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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 517 520 492
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 114 90 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 40 55
Median daily rate £450 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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
48408 48020 46900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.73% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31915 29666 29143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1365 1919 1953
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -10 34 £420 +3.38% 3
South East +2 30 £450 +5.88% 4
East of England +18 13 £525 +31.25%
South West +8 10 £365 +25.86%
North West -1 10 £401 +2.82%
Yorkshire +1 8 £600 +76.47%
East Midlands +8 7 £290 -3.33%
West Midlands -11 2 £281 -19.64% 5
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 65 (33.68%) Linux
2 52 (26.94%) Windows
3 42 (21.76%) Finance
4 39 (20.21%) Oracle
5 33 (17.10%) ITIL
6 29 (15.03%) Security Cleared
7 27 (13.99%) Firewall
8 26 (13.47%) VMware
8 26 (13.47%) Puppet
9 24 (12.44%) SC Cleared
10 23 (11.92%) Windows Server
11 22 (11.40%) F5
11 22 (11.40%) AIX
12 20 (10.36%) DevOps
12 20 (10.36%) PowerShell
12 20 (10.36%) SQL
12 20 (10.36%) Cisco
12 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
12 20 (10.36%) Configuration Management
12 20 (10.36%) Data Centre
13 18 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 17 (8.81%) WebSphere
14 17 (8.81%) Active Directory
15 16 (8.29%) IBM
15 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (8.29%) SIEM
16 15 (7.77%) DNS
16 15 (7.77%) Middleware
16 15 (7.77%) Red Hat
16 15 (7.77%) Banking

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 17 (8.81%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.22%) IIS
3 4 (2.07%) Confluence
3 4 (2.07%) JBoss
3 4 (2.07%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.55%) CMS
4 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.04%) Oracle Workflow
5 2 (1.04%) SAS
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.52%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.52%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (4.66%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.52%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 6 (3.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.04%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.55%) Office 365
4 2 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.04%) GitHub
5 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.52%) Route 53
5 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (13.99%) Firewall
2 15 (7.77%) DNS
3 12 (6.22%) Internet
4 11 (5.70%) SAN
5 10 (5.18%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (4.66%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.15%) BIG-IP
7 8 (4.15%) DMZ
8 7 (3.63%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (3.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (3.63%) HTTP
8 7 (3.63%) MPLS
8 7 (3.63%) SSL
8 7 (3.63%) WAN
9 6 (3.11%) LAN
9 6 (3.11%) Wireless
10 5 (2.59%) ATM
10 5 (2.59%) LDAP
11 4 (2.07%) DHCP
11 4 (2.07%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.25%) DB2
2 8 (4.15%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.59%) Hadoop
3 5 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.59%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (2.07%) MySQL
4 4 (2.07%) Oracle BI EE
5 3 (1.55%) QlikView
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.04%) Big Data
6 2 (1.04%) DataStage
6 2 (1.04%) Pentaho
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.52%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 11 (5.70%) Maven
2 10 (5.18%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.66%) Git (software)
4 7 (3.63%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.59%) Subversion
6 4 (2.07%) Gradle
6 4 (2.07%) JIRA
6 4 (2.07%) Liquibase
6 4 (2.07%) Selenium
6 4 (2.07%) TortoiseSVN
7 3 (1.55%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.55%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.55%) Cobertura
7 3 (1.55%) FindBugs
7 3 (1.55%) Hudson
7 3 (1.55%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.04%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (21.76%) Finance
2 15 (7.77%) Banking
3 11 (5.70%) Retail
4 9 (4.66%) Law
5 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.04%) Publishing
7 1 (0.52%) Electronics
7 1 (0.52%) German Language
7 1 (0.52%) Legal
7 1 (0.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.52%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.52%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.77%) Middleware
2 9 (4.66%) HTML
2 9 (4.66%) Web Services
3 7 (3.63%) CSS
4 5 (2.59%) HTML5
4 5 (2.59%) REST
5 4 (2.07%) jQuery
6 3 (1.55%) .NET
7 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (1.04%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.04%) JSON
7 2 (1.04%) PhoneGap
7 2 (1.04%) SAP Basis
7 2 (1.04%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (1.04%) WCF
7 2 (1.04%) XML
8 1 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.52%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.52%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.63%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.11%) Clustering
5 5 (2.59%) FMCG
5 5 (2.59%) Replication
5 5 (2.59%) User Experience
6 4 (2.07%) Equities
6 4 (2.07%) Fixed Income
6 4 (2.07%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (1.55%) CMDB
7 3 (1.55%) Derivative
7 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.55%) W3C
8 2 (1.04%) Blog
8 2 (1.04%) iPhone
8 2 (1.04%) iSeries
8 2 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.04%) PKI
8 2 (1.04%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 65 (33.68%) Linux
2 52 (26.94%) Windows
3 23 (11.92%) Windows Server
4 22 (11.40%) AIX
5 14 (7.25%) Unix
6 11 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.59%) Android
8 5 (2.59%) Apple iOS
8 5 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (2.07%) Solaris
10 3 (1.55%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.52%) HPUX
11 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
11 1 (0.52%) OS/2
11 1 (0.52%) VMS
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (17.10%) ITIL
2 20 (10.36%) Configuration Management
2 20 (10.36%) DevOps
3 16 (8.29%) SIEM
4 13 (6.74%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.22%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.70%) Open Source
6 11 (5.70%) Project Management
7 9 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (4.66%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (4.66%) Server Building
8 8 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (4.15%) ITSM
8 8 (4.15%) Load Balancing
8 8 (4.15%) Process Improvement
9 7 (3.63%) Mentoring
9 7 (3.63%) Migration
10 6 (3.11%) Analytics
10 6 (3.11%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.11%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (10.36%) PowerShell
1 20 (10.36%) SQL
2 14 (7.25%) JavaScript
3 13 (6.74%) Java
4 11 (5.70%) Perl
5 6 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.59%) Python
7 4 (2.07%) C#
7 4 (2.07%) PHP
7 4 (2.07%) Ruby
8 3 (1.55%) C
8 3 (1.55%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.04%) C++
9 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.52%) ABAP
10 1 (0.52%) PeopleCode
10 1 (0.52%) Scala
10 1 (0.52%) SQR
10 1 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (15.03%) Security Cleared
2 24 (12.44%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.55%) CCA
3 3 (1.55%) CISSP
3 3 (1.55%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (1.55%) LPIC
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.04%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.04%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.52%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.52%) Degree
5 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.52%) MCITP
5 1 (0.52%) MCSA
5 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.55%) GPG13
1 3 (1.55%) SLA
1 3 (1.55%) WCAG
2 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (8.81%) Active Directory
3 9 (4.66%) Docker
4 8 (4.15%) Firmware
5 6 (3.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.59%) vSphere
7 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
8 3 (1.55%) KVM
8 3 (1.55%) Xen
8 3 (1.55%) XenApp
9 2 (1.04%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.04%) UAG
9 2 (1.04%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.52%) NFS
10 1 (0.52%) RHEV
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
10 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (13.47%) Puppet
2 9 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (4.66%) QRadar
3 4 (2.07%) Ansible
3 4 (2.07%) SCCM
3 4 (2.07%) SCOM
3 4 (2.07%) ZABBIX
4 3 (1.55%) AppDNA
4 3 (1.55%) Nagios
4 3 (1.55%) Nessus
4 3 (1.55%) WSUS
5 2 (1.04%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.04%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.04%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.04%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.52%) Control-M
6 1 (0.52%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.52%) Oozie
6 1 (0.52%) Opsview
6 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (20.21%) Oracle
2 26 (13.47%) VMware
3 22 (11.40%) F5
4 20 (10.36%) Cisco
4 20 (10.36%) Microsoft
5 16 (8.29%) IBM
6 15 (7.77%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.70%) Citrix
8 8 (4.15%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.15%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.15%) Informatica
9 7 (3.63%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.63%) HP
10 6 (3.11%) BMC
10 6 (3.11%) Remedy
11 4 (2.07%) Dell
11 4 (2.07%) SAP
12 3 (1.55%) Cognos
12 3 (1.55%) NetApp
12 3 (1.55%) Teradata