Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 July 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
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 154 159
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 14 64 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.33% 1.16% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.24% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 30 26
Scotland median daily rate £363 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +14.29% -2.44%
10th Percentile £320 £283 £284
90th Percentile £513 £439 £413
UK median daily rate £386 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.00% +7.14% +1.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK median hourly rate £27.82 £39.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -29.58% +92.68% -9.89%

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 4000 5165 5945
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.08% 93.69% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2335 2902 3109
Scotland median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £219 £230 £225
90th Percentile £525 £513 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 100 169
Scotland median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% +13.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £12.00 £9.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.08 £43.83 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Scotland over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 20 July 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 0 8 £400 -4.76% 1
Glasgow -5 3 - -
Renfrewshire +39 2 £340 +13.33%
Fife - 1 - -
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) High Availability
3 3 (21.43%) Ansible
3 3 (21.43%) Docker
4 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) GitLab
4 2 (14.29%) Skype
4 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
4 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 2 (14.29%) Java

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
1 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
1 1 (7.14%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
1 4 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Networking
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) GitLab
2 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) High Availability
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (7.14%) Build Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.14%) Time Management
3 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
3 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (14.29%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C-shell
3 1 (7.14%) Korn
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
3 1 (7.14%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCITP
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) SRDF
3 1 (7.14%) vCloud
3 1 (7.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
3 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (7.14%) Prometheus
3 1 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
3 1 (7.14%) Xymon
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) EMC
3 2 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Brocade
4 1 (7.14%) Clearswift
4 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas