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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 102 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 36 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.09% 0.51% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 0.55% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 6
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£350 £425 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £673 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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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
3060 2557 2253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.84% 92.68% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1581 1286 1095
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 52 80
Average hourly rate £20.25 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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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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 -7 19 £406 -26.13% 5
Glasgow +21 15 £350 +55.55%
Fife - 2 - -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Lothian - 2 - - 1
North Lanarkshire - 2 - -
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Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 27 (52.94%) UNIX
2 18 (35.29%) Solaris
3 17 (33.33%) Linux
4 14 (27.45%) Change Management
5 13 (25.49%) VMware
5 13 (25.49%) ITIL
5 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (23.53%) Windows
7 11 (21.57%) Perl
7 11 (21.57%) Finance
8 10 (19.61%) Veritas
8 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
8 10 (19.61%) Python
8 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (17.65%) IBM Notes
9 9 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
9 9 (17.65%) RAD
9 9 (17.65%) Lotus
9 9 (17.65%) Migration
10 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (15.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 8 (15.69%) Puppet
10 8 (15.69%) SAN
10 8 (15.69%) Oracle
10 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
11 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.73%) EMC
11 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
11 7 (13.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (13.73%) Data Centre

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 9 (17.65%) IBM Notes
1 9 (17.65%) Lotus Domino
2 5 (9.80%) JBoss
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
4 1 (1.96%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Agresso
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) SAN
2 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.92%) NAS
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) WLAN
4 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Subversion
1 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
1 5 (9.80%) Jenkins
2 4 (7.84%) FishEye
2 4 (7.84%) Maven
2 4 (7.84%) JIRA
General
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Aerospace
2 4 (7.84%) Law
3 3 (5.88%) Banking
4 2 (3.92%) International Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.96%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (13.73%) Data Centre
3 6 (11.76%) Clustering
4 3 (5.88%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (5.88%) Freedom of Information Act
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Statistics
5 1 (1.96%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) UNIX
2 18 (35.29%) Solaris
3 17 (33.33%) Linux
4 12 (23.53%) Windows
5 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.80%) AIX
7 2 (3.92%) HPUX
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.92%) SUSE
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.96%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) Change Management
2 13 (25.49%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) RAD
3 9 (17.65%) Migration
4 5 (9.80%) DevOps
5 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
5 4 (7.84%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.88%) Project Management
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (3.92%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.92%) Database Tuning
8 1 (1.96%) Open Source
8 1 (1.96%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.96%) Network Management
8 1 (1.96%) Change Control
8 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) Perl
2 10 (19.61%) Python
3 7 (13.73%) Shell Script
4 4 (7.84%) C++
4 4 (7.84%) Java
5 2 (3.92%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (15.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 6 (11.76%) Veritas File System
5 5 (9.80%) vSphere
6 4 (7.84%) vCloud
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Puppet
2 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 3 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.92%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.96%) SCCM
5 1 (1.96%) SCOM
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.96%) SCSM
5 1 (1.96%) Ansible
Vendors
1 13 (25.49%) VMware
2 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
2 10 (19.61%) Veritas
3 9 (17.65%) Lotus
4 8 (15.69%) Oracle
4 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
5 7 (13.73%) EMC
6 6 (11.76%) Sun
6 6 (11.76%) Cisco
7 5 (9.80%) Brocade
8 3 (5.88%) Symantec
9 2 (3.92%) Remedy
9 2 (3.92%) HP
10 1 (1.96%) IBM
10 1 (1.96%) NetApp