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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / Scotland
Rank 92 110 113
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.04% 0.75% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.79% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Median daily rate £415 £420 £207
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +103.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £400 £109
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £550 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

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
1652 2395 2637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 95.27% 93.92% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 965 1267 1461
Median daily rate £365 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 57
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +14.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.84 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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 +5 10 £428 -
Edinburgh +20 5 £475 -8.43%
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £415 -1.19%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 7 (21.88%) Information Security
3 6 (18.75%) Unix
3 6 (18.75%) Cisco
3 6 (18.75%) IBM
3 6 (18.75%) Analytics
4 5 (15.63%) Office 365
4 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (15.63%) Windows
4 5 (15.63%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) Banking
5 4 (12.50%) Sourcefire
5 4 (12.50%) Linux
5 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 4 (12.50%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (12.50%) NetWitness
6 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
6 3 (9.38%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
6 3 (9.38%) Internet
6 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 3 (9.38%) BMC
6 3 (9.38%) CA
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat

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 2 (6.25%) IBM Domino
1 2 (6.25%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.13%) Apache
2 1 (3.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.13%) CICS
2 1 (3.13%) CMS
2 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Office 365
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.88%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
2 3 (9.38%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) ATM
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.13%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.25%) QlikView
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) MySQL
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.13%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.13%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (34.38%) Finance
2 5 (15.63%) Banking
3 2 (6.25%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Back Office
4 1 (3.13%) Law
4 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) J2EE
2 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (3.13%) CGI
3 1 (3.13%) CSS
3 1 (3.13%) HTML
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (9.38%) CMDB
2 3 (9.38%) Mainframe
3 2 (6.25%) DataPower
4 1 (3.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (18.75%) Unix
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (9.38%) AIX
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.88%) Information Security
2 6 (18.75%) Analytics
3 4 (12.50%) Service Management
4 3 (9.38%) Application Performance Management
4 3 (9.38%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (9.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.38%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) ITSM
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Management
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (6.25%) Business Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Change Management
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Data Management
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
5 2 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 2 (6.25%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.38%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.13%) C#
4 1 (3.13%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.13%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
1 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (3.13%) ACF2
2 1 (3.13%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.13%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.13%) RACF
2 1 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) XenApp
2 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.13%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (9.38%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (6.25%) Puppet
3 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.13%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.13%) SCCM
4 1 (3.13%) SCOM
4 1 (3.13%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (18.75%) Cisco
1 6 (18.75%) IBM
2 5 (15.63%) Oracle
3 4 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) NetWitness
3 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
3 4 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 3 (9.38%) BMC
4 3 (9.38%) CA
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
5 2 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) Lotus
5 2 (6.25%) Remedy
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Sun
6 1 (3.13%) Veritas