The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 84 83 68
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.16% 0.23% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.25% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 7
Average daily rate
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£325 £600 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.83% +55.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
Technical Specialist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1170 1213 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 94.58% 92.38% 93.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 638 690 479
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 56 78
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.89 £13.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.60% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.04 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £20.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 7 (70.00%) VB
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (70.00%) ATM
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (70.00%) Build Automation
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
3 5 (50.00%) Finance
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 1 (10.00%) Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Information Management
5 1 (10.00%) SCCM
5 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
5 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
5 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Back Office
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (10.00%) Project Management
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) Informatica
5 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (10.00%) VB.NET

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) ATM
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) Back Office
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Windows XP
1 7 (70.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) Build Automation
1 7 (70.00%) ITIL
2 6 (60.00%) Software Testing
3 5 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (50.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Information Management
4 1 (10.00%) Master Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber Security
4 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (70.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) C#
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli
1 7 (70.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) IBM
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (10.00%) Informatica