The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 505 529 436
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -93
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 85 57 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.11% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.12% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 35 63
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£425 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
Technical Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. 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
London +19 37 £450 +9.09% 18
South East -10 23 £425 -19.04% 7
Yorkshire -23 11 £350 +7.69% 4
South West 0 6 £500 +81.81% 4
North West -37 4 £200 -38.46% 1
East Midlands -9 2 - -
East of England +1 1 - - 3
West Midlands - 1 - - 2
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 49 (28.00%) Windows
2 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
3 37 (21.14%) Finance
4 34 (19.43%) ITIL
5 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
6 28 (16.00%) UNIX
7 27 (15.43%) Oracle
8 26 (14.86%) Data Centre
9 24 (13.71%) Linux
10 23 (13.14%) Migration
11 21 (12.00%) VMware
12 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
12 19 (10.86%) SQL
13 17 (9.71%) Cisco
13 17 (9.71%) Change Management
14 16 (9.14%) XML
15 15 (8.57%) SAN
15 15 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (8.57%) Banking
15 15 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
16 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (8.00%) Firewall
16 14 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
16 14 (8.00%) MS Exchange
17 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
17 13 (7.43%) SLA
17 13 (7.43%) IBM
17 13 (7.43%) DNS
17 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 14 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.14%) Lync
4 8 (4.57%) IIS
4 8 (4.57%) JBoss
5 6 (3.43%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.43%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.86%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (2.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.71%) Documentum
8 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.14%) SAS
9 2 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) CICS
Applications
1 10 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.14%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS Project
3 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Agresso
2 2 (1.14%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.57%) Maximo
3 1 (0.57%) Summit
3 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.14%) Office 365
2 8 (4.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.29%) IaaS
4 3 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.71%) PaaS
5 2 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.57%) SaaS
6 1 (0.57%) Veeva
6 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.57%) SAN
2 14 (8.00%) Firewall
3 13 (7.43%) DNS
4 10 (5.71%) WAN
5 9 (5.14%) DHCP
5 9 (5.14%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.57%) VPN
6 8 (4.57%) LDAP
6 8 (4.57%) ATM
6 8 (4.57%) LAN
6 8 (4.57%) Network Security
7 6 (3.43%) SSL
8 5 (2.86%) VoIP
9 4 (2.29%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.29%) BGP
9 4 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (2.29%) NAS
9 4 (2.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (1.71%) EIGRP
10 3 (1.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.71%) MySQL
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.71%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.14%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.57%) Big Data
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.57%) dBASE
5 1 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.57%) MS Access
5 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.86%) Selenium
1 5 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (2.86%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.29%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.29%) Selenium IDE
3 2 (1.14%) JIRA
3 2 (1.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.57%) Maven
4 1 (0.57%) JUnit
4 1 (0.57%) Toad
4 1 (0.57%) Hudson
4 1 (0.57%) GDB
4 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.57%) Redmine
4 1 (0.57%) Gradle
4 1 (0.57%) Artifactory
General
1 37 (21.14%) Finance
2 15 (8.57%) Banking
3 9 (5.14%) Retail
4 6 (3.43%) Law
5 2 (1.14%) Back Office
5 2 (1.14%) Marketing
5 2 (1.14%) French Language
5 2 (1.14%) German Language
5 2 (1.14%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.14%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.57%) Military
6 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (9.14%) XML
2 10 (5.71%) Web Services
3 8 (4.57%) SOAP
4 5 (2.86%) XML Schema
4 5 (2.86%) HTML
4 5 (2.86%) .NET
5 4 (2.29%) Middleware
6 3 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (1.71%) XSD
6 3 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.14%) JSON
7 2 (1.14%) SAML
7 2 (1.14%) 802.1X
7 2 (1.14%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.57%) jQuery
8 1 (0.57%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Fusion
8 1 (0.57%) RESTful
8 1 (0.57%) HTML5
8 1 (0.57%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.86%) Clustering
4 5 (2.86%) LPAR
5 3 (1.71%) User Experience
5 3 (1.71%) Tandem
5 3 (1.71%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) PDA
6 2 (1.14%) Informatics
6 2 (1.14%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.14%) BYOD
6 2 (1.14%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.14%) CMDB
6 2 (1.14%) Wiki
6 2 (1.14%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.14%) Celerra
6 2 (1.14%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 49 (28.00%) Windows
2 28 (16.00%) UNIX
3 24 (13.71%) Linux
4 14 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (6.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.57%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.86%) AIX
10 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
10 5 (2.86%) Android
11 4 (2.29%) Solaris
12 3 (1.71%) zOS
13 2 (1.14%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (1.14%) HPUX
13 2 (1.14%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.43%) ITIL
2 23 (13.14%) Migration
3 17 (9.71%) Change Management
4 15 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (7.43%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.71%) Information Security
6 10 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.14%) CRM
7 9 (5.14%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.57%) Project Management
9 7 (4.00%) Cyber Security
10 6 (3.43%) Build Automation
10 6 (3.43%) User Acceptance Testing
10 6 (3.43%) Data Modelling
10 6 (3.43%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.86%) Content Management
11 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.86%) Process Management
11 5 (2.86%) Identity Management
11 5 (2.86%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.86%) SQL
2 12 (6.86%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.29%) Java
3 11 (6.29%) VB
4 7 (4.00%) Python
5 6 (3.43%) Perl
6 5 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.29%) C
7 4 (2.29%) C#
7 4 (2.29%) C++
7 4 (2.29%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.71%) Ruby
9 2 (1.14%) Lisp
9 2 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.57%) R
10 1 (0.57%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.57%) VBScript
10 1 (0.57%) VBA
10 1 (0.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.29%) Degree
3 8 (4.57%) CCNP
4 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (3.43%) MCSE
5 6 (3.43%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.86%) CCIE
6 5 (2.86%) CCNA
7 4 (2.29%) ISEB
7 4 (2.29%) CTC Cleared
7 4 (2.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (2.29%) MCITP
7 4 (2.29%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.29%) CISSP
7 4 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.14%) CCVP
8 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.43%) SLA
2 4 (2.29%) QA
System Software
1 30 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (4.00%) XenApp
4 4 (2.29%) vSphere
5 3 (1.71%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.14%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.14%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.14%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.57%) RACF
7 1 (0.57%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.57%) KVM
7 1 (0.57%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.57%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (6.29%) SCCM
2 8 (4.57%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (2.86%) SCOM
5 4 (2.29%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.71%) Puppet
7 2 (1.14%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.14%) Control-M
7 2 (1.14%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (1.14%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (0.57%) OPNET
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco IPCC
8 1 (0.57%) WSUS
8 1 (0.57%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.57%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Microsoft
2 27 (15.43%) Oracle
3 21 (12.00%) VMware
4 17 (9.71%) Cisco
5 13 (7.43%) IBM
6 12 (6.86%) Citrix
7 10 (5.71%) HP
7 10 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 8 (4.57%) McAfee
8 8 (4.57%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.43%) F5
9 6 (3.43%) Varonis
9 6 (3.43%) Hitachi
9 6 (3.43%) EMC
10 5 (2.86%) Adobe
10 5 (2.86%) IronPort
11 4 (2.29%) Tripwire
11 4 (2.29%) SAP
11 4 (2.29%) Dell
11 4 (2.29%) NetApp
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