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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 76 62 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 8 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.54% 1.04% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 1.10% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 4
Average daily rate
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£360 £272 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.23% -27.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £109 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -18.51%
Systems Administrator
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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
1393 1178 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 93.94% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 781 613 292
Average daily rate £375 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 16 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.53 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.43% +19.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £24.00 £43.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 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 26 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 21 (52.50%) JBoss
3 20 (50.00%) VMware
4 19 (47.50%) Linux
5 18 (45.00%) Red Hat
6 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 12 (30.00%) Oracle
8 11 (27.50%) Windows
9 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
10 8 (20.00%) Apache
11 7 (17.50%) ITIL
11 7 (17.50%) UNIX
11 7 (17.50%) LDAP
11 7 (17.50%) RHCE
11 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
12 6 (15.00%) EMC
12 6 (15.00%) Cisco
12 6 (15.00%) Banking
12 6 (15.00%) Clustering
12 6 (15.00%) Change Management
12 6 (15.00%) Middleware
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (12.50%) Finance
13 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
13 5 (12.50%) Solaris
13 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
13 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 5 (12.50%) vSphere
13 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 21 (52.50%) JBoss
2 9 (22.50%) Tomcat
3 8 (20.00%) Apache
4 4 (10.00%) IIS
5 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.00%) ColdFusion
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Office
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) LDAP
2 4 (10.00%) SAN
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) BIG-IP
3 3 (7.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) Network Security
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) DHCP
4 1 (2.50%) VPN
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (15.00%) Banking
2 5 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (5.00%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Clustering
2 3 (7.50%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) Windows
4 7 (17.50%) UNIX
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Solaris
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 6 (15.00%) Change Management
2 6 (15.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (12.50%) Supplier Management
4 4 (10.00%) Data Security
5 2 (5.00%) DevOps
6 1 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (2.50%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.50%) Migration
6 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.50%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) Perl
2 2 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) RHCE
System Software
1 14 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (12.50%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.00%) vCloud
4 2 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.00%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (2.50%) SCSM
2 1 (2.50%) SELinux
2 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
2 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (50.00%) VMware
2 18 (45.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (30.00%) Oracle
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
4 6 (15.00%) EMC
5 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 4 (10.00%) NetApp
7 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.50%) F5
8 2 (5.00%) Symantec
8 2 (5.00%) Brocade
8 2 (5.00%) Veritas
8 2 (5.00%) Sun
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.50%) Veeam
9 1 (2.50%) Splunk