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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 113 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 19 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.75% 0.55% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.58% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 4
Average daily rate £420 £307 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.91% -15.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £109 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £358 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -8 8 £519 - 2
Glasgow +7 6 £275 -15.38%
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 11 (31.43%) Unix
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 7 (20.00%) Clustering
3 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (17.14%) Tandem
4 6 (17.14%) IBM
4 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (17.14%) Oracle
4 6 (17.14%) SSL
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
5 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 5 (14.29%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Java
5 5 (14.29%) VMware
5 5 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Information Security
6 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
6 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.43%) DataPower
6 4 (11.43%) Information Assurance
6 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
6 4 (11.43%) J2EE
6 4 (11.43%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
6 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
6 4 (11.43%) CICS
6 4 (11.43%) Shell Script

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 7 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (14.29%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (11.43%) CICS
5 3 (8.57%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (5.71%) Apache
6 2 (5.71%) JBoss
6 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.86%) CMS
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.86%) IIS
7 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.86%) nginx
7 1 (2.86%) Node.js
7 1 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) SSL
2 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
3 3 (8.57%) DHCP
3 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 3 (8.57%) HTTP
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.86%) Ethernet
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Fiddler
1 1 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (28.57%) Finance
2 7 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) J2EE
2 1 (2.86%) CakePHP
2 1 (2.86%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (2.86%) Middleware
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.86%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Clustering
2 6 (17.14%) Tandem
3 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.43%) DataPower
3 4 (11.43%) Mainframe
4 3 (8.57%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.71%) CMDB
5 2 (5.71%) EMC VNX
5 2 (5.71%) iSeries
6 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Unix
2 10 (28.57%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 5 (14.29%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.71%) OpenVMS
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) zOS
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (11.43%) Information Assurance
1 4 (11.43%) Information Security
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
1 4 (11.43%) Security Testing
1 4 (11.43%) Service Management
1 4 (11.43%) Software Testing
2 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.71%) Performance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (2.86%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (2.86%) Investment Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V2
4 1 (2.86%) Low Latency
4 1 (2.86%) Matrix Management
4 1 (2.86%) Records Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) Java
2 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) SQL
4 2 (5.71%) VBScript
5 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.57%) RACF
2 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
2 2 (5.71%) XenApp
2 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) WSUS
3 1 (2.86%) Ansible
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) CA Endevor
3 1 (2.86%) Nagios
3 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (17.14%) IBM
1 6 (17.14%) Oracle
2 5 (14.29%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.43%) Symantec
4 3 (8.57%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) EMC
5 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.86%) AppSense
6 1 (2.86%) Avaya
6 1 (2.86%) CA
6 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.86%) Cyber-Ark
6 1 (2.86%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.86%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.86%) Veritas
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