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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 69 63 56
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 12 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.94% 0.19% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.20% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 2
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£400 - £238
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-10.90% +27.90%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1213 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.84% 94.95% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 701 454 435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Systems Administrator
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (45.00%) Finance
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (40.00%) SAN
4 8 (40.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) HP
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (30.00%) SUSE
7 5 (25.00%) AIX
8 4 (20.00%) Oracle
9 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.00%) Clustering
9 3 (15.00%) Charles River
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) SQL
9 3 (15.00%) Apache
9 3 (15.00%) DNS
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
10 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
10 2 (10.00%) F5
10 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.00%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (15.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) ProC
1 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (45.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (5.00%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
1 12 (60.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (40.00%) UNIX
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) SUSE
5 5 (25.00%) AIX
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) CentOS
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
1 3 (15.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.00%) Perl
3 1 (5.00%) VBScript
3 1 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (35.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (5.00%) Xen
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.00%) MetaFrame
5 1 (5.00%) RHEV
5 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (15.00%) Charles River
6 2 (10.00%) F5
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Veritas
7 1 (5.00%) Altiris
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) IBM
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) EMC
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Sun
7 1 (5.00%) CommVault
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Rackspace
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