The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 140 115 137
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.46% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.49% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £363 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.76% -21.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Technical Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2854 2228 2925
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.73% 93.34% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1712 1094 1453
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 218 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -28.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the East of England region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the East of England region over the 3 months to 17 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire - 5 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) GPRS
3 4 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) HP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
6 1 (12.50%) PKI
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 4 (50.00%) GPRS
2 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) VLAN
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) FirePass
4 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (12.50%) SSL
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) LDAP
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
1 5 (62.50%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (25.00%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Degree
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
3 1 (12.50%) VMFS
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Altiris
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Zeacom
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix