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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 75 68 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 19 11 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.11% 0.93% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.00% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 0
Average daily rate
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£406 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £344
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £24.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-12.24% -19.67%
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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
1593 1105 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.99% 93.72% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 853 598 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 33
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.08 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 13 (52.00%) VMware
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (48.00%) Change Management
3 11 (44.00%) ITIL
3 11 (44.00%) UNIX
4 10 (40.00%) Solaris
4 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (36.00%) Linux
5 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (32.00%) Windows
6 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (32.00%) Veritas
7 7 (28.00%) Finance
7 7 (28.00%) Perl
7 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
7 7 (28.00%) EMC
7 7 (28.00%) SAN
7 7 (28.00%) Migration
7 7 (28.00%) Puppet
8 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Satellite
8 6 (24.00%) Python
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco
8 6 (24.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (20.00%) Brocade
9 5 (20.00%) Oracle
9 5 (20.00%) JBoss
9 5 (20.00%) vSphere
10 4 (16.00%) vCloud

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 5 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) Firewall
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (4.00%) VLAN
2 1 (4.00%) NAS
2 1 (4.00%) LDAP
2 1 (4.00%) LAN
2 1 (4.00%) WLAN
2 1 (4.00%) WAN
2 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Law
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.00%) Statistics
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) UNIX
2 10 (40.00%) Solaris
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.00%) AIX
6 1 (4.00%) HPUX
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Change Management
2 11 (44.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.00%) Network Management
5 1 (4.00%) Change Control
5 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) Python
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
System Software
1 13 (52.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (24.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (20.00%) vSphere
5 4 (16.00%) vCloud
5 4 (16.00%) Veritas File System
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Puppet
2 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) VMware
2 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (32.00%) Veritas
4 7 (28.00%) EMC
5 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 5 (20.00%) Oracle
6 5 (20.00%) Brocade
7 4 (16.00%) Sun
8 3 (12.00%) Symantec
9 2 (8.00%) HP
10 1 (4.00%) IBM
10 1 (4.00%) NetApp
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 27 days ago