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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 117 96 108
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.73% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.78% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 3
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£413 £375 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +66.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
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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
2587 2305 2467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.06% 93.28% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1373 1106 1163
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 119
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -18.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.33 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -12 5 £425 +6.25% 1
Edinburgh -8 4 £400 +226.53% 3
Aberdeen - - - -
West Lothian - - - -
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Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 12 (46.15%) UNIX
2 11 (42.31%) Finance
3 8 (30.77%) Windows
4 7 (26.92%) Oracle
4 7 (26.92%) IBM
4 7 (26.92%) Project Management
5 6 (23.08%) SQL
6 5 (19.23%) AIX
6 5 (19.23%) Linux
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
6 5 (19.23%) Banking
6 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (15.38%) Clustering
7 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
7 4 (15.38%) HPUX
7 4 (15.38%) Solaris
7 4 (15.38%) Sun
7 4 (15.38%) HP
8 3 (11.54%) CICS
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) Java
8 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
8 3 (11.54%) JIRA
9 2 (7.69%) Release Management
9 2 (7.69%) Subversion
9 2 (7.69%) Kofax
9 2 (7.69%) Tandem
9 2 (7.69%) Confluence
9 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
9 2 (7.69%) Document Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (11.54%) CICS
2 2 (7.69%) Confluence
2 2 (7.69%) LiveLink
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Endur
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
2 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
2 1 (3.85%) LAN
2 1 (3.85%) WAN
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
2 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
1 2 (7.69%) Ingres
1 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) JIRA
2 2 (7.69%) Subversion
3 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
3 1 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 5 (19.23%) Banking
3 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.85%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Middleware
1 2 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 3 (11.54%) Mainframe
3 2 (7.69%) Tandem
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Replication
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.85%) DataPower
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
4 1 (3.85%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) UNIX
2 8 (30.77%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) AIX
3 5 (19.23%) Linux
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (15.38%) HPUX
4 4 (15.38%) Solaris
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.69%) zOS
6 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Project Management
2 2 (7.69%) Release Management
2 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 2 (7.69%) Document Management
2 2 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.69%) Quality Management
2 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) SOA
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
3 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (7.69%) JCL
4 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (3.85%) XenApp
1 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (26.92%) Oracle
1 7 (26.92%) IBM
2 5 (19.23%) Red Hat
3 4 (15.38%) Sun
3 4 (15.38%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.69%) Kofax
5 2 (7.69%) RightFax
5 2 (7.69%) Open Text
5 2 (7.69%) Sybase
5 2 (7.69%) Misys
6 1 (3.85%) CA
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix
6 1 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) OpenLink
6 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.85%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) Lumension
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