The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 118 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.082% 0.079% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.086% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£525 £185 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+183.78% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £370 £369
% change year-on-year
-8.78% +0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Technical Specialist
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2213 2318 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.18% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 1019 982
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Berkshire region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +13 1 - -
Windsor - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (33.33%) Netcool/Webtop
2 2 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 2 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (16.67%) LAN

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) SMS
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos Framework Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) .NET
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Supplier Management
2 2 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 2 (33.33%) Release Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Migration
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 1 (16.67%) Network Architecture
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (16.67%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) Tivoli
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 2 (33.33%) Netcool/Webtop
2 1 (16.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Cognos
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Avaya
2 1 (16.67%) McAfee