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 17 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank - 71 66
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.30% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.34% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £435 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
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
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
708 870 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.24% 88.41% 90.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 414 410
Average daily rate £365 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £500 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 72 55
Average hourly rate £16.84 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.36% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £44.90 £57.00
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 December 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
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IT Job Ads
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Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Technical Specialist
North West