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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 52 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.83% 1.04% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.08% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate - £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -16.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
550 742 592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 90.91% 96.74% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 444 281
Average daily rate £325 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 15 12
Average hourly rate £32.75 £15.77 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+107.67% +1.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.41 £25.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 13 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) CICS
1 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (40.00%) Tandem
2 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (30.00%) RACF
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
3 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (10.00%) SCOM
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) DataPower
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
4 1 (10.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) Retail
4 1 (10.00%) Document Management
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 4 (40.00%) CICS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) LDAP
1 1 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Mainframe
1 4 (40.00%) Tandem
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 1 (10.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Information Assurance
2 2 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) Information Security
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) RACF
2 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) CA
2 1 (10.00%) IBM
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec