Period
to 20 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 196 155
Rank change year-on-year +43 -41 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.60% 0.19% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.20% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
Scotland median daily rate £550 £406 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.38% +4.84% -3.13%
10th Percentile £370 £252 £272
90th Percentile £595 £544 £464
UK median daily rate £425 £418 £425
% change year-on-year +1.80% -1.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +96.97% -
10th Percentile £21.25 £31.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.75 £33.75 £17.25
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.84 £26.78
% change year-on-year +7.99% -22.18% +5.00%

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 3,988 5,052 4,756
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.00% 95.32% 95.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,221 2,763 2,700
Scotland median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £165 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 125 142
Scotland median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -13.41% +25.08%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.07 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.05 £47.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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
Glasgow +14 14 £550 +72.41% 2
Edinburgh +27 5 £500 +5.26%
Stirling - 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - 1 - -
South Lanarkshire - 1 £425 -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 11 (44.00%) IBM
3 9 (36.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Unix
4 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
4 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
5 7 (28.00%) Banking
5 7 (28.00%) J2EE
6 6 (24.00%) Office 365
6 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
6 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 6 (24.00%) DataPower
6 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (24.00%) LDAP
6 6 (24.00%) HTTPS
6 6 (24.00%) SSL
6 6 (24.00%) Information Security
6 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
7 5 (20.00%) CA
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
7 5 (20.00%) SCCM
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
8 4 (16.00%) Linux
8 4 (16.00%) Symantec
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management

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 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (12.00%) IBM Domino
1 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (12.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) CMS
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Azure
2 2 (8.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) HTTPS
1 6 (24.00%) SSL
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
2 3 (12.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) ATM
3 1 (4.00%) HTTP
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 13 (52.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
4 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) J2EE
2 6 (24.00%) LDAP
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
3 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) DataPower
2 2 (8.00%) AS400
2 2 (8.00%) iSeries
3 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Unix
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 4 (16.00%) Linux
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (12.00%) Solaris
6 2 (8.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) MVS
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Identity Management
2 6 (24.00%) Information Security
2 6 (24.00%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 4 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Asset Management
5 3 (12.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
6 2 (8.00%) Decision-Making
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
7 1 (4.00%) DevOps
7 1 (4.00%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.00%) Microservices
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (8.00%) Java
2 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 8 (32.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Tivoli
2 5 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (12.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (4.00%) Ansible
4 1 (4.00%) MaaS360
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.00%) CA
3 4 (16.00%) ServiceNow
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) Apple
4 3 (12.00%) Avaya
4 3 (12.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.00%) CyberArk
6 1 (4.00%) Lotus
6 1 (4.00%) NCR
6 1 (4.00%) Okta
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Planview
6 1 (4.00%) Red Hat