The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 18 April 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 Scotland 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 111 111 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.57% 0.38% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.41% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 10
Average daily rate £325 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +32.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £362 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.09% -48.50%
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 2178 2625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.79% 92.96% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1286 1075 1322
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 108
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.77 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.62% -29.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £43.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -22 6 £325 -13.33%
West Lothian 0 4 - - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £325 -20.73% 3
Stirling - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle
4 6 (26.09%) Banking
5 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
6 4 (17.39%) UNIX
7 3 (13.04%) CICS
7 3 (13.04%) JCL
7 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
7 3 (13.04%) VMware
7 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
7 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
7 3 (13.04%) DB2
7 3 (13.04%) COBOL
7 3 (13.04%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) Migration
7 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
8 2 (8.70%) Avaya
8 2 (8.70%) Firewall
8 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
8 2 (8.70%) AIX
8 2 (8.70%) Solaris
8 2 (8.70%) Linux
8 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (17.39%) MQSeries
2 3 (13.04%) CICS
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) LiveLink
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
1 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (8.70%) LAN
1 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 1 (4.35%) OSPF
2 1 (4.35%) BGP
2 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
2 1 (4.35%) VRRP
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.35%) DNS
2 1 (4.35%) HSRP
2 1 (4.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.04%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 10 (43.48%) Finance
2 6 (26.09%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (4.35%) XML
1 1 (4.35%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (34.78%) Windows
2 4 (17.39%) UNIX
3 3 (13.04%) Windows XP
3 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) AIX
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 1 (4.35%) Project Management
2 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL
2 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
2 1 (4.35%) Workflow
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL V2
2 1 (4.35%) High Availability
2 1 (4.35%) Change Control
2 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
2 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
2 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
2 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) JCL
1 3 (13.04%) COBOL
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESX
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
2 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) Oracle
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) IBM
4 2 (8.70%) Misys
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.35%) CommVault
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) McAfee
5 1 (4.35%) AppSense
5 1 (4.35%) Sun
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) Dell
5 1 (4.35%) EMC
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel
5 1 (4.35%) Citrix
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
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