Period
to 22 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 22 February 2019.

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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 128 100
Rank change year-on-year -6 -28 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 17 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.039% 0.57% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.042% 0.59% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Edinburgh median daily rate - £419 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.84% +15.85%
Scotland median daily rate £319 £375 £413
% change year-on-year -14.93% -9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year +96.97% - -

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 2,403 2,868 1,701
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.35% 96.24% 95.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,279 1,714 1,064
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £240 £269 £215
90th Percentile £575 £568 £538
Scotland median daily rate £400 £390 £363
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.59% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 23 35
Edinburgh median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +7.69% -0.05%
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.00 £13.45
90th Percentile £46.63 £47.50 £52.00
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £15.89
% change year-on-year -2.50% +25.87% -36.44%

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 Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Edinburgh region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Informatica
1 1 (100.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) DataPower
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App

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 1 (100.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) PowerCenter
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) DataPower
1 1 (100.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Android
1 1 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Data Extraction
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Informatica