The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 483 447 417
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 76 95 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.21% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.23% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 46 60
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£395 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £244 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £488 £502
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £328
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +18.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 -
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44157 42180 48388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.60% 92.69% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27428 25178 27561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1820 1998 2467
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.68 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.67% -1.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Technical Specialist
UK

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 10 July 2014.

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 10 July 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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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
London +3 31 £438 +2.63% 5
South East -6 15 £463 +21.71% 8
North West +7 9 £280 +1.81% 2
Yorkshire -11 7 £325 -17.72% 6
East of England -21 7 £280 -22.76% 1
West Midlands -13 4 £295 - 3
East Midlands +4 2 £385 +16.27% 1
South West - 1 £375 -
North East - - - -
Technical Specialist
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Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 58 (36.94%) Windows
2 44 (28.03%) Microsoft
3 38 (24.20%) Security Cleared
4 34 (21.66%) SC Cleared
5 32 (20.38%) SQL
6 31 (19.75%) Linux
6 31 (19.75%) UNIX
7 29 (18.47%) Active Directory
7 29 (18.47%) Finance
8 28 (17.83%) ITIL
9 26 (16.56%) Java
10 24 (15.29%) VMware
10 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 20 (12.74%) Oracle
12 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
12 19 (12.10%) Cisco
12 19 (12.10%) Migration
13 17 (10.83%) HP
14 15 (9.55%) SQL Server
14 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (9.55%) SCCM
15 14 (8.92%) Windows XP
15 14 (8.92%) Apache
15 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (8.28%) Banking
16 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (8.28%) Citrix
16 13 (8.28%) Windows 7
17 12 (7.64%) MS Exchange
17 12 (7.64%) J2EE

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 (8.92%) Apache
2 12 (7.64%) MS Exchange
3 11 (7.01%) IIS
4 10 (6.37%) SharePoint
4 10 (6.37%) Tomcat
5 7 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (3.82%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.55%) Lync
7 4 (2.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.55%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.27%) Confluence
8 2 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.27%) Node.js
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.64%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.64%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.64%) CICS
Applications
1 19 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.18%) MS Office
3 3 (1.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.18%) RMDS
2 2 (1.27%) Summit
3 1 (0.64%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.64%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.27%) Google Apps
2 2 (1.27%) GitHub
3 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (5.73%) Firewall
2 8 (5.10%) VPN
3 7 (4.46%) DNS
4 6 (3.82%) DHCP
5 5 (3.18%) Internet
5 5 (3.18%) SAN
5 5 (3.18%) WAN
6 4 (2.55%) GPRS
6 4 (2.55%) LAN
6 4 (2.55%) 4G
7 3 (1.91%) SSL
7 3 (1.91%) HTTP
7 3 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.27%) Wireless
8 2 (1.27%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.27%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.27%) 3G
8 2 (1.27%) WLAN
8 2 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.55%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 8 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.82%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.18%) Oracle ODI
4 5 (3.18%) Data Mart
4 5 (3.18%) DB2
5 4 (2.55%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.27%) MS Access
6 2 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.27%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.27%) Big Data
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.27%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 6 (3.82%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.18%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.55%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.91%) Ant
5 2 (1.27%) Grunt
5 2 (1.27%) Yeoman
5 2 (1.27%) Subversion
5 2 (1.27%) Maven
5 2 (1.27%) JIRA
5 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.27%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (18.47%) Finance
2 13 (8.28%) Banking
3 9 (5.73%) Retail
4 6 (3.82%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.18%) Publishing
6 3 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.91%) Back Office
7 2 (1.27%) Front Office
8 1 (0.64%) Legal
8 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.64%) International Banking
8 1 (0.64%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.64%) J2EE
2 11 (7.01%) JSP
3 9 (5.73%) XML
4 8 (5.10%) SAML
5 7 (4.46%) Web Services
5 7 (4.46%) HTML
6 6 (3.82%) .NET
6 6 (3.82%) Servlets
6 6 (3.82%) Struts
6 6 (3.82%) Spring
6 6 (3.82%) JAAS
7 5 (3.18%) Murex Flex
7 5 (3.18%) RESTful
7 5 (3.18%) Murex MxML
7 5 (3.18%) Middleware
8 4 (2.55%) MSMQ
8 4 (2.55%) SOAP
9 3 (1.91%) ASP.NET
10 2 (1.27%) EJB
10 2 (1.27%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.73%) Derivative
2 7 (4.46%) Equity Derivative
2 7 (4.46%) Mobile App
3 6 (3.82%) Open Source
3 6 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.18%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.55%) Statistics
6 3 (1.91%) Replication
6 3 (1.91%) Clustering
6 3 (1.91%) PKI
7 2 (1.27%) PMI
7 2 (1.27%) Blog
7 2 (1.27%) Celerra
7 2 (1.27%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.27%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.27%) SCORM
7 2 (1.27%) EPoS
7 2 (1.27%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.27%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 58 (36.94%) Windows
2 31 (19.75%) Linux
2 31 (19.75%) UNIX
3 24 (15.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (8.92%) Windows XP
4 14 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (8.28%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.18%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.18%) AIX
8 4 (2.55%) Solaris
9 3 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.27%) CentOS
11 1 (0.64%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.64%) zOS
11 1 (0.64%) Android
11 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.83%) ITIL
2 19 (12.10%) Migration
3 9 (5.73%) PRINCE2
3 9 (5.73%) Service Delivery
4 8 (5.10%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.10%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.46%) Analytics
5 7 (4.46%) Integration Testing
5 7 (4.46%) Service Management
6 6 (3.82%) E-Commerce
6 6 (3.82%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (3.82%) Risk Management
6 6 (3.82%) Workflow
6 6 (3.82%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.18%) Software Deployment
7 5 (3.18%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.18%) Project Management
8 4 (2.55%) Data Modelling
8 4 (2.55%) Validation
8 4 (2.55%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.38%) SQL
2 26 (16.56%) Java
3 9 (5.73%) JavaScript
3 9 (5.73%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.18%) VBA
4 5 (3.18%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.55%) VB
6 3 (1.91%) VBScript
7 2 (1.27%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.27%) COBOL
7 2 (1.27%) JCL
7 2 (1.27%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.64%) AWK
8 1 (0.64%) Jython
8 1 (0.64%) VB6
8 1 (0.64%) Ruby
8 1 (0.64%) Python
8 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.64%) sed
8 1 (0.64%) C#
Qualifications
1 38 (24.20%) Security Cleared
2 34 (21.66%) SC Cleared
3 13 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (5.10%) DV Cleared
5 7 (4.46%) Degree
5 7 (4.46%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.18%) MCITP
7 4 (2.55%) MCSE
8 3 (1.91%) CCNP
8 3 (1.91%) CCNA
8 3 (1.91%) CISSP
8 3 (1.91%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.91%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.27%) CEH
9 2 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.27%) MCTS
10 1 (0.64%) CISA
10 1 (0.64%) CISM
10 1 (0.64%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.10%) QA
2 6 (3.82%) SLA
3 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.64%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (18.47%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.10%) XenApp
4 6 (3.82%) vSphere
5 3 (1.91%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.27%) Shibboleth
6 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.27%) NFS
6 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.64%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.64%) Postfix
7 1 (0.64%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.64%) Squid
7 1 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 15 (9.55%) SCCM
2 8 (5.10%) WSUS
3 5 (3.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (2.55%) YUM
4 4 (2.55%) Puppet
5 3 (1.91%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.91%) Nagios
5 3 (1.91%) SCOM
5 3 (1.91%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.27%) OPNET
6 2 (1.27%) HP NNM
6 2 (1.27%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (1.27%) OpenView
6 2 (1.27%) Netcool
6 2 (1.27%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.27%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.27%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.27%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.27%) HP UCMDB
6 2 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 44 (28.03%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.29%) VMware
3 20 (12.74%) Oracle
4 19 (12.10%) Cisco
5 17 (10.83%) HP
6 13 (8.28%) Citrix
7 10 (6.37%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.73%) JBoss
9 8 (5.10%) NetApp
10 6 (3.82%) Reuters
10 6 (3.82%) IBM
11 5 (3.18%) EMC
11 5 (3.18%) Murex
12 4 (2.55%) SAP
12 4 (2.55%) McAfee
13 3 (1.91%) Sophos
13 3 (1.91%) AppSense
13 3 (1.91%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.91%) CA
13 3 (1.91%) Dell
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