The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

System Administrator (SysAdmin)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 69 69 77
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.43% 1.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.44% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Median daily rate £375 £420 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +16.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year +6.99% +0.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £31.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year -51.61% +22.77%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 872 1454 1389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.68% 95.78% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 795 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Systems Administrator in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Systems Administrator in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Administrator in Edinburgh

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) VMware
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
1 4 (50.00%) EMC
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 3 (37.50%) SRDF
2 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (12.50%) Apache
4 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
4 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (12.50%) DHCP
4 1 (12.50%) FTP
4 1 (12.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco

Systems Administrator Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) FTP
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) iPad
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) Content Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Network Design
3 1 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
3 1 (12.50%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) SRDF
1 3 (37.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) vCloud
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) EMC
1 4 (50.00%) HP
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Veritas
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) Canon
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (12.50%) Xerox