The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham 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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 63 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£350 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.09%
Technical Specialist
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
766 555 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.96% 90.39% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 522 327 245
Average daily rate £360 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -4.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £185 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 24
Average hourly rate £13.87 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Specialist
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) MetaFrame
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) AppSense
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) CRM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) MetaFrame
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft