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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 106 106 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.65% 0.41% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.45% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Average daily rate
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£270 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £311 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £415 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £383 £331
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +15.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -93.30%
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
2599 2243 2063
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.23% 91.93% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1118 1078
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 £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 68
Average hourly rate £16.16 £16.72 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 11 £296 -28.36%
Edinburgh -13 3 - -
Stirling - - - -
West Dunbartonshire - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 December 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%) Windows
2 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (30.77%) UNIX
4 7 (26.92%) Finance
5 6 (23.08%) Oracle
5 6 (23.08%) RACF
6 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 4 (15.38%) Java
7 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 3 (11.54%) .NET
8 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
8 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
8 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
8 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
9 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
9 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
9 2 (7.69%) Squid
9 2 (7.69%) Firewall
9 2 (7.69%) Banking
9 2 (7.69%) UAG
9 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
9 2 (7.69%) Avaya
9 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
9 2 (7.69%) HTTP
9 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
9 2 (7.69%) McAfee

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) LiveLink
2 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (3.85%) Endur
1 1 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) SSL
1 2 (7.69%) Firewall
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (7.69%) Ethernet
1 2 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (3.85%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) TestDirector
1 1 (3.85%) PowerBuilder
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (7.69%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) XML
3 1 (3.85%) JMS
3 1 (3.85%) Middleware
3 1 (3.85%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Tandem
2 1 (3.85%) Statistics
2 1 (3.85%) iSeries
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) UNIX
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 2 (7.69%) Linux
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (34.62%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
2 3 (11.54%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (3.85%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C#
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
3 1 (3.85%) VB
3 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCP
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) RACF
2 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) Squid
3 2 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (3.85%) XenApp
4 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.85%) Firmware
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (7.69%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
3 2 (7.69%) Avaya
3 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.69%) McAfee
3 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Lumension
4 1 (3.85%) RightFax
4 1 (3.85%) OpenLink
4 1 (3.85%) Open Text
4 1 (3.85%) AppSense
4 1 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 1 (3.85%) Symantec
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Sybase
4 1 (3.85%) Siebel