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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 528 437 425
Rank change year-on-year
-91 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 55 121 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.27% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 61 77
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £225 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £519 £620 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £365 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.90% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -23 23 £409 -9.16% 10
North West +5 9 £325 +16.07% 5
South East -10 7 £600 +64.38% 5
Yorkshire -12 6 £325 -24.19% 1
East of England -31 6 £280 +37.41%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 2
West Midlands -21 1 £340 +23.63% 1
South West -33 1 £275 -
North East - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 50 (33.78%) Windows
2 37 (25.00%) Linux
3 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
4 29 (19.59%) UNIX
4 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
5 27 (18.24%) Java
5 27 (18.24%) SQL
5 27 (18.24%) Finance
6 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
6 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
7 24 (16.22%) Oracle
8 23 (15.54%) ITIL
9 22 (14.86%) VMware
10 20 (13.51%) Cisco
11 16 (10.81%) HP
11 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (10.14%) J2EE
13 14 (9.46%) Apache
13 14 (9.46%) Red Hat
13 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (8.78%) Citrix
14 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
14 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
14 13 (8.78%) IIS
15 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
15 12 (8.11%) Windows XP
15 12 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
16 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (7.43%) Migration

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (9.46%) Apache
2 13 (8.78%) Tomcat
2 13 (8.78%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.78%) IIS
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (4.73%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.73%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.35%) Confluence
6 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.68%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.68%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.68%) CICS
7 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.68%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.68%) Lync
Applications
1 12 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.05%) MS Office
3 3 (2.03%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (3.38%) RMDS
2 2 (1.35%) Summit
3 1 (0.68%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.68%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.68%) PaaS
3 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (6.76%) Firewall
2 7 (4.73%) VPN
2 7 (4.73%) DNS
2 7 (4.73%) SAN
3 6 (4.05%) DHCP
4 4 (2.70%) 4G
4 4 (2.70%) Internet
4 4 (2.70%) SSL
4 4 (2.70%) WAN
4 4 (2.70%) GPRS
5 3 (2.03%) LAN
5 3 (2.03%) LDAP
5 3 (2.03%) HTTP
5 3 (2.03%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (1.35%) NAS
6 2 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.73%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.38%) Data Mart
4 4 (2.70%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (2.70%) DB2
5 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.35%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) MS Access
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Git (software)
2 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.35%) Zephyr
3 2 (1.35%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.35%) JIRA
3 2 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.35%) Ant
3 2 (1.35%) Maven
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
4 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.68%) Yeoman
4 1 (0.68%) Gradle
4 1 (0.68%) Grunt
General
1 27 (18.24%) Finance
2 11 (7.43%) Banking
3 6 (4.05%) Retail
4 5 (3.38%) Publishing
4 5 (3.38%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.03%) Back Office
5 3 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.35%) Front Office
6 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.68%) International Banking
7 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.14%) J2EE
2 11 (7.43%) JSP
3 9 (6.08%) XML
4 7 (4.73%) Web Services
4 7 (4.73%) Middleware
5 6 (4.05%) SAML
5 6 (4.05%) Struts
5 6 (4.05%) Servlets
5 6 (4.05%) HTML
5 6 (4.05%) Spring
5 6 (4.05%) JAAS
6 5 (3.38%) .NET
6 5 (3.38%) Murex Flex
6 5 (3.38%) Murex MxML
7 4 (2.70%) RESTful
7 4 (2.70%) SOAP
8 3 (2.03%) MSMQ
8 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.35%) Apache Camel
9 2 (1.35%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.41%) Derivative
2 7 (4.73%) Open Source
3 6 (4.05%) Mobile App
3 6 (4.05%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (3.38%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.70%) PKI
5 4 (2.70%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) Clustering
5 4 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.03%) Replication
7 2 (1.35%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.35%) Celerra
7 2 (1.35%) EPoS
7 2 (1.35%) PMI
7 2 (1.35%) SCORM
7 2 (1.35%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.68%) HACMP
8 1 (0.68%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.78%) Windows
2 37 (25.00%) Linux
3 29 (19.59%) UNIX
4 16 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.11%) Windows XP
6 12 (8.11%) Windows 7
7 11 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.38%) Windows Vista
9 4 (2.70%) AIX
9 4 (2.70%) Solaris
10 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.35%) CentOS
12 1 (0.68%) SUSE
12 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.68%) Android
12 1 (0.68%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.68%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.54%) ITIL
2 11 (7.43%) Migration
3 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2
3 8 (5.41%) E-Commerce
3 8 (5.41%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.73%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (4.05%) Integration Testing
5 6 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
5 6 (4.05%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.05%) Workflow
5 6 (4.05%) Service Management
6 5 (3.38%) Risk Management
6 5 (3.38%) Analytics
7 4 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (2.70%) Software Deployment
7 4 (2.70%) Resource Management
7 4 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (2.70%) Data Modelling
7 4 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.24%) Java
1 27 (18.24%) SQL
2 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
3 6 (4.05%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.38%) PL/SQL
4 5 (3.38%) VB
4 5 (3.38%) VBA
5 4 (2.70%) VBScript
6 3 (2.03%) Perl
7 2 (1.35%) ActionScript
8 1 (0.68%) AWK
8 1 (0.68%) Jython
8 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.68%) VB6
8 1 (0.68%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) Python
8 1 (0.68%) C#
8 1 (0.68%) COBOL
8 1 (0.68%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.68%) JCL
Qualifications
1 29 (19.59%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.73%) Degree
5 4 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.70%) CCNP
5 4 (2.70%) CCNA
5 4 (2.70%) MCITP
6 3 (2.03%) ISTQB
6 3 (2.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 2 (1.35%) CISSP
7 2 (1.35%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.35%) MCSE
7 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.35%) CEH
8 1 (0.68%) CCSE
8 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.08%) QA
2 6 (4.05%) SLA
3 2 (1.35%) FATCA
3 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (16.89%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.73%) XenApp
4 6 (4.05%) vSphere
5 3 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (2.03%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.68%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.68%) Squid
6 1 (0.68%) VMFS
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.68%) Postfix
6 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.68%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.68%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (6.08%) SCCM
2 7 (4.73%) YUM
3 6 (4.05%) Puppet
4 4 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.03%) Nagios
5 3 (2.03%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.35%) CA Spectrum
6 2 (1.35%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.35%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.35%) WSUS
6 2 (1.35%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.35%) Netcool
6 2 (1.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView
7 1 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.68%) SCOM
7 1 (0.68%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 33 (22.30%) Microsoft
2 24 (16.22%) Oracle
3 22 (14.86%) VMware
4 20 (13.51%) Cisco
5 16 (10.81%) HP
6 14 (9.46%) Red Hat
7 13 (8.78%) Citrix
8 9 (6.08%) JBoss
8 9 (6.08%) NetApp
9 7 (4.73%) IBM
10 6 (4.05%) Reuters
11 5 (3.38%) Murex
11 5 (3.38%) CA
12 4 (2.70%) Dell
12 4 (2.70%) EMC
12 4 (2.70%) SAP
13 3 (2.03%) McAfee
13 3 (2.03%) AppSense
13 3 (2.03%) Symantec
13 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
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