The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Glasgow 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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 68 56 60
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.80% 0.91% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.95% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Average daily rate
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£358 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.66% -
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 Glasgow 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
Glasgow
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
810 629 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 93.10% 95.30% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 341 370
Average daily rate £350 £325 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 16
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.75 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £150.70 £18.00 £30.00
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 Glasgow

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Glasgow region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Glasgow

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) CICS
5 2 (16.67%) Misys
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) JCL
5 2 (16.67%) Middleware
5 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 2 (16.67%) zOS
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Ingres
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) Subversion
5 2 (16.67%) JIRA
5 2 (16.67%) Document Management
5 2 (16.67%) Release Management
5 2 (16.67%) Confluence
5 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (16.67%) Kofax
5 2 (16.67%) Tandem

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Glasgow 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 (25.00%) CICS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Confluence
3 1 (8.33%) LiveLink
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (8.33%) Endur
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LDAP
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (8.33%) HTTPS
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Ingres
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Subversion
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) ISPF
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (8.33%) VSAM
3 1 (8.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (16.67%) Quality Management
2 2 (16.67%) SOA
2 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Document Management
2 2 (16.67%) Release Management
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JCL
3 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Misys
3 2 (16.67%) Kofax
4 1 (8.33%) Open Text
4 1 (8.33%) RightFax
4 1 (8.33%) CA
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
4 1 (8.33%) OpenLink
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) Sybase