Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 26 April 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.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 140 148
Rank change year-on-year -17 +8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 32 18 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.64% 0.50% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.52% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 20
Scotland median daily rate £325 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £224 £320 £308
90th Percentile £478 £413 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £44.75 £20.25 £25.75
% change year-on-year +120.99% -21.36% +3.00%

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 4,779 3,433 5,181
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.71% 95.33% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,888 2,016 2,825
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £235 £213 £231
90th Percentile £544 £513 £538
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 86 92
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £17.16 £30.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.98% -42.99% +67.24%
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.50 £52.00 £45.90
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% +14.71%

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 26 April 2018.

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 26 April 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 -18 22 £313 -16.60% 7
Glasgow -20 9 £463 +15.63% 7
Renfrewshire -22 1 £260 -23.53%
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 2018, Systems 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 Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (31.25%) ITIL
4 9 (28.13%) Service Management
4 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
5 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
6 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
7 6 (18.75%) SAN
7 6 (18.75%) Security Management
7 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 6 (18.75%) Unix
8 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
8 5 (15.63%) IBM Connections
8 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
8 5 (15.63%) AIX
8 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
8 5 (15.63%) DB2
8 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (15.63%) IBM
8 5 (15.63%) IBM Domino
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) SLA
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure

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 5 (15.63%) IBM Connections
1 5 (15.63%) IBM Domino
1 5 (15.63%) WebSphere
1 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (9.38%) IBM Notes
2 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
4 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (9.38%) assyst
2 2 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (6.25%) ResourceLink
3 1 (3.13%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (3.13%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
1 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) SAN
2 2 (6.25%) Firewall
2 2 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (3.13%) DHCP
3 1 (3.13%) DNS
3 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.13%) LAN
3 1 (3.13%) Skype
3 1 (3.13%) SMS
3 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) DB2
1 5 (15.63%) Relational Database
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) Power BI
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.13%) BYOD
2 1 (3.13%) CMDB
2 1 (3.13%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (56.25%) Windows
2 17 (53.13%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server
5 6 (18.75%) Unix
6 5 (15.63%) AIX
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (6.25%) Solaris
9 1 (3.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) ITIL
2 9 (28.13%) Service Management
3 6 (18.75%) Security Management
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITSM
4 3 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.25%) Decision-Making
5 2 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (6.25%) Quality Management
6 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.13%) Business Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Facilities Management
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.13%) Problem Management
6 1 (3.13%) Project Management
6 1 (3.13%) Self-Awareness
6 1 (3.13%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.13%) Perl
2 1 (3.13%) PHP
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.38%) MCP
4 2 (6.25%) Degree
4 2 (6.25%) MCSE
4 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.13%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) SLA
2 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (3.13%) GCP
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Data Guard
2 1 (3.13%) Hyperic
2 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) SCOM
2 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
2 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) Red Hat
3 6 (18.75%) VMware
4 5 (15.63%) IBM
5 3 (9.38%) Oracle
6 1 (3.13%) Google
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp