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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
System Administrator
Rank 67 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.30% 1.40% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.52% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 7
Average daily rate
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£525 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £303 £325
% change year-on-year
+15.70% -6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -
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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
1320 1052 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 91.96% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 536 320
Average daily rate £390 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.19 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.95% -2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 (58.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (50.00%) Linux
3 19 (41.30%) JBoss
4 18 (39.13%) Red Hat
5 17 (36.96%) VMware
6 15 (32.61%) Windows
7 12 (26.09%) Oracle
8 11 (23.91%) Tomcat
8 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
10 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
10 8 (17.39%) UNIX
10 8 (17.39%) Apache
10 8 (17.39%) Finance
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) Banking
10 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (15.22%) RHCE
11 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (15.22%) LDAP
12 6 (13.04%) Cisco
12 6 (13.04%) Middleware
12 6 (13.04%) Data Security
12 6 (13.04%) Clustering
12 6 (13.04%) Application Packaging
12 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
12 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
13 5 (10.87%) vSphere
13 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
13 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 19 (41.30%) JBoss
2 11 (23.91%) Tomcat
3 8 (17.39%) Apache
4 3 (6.52%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.35%) ColdFusion
5 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) LDAP
2 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 3 (6.52%) SSL
3 3 (6.52%) BIG-IP
4 2 (4.35%) Network Security
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) VLAN
5 1 (2.17%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (17.39%) Finance
1 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Middleware
1 6 (13.04%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.35%) NHS
3 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.17%) E-Learning
3 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (58.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (32.61%) Windows
4 8 (17.39%) UNIX
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 2000
7 4 (8.70%) Solaris
8 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Data Security
1 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
2 5 (10.87%) Supplier Management
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.35%) DevOps
4 2 (4.35%) Change Management
5 1 (2.17%) Project Management
5 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
5 1 (2.17%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.17%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) Perl
1 3 (6.52%) VBScript
2 2 (4.35%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Java
3 1 (2.17%) Python
3 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (15.22%) RHCE
System Software
1 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 5 (10.87%) vSphere
4 3 (6.52%) MetaFrame
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.17%) Firmware
6 1 (2.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCSM
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
1 3 (6.52%) SCOM
2 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) SELinux
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Red Hat
2 17 (36.96%) VMware
3 12 (26.09%) Oracle
4 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco
6 4 (8.70%) NetApp
6 4 (8.70%) EMC
7 3 (6.52%) Citrix
7 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.52%) F5
7 3 (6.52%) Altiris
8 2 (4.35%) Charles River
9 1 (2.17%) HP
9 1 (2.17%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.17%) Veeam