Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Systems Administrator was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 124 108
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 0
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 18 10 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.36% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.37% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 7
Edinburgh median daily rate £313 £391 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.13% -7.94% -
10th Percentile £125 £264 £332
90th Percentile £391 £513 £453
Scotland median daily rate £350 £391 £303
% change year-on-year -10.54% +29.34% -13.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,843 2,690 2,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.47% 96.21% 96.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,573 1,289
Edinburgh median daily rate £424 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £252 £256
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 19 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% -3.57% -4.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.36 £11.30
90th Percentile £44.01 £36.68 £48.38
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -20.45% +12.82% -2.50%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Apache
3 7 (38.89%) Puppet
3 7 (38.89%) Ansible
4 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
4 6 (33.33%) ITIL
4 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Unix
5 5 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
5 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (22.22%) nginx
6 4 (22.22%) Kanban
6 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (22.22%) Artifactory
6 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 4 (22.22%) Docker
6 4 (22.22%) GitLab
6 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
6 4 (22.22%) Xymon
6 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (22.22%) Prometheus
6 4 (22.22%) Oracle
6 4 (22.22%) DNS

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 7 (38.89%) Apache
2 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (22.22%) nginx
4 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
5 2 (11.11%) CMS
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (5.56%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) Firewall
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) DSL
2 4 (22.22%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.56%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Artifactory
1 4 (22.22%) GitLab
1 4 (22.22%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) LDAP
2 3 (16.67%) Spring
3 2 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (5.56%) LAMP
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.11%) BYOD
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Solaris
2 8 (44.44%) Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Kanban
3 4 (22.22%) Patch Management
3 4 (22.22%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (11.11%) Content Management
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
5 2 (11.11%) High Availability
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 2 (11.11%) Service Management
6 1 (5.56%) ITSM
6 1 (5.56%) Regression Testing
6 1 (5.56%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (11.11%) Java
3 2 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Docker
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) OpenAM
3 2 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware NSX
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Ansible
1 7 (38.89%) Puppet
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle ZFS
2 4 (22.22%) Prometheus
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat Satellite
2 4 (22.22%) Xymon
3 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 3 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Cobbler
4 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
4 2 (11.11%) Terraform
5 1 (5.56%) Data Guard
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Red Hat
2 4 (22.22%) Oracle
2 4 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) NetApp
4 2 (11.11%) ForgeRock
4 2 (11.11%) Nimble Storage
4 2 (11.11%) Open-E
4 2 (11.11%) Software AG
4 2 (11.11%) Synology
4 2 (11.11%) Veritas
4 2 (11.11%) webMethods
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (5.56%) Sun