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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 63 59 67
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 0.58% 1.20% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 1.29% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£290 £328 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.45% -9.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £301 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £397 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
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
811 700 814
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Glasgow 94.63% 92.96% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 342 386
Average daily rate £350 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 18
Average hourly rate £36.00 £16.25 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+121.53% +16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.22 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £118.30 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015, 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 5 (55.56%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 2 (22.22%) CRM
3 2 (22.22%) Siebel
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) CICS
3 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
3 2 (22.22%) Nagios
3 2 (22.22%) Symantec
3 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
3 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (11.11%) DataPower
4 1 (11.11%) Tandem
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
4 1 (11.11%) Korn
4 1 (11.11%) WebSphere

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Glasgow by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 2 (22.22%) CICS
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) HTTPS
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Mainframe
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Tandem
2 1 (11.11%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Solaris
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
1 2 (22.22%) CRM
1 2 (22.22%) Service Management
1 2 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) Identity Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) RACF
1 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Nagios
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Siebel
1 2 (22.22%) Symantec
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) CA
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat