The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 93 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.42% 0.23% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1145 1265 1367
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.22% 95.47% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 696 721
Median daily rate £375 £400 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +13.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 9 21
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
1 4 (40.00%) FileNet
2 2 (20.00%) CA
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) CGI
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) REXX
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
3 1 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (10.00%) Law
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g

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 4 (40.00%) FileNet
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Spatial
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (10.00%) Pentaho
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (10.00%) Data Structures
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
1 1 (10.00%) ETL
1 1 (10.00%) ETL Development
1 1 (10.00%) Migration
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (10.00%) Programme Delivery
1 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) REXX
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) ProxySG
1 1 (10.00%) XenApp
1 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (10.00%) AppDynamics
3 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) EMC
3 1 (10.00%) F5
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle