The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 199 203 200
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.10% 0.25% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.27% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 13
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£425 £450 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £275 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £547 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5428 6572 7202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.03% 92.50% 92.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3959 4830 5240
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 169 170
Average hourly rate £18.46 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.70% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.66 £51.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Specialist
London

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014, 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 5 (41.67%) Java
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Linux
4 2 (16.67%) JCL
4 2 (16.67%) Reuters
4 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) COBOL
4 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
4 2 (16.67%) DB2
4 2 (16.67%) Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) YUM
5 1 (8.33%) Puppet
5 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) FATCA
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
2 1 (8.33%) CICS
2 1 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (8.33%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) DB2
General
1 5 (41.67%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) JSP
2 1 (8.33%) Servlets
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Struts
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) SAML
2 1 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) JAAS
2 1 (8.33%) Spring
2 1 (8.33%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 2 (16.67%) Derivative
1 2 (16.67%) Equity Derivative
2 1 (8.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Business Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) JCL
2 2 (16.67%) COBOL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
1 1 (8.33%) FATCA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) YUM
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Reuters
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) JBoss
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
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