The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the County Antrim 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 24 - 23
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 1.87% - 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.38% - 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£500 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £383 £331
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +15.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -93.30%
Technical Specialist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the County Antrim 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
County Antrim
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
84 65 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in County Antrim 78.50% 87.84% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 21 68
Average daily rate £300 £270 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £130 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
Average hourly rate £10.50 £13.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -46.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.40 £13.39 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.03 £13.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in County Antrim

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in County Antrim

Technical Specialist
Top 18 Related IT Skills in County Antrim

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 2 (100.00%) Linux
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
2 1 (50.00%) ETL
2 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio
2 1 (50.00%) Equities
2 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) KDB
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in County Antrim by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the County Antrim 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 1 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 1 (50.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) KDB
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PL/SQL
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (50.00%) Ab Initio