Period
to 22 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 114 82
Rank change year-on-year +1 -32 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 95 71 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.77% 1.49% 2.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.86% 1.56% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 34 66
Scotland median daily rate £350 £250 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -20.76% -9.86%
10th Percentile £125 £131 £248
90th Percentile £456 £411 £447
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £364
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.85% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Scotland median hourly rate £11.00 £14.75 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.42% +47.50% -72.79%
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% +17.86% -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 5,121 4,556 4,811
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 95.53% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,829 2,579 2,769
Scotland median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.83% +0.69%
10th Percentile £230 £225 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 125 119
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.85 £44.80 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -5.19% -1.58% +6.03%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +2 49 £313 -10.64% 11
Glasgow +8 32 £428 +78.13% 9
South Lanarkshire -3 3 £450 +110.53%
Renfrewshire -24 3 £263 +280.43%
Aberdeen +11 2 £250 -37.50% 1
West Dunbartonshire +1 2 £381 -
Falkirk -1 2 £275 +10.00%
Fife +1 1 £240 -
Dundee - 1 - -
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 28 (29.47%) Linux
2 17 (17.89%) SQL
3 16 (16.84%) ITIL
3 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 16 (16.84%) Solaris
4 15 (15.79%) Unix
4 15 (15.79%) Service Management
4 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
5 14 (14.74%) Oracle
6 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
6 13 (13.68%) AIX
6 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
7 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database
8 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (11.58%) Apache
8 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
8 11 (11.58%) Ansible
9 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
10 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
10 9 (9.47%) Tomcat
10 9 (9.47%) VMware
10 9 (9.47%) Migration
10 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (8.42%) Finance
11 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
11 8 (8.42%) Puppet
12 7 (7.37%) Database Security
12 7 (7.37%) Database Tuning

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 11 (11.58%) Apache
2 9 (9.47%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
4 6 (6.32%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.26%) IBM Connections
5 5 (5.26%) IBM Domino
5 5 (5.26%) nginx
5 5 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (4.21%) CMS
6 4 (4.21%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.11%) Confluence
8 2 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (2.11%) IIS
8 2 (2.11%) SAS
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.05%) JBoss
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.21%) assyst
2 1 (1.05%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (1.05%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.26%) Office 365
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.11%) AWS CloudTrail
3 2 (2.11%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.11%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.05%) IaaS
4 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.05%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) Firewall
2 5 (5.26%) SSL
3 4 (4.21%) DNS
3 4 (4.21%) DSL
3 4 (4.21%) SAN
4 3 (3.16%) S/MIME
4 3 (3.16%) VPN
5 2 (2.11%) Network Security
5 2 (2.11%) WAN
6 1 (1.05%) ADSL
6 1 (1.05%) Connectrix
6 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.05%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.05%) LAN
6 1 (1.05%) MPLS
6 1 (1.05%) PSTN
6 1 (1.05%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.63%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.58%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (7.37%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.32%) Informix
6 5 (5.26%) DB2
6 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (4.21%) MySQL
7 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.16%) MariaDB
8 3 (3.16%) MS Access
9 2 (2.11%) Oracle9i Database
9 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (1.05%) InfluxDB
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.21%) Artifactory
2 4 (4.21%) GitLab
3 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.11%) JIRA
4 2 (2.11%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (2.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.05%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 7 (7.37%) Banking
3 1 (1.05%) Back Office
3 1 (1.05%) Billing
3 1 (1.05%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Marketing
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) LDAP
2 3 (3.16%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.16%) Spring
3 2 (2.11%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (2.11%) Oracle Streams
4 1 (1.05%) .NET
4 1 (1.05%) CSS
4 1 (1.05%) ISPF
4 1 (1.05%) jQuery
4 1 (1.05%) LAMP
4 1 (1.05%) Middleware
4 1 (1.05%) REST
4 1 (1.05%) SOAP
4 1 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.05%) XML
4 1 (1.05%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
2 3 (3.16%) Clustering
2 3 (3.16%) FMCG
2 3 (3.16%) User Experience
3 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.11%) BYOD
3 2 (2.11%) CMDB
3 2 (2.11%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.11%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.05%) Blog
4 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (1.05%) EMC Centera
4 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.47%) Linux
2 16 (16.84%) Solaris
2 16 (16.84%) Windows
3 15 (15.79%) Unix
4 13 (13.68%) AIX
5 10 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.37%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.16%) HPUX
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.84%) ITIL
2 15 (15.79%) Service Management
3 13 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (9.47%) Migration
4 9 (9.47%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (8.42%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.37%) Data Migration
6 7 (7.37%) Database Security
6 7 (7.37%) Database Tuning
7 6 (6.32%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (6.32%) ITSM
8 5 (5.26%) Change Management
8 5 (5.26%) Patch Management
8 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.26%) Scrum
8 5 (5.26%) Security Management
9 4 (4.21%) Deployment Automation
9 4 (4.21%) DevOps
9 4 (4.21%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (4.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.89%) SQL
2 7 (7.37%) Bash Shell
3 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
4 3 (3.16%) Python
5 2 (2.11%) Java
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.05%) JCL
6 1 (1.05%) PHP
6 1 (1.05%) REXX
6 1 (1.05%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) MCSE
3 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) MCP
4 1 (1.05%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.32%) PMO
2 5 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (3.16%) SLA
4 2 (2.11%) GDPR
4 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 9 (9.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) Docker
3 3 (3.16%) RACF
3 3 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.11%) OpenAM
4 2 (2.11%) RHEV
4 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
4 2 (2.11%) XenApp
5 1 (1.05%) ACF2
5 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.05%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.05%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) Ansible
2 8 (8.42%) Puppet
3 6 (6.32%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 5 (5.26%) Prometheus
5 4 (4.21%) Data Guard
5 4 (4.21%) Oracle ZFS
5 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Satellite
5 4 (4.21%) Xymon
6 3 (3.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.11%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (2.11%) Kibana
7 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.11%) logstash
7 2 (2.11%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Flashback
7 2 (2.11%) Terraform
7 2 (2.11%) zSecure
8 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (15.79%) Red Hat
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle
3 11 (11.58%) Microsoft
4 9 (9.47%) VMware
5 6 (6.32%) IBM
6 5 (5.26%) NetApp
6 5 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.16%) EMC
7 3 (3.16%) SAP
7 3 (3.16%) Talend
7 3 (3.16%) Veritas
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) ForgeRock
8 2 (2.11%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (2.11%) Open-E
8 2 (2.11%) Remedy
8 2 (2.11%) Software AG
8 2 (2.11%) Synology
8 2 (2.11%) webMethods
9 1 (1.05%) BT