Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 19 February 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 134 163
Rank change year-on-year -25 +29 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 27 32 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.55% 0.87% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.92% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 13 16
Scotland median daily rate £375 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.13% +35.36%
10th Percentile £264 £295 £281
90th Percentile £613 £488 £466
UK median daily rate £410 £431 £400
% change year-on-year -4.93% +7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £26.60 £18.93 £24.25
% change year-on-year +40.49% -21.94% +21.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract vacancies in Scotland with a recognized job title 4,678 3,490 5,217
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.86% 95.17% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,738 2,050 2,730
Scotland median daily rate £390 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.59% -3.33% -
10th Percentile £230 £213 £225
90th Percentile £538 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 119 75
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £15.89 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.87% -36.44% +31.58%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.60 £10.59
90th Percentile £42.58 £52.00 £46.60
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Scotland over the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Scotland

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 19 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh -22 18 £419 -11.84% 2
West Dunbartonshire +1 3 £325 -21.69%
Glasgow -18 3 - - 1
West Lothian +3 2 - -
Dundee -6 1 £375 +38.89% 2
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (44.44%) Banking
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Finance
4 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 6 (22.22%) IBM
4 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 6 (22.22%) Office 365
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
6 4 (14.81%) Unix
6 4 (14.81%) SQL
7 3 (11.11%) DB2
7 3 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (11.11%) HTTP
7 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
7 3 (11.11%) DevOps
7 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
8 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (7.41%) HTML5
8 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
8 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
8 2 (7.41%) F5
8 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
8 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 6 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 2 (7.41%) FileNet
2 2 (7.41%) IBM Domino
2 2 (7.41%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (7.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) CICS
3 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) OnBase
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.70%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (22.22%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) HTTP
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) Skype
2 2 (7.41%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.70%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) PROIV
2 1 (3.70%) Introscope
General
1 12 (44.44%) Banking
2 7 (25.93%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) German Language
3 1 (3.70%) Italian Language
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) AngularJS
1 2 (7.41%) HTML
1 2 (7.41%) HTML5
1 2 (7.41%) React
2 1 (3.70%) Middleware
2 1 (3.70%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.41%) Credit Risk
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (14.81%) Unix
3 4 (14.81%) Windows 10
3 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
1 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
2 3 (11.11%) DevOps
2 3 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.41%) CRM
3 2 (7.41%) Performance Testing
3 2 (7.41%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) Digital Transformation Strategy
4 1 (3.70%) ERP
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) Order to Cash
4 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (3.70%) Release Management
4 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.70%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Java
2 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.41%) JCL
2 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) COBOL
3 1 (3.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
1 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
2 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) MaaS360
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
1 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
3 2 (7.41%) Citrix
3 2 (7.41%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Nintex
3 2 (7.41%) VMware
4 1 (3.70%) Adobe
4 1 (3.70%) Ariba
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) EMC
4 1 (3.70%) Ivanti
4 1 (3.70%) Kofax
4 1 (3.70%) Lotus
4 1 (3.70%) OpenText
4 1 (3.70%) SAP