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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 111 124 143
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.51% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
Average daily rate £525 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.75
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
2452 2575 2901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 96.61% 96.37% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1427 1428 1626
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 240 207
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £525 +16.66%
Hertfordshire +9 5 £491 +40.21%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (50.00%) Linux
1 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
1 9 (50.00%) Docker
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (38.89%) F5
2 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
2 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
2 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
2 7 (38.89%) MPLS
2 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
4 5 (27.78%) ATM
4 5 (27.78%) Banking
5 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
5 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) MS Office
5 1 (5.56%) XML
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (5.56%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) BIG-IP
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
1 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 7 (38.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 7 (38.89%) MPLS
2 5 (27.78%) ATM
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (27.78%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Blue Coat
1 7 (38.89%) CheckPoint
1 7 (38.89%) Cisco
1 7 (38.89%) F5
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle