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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 104 115 89
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 17 19 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.86% 0.66% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.71% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 22
Median daily rate £350 £425 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +0.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £324 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £435 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.46 £30.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+48.20% +30.43%
Systems Administrator
UK

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
1881 2681 2699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.43% 93.51% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1089 1402 1460
Median daily rate £370 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 47 50
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.02 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.13% +17.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £43.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 8 December 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 8 December 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
Glasgow +6 7 £350 -17.64% 1
Edinburgh +16 4 £350 -11.11% 1
South Ayrshire - 4 - -
East Ayrshire - 2 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 11 (42.31%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (30.77%) Solaris
3 8 (30.77%) IBM
4 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
4 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 6 (23.08%) CommVault
5 6 (23.08%) NetApp
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) Sun
5 6 (23.08%) NFS
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (23.08%) Canon
6 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
7 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
7 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
7 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 3 (11.54%) SQL
8 3 (11.54%) EMC
8 3 (11.54%) Change Management
8 3 (11.54%) Finance

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 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) DHCP
1 2 (7.69%) DNS
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) Firewall
2 1 (3.85%) FTP
2 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
2 1 (3.85%) Network Security
2 1 (3.85%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) CSS
1 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
2 1 (3.85%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.85%) IBM XIV
2 1 (3.85%) iPad
2 1 (3.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 15 (57.69%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Solaris
3 7 (26.92%) Unix
3 7 (26.92%) Windows
4 6 (23.08%) Oracle Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.69%) AIX
8 2 (7.69%) HPUX
8 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
8 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
8 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.85%) Android
9 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
9 1 (3.85%) i5/OS
9 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) Change Control
4 1 (3.85%) Content Management
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.85%) Escalation Management
4 1 (3.85%) High Availability
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Security Management
4 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
4 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
1 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
2 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (11.54%) SQL
4 2 (7.69%) Perl
4 2 (7.69%) VBScript
5 1 (3.85%) Java
5 1 (3.85%) Korn
5 1 (3.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) NFS
3 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Docker
4 1 (3.85%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.85%) PowerHA
4 1 (3.85%) SRDF
4 1 (3.85%) vCloud
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (3.85%) vSphere
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Ansible
1 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) Hyperic
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (3.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) VMware
2 8 (30.77%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) Canon
3 6 (23.08%) CommVault
3 6 (23.08%) NetApp
3 6 (23.08%) Oracle
3 6 (23.08%) Sun
4 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) EMC
7 2 (7.69%) Dell
7 2 (7.69%) HP
7 2 (7.69%) Veritas
8 1 (3.85%) Adobe
8 1 (3.85%) Apple
8 1 (3.85%) CA
8 1 (3.85%) Cisco
8 1 (3.85%) Citrix
8 1 (3.85%) Clearswift
8 1 (3.85%) Symantec