The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Scotland region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 137 121 107
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 12 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.47% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.41% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 5
Median daily rate £394 £129 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+206.42% -60.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+24.26% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
Technical Specialist
UK

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
2773 2899 2511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.30% 95.49% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1553 1335
Median daily rate £378 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 97 76
Median hourly rate £30.10 £16.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.14% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Scotland region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Lothian +9 7 £369 -7.81%
Edinburgh -9 3 £419 -
Dundee - 2 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Aberdeenshire - 1 £400 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (21.88%) ITIL
4 7 (21.88%) Finance
4 7 (21.88%) Clustering
4 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.75%) vSphere
5 6 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (18.75%) Unix
6 5 (15.63%) SSL
6 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (15.63%) Tandem
6 5 (15.63%) Server Building
7 4 (12.50%) Banking
7 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
7 4 (12.50%) ITIL V2
7 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (12.50%) FortiGate
7 4 (12.50%) Avaya
7 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Firewall

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (18.75%) WebSphere
1 6 (18.75%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (12.50%) JBoss
3 3 (9.38%) CICS
4 2 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.13%) Apache
5 1 (3.13%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (3.13%) CMS
5 1 (3.13%) nginx
5 1 (3.13%) Node.js
5 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SSL
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (12.50%) Ethernet
2 4 (12.50%) Firewall
3 3 (9.38%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) DNS
3 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
3 3 (9.38%) NAS
3 3 (9.38%) SAN
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.13%) LAN
5 1 (3.13%) LDAP
5 1 (3.13%) WAN
5 1 (3.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) MySQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Fiddler
1 1 (3.13%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (3.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (21.88%) Finance
2 4 (12.50%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Legal
4 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) J2EE
2 1 (3.13%) CakePHP
2 1 (3.13%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (21.88%) Clustering
2 5 (15.63%) Tandem
3 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.38%) DataPower
3 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
4 2 (6.25%) CMDB
4 2 (6.25%) iSeries
5 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 9 (28.13%) Linux
3 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (18.75%) Unix
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.25%) OpenVMS
7 2 (6.25%) zOS
8 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Server Building
3 4 (12.50%) ITIL V2
3 4 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 4 (12.50%) Project Management
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Information Security
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (9.38%) Supplier Management
5 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.13%) CRM
6 1 (3.13%) Data Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Document Management
6 1 (3.13%) Matrix Management
6 1 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.13%) Time Management
6 1 (3.13%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.38%) Java
1 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) VBScript
3 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.13%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) CCNA
2 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) vSphere
2 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 3 (9.38%) Firmware
4 3 (9.38%) Squid
4 3 (9.38%) UAG
4 3 (9.38%) vCloud
4 3 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.25%) RACF
5 2 (6.25%) XenApp
5 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) FortiGate
2 3 (9.38%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.38%) NetBackup
2 3 (9.38%) vMotion
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) Ansible
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) Nagios
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (21.88%) VMware
2 4 (12.50%) Avaya
2 4 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 4 (12.50%) Cisco
2 4 (12.50%) IBM
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 4 (12.50%) SolarWinds
2 4 (12.50%) Symantec
3 3 (9.38%) Dell
3 3 (9.38%) HP
3 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) AppSense
5 1 (3.13%) CA
5 1 (3.13%) Cyber-Ark
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow