Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 103 134
Rank change year-on-year -20 +31 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.60% 0.49% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.51% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Edinburgh median daily rate £425 £413 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.49% -
10th Percentile £354 £301 £396
90th Percentile £523 £514 £437
Scotland median daily rate £408 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +0.31% +1.56% +44.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

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 2,878 2,152 2,706
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.90% 95.90% 95.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,640 1,311 1,498
Edinburgh median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £245 £269
90th Percentile £563 £550 £550
Scotland median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 22 18
Edinburgh median hourly rate £14.68 £18.50 £15.82
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.65% +16.98% -8.32%
10th Percentile £10.28 £12.55 £10.93
90th Percentile £39.05 £43.39 £48.49
Scotland median hourly rate £16.25 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -35.00% +19.05% +7.69%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018, 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 7 (38.89%) Windows
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 3 (16.67%) Introscope
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
4 3 (16.67%) SCCM
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (11.11%) PROIV
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (11.11%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (11.11%) EMC
5 2 (11.11%) Java
5 2 (11.11%) SQL
6 1 (5.56%) J2EE
6 1 (5.56%) DB2
6 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (5.56%) Web Services
6 1 (5.56%) AIX

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 (5.56%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) CICS
1 1 (5.56%) FileNet
1 1 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Introscope
2 2 (11.11%) PROIV
General
1 7 (38.89%) Banking
2 5 (27.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) J2EE
1 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (38.89%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
2 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) AIX
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
4 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (5.56%) BPMN
2 1 (5.56%) DevOps
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) Document Management
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (5.56%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) CA Wily
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe
3 1 (5.56%) CA
3 1 (5.56%) McAfee