The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 79 56 57
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.47% 0.78% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.82% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £211 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -47.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £140 £401
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £282 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +3.23%
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% -
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1212 978 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.76% 94.95% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 455 438
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 26 20
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -16.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Specialist
Scotland

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 6 (42.86%) UNIX
3 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 5 (35.71%) Banking
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (28.57%) HPUX
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 4 (28.57%) HP
4 4 (28.57%) Sun
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 4 (28.57%) Project Management
4 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 4 (28.57%) Clustering
5 3 (21.43%) DB2
5 3 (21.43%) JCL
5 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
5 3 (21.43%) CICS
5 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) COBOL
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 1 (7.14%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (7.14%) Information Security
7 1 (7.14%) MS Excel

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
1 3 (21.43%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) TestDirector
1 1 (7.14%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Banking
3 4 (28.57%) Financial Institution
4 1 (7.14%) International Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) UNIX
2 5 (35.71%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) HPUX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Information Security
2 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) COBOL
1 3 (21.43%) JCL
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) IBM
1 4 (28.57%) Sun
1 4 (28.57%) HP
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Sybase
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) CommVault