The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 125 117 78
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.30% 0.43% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.46% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £244 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -8.78%
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
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3087 2589 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.70% 92.46% 93.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1607 1318 1122
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 51 84
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +20.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.15 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 2 September 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +6 6 £293 -18.18%
Dundee - 2 £300 -
Edinburgh -14 1 £203 -49.25% 3
West Lothian - 1 £375 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (23.81%) vSphere
3 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
3 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
4 4 (19.05%) EMC
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (19.05%) EMC VNX
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (14.29%) Avaya
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) Solaris
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (14.29%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
6 2 (9.52%) SCCM
6 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
6 2 (9.52%) Banking

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) CICS
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
1 2 (9.52%) Ethernet
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) Symposium
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (4.76%) HTTPS
2 1 (4.76%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) EMC VNX
2 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Computing
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Tandem
3 1 (4.76%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (14.29%) Solaris
4 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
3 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
3 2 (9.52%) Security Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (4.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) Project Management
4 1 (4.76%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.76%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) Korn
3 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (4.76%) VBA
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) vSphere
2 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.52%) UAG
4 1 (4.76%) RACF
4 1 (4.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) VMware
2 6 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) EMC
4 3 (14.29%) Avaya
4 3 (14.29%) Oracle
4 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
5 2 (9.52%) Siebel
6 1 (4.76%) IBM
6 1 (4.76%) CA
6 1 (4.76%) Veritas
6 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint