The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 162 184 206
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.12% 0.085% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.090% 0.055%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 3
Median daily rate £475 £356 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £325 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £424 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -
Technical Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3261 4465 5494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.96% 95.22% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2594 3520 4023
Median daily rate £475 £451 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 68 110
Median hourly rate £17.17 £16.95 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -3.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.60 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £24.04 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 4 (44.44%) Banking
3 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
3 3 (33.33%) BMC
3 3 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) CMDB
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) Windows
4 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) Investment Management
5 1 (11.11%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) TippingPoint
5 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
5 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Tufin
5 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (11.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) WAAS
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
2 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) CMDB
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Credit Risk
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) Windows
1 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 1 (11.11%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Investment Management
3 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (11.11%) E-business
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) ITIL
4 1 (11.11%) ITSM
4 1 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Test Management
4 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
4 1 (11.11%) Use Case
4 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
4 1 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (11.11%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) C#
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (11.11%) PCI DSS
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) BMC
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (11.11%) Alcatel-Lucent
2 1 (11.11%) Aruba
2 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
2 1 (11.11%) Charles River
2 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) F5
2 1 (11.11%) HP
2 1 (11.11%) Juniper
2 1 (11.11%) LogLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Radianz
2 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
2 1 (11.11%) ServiceNow
2 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
2 1 (11.11%) Teradata
2 1 (11.11%) TippingPoint
2 1 (11.11%) Tufin