The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 114 115 116
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 36 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.21% 0.56% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.59% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 6
Median daily rate £400 £363 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +1.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £311 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £20.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+51.21% -7.86%
Systems Administrator
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2780 2876 2469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.13% 95.45% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1522 1325
Median daily rate £375 £366 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% -1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 98 72
Median hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Edinburgh +8 26 £420 +12.00% 3
Renfrewshire - 6 £305 -
Glasgow -2 2 - - 1
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Dundee - 1 - -
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Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, Systems 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 Scotland region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 32 (56.14%) Unix
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 26 (45.61%) Solaris
4 22 (38.60%) Veritas
5 20 (35.09%) Red Hat
6 19 (33.33%) Migration
6 19 (33.33%) Oracle
7 17 (29.82%) Finance
8 14 (24.56%) Windows
8 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (21.05%) Banking
9 12 (21.05%) AIX
10 11 (19.30%) Law
10 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
11 8 (14.04%) Clustering
12 7 (12.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (12.28%) SAN
13 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
13 6 (10.53%) Change Management
13 6 (10.53%) HPUX
13 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
13 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
14 5 (8.77%) SLA
14 5 (8.77%) HP
14 5 (8.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 5 (8.77%) Veritas File System
14 5 (8.77%) SSH
15 4 (7.02%) VMware
15 4 (7.02%) PowerShell

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (5.26%) IIS
1 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
1 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Apache
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.75%) ColdFusion
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) SAN
2 5 (8.77%) SSH
3 3 (5.26%) DNS
4 2 (3.51%) DHCP
4 2 (3.51%) LDAP
4 2 (3.51%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (3.51%) SMTP
5 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) MySQL
2 2 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.51%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.75%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.75%) Subversion
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 11 (19.30%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
1 3 (5.26%) ASP.NET
1 3 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) Itk
2 1 (1.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.75%) SAML
2 1 (1.75%) Swing
2 1 (1.75%) XML
2 1 (1.75%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 8 (14.04%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Unix
2 27 (47.37%) Linux
3 26 (45.61%) Solaris
4 14 (24.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (24.56%) Windows
5 12 (21.05%) AIX
6 6 (10.53%) HPUX
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.75%) CentOS
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.33%) Migration
2 6 (10.53%) Change Management
3 3 (5.26%) ITIL
4 2 (3.51%) High Availability
4 2 (3.51%) Mentoring
4 2 (3.51%) Patch Management
4 2 (3.51%) Server Building
4 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.75%) Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.75%) Line Management
5 1 (1.75%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (1.75%) Release Management
5 1 (1.75%) Security Architecture
5 1 (1.75%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) Java
1 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
2 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.75%) C
2 1 (1.75%) C++
2 1 (1.75%) Perl
2 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.26%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (8.77%) Veritas File System
2 5 (8.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (7.02%) iptables
4 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.51%) SRDF
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.51%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
2 2 (3.51%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) SCVMM
2 2 (3.51%) WSUS
3 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Veritas
2 20 (35.09%) Red Hat
3 19 (33.33%) Oracle
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
5 5 (8.77%) HP
6 4 (7.02%) VMware
7 3 (5.26%) CA
7 3 (5.26%) EMC
8 2 (3.51%) arcserve
8 2 (3.51%) Brocade
8 2 (3.51%) ForgeRock
8 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.75%) Altiris
9 1 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (1.75%) AppSense
9 1 (1.75%) Cisco
9 1 (1.75%) Citrix
9 1 (1.75%) F5
9 1 (1.75%) Lumension
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