Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 158 177
Rank change year-on-year +12 +19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 35 26 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.69% 0.60% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.64% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 16
Scotland median daily rate £375 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +22.14% +8.71%
10th Percentile £272 £266 £220
90th Percentile £464 £431 £418
UK median daily rate £405 £425 £398
% change year-on-year -4.71% +6.92% -0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £24.70 £25.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -3.15% - +27.50%

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 4807 4087 5876
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.74% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2746 2400 3042
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -2.60% -2.67%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £226
90th Percentile £531 £488 £500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 120 124
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £22.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.08% -29.52% +31.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.05 £43.08 £49.10
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 22 £363 - 1
Glasgow -15 6 £425 +6.25%
West Dunbartonshire 0 4 £375 -10.71%
West Lothian +2 3 £400 -
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 18 (51.43%) Banking
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 9 (25.71%) IBM
4 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
4 8 (22.86%) Office 365
5 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
5 6 (17.14%) Windows
5 6 (17.14%) Firewall
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 5 (14.29%) FileNet
6 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 5 (14.29%) Unix
7 4 (11.43%) Java
7 4 (11.43%) HTTP
7 4 (11.43%) Linux
7 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
7 4 (11.43%) SSL
7 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (8.57%) HTML5
8 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
8 3 (8.57%) Credit Risk
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
8 3 (8.57%) Cisco

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 (14.29%) FileNet
1 5 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.57%) IBM Domino
4 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.86%) Apache
5 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.86%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) OnBase
5 1 (2.86%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.86%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Firewall
2 4 (11.43%) HTTP
2 4 (11.43%) SSL
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (5.71%) BIG-IP
4 2 (5.71%) Ethernet
4 2 (5.71%) Skype
5 1 (2.86%) ATM
5 1 (2.86%) DNS
5 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.86%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) VPN
5 1 (2.86%) WAN
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.86%) DB2
General
1 18 (51.43%) Banking
2 10 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Advertising
4 1 (2.86%) German Language
4 1 (2.86%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.86%) Marketing
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) AngularJS
1 3 (8.57%) HTML
1 3 (8.57%) HTML5
1 3 (8.57%) React
2 2 (5.71%) Middleware
2 2 (5.71%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Credit Risk
1 3 (8.57%) Mainframe
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) DataPower
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (17.14%) Windows
2 5 (14.29%) Unix
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) Migration
2 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps
3 3 (8.57%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
3 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
3 3 (8.57%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (2.86%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.86%) Change Management
4 1 (2.86%) CRM
4 1 (2.86%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) Order to Cash
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) Process Improvement
4 1 (2.86%) Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.86%) JCL
4 1 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (2.86%) REXX
4 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CCIE
1 1 (2.86%) CCNP
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) Squid
3 1 (2.86%) Postfix
3 1 (2.86%) Samba
3 1 (2.86%) UAG
3 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.86%) XenApp
3 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) FortiGate
2 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) IBM
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) AppSense
4 2 (5.71%) Avaya
4 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
4 2 (5.71%) F5
4 2 (5.71%) Lotus
4 2 (5.71%) McAfee
4 2 (5.71%) Nintex
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Ariba
5 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.86%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) OpenText
5 1 (2.86%) SAP
5 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.86%) VMware