Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 71 61
Rank change year-on-year -57 -10 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Administrator 61 123 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.23% 2.83% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 2.99% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 67 99
Scotland median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £189 £220 £195
90th Percentile £440 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £350 £365 £350
% change year-on-year -4.11% +4.29% +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Scotland median hourly rate £14.75 £10.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.50% -81.82% +378.26%
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £14.04 £15.00
% change year-on-year +24.62% -6.38% -

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 4719 4107 5873
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 94.63% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2675 2403 3038
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £230
90th Percentile £531 £492 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 118 126
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £43.00 £48.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 -44 30 £375 -9.09% 2
Glasgow -19 17 £350 +2.94% 7
South Lanarkshire - 4 £298 -
South Ayrshire +1 2 £225 -5.26%
Aberdeen -8 2 £400 - 2
Renfrewshire +37 1 - -
Dundee +8 1 - - 1
Fife +2 1 £240 +140.00%
North Lanarkshire -1 1 £116 -3.33%
Perth and Kinross - 1 - -
Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, 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 Administrator in the job title.

1 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
3 16 (26.23%) ITIL
4 15 (24.59%) Linux
4 15 (24.59%) VMware
5 13 (21.31%) Finance
5 13 (21.31%) Office 365
6 11 (18.03%) Windows
7 10 (16.39%) Migration
7 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
7 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
8 9 (14.75%) MS Exchange
9 7 (11.48%) Firewall
9 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
9 7 (11.48%) Unix
9 7 (11.48%) Oracle
9 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
9 7 (11.48%) Open Source
9 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
10 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
10 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
10 6 (9.84%) Solaris
10 6 (9.84%) DNS
10 6 (9.84%) SAN
10 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
11 5 (8.20%) Law
11 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP

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 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.48%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.28%) Apache
4 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.28%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.64%) IIS
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (21.31%) Office 365
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.64%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.64%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.48%) Firewall
2 6 (9.84%) DNS
2 6 (9.84%) SAN
3 5 (8.20%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.56%) DHCP
4 4 (6.56%) LDAP
4 4 (6.56%) S/MIME
4 4 (6.56%) Unified Communications
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
6 1 (1.64%) DSL
6 1 (1.64%) Internet
6 1 (1.64%) NAS
6 1 (1.64%) Skype
6 1 (1.64%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Oracle Database
1 4 (6.56%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.64%) DB2
4 1 (1.64%) IMS/DB
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.64%) GitLab
1 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.64%) Subversion
1 1 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (21.31%) Finance
2 5 (8.20%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.64%) Legal
3 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Middleware
2 1 (1.64%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.64%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.56%) CMDB
2 4 (6.56%) PKI
3 3 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
3 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) BYOD
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.64%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (24.59%) Linux
2 11 (18.03%) Windows
3 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Unix
3 7 (11.48%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.84%) Solaris
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.92%) AIX
6 3 (4.92%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.64%) Tru64
7 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) ITIL
2 10 (16.39%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.39%) Migration
3 7 (11.48%) ITIL V3
3 7 (11.48%) Open Source
4 4 (6.56%) Analytics
4 4 (6.56%) Change Management
4 4 (6.56%) High Availability
4 4 (6.56%) Information Management
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Testing
4 4 (6.56%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.56%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.56%) Process Improvement
4 4 (6.56%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (4.92%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.92%) Change Control
5 3 (4.92%) Programme Delivery
5 3 (4.92%) SOA
5 3 (4.92%) Software Delivery
5 3 (4.92%) UML
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) Bash Shell
3 4 (6.56%) Perl
4 3 (4.92%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) Java
6 1 (1.64%) Ruby
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) Degree
4 1 (1.64%) ECDL
4 1 (1.64%) MCP
4 1 (1.64%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.28%) PMO
2 2 (3.28%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) COBIT
3 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.20%) vSphere
4 4 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.56%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (3.28%) Docker
7 1 (1.64%) OpenAM
7 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (8.20%) vCenter Server
2 4 (6.56%) Puppet
3 3 (4.92%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.92%) SCCM
3 3 (4.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.28%) Ansible
4 2 (3.28%) Control-M
4 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) Rundeck
4 2 (3.28%) WSUS
5 1 (1.64%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.64%) EnCase
5 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.64%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Prometheus
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.64%) Simpana
5 1 (1.64%) Xymon
Vendors
1 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
2 15 (24.59%) VMware
3 7 (11.48%) Oracle
4 6 (9.84%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.20%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.56%) Cisco
6 4 (6.56%) EMC
6 4 (6.56%) IBM
7 3 (4.92%) Sophos
7 3 (4.92%) Veritas
8 2 (3.28%) CommVault
8 2 (3.28%) Dell
8 2 (3.28%) EnterpriseDB
8 2 (3.28%) Lotus
9 1 (1.64%) ForgeRock
9 1 (1.64%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.64%) Open-E
9 1 (1.64%) RedGate
9 1 (1.64%) Splunk
9 1 (1.64%) Synology