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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 503 476 459
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 83 79 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 47
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£423 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.08% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -20.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -9 37 £525 +20.00% 23
South East -6 21 £463 - 8
Yorkshire -20 9 £350 +7.69% 5
North West -19 5 £367 +31.07% 1
East of England +1 4 £350 +25.00%
North East - 3 £342 -
West Midlands -3 2 £350 +18.64% 2
East Midlands -7 1 - -
South West -9 1 - - 6
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 54 (31.58%) Windows
2 43 (25.15%) Finance
3 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
4 33 (19.30%) Linux
5 31 (18.13%) ITIL
6 29 (16.96%) UNIX
6 29 (16.96%) Active Directory
7 24 (14.04%) VMware
8 22 (12.87%) Oracle
9 20 (11.70%) Security Cleared
10 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (10.53%) SQL
11 17 (9.94%) Migration
11 17 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
11 17 (9.94%) Change Management
11 17 (9.94%) Data Centre
12 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
12 16 (9.36%) Cisco
13 15 (8.77%) IBM
13 15 (8.77%) DNS
13 15 (8.77%) Citrix
13 15 (8.77%) Banking
13 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
14 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
14 14 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (8.19%) SAN
14 14 (8.19%) SharePoint
15 13 (7.60%) LDAP
15 13 (7.60%) HP
15 13 (7.60%) Red Hat

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 14 (8.19%) SharePoint
2 12 (7.02%) IIS
3 11 (6.43%) MS Exchange
4 9 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.26%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.68%) Lync
5 8 (4.68%) JBoss
6 7 (4.09%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.51%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (2.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.75%) iPlanet
10 3 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.17%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.17%) Documentum
Applications
1 9 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) InfoPath
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (4.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.58%) Front Arena
3 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.34%) Office 365
3 3 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.17%) IaaS
4 2 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.77%) DNS
2 14 (8.19%) SAN
3 13 (7.60%) LDAP
4 11 (6.43%) DHCP
5 10 (5.85%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.85%) Firewall
6 9 (5.26%) WAN
7 8 (4.68%) VPN
8 7 (4.09%) VoIP
8 7 (4.09%) ATM
9 6 (3.51%) LAN
10 5 (2.92%) BGP
10 5 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.34%) Network Security
11 4 (2.34%) EIGRP
11 4 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.34%) Internet
11 4 (2.34%) VLAN
11 4 (2.34%) NAS
11 4 (2.34%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.92%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.75%) MySQL
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.17%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.58%) Big Data
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) dBASE
5 1 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.58%) MS Access
5 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Selenium
1 5 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.34%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.75%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (1.17%) Subversion
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Ant
5 1 (0.58%) Toad
5 1 (0.58%) Redmine
5 1 (0.58%) Git (software)
General
1 43 (25.15%) Finance
2 15 (8.77%) Banking
3 10 (5.85%) Retail
4 4 (2.34%) Law
5 3 (1.75%) Back Office
6 2 (1.17%) Marketing
6 2 (1.17%) French Language
6 2 (1.17%) German Language
6 2 (1.17%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.58%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.58%) Legal
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.02%) XML
2 7 (4.09%) Web Services
3 6 (3.51%) SOAP
4 5 (2.92%) HTML
4 5 (2.92%) .NET
4 5 (2.92%) XML Schema
5 4 (2.34%) Middleware
6 3 (1.75%) XSD
6 3 (1.75%) SAML
7 2 (1.17%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.17%) Rendezvous
7 2 (1.17%) J2EE
7 2 (1.17%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.17%) JSON
7 2 (1.17%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.58%) Dojo
8 1 (0.58%) Spring MVC
8 1 (0.58%) Drools
8 1 (0.58%) OAuth
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.94%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.77%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.92%) LPAR
4 3 (1.75%) User Experience
4 3 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.17%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.17%) CLARiiON
5 2 (1.17%) EMC Centera
5 2 (1.17%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.17%) PDA
5 2 (1.17%) Credit Risk
5 2 (1.17%) Celerra
5 2 (1.17%) Informatics
5 2 (1.17%) Symmetrix DMX
5 2 (1.17%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.17%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.58%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.58%) Windows
2 33 (19.30%) Linux
3 29 (16.96%) UNIX
4 18 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.43%) AIX
8 10 (5.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.68%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.68%) Windows 7
10 6 (3.51%) Solaris
11 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.75%) Android
12 2 (1.17%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.17%) HPUX
13 1 (0.58%) SUSE
13 1 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (18.13%) ITIL
2 17 (9.94%) Change Management
2 17 (9.94%) Migration
2 17 (9.94%) Stakeholder Management
3 14 (8.19%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (7.02%) Information Security
5 11 (6.43%) CRM
6 8 (4.68%) PRINCE2
6 8 (4.68%) Project Management
6 8 (4.68%) Identity Management
7 7 (4.09%) Asset Management
7 7 (4.09%) Build Automation
8 6 (3.51%) Software Testing
8 6 (3.51%) Content Management
8 6 (3.51%) Data Modelling
9 5 (2.92%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (2.92%) Process Management
9 5 (2.92%) Process Improvement
9 5 (2.92%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (10.53%) SQL
2 11 (6.43%) Java
3 9 (5.26%) VB
3 9 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 7 (4.09%) Python
5 5 (2.92%) Perl
6 4 (2.34%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.34%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.75%) Ruby
8 2 (1.17%) Lisp
8 2 (1.17%) C
9 1 (0.58%) C#
9 1 (0.58%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.58%) VBA
9 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 20 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.60%) Degree
3 11 (6.43%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (4.09%) MCSE
7 5 (2.92%) CCNP
7 5 (2.92%) CCNA
7 5 (2.92%) MCITP
8 4 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.75%) ISEB
10 2 (1.17%) CCIE
10 2 (1.17%) CCVP
10 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.17%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.58%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) SLA
2 3 (1.75%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.68%) XenApp
4 6 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 5 (2.92%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.34%) vSphere
6 4 (2.34%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.17%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.17%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.17%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.17%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.58%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.58%) KVM
8 1 (0.58%) GPFS
8 1 (0.58%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 9 (5.26%) Tivoli
2 8 (4.68%) CA Single Sign-On
2 8 (4.68%) SCCM
3 7 (4.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (2.34%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (2.34%) Puppet
5 3 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.17%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.17%) Control-M
6 2 (1.17%) TIBCO Hawk
6 2 (1.17%) Rundeck
6 2 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.58%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.58%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.58%) StatsD
7 1 (0.58%) Cisco LMS
7 1 (0.58%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.58%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.58%) OPNET
Vendors
1 42 (24.56%) Microsoft
2 24 (14.04%) VMware
3 22 (12.87%) Oracle
4 16 (9.36%) Cisco
5 15 (8.77%) IBM
5 15 (8.77%) Citrix
6 13 (7.60%) HP
6 13 (7.60%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.26%) Sun
8 8 (4.68%) Symantec
9 6 (3.51%) Hitachi
10 5 (2.92%) EMC
10 5 (2.92%) CA
10 5 (2.92%) Adobe
10 5 (2.92%) NetApp
11 4 (2.34%) Business Objects
11 4 (2.34%) Dell
11 4 (2.34%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.75%) Cyber-Ark
12 3 (1.75%) Informatica
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