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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / England
Rank 501 518 506
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 69 76 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 42 37
Median daily rate £468 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £300 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £575 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £420 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.93 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

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
39324 44183 43166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.67% 94.94% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25796 28458 27636
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1618 1747
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 23 £461 +22.93% 3
North West +28 15 £485 +21.25% 2
South East +12 15 £463 +2.77% 4
East of England +7 7 £498 +2.05% 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £410 +3.14% 3
South West +9 2 £185 -53.75% 3
West Midlands 0 2 - - 2
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 44 (32.84%) Windows
2 34 (25.37%) Finance
3 25 (18.66%) Linux
4 24 (17.91%) WAN
5 20 (14.93%) Cisco
5 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 20 (14.93%) Banking
6 19 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
6 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
7 18 (13.43%) Unix
7 18 (13.43%) LAN
7 18 (13.43%) SQL
8 16 (11.94%) Firewall
8 16 (11.94%) VMware
8 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
8 16 (11.94%) F5
9 15 (11.19%) Service Management
9 15 (11.19%) IBM
9 15 (11.19%) VoIP
10 14 (10.45%) TCP/IP
10 14 (10.45%) Java
10 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
11 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (9.70%) Windows Server
12 12 (8.96%) Patch Management
12 12 (8.96%) Project Management
12 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
12 12 (8.96%) Web Services
12 12 (8.96%) 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 (6.72%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.73%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.24%) CMS
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.49%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.75%) Confluence
6 1 (0.75%) Drupal
6 1 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.75%) IIS
6 1 (0.75%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (6.72%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.73%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.75%) InVision
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Maximo
2 1 (0.75%) Endur
2 1 (0.75%) Findur
2 1 (0.75%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (8.21%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (3.73%) IaaS
3 5 (3.73%) IBM Cloud
3 5 (3.73%) PaaS
3 5 (3.73%) SoftLayer
4 4 (2.99%) Akamai
4 4 (2.99%) Office 365
5 2 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.49%) Yammer
6 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.75%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.91%) WAN
2 18 (13.43%) LAN
3 16 (11.94%) Firewall
4 15 (11.19%) VoIP
5 14 (10.45%) TCP/IP
6 10 (7.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 10 (7.46%) VPN
6 10 (7.46%) Wireless
7 9 (6.72%) DNS
8 6 (4.48%) DHCP
8 6 (4.48%) IPsec
8 6 (4.48%) MPLS
8 6 (4.48%) Network Security
9 5 (3.73%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (3.73%) Skype
10 4 (2.99%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.99%) SMS
10 4 (2.99%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.24%) ATM
11 3 (2.24%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) DB2
3 4 (2.99%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.24%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.75%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.75%) HBase
6 1 (0.75%) Kalido
6 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.75%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.99%) Selenium
2 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.49%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.49%) JMeter
3 2 (1.49%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.49%) Maven
3 2 (1.49%) Mockito
4 1 (0.75%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (25.37%) Finance
2 20 (14.93%) Banking
3 8 (5.97%) Marketing
4 7 (5.22%) Legal
5 5 (3.73%) Billing
5 5 (3.73%) Retail
6 3 (2.24%) Law
7 2 (1.49%) Front Office
7 2 (1.49%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.49%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.75%) Advertising
8 1 (0.75%) Back Office
8 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.96%) Web Services
2 10 (7.46%) HTML
3 5 (3.73%) .NET
3 5 (3.73%) Middleware
3 5 (3.73%) XML
4 4 (2.99%) CSS
4 4 (2.99%) ELK Stack
4 4 (2.99%) REST
5 3 (2.24%) JSON
6 2 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.49%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (1.49%) HTML5
6 2 (1.49%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (1.49%) ISPF
6 2 (1.49%) PhoneGap
6 2 (1.49%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (1.49%) Spring
6 2 (1.49%) WCF
6 2 (1.49%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.75%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 19 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
1 19 (14.18%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.22%) Mainframe
3 6 (4.48%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.48%) PKI
4 4 (2.99%) iSeries
4 4 (2.99%) Replication
5 3 (2.24%) Clustering
6 2 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.49%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.49%) RIA
6 2 (1.49%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (1.49%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.49%) SWIFT
6 2 (1.49%) Tandem
6 2 (1.49%) User Experience
6 2 (1.49%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.75%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.75%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (32.84%) Windows
2 25 (18.66%) Linux
3 18 (13.43%) Unix
4 13 (9.70%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (3.73%) AIX
6 5 (3.73%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.49%) Android
8 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.75%) CentOS
9 1 (0.75%) Solaris
9 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.19%) Service Management
2 12 (8.96%) Patch Management
2 12 (8.96%) Project Management
2 12 (8.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 11 (8.21%) ITIL
3 11 (8.21%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (6.72%) Change Management
4 9 (6.72%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.97%) Data Protection
5 8 (5.97%) Information Security
6 7 (5.22%) CRM
6 7 (5.22%) E-Commerce
6 7 (5.22%) Email Marketing
6 7 (5.22%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.22%) Server Virtualisation
6 7 (5.22%) Service Delivery
7 6 (4.48%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (4.48%) Process Improvement
7 6 (4.48%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (13.43%) SQL
2 14 (10.45%) Java
3 9 (6.72%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.72%) PowerShell
4 8 (5.97%) Python
5 5 (3.73%) C++
6 4 (2.99%) T-SQL
7 3 (2.24%) C#
7 3 (2.24%) Perl
7 3 (2.24%) VBScript
8 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.49%) JCL
8 2 (1.49%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.49%) Ruby
8 2 (1.49%) VB
8 2 (1.49%) VBA
9 1 (0.75%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 1 (0.75%) Groovy
9 1 (0.75%) Jython
9 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 16 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.46%) CISSP
3 10 (7.46%) SANS
3 10 (7.46%) SSCP
4 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.99%) CCIE
6 4 (2.99%) MCSE
7 2 (1.49%) CCDA
7 2 (1.49%) CCNA
7 2 (1.49%) CCNP
7 2 (1.49%) CNA
7 2 (1.49%) CNE
7 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.49%) MCITP
7 2 (1.49%) MCSA
7 2 (1.49%) MOS
7 2 (1.49%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.48%) SLA
3 4 (2.99%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.75%) GPG13
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 12 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.73%) ACF2
4 5 (3.73%) RACF
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.24%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.49%) Time Sharing Option
6 2 (1.49%) XenApp
7 1 (0.75%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.75%) vSphere
7 1 (0.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (5.97%) SCCM
2 5 (3.73%) QRadar
2 5 (3.73%) Tivoli
2 5 (3.73%) zSecure
3 4 (2.99%) Puppet
3 4 (2.99%) SCOM
3 4 (2.99%) WSUS
4 3 (2.24%) Nessus
4 3 (2.24%) Nexpose
4 3 (2.24%) Nmap
5 2 (1.49%) Ansible
5 2 (1.49%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.49%) Nagios
5 2 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.75%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 20 (14.93%) Cisco
1 20 (14.93%) Microsoft
2 16 (11.94%) F5
2 16 (11.94%) VMware
3 15 (11.19%) IBM
4 11 (8.21%) Apple
5 10 (7.46%) Palo Alto
6 9 (6.72%) Oracle
7 7 (5.22%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.22%) Juniper
7 7 (5.22%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 7 (5.22%) Salesforce.com
8 6 (4.48%) Citrix
9 5 (3.73%) Comptel
9 5 (3.73%) NetCracker
10 4 (2.99%) ArcSight
10 4 (2.99%) Blue Coat
10 4 (2.99%) Meraki
10 4 (2.99%) Splunk
11 3 (2.24%) Qualys
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