Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Glasgow during the 6 months to 23 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 > Glasgow
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 75 90
Rank change year-on-year -15 +15 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 11 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Glasgow 0.46% 0.98% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.03% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 7
Glasgow median daily rate £425 £370 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.86% +12.12% +13.79%
10th Percentile £413 £260 £253
90th Percentile £438 £429 £365
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £328
% change year-on-year -6.25% +22.14% +8.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Glasgow median hourly rate £16.50 - -
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 Glasgow. 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
Glasgow
Contract vacancies in Glasgow with a recognized job title 1259 1063 1624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.70% 95.08% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 568 842
Glasgow median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £213
90th Percentile £500 £471 £475
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 27 28
Glasgow median hourly rate £20.00 £13.38 £36.36
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.48% -63.20% +120.33%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £36.00 £41.35 £60.25
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 Glasgow

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

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Glasgow

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Glasgow.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Glasgow

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Glasgow region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) DataPower
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) J2EE
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Domino
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) HTTP
3 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 1 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (16.67%) AppSense

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 1 (16.67%) IBM Domino
1 1 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) HTTPS
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) DataPower
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Unix
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) AppSense
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee
2 1 (16.67%) Nintex