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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 80 73 57
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 13 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 1.02% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 1.09% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£363 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £26.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-21.15% -5.45%
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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
1387 1188 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.84% 93.25% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 704 407
Average daily rate £350 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.75 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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
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 3 July 2015, 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 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
2 5 (38.46%) Veritas
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
3 4 (30.77%) Finance
3 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) EMC
4 3 (23.08%) SAN
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) NAS
5 2 (15.38%) Brocade
5 2 (15.38%) International Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Banking
5 2 (15.38%) Clustering
5 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
5 2 (15.38%) Law
5 2 (15.38%) Sun
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 (15.38%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 2 (15.38%) NAS
3 1 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Law
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (15.38%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Statistics
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 4 (30.77%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Migration
1 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Change Control
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Perl
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 2 (15.38%) vCloud
4 2 (15.38%) Veritas File System
4 2 (15.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) NetBackup
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (7.69%) SCSM
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Veritas
1 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) EMC
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Sun
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Symantec
3 2 (15.38%) Brocade
4 1 (7.69%) Veeam
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) HP
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