The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 70 65 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 3 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.36% 1.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.39% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 7
Average daily rate
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£280 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £365 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.90% -0.68%
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
North 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 Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
799 766 841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.48% 91.63% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 358 467
Average daily rate £380 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -3.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 48 44
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £11.91 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Technical Specialist
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
2 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Linux
3 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) SC Cleared
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft