Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Administrator was £160 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 172 210 168
Rank change year-on-year +38 -42 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Administrator 6 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.032% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.034% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
West Midlands median daily rate £160 - £250
10th Percentile £117 - £170
90th Percentile £315 - £290
England median daily rate £193 £139 £175
% change year-on-year +38.74% -20.71% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
West Midlands median hourly rate - £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.23% +185.52%
England median hourly rate £15.00 £12.19 £15.05
% change year-on-year +23.05% -19.00% +14.45%

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 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
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%

IT Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Administrator in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Administrator in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Administrator in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Administrator in the West Midlands

IT 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 IT Administrator within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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 - 3 £263 -
Coventry - 1 £108 - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £145 -
IT Administrator
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring IT Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Primavera
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) Change Management
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (16.67%) SAP
4 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Server Patching
4 1 (16.67%) Server Building
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server

IT 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) SAP