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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 75 73 78
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.42% 0.55% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.59% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£600 £308 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -20.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
-8.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 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
1109 1015 990
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.88% 92.86% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 624 511 481
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 69 78
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £40.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 27 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
Milton Keynes -4 5 £600 +95.12%
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) QA
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
3 2 (22.22%) ATM
3 2 (22.22%) DB2
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (22.22%) Retail
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
3 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
3 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
3 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (11.11%) GitHub
4 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (11.11%) Worklight
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (11.11%) Grunt
4 1 (11.11%) Yeoman
4 1 (11.11%) MEAP
4 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) Node.js
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) ATM
2 1 (11.11%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Ant
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Grunt
1 1 (11.11%) Yeoman
General
1 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 1 (11.11%) Dojo
2 1 (11.11%) RESTful
2 1 (11.11%) HTML5
2 1 (11.11%) CSS3
2 1 (11.11%) Worklight
2 1 (11.11%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (11.11%) MEAP
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) CSS
2 1 (11.11%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) UNIX
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) AIX
2 3 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
4 1 (11.11%) CentOS
4 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 1 (11.11%) VB
1 1 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (44.44%) QA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) NFS
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) Squid
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (11.11%) Postfix
1 1 (11.11%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Red Hat
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) IBM
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) NetApp