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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 117 116 117
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 34 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.17% 0.50% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 0.52% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 7
Median daily rate £330 £338 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £398 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+53.65% -21.15%
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
2689 2858 2442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.72% 95.55% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1515 1493 1367
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 96 80
Median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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
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 29 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 +6 17 £410 +9.33% 4
Renfrewshire - 9 £300 -
Glasgow -3 5 £300 -11.11% 1
Aberdeen - 2 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
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Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 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 30 (49.18%) Unix
1 30 (49.18%) Linux
2 26 (42.62%) Solaris
3 22 (36.07%) Veritas
3 22 (36.07%) Red Hat
4 19 (31.15%) Oracle
5 18 (29.51%) Migration
6 17 (27.87%) Finance
7 13 (21.31%) Windows
7 13 (21.31%) Clustering
7 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (18.03%) AIX
8 11 (18.03%) Law
8 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
9 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
10 9 (14.75%) SAN
10 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
11 8 (13.11%) SLA
11 8 (13.11%) VMware
11 8 (13.11%) Banking
11 8 (13.11%) Windows Server
12 7 (11.48%) High Availability
12 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (11.48%) SQL
12 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
12 7 (11.48%) HP
13 6 (9.84%) CA
13 6 (9.84%) Symantec
13 6 (9.84%) DNS
13 6 (9.84%) SharePoint

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 6 (9.84%) SharePoint
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.92%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.28%) Apache
5 2 (3.28%) JBoss
6 1 (1.64%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.75%) SAN
2 6 (9.84%) DNS
3 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 5 (8.20%) SMTP
3 5 (8.20%) SSH
4 4 (6.56%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.28%) LDAP
5 2 (3.28%) OpenLDAP
6 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (6.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) DB2
3 2 (3.28%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.28%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (3.28%) Subversion
2 1 (1.64%) HP UFT
General
1 17 (27.87%) Finance
2 11 (18.03%) Law
3 8 (13.11%) Banking
4 1 (1.64%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) HTML
1 2 (3.28%) Itk
1 2 (3.28%) Swing
1 2 (3.28%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (3.28%) XML
1 2 (3.28%) XSL
2 1 (1.64%) LAMP
2 1 (1.64%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.64%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (21.31%) Clustering
2 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
3 5 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.20%) PKI
4 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.64%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (49.18%) Linux
1 30 (49.18%) Unix
2 26 (42.62%) Solaris
3 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (21.31%) Windows
4 11 (18.03%) AIX
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Server
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.20%) HPUX
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.64%) CentOS
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (29.51%) Migration
2 7 (11.48%) High Availability
3 6 (9.84%) ITIL
4 5 (8.20%) Change Management
4 5 (8.20%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.28%) Server Building
5 2 (3.28%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.64%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.64%) Line Management
6 1 (1.64%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 1 (1.64%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.64%) Release Management
6 1 (1.64%) Security Architecture
6 1 (1.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.48%) SQL
2 5 (8.20%) Java
3 2 (3.28%) C
3 2 (3.28%) C++
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) Perl
4 1 (1.64%) PHP
4 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (9.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 6 (9.84%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.20%) Veritas File System
3 5 (8.20%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (6.56%) iptables
5 2 (3.28%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.64%) RHEV
6 1 (1.64%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) CA Spectrum
1 5 (8.20%) SCCM
1 5 (8.20%) SCOM
1 5 (8.20%) SCVMM
1 5 (8.20%) WSUS
2 4 (6.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.92%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.28%) Ansible
4 2 (3.28%) Puppet
5 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (36.07%) Red Hat
1 22 (36.07%) Veritas
2 19 (31.15%) Oracle
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.11%) VMware
5 7 (11.48%) HP
6 6 (9.84%) CA
6 6 (9.84%) Symantec
7 5 (8.20%) arcserve
7 5 (8.20%) Brocade
8 4 (6.56%) 3PAR
8 4 (6.56%) AppSense
8 4 (6.56%) Citrix
8 4 (6.56%) Lumension
9 3 (4.92%) IBM
10 2 (3.28%) EMC
10 2 (3.28%) ForgeRock
11 1 (1.64%) Apple
11 1 (1.64%) Cisco
11 1 (1.64%) F5
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