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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 109 102 93
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 23 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.96% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.00% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 13
Average daily rate £363 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £317 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £350 £308
% change year-on-year
-0.71% +13.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.26 £28.77 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-46.95% +27.86%
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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -14 17 £363 -30.95% 1
Glasgow +3 2 £345 +6.15%
Systems Administrator
UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 24 (61.54%) Unix
2 21 (53.85%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Solaris
4 15 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 13 (33.33%) Finance
5 13 (33.33%) AIX
5 13 (33.33%) Oracle
5 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (30.77%) Migration
6 12 (30.77%) Veritas
7 11 (28.21%) Windows
8 9 (23.08%) Banking
8 9 (23.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 8 (20.51%) SAN
10 7 (17.95%) Law
11 5 (12.82%) VMware
11 5 (12.82%) Clustering
11 5 (12.82%) HPUX
11 5 (12.82%) HP
11 5 (12.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 5 (12.82%) Veritas File System
12 4 (10.26%) SSH
12 4 (10.26%) iptables
12 4 (10.26%) EMC
13 3 (7.69%) DNS
13 3 (7.69%) LDAP
13 3 (7.69%) IIS
13 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
13 3 (7.69%) Web Services

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 3 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) SAN
2 4 (10.26%) SSH
3 3 (7.69%) DNS
3 3 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security
4 2 (5.13%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (5.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.56%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) SMTP
5 1 (2.56%) SSL
5 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
1 2 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 1 (2.56%) Boxen
2 1 (2.56%) FishEye
2 1 (2.56%) JIRA
2 1 (2.56%) Maven
2 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (33.33%) Finance
2 9 (23.08%) Banking
3 7 (17.95%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
1 3 (7.69%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.82%) Clustering
3 3 (7.69%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (7.69%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.13%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (2.56%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Unix
2 21 (53.85%) Linux
3 18 (46.15%) Solaris
4 13 (33.33%) AIX
4 13 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (28.21%) Windows
6 5 (12.82%) HPUX
7 3 (7.69%) Mac OS X
7 3 (7.69%) Mac OS X Server
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Migration
2 3 (7.69%) Change Management
2 3 (7.69%) Data Protection
2 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (7.69%) Patch Management
2 3 (7.69%) Project Management
2 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.13%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (5.13%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (2.56%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.56%) Database Optimisation
4 1 (2.56%) DevOps
4 1 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.56%) Release Management
4 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) Java
1 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.56%) IBM Certification
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (23.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 5 (12.82%) Veritas File System
2 5 (12.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 4 (10.26%) iptables
4 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
4 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.13%) SRDF
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Legato
1 3 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 3 (7.69%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.56%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 13 (33.33%) Oracle
3 12 (30.77%) Veritas
4 5 (12.82%) HP
4 5 (12.82%) VMware
5 4 (10.26%) EMC
6 3 (7.69%) Apple
7 2 (5.13%) Atlassian
7 2 (5.13%) Cisco
7 2 (5.13%) ForgeRock
7 2 (5.13%) IBM
7 2 (5.13%) Meraki
7 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Sun
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