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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 541 429 429
Rank change year-on-year
-112 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 47 131 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.090% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 67 81
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £620 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
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
47502 44109 49177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.02% 92.81% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29572 26954 28107
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £237 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1898 1931 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £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 18 September 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
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 18 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -56 22 £400 -14.89% 16
South East -14 6 £500 +31.57% 5
East of England -33 6 £280 -22.76%
Yorkshire -4 5 £325 -28.76% 2
North West -11 5 £344 +22.76% 6
East Midlands +5 2 - -
South West -34 1 £275 -
West Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 47 (35.61%) Windows
2 34 (25.76%) Linux
3 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.42%) UNIX
6 22 (16.67%) Java
6 22 (16.67%) SQL
6 22 (16.67%) Finance
6 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 20 (15.15%) ITIL
7 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
8 19 (14.39%) Cisco
8 19 (14.39%) VMware
9 18 (13.64%) Oracle
10 16 (12.12%) HP
11 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (10.61%) IIS
13 13 (9.85%) J2EE
13 13 (9.85%) Tomcat
13 13 (9.85%) Citrix
13 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
14 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
14 12 (9.09%) Windows XP
15 11 (8.33%) Apache
15 11 (8.33%) JSP
15 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (8.33%) Migration
15 11 (8.33%) Firewall
16 10 (7.58%) MS Excel

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 14 (10.61%) IIS
2 13 (9.85%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.33%) Apache
4 10 (7.58%) MS Exchange
5 7 (5.30%) WebLogic
6 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.76%) Lync
10 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.76%) Confluence
10 1 (0.76%) CICS
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (7.58%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.76%) MS Project
3 1 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.79%) RMDS
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.76%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.76%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.33%) Firewall
2 9 (6.82%) DNS
3 7 (5.30%) VPN
4 6 (4.55%) DHCP
4 6 (4.55%) SAN
5 4 (3.03%) Internet
5 4 (3.03%) GPRS
5 4 (3.03%) WAN
5 4 (3.03%) 4G
6 3 (2.27%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.27%) LDAP
6 3 (2.27%) LAN
6 3 (2.27%) HTTP
6 3 (2.27%) SSL
6 3 (2.27%) VLAN
7 2 (1.52%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.52%) Wireless
7 2 (1.52%) IP Telephony
7 2 (1.52%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.27%) DB2
4 2 (1.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.76%) MySQL
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.76%) OLAP
5 1 (0.76%) MS Access
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.76%) Data Mart
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.52%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.76%) Maven
3 1 (0.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.76%) Gradle
3 1 (0.76%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.52%) Retail
4 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.76%) Front Office
5 1 (0.76%) Back Office
5 1 (0.76%) Publishing
5 1 (0.76%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.85%) J2EE
2 11 (8.33%) JSP
3 9 (6.82%) XML
4 6 (4.55%) Servlets
4 6 (4.55%) Struts
4 6 (4.55%) Web Services
4 6 (4.55%) SAML
4 6 (4.55%) Middleware
4 6 (4.55%) JAAS
4 6 (4.55%) Spring
5 5 (3.79%) HTML
5 5 (3.79%) .NET
6 4 (3.03%) SOAP
7 3 (2.27%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.27%) RESTful
8 2 (1.52%) Flash
8 2 (1.52%) EJB
8 2 (1.52%) .NET Framework
8 2 (1.52%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.30%) Derivative
1 7 (5.30%) Open Source
1 7 (5.30%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.79%) Equity Derivative
2 5 (3.79%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.03%) Statistics
3 4 (3.03%) PKI
3 4 (3.03%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.27%) Replication
4 3 (2.27%) Clustering
5 2 (1.52%) E-Learning
5 2 (1.52%) SCORM
5 2 (1.52%) PMI
5 2 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.52%) Celerra
5 2 (1.52%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.61%) Windows
2 34 (25.76%) Linux
3 23 (17.42%) UNIX
4 15 (11.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 11 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (7.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.79%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.03%) Solaris
10 3 (2.27%) AIX
10 3 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.76%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.76%) Android
11 1 (0.76%) CentOS
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE
11 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (15.15%) ITIL
2 11 (8.33%) Migration
3 9 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 8 (6.06%) PRINCE2
4 8 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.55%) Service Management
5 6 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (3.79%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.79%) Problem Management
6 5 (3.79%) Integration Testing
6 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.03%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.03%) Project Management
7 4 (3.03%) Risk Management
7 4 (3.03%) Validation
7 4 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.03%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.03%) Resource Management
7 4 (3.03%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.27%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.67%) Java
1 22 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) JavaScript
2 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.79%) VB
4 4 (3.03%) VBScript
4 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.03%) VBA
5 3 (2.27%) Perl
6 2 (1.52%) ActionScript
7 1 (0.76%) C#
7 1 (0.76%) COBOL
7 1 (0.76%) Python
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) JCL
7 1 (0.76%) AWK
7 1 (0.76%) VB6
7 1 (0.76%) Ruby
7 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.76%) sed
Qualifications
1 27 (20.45%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.06%) Degree
3 8 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.03%) CCNP
5 4 (3.03%) CCNA
5 4 (3.03%) MCITP
5 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.27%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.52%) CISSP
7 2 (1.52%) CEH
7 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.76%) CCSE
8 1 (0.76%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.82%) QA
2 6 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.52%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (15.15%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.55%) vSphere
3 6 (4.55%) XenApp
4 3 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.27%) NFS
5 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.76%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.76%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.76%) Squid
6 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.76%) KVM
6 1 (0.76%) VMFS
6 1 (0.76%) Postfix
6 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) SCCM
2 7 (5.30%) YUM
3 6 (4.55%) Puppet
4 4 (3.03%) SCOM
4 4 (3.03%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.27%) Nagios
5 3 (2.27%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.52%) WSUS
6 2 (1.52%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.52%) Netcool
6 2 (1.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.52%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.52%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.52%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.76%) OpenView
7 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 33 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 19 (14.39%) Cisco
2 19 (14.39%) VMware
3 18 (13.64%) Oracle
4 16 (12.12%) HP
5 13 (9.85%) Citrix
6 12 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.82%) NetApp
8 8 (6.06%) JBoss
9 6 (4.55%) Reuters
10 5 (3.79%) IBM
10 5 (3.79%) CA
11 4 (3.03%) Dell
11 4 (3.03%) SAP
12 3 (2.27%) Symantec
12 3 (2.27%) McAfee
12 3 (2.27%) AppSense
12 3 (2.27%) IronPort
12 3 (2.27%) EMC
12 3 (2.27%) F5
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