The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 74 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 7 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 0.80% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.85% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate £338 £275 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £275 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £275 £253
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.17% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £27.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-20.72% +32.14%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Systems Administrator
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Network Security
5 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X Server
5 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
5 6 (27.27%) UNIX
5 6 (27.27%) Linux
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
5 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 6 (27.27%) Apple
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (27.27%) VMware
6 5 (22.73%) Veritas
6 5 (22.73%) Finance
6 5 (22.73%) Oracle
6 5 (22.73%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) LDAP
6 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 4 (18.18%) WCF
7 4 (18.18%) Kerberos
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) SLA
7 4 (18.18%) IIS
7 4 (18.18%) .NET
7 4 (18.18%) Banking

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (18.18%) IIS
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) Network Security
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
2 5 (22.73%) LDAP
3 4 (18.18%) Kerberos
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall
5 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 2 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) ProC
General
1 5 (22.73%) Finance
2 4 (18.18%) Banking
3 3 (13.64%) International Banking
4 1 (4.55%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) WCF
1 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (9.09%) EDI
3 1 (4.55%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) CLARiiON
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X Server
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 6 (27.27%) UNIX
3 6 (27.27%) Linux
3 6 (27.27%) Mac OS X
3 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Solaris
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) AIX
5 2 (9.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (13.64%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.55%) Perl
2 1 (4.55%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) Python
2 1 (4.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (9.09%) MCP
1 2 (9.09%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (9.09%) vSphere
6 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
1 6 (27.27%) Apple
1 6 (27.27%) VMware
2 5 (22.73%) Veritas
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 3 (13.64%) Symantec
3 3 (13.64%) Sun
3 3 (13.64%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) EMC
4 2 (9.09%) CommVault
5 1 (4.55%) Informatica
5 1 (4.55%) F5
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