 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 18 (1.01%) Law
7 18 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 14 (0.79%) Publishing
9 10 (0.56%) Advertising
9 10 (0.56%) Legal
10 8 (0.45%) Billing
10 8 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
11 7 (0.39%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.34%) Games
13 5 (0.28%) Electronics
14 4 (0.23%) Automotive
15 3 (0.17%) Back Office
15 3 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (3.04%) Web Services
2 49 (2.76%) LDAP
3 43 (2.42%) Middleware
4 25 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
4 25 (1.41%) HTML
5 22 (1.24%) .NET
6 21 (1.18%) XML
7 15 (0.85%) Visualforce
8 14 (0.79%) WebSphere MQ
9 13 (0.73%) Kafka
9 13 (0.73%) LAMP
9 13 (0.73%) LEMP Stack
9 13 (0.73%) PHP-FPM
10 12 (0.68%) Memcached
10 12 (0.68%) Oracle Fusion
11 11 (0.62%) JMS
11 11 (0.62%) LAPP Stack
12 10 (0.56%) JSON
12 10 (0.56%) SOAP
13 9 (0.51%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 129 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (4.00%) Clustering
3 69 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 61 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.10%) Self-Motivation
6 34 (1.92%) Replication
7 25 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 20 (1.13%) User Experience
9 19 (1.07%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (0.68%) FMCG
10 12 (0.68%) NHS
10 12 (0.68%) PKI
11 11 (0.62%) CMDB
12 9 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 9 (0.51%) Mobile App
12 9 (0.51%) Private Cloud
13 8 (0.45%) Fat Client
13 8 (0.45%) Thin Client
14 7 (0.39%) DataPower
14 7 (0.39%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 491 (27.66%) Linux
2 421 (23.72%) Windows
3 278 (15.66%) Unix
4 178 (10.03%) Windows Server
5 169 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 97 (5.46%) CentOS
7 88 (4.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (4.00%) Solaris
9 60 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (3.10%) AIX
11 49 (2.76%) Windows 7
12 46 (2.59%) Windows 10
13 36 (2.03%) Ubuntu
14 26 (1.46%) Debian
15 20 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (0.51%) HPUX
17 6 (0.34%) FreeBSD
17 6 (0.34%) SUSE
17 6 (0.34%) zOS
18 5 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (10.03%) ITIL
2 159 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
3 145 (8.17%) Agile Software Development
4 137 (7.72%) DevOps
4 137 (7.72%) Migration
5 120 (6.76%) Performance Tuning
6 98 (5.52%) Change Management
7 82 (4.62%) CRM
8 69 (3.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 66 (3.72%) Service Management
10 55 (3.10%) Project Management
11 54 (3.04%) Capacity Planning
12 49 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 49 (2.76%) Stakeholder Management
13 47 (2.65%) ITSM
14 44 (2.48%) Workflow
15 41 (2.31%) Business Intelligence
16 40 (2.25%) Service Delivery
17 38 (2.14%) High Availability
17 38 (2.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 267 (15.04%) SQL
2 170 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 162 (9.13%) Python
4 113 (6.37%) Bash Shell
5 109 (6.14%) Shell Script
6 60 (3.38%) Perl
7 42 (2.37%) Java
8 39 (2.20%) PHP
9 38 (2.14%) T-SQL
10 25 (1.41%) R
11 21 (1.18%) C#
12 19 (1.07%) JavaScript
13 17 (0.96%) Apex Code
13 17 (0.96%) C
13 17 (0.96%) Korn
14 14 (0.79%) Ruby
15 12 (0.68%) VBScript
16 9 (0.51%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.39%) SOQL
17 7 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 195 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 118 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 79 (4.45%) Degree
4 42 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 41 (2.31%) DV Cleared
6 33 (1.86%) MCSE
7 20 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
8 16 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (0.79%) CCNA
10 11 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (0.39%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.39%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (0.39%) RHCE
12 6 (0.34%) CCNP
12 6 (0.34%) MCSA
12 6 (0.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (0.23%) MCP
13 4 (0.23%) OCP
13 4 (0.23%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.10%) PMO
2 38 (2.14%) SLA
3 28 (1.58%) QA
4 23 (1.30%) GDPR
5 15 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 14 (0.79%) Data Quality
7 10 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
9 4 (0.23%) PCI DSS
10 3 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.056%) GPG13
12 1 (0.056%) P3O
System Software
1 292 (16.45%) Active Directory
2 124 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (3.77%) Docker
4 57 (3.21%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (2.31%) Hyper-V
6 40 (2.25%) vSphere
7 30 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
8 27 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
9 26 (1.46%) NFS
9 26 (1.46%) XenApp
10 17 (0.96%) XenDesktop
11 14 (0.79%) Firmware
11 14 (0.79%) Samba
12 10 (0.56%) Postfix
12 10 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 9 (0.51%) Squid
14 7 (0.39%) HDFS
14 7 (0.39%) KVM
14 7 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.34%) RACF
Systems Management
1 96 (5.41%) Puppet
2 79 (4.45%) SCCM
3 78 (4.39%) Ansible
4 62 (3.49%) Nagios
5 41 (2.31%) Terraform
6 32 (1.80%) Opscode Chef
7 31 (1.75%) Kubernetes
8 29 (1.63%) WSUS
9 28 (1.58%) SCOM
10 26 (1.46%) vCenter Server
11 25 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 22 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 20 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
13 20 (1.13%) NetBackup
14 15 (0.85%) Icinga
14 15 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
15 14 (0.79%) HAProxy
15 14 (0.79%) Oracle ZFS
15 14 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 327 (18.42%) Microsoft
2 204 (11.49%) VMware
3 202 (11.38%) Oracle
4 166 (9.35%) Red Hat
5 90 (5.07%) Salesforce.com
6 68 (3.83%) HP
7 65 (3.66%) SAP
8 54 (3.04%) ServiceNow
9 53 (2.99%) IBM
10 40 (2.25%) Cisco
11 38 (2.14%) Citrix
12 37 (2.08%) NetApp
13 32 (1.80%) Remedy
14 30 (1.69%) Atlassian
14 30 (1.69%) EMC
15 27 (1.52%) Veritas
16 24 (1.35%) Sybase
17 22 (1.24%) BMC
17 22 (1.24%) Cloudera
17 22 (1.24%) Teradata