Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Administrator was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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.

IT Administrator
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 796 779
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17 -43
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 111 103 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 49 56
UK median daily rate £200 £140 £199
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -29.56% +24.22%
10th Percentile £105 £85 £109
90th Percentile £350 £338 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £178 £138 £168
% change year-on-year +29.09% -17.91% -4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 43
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.19 £15.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.05% -19.27% +14.83%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.15 £9.19
90th Percentile £41.75 £17.05 £27.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.97 £12.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +49.71% -20.00% +46.34%

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured IT Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Administrator.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Administrator within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 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 +31 106 £193 +38.74% 17
UK excluding London +39 71 £178 +29.09% 17
London -30 39 £200 +19.40% 2
South East +16 27 £281 +125.00% 4
North of England +78 17 £170 -32.00% 5
Midlands +26 11 £211 +174.35% 3
East of England -12 10 £150 +9.09% 2
Yorkshire - 9 £170 - 1
West Midlands +31 6 £160 - 2
North East +70 5 £185 -40.32% 1
East Midlands -6 5 £350 +354.55% 1
Scotland -13 4 £350 +135.29% 1
North West +8 3 - - 3
South West +5 2 £225 +80.00% 1

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT 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 IT Administrator in the job title.

1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
3 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
4 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (17.12%) Windows Server
6 17 (15.32%) VMware
7 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
8 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
9 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (9.91%) Finance
10 10 (9.01%) ITIL
10 10 (9.01%) Linux
11 9 (8.11%) Windows 10
11 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (7.21%) Degree
12 8 (7.21%) Office 365
13 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
13 7 (6.31%) Unix
14 6 (5.41%) Asset Management
14 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
14 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
14 6 (5.41%) SCCM
14 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
15 5 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
15 5 (4.50%) Time Management
15 5 (4.50%) DNS
15 5 (4.50%) MS Visio

IT 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 7 (6.31%) SharePoint
2 4 (3.60%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.80%) Confluence
3 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.90%) Apache
4 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 5 (4.50%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Office 365
2 4 (3.60%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
2 5 (4.50%) DNS
3 4 (3.60%) Firewall
4 3 (2.70%) DHCP
4 3 (2.70%) SAN
5 2 (1.80%) LAN
5 2 (1.80%) WAN
6 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (0.90%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.90%) Kerberos
6 1 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.90%) VLAN
6 1 (0.90%) VoIP
6 1 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (9.91%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Banking
3 4 (3.60%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Legal
4 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Billing
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Publishing
5 1 (0.90%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.90%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.80%) Blackberry
2 2 (1.80%) Data Centre
2 2 (1.80%) Grid Computing
2 2 (1.80%) Virtual Team
3 1 (0.90%) CMDB
3 1 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.90%) iPhone
3 1 (0.90%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.90%) PKI
3 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.90%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 37 (33.33%) Windows
2 19 (17.12%) Windows Server
3 14 (12.61%) Windows 7
4 11 (9.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (9.01%) Linux
6 9 (8.11%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.31%) Unix
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.80%) CentOS
8 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.80%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.90%) Android
9 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.90%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.90%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (9.01%) ITIL
2 6 (5.41%) Asset Management
2 6 (5.41%) Service Delivery
3 5 (4.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (4.50%) Time Management
4 4 (3.60%) Change Management
4 4 (3.60%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (2.70%) Data Management
5 3 (2.70%) Information Security
5 3 (2.70%) Performance Metrics
5 3 (2.70%) Server Building
5 3 (2.70%) Server Patching
6 2 (1.80%) CRM
6 2 (1.80%) Data Analysis
6 2 (1.80%) ERP
6 2 (1.80%) ITIL V3
6 2 (1.80%) Project Management
6 2 (1.80%) SIEM
6 2 (1.80%) Statistics
6 2 (1.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) PowerShell
1 4 (3.60%) SQL
2 1 (0.90%) C
2 1 (0.90%) C++
2 1 (0.90%) Fortran
2 1 (0.90%) Java
2 1 (0.90%) Python
2 1 (0.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) Degree
3 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.70%) MCSA
4 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.80%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.90%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.90%) MCITP
6 1 (0.90%) RHCE
6 1 (0.90%) VCP5
6 1 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (21.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.80%) vSphere
7 1 (0.90%) NFS
7 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.90%) XenApp
7 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.80%) vCenter Server
2 2 (1.80%) ZENworks
3 1 (0.90%) Aspera SmartTrack
3 1 (0.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.90%) Cobbler
3 1 (0.90%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 25 (22.52%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.32%) VMware
3 5 (4.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (4.50%) SAP
4 4 (3.60%) Cisco
5 3 (2.70%) EMC
5 3 (2.70%) HP
5 3 (2.70%) McAfee
5 3 (2.70%) Veeam
6 2 (1.80%) Atlassian
6 2 (1.80%) Citrix
6 2 (1.80%) CyberArk
6 2 (1.80%) ServiceNow
7 1 (0.90%) Apple
7 1 (0.90%) Bloomberg
7 1 (0.90%) Clearswift
7 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.90%) Sun
7 1 (0.90%) Symantec
7 1 (0.90%) Veritas