Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 192 149 174
Rank change year-on-year -43 +25 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.24% 0.65% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.67% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 8
Scotland median daily rate £390 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% -2.44% +26.15%
10th Percentile £354 £271 £306
90th Percentile £538 £473 £438
UK median daily rate £401 £410 £425
% change year-on-year -2.13% -3.53% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.97% - -
UK median hourly rate £20.84 £27.16 £25.50
% change year-on-year -23.29% +6.51% -

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 5,120 4,593 4,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.01% 95.59% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,757 2,591 2,690
Scotland median daily rate £400 £388 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +7.64% -0.69%
10th Percentile £225 £229 £225
90th Percentile £550 £538 £494
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 138 125
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +14.10% -3.70%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.22 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.38 £43.98 £42.80
UK median hourly rate £17.99 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -5.34% +2.70% +2.78%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -15 9 £388 -0.64%
West Dunbartonshire -2 2 £390 +4.00%
West Lothian +4 1 - -
Glasgow -23 1 £425 - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 4 (30.77%) Windows
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
2 3 (23.08%) Introscope
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Java
3 2 (15.38%) J2EE
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (15.38%) AIX
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) CA
3 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) SANS
4 1 (7.69%) DKIM
4 1 (7.69%) DMARC
4 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (7.69%) Snow
4 1 (7.69%) ForeScout
4 1 (7.69%) Shavlik
4 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) DataPower
4 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 1 (7.69%) Confluence
1 1 (7.69%) FileNet
1 1 (7.69%) IBM Domino
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Portal
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) DKIM
1 1 (7.69%) DMARC
1 1 (7.69%) DNS
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) SSL
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Introscope
2 1 (7.69%) Bitbucket
2 1 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 1 (7.69%) Middleware
2 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
2 1 (7.69%) SailPoint
2 1 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) DataPower
1 1 (7.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) AIX
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Solaris
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Document Management
2 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Microservices
2 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Engineering
2 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
1 1 (7.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) COBIT
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Apache Flume
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
1 1 (7.69%) CA Wily
1 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle Flashback
1 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 2 (15.38%) CA
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.69%) ForeScout
3 1 (7.69%) Ivanti
3 1 (7.69%) Lotus
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Shavlik
3 1 (7.69%) Snow
3 1 (7.69%) Splunk
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec