The table below looks at the statistics 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 70 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.32% - 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% - 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £394 £310
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +27.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -93.30%
Technical Specialist
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
867 621 716
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.83% 90.52% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 655 417 397
Average daily rate £380 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £238 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 51 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £32.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 15 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (33.33%) SAS
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Essbase
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) Essbase
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects XI
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Financial Modelling
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VBA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Business Objects