Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £287 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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.

Administrator
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 102 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 -8 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 97 120 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.01% 1.94% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 2.04% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 80 50
West Midlands median daily rate £287 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.14% +22.81% +14.00%
10th Percentile £144 £224 £145
90th Percentile £438 £476 £439
England median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +10.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.75 £14.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.31% -32.56% +30.30%
10th Percentile £13.88 £9.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £37.25 £41.08 £23.25
England median hourly rate £16.93 £14.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year +18.45% -4.72% -3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4575 5889 4639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.05% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2894 3540 2651
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £237 £213
90th Percentile £542 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in the West Midlands

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in the West Midlands

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in the West Midlands

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in the West Midlands

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Administrator in the West Midlands

Administrator
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator within the West Midlands region 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
Birmingham +30 42 £313 -12.28% 1
Coventry +3 14 £145 -57.35% 1
Staffordshire +4 11 £288 -17.86% 4
Shropshire +16 8 £525 +35.48%
Worcestershire +11 7 £198 - 1
Warwickshire -4 6 £215 -42.67% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 5 £299 -
Dudley - 2 £260 -
Solihull +3 1 - -
Herefordshire +1 1 - -
Administrator
England

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 25 (25.77%) Office 365
3 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
4 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
4 20 (20.62%) SharePoint
5 17 (17.53%) Migration
5 17 (17.53%) VMware
6 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
7 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
8 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
9 12 (12.37%) ITIL
10 11 (11.34%) Oracle
10 11 (11.34%) SQL
10 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (11.34%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 10 (10.31%) Retail
11 10 (10.31%) Linux
11 10 (10.31%) Finance
12 9 (9.28%) Citrix
12 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
13 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
13 8 (8.25%) LAN
13 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
13 8 (8.25%) Windows 10
14 7 (7.22%) SLA
14 7 (7.22%) Firewall
14 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 20 (20.62%) SharePoint
2 11 (11.34%) SharePoint 2010
3 10 (10.31%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (8.25%) MS Exchange
5 5 (5.15%) ArcGIS
6 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.12%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.03%) Confluence
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (1.03%) SAS
9 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.03%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.03%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.77%) Office 365
2 14 (14.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (4.12%) OneDrive
4 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (1.03%) Data Lake Analytics
5 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 1 (1.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.25%) LAN
2 7 (7.22%) Firewall
3 5 (5.15%) DNS
3 5 (5.15%) VPN
3 5 (5.15%) WAN
4 4 (4.12%) SAN
5 2 (2.06%) DHCP
5 2 (2.06%) PBX
6 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.03%) Skype
6 1 (1.03%) SMS
6 1 (1.03%) VoIP
6 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.43%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.22%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.19%) Power BI
3 6 (6.19%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (5.15%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (4.12%) OLAP
5 4 (4.12%) Oracle OLAP
5 4 (4.12%) Pentaho
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.06%) MySQL
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.09%) MSI
2 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.06%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (2.06%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.03%) JIRA
3 1 (1.03%) Maven
3 1 (1.03%) Subversion
General
1 10 (10.31%) Finance
1 10 (10.31%) Retail
2 2 (2.06%) Local Government
2 2 (2.06%) Marketing
2 2 (2.06%) Publishing
2 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.03%) Advertising
3 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.06%) Middleware
2 1 (1.03%) .NET
2 1 (1.03%) Ajax
2 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.03%) CSS
2 1 (1.03%) HTML
2 1 (1.03%) jQuery
2 1 (1.03%) LAMP
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.03%) XML
2 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.15%) Clustering
2 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.03%) AS400
4 1 (1.03%) CESG
4 1 (1.03%) FMCG
4 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.03%) Replication
4 1 (1.03%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.96%) Windows
2 16 (16.49%) Windows Server
3 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (10.31%) Linux
5 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.25%) Windows 10
6 8 (8.25%) Windows 7
7 6 (6.19%) Unix
8 4 (4.12%) HPUX
9 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.06%) AIX
11 1 (1.03%) CentOS
11 1 (1.03%) Debian
11 1 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Solaris
11 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Migration
2 12 (12.37%) ITIL
3 6 (6.19%) Data Migration
3 6 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (6.19%) Security Management
4 5 (5.15%) Analytics
4 5 (5.15%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (5.15%) Information Architecture
4 5 (5.15%) Workflow
5 4 (4.12%) B2B
5 4 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.12%) Content Writing
5 4 (4.12%) CRM
5 4 (4.12%) Database Security
5 4 (4.12%) Email Migration
5 4 (4.12%) ERP
5 4 (4.12%) ETL
5 4 (4.12%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (4.12%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.09%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) SQL
2 6 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.12%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.06%) Perl
4 2 (2.06%) Python
4 2 (2.06%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.03%) C
5 1 (1.03%) C#
5 1 (1.03%) Java
5 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.03%) RPG
Qualifications
1 6 (6.19%) SC Cleared
1 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.12%) MCSA
2 4 (4.12%) MCSE
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.03%) CCA
3 1 (1.03%) CESG Certified Professional
3 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) SLA
2 3 (3.09%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.03%) PMO
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (22.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.12%) XenApp
3 3 (3.09%) NFS
3 3 (3.09%) vSphere
4 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.06%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) SCCM
2 5 (5.15%) Oracle RMAN
3 4 (4.12%) Data Guard
3 4 (4.12%) Oracle EDQ
4 3 (3.09%) Puppet
5 2 (2.06%) SCOM
6 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.03%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.53%) VMware
3 11 (11.34%) Oracle
4 9 (9.28%) Citrix
5 4 (4.12%) Cognos
5 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
5 4 (4.12%) SAP
6 3 (3.09%) HP
6 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.06%) RedGate
7 2 (2.06%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.03%) Cisco
8 1 (1.03%) Dell
8 1 (1.03%) F5
8 1 (1.03%) JD Edwards
8 1 (1.03%) Kaspersky
8 1 (1.03%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.03%) McAfee
8 1 (1.03%) Proofpoint
8 1 (1.03%) Symantec