The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist 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 Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 73 52 61
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.42% 1.18% 0.094%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.25% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £211 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.34% -48.47%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £370 £369
% change year-on-year
-8.78% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Technical Specialist
Scotland

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
1105 1036 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.72% 93.84% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 456 448
Average daily rate £378 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 33 22
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £27.25 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Edinburgh region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Edinburgh region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical Specialist 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 Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) HPUX
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Sun
3 4 (36.36%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
3 4 (36.36%) Financial Institution
3 4 (36.36%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 2 (18.18%) Oracle
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
6 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (9.09%) PKI
6 1 (9.09%) International Banking
6 1 (9.09%) JIRA
6 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) XenApp
6 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 1 (9.09%) Lumension
6 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (9.09%) Sybase

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region that cited Technical Specialist 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 Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) TestDirector
1 1 (9.09%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Financial Institution
3 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 1 (9.09%) International Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) PKI
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) UNIX
2 5 (45.45%) AIX
3 4 (36.36%) HPUX
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Apple iOS
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Information Security
2 1 (9.09%) Test Scripting
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (9.09%) XenApp
1 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Red Hat
1 4 (36.36%) Sun
1 4 (36.36%) HP
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Sybase
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense
3 1 (9.09%) Lumension
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix