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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 497 499 491
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 83 81 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.18% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 40 39
Average daily rate £430 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.47% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £394
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 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
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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
South East +6 25 £450 -10.00% 7
London -12 23 £370 -26.00% 11
Yorkshire - 9 £400 - 2
East Midlands - 9 £600 -
East of England +4 7 £506 +74.56% 2
North West -27 6 £401 +6.93% 4
South West +5 3 £425 +13.33% 3
North East - 1 - - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 46 (24.60%) Linux
2 43 (22.99%) Windows
3 41 (21.93%) Oracle
4 36 (19.25%) Finance
5 33 (17.65%) SQL
6 32 (17.11%) ITIL
7 29 (15.51%) Unix
8 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
9 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.23%) Banking
10 21 (11.23%) Data Centre
11 20 (10.70%) VMware
12 19 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
12 19 (10.16%) Cisco
12 19 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
13 18 (9.63%) Puppet
13 18 (9.63%) WebSphere
14 17 (9.09%) SC Cleared
15 15 (8.02%) Jenkins
16 14 (7.49%) SLA
16 14 (7.49%) Firewall
17 13 (6.95%) Migration
17 13 (6.95%) Java
17 13 (6.95%) Windows Server
18 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
18 12 (6.42%) DNS
18 12 (6.42%) Blue Coat
18 12 (6.42%) DevOps
19 11 (5.88%) F5
19 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (9.63%) WebSphere
2 9 (4.81%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.14%) CMS
4 4 (2.14%) IIS
5 3 (1.60%) Confluence
5 3 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.60%) iPlanet
5 3 (1.60%) Lync
5 3 (1.60%) Tomcat
6 2 (1.07%) CICS
6 2 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.07%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.53%) Documentum
7 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (0.53%) SAS
7 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (2.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.14%) MS Office
3 2 (1.07%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.53%) MS Project
4 1 (0.53%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 3 (1.60%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.07%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.53%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.53%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.53%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.67%) Office 365
3 3 (1.60%) IaaS
3 3 (1.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.53%) GitHub
4 1 (0.53%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.53%) SaaS
4 1 (0.53%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.49%) Firewall
2 12 (6.42%) DNS
3 11 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (4.28%) BIG-IP
4 8 (4.28%) HTTP
5 7 (3.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 7 (3.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 7 (3.74%) MPLS
5 7 (3.74%) Network Security
5 7 (3.74%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.21%) SAN
7 5 (2.67%) ATM
7 5 (2.67%) Internet
7 5 (2.67%) SSL
8 4 (2.14%) DHCP
9 2 (1.07%) Intranet
9 2 (1.07%) LAN
9 2 (1.07%) OSPF
9 2 (1.07%) VPN
9 2 (1.07%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.67%) DB2
1 5 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.14%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.60%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.07%) DataStage
4 2 (1.07%) MySQL
4 2 (1.07%) Pentaho
5 1 (0.53%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.53%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.53%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.53%) OLAP
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.53%) Oracle8/8i Database
5 1 (0.53%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.53%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.53%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (8.02%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 10 (5.35%) Subversion
4 8 (4.28%) Maven
5 6 (3.21%) Hudson
5 6 (3.21%) JIRA
6 5 (2.67%) Selenium
7 4 (2.14%) Liquibase
7 4 (2.14%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.60%) Ant
8 3 (1.60%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.60%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.60%) Checkstyle
8 3 (1.60%) Cobertura
8 3 (1.60%) FindBugs
8 3 (1.60%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.07%) Metasploit
9 2 (1.07%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.53%) Cucumber
General
1 36 (19.25%) Finance
2 21 (11.23%) Banking
3 6 (3.21%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.67%) Legal
5 4 (2.14%) Law
5 4 (2.14%) Retail
6 2 (1.07%) Billing
6 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.53%) Electronics
7 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Marketing
7 1 (0.53%) Military
7 1 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.28%) HTML
1 8 (4.28%) Middleware
2 7 (3.74%) CSS
3 6 (3.21%) REST
4 5 (2.67%) RESTful
5 4 (2.14%) jQuery
5 4 (2.14%) OAuth
5 4 (2.14%) OAuth2
5 4 (2.14%) OpenID
6 3 (1.60%) TIBCO EMS
6 3 (1.60%) Web Services
6 3 (1.60%) XML
7 2 (1.07%) ISPF
7 2 (1.07%) SAP Basis
7 2 (1.07%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 2 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.53%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.53%) HTML5
8 1 (0.53%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.53%) JAX-WS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (11.23%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.21%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.67%) Clustering
4 5 (2.67%) Tandem
5 4 (2.14%) iSeries
5 4 (2.14%) Replication
5 4 (2.14%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (2.14%) User Experience
6 3 (1.60%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.60%) Smart Meter
6 3 (1.60%) W3C
7 2 (1.07%) AS400
7 2 (1.07%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.07%) FMCG
7 2 (1.07%) iPhone
7 2 (1.07%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.07%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.07%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.60%) Linux
2 43 (22.99%) Windows
3 29 (15.51%) Unix
4 13 (6.95%) Windows Server
5 10 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.28%) AIX
7 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.67%) zOS
9 4 (2.14%) Android
9 4 (2.14%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.14%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.14%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.14%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.60%) CentOS
10 3 (1.60%) OpenVMS
10 3 (1.60%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.07%) Solaris
12 1 (0.53%) HPUX
12 1 (0.53%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.11%) ITIL
2 19 (10.16%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (6.95%) Migration
4 12 (6.42%) DevOps
5 11 (5.88%) Project Management
5 11 (5.88%) Service Delivery
5 11 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.81%) High Availability
7 9 (4.81%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.81%) Process Improvement
7 9 (4.81%) Web Development
8 8 (4.28%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (4.28%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.28%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.74%) CRM
9 7 (3.74%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.74%) Open Source
9 7 (3.74%) SIEM
9 7 (3.74%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (17.65%) SQL
2 13 (6.95%) Java
3 12 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 10 (5.35%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.21%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.21%) Perl
5 6 (3.21%) Python
5 6 (3.21%) Ruby
6 5 (2.67%) PHP
7 4 (2.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (1.60%) C++
9 2 (1.07%) C
9 2 (1.07%) JCL
9 2 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.53%) ABAP
10 1 (0.53%) C#
10 1 (0.53%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.53%) SQR
10 1 (0.53%) X++
Qualifications
1 24 (12.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.28%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.74%) CISSP
5 5 (2.67%) Degree
6 4 (2.14%) CCIE
6 4 (2.14%) CCNP
7 3 (1.60%) CCNA
7 3 (1.60%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.07%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.53%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.53%) LPIC
9 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.53%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.49%) SLA
2 3 (1.60%) GPG13
2 3 (1.60%) WCAG
3 2 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 11 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.14%) VMware ESX
4 4 (2.14%) XenApp
4 4 (2.14%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.60%) vSphere
6 2 (1.07%) Docker
6 2 (1.07%) Firmware
6 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) NFS
6 2 (1.07%) RACF
6 2 (1.07%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (1.07%) vCloud
6 2 (1.07%) Xen
7 1 (0.53%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.53%) KVM
7 1 (0.53%) RHEV
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (9.63%) Puppet
2 9 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.14%) QRadar
3 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.60%) Ansible
4 3 (1.60%) SCCM
4 3 (1.60%) TIBCO Hawk
5 2 (1.07%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.07%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.07%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.07%) Nagios
5 2 (1.07%) Nessus
5 2 (1.07%) OMEGAMON
5 2 (1.07%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.53%) Control-M
6 1 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.53%) SCOM
6 1 (0.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 41 (21.93%) Oracle
2 22 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (10.70%) VMware
4 19 (10.16%) Cisco
5 12 (6.42%) Blue Coat
6 11 (5.88%) F5
7 9 (4.81%) Citrix
7 9 (4.81%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.74%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.74%) IBM
8 7 (3.74%) SAP
9 6 (3.21%) HP
9 6 (3.21%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.67%) Atlassian
11 4 (2.14%) Facebook
11 4 (2.14%) Google
11 4 (2.14%) IronPort
11 4 (2.14%) Juniper
11 4 (2.14%) McAfee
11 4 (2.14%) Twitter
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