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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 475 455 479
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 82 84 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 41 18
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£475 £400 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £540 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £140.00
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +4 30 £500 +21.21% 13
South East -9 20 £500 +25.78% 4
North West +12 16 £375 -34.49% 1
West Midlands - 9 £445 - 3
East of England - 3 £290 - 1
South West -29 1 £375 +36.36% 6
Yorkshire - - - - 6
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 61 (44.20%) Windows
2 37 (26.81%) Linux
3 35 (25.36%) ITIL
4 30 (21.74%) UNIX
5 28 (20.29%) Security Cleared
6 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (17.39%) Finance
8 23 (16.67%) Oracle
9 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
10 21 (15.22%) Active Directory
10 21 (15.22%) SQL
10 21 (15.22%) IIS
10 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
11 20 (14.49%) VMware
12 16 (11.59%) WebSphere
12 16 (11.59%) LDAP
13 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (10.14%) CA SiteMinder
14 14 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (9.42%) HP
15 13 (9.42%) Java
16 12 (8.70%) Tomcat
16 12 (8.70%) Citrix
16 12 (8.70%) Shell Script
17 11 (7.97%) Windows 7
18 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
18 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
18 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
18 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 21 (15.22%) IIS
2 16 (11.59%) WebSphere
3 12 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 10 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.62%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (3.62%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 4 (2.90%) iPlanet
7 4 (2.90%) WebLogic
8 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.45%) Apache
9 2 (1.45%) JBoss
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.72%) SAS
10 1 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.72%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (3.62%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (2.17%) Summit
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.72%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.59%) LDAP
2 8 (5.80%) ATM
2 8 (5.80%) DNS
3 6 (4.35%) SAN
3 6 (4.35%) Network Security
4 5 (3.62%) VLAN
4 5 (3.62%) Firewall
5 4 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.17%) DHCP
6 3 (2.17%) HTTP
7 2 (1.45%) LTE
8 1 (0.72%) 2G
8 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.72%) 3G
8 1 (0.72%) NAS
8 1 (0.72%) 4G
8 1 (0.72%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.62%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.17%) PowerMart
3 3 (2.17%) DTS
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) Essbase
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.45%) Bower
2 2 (1.45%) Grunt
2 2 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.45%) Ant
2 2 (1.45%) Maven
3 1 (0.72%) Introscope
3 1 (0.72%) Selenium
3 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.72%) Toad
General
1 24 (17.39%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 2 (1.45%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.45%) Korean Language
3 2 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.72%) Billing
4 1 (0.72%) Retail
4 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.72%) Front Office
4 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.72%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.72%) Law
4 1 (0.72%) Legal
4 1 (0.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.07%) OpenID
2 6 (4.35%) OAuth
2 6 (4.35%) SAML
3 5 (3.62%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.90%) HTML5
4 4 (2.90%) HTML
5 3 (2.17%) Spring
5 3 (2.17%) Web Services
5 3 (2.17%) .NET
5 3 (2.17%) Middleware
6 2 (1.45%) Sass
6 2 (1.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.45%) CSS3
6 2 (1.45%) RESTful
6 2 (1.45%) J2EE
6 2 (1.45%) XML
6 2 (1.45%) CSS
7 1 (0.72%) JSON
7 1 (0.72%) Drools
7 1 (0.72%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 27 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.90%) User Experience
3 4 (2.90%) SWIFT
4 3 (2.17%) Equities
4 3 (2.17%) Clustering
4 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.17%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.45%) iPhone
5 2 (1.45%) CMDB
5 2 (1.45%) PKI
5 2 (1.45%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.72%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.72%) Replication
6 1 (0.72%) Statistics
6 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.72%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 61 (44.20%) Windows
2 37 (26.81%) Linux
3 30 (21.74%) UNIX
4 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.97%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.80%) AIX
8 7 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.17%) Solaris
10 2 (1.45%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.45%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) SUSE
11 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.72%) zOS
11 1 (0.72%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.36%) ITIL
2 13 (9.42%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (7.25%) Information Security
4 9 (6.52%) Migration
5 8 (5.80%) Process Improvement
5 8 (5.80%) Identity Management
5 8 (5.80%) Software Testing
6 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
6 7 (5.07%) Build Automation
7 6 (4.35%) CRM
7 6 (4.35%) TOGAF
7 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (4.35%) Problem Management
8 5 (3.62%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.62%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.90%) Service Management
9 4 (2.90%) Change Management
9 4 (2.90%) Risk Management
9 4 (2.90%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.22%) SQL
2 13 (9.42%) Java
3 12 (8.70%) Shell Script
4 9 (6.52%) VB
4 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.62%) Perl
6 4 (2.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.45%) VBA
8 1 (0.72%) Python
8 1 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.72%) COBOL
8 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (20.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.22%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 6 (4.35%) CISSP
4 6 (4.35%) Degree
5 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.45%) CCNP
6 2 (1.45%) CCNA
6 2 (1.45%) MCITP
6 2 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.72%) MCTS
7 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.72%) MCSE
7 1 (0.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.72%) MCP
7 1 (0.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CCA
7 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 21 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 14 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.80%) vSphere
5 6 (4.35%) XenApp
5 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.45%) NFS
7 2 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.72%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.72%) RACF
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.72%) VMFS
8 1 (0.72%) ACF2
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) CA SiteMinder
2 8 (5.80%) Tivoli
3 7 (5.07%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (4.35%) SCOM
5 5 (3.62%) SCCM
5 5 (3.62%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (3.62%) yum
6 4 (2.90%) Puppet
6 4 (2.90%) Control-M
7 3 (2.17%) XenMobile
8 2 (1.45%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.45%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.45%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.45%) WMI
8 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.72%) OpenView
9 1 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 23 (16.67%) Oracle
2 22 (15.94%) Microsoft
3 20 (14.49%) VMware
4 13 (9.42%) HP
5 12 (8.70%) Citrix
6 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.52%) Sun
7 9 (6.52%) Symantec
8 6 (4.35%) Dell
9 5 (3.62%) Cisco
9 5 (3.62%) IBM
9 5 (3.62%) NetApp
9 5 (3.62%) TIBCO
10 4 (2.90%) Veeam
10 4 (2.90%) CA
11 3 (2.17%) MKS
11 3 (2.17%) Business Objects
11 3 (2.17%) EMC
11 3 (2.17%) Informatica
12 2 (1.45%) MobileIron
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