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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 92 84 75
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.20% 0.14% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate £419 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
1464 1402 1199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.50% 95.37% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 827 792 674
Average daily rate £400 £370 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% -3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -41.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016, 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 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Oracle
3 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Tandem
4 2 (18.18%) Banking
4 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
4 2 (18.18%) WSUS
4 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) iSeries
4 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
4 2 (18.18%) VBScript
4 2 (18.18%) OpenVMS
4 2 (18.18%) SSL
4 2 (18.18%) Law
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) zOS
5 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (9.09%) Middleware
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (9.09%) Apache
1 1 (9.09%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (9.09%) JBoss
1 1 (9.09%) nginx
1 1 (9.09%) Node.js
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) NetScaler
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Fiddler
1 1 (9.09%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 2 (18.18%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CakePHP
1 1 (9.09%) LEMP Stack
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
1 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
2 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 2 (18.18%) iSeries
3 2 (18.18%) Tandem
4 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) OpenVMS
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) zOS
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
1 1 (9.09%) Contingency Planning
1 1 (9.09%) CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
1 1 (9.09%) Low Latency
1 1 (9.09%) Matrix Management
1 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
1 2 (18.18%) VBScript
2 1 (9.09%) Java
2 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
1 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) Ansible
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) AppSense
3 1 (9.09%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (9.09%) IBM
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec
3 1 (9.09%) VMware