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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 156 193 202
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 8 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.16% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Median daily rate £463 £525 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +21.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £335 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £575 £578
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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
3220 5261 5645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.18% 95.00% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4018 4237
Median daily rate £473 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 93 78
Median hourly rate £21.78 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.30 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (18.75%) AppDNA
4 3 (18.75%) CCA
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (18.75%) BMC
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Fixed Income
4 3 (18.75%) Equities
4 3 (18.75%) Remedy
4 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Derivative
5 2 (12.50%) CMDB
5 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) ITSM
5 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) ETL

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (12.50%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) SAN
1 2 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Pentaho
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Derivative
1 3 (18.75%) Equities
1 3 (18.75%) Fixed Income
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) CMDB
2 2 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) BYOD
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.25%) Android
2 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
2 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 3 (18.75%) Workflow
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) ITSM
4 2 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Test Planning
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) C#
2 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCA
1 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) AppDNA
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
1 4 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (18.75%) BMC
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Remedy
3 2 (12.50%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.25%) Charles River
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) HP