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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 495 492 460
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 88 90 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 48 31
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£375 £416 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.90% -4.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £625 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.09%
Technical Specialist
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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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -5 36 £400 -15.78% 8
South East +1 19 £425 +1.49% 9
East Midlands +12 9 £300 -
North West -18 8 £390 +44.44% 3
Yorkshire -20 5 £340 +6.66% 4
East of England +22 4 £400 - 3
South West 0 3 £290 -14.58% 5
West Midlands -10 3 £350 +40.00% 3
North East -5 1 £283 -5.66%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 64 (38.10%) Windows
2 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 38 (22.62%) Linux
4 37 (22.02%) UNIX
4 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
5 36 (21.43%) ITIL
6 30 (17.86%) Security Cleared
7 29 (17.26%) Finance
8 22 (13.10%) Oracle
9 21 (12.50%) VMware
9 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
9 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (11.31%) Citrix
11 18 (10.71%) IIS
11 18 (10.71%) SQL
12 17 (10.12%) Java
12 17 (10.12%) LDAP
12 17 (10.12%) Change Management
12 17 (10.12%) WebSphere
12 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
13 15 (8.93%) SharePoint
14 14 (8.33%) DNS
14 14 (8.33%) IBM
14 14 (8.33%) Shell Script
14 14 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
14 14 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (7.74%) HP
15 13 (7.74%) CRM

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 18 (10.71%) IIS
2 17 (10.12%) WebSphere
3 15 (8.93%) SharePoint
4 12 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.36%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.17%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.17%) Lync
7 6 (3.57%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (2.98%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 5 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.38%) iPlanet
9 4 (2.38%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.38%) JBoss
10 3 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.19%) Apache
12 1 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.98%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (5.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.98%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.60%) Front Arena
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.98%) Office 365
3 3 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.12%) LDAP
2 14 (8.33%) DNS
3 12 (7.14%) SAN
4 9 (5.36%) TCP/IP
4 9 (5.36%) DHCP
5 8 (4.76%) ATM
5 8 (4.76%) VPN
5 8 (4.76%) WAN
6 7 (4.17%) Firewall
7 6 (3.57%) Network Security
7 6 (3.57%) VoIP
8 5 (2.98%) LAN
8 5 (2.98%) VLAN
9 4 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.38%) HTTP
10 3 (1.79%) PBX
10 3 (1.79%) Internet
10 3 (1.79%) NAS
11 2 (1.19%) LTE
11 2 (1.19%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.79%) DTS
3 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.60%) Big Data
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.60%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.60%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.19%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.19%) Grunt
2 2 (1.19%) Bower
2 2 (1.19%) Selenium
2 2 (1.19%) Maven
2 2 (1.19%) Ant
3 1 (0.60%) Toad
3 1 (0.60%) Introscope
3 1 (0.60%) SoapUI
3 1 (0.60%) Selenium IDE
General
1 29 (17.26%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.17%) Retail
4 5 (2.98%) Law
5 2 (1.19%) Back Office
5 2 (1.19%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.19%) French Language
5 2 (1.19%) German Language
5 2 (1.19%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.19%) Korean Language
5 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.19%) Marketing
6 1 (0.60%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.60%) Legal
6 1 (0.60%) Advertising
6 1 (0.60%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) XML
2 7 (4.17%) .NET
2 7 (4.17%) HTML
2 7 (4.17%) SAML
3 6 (3.57%) OpenID
4 5 (2.98%) XML Schema
4 5 (2.98%) Middleware
4 5 (2.98%) Rendezvous
4 5 (2.98%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (2.98%) OAuth
5 4 (2.38%) HTML5
6 3 (1.79%) Web Services
6 3 (1.79%) XSD
6 3 (1.79%) Spring
6 3 (1.79%) JSON
7 2 (1.19%) RESTful
7 2 (1.19%) Sass
7 2 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.19%) CSS3
7 2 (1.19%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.98%) Management Information System
2 5 (2.98%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.98%) LPAR
2 5 (2.98%) User Experience
3 3 (1.79%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.79%) CMDB
3 3 (1.79%) Clustering
3 3 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
3 3 (1.79%) Open Source
3 3 (1.79%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.19%) PDA
5 1 (0.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.60%) HACMP
5 1 (0.60%) Statistics
5 1 (0.60%) PKI
5 1 (0.60%) SCADA
5 1 (0.60%) Informatics
5 1 (0.60%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 64 (38.10%) Windows
2 38 (22.62%) Linux
3 37 (22.02%) UNIX
4 19 (11.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.14%) AIX
7 10 (5.95%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.36%) Windows XP
8 9 (5.36%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.38%) Android
10 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.38%) Solaris
11 1 (0.60%) HPUX
11 1 (0.60%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.60%) zOS
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) ITIL
2 17 (10.12%) Change Management
3 15 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (7.74%) CRM
6 12 (7.14%) Identity Management
6 12 (7.14%) Information Security
7 10 (5.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.36%) Project Management
8 9 (5.36%) Asset Management
8 9 (5.36%) Migration
9 8 (4.76%) Build Automation
9 8 (4.76%) Process Improvement
9 8 (4.76%) Software Testing
9 8 (4.76%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.57%) ITIL V3
11 6 (3.57%) Service Management
11 6 (3.57%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.71%) SQL
2 17 (10.12%) Java
3 14 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.76%) VB
5 7 (4.17%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.57%) PowerShell
7 4 (2.38%) Python
8 2 (1.19%) C
9 1 (0.60%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.60%) C#
9 1 (0.60%) COBOL
9 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 30 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.95%) Degree
4 9 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.98%) MCSE
6 5 (2.98%) CISSP
6 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.98%) MCITP
6 5 (2.98%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.79%) CCNP
7 3 (1.79%) CCNA
8 2 (1.19%) CCIE
8 2 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.19%) MCSA
9 1 (0.60%) MCP
9 1 (0.60%) CCA
9 1 (0.60%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.60%) CCEA
9 1 (0.60%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) SLA
2 3 (1.79%) QA
3 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (22.02%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.36%) XenApp
4 8 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.17%) VMware ESX
5 7 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.38%) vSphere
7 3 (1.79%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.19%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.19%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.19%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.19%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.60%) RACF
9 1 (0.60%) ClearTrust
9 1 (0.60%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.60%) ACF2
9 1 (0.60%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.60%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 14 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 9 (5.36%) Tivoli
3 8 (4.76%) SCCM
3 8 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (2.98%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.79%) yum
5 3 (1.79%) Puppet
5 3 (1.79%) XenMobile
5 3 (1.79%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.19%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.60%) Netcool
7 1 (0.60%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.60%) WSUS
7 1 (0.60%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.60%) SCOM
7 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 40 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (13.10%) Oracle
3 21 (12.50%) VMware
4 19 (11.31%) Citrix
5 14 (8.33%) IBM
6 13 (7.74%) HP
7 9 (5.36%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.36%) Sun
8 8 (4.76%) Cisco
9 7 (4.17%) Symantec
10 6 (3.57%) Hitachi
11 5 (2.98%) Dell
11 5 (2.98%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.38%) CA
13 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
13 3 (1.79%) Cyber-Ark
14 2 (1.19%) 3PAR
14 2 (1.19%) RightFax
14 2 (1.19%) Tableau
14 2 (1.19%) M86 Security
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