The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 109 118 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.60% 0.53% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.57% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 4
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£350 £359 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% +42.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £198 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £438 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £280
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.75
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.81%
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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
2836 2444 2243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.75% 92.47% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 1288 1105
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 65 54
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.48 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.44% +12.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.50 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +4 9 £375 +11.11% 2
Glasgow +4 8 £350 -12.50%
Systems Administrator
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 18 (41.86%) UNIX
3 17 (39.53%) Red Hat
4 16 (37.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (30.23%) Solaris
6 12 (27.91%) Windows
6 12 (27.91%) JBoss
6 12 (27.91%) VMware
7 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (25.58%) Oracle
8 10 (23.26%) ITIL
8 10 (23.26%) LDAP
9 9 (20.93%) Tomcat
10 8 (18.60%) Apache
10 8 (18.60%) Change Management
11 7 (16.28%) Firewall
11 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (16.28%) RHCE
11 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
12 6 (13.95%) EMC
12 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.95%) Finance
12 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
12 6 (13.95%) Clustering
13 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
13 5 (11.63%) Degree
13 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
13 5 (11.63%) Sun

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (27.91%) JBoss
2 9 (20.93%) Tomcat
3 8 (18.60%) Apache
4 4 (9.30%) WebLogic
4 4 (9.30%) IIS
5 2 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.65%) ColdFusion
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.33%) LiveLink
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) MS Office
1 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.98%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.26%) LDAP
2 7 (16.28%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) SAN
4 3 (6.98%) BIG-IP
4 3 (6.98%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (6.98%) SSL
5 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.33%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (2.33%) NAS
6 1 (2.33%) Network Security
6 1 (2.33%) Intranet
6 1 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (6.98%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (13.95%) Finance
2 4 (9.30%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) International Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
1 6 (13.95%) Clustering
2 3 (6.98%) Private Cloud
2 3 (6.98%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.33%) Statistics
4 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 18 (41.86%) UNIX
3 16 (37.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (30.23%) Solaris
5 12 (27.91%) Windows
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (16.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.98%) SUSE
8 3 (6.98%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (6.98%) AIX
9 2 (4.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.33%) HPUX
10 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 8 (18.60%) Change Management
3 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Supplier Management
5 4 (9.30%) Data Security
6 3 (6.98%) Release Management
6 3 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (4.65%) DevOps
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.65%) Database Tuning
7 2 (4.65%) Document Management
7 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.33%) Information Management
8 1 (2.33%) Logistics
8 1 (2.33%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.33%) Change Control
8 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.63%) SQL
2 4 (9.30%) Perl
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.33%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) RHCE
2 5 (11.63%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (25.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (11.63%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.65%) vCloud
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.65%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
4 1 (2.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (4.65%) Data Guard
1 2 (4.65%) Puppet
1 2 (4.65%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) SCOM
2 1 (2.33%) SCSM
2 1 (2.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 17 (39.53%) Red Hat
2 12 (27.91%) VMware
3 11 (25.58%) Oracle
4 6 (13.95%) EMC
4 6 (13.95%) Microsoft
5 5 (11.63%) Sun
6 4 (9.30%) NetApp
7 3 (6.98%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.98%) F5
7 3 (6.98%) ForgeRock
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco
8 2 (4.65%) Veritas
8 2 (4.65%) Symantec
8 2 (4.65%) Remedy
8 2 (4.65%) Brocade
9 1 (2.33%) OpenText
9 1 (2.33%) Veeam
9 1 (2.33%) Splunk
9 1 (2.33%) HP
9 1 (2.33%) Hitachi