The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 195 202 208
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.10% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 11
Average daily rate
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£575 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £399 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £547 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.39% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
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
5491 5436 6581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.38% 92.15% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4265 3966 4836
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 92 169
Average hourly rate £17.98 £18.48 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -7.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £32.82 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

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 29 July 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 3 (16.67%) JBoss
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) Python
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (16.67%) Firewall
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Banking
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (16.67%) Server Building
6 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
6 2 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (11.11%) Puppet
6 2 (11.11%) Ruby
6 2 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 3 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (5.56%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (5.56%) Lync
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) DMZ
3 1 (5.56%) HTTP
3 1 (5.56%) LDAP
3 1 (5.56%) 3GPP
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.56%) TETRA
3 1 (5.56%) LTE
3 1 (5.56%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) MS Access
2 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.56%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) Subversion
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Retail
3 1 (5.56%) Retail Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (5.56%) XSD
2 1 (5.56%) XML Schema
2 1 (5.56%) SAML
2 1 (5.56%) JSON
2 1 (5.56%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.56%) HTML
2 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 1 (5.56%) Equities
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
4 1 (5.56%) Android
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) Migration
2 3 (16.67%) Server Building
3 2 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) CRM
3 2 (11.11%) DNA
4 1 (5.56%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Change Management
4 1 (5.56%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.56%) SDLC
4 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.56%) Scrum
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security
4 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
1 3 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
2 2 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
3 1 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 2 (11.11%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (5.56%) Rundeck
2 1 (5.56%) Control-M
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
1 5 (27.78%) VMware
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Hitachi
4 1 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Tableau