The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 554 549 520
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 69 70 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 41
Median daily rate £465 £450 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +128.57%
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
47291 48931 46133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.80% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31081 31593 28481
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1412 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 22 £519 -1.19% 10
South East +3 17 £425 -5.55% 5
North West +14 10 £446 -13.18% 2
Yorkshire -12 7 £515 +47.14% 2
South West +2 6 £400 - 2
West Midlands -26 3 £281 - 1
North East -46 2 £318 -20.62%
East of England +18 1 £495 - 3
East Midlands -3 1 - - 2
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 56 (30.94%) Linux
2 49 (27.07%) Windows
3 43 (23.76%) Finance
4 34 (18.78%) Oracle
5 32 (17.68%) ITIL
6 29 (16.02%) Firewall
7 25 (13.81%) Security Cleared
7 25 (13.81%) F5
8 23 (12.71%) SC Cleared
8 23 (12.71%) Windows Server
9 22 (12.15%) VMware
10 21 (11.60%) Cisco
10 21 (11.60%) Microsoft
10 21 (11.60%) PowerShell
11 20 (11.05%) Active Directory
11 20 (11.05%) Configuration Management
11 20 (11.05%) AIX
11 20 (11.05%) Banking
12 19 (10.50%) Puppet
13 18 (9.94%) Red Hat
14 17 (9.39%) Unix
14 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (8.84%) DevOps
15 16 (8.84%) Data Centre
16 15 (8.29%) DNS
16 15 (8.29%) Web Services
16 15 (8.29%) Java
17 14 (7.73%) Perl
17 14 (7.73%) Middleware

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (7.18%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.63%) IIS
3 8 (4.42%) JBoss
4 3 (1.66%) MS Exchange
4 3 (1.66%) SAS
4 3 (1.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.10%) CMS
5 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) Jetty
6 1 (0.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.10%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.55%) DOC1
3 1 (0.55%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (3.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.10%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.55%) Endur
3 1 (0.55%) Findur
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.66%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Route 53
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) Firewall
2 15 (8.29%) DNS
3 12 (6.63%) Internet
3 12 (6.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (4.97%) DMZ
4 9 (4.97%) SSL
5 8 (4.42%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (3.87%) BIG-IP
6 7 (3.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 7 (3.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 7 (3.87%) SAN
6 7 (3.87%) tcpdump
7 6 (3.31%) MPLS
7 6 (3.31%) WAN
7 6 (3.31%) Wireless
8 5 (2.76%) DHCP
8 5 (2.76%) HTTP
8 5 (2.76%) LDAP
8 5 (2.76%) Network Security
8 5 (2.76%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.63%) DB2
2 10 (5.52%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (4.97%) Relational Database
3 9 (4.97%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.87%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (3.31%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.76%) MySQL
7 3 (1.66%) Big Data
7 3 (1.66%) QlikView
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (0.55%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 10 (5.52%) Maven
2 8 (4.42%) Artifactory
2 8 (4.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.87%) Gradle
3 7 (3.87%) TortoiseSVN
4 6 (3.31%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.10%) JIRA
6 2 (1.10%) JUnit
6 2 (1.10%) Subversion
6 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.55%) Checkstyle
7 1 (0.55%) Cobertura
7 1 (0.55%) FindBugs
7 1 (0.55%) Hudson
7 1 (0.55%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.55%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.55%) Selenium
7 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (23.76%) Finance
2 20 (11.05%) Banking
3 11 (6.08%) Retail
4 9 (4.97%) Law
5 5 (2.76%) Investment Banking
6 4 (2.21%) Legal
7 2 (1.10%) Advertising
7 2 (1.10%) Back Office
7 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.10%) Publishing
8 1 (0.55%) Billing
8 1 (0.55%) German Language
8 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) Web Services
2 14 (7.73%) Middleware
3 6 (3.31%) HTML
3 6 (3.31%) REST
4 5 (2.76%) CSS
4 5 (2.76%) HTML5
4 5 (2.76%) XML
5 4 (2.21%) .NET
5 4 (2.21%) JSON
6 3 (1.66%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.66%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (1.66%) PhoneGap
6 3 (1.66%) Sencha Touch
6 3 (1.66%) WCF
6 3 (1.66%) XSLT
7 2 (1.10%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.10%) OAuth
7 2 (1.10%) SOAP
7 2 (1.10%) Spring Security
7 2 (1.10%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.42%) Clustering
3 7 (3.87%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.31%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.21%) Equities
5 4 (2.21%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.66%) CMDB
6 3 (1.66%) Derivative
6 3 (1.66%) FMCG
6 3 (1.66%) PKI
6 3 (1.66%) Replication
6 3 (1.66%) User Experience
7 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.10%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.10%) IVR
7 2 (1.10%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.10%) RIA
7 2 (1.10%) Statistics
8 1 (0.55%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (30.94%) Linux
2 49 (27.07%) Windows
3 23 (12.71%) Windows Server
4 20 (11.05%) AIX
5 17 (9.39%) Unix
6 9 (4.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.31%) Android
7 6 (3.31%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.10%) Solaris
8 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.55%) CentOS
9 1 (0.55%) HPUX
9 1 (0.55%) OS/2
9 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (17.68%) ITIL
2 20 (11.05%) Configuration Management
3 16 (8.84%) DevOps
4 12 (6.63%) ITSM
5 11 (6.08%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (6.08%) Service Delivery
5 11 (6.08%) SIEM
6 10 (5.52%) Server Building
7 9 (4.97%) Change Management
7 9 (4.97%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (4.42%) Migration
8 8 (4.42%) Open Source
8 8 (4.42%) Service Management
9 7 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (3.87%) Process Improvement
9 7 (3.87%) Release Management
10 6 (3.31%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (3.31%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.60%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.29%) Java
3 14 (7.73%) Perl
4 13 (7.18%) SQL
5 9 (4.97%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.31%) C#
7 4 (2.21%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.21%) PHP
7 4 (2.21%) Python
7 4 (2.21%) Ruby
8 3 (1.66%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.10%) C++
9 2 (1.10%) VB
9 2 (1.10%) VBScript
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) Groovy
10 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.55%) Scala
10 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.66%) CCA
4 3 (1.66%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.66%) Degree
4 3 (1.66%) LPIC
5 2 (1.10%) MCSA
5 2 (1.10%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.10%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) CIPD
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) MCITP
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) GPG13
2 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.55%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (11.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.52%) Docker
4 7 (3.87%) Firmware
5 6 (3.31%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.66%) vSphere
7 3 (1.66%) Xen
7 3 (1.66%) XenApp
8 2 (1.10%) ACF2
8 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.10%) KVM
8 2 (1.10%) RACF
8 2 (1.10%) Shibboleth
8 2 (1.10%) UAG
8 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.55%) Snort
9 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (10.50%) Puppet
2 7 (3.87%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.31%) QRadar
4 5 (2.76%) WSUS
5 4 (2.21%) Ansible
5 4 (2.21%) SCCM
6 3 (1.66%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.66%) SCOM
7 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.10%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.10%) zSecure
8 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.55%) Nagios
8 1 (0.55%) Nessus
8 1 (0.55%) Oozie
8 1 (0.55%) Opsview
8 1 (0.55%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 34 (18.78%) Oracle
2 25 (13.81%) F5
3 22 (12.15%) VMware
4 21 (11.60%) Cisco
4 21 (11.60%) Microsoft
5 18 (9.94%) Red Hat
6 13 (7.18%) IBM
7 11 (6.08%) Informatica
8 10 (5.52%) Citrix
9 8 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.87%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.87%) BMC
10 7 (3.87%) Remedy
11 6 (3.31%) EMC
12 5 (2.76%) 3Com
12 5 (2.76%) Dell
12 5 (2.76%) Google
12 5 (2.76%) Teradata
13 4 (2.21%) HP
14 3 (1.66%) Cognos
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