Period
to 27 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 126 99
Rank change year-on-year -37 -27 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,659 1,839 2,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.02% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.13% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,020 1,072 1,536
UK median daily rate £375 £352 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% +0.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £150 £172 £163
90th Percentile £525 £510 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year - +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 121 127
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £14.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.27% +3.62%
10th Percentile £10.11 £9.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £44.80 £30.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year -3.57% +2.98% -

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 95,574 86,444 100,580
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.93% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,727 56,087 65,195
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £253
90th Percentile £633 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,003 2,912 3,132
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.84 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -5.80% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.61
% change year-on-year -2.78% -8.21% +17.07%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -47 1,514 £375 +4.17% 548
UK excluding London -41 943 £350 - 403
London -41 676 £400 +5.26% 174
South East -47 309 £366 -2.33% 116
North of England -70 168 £350 +3.70% 88
Midlands -26 139 £330 +1.54% 57
South West +26 118 £400 +20.75% 53
East of England +15 102 £313 +15.21% 60
North West -31 95 £375 +11.04% 45
West Midlands -36 80 £335 +11.67% 32
Scotland -45 73 £330 -5.71% 18
East Midlands +3 59 £330 +1.54% 23
Yorkshire -41 55 £350 - 35
Wales +14 33 £395 +5.33% 9
North East -40 18 £316 -6.37% 8
Northern Ireland - 5 £400 - 2

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 535 (32.25%) Linux
2 383 (23.09%) Windows
3 293 (17.66%) Finance
4 261 (15.73%) Microsoft
5 250 (15.07%) SQL
6 231 (13.92%) Unix
7 208 (12.54%) Active Directory
8 181 (10.91%) Migration
9 175 (10.55%) Red Hat
10 173 (10.43%) Python
11 171 (10.31%) SQL Server
11 171 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 169 (10.19%) VMware
13 166 (10.01%) Microsoft Excel
14 158 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
15 147 (8.86%) PowerShell
16 146 (8.80%) Windows Server
17 144 (8.68%) Security Cleared
17 144 (8.68%) Puppet
17 144 (8.68%) Oracle
18 133 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
19 131 (7.90%) ITIL
20 130 (7.84%) SharePoint
21 127 (7.66%) Banking
21 127 (7.66%) DevOps
22 125 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
22 125 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
23 119 (7.17%) Bash Shell
24 115 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
25 114 (6.87%) Amazon AWS

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
1 130 (7.84%) SharePoint
2 71 (4.28%) Apache
3 46 (2.77%) MS Exchange
4 35 (2.11%) Confluence
5 31 (1.87%) WebSphere
6 30 (1.81%) IIS
7 24 (1.45%) Apache Spark
8 23 (1.39%) Skype for Business
9 22 (1.33%) nginx
10 21 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
10 21 (1.27%) Tomcat
11 20 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (0.96%) SAS
13 16 (0.96%) WordPress
14 15 (0.90%) CMS
14 15 (0.90%) JBoss
15 14 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
16 13 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 166 (10.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 125 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
3 48 (2.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.87%) Spreadsheet
5 12 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.36%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
8 2 (0.12%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.060%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 21 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
3 9 (0.54%) NetSuite
3 9 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (0.36%) iTrent
4 6 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
5 5 (0.30%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 4 (0.24%) Eloqua
6 4 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
7 3 (0.18%) assyst
7 3 (0.18%) Elite 3E
7 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 3 (0.18%) ResourceLink
7 3 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 3 (0.18%) SAP ERP
7 3 (0.18%) SAP MII
7 3 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
8 2 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
8 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
8 2 (0.12%) Sonata
Cloud Services
1 125 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 114 (6.87%) Amazon AWS
3 96 (5.79%) Office 365
4 18 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (1.08%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 16 (0.96%) GitHub
6 14 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
7 13 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
7 13 (0.78%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 11 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
9 9 (0.54%) Force.com
10 8 (0.48%) Amazon S3
10 8 (0.48%) SaaS
10 8 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.36%) IaaS
11 6 (0.36%) PaaS
12 4 (0.24%) Akamai
12 4 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
12 4 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
13 3 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 108 (6.51%) Firewall
2 71 (4.28%) SAN
3 68 (4.10%) DNS
4 53 (3.19%) TCP/IP
5 35 (2.11%) Internet
6 30 (1.81%) DHCP
7 28 (1.69%) WAN
8 27 (1.63%) LAN
8 27 (1.63%) NAS
8 27 (1.63%) SMS
9 26 (1.57%) SSL
10 25 (1.51%) Kerberos
11 22 (1.33%) HTTP
12 21 (1.27%) Skype
13 20 (1.21%) VPN
14 16 (0.96%) FTP
14 16 (0.96%) Network Security
15 15 (0.90%) Intranet
15 15 (0.90%) SSH
16 11 (0.66%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 171 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 93 (5.61%) MySQL
3 53 (3.19%) Hadoop
4 51 (3.07%) Oracle Database
5 46 (2.77%) PostgreSQL
6 42 (2.53%) Big Data
7 38 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 34 (2.05%) DB2
8 34 (2.05%) Relational Database
9 33 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
9 33 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
10 30 (1.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 30 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 27 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 25 (1.51%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
14 22 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
15 20 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
16 18 (1.08%) RDBMS
17 17 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 72 (4.34%) Git (software)
2 64 (3.86%) Jenkins
3 53 (3.19%) JIRA
4 19 (1.15%) Subversion
5 15 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (0.78%) Maven
6 13 (0.78%) Visual Studio Team System
7 12 (0.72%) Visual Studio
8 11 (0.66%) Artifactory
8 11 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.48%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (0.42%) MSI
10 7 (0.42%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.36%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.30%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 4 (0.24%) CMake
13 4 (0.24%) git-flow
13 4 (0.24%) GitLab
13 4 (0.24%) GoCD
General
1 293 (17.66%) Finance
2 127 (7.66%) Banking
3 58 (3.50%) Marketing
4 49 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 41 (2.47%) Retail
6 31 (1.87%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 18 (1.08%) Legal
9 14 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 11 (0.66%) Billing
10 11 (0.66%) German Language
11 10 (0.60%) Games
11 10 (0.60%) Law
12 9 (0.54%) Publishing
12 9 (0.54%) Retail Banking
13 8 (0.48%) Advertising
13 8 (0.48%) French Language
14 7 (0.42%) Back Office
14 7 (0.42%) Local Government
14 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.35%) LAMP
1 39 (2.35%) LDAP
2 37 (2.23%) HTML
3 30 (1.81%) Middleware
3 30 (1.81%) Web Services
4 28 (1.69%) CSS
5 27 (1.63%) XML
6 25 (1.51%) .NET
7 19 (1.15%) Kafka
8 14 (0.84%) YAML
9 12 (0.72%) HTML5
9 12 (0.72%) Mason
10 11 (0.66%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (0.66%) REST
11 9 (0.54%) SOAP
11 9 (0.54%) WebSphere MQ
12 8 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
12 8 (0.48%) Visualforce
13 7 (0.42%) ASP.NET
13 7 (0.42%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 133 (8.02%) Analytical Skills
2 93 (5.61%) Replication
3 63 (3.80%) Management Information System
4 62 (3.74%) Clustering
5 61 (3.68%) Data Centre
6 44 (2.65%) Computer Science
7 36 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (1.27%) PKI
9 20 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 15 (0.90%) CMDB
10 15 (0.90%) NHS
11 13 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (0.60%) Public Cloud
13 8 (0.48%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.48%) Driving Licence
13 8 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
13 8 (0.48%) Freedom of Information
14 7 (0.42%) Data Structures
14 7 (0.42%) Freedom of Information Act
14 7 (0.42%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 535 (32.25%) Linux
2 383 (23.09%) Windows
3 231 (13.92%) Unix
4 171 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 146 (8.80%) Windows Server
6 91 (5.49%) Solaris
7 74 (4.46%) AIX
8 68 (4.10%) CentOS
9 63 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (3.32%) Ubuntu
11 48 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 45 (2.71%) Windows 10
13 28 (1.69%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.02%) HPUX
14 17 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.84%) Oracle Linux
16 9 (0.54%) Debian
17 7 (0.42%) Windows XP
18 6 (0.36%) VMS
19 5 (0.30%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (10.91%) Migration
2 158 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
3 131 (7.90%) ITIL
4 127 (7.66%) DevOps
5 115 (6.93%) Agile Software Development
6 94 (5.67%) Performance Tuning
7 91 (5.49%) Project Management
8 88 (5.30%) Configuration Management
9 86 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 80 (4.82%) Change Management
11 66 (3.98%) CRM
11 66 (3.98%) High Availability
12 59 (3.56%) Capacity Planning
12 59 (3.56%) Open Source
13 58 (3.50%) Service Management
14 55 (3.32%) Business Intelligence
15 45 (2.71%) Data Migration
16 44 (2.65%) Workflow
17 42 (2.53%) Stakeholder Management
18 40 (2.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 250 (15.07%) SQL
2 173 (10.43%) Python
3 147 (8.86%) PowerShell
4 119 (7.17%) Bash Shell
5 106 (6.39%) Perl
6 100 (6.03%) Shell Script
7 74 (4.46%) Java
8 45 (2.71%) Ruby
9 43 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 41 (2.47%) PHP
11 34 (2.05%) T-SQL
12 33 (1.99%) Korn
13 22 (1.33%) PL/SQL
14 20 (1.21%) C#
15 19 (1.15%) VB
15 19 (1.15%) VBScript
16 18 (1.08%) Apex Code
17 14 (0.84%) Groovy
18 11 (0.66%) C
18 11 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 144 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 105 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 81 (4.88%) Degree
4 31 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 15 (0.90%) RHCE
7 14 (0.84%) MCSE
8 9 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 9 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
9 8 (0.48%) AWS Certification
9 8 (0.48%) MCSA
10 7 (0.42%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
11 6 (0.36%) MCITP
11 6 (0.36%) OCP
12 5 (0.30%) CCNA
12 5 (0.30%) CCNP
12 5 (0.30%) MCP
12 5 (0.30%) MCTS
12 5 (0.30%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.01%) SLA
2 43 (2.59%) PMO
3 27 (1.63%) QA
4 26 (1.57%) GDPR
5 16 (0.96%) PCI DSS
6 15 (0.90%) Data Quality
7 9 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 7 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 5 (0.30%) TickIT
10 2 (0.12%) GCP
10 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.060%) RMADS
System Software
1 208 (12.54%) Active Directory
2 98 (5.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (4.94%) Docker
4 33 (1.99%) Hyper-V
5 24 (1.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 24 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (1.08%) Firmware
6 18 (1.08%) HDFS
6 18 (1.08%) vSphere
7 15 (0.90%) XenApp
8 13 (0.78%) NFS
8 13 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
9 11 (0.66%) LXC
10 10 (0.60%) Apache Flume
10 10 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.54%) KVM
12 8 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.42%) Xen
14 6 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 144 (8.68%) Puppet
2 107 (6.45%) Ansible
3 65 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (3.38%) SCCM
5 28 (1.69%) Kubernetes
6 26 (1.57%) Nagios
7 24 (1.45%) Galera Cluster
8 23 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
8 23 (1.39%) Terraform
9 21 (1.27%) NetBackup
9 21 (1.27%) Tivoli
10 20 (1.21%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 17 (1.02%) CFEngine
12 16 (0.96%) Red Hat Satellite
13 15 (0.90%) Hadoop YARN
14 13 (0.78%) SCVMM
15 12 (0.72%) Cobbler
15 12 (0.72%) Data Guard
15 12 (0.72%) Oracle ZFS
15 12 (0.72%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 261 (15.73%) Microsoft
2 175 (10.55%) Red Hat
3 169 (10.19%) VMware
4 144 (8.68%) Oracle
5 105 (6.33%) Salesforce.com
6 57 (3.44%) IBM
7 48 (2.89%) SAP
8 46 (2.77%) Cisco
9 37 (2.23%) Veritas
10 35 (2.11%) HP
11 34 (2.05%) Citrix
11 34 (2.05%) NetApp
12 31 (1.87%) Sun
13 30 (1.81%) ServiceNow
14 26 (1.57%) Remedy
14 26 (1.57%) Splunk
15 25 (1.51%) EMC
16 24 (1.45%) Cloudera
17 23 (1.39%) Hortonworks
18 21 (1.27%) Atlassian