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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 526 507 449
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 69 63 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.13% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 38 53
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£445 £394 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.01% +6.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £278 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £490 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £328 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.03% -12.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -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
47663 45698 43174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.58% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 30861 28215 25922
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1778 1844 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.78 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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 -1 28 £525 +29.62% 12
South East -4 17 £450 -2.70% 9
Yorkshire -16 13 £350 +7.69%
North West -29 5 £514 +83.57% 2
East of England -4 3 - -
West Midlands +2 1 - - 2
East Midlands -1 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £400 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (30.13%) Windows
2 43 (27.56%) Microsoft
3 36 (23.08%) Finance
4 32 (20.51%) Active Directory
5 28 (17.95%) ITIL
6 25 (16.03%) VMware
7 23 (14.74%) UNIX
8 22 (14.10%) Linux
9 21 (13.46%) Migration
10 20 (12.82%) Oracle
11 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
12 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (10.90%) Data Centre
13 17 (10.90%) Change Management
14 16 (10.26%) SQL
14 16 (10.26%) Cisco
15 15 (9.62%) SAN
15 15 (9.62%) Banking
16 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (8.97%) Degree
16 14 (8.97%) IBM
16 14 (8.97%) DNS
16 14 (8.97%) MS Exchange
16 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (8.33%) XML
17 13 (8.33%) Citrix
18 12 (7.69%) HP
18 12 (7.69%) SharePoint
18 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (8.97%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 9 (5.77%) Lync
4 8 (5.13%) JBoss
5 6 (3.85%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.85%) IIS
5 6 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
6 5 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.92%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.28%) Documentum
9 2 (1.28%) SAS
10 1 (0.64%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS Office
3 1 (0.64%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Maximo
2 1 (0.64%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (3.85%) Office 365
3 3 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.28%) IaaS
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.64%) SaaS
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.62%) SAN
2 14 (8.97%) DNS
3 11 (7.05%) DHCP
4 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
4 10 (6.41%) WAN
5 9 (5.77%) Firewall
6 8 (5.13%) VPN
7 7 (4.49%) VoIP
7 7 (4.49%) LDAP
7 7 (4.49%) ATM
7 7 (4.49%) LAN
8 5 (3.21%) BGP
8 5 (3.21%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.56%) NAS
9 4 (2.56%) EIGRP
9 4 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.56%) Internet
9 4 (2.56%) Kerberos
10 3 (1.92%) SSL
10 3 (1.92%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (3.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.92%) MySQL
3 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 3 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.28%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (0.64%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.64%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.64%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.64%) Big Data
5 1 (0.64%) dBASE
5 1 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.64%) MS Access
5 1 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.56%) Selenium
2 4 (2.56%) SoapUI
2 4 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.92%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (1.28%) JIRA
4 2 (1.28%) Subversion
5 1 (0.64%) Maven
5 1 (0.64%) JUnit
5 1 (0.64%) Toad
5 1 (0.64%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.64%) Hudson
5 1 (0.64%) GDB
5 1 (0.64%) Redmine
5 1 (0.64%) Gradle
5 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
General
1 36 (23.08%) Finance
2 15 (9.62%) Banking
3 10 (6.41%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Law
5 3 (1.92%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
6 2 (1.28%) French Language
6 2 (1.28%) German Language
6 2 (1.28%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.28%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (8.33%) XML
2 9 (5.77%) Web Services
3 7 (4.49%) SOAP
4 6 (3.85%) .NET
5 5 (3.21%) HTML
5 5 (3.21%) XML Schema
6 4 (2.56%) Middleware
7 3 (1.92%) XSD
8 2 (1.28%) SAML
8 2 (1.28%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (1.28%) JSON
8 2 (1.28%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.28%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.64%) jQuery
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.64%) HTML5
9 1 (0.64%) REST
9 1 (0.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 1 (0.64%) Application Packaging
9 1 (0.64%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.21%) LPAR
3 5 (3.21%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.56%) Clustering
5 3 (1.92%) PKI
5 3 (1.92%) CMDB
6 2 (1.28%) Wiki
6 2 (1.28%) Credit Risk
6 2 (1.28%) Celerra
6 2 (1.28%) PDA
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.28%) CLARiiON
6 2 (1.28%) EMC Centera
6 2 (1.28%) Symmetrix DMX
6 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.28%) Informatics
6 2 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (30.13%) Windows
2 23 (14.74%) UNIX
3 22 (14.10%) Linux
4 18 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (6.41%) Windows XP
7 10 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.13%) AIX
8 8 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.21%) Solaris
10 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.92%) Android
11 2 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.28%) HPUX
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE
12 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.95%) ITIL
2 21 (13.46%) Migration
3 17 (10.90%) Change Management
4 14 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.41%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.77%) Information Security
8 8 (5.13%) CRM
9 7 (4.49%) Project Management
9 7 (4.49%) Build Automation
10 6 (3.85%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.85%) Data Modelling
10 6 (3.85%) Asset Management
10 6 (3.85%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.85%) Software Testing
11 5 (3.21%) Content Management
11 5 (3.21%) Process Management
11 5 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (3.21%) Dependency Management
11 5 (3.21%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.26%) SQL
2 11 (7.05%) VB
2 11 (7.05%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.41%) Java
4 7 (4.49%) Python
5 6 (3.85%) Perl
6 5 (3.21%) JavaScript
7 4 (2.56%) C#
8 3 (1.92%) C++
8 3 (1.92%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.92%) Ruby
8 3 (1.92%) C
9 2 (1.28%) Lisp
10 1 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.64%) VBA
10 1 (0.64%) Korn
10 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.64%) R
10 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (8.97%) Degree
2 12 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 11 (7.05%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.49%) MCSE
6 5 (3.21%) CCNP
6 5 (3.21%) CCNA
6 5 (3.21%) MCITP
6 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.92%) ISEB
9 2 (1.28%) CCIE
9 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.28%) CCVP
9 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.28%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) SLA
1 3 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 32 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.13%) VMware ESX
4 7 (4.49%) XenApp
5 4 (2.56%) vSphere
6 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
7 2 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (1.28%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.28%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.28%) MetaFrame
7 2 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.28%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.28%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.64%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.64%) KVM
8 1 (0.64%) GPFS
8 1 (0.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.64%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (7.05%) SCCM
2 9 (5.77%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.49%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 4 (2.56%) SCOM
4 4 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.92%) Puppet
6 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (1.28%) Control-M
6 2 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
6 2 (1.28%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.64%) OPNET
7 1 (0.64%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.64%) WSUS
7 1 (0.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool
7 1 (0.64%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 1 (0.64%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 43 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 25 (16.03%) VMware
3 20 (12.82%) Oracle
4 16 (10.26%) Cisco
5 14 (8.97%) IBM
6 13 (8.33%) Citrix
7 12 (7.69%) HP
8 11 (7.05%) Red Hat
9 6 (3.85%) Dell
9 6 (3.85%) Hitachi
10 5 (3.21%) EMC
10 5 (3.21%) Adobe
10 5 (3.21%) NetApp
11 4 (2.56%) Cyber-Ark
11 4 (2.56%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.92%) Varonis
12 3 (1.92%) Symantec
12 3 (1.92%) McAfee
12 3 (1.92%) Sun
12 3 (1.92%) Informatica
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