Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 18 June 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
UK > Scotland
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 177 140
Rank change year-on-year +29 -37 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 23 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.44% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 8
Scotland median daily rate £500 £389 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.62% -7.16% +4.69%
10th Percentile £366 £341 £325
90th Percentile £538 £519 £488
UK median daily rate £381 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -10.29% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £26.60 £27.16
% change year-on-year -15.40% -2.08% +15.57%

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 4,157 4,981 3,606
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.95% 95.13% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,391 2,924 2,116
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £200 £248 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 120 96
Scotland median hourly rate £19.50 £15.93 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.41% -28.40% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.25 £11.30
90th Percentile £43.90 £48.88 £52.09
UK median hourly rate £19.36 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.56% -5.26% -5.00%

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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 2019. 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 +5 8 £525 +23.53% 2
Glasgow - 7 £400 - 2
West Lothian - 4 - - 1
Dundee +7 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire -6 2 - -
Stirling - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 10 (40.00%) Information Security
3 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) IBM
4 7 (28.00%) Windows
5 6 (24.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 5 (20.00%) Unix
6 5 (20.00%) AIX
6 5 (20.00%) Solaris
6 5 (20.00%) HTTP
6 5 (20.00%) Java
6 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
6 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.00%) DataPower
7 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
7 4 (16.00%) SSL
7 4 (16.00%) CISSP
7 4 (16.00%) J2EE
7 4 (16.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (16.00%) CISM

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 5 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (20.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 4 (16.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (8.00%) IBM Domino
5 1 (4.00%) Confluence
5 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) GitHub
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) HTTP
2 4 (16.00%) HTTPS
2 4 (16.00%) SSL
3 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) DHCP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.00%) Hudson
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 11 (44.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) J2EE
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) DataPower
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Linux
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 5 (20.00%) AIX
3 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Solaris
3 5 (20.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (8.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) Information Security
2 4 (16.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (8.00%) Analytics
4 2 (8.00%) Architectural Design
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.00%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (8.00%) Security Management
4 2 (8.00%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Microservices
5 1 (4.00%) Time Management
5 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
1 5 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) CISM
1 4 (16.00%) CISSP
2 2 (8.00%) CASP
2 2 (8.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (24.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (16.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) VMware NSX
1 3 (12.00%) vSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Flume
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Puppet
1 3 (12.00%) vRealize
2 2 (8.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.00%) Ansible
3 1 (4.00%) MaaS360
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) Symantec
6 1 (4.00%) Apple
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Citrix
6 1 (4.00%) Lotus
6 1 (4.00%) Okta
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.00%) Siebel