Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Administrator
UK > Scotland
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 95 119 89
Rank change year-on-year +24 -30 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 112 68 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 2.14% 1.36% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.25% 1.43% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 38 52
Scotland median daily rate £373 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.43% +3.32% -3.21%
10th Percentile £146 £154 £214
90th Percentile £450 £438 £445
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £14.22 £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +55.00% -81.82%
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -17.14% +25.00% -6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,973 4,767 3,947
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.10% 95.61% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,723 2,743 2,302
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -0.68%
10th Percentile £220 £225 £223
90th Percentile £550 £538 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 136 116
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +15.94% -20.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £10.25
90th Percentile £44.27 £43.50 £44.75
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings that featured Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for Administrator in Scotland

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Administrator in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for Administrator in Scotland

Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Administrator in Scotland over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Administrator in Scotland

Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Administrator in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Administrator in Scotland

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 Administrator within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 11 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +26 64 £375 - 8
Glasgow -7 31 £365 +4.29% 3
Aberdeen +12 3 £213 -48.48%
South Lanarkshire -5 3 £450 +20.00%
Falkirk - 3 £275 -
Dundee -2 2 £325 -
West Lothian - 2 £98 - 1
Fife +5 1 £240 -
Renfrewshire -8 1 £408 +162.90%
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £400 -
Highlands - 1 £185 -
Administrator
UK

Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region featuring Administrator in the job title.

1 27 (24.11%) Linux
2 26 (23.21%) Solaris
3 24 (21.43%) Unix
3 24 (21.43%) Finance
4 21 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 17 (15.18%) Migration
6 16 (14.29%) Windows
6 16 (14.29%) SQL
7 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
8 14 (12.50%) Oracle
8 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (11.61%) Banking
9 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
10 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
10 12 (10.71%) AIX
10 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (9.82%) VMware
11 11 (9.82%) Service Management
11 11 (9.82%) ITIL
11 11 (9.82%) Sun
11 11 (9.82%) Oracle ZFS
12 10 (8.93%) Database Tuning
13 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
13 9 (8.04%) Apache
13 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
13 9 (8.04%) Change Management
13 9 (8.04%) ITSM
14 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
14 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery

Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (8.04%) Apache
1 9 (8.04%) Tomcat
2 7 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.57%) nginx
5 3 (2.68%) CMS
6 2 (1.79%) Confluence
6 2 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.79%) JBoss
6 2 (1.79%) SAS
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.89%) IIS
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.89%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.89%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.89%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) assyst
1 1 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.89%) thinkFolio
1 1 (0.89%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.36%) Office 365
3 5 (4.46%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.79%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.57%) DNS
1 4 (3.57%) DSL
1 4 (3.57%) Firewall
1 4 (3.57%) SAN
1 4 (3.57%) SSL
2 3 (2.68%) S/MIME
3 2 (1.79%) LAN
3 2 (1.79%) Network Security
3 2 (1.79%) VPN
4 1 (0.89%) Connectrix
4 1 (0.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 7 (6.25%) Informix
4 3 (2.68%) MariaDB
4 3 (2.68%) MS Access
4 3 (2.68%) MySQL
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (0.89%) Power BI
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.46%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
3 4 (3.57%) GitLab
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
5 2 (1.79%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (21.43%) Finance
2 13 (11.61%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Law
4 1 (0.89%) Billing
4 1 (0.89%) Legal
4 1 (0.89%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.46%) LDAP
2 3 (2.68%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.79%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (1.79%) Spring
4 1 (0.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.89%) jQuery
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (0.89%) REST
4 1 (0.89%) SOAP
4 1 (0.89%) XML
4 1 (0.89%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 3 (2.68%) Clustering
2 3 (2.68%) FMCG
2 3 (2.68%) Replication
2 3 (2.68%) User Experience
3 2 (1.79%) CMDB
3 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
3 2 (1.79%) EMC VNX
3 2 (1.79%) Learning Management System
4 1 (0.89%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.89%) Blog
4 1 (0.89%) BYOD
4 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (0.89%) EMC Centera
4 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (0.89%) iPad
4 1 (0.89%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (24.11%) Linux
2 26 (23.21%) Solaris
3 24 (21.43%) Unix
4 16 (14.29%) Windows
5 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (10.71%) AIX
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.68%) HPUX
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Migration
2 14 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (9.82%) ITIL
3 11 (9.82%) Service Management
4 10 (8.93%) Database Tuning
5 9 (8.04%) Change Management
5 9 (8.04%) ITSM
6 8 (7.14%) Data Migration
6 8 (7.14%) Database Security
6 8 (7.14%) DevOps
6 8 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 8 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (6.25%) Change Control
7 7 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
8 6 (5.36%) Patch Management
9 5 (4.46%) Scrum
10 4 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (3.57%) ETL
10 4 (3.57%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
3 7 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.46%) Python
5 4 (3.57%) Perl
6 3 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (0.89%) C#
8 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.79%) MCSE
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.89%) CCNA
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.89%) MCP
4 1 (0.89%) MOS
4 1 (0.89%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.36%) PMO
2 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.79%) GDPR
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.79%) SLA
3 1 (0.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.36%) Docker
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.68%) XenApp
5 2 (1.79%) RACF
5 2 (1.79%) RHEV
5 2 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (9.82%) Oracle ZFS
2 7 (6.25%) Ansible
3 5 (4.46%) Prometheus
3 5 (4.46%) Puppet
4 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (3.57%) Xymon
5 3 (2.68%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (1.79%) Kibana
6 2 (1.79%) Kubernetes
6 2 (1.79%) logstash
6 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.79%) SCCM
6 2 (1.79%) zSecure
7 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 1 (0.89%) Grafana
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.89%) Oracle Flashback
7 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 21 (18.75%) Red Hat
2 15 (13.39%) Microsoft
3 14 (12.50%) Oracle
4 11 (9.82%) Sun
4 11 (9.82%) VMware
5 8 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (6.25%) ServiceNow
7 6 (5.36%) HP
8 5 (4.46%) IBM
9 4 (3.57%) Dell
9 4 (3.57%) EMC
9 4 (3.57%) NetApp
10 3 (2.68%) Citrix
10 3 (2.68%) SAP
10 3 (2.68%) Talend
11 2 (1.79%) Nintex
11 2 (1.79%) Symantec
11 2 (1.79%) Veritas
12 1 (0.89%) Apple
12 1 (0.89%) Charles River