Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Specialist
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 122 128
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.72% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.25% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Edinburgh median daily rate £390 - £363
10th Percentile £286 - £225
90th Percentile £502 - £421
Scotland median daily rate £388 £400 £328
% change year-on-year -3.13% +22.14% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2783 2038 3057
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 96.73% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1632 1181 1581
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £259
90th Percentile £545 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £360 £365
% change year-on-year +7.64% -1.37% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 27
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £11.04
90th Percentile £41.75 £50.91 £40.38
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Specialist in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in Edinburgh

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 15 (71.43%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 5 (23.81%) FileNet
3 5 (23.81%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Unix
4 4 (19.05%) Linux
4 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
5 3 (14.29%) DevOps
5 3 (14.29%) React
5 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 3 (14.29%) Credit Risk
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (14.29%) HTML5
5 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
5 3 (14.29%) SSL
5 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) HTTP
6 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.52%) Oracle
6 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
6 2 (9.52%) Windows
6 2 (9.52%) Law

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 5 (23.81%) FileNet
2 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) OnBase
4 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) Firewall
2 3 (14.29%) HTTP
2 3 (14.29%) SSL
3 2 (9.52%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.76%) ATM
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) LDAP
4 1 (4.76%) MPLS
4 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.76%) Skype
4 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (4.76%) DB2
General
1 15 (71.43%) Banking
2 7 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
1 3 (14.29%) HTML
1 3 (14.29%) HTML5
1 3 (14.29%) React
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Credit Risk
1 3 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 4 (19.05%) Linux
1 4 (19.05%) Unix
2 3 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) DevOps
2 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 3 (14.29%) Performance Testing
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
3 1 (4.76%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (4.76%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
2 1 (4.76%) JCL
2 1 (4.76%) Perl
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) REXX
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCIE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Postfix
2 1 (4.76%) Samba
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
2 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) IBM
2 2 (9.52%) F5
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
3 1 (4.76%) CA
3 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) CommVault
3 1 (4.76%) EMC
3 1 (4.76%) Kofax
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) NetApp
3 1 (4.76%) OpenText
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.76%) VMware