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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 535 514 559
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 71 100 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 52 39
Median daily rate £475 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £538 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £23.22 £24.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.26% +21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.22 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +21.25%
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
43325 47890 48206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.48% 94.89% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30970 31019
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1866 2032
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 -3 19 £438 +12.54% 5
North West +18 16 £480 +20.00%
South East +12 14 £500 +19.40% 7
East of England +2 9 £495 +1.53%
Yorkshire +12 5 £475 +20.25% 1
West Midlands -8 5 £347 -26.94% 1
South West +5 3 £185 -56.47%
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 52 (38.52%) Windows
2 34 (25.19%) Finance
3 27 (20.00%) Linux
4 23 (17.04%) Firewall
4 23 (17.04%) Banking
5 21 (15.56%) SQL
5 21 (15.56%) Unix
6 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
7 18 (13.33%) Windows Server
8 16 (11.85%) VoIP
8 16 (11.85%) WAN
8 16 (11.85%) TCP/IP
8 16 (11.85%) VMware
9 15 (11.11%) LAN
9 15 (11.11%) ITIL
9 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
9 15 (11.11%) IBM
9 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
10 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (10.37%) Project Management
10 14 (10.37%) Java
10 14 (10.37%) Service Management
11 13 (9.63%) Cisco
11 13 (9.63%) Patch Management
11 13 (9.63%) F5
12 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
12 12 (8.89%) PowerShell
12 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
12 12 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 9 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.70%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.22%) CMS
4 3 (2.22%) IIS
4 3 (2.22%) JBoss
4 3 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) Apache
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (8.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.74%) Camtasia
3 1 (0.74%) InVision
3 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.70%) Maximo
2 2 (1.48%) Endur
2 2 (1.48%) Findur
3 1 (0.74%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.70%) IaaS
3 5 (3.70%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.70%) PaaS
3 5 (3.70%) SoftLayer
4 4 (2.96%) Office 365
5 2 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.48%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.48%) Yammer
6 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 23 (17.04%) Firewall
2 16 (11.85%) TCP/IP
2 16 (11.85%) VoIP
2 16 (11.85%) WAN
3 15 (11.11%) LAN
4 11 (8.15%) VPN
5 10 (7.41%) DNS
6 8 (5.93%) DHCP
7 5 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (3.70%) MPLS
7 5 (3.70%) Skype
8 4 (2.96%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.96%) SMS
8 4 (2.96%) Unified Communications
8 4 (2.96%) Wireless
9 3 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.22%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.22%) SAN
9 3 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) DB2
3 4 (2.96%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.96%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.48%) Big Data
4 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.74%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.74%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (2.96%) Maven
2 3 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.22%) Selenium
3 2 (1.48%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.48%) Gradle
3 2 (1.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.48%) JIRA
3 2 (1.48%) JMeter
3 2 (1.48%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.48%) Mockito
3 2 (1.48%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.74%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.74%) Subversion
4 1 (0.74%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (25.19%) Finance
2 23 (17.04%) Banking
3 8 (5.93%) Marketing
4 5 (3.70%) Billing
4 5 (3.70%) Law
5 4 (2.96%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.22%) Back Office
6 3 (2.22%) Legal
6 3 (2.22%) Retail
7 2 (1.48%) Front Office
7 2 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.48%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.74%) Advertising
8 1 (0.74%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.41%) HTML
1 10 (7.41%) Web Services
2 6 (4.44%) .NET
3 5 (3.70%) CSS
3 5 (3.70%) Middleware
3 5 (3.70%) REST
3 5 (3.70%) XML
4 4 (2.96%) ELK Stack
4 4 (2.96%) JSON
5 3 (2.22%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (2.22%) HTML5
5 3 (2.22%) PhoneGap
5 3 (2.22%) Sencha Touch
5 3 (2.22%) WCF
6 2 (1.48%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.48%) ISPF
6 2 (1.48%) Spring
6 2 (1.48%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.74%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 5 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 4 (2.96%) iSeries
6 3 (2.22%) PKI
6 3 (2.22%) Replication
6 3 (2.22%) RIA
7 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.48%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (1.48%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.48%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.48%) Tandem
7 2 (1.48%) User Experience
7 2 (1.48%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.74%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 52 (38.52%) Windows
2 27 (20.00%) Linux
3 21 (15.56%) Unix
4 18 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 14 (10.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.44%) AIX
7 6 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.22%) Android
8 3 (2.22%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.48%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.74%) CentOS
10 1 (0.74%) Solaris
10 1 (0.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.11%) ITIL
2 14 (10.37%) Project Management
2 14 (10.37%) Service Management
3 13 (9.63%) Patch Management
4 12 (8.89%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 11 (8.15%) Change Management
5 11 (8.15%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (5.93%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.93%) E-Commerce
7 8 (5.93%) Information Security
8 7 (5.19%) CRM
8 7 (5.19%) Email Marketing
8 7 (5.19%) Migration
8 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (4.44%) Process Improvement
10 5 (3.70%) Data Architecture
10 5 (3.70%) PRINCE2
11 4 (2.96%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.56%) SQL
2 14 (10.37%) Java
3 12 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 10 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.19%) Python
6 5 (3.70%) C++
6 5 (3.70%) Perl
7 4 (2.96%) C#
7 4 (2.96%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.96%) VBScript
8 3 (2.22%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.48%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.48%) JCL
9 2 (1.48%) Ruby
9 2 (1.48%) VB
9 2 (1.48%) VBA
10 1 (0.74%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 1 (0.74%) Groovy
10 1 (0.74%) Jython
10 1 (0.74%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.41%) CISSP
3 10 (7.41%) SANS
3 10 (7.41%) SSCP
4 6 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.96%) MCSE
6 3 (2.22%) CCIE
7 2 (1.48%) CCDA
7 2 (1.48%) CCNA
7 2 (1.48%) CCNP
7 2 (1.48%) CNA
7 2 (1.48%) CNE
7 2 (1.48%) Degree
7 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.48%) MCITP
7 2 (1.48%) MCSA
7 2 (1.48%) MOS
7 2 (1.48%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.74%) GPG13
System Software
1 15 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) ACF2
3 3 (2.22%) RACF
3 3 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.48%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.48%) XenApp
5 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.74%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.74%) Snort
5 1 (0.74%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.93%) SCCM
2 5 (3.70%) QRadar
2 5 (3.70%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.70%) WSUS
3 4 (2.96%) Puppet
3 4 (2.96%) SCOM
4 3 (2.22%) Nessus
4 3 (2.22%) Nexpose
4 3 (2.22%) Nmap
4 3 (2.22%) zSecure
5 2 (1.48%) Ansible
5 2 (1.48%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.48%) Nagios
5 2 (1.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.74%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.74%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (14.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.85%) VMware
3 15 (11.11%) IBM
4 13 (9.63%) Cisco
4 13 (9.63%) F5
5 11 (8.15%) Apple
5 11 (8.15%) Oracle
6 7 (5.19%) CheckPoint
6 7 (5.19%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 7 (5.19%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (3.70%) Citrix
7 5 (3.70%) Comptel
7 5 (3.70%) NetCracker
8 4 (2.96%) ArcSight
8 4 (2.96%) Blue Coat
8 4 (2.96%) Juniper
8 4 (2.96%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.96%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.96%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.96%) Splunk
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