The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 561 545 572
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 61 97 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 53 25
Median daily rate £353 £393 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.06% +3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £380 £356
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 28 September 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -26 27 £353 -9.48% 1
Yorkshire +7 9 £461 +21.38% 1
South East 0 8 £492 +15.82% 5
South West +9 5 £340 -32.00% 3
East of England +2 3 £413 - 3
East Midlands -3 3 £265 +130.43%
West Midlands -19 3 £525 -4.54% 3
North West +10 2 - - 2
North East - 1 £335 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 44 (31.43%) Windows
2 33 (23.57%) Finance
3 27 (19.29%) Linux
4 21 (15.00%) Firewall
4 21 (15.00%) Banking
5 20 (14.29%) Web Services
5 20 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 19 (13.57%) ITIL
6 19 (13.57%) SQL
7 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
7 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
7 18 (12.86%) F5
8 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
8 17 (12.14%) Oracle
9 15 (10.71%) Unix
10 14 (10.00%) Java
10 14 (10.00%) Cisco
10 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
11 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
11 13 (9.29%) HTML
11 13 (9.29%) MS Excel
11 13 (9.29%) SC Cleared
12 12 (8.57%) PowerShell
12 12 (8.57%) VMware
13 11 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (7.86%) Project Management
13 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
13 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (7.86%) SCCM
14 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (5.00%) IIS
1 7 (5.00%) JBoss
2 5 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.86%) CMS
4 3 (2.14%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.14%) SAS
5 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.71%) Apache
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.71%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.71%) Confluence
6 1 (0.71%) Drupal
6 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.71%) Jetty
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.71%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (9.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.86%) MS Office
3 2 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.71%) DOC1
4 1 (0.71%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.43%) Endur
2 2 (1.43%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.43%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.43%) Office 365
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.71%) GitHub
4 1 (0.71%) IaaS
4 1 (0.71%) PaaS
4 1 (0.71%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.00%) Firewall
2 10 (7.14%) DNS
3 8 (5.71%) SSL
4 7 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.29%) tcpdump
6 5 (3.57%) DMZ
6 5 (3.57%) Internet
6 5 (3.57%) SNMP
7 4 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (2.86%) DHCP
7 4 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (2.86%) SAN
7 4 (2.86%) SMS
8 3 (2.14%) BIG-IP
8 3 (2.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 3 (2.14%) Network Security
9 2 (1.43%) ATM
9 2 (1.43%) VoIP
9 2 (1.43%) WAN
9 2 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (5.71%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.57%) MySQL
6 4 (2.86%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.14%) DB2
8 2 (1.43%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.43%) Big Data
8 2 (1.43%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.43%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.71%) DataStax
9 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.71%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.71%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (5.71%) Maven
2 7 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (4.29%) Artifactory
3 6 (4.29%) Gradle
3 6 (4.29%) TortoiseSVN
4 4 (2.86%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.14%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.43%) JIRA
6 2 (1.43%) JMeter
6 2 (1.43%) JUnit
6 2 (1.43%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.43%) Selenium
6 2 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.71%) GitLab
7 1 (0.71%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.71%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.71%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.71%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (23.57%) Finance
2 21 (15.00%) Banking
3 8 (5.71%) Marketing
4 5 (3.57%) Law
5 4 (2.86%) Legal
5 4 (2.86%) Retail
6 3 (2.14%) Advertising
6 3 (2.14%) Back Office
7 2 (1.43%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.43%) Publishing
8 1 (0.71%) Billing
8 1 (0.71%) Front Office
8 1 (0.71%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.29%) Web Services
2 13 (9.29%) HTML
3 10 (7.14%) XML
4 7 (5.00%) CSS
5 6 (4.29%) .NET
5 6 (4.29%) JSON
5 6 (4.29%) REST
6 5 (3.57%) HTML5
6 5 (3.57%) Middleware
7 4 (2.86%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.86%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.86%) PhoneGap
7 4 (2.86%) Sencha Touch
7 4 (2.86%) WCF
8 3 (2.14%) SOAP
8 3 (2.14%) XSLT
9 2 (1.43%) EJB
9 2 (1.43%) J2EE
9 2 (1.43%) SAML
9 2 (1.43%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.43%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.71%) Clustering
3 7 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.29%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.14%) CMDB
5 3 (2.14%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.43%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.43%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.43%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.43%) IVR
6 2 (1.43%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.43%) RIA
6 2 (1.43%) Statistics
6 2 (1.43%) User Experience
6 2 (1.43%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.71%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.71%) iSeries
7 1 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (31.43%) Windows
2 27 (19.29%) Linux
3 20 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 15 (10.71%) Unix
5 10 (7.14%) AIX
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.57%) Android
8 5 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.86%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.43%) Solaris
10 2 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.71%) CentOS
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (13.57%) ITIL
2 11 (7.86%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (7.86%) Project Management
3 10 (7.14%) ITSM
4 9 (6.43%) Change Management
4 9 (6.43%) Configuration Management
5 8 (5.71%) Migration
6 7 (5.00%) CRM
6 7 (5.00%) DevOps
6 7 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.00%) Email Marketing
6 7 (5.00%) Service Management
7 6 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (4.29%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.29%) Release Management
8 5 (3.57%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.57%) Server Building
8 5 (3.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.86%) Open Source
9 4 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.57%) SQL
2 14 (10.00%) Java
3 12 (8.57%) PowerShell
4 11 (7.86%) JavaScript
5 10 (7.14%) Perl
6 8 (5.71%) C#
7 6 (4.29%) C++
8 4 (2.86%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.86%) PHP
8 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
8 4 (2.86%) VBScript
9 3 (2.14%) Python
9 3 (2.14%) VB
10 2 (1.43%) Groovy
10 2 (1.43%) VBA
11 1 (0.71%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.71%) Ruby
11 1 (0.71%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.14%) Degree
4 3 (2.14%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.43%) LPIC
5 2 (1.43%) MCSA
5 2 (1.43%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.71%) CCNP
6 1 (0.71%) CIPD
6 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.71%) MCITP
6 1 (0.71%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.43%) SLA
3 1 (0.71%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.71%) GPG13
3 1 (0.71%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 17 (12.14%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.14%) ACF2
3 3 (2.14%) Docker
3 3 (2.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.14%) RACF
3 3 (2.14%) vSphere
4 2 (1.43%) Firmware
4 2 (1.43%) KVM
4 2 (1.43%) Shibboleth
4 2 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.71%) Snort
5 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (7.86%) SCCM
2 7 (5.00%) Puppet
3 5 (3.57%) SCOM
3 5 (3.57%) WSUS
4 3 (2.14%) zSecure
5 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.43%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.43%) QRadar
5 2 (1.43%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.71%) Nessus
6 1 (0.71%) Oozie
6 1 (0.71%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.71%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 18 (12.86%) F5
1 18 (12.86%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.14%) Oracle
3 14 (10.00%) Cisco
3 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (8.57%) VMware
5 8 (5.71%) IBM
6 7 (5.00%) BMC
6 7 (5.00%) Remedy
6 7 (5.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 7 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (4.29%) Informatica
8 5 (3.57%) 3Com
8 5 (3.57%) EMC
9 4 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.86%) Citrix
9 4 (2.86%) Dell
9 4 (2.86%) Google
9 4 (2.86%) Juniper
9 4 (2.86%) Sencha
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Rate: £480 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 6 days ago