The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 76 79 86
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 4 19 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.34% 1.41% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.48% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 3
Median daily rate £475 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £49.46 £20.50
% change year-on-year -48.44% +141.26%  

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 1147 1286 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 707 733
Median daily rate £375 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 22
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 Enterprise Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) Change Control
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (25.00%) Ansible
3 2 (25.00%) Docker
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) GitLab
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Network Design
3 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (25.00%) SRDF
3 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Unix

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 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) GitLab
2 1 (12.50%) Artifactory
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) High Availability
2 2 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (12.50%) Build Automation
3 1 (12.50%) Change Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Docker
1 2 (25.00%) SRDF
1 2 (25.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) vCloud
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Ansible
1 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (12.50%) Kubernetes
2 1 (12.50%) Prometheus
2 1 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 1 (12.50%) Xymon
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) EMC
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Veritas
4 1 (12.50%) Brocade
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
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