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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 537 423 437
Rank change year-on-year
-114 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 47 132 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.089% 0.28% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.30% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 64 72
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£375 £419 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.44% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £620 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.61% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 2 October 2014. 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 -37 20 £400 -19.19% 16
South East -11 9 £400 +3.55% 4
Yorkshire -14 4 - - 1
North West -17 4 £344 -19.11% 3
South West -28 3 £275 -21.42% 2
East of England -31 3 - - 2
East Midlands +1 2 - -
West Midlands -22 2 £313 -16.66% 3
North East - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 48 (38.10%) Windows
2 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (23.81%) Linux
4 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
5 22 (17.46%) ITIL
6 21 (16.67%) SQL
6 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 21 (16.67%) Finance
6 21 (16.67%) VMware
7 19 (15.08%) Cisco
7 19 (15.08%) UNIX
8 18 (14.29%) HP
8 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 17 (13.49%) Java
10 15 (11.90%) Oracle
10 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
11 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
11 12 (9.52%) Citrix
11 12 (9.52%) Red Hat
12 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
12 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
12 11 (8.73%) Migration
12 11 (8.73%) Firewall
12 11 (8.73%) SCCM
13 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (7.94%) Service Delivery
13 10 (7.94%) IIS

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 12 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.94%) IIS
3 9 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 7 (5.56%) Apache
5 6 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.17%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.38%) WebLogic
9 2 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.79%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.79%) SAS
10 1 (0.79%) Confluence
10 1 (0.79%) Lync
10 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (8.73%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Project
3 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.97%) RMDS
2 1 (0.79%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Office 365
1 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.79%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) Firewall
2 9 (7.14%) SAN
2 9 (7.14%) DNS
3 7 (5.56%) VPN
3 7 (5.56%) DHCP
4 4 (3.17%) 4G
4 4 (3.17%) WAN
4 4 (3.17%) GPRS
4 4 (3.17%) Internet
5 3 (2.38%) VLAN
5 3 (2.38%) SSL
5 3 (2.38%) LAN
5 3 (2.38%) HTTP
5 3 (2.38%) LDAP
5 3 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.59%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.59%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 2 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (0.79%) Essbase
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.79%) Data Mart
4 1 (0.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.79%) MS Access
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.79%) Big Data
4 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.59%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.59%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.79%) Maven
3 1 (0.79%) JIRA
3 1 (0.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.79%) Gradle
3 1 (0.79%) Zephyr
General
1 21 (16.67%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.97%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.38%) Retail
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.79%) Publishing
6 1 (0.79%) Front Office
6 1 (0.79%) Back Office
6 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.79%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.35%) J2EE
2 7 (5.56%) JSP
3 6 (4.76%) XML
4 5 (3.97%) Middleware
4 5 (3.97%) .NET
4 5 (3.97%) HTML
5 3 (2.38%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.38%) Web Services
6 2 (1.59%) Flash
6 2 (1.59%) Struts
6 2 (1.59%) Servlets
6 2 (1.59%) EJB
6 2 (1.59%) SAML
6 2 (1.59%) JAAS
6 2 (1.59%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.59%) Application Packaging
6 2 (1.59%) Spring
6 2 (1.59%) LAMP
7 1 (0.79%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.79%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.56%) Derivative
1 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.76%) Open Source
3 5 (3.97%) Equity Derivative
4 4 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.17%) PKI
4 4 (3.17%) Statistics
5 3 (2.38%) Clustering
5 3 (2.38%) Replication
5 3 (2.38%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.59%) Celerra
6 2 (1.59%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.59%) PMI
6 2 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.59%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.59%) SCORM
7 1 (0.79%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.79%) Taxonomies
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (38.10%) Windows
2 30 (23.81%) Linux
3 19 (15.08%) UNIX
4 15 (11.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
6 11 (8.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (8.73%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.97%) Windows Vista
8 5 (3.97%) Solaris
8 5 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.38%) AIX
10 1 (0.79%) SUSE
10 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.79%) MVS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.79%) Android
10 1 (0.79%) CentOS
10 1 (0.79%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.79%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.46%) ITIL
2 11 (8.73%) Migration
3 10 (7.94%) Service Delivery
4 9 (7.14%) PRINCE2
5 6 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.97%) Service Management
6 5 (3.97%) Integration Testing
6 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.17%) Software Deployment
7 4 (3.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.17%) Time Management
7 4 (3.17%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.17%) Project Management
7 4 (3.17%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.17%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (3.17%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.67%) SQL
2 17 (13.49%) Java
3 9 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 7 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.76%) VB
6 4 (3.17%) VBScript
6 4 (3.17%) VBA
7 3 (2.38%) Perl
8 2 (1.59%) ActionScript
9 1 (0.79%) VB6
9 1 (0.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.79%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.79%) C#
9 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (18.25%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.35%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.56%) Degree
4 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.17%) CCNP
5 4 (3.17%) CCNA
5 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.17%) MCITP
6 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.59%) CISSP
7 2 (1.59%) CEH
7 2 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) CCSE
8 1 (0.79%) MCSE
8 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.14%) QA
2 6 (4.76%) SLA
3 2 (1.59%) FATCA
3 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.76%) vSphere
3 6 (4.76%) XenApp
4 3 (2.38%) NFS
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.79%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.79%) Squid
6 1 (0.79%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.79%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.79%) Postfix
6 1 (0.79%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.79%) VMFS
6 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.79%) KVM
Systems Management
1 11 (8.73%) SCCM
2 7 (5.56%) SCOM
2 7 (5.56%) YUM
3 6 (4.76%) Puppet
4 5 (3.97%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.38%) Nagios
5 3 (2.38%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.59%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.59%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.59%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.59%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.59%) Netcool
6 2 (1.59%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.59%) WSUS
6 2 (1.59%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.59%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.79%) WMI
7 1 (0.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 21 (16.67%) VMware
3 19 (15.08%) Cisco
4 18 (14.29%) HP
5 15 (11.90%) Oracle
6 12 (9.52%) Citrix
6 12 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.94%) NetApp
8 7 (5.56%) Dell
9 6 (4.76%) Reuters
10 5 (3.97%) Symantec
10 5 (3.97%) EMC
10 5 (3.97%) IBM
10 5 (3.97%) JBoss
11 4 (3.17%) Veeam
11 4 (3.17%) CA
12 3 (2.38%) McAfee
12 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.38%) SAP
12 3 (2.38%) IronPort
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