The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 March 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 117 121
Rank change year-on-year +20 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.57% 0.54% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.57% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 4
Median daily rate £413 £400 £119
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +235.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £328 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £448 £319
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2456 2818
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.36% 94.68% 95.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1359 1547
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 39 78
Median hourly rate £17.32 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.02% +30.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Edinburgh +24 5 £475 +13.43% 1
Glasgow +6 2 £355 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 2 - -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 Scotland region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 6 (20.69%) Information Security
3 6 (20.69%) Linux
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Analytics
4 5 (17.24%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) Mainframe
4 5 (17.24%) Oracle
4 5 (17.24%) Unix
4 5 (17.24%) Windows
4 5 (17.24%) AIX
4 5 (17.24%) Solaris
4 5 (17.24%) Banking
5 4 (13.79%) Sourcefire
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) Office 365
5 4 (13.79%) Palo Alto
5 4 (13.79%) RSA Security Analytics
5 4 (13.79%) NetWitness
6 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.34%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (10.34%) Application Performance Management
6 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
6 3 (10.34%) BMC
6 3 (10.34%) CA

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 2 (6.90%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.45%) Apache
2 1 (3.45%) CICS
2 1 (3.45%) CMS
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) Firewall
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
2 2 (6.90%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) ATM
3 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) LDAP
3 1 (3.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (6.90%) QlikView
3 1 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (3.45%) MySQL
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (3.45%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (31.03%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
4 1 (3.45%) Law
4 1 (3.45%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) CGI
2 1 (3.45%) CSS
2 1 (3.45%) HTML
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
2 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Mainframe
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
3 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) DataPower
4 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.45%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
2 5 (17.24%) AIX
2 5 (17.24%) Solaris
2 5 (17.24%) Unix
2 5 (17.24%) Windows
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Analytics
1 6 (20.69%) Information Security
2 4 (13.79%) Service Management
3 3 (10.34%) Application Performance Management
3 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
3 3 (10.34%) ITSM
3 3 (10.34%) Performance Management
3 3 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Data Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Translating Business Requirements
4 2 (6.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) Java
1 3 (10.34%) Shell Script
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
2 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) C#
2 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) PL/SQL
2 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) REXX
2 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) ACF2
2 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (3.45%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
2 1 (3.45%) RACF
2 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
2 1 (3.45%) zsh
Systems Management
1 4 (13.79%) RSA Security Analytics
2 3 (10.34%) Oracle ZFS
2 3 (10.34%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (6.90%) FortiGate
3 2 (6.90%) Puppet
3 2 (6.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (3.45%) Ansible
4 1 (3.45%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (3.45%) SCCM
4 1 (3.45%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.45%) zSecure
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) IBM
2 5 (17.24%) Oracle
3 4 (13.79%) NetWitness
3 4 (13.79%) Palo Alto
3 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
3 4 (13.79%) Sourcefire
4 3 (10.34%) BMC
4 3 (10.34%) CA
5 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.90%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) HP
5 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.90%) Remedy
5 2 (6.90%) Sun
5 2 (6.90%) VMware
6 1 (3.45%) Avaya
6 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec