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 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 75 75 51
Rank change year-on-year
0 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 9 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.62% 0.55% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.59% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -19.09%
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
1361 1183 723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.19% 93.08% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 778 663 314
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £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 23 25 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £21.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.52% +35.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 (48.15%) Red Hat
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (44.44%) VMware
3 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (33.33%) JBoss
4 9 (33.33%) Tomcat
5 8 (29.63%) Apache
5 8 (29.63%) UNIX
5 8 (29.63%) Windows
6 7 (25.93%) LDAP
6 7 (25.93%) ITIL
6 7 (25.93%) RHCE
6 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
7 6 (22.22%) EMC
7 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 6 (22.22%) Clustering
7 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (22.22%) Change Management
8 5 (18.52%) Firewall
8 5 (18.52%) Finance
8 5 (18.52%) Solaris
8 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
8 5 (18.52%) Supplier Management
9 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (14.81%) Perl
9 4 (14.81%) Oracle
9 4 (14.81%) IIS

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 9 (33.33%) JBoss
1 9 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 8 (29.63%) Apache
3 4 (14.81%) IIS
4 2 (7.41%) WebLogic
4 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 2 (7.41%) ColdFusion
4 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) LDAP
2 5 (18.52%) Firewall
3 4 (14.81%) SAN
4 3 (11.11%) SSL
4 3 (11.11%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.70%) VLAN
5 1 (3.70%) Network Security
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
5 1 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Clustering
2 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
3 1 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.70%) Statistics
3 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.70%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Linux
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (29.63%) UNIX
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (18.52%) Solaris
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) ITIL
2 6 (22.22%) Change Management
2 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 5 (18.52%) Supplier Management
4 4 (14.81%) Data Security
5 2 (7.41%) Migration
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Time Management
6 1 (3.70%) Change Control
6 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.70%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Project Management
6 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) Perl
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.70%) Ruby
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) RHCE
2 1 (3.70%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (40.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (7.41%) vCloud
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
4 1 (3.70%) Firmware
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (7.41%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (3.70%) SCSM
2 1 (3.70%) SELinux
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (48.15%) Red Hat
2 12 (44.44%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (22.22%) EMC
4 4 (14.81%) NetApp
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 3 (11.11%) CheckPoint
5 3 (11.11%) F5
6 2 (7.41%) Symantec
6 2 (7.41%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 2 (7.41%) Sun
6 2 (7.41%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Veeam
7 1 (3.70%) Splunk