The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 59 70 53
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 16 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.31% 0.085% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.092% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 5
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£400 - £245
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 - £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-7.85% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-11.71% +26.13%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1153 1089 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.59% 92.60% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 494 452
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £243 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.44 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 15 (51.72%) Linux
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) Finance
3 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (34.48%) UNIX
6 7 (24.14%) SAN
6 7 (24.14%) HP
6 7 (24.14%) VMware
6 7 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
6 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (20.69%) SUSE
7 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
7 6 (20.69%) Application Packaging
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Charles River
8 5 (17.24%) SQL
8 5 (17.24%) AIX
8 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (17.24%) Banking
8 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
9 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
9 4 (13.79%) Oracle
9 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (10.34%) Citrix
10 3 (10.34%) MetaFrame
10 3 (10.34%) ITIL

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Network Security
2 1 (3.45%) BIG-IP
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (44.83%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Management Information System
2 2 (6.90%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 15 (51.72%) Linux
1 15 (51.72%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (34.48%) UNIX
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (20.69%) SUSE
6 5 (17.24%) AIX
7 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 2000
8 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
9 2 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (6.90%) Solaris
10 1 (3.45%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (17.24%) Asset Management
2 3 (10.34%) ITIL
3 2 (6.90%) Data Security
3 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.45%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.24%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (24.14%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
1 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.34%) MetaFrame
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
1 3 (10.34%) SCOM
1 3 (10.34%) SCSM
2 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Puppet
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Red Hat
2 7 (24.14%) HP
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Charles River
5 4 (13.79%) Oracle
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) Altiris
7 2 (6.90%) Cisco
8 1 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas
8 1 (3.45%) IBM
8 1 (3.45%) Sun
8 1 (3.45%) JBoss
8 1 (3.45%) F5
8 1 (3.45%) Rackspace
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