The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Systems Administrator featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Rank 74 75 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.39% 1.00% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 1.04% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 10
Median daily rate £450 £450 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.84% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £21.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+27.90% -12.24%
Systems Administrator
Scotland

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
996 1630 1133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.70% 95.43% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 866 649
Median daily rate £400 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 18
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.93 £11.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £30.89 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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 Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 10 (43.48%) Solaris
3 9 (39.13%) Unix
3 9 (39.13%) Veritas
4 8 (34.78%) Symantec
4 8 (34.78%) Windows
5 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) ITIL
5 7 (30.43%) Banking
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
6 6 (26.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
7 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) Linux
7 5 (21.74%) SQL
7 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
7 5 (21.74%) Law
7 5 (21.74%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) CA
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 4 (17.39%) Sun
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (17.39%) International Banking
8 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
8 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (13.04%) XenApp
9 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
9 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 3 (13.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.04%) Skype for Business
1 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
2 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 1 (4.35%) ColdFusion
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) DHCP
1 3 (13.04%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
3 1 (4.35%) BIG-IP
3 1 (4.35%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.70%) MySQL
4 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
General
1 14 (60.87%) Finance
2 7 (30.43%) Banking
3 5 (21.74%) Law
4 4 (17.39%) International Banking
5 1 (4.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) LAMP
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (4.35%) SAML
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Solaris
2 9 (39.13%) Unix
3 8 (34.78%) Windows
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.35%) AIX
8 1 (4.35%) HPUX
8 1 (4.35%) i5/OS
8 1 (4.35%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 5 (21.74%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 3 (13.04%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Investment Management
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) Java
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (13.04%) XenApp
3 3 (13.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (8.70%) Veritas File System
4 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.35%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (4.35%) vCloud
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) NetBackup
2 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) SCOM
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 3 (13.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (8.70%) Puppet
4 1 (4.35%) Hyperic
4 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.35%) vRealize
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Oracle
2 9 (39.13%) Veritas
3 8 (34.78%) Symantec
4 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 4 (17.39%) CA
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
5 4 (17.39%) Sun
6 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 2 (8.70%) Brocade
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco
7 2 (8.70%) EMC
7 2 (8.70%) HP
8 1 (4.35%) Altiris
8 1 (4.35%) Dell
8 1 (4.35%) F5
8 1 (4.35%) IBM