The median contractor rate for an IT Administrator was £203 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 590 577
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 38 53 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.10% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 27 33
Median daily rate £203 £143 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -12.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £90 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £257 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £143 £125
% change year-on-year +26.31% +14.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 20
Median hourly rate £15.88 £9.25 £13.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.62% -31.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £9.00 £9.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.70 £13.35 £16.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £9.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +76.38% -33.79%  

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 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Administrator in the UK

IT Administrator
Top 30 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 23 June 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 +20 31 £203 +39.65% 18
South East +5 9 £325 +100.00% 7
London -4 9 £213 +46.55% 6
East of England -6 7 £170 +17.24% 2
Scotland +36 4 £142 +34.76% 1
Hampshire +9 4 £276 +70.00% 1
Berkshire +22 3 £313 - 2
Edinburgh +13 3 £205 +86.36% 1
Southampton +5 3 £203 +125.00%
Ipswich - 3 £139 -
Suffolk - 3 £139 -
North West +24 2 £140 -
Cambridgeshire +4 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £500 - 2
West Midlands - 2 - - 2
Chelmsford - 2 £200 -
Essex - 2 £200 -
Manchester +12 1 - -
Cambridge +7 1 - -
South West +2 1 - -
City of London -2 1 £118 -16.07%
Buckinghamshire -14 1 £325 +136.36%
Cheshire - 1 £140 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Wakefield - 1 £110 -
Warrington - 1 £140 -
Amersham - 1 £325 -
Basingstoke - 1 £350 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -

IT Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.37%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
5 11 (16.42%) SCCM
6 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
8 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
8 7 (10.45%) Finance
8 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
9 6 (8.96%) VMware
9 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
9 6 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 6 (8.96%) Change Management
10 5 (7.46%) ITIL
10 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
10 5 (7.46%) DNS
10 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
10 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
10 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (5.97%) Office 365
11 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
11 4 (5.97%) ServiceNow
11 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
11 4 (5.97%) Migration
11 4 (5.97%) Retail
11 4 (5.97%) Citrix
11 4 (5.97%) Linux
11 4 (5.97%) SQL

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 8 (11.94%) SharePoint
2 5 (7.46%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.49%) CMS
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (8.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Office 365
2 2 (2.99%) G Suite
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) DNS
1 5 (7.46%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.48%) DHCP
2 3 (4.48%) Firewall
2 3 (4.48%) SAN
2 3 (4.48%) Skype
3 2 (2.99%) LAN
3 2 (2.99%) LDAP
3 2 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.49%) ADSL
4 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.49%) VLAN
4 1 (1.49%) VPN
4 1 (1.49%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Retail
3 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.99%) Legal
4 2 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.49%) Advertising
5 1 (1.49%) Back Office
5 1 (1.49%) Banking
5 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
1 2 (2.99%) Clustering
1 2 (2.99%) CMDB
2 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
2 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (1.49%) iPhone
2 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.49%) PKI
2 1 (1.49%) VAX
2 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
2 1 (1.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) Windows
2 10 (14.93%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.45%) Windows Server
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.97%) Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Windows 8
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) Unix
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.96%) Asset Management
1 6 (8.96%) Change Management
2 5 (7.46%) ITIL
3 4 (5.97%) Configuration Management
3 4 (5.97%) Migration
4 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
4 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.99%) Application Packaging
5 2 (2.99%) Budgeting and Forecasting
5 2 (2.99%) Change Control
5 2 (2.99%) Contract Management
5 2 (2.99%) Information Security
5 2 (2.99%) IT Asset Management
5 2 (2.99%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (2.99%) Service Management
5 2 (2.99%) SIEM
5 2 (2.99%) Statistics
5 2 (2.99%) Time Management
6 1 (1.49%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (1.49%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.46%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.97%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.99%) Degree
1 2 (2.99%) MCITP
1 2 (2.99%) MCSE
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.99%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.99%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) PMO
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) RMADS
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.97%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.48%) XenApp
5 2 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.42%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Aspera SmartTrack
2 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (2.99%) SCOM
2 2 (2.99%) SCVMM
2 2 (2.99%) WSUS
2 2 (2.99%) ZENworks
3 1 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 6 (8.96%) VMware
3 4 (5.97%) Citrix
3 4 (5.97%) ServiceNow
4 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 2 (2.99%) Remedy
5 2 (2.99%) Snow
6 1 (1.49%) Adobe
6 1 (1.49%) Apple
6 1 (1.49%) EMC
6 1 (1.49%) HP
6 1 (1.49%) IBM
6 1 (1.49%) McAfee
6 1 (1.49%) Oracle
6 1 (1.49%) Splunk
6 1 (1.49%) Sun
6 1 (1.49%) Veritas
Bracknell, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £11 per hour
Posted: 15 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Spring Technology
Posted: 3 days ago