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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 138 123 130
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.11% 0.041% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.044% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£290 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £394 £310
% change year-on-year
-19.04% +27.01%
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
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
2663 2274 2621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.80% 93.77% 93.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1687 1216 1374
Average daily rate £380 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.59% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 273 286
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 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 19 December 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
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
3 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) GPRS
3 4 (44.44%) VPN
3 4 (44.44%) Statistics
3 4 (44.44%) Degree
3 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
3 4 (44.44%) 4G
3 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
4 3 (33.33%) Coaching
4 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Validation
4 3 (33.33%) DTS
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Internet
1 4 (44.44%) GPRS
1 4 (44.44%) VPN
1 4 (44.44%) 4G
2 1 (11.11%) VLAN
2 1 (11.11%) SAN
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) DTS
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (44.44%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Statistics
1 4 (44.44%) Mobile App
2 2 (22.22%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Replication
3 1 (11.11%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) UNIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
2 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
2 4 (44.44%) Resource Management
2 4 (44.44%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (33.33%) Coaching
3 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 3 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 3 (33.33%) Validation
3 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) PRINCE
4 2 (22.22%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
5 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (11.11%) Asset Management
5 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) Perl
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
2 1 (11.11%) VMFS
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) NFS
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) HP
2 4 (44.44%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) NetApp