The median contractor rate for a IT Administrator was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Administrator
UK
Rank 564 583 568
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 29 61 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.068% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 28 32
Median daily rate £288 £195 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.43% +19.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £112 £97
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £297 £357
UK excluding London median daily rate £210 £160 £140
% change year-on-year +31.25% +14.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 12 11
Median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.32 £9.54 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £15.00 £25.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £12.00 £12.38
% change year-on-year - -3.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured IT Administrator in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Top 28 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 25 £288 +43.75% 26
London +27 10 £288 +27.77% 5
South East +6 9 £210 +64.70% 7
City of London +4 4 £299 +27.12% 1
Berkshire +26 3 - - 1
Scotland +21 2 £340 +177.55% 1
Southampton +9 2 £90 -33.33% 1
Northampton 0 2 - -
Northamptonshire -3 2 - - 1
Hampshire -3 2 £90 -33.33% 2
East Midlands -5 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -6 2 £210 - 2
Renfrewshire - 2 £340 - 1
Renfrew - 2 £340 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £210 - 2
Yorkshire +15 1 - - 1
West Midlands +12 1 - - 6
Surrey +8 1 - -
North Yorkshire +5 1 - - 1
South West +3 1 - - 1
Hertfordshire -2 1 - - 1
East of England -9 1 - - 2
Kent - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Chatham - 1 £350 -
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Guildford - 1 - -

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
3 14 (19.18%) MS Office
4 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
4 12 (16.44%) Finance
5 11 (15.07%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (12.33%) SCCM
7 8 (10.96%) Asset Management
7 8 (10.96%) Windows
7 8 (10.96%) PMO
8 7 (9.59%) Change Management
8 7 (9.59%) Spreadsheet
9 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
9 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
10 5 (6.85%) Citrix
10 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
10 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
10 5 (6.85%) Office 365
10 5 (6.85%) Application Packaging
10 5 (6.85%) Time Management
11 4 (5.48%) WSUS
11 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
11 4 (5.48%) Project Management
11 4 (5.48%) ITIL
11 4 (5.48%) ServiceNow
12 3 (4.11%) Line Management
12 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
12 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
12 3 (4.11%) SLA
12 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (6.85%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 20 (27.40%) MS Excel
2 14 (19.18%) MS Office
3 11 (15.07%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (9.59%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.85%) Office 365
2 2 (2.74%) G Suite
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.11%) Firewall
1 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.74%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (2.74%) SAN
2 2 (2.74%) Skype
2 2 (2.74%) VPN
3 1 (1.37%) DNS
3 1 (1.37%) LAN
3 1 (1.37%) VLAN
3 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (1.37%) Wireless
3 1 (1.37%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
General
1 12 (16.44%) Finance
2 4 (5.48%) Manufacturing
3 3 (4.11%) Advertising
3 3 (4.11%) Banking
4 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 1 (1.37%) Back Office
5 1 (1.37%) Billing
5 1 (1.37%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.37%) Legal
5 1 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.11%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.74%) Clustering
3 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.37%) CMDB
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
4 1 (1.37%) Life Science
4 1 (1.37%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.37%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.96%) Windows
2 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
2 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) Linux
3 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.37%) Unix
4 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.96%) Asset Management
2 7 (9.59%) Change Management
3 5 (6.85%) Application Packaging
3 5 (6.85%) Time Management
4 4 (5.48%) ITIL
4 4 (5.48%) Project Management
5 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.11%) Line Management
5 3 (4.11%) Migration
6 2 (2.74%) Budgeting and Forecasting
6 2 (2.74%) Change Control
6 2 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (2.74%) Data Security
6 2 (2.74%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (2.74%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.74%) Project Planning
6 2 (2.74%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (2.74%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.74%) Service Management
6 2 (2.74%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.74%) SQL
3 1 (1.37%) C++
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.74%) MCITP
1 2 (2.74%) MCSE
1 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.37%) CCNA
2 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.37%) Degree
2 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (10.96%) PMO
2 3 (4.11%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (16.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) XenApp
3 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.33%) SCCM
2 4 (5.48%) WSUS
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (2.74%) SCOM
3 2 (2.74%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
2 5 (6.85%) Citrix
3 4 (5.48%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.11%) VMware
5 2 (2.74%) Oracle
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco
6 1 (1.37%) IBM
6 1 (1.37%) Veeam
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