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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 497 446 403
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 65 108 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.23% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 82
Average daily rate
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£395 £375 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £227 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £498 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45617 43185 49090
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.64% 92.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 28196 25932 28031
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1837 1975 2545
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 29 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 29 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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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 -18 28 £409 -4.10% 10
South East -19 12 £463 +21.71% 14
North West +2 8 £280 - 1
East of England -26 7 £280 -22.76% 4
Yorkshire -9 6 £325 -3.70% 3
East Midlands -6 2 - - 2
West Midlands -15 2 £340 +23.63% 4
South West - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 52 (33.55%) Windows
2 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
3 33 (21.29%) Linux
3 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
4 32 (20.65%) UNIX
5 31 (20.00%) SQL
6 30 (19.35%) SC Cleared
7 28 (18.06%) Java
7 28 (18.06%) Finance
8 27 (17.42%) Active Directory
9 26 (16.77%) ITIL
10 24 (15.48%) Oracle
11 23 (14.84%) VMware
12 19 (12.26%) Cisco
12 19 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (10.32%) HP
14 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
15 14 (9.03%) MS Exchange
15 14 (9.03%) Apache
15 14 (9.03%) J2EE
15 14 (9.03%) Citrix
15 14 (9.03%) Banking
15 14 (9.03%) Migration
15 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (7.10%) Firewall
16 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
16 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (7.10%) IIS
16 11 (7.10%) JSP

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 (9.03%) Apache
1 14 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.10%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.10%) IIS
3 9 (5.81%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (4.52%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.58%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.94%) Lync
8 2 (1.29%) Node.js
8 2 (1.29%) Confluence
8 2 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.65%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.65%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.65%) CICS
9 1 (0.65%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 15 (9.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.23%) MS Office
3 3 (1.94%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.65%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.23%) RMDS
2 2 (1.29%) Summit
3 1 (0.65%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.65%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.29%) GitHub
3 1 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.65%) PaaS
3 1 (0.65%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.10%) Firewall
2 8 (5.16%) VPN
3 7 (4.52%) DNS
4 6 (3.87%) SAN
4 6 (3.87%) DHCP
5 5 (3.23%) WAN
6 4 (2.58%) 4G
6 4 (2.58%) GPRS
6 4 (2.58%) LAN
6 4 (2.58%) SSL
6 4 (2.58%) Internet
7 3 (1.94%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.94%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.94%) HTTP
8 2 (1.29%) LDAP
8 2 (1.29%) WLAN
8 2 (1.29%) NAS
8 2 (1.29%) Wireless
8 2 (1.29%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.29%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.45%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (3.23%) DB2
3 5 (3.23%) Data Mart
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.29%) Big Data
5 2 (1.29%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 2 (1.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.65%) MySQL
6 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (3.23%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.94%) Ant
4 2 (1.29%) Subversion
4 2 (1.29%) Maven
4 2 (1.29%) JIRA
4 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.29%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.29%) Grunt
4 2 (1.29%) Yeoman
4 2 (1.29%) Zephyr
5 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.65%) Gradle
General
1 28 (18.06%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Banking
3 9 (5.81%) Retail
4 5 (3.23%) Publishing
4 5 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.94%) Back Office
5 3 (1.94%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Front Office
7 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.65%) International Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.03%) J2EE
2 11 (7.10%) JSP
3 9 (5.81%) XML
4 7 (4.52%) Web Services
4 7 (4.52%) SAML
4 7 (4.52%) Middleware
4 7 (4.52%) HTML
5 6 (3.87%) Servlets
5 6 (3.87%) JAAS
5 6 (3.87%) Struts
5 6 (3.87%) Spring
6 5 (3.23%) Murex Flex
6 5 (3.23%) RESTful
6 5 (3.23%) Murex MxML
6 5 (3.23%) .NET
7 4 (2.58%) SOAP
7 4 (2.58%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.94%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.29%) EJB
9 2 (1.29%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.81%) Derivative
2 7 (4.52%) Equity Derivative
2 7 (4.52%) Open Source
2 7 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 5 (3.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.58%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.58%) Statistics
4 4 (2.58%) Clustering
5 3 (1.94%) Replication
5 3 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.29%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.29%) Celerra
6 2 (1.29%) PMI
6 2 (1.29%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.29%) SCORM
6 2 (1.29%) AS400
6 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.29%) EPoS
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.55%) Windows
2 33 (21.29%) Linux
3 32 (20.65%) UNIX
4 19 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (6.45%) Windows XP
6 10 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.87%) AIX
9 5 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 4 (2.58%) Solaris
11 3 (1.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.29%) CentOS
13 1 (0.65%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.65%) zOS
13 1 (0.65%) Android
13 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.77%) ITIL
2 14 (9.03%) Migration
3 9 (5.81%) PRINCE2
3 9 (5.81%) Service Delivery
4 8 (5.16%) Incident Management
4 8 (5.16%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (4.52%) Integration Testing
5 7 (4.52%) Service Management
5 7 (4.52%) E-Commerce
6 6 (3.87%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (3.87%) Risk Management
6 6 (3.87%) Workflow
6 6 (3.87%) Analytics
7 5 (3.23%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.23%) Project Management
8 4 (2.58%) Data Modelling
8 4 (2.58%) Validation
8 4 (2.58%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (2.58%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.00%) SQL
2 28 (18.06%) Java
3 9 (5.81%) JavaScript
4 8 (5.16%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.23%) VBA
5 5 (3.23%) PL/SQL
6 4 (2.58%) VB
7 3 (1.94%) VBScript
8 2 (1.29%) ActionScript
8 2 (1.29%) Perl
8 2 (1.29%) COBOL
8 2 (1.29%) JCL
8 2 (1.29%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.65%) AWK
9 1 (0.65%) Jython
9 1 (0.65%) VB6
9 1 (0.65%) Ruby
9 1 (0.65%) Python
9 1 (0.65%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 33 (21.29%) Security Cleared
2 30 (19.35%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.16%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (4.52%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.52%) Degree
6 5 (3.23%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.23%) MCITP
7 4 (2.58%) MCSE
8 3 (1.94%) CCNP
8 3 (1.94%) CCNA
8 3 (1.94%) CISSP
8 3 (1.94%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.94%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.94%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.29%) CEH
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.65%) MCTS
10 1 (0.65%) CISA
10 1 (0.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.81%) QA
2 7 (4.52%) SLA
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) FATCA
4 1 (0.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 27 (17.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.16%) XenApp
4 6 (3.87%) vSphere
5 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.29%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.29%) NFS
7 1 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.65%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.65%) KVM
7 1 (0.65%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.65%) Squid
7 1 (0.65%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) Postfix
7 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 10 (6.45%) SCCM
2 6 (3.87%) Puppet
3 5 (3.23%) YUM
4 4 (2.58%) WSUS
4 4 (2.58%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.94%) Nagios
5 3 (1.94%) ARCserve
5 3 (1.94%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.29%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.29%) Netcool
6 2 (1.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.29%) SCOM
6 2 (1.29%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.29%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.65%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.65%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.65%) SCSM
7 1 (0.65%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 36 (23.23%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.48%) Oracle
3 23 (14.84%) VMware
4 19 (12.26%) Cisco
5 16 (10.32%) HP
6 14 (9.03%) Citrix
7 11 (7.10%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.81%) JBoss
9 8 (5.16%) NetApp
10 7 (4.52%) IBM
11 6 (3.87%) Reuters
12 5 (3.23%) Murex
12 5 (3.23%) CA
12 5 (3.23%) EMC
13 4 (2.58%) Dell
13 4 (2.58%) SAP
13 4 (2.58%) McAfee
14 3 (1.94%) Sophos
14 3 (1.94%) Symantec
14 3 (1.94%) IronPort
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day ASAP
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 days ago