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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 73 61 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.20% 0.64% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£582 £280 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+107.85% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
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
914 724 653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.42% 92.23% 91.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 394 276
Average daily rate £400 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £218 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 38
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -53.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 June 2015. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Warrington - 1 £650 -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 2 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
3 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Teradata
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
3 1 (16.67%) PKI
3 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (16.67%) Release Management
3 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
3 1 (16.67%) Visualisation

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 1 (16.67%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (16.67%) Big Data
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) Rendezvous
1 1 (16.67%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
1 1 (16.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) UNIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Machine Learning
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) R
2 1 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO Hawk
2 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (16.67%) StatsD
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Sun
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) CA
2 1 (16.67%) TIBCO
2 1 (16.67%) Teradata
2 1 (16.67%) Tableau
2 1 (16.67%) Apigee
2 1 (16.67%) Mashery