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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 156 184 199
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 5
Median daily rate £463 £575 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.56% +35.29%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%
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
3239 5432 5593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.66% 94.67% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2626 4186 4158
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 95 72
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.72 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.05 £32.03
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (21.43%) AppDNA
2 3 (21.43%) Fixed Income
2 3 (21.43%) Equities
2 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
2 3 (21.43%) Derivative
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 3 (21.43%) CCA
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) BMC
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy
2 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 2 (14.29%) Firewall
3 2 (14.29%) ITSM
3 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 2 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) CMDB
3 2 (14.29%) Workday HCM
3 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
4 1 (7.14%) BYOD
4 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (14.29%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Derivative
1 3 (21.43%) Equities
1 3 (21.43%) Fixed Income
2 2 (14.29%) CMDB
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) BYOD
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 2 (14.29%) ITSM
2 2 (14.29%) Test Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Defect Management
3 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
3 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (7.14%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) SDLC
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.14%) Use Case
3 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) CCA
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) AppDNA
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Opsview
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) BMC
2 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Remedy
3 1 (7.14%) Charles River
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Dell
3 1 (7.14%) HP