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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 117 77 94
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.51% 1.35% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 5
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£328 £405 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £288 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
-10.66% +3.23%
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% -
Job Titles Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2532 2292 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.38% 93.74% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1322 1117 1130
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 77 109
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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
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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 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
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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 -4 8 £330 -12.00% 1
Edinburgh -23 6 £325 +53.84%
Stirling - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) UNIX
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Banking
4 7 (25.00%) IBM
5 6 (21.43%) CICS
5 6 (21.43%) Project Management
5 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
6 5 (17.86%) JCL
6 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
6 5 (17.86%) AIX
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle
7 4 (14.29%) HPUX
7 4 (14.29%) Solaris
7 4 (14.29%) Linux
7 4 (14.29%) Sun
7 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
7 4 (14.29%) HP
7 4 (14.29%) Clustering
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (10.71%) JIRA
8 3 (10.71%) SQL
8 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
8 3 (10.71%) MQSeries
8 3 (10.71%) COBOL
8 3 (10.71%) DB2
9 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
9 2 (7.14%) Sybase
9 2 (7.14%) SharePoint

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 6 (21.43%) CICS
2 3 (10.71%) MQSeries
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.57%) LiveLink
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) LAN
1 1 (3.57%) WAN
1 1 (3.57%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.57%) SSL
1 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) DB2
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 2 (7.14%) Ingres
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) JIRA
2 2 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) PowerBuilder
3 1 (3.57%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 8 (28.57%) Banking
3 4 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.57%) International Banking
4 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) ISPF
2 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 2 (7.14%) Tandem
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) VSAM
4 1 (3.57%) DataPower
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
4 1 (3.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (42.86%) UNIX
2 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 5 (17.86%) AIX
4 4 (14.29%) HPUX
4 4 (14.29%) Solaris
4 4 (14.29%) Linux
4 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (7.14%) zOS
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) Project Management
2 2 (7.14%) SOA
2 2 (7.14%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.14%) Quality Management
2 2 (7.14%) Change Management
2 2 (7.14%) Release Management
2 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
2 2 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
2 2 (7.14%) Document Management
3 1 (3.57%) Information Security
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL V2
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Workflow
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) JCL
2 3 (10.71%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) COBOL
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCCM
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) IBM
2 5 (17.86%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Oracle
3 4 (14.29%) Sun
3 4 (14.29%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 2 (7.14%) Sybase
4 2 (7.14%) Misys
4 2 (7.14%) Kofax
5 1 (3.57%) RightFax
5 1 (3.57%) Open Text
5 1 (3.57%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) AppSense
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) CommVault