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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 111 128 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.46% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.26% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Median daily rate £400 £330 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £242 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £402 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -
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
2055 3041 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.44% 94.97% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1235 1586 1409
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 61 67
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.38 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Glasgow +9 5 £338 +2.27%
West Dunbartonshire -4 4 £410 -2.38%
West Lothian +4 1 £400 +6.66%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 9 (42.86%) Unix
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (38.10%) SSL
2 8 (38.10%) IBM
3 7 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 7 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 7 (33.33%) Information Security
3 7 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 7 (33.33%) J2EE
3 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (28.57%) DataPower
4 6 (28.57%) Banking
5 5 (23.81%) Java
5 5 (23.81%) HTTP
5 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Windows
6 4 (19.05%) Linux
6 4 (19.05%) Internet
6 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
8 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
8 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (9.52%) Degree

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 7 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
1 7 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (23.81%) WebSphere Portal
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Domino
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) SSL
2 7 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 5 (23.81%) HTTP
4 4 (19.05%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
5 1 (4.76%) NAS
5 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) SAN
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Fiddler
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) J2EE
2 1 (4.76%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (28.57%) DataPower
3 2 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) CMDB
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Unix
2 4 (19.05%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL V2
2 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
2 2 (9.52%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.76%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Server Building
3 1 (4.76%) Service Management
3 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.76%) Time Management
3 1 (4.76%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 5 (23.81%) Java
3 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.52%) VBScript
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
1 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Firmware
2 1 (4.76%) RACF
2 1 (4.76%) Squid
2 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (4.76%) UAG
2 1 (4.76%) vCloud
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (4.76%) PowerCLI
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 1 (4.76%) vMotion
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Lotus
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) AppSense
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) CA
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) Compuware
5 1 (4.76%) Dell
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (4.76%) Intel Security
5 1 (4.76%) Lumension
5 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec