The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Edinburgh region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 92 79 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 0.14% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Median daily rate £425 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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
1321 1347 1192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.17% 95.80% 95.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 740 719
Median daily rate £400 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 40
Median hourly rate £20.50 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.42% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Edinburgh region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, Technical Specialist 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 Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Web Services
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) PHP
4 1 (14.29%) MySQL
4 1 (14.29%) JBoss
4 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (14.29%) Apache
4 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) OpenVMS
4 1 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (14.29%) zOS
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) CakePHP
4 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (14.29%) JBoss
1 1 (14.29%) nginx
1 1 (14.29%) Node.js
1 1 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) SSL
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MySQL
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (14.29%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Web Services
2 1 (14.29%) CakePHP
2 1 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) iSeries
2 1 (14.29%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Unix
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) OpenVMS
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) CRM
1 1 (14.29%) Low Latency
1 1 (14.29%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (14.29%) Red Hat