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 24 August 2016 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 564 548 549
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 69 87 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.17% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 50 36
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.87 £40.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.33% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +128.57%
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
47944 50257 47513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.85% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31596 32555 29259
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 1901 1913
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.28 £16.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% +4.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 24 August 2016.

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 24 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 31 £475 +5.55% 10
South East +4 10 £487 +14.64% 3
Yorkshire -8 8 £480 +37.14% 2
North West +21 6 £468 -
South West +11 6 £353 -29.50% 5
East Midlands 0 3 £265 - 1
West Midlands -32 2 - - 4
North East - 2 £318 -
East of England +11 1 £300 - 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 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 50 (33.33%) Windows
2 35 (23.33%) Finance
3 33 (22.00%) Linux
4 26 (17.33%) Firewall
4 26 (17.33%) Windows Server
5 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
5 23 (15.33%) ITIL
6 21 (14.00%) Oracle
6 21 (14.00%) Banking
6 21 (14.00%) F5
7 20 (13.33%) Microsoft
8 19 (12.67%) Active Directory
8 19 (12.67%) Web Services
9 18 (12.00%) PowerShell
9 18 (12.00%) SC Cleared
10 17 (11.33%) Cisco
11 16 (10.67%) Unix
11 16 (10.67%) SQL
12 14 (9.33%) Java
12 14 (9.33%) AIX
12 14 (9.33%) Red Hat
13 13 (8.67%) Configuration Management
13 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
14 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (8.00%) HTML
14 12 (8.00%) VMware
14 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
15 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (7.33%) ITSM
15 11 (7.33%) Agile Software Development

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 10 (6.67%) IIS
2 8 (5.33%) JBoss
2 8 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.67%) CMS
4 3 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.00%) SAS
5 2 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.67%) Apache
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.67%) Confluence
6 1 (0.67%) Drupal
6 1 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.67%) Jetty
6 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.67%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (8.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.67%) DOC1
4 1 (0.67%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (4.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.33%) Endur
2 2 (1.33%) Findur
2 2 (1.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.33%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (5.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.00%) Office 365
3 2 (1.33%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.67%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.67%) GitHub
4 1 (0.67%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.33%) Firewall
2 11 (7.33%) DNS
3 9 (6.00%) Internet
3 9 (6.00%) SSL
4 8 (5.33%) DMZ
4 8 (5.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.67%) tcpdump
6 6 (4.00%) SAN
7 5 (3.33%) LAN
7 5 (3.33%) SNMP
7 5 (3.33%) WAN
8 4 (2.67%) BIG-IP
8 4 (2.67%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.67%) DHCP
8 4 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 4 (2.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 3 (2.00%) ATM
9 3 (2.00%) Network Security
9 3 (2.00%) SMS
9 3 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (6.00%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (4.00%) DB2
6 5 (3.33%) MySQL
7 3 (2.00%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.33%) Big Data
8 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.67%) DataStax
9 1 (0.67%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.67%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.67%) Power BI
9 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.67%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Maven
2 8 (5.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (4.67%) Artifactory
3 7 (4.67%) Gradle
3 7 (4.67%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (2.00%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (1.33%) JMeter
5 2 (1.33%) JUnit
5 2 (1.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.33%) Selenium
5 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.67%) GitLab
6 1 (0.67%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.67%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.67%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 35 (23.33%) Finance
2 21 (14.00%) Banking
3 8 (5.33%) Law
4 5 (3.33%) Marketing
5 3 (2.00%) Advertising
5 3 (2.00%) Back Office
5 3 (2.00%) Legal
5 3 (2.00%) Publishing
5 3 (2.00%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Billing
7 1 (0.67%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.67%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.67%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.67%) Web Services
2 12 (8.00%) HTML
3 9 (6.00%) XML
4 7 (4.67%) CSS
4 7 (4.67%) Middleware
5 6 (4.00%) JSON
5 6 (4.00%) REST
6 5 (3.33%) .NET
6 5 (3.33%) HTML5
7 4 (2.67%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.67%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.67%) PhoneGap
7 4 (2.67%) Sencha Touch
7 4 (2.67%) WCF
8 3 (2.00%) SOAP
8 3 (2.00%) XSLT
9 2 (1.33%) Hibernate
9 2 (1.33%) JAXB
9 2 (1.33%) SAML
9 2 (1.33%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.00%) Clustering
3 6 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.00%) CMDB
4 3 (2.00%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.00%) Replication
4 3 (2.00%) User Experience
5 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.33%) e-Learning
5 2 (1.33%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.33%) IBM XIV
5 2 (1.33%) IVR
5 2 (1.33%) PKI
5 2 (1.33%) RIA
5 2 (1.33%) Statistics
5 2 (1.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Over-the-Top Content
6 1 (0.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 50 (33.33%) Windows
2 33 (22.00%) Linux
3 26 (17.33%) Windows Server
4 16 (10.67%) Unix
5 14 (9.33%) AIX
6 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (4.00%) Android
7 6 (4.00%) Apple iOS
8 5 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.33%) Solaris
9 2 (1.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.67%) CentOS
10 1 (0.67%) OS/2
10 1 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.33%) ITIL
2 13 (8.67%) Configuration Management
3 11 (7.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (7.33%) ITSM
4 10 (6.67%) Change Management
4 10 (6.67%) Project Management
5 9 (6.00%) DevOps
5 9 (6.00%) Migration
5 9 (6.00%) Server Building
6 8 (5.33%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.67%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (4.67%) Release Management
7 7 (4.67%) Service Management
8 6 (4.00%) E-Commerce
9 5 (3.33%) CRM
9 5 (3.33%) Email Marketing
9 5 (3.33%) SIEM
9 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (2.67%) Data Architecture
10 4 (2.67%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.00%) PowerShell
2 16 (10.67%) SQL
3 14 (9.33%) Java
4 11 (7.33%) Perl
5 10 (6.67%) JavaScript
6 7 (4.67%) C#
7 5 (3.33%) C++
8 4 (2.67%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.67%) PHP
8 4 (2.67%) VBScript
9 3 (2.00%) Python
9 3 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.33%) Groovy
10 2 (1.33%) VB
10 2 (1.33%) VBA
11 1 (0.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.67%) Ruby
11 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (15.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.00%) Degree
4 3 (2.00%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.33%) LPIC
5 2 (1.33%) MCSA
5 2 (1.33%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.67%) CIPD
6 1 (0.67%) MCITP
6 1 (0.67%) MOS
6 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.33%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) GPG13
2 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (12.67%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.00%) Docker
4 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.00%) vSphere
5 2 (1.33%) ACF2
5 2 (1.33%) Firmware
5 2 (1.33%) KVM
5 2 (1.33%) RACF
5 2 (1.33%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.67%) Snort
6 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.67%) UAG
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) SCCM
2 8 (5.33%) Puppet
3 6 (4.00%) WSUS
4 5 (3.33%) SCOM
5 3 (2.00%) QRadar
6 2 (1.33%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.33%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.33%) ZABBIX
6 2 (1.33%) zSecure
7 1 (0.67%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.67%) Nessus
7 1 (0.67%) Oozie
7 1 (0.67%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.67%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 21 (14.00%) F5
1 21 (14.00%) Oracle
2 20 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (11.33%) Cisco
4 14 (9.33%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.00%) VMware
6 9 (6.00%) IBM
7 7 (4.67%) BMC
7 7 (4.67%) Informatica
7 7 (4.67%) Remedy
8 5 (3.33%) 3Com
8 5 (3.33%) Dell
8 5 (3.33%) EMC
8 5 (3.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 5 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.67%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.67%) Citrix
9 4 (2.67%) Google
9 4 (2.67%) NetApp
9 4 (2.67%) Sencha
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £245 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £425 to £470 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 6 days ago