Period
to 24 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 124 95
Rank change year-on-year -43 -29 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 1,683 1,965 2,602
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.65% 2.02% 2.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 2.13% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,034 1,134 1,661
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +4.29%
10th Percentile £150 £175 £180
90th Percentile £530 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 101 114
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.25 £9.22
90th Percentile £42.70 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.59 £14.50 £13.60
% change year-on-year +0.64% +6.66% -

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 96,601 92,453 101,204
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.93% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,460 60,485 66,065
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,142 2,765 3,187
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.92 £18.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.51% -0.08% +6.02%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -2.70% +5.71%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -53 1,531 £375 +7.14% 566
UK excluding London -34 1,063 £375 +7.14% 392
London -54 588 £398 +6.00% 212
South East -41 352 £375 +7.14% 113
North of England -42 219 £375 +7.14% 97
Midlands -31 144 £350 +16.67% 51
East of England -6 121 £411 +41.81% 52
North West -29 111 £368 +2.08% 51
South West -20 109 £375 +7.14% 42
Yorkshire -12 95 £375 - 41
Scotland 0 93 £350 +40.00% 28
West Midlands -37 80 £331 +27.40% 31
East Midlands +10 63 £360 -0.69% 20
Wales -9 26 £363 -10.49% 9
North East -35 13 £400 +23.08% 5
Northern Ireland +31 6 £475 +50.79% 1

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 471 (27.99%) Linux
2 399 (23.71%) Windows
3 306 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 266 (15.81%) Unix
5 258 (15.33%) Active Directory
6 226 (13.43%) Finance
7 218 (12.95%) SQL
8 195 (11.59%) VMware
9 191 (11.35%) Oracle
10 172 (10.22%) ITIL
11 165 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 163 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
13 156 (9.27%) Red Hat
14 152 (9.03%) Security Cleared
15 151 (8.97%) PowerShell
16 148 (8.79%) Python
17 145 (8.62%) Windows Server
18 142 (8.44%) SharePoint
18 142 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
19 141 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
20 134 (7.96%) Office 365
21 132 (7.84%) SQL Server
22 131 (7.78%) Bash Shell
23 126 (7.49%) Migration
24 124 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
25 119 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
26 118 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
27 117 (6.95%) DevOps
28 116 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
29 109 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 142 (8.44%) SharePoint
2 79 (4.69%) MS Exchange
3 75 (4.46%) Apache
4 35 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 33 (1.96%) Confluence
5 33 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 32 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 29 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 27 (1.60%) IIS
9 26 (1.54%) Skype for Business
10 25 (1.49%) nginx
11 23 (1.37%) JBoss
11 23 (1.37%) WebLogic
12 22 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
13 20 (1.19%) CMS
14 15 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (0.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 12 (0.71%) Apache Spark
16 12 (0.71%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 141 (8.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 124 (7.37%) Microsoft Office
3 45 (2.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 31 (1.84%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.77%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.24%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.12%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.12%) Autodesk Inventor
9 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.059%) Houdini
9 1 (0.059%) Maya
9 1 (0.059%) NUKE
9 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 10 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
5 7 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
6 6 (0.36%) NetSuite
6 6 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
7 5 (0.30%) Oracle BPM
8 4 (0.24%) assyst
8 4 (0.24%) Magento
9 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 3 (0.18%) Scribe Insight
10 2 (0.12%) Infor M3
10 2 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
10 2 (0.12%) Sonata
11 1 (0.059%) Hyperion Planning
11 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
11 1 (0.059%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.059%) SAP HCM
11 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 142 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 134 (7.96%) Office 365
3 116 (6.89%) Amazon AWS
4 48 (2.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (1.31%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 20 (1.19%) Dynamics 365
7 19 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 16 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
9 13 (0.77%) Force.com
10 11 (0.65%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.65%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 10 (0.59%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (0.59%) Route 53
12 9 (0.53%) PaaS
13 8 (0.48%) IaaS
14 7 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
14 7 (0.42%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.42%) SaaS
14 7 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 95 (5.64%) DNS
2 89 (5.29%) Firewall
3 69 (4.10%) SAN
4 50 (2.97%) DHCP
5 44 (2.61%) TCP/IP
6 35 (2.08%) LAN
7 34 (2.02%) NAS
7 34 (2.02%) SSL
8 33 (1.96%) WAN
9 29 (1.72%) Internet
10 26 (1.54%) Skype
11 20 (1.19%) SMS
12 19 (1.13%) Kerberos
12 19 (1.13%) SSH
13 17 (1.01%) HTTP
13 17 (1.01%) VPN
14 12 (0.71%) FTP
14 12 (0.71%) Wireless
15 11 (0.65%) DMZ
16 10 (0.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 86 (5.11%) MySQL
3 76 (4.52%) Oracle Database
4 68 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 35 (2.08%) DB2
7 31 (1.84%) Big Data
7 31 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
7 31 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 27 (1.60%) Oracle Database 11g
8 27 (1.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 26 (1.54%) Oracle Database 12c
10 24 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
10 24 (1.43%) Relational Database
11 22 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 20 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 19 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
14 18 (1.07%) SQL Server 2016
15 14 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 13 (0.77%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (3.39%) Jenkins
2 54 (3.21%) Git (software)
3 48 (2.85%) JIRA
4 13 (0.77%) Maven
4 13 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (0.71%) Visual Studio
6 9 (0.53%) GitLab
6 9 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
6 9 (0.53%) Subversion
7 8 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
8 7 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
9 6 (0.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 6 (0.36%) MSI
10 4 (0.24%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (0.24%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.24%) Vagrant
11 3 (0.18%) Fiddler
11 3 (0.18%) Toad
12 2 (0.12%) Bitbucket
General
1 226 (13.43%) Finance
2 99 (5.88%) Banking
3 39 (2.32%) Marketing
4 35 (2.08%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.84%) Retail
6 29 (1.72%) Telecoms
7 22 (1.31%) Manufacturing
8 16 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 12 (0.71%) Legal
10 11 (0.65%) Advertising
10 11 (0.65%) Law
10 11 (0.65%) Publishing
11 9 (0.53%) Billing
12 8 (0.48%) Automotive
13 7 (0.42%) General Ledger
13 7 (0.42%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.36%) Games
14 6 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 5 (0.30%) Electronics
15 5 (0.30%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (3.51%) LDAP
2 52 (3.09%) Middleware
3 48 (2.85%) Web Services
4 35 (2.08%) HTML
5 26 (1.54%) LAMP
6 25 (1.49%) XML
7 23 (1.37%) .NET
8 18 (1.07%) Visualforce
9 16 (0.95%) Elastic Stack
10 15 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
11 14 (0.83%) JMS
11 14 (0.83%) REST
12 13 (0.77%) J2EE
12 13 (0.77%) LAPP Stack
13 12 (0.71%) CSS
13 12 (0.71%) Oracle Fusion
14 11 (0.65%) SAML
15 10 (0.59%) Kafka
15 10 (0.59%) SOAP
16 9 (0.53%) Mason
Miscellaneous
1 119 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 80 (4.75%) Clustering
3 61 (3.62%) Data Centre
3 61 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 56 (3.33%) Replication
5 44 (2.61%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 19 (1.13%) Mainframe
8 18 (1.07%) NHS
8 18 (1.07%) User Experience
9 17 (1.01%) PKI
10 15 (0.89%) CMDB
11 13 (0.77%) Data Structures
12 11 (0.65%) Freedom of Information
12 11 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
13 10 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.53%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.48%) Freedom of Information Act
16 7 (0.42%) Fat Client
16 7 (0.42%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 471 (27.99%) Linux
2 399 (23.71%) Windows
3 266 (15.81%) Unix
4 165 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 145 (8.62%) Windows Server
6 87 (5.17%) Solaris
7 80 (4.75%) CentOS
8 73 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 66 (3.92%) AIX
10 59 (3.51%) Windows 10
11 55 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (2.67%) Windows 7
13 35 (2.08%) Ubuntu
14 23 (1.37%) Debian
15 12 (0.71%) HPUX
15 12 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 6 (0.36%) FreeBSD
18 6 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (10.22%) ITIL
2 163 (9.69%) Problem-Solving
3 126 (7.49%) Migration
4 118 (7.01%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (6.95%) DevOps
6 97 (5.76%) Change Management
6 97 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
7 70 (4.16%) Project Management
8 66 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
8 66 (3.92%) Service Management
9 61 (3.62%) Configuration Management
10 56 (3.33%) CRM
11 53 (3.15%) Disaster Recovery
12 50 (2.97%) ITSM
13 42 (2.50%) Service Delivery
14 39 (2.32%) Business Intelligence
14 39 (2.32%) Data Migration
14 39 (2.32%) Stakeholder Management
15 38 (2.26%) Workflow
16 37 (2.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 218 (12.95%) SQL
2 151 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 148 (8.79%) Python
4 131 (7.78%) Bash Shell
5 99 (5.88%) Shell Script
6 82 (4.87%) Perl
7 43 (2.55%) Java
8 34 (2.02%) PHP
8 34 (2.02%) T-SQL
9 26 (1.54%) Korn
10 25 (1.49%) JavaScript
11 21 (1.25%) Apex Code
12 20 (1.19%) C#
12 20 (1.19%) PL/SQL
13 17 (1.01%) VB
14 15 (0.89%) Ruby
15 12 (0.71%) C
16 11 (0.65%) VBScript
17 10 (0.59%) Bourne shell
17 10 (0.59%) SOQL
Qualifications
1 152 (9.03%) Security Cleared
2 104 (6.18%) SC Cleared
3 72 (4.28%) Degree
4 45 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (1.96%) MCSE
6 19 (1.13%) DV Cleared
7 15 (0.89%) RHCE
8 12 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (0.42%) Computer Science Degree
11 6 (0.36%) AWS Certification
11 6 (0.36%) CCNA
11 6 (0.36%) MCSA
11 6 (0.36%) RHCSA
11 6 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.30%) MCP
12 5 (0.30%) Oracle Certification
13 4 (0.24%) OCA
13 4 (0.24%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (2.97%) PMO
2 49 (2.91%) SLA
3 37 (2.20%) QA
4 21 (1.25%) GDPR
5 13 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 8 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
7 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.059%) GAAP
9 1 (0.059%) GPG13
9 1 (0.059%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.059%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.059%) RMADS
System Software
1 258 (15.33%) Active Directory
2 109 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (3.74%) Docker
4 42 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (1.66%) Hyper-V
7 24 (1.43%) vSphere
8 22 (1.31%) NFS
9 19 (1.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 15 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (0.89%) XenApp
11 12 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (0.65%) Postfix
13 10 (0.59%) Firmware
13 10 (0.59%) HDFS
14 9 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.53%) Samba
14 9 (0.53%) XenDesktop
15 7 (0.42%) GlusterFS
16 6 (0.36%) KVM
Systems Management
1 102 (6.06%) Puppet
2 88 (5.23%) Ansible
3 68 (4.04%) SCCM
4 48 (2.85%) Opscode Chef
5 42 (2.50%) Nagios
6 39 (2.32%) Terraform
7 31 (1.84%) Kubernetes
8 25 (1.49%) WSUS
9 24 (1.43%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.19%) Oracle RMAN
11 18 (1.07%) Galera Cluster
11 18 (1.07%) Red Hat Satellite
12 17 (1.01%) vCenter Server
13 16 (0.95%) Data Guard
13 16 (0.95%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 16 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 15 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
14 15 (0.89%) Tivoli
15 14 (0.83%) Oracle ZFS
16 12 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 306 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 195 (11.59%) VMware
3 191 (11.35%) Oracle
4 156 (9.27%) Red Hat
5 96 (5.70%) Salesforce.com
6 62 (3.68%) HP
7 55 (3.27%) IBM
8 47 (2.79%) Cisco
8 47 (2.79%) ServiceNow
9 44 (2.61%) NetApp
10 40 (2.38%) Veritas
11 38 (2.26%) SAP
12 32 (1.90%) Citrix
13 31 (1.84%) Remedy
14 29 (1.72%) Atlassian
15 28 (1.66%) EMC
16 18 (1.07%) Percona
16 18 (1.07%) Symantec
17 17 (1.01%) Splunk
18 15 (0.89%) BMC