The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 3 months to 29 March 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 / Glasgow
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 58 65
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.38% 0.17% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.19% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £355 - £110
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 496 540 811
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Glasgow 93.94% 92.62% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 303 474
Median daily rate £358 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.92% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 25
Median hourly rate £17.32 £16.00 £20.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.25% -22.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.21 £13.45 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.39 £32.50 £80.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Glasgow

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Glasgow

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Glasgow

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Glasgow region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Information Security
1 6 (42.86%) Analytics
2 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Office 365
3 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 4 (28.57%) RSA Security Analytics
3 4 (28.57%) NetWitness
4 3 (21.43%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
5 2 (14.29%) SSL
5 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
5 2 (14.29%) Data Management
5 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Glasgow 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 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
2 2 (14.29%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) ATM
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (14.29%) QlikView
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Bitbucket
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) AIX
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Solaris
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Analytics
1 6 (42.86%) Information Security
2 2 (14.29%) Business Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Data Management
2 2 (14.29%) Data Modelling
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (14.29%) Translating Business Requirements
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) C#
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
1 1 (7.14%) Apache Flume
1 1 (7.14%) PowerHA
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) RSA Security Analytics
2 2 (14.29%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco
1 4 (28.57%) NetWitness
1 4 (28.57%) Palo Alto
1 4 (28.57%) Sourcefire
2 3 (21.43%) IBM
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) CA
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) Veritas
4 1 (7.14%) VMware