The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 28 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 140 126
Rank change year-on-year +36 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.59% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 6
Median daily rate £400 £388 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +24.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £246 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £435 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

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 2107 2728 2820
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.60% 92.73% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3468 4660 4971
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 132 242
Median hourly rate £27.50 £14.50 £18.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +89.65% -22.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £9.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 +17 5 £350 -
Glasgow 0 3 £450 +32.35%
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £400 -5.32%
West Lothian -3 2 £400 +37.33%
Technical Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 13 (56.52%) IBM
2 7 (30.43%) AIX
2 7 (30.43%) Solaris
2 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
3 6 (26.09%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) Unix
4 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (21.74%) J2EE
4 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 5 (21.74%) Finance
4 5 (21.74%) Banking
5 4 (17.39%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (17.39%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
5 4 (17.39%) FileNet
5 4 (17.39%) HTTP
5 4 (17.39%) HTTPS
5 4 (17.39%) SSL
5 4 (17.39%) DataPower
6 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
6 3 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
6 3 (13.04%) Windows

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 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (17.39%) FileNet
3 4 (17.39%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (4.35%) Confluence
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Domino
5 1 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle Spatial
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) HTTP
1 4 (17.39%) HTTPS
1 4 (17.39%) SSL
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (13.04%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
3 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) LAN
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) WAN
4 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (4.35%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
1 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
2 1 (4.35%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) J2EE
2 1 (4.35%) CGI
2 1 (4.35%) Middleware
2 1 (4.35%) Software Packaging
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) DataPower
1 4 (17.39%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) AIX
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
1 7 (30.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (30.43%) Solaris
2 6 (26.09%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Information Security
2 3 (13.04%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
3 2 (8.70%) Service Management
4 1 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) DevOps
4 1 (4.35%) ETL
4 1 (4.35%) High Availability
4 1 (4.35%) Microservices
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Process Management
4 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.35%) Time Management
4 1 (4.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.35%) REXX
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Squid
3 1 (4.35%) ACF2
3 1 (4.35%) Apache Flume
3 1 (4.35%) PowerHA
3 1 (4.35%) ProxySG
3 1 (4.35%) RACF
3 1 (4.35%) UAG
3 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) FortiGate
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle ZFS
1 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (4.35%) Ansible
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) zSecure
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) IBM
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Avaya
3 2 (8.70%) CA
3 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
3 2 (8.70%) EMC
3 2 (8.70%) HP
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
3 2 (8.70%) Sun
4 1 (4.35%) AppDynamics
4 1 (4.35%) Blue Coat
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix
4 1 (4.35%) F5
4 1 (4.35%) Lotus
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
4 1 (4.35%) Veritas
4 1 (4.35%) VMware