The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bristol region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank - 59 66
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol - 0.15% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £362 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.09% -48.50%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
875 604 915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 92.40% 93.50% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 366 603
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 55
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -31.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Technical Specialist
South West

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Technical Specialist
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft