Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 98 111
Rank change year-on-year -30 +13 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 11 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.38% 0.40% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.41% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% -19.44%
10th Percentile £211 £350 £351
90th Percentile £412 £350 £480
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £365
% change year-on-year - -4.11% -13.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2,801 1,700 2,862
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.12% 96.10% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,664 1,053 1,484
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £247 £260
90th Percentile £555 £538 £538
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 25
Edinburgh median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +12.50% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.61 £13.80 £11.24
90th Percentile £35.00 £52.00 £41.50
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year +11.43% -19.54% +24.29%

Systems Administrator
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Systems Administrator in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Systems Administrator in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 January 2018, Systems Administrator contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Systems Administrator in the job title.

1 4 (36.36%) Unix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (18.18%) ResourceLink
3 2 (18.18%) Degree
3 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
3 2 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (18.18%) Perl
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) Veritas
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
3 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (9.09%) Apache
4 1 (9.09%) Tomcat

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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (18.18%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Unix
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Solaris
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 2 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) High Availability
2 1 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Runbook
2 1 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) Perl
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 1 (9.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
1 2 (18.18%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) Master's Degree
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Control-M
1 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) Rundeck
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (9.09%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) EMC
2 2 (18.18%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Veritas
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow