The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £340 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 April 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 116 109
Rank change year-on-year +12 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.41% 1.14% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 1.23% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 13
Median daily rate £340 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.92 £31.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -45.41% +51.21%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1836 2775 2856
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.69% 93.28% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1105 1541 1537
Median daily rate £375 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £398 £375
% change year-on-year +0.62% +6.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 59 100
Median hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £16.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.15% +100.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.60 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.70
% change year-on-year - +4.79%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Scotland

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator 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 28 April 2017. 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 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 -5 4 £375 -8.53% 5
Renfrewshire +33 2 £340 +3.03%
Glasgow +4 1 - -
Fife - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2017, 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 7 (41.18%) Linux
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 6 (35.29%) Solaris
2 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 5 (29.41%) Oracle
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
4 4 (23.53%) HP
4 4 (23.53%) EMC
4 4 (23.53%) Veritas
4 4 (23.53%) Banking
5 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
5 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (17.65%) SRDF
5 3 (17.65%) Clustering
5 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
5 3 (17.65%) Java
5 3 (17.65%) IBM
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
5 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 3 (17.65%) Change Control
6 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
6 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
6 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux

Systems 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 2 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
1 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (11.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Banking
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Clustering
1 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.88%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Linux
2 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 5 (29.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Unix
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (5.88%) AIX
6 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) Change Control
1 3 (17.65%) High Availability
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (11.76%) Network Design
2 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
2 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (5.88%) Change Management
3 1 (5.88%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Bash Shell
2 3 (17.65%) Java
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) C-shell
4 1 (5.88%) Korn
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCITP
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) SRDF
1 3 (17.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (11.76%) NFS
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (11.76%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) RACF
3 1 (5.88%) vCloud
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (11.76%) SCCM
1 2 (11.76%) SCOM
1 2 (11.76%) SCVMM
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 5 (29.41%) Oracle
2 5 (29.41%) Red Hat
3 4 (23.53%) EMC
3 4 (23.53%) HP
3 4 (23.53%) Veritas
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Canon
5 2 (11.76%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) CommVault
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
5 2 (11.76%) Sun
6 1 (5.88%) Brocade
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco
6 1 (5.88%) Clearswift