Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 150 147
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 35 14 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.63% 0.33% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.35% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 30
Scotland median daily rate £325 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -9.38% +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £320 £283
90th Percentile £475 £513 £439
UK median daily rate £400 £386 £375
% change year-on-year +3.73% +2.83% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £27.82 £39.50
% change year-on-year +36.60% -29.58% +92.68%

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 5,295 3,985 5,174
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.08% 95.22% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,059 2,328 2,910
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £245 £215 £230
90th Percentile £544 £525 £513
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 95 99
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.00% +19.05% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £9.91
90th Percentile £46.86 £46.94 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.44
% change year-on-year -1.06% -3.79% +11.06%

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 18 July 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 18 July 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 -13 22 £301 -24.88% 8
Glasgow -12 12 £450 - 1
Renfrewshire -34 1 £260 -23.53%
Systems Administrator
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
4 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 10 (28.57%) Unix
5 9 (25.71%) Service Management
6 8 (22.86%) AIX
6 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (20.00%) Solaris
7 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (20.00%) SAN
8 6 (17.14%) Security Management
8 6 (17.14%) IBM
8 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.29%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) Finance
9 5 (14.29%) IBM Domino
9 5 (14.29%) SQL
9 5 (14.29%) Oracle
9 5 (14.29%) DB2
9 5 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
9 5 (14.29%) IBM Connections
9 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
10 4 (11.43%) Ansible
10 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (11.43%) Puppet
10 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared

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 (14.29%) IBM Connections
1 5 (14.29%) IBM Domino
1 5 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 5 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (11.43%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) IBM Notes
3 3 (8.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) nginx
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) assyst
2 1 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (2.86%) IaaS
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
1 1 (2.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) DHCP
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
3 1 (2.86%) LAN
3 1 (2.86%) SMS
3 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) DB2
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.86%) Power BI
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Spring
2 1 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Computer Science
1 3 (8.57%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) BYOD
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (57.14%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 10 (28.57%) Unix
4 8 (22.86%) AIX
4 8 (22.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (20.00%) Solaris
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) Service Management
3 6 (17.14%) Security Management
4 4 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Change Management
5 3 (8.57%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.57%) High Availability
5 3 (8.57%) ITSM
5 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.71%) Decision-Making
6 2 (5.71%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
6 2 (5.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (5.71%) Quality Management
7 1 (2.86%) DevOps
7 1 (2.86%) Escalation Management
7 1 (2.86%) Line Management
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) MCP
3 1 (2.86%) MCSE
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.86%) GCP
System Software
1 11 (31.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) OpenAM
2 2 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.86%) RHEV
3 1 (2.86%) vCloud
3 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) Ansible
1 4 (11.43%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (11.43%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (5.71%) Cobbler
3 2 (5.71%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (5.71%) Terraform
4 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.86%) Hyperic
4 1 (2.86%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.86%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 5 (14.29%) Oracle
4 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 2 (5.71%) ForgeRock
6 2 (5.71%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (5.71%) Open-E
6 2 (5.71%) Software AG
6 2 (5.71%) Synology
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) webMethods
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) Google