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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 504 452 480
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 75 99 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 52 28
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£405 £388 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.51% +14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £383 £331
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +15.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.46 £140.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -81.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -93.30%
Technical Specialist
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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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -2 26 £425 +8.62% 7
South East -25 21 £368 -9.81% 1
West Midlands +3 10 £445 +18.66% 2
North West -10 5 - - 2
South West -33 5 £325 +18.18% 2
East of England -8 3 £290 - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
Midlands - - - -
Technical Specialist
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Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (41.03%) Windows
2 25 (21.37%) ITIL
3 24 (20.51%) Linux
4 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared
5 21 (17.95%) SQL
6 20 (17.09%) SC Cleared
7 19 (16.24%) Oracle
7 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
8 18 (15.38%) UNIX
8 18 (15.38%) VMware
9 17 (14.53%) Finance
9 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
9 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
10 14 (11.97%) HP
11 13 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (10.26%) Cisco
12 12 (10.26%) Windows XP
12 12 (10.26%) Java
12 12 (10.26%) Windows 7
13 10 (8.55%) Citrix
13 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
13 10 (8.55%) Banking
14 9 (7.69%) Migration
14 9 (7.69%) WebSphere
14 9 (7.69%) Degree
14 9 (7.69%) Tivoli
14 9 (7.69%) VB
14 9 (7.69%) IIS
14 9 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (7.69%) IIS
1 9 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.13%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.71%) JBoss
5 2 (1.71%) Apache
5 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.85%) SAS
6 1 (0.85%) iPlanet
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.85%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.85%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Summit
2 2 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (6.84%) ATM
2 7 (5.98%) DNS
2 7 (5.98%) SAN
2 7 (5.98%) LDAP
3 6 (5.13%) Firewall
4 5 (4.27%) Network Security
5 4 (3.42%) 4G
5 4 (3.42%) VLAN
5 4 (3.42%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.42%) VPN
5 4 (3.42%) DHCP
6 3 (2.56%) GPRS
6 3 (2.56%) Internet
7 2 (1.71%) 3G
7 2 (1.71%) HTTP
7 2 (1.71%) iSCSI
7 2 (1.71%) LTE
7 2 (1.71%) NAS
8 1 (0.85%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.85%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.56%) DTS
3 3 (2.56%) PowerMart
4 2 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.85%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (3.42%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.71%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.71%) Grunt
2 2 (1.71%) Bower
2 2 (1.71%) Maven
3 1 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.85%) Gradle
3 1 (0.85%) Introscope
3 1 (0.85%) Ant
General
1 17 (14.53%) Finance
2 10 (8.55%) Banking
3 4 (3.42%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.71%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.71%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (1.71%) Korean Language
4 2 (1.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Billing
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Advertising
5 1 (0.85%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.13%) OpenID
2 5 (4.27%) OAuth
2 5 (4.27%) SAML
3 4 (3.42%) Middleware
4 3 (2.56%) HTML
4 3 (2.56%) .NET
4 3 (2.56%) J2EE
4 3 (2.56%) HTML5
5 2 (1.71%) CSS3
5 2 (1.71%) Sass
5 2 (1.71%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.71%) CSS
5 2 (1.71%) Web Services
5 2 (1.71%) Spring
6 1 (0.85%) JSON
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.85%) Rendezvous
6 1 (0.85%) XML
6 1 (0.85%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 19 (16.24%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.42%) SWIFT
3 4 (3.42%) Clustering
3 4 (3.42%) Statistics
4 3 (2.56%) Equities
4 3 (2.56%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.56%) Mobile App
4 3 (2.56%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.71%) User Experience
5 2 (1.71%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.71%) HACMP
5 2 (1.71%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.71%) PKI
5 2 (1.71%) CMDB
5 2 (1.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.85%) DataPower
6 1 (0.85%) LPAR
6 1 (0.85%) DLPAR
Operating Systems
1 48 (41.03%) Windows
2 24 (20.51%) Linux
3 18 (15.38%) UNIX
4 12 (10.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (10.26%) Windows XP
4 12 (10.26%) Windows 7
5 9 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.42%) AIX
9 3 (2.56%) Solaris
10 1 (0.85%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.85%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.85%) zOS
10 1 (0.85%) MVS
10 1 (0.85%) SUSE
10 1 (0.85%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.85%) Android
10 1 (0.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.37%) ITIL
2 9 (7.69%) Migration
3 8 (6.84%) Software Testing
3 8 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.98%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.98%) PRINCE2
4 7 (5.98%) Build Automation
5 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
5 6 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (5.13%) E-Commerce
5 6 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (4.27%) Information Security
6 5 (4.27%) TOGAF
6 5 (4.27%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (4.27%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.42%) Validation
7 4 (3.42%) Time Management
8 3 (2.56%) Resource Management
8 3 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.95%) SQL
2 12 (10.26%) Java
3 9 (7.69%) VB
4 7 (5.98%) PowerShell
5 6 (5.13%) Perl
6 5 (4.27%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.71%) VBA
9 1 (0.85%) VBScript
9 1 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.85%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 23 (19.66%) Security Cleared
2 20 (17.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (7.69%) Degree
4 5 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (4.27%) CISSP
4 5 (4.27%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.71%) MCITP
6 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.71%) CCNP
6 2 (1.71%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) CCA
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.85%) CCEA
7 1 (0.85%) MCP
7 1 (0.85%) MCSE
7 1 (0.85%) MCSA
7 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.71%) QA
2 2 (1.71%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.71%) FATCA
3 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 13 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.84%) vSphere
4 5 (4.27%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.42%) XenApp
5 4 (3.42%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) NFS
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.85%) RACF
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.85%) VMFS
7 1 (0.85%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.85%) ACF2
7 1 (0.85%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 7 (5.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 6 (5.13%) SCCM
3 6 (5.13%) SCOM
4 5 (4.27%) yum
4 5 (4.27%) Puppet
5 4 (3.42%) Control-M
5 4 (3.42%) CA SiteMinder
6 2 (1.71%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.71%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.71%) OpenView
6 2 (1.71%) Sysprep
6 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.71%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.71%) WMI
6 2 (1.71%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.71%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.85%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.85%) SELinux
Vendors
1 19 (16.24%) Oracle
2 18 (15.38%) VMware
3 17 (14.53%) Microsoft
4 14 (11.97%) HP
5 12 (10.26%) Cisco
6 10 (8.55%) Citrix
6 10 (8.55%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.98%) Dell
8 6 (5.13%) IBM
8 6 (5.13%) NetApp
8 6 (5.13%) Symantec
9 4 (3.42%) Veeam
10 3 (2.56%) Informatica
10 3 (2.56%) MKS
10 3 (2.56%) EMC
11 2 (1.71%) Intel
11 2 (1.71%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.71%) SAP
11 2 (1.71%) Nokia
11 2 (1.71%) CA
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