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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 546 523 492
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 79 88 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 35 58
Median daily rate £463 £369 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% -6.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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 47488 45467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.71% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31380 29845 28550
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1349 1884 1941
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -22 25 £463 - 6
South East +3 21 £425 - 4
East of England +12 8 £525 +31.25%
North West -1 8 £425 -17.31% 1
Yorkshire +11 6 - - 1
East Midlands +7 4 £290 -3.33%
South West -6 4 £525 +81.03% 1
West Midlands -5 3 £281 -19.64% 2
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 57 (32.57%) Linux
2 43 (24.57%) Windows
3 39 (22.29%) Finance
4 34 (19.43%) Oracle
5 32 (18.29%) ITIL
6 26 (14.86%) Firewall
7 25 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 24 (13.71%) VMware
9 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
9 23 (13.14%) Puppet
10 21 (12.00%) F5
10 21 (12.00%) Configuration Management
11 20 (11.43%) AIX
11 20 (11.43%) Cisco
11 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
12 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
12 19 (10.86%) PowerShell
13 18 (10.29%) DevOps
13 18 (10.29%) Active Directory
14 17 (9.71%) SQL
14 17 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (9.14%) Data Centre
15 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
16 15 (8.57%) Red Hat
17 14 (8.00%) Unix
17 14 (8.00%) DNS
17 14 (8.00%) WebSphere
18 13 (7.43%) IBM
18 13 (7.43%) Java
18 13 (7.43%) JavaScript

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 14 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (6.86%) IIS
3 5 (2.86%) JBoss
4 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.71%) Confluence
6 2 (1.14%) CMS
6 2 (1.14%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.14%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.14%) SAS
6 2 (1.14%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) DOC1
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 7 (4.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.14%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.57%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.71%) Office 365
4 2 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.14%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.57%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.57%) Route 53
5 1 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.86%) Firewall
2 14 (8.00%) DNS
3 12 (6.86%) Internet
4 11 (6.29%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.14%) SAN
6 8 (4.57%) Cisco ASA
6 8 (4.57%) DMZ
7 7 (4.00%) HTTP
7 7 (4.00%) SSL
7 7 (4.00%) WAN
8 6 (3.43%) BIG-IP
8 6 (3.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 6 (3.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (3.43%) LAN
8 6 (3.43%) MPLS
8 6 (3.43%) Wireless
9 5 (2.86%) ATM
9 5 (2.86%) LDAP
9 5 (2.86%) Network Security
9 5 (2.86%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.29%) DB2
2 9 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.43%) Relational Database
4 5 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
5 4 (2.29%) MySQL
6 3 (1.71%) QlikView
6 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.14%) Big Data
7 2 (1.14%) DataStage
7 2 (1.14%) Pentaho
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.57%) DataStax
8 1 (0.57%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.57%) IBM BigInsights
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (5.71%) Maven
2 8 (4.57%) Artifactory
2 8 (4.57%) Jenkins
3 7 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 6 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (2.86%) Gradle
5 5 (2.86%) Subversion
5 5 (2.86%) TortoiseSVN
6 4 (2.29%) Liquibase
6 4 (2.29%) Selenium
7 3 (1.71%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.71%) Cobertura
7 3 (1.71%) FindBugs
7 3 (1.71%) Hudson
7 3 (1.71%) JIRA
7 3 (1.71%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.71%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.14%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.14%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (22.29%) Finance
2 13 (7.43%) Banking
3 10 (5.71%) Retail
4 8 (4.57%) Law
5 3 (1.71%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.14%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.14%) Legal
6 2 (1.14%) Publishing
6 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Billing
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) German Language
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.86%) Middleware
2 9 (5.14%) Web Services
3 8 (4.57%) HTML
4 6 (3.43%) CSS
4 6 (3.43%) REST
5 5 (2.86%) HTML5
6 3 (1.71%) .NET
6 3 (1.71%) jQuery
7 2 (1.14%) .NET Framework
7 2 (1.14%) Apache Cordova
7 2 (1.14%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.14%) JSON
7 2 (1.14%) PhoneGap
7 2 (1.14%) Sencha Touch
7 2 (1.14%) WCF
7 2 (1.14%) XML
8 1 (0.57%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.57%) OAuth2
8 1 (0.57%) SOAP
8 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.43%) Clustering
4 4 (2.29%) Equities
4 4 (2.29%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.29%) Replication
4 4 (2.29%) User Experience
5 3 (1.71%) CMDB
5 3 (1.71%) Derivative
5 3 (1.71%) FMCG
5 3 (1.71%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.14%) Blog
6 2 (1.14%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.14%) PKI
6 2 (1.14%) Statistics
6 2 (1.14%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.14%) W3C
7 1 (0.57%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 57 (32.57%) Linux
2 43 (24.57%) Windows
3 20 (11.43%) AIX
3 20 (11.43%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.00%) Unix
5 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.86%) Android
7 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.71%) Solaris
9 3 (1.71%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.57%) HPUX
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.57%) OS/2
10 1 (0.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (18.29%) ITIL
2 21 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 18 (10.29%) DevOps
4 13 (7.43%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.86%) SIEM
6 11 (6.29%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (5.71%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (5.71%) ITSM
8 9 (5.14%) Open Source
8 9 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (5.14%) Server Building
9 8 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.57%) Load Balancing
9 8 (4.57%) Process Improvement
9 8 (4.57%) Project Management
10 6 (3.43%) Capacity Management
10 6 (3.43%) Change Management
10 6 (3.43%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.43%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (10.86%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.71%) SQL
3 13 (7.43%) Java
3 13 (7.43%) JavaScript
3 13 (7.43%) Perl
4 6 (3.43%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.86%) C#
5 5 (2.86%) Python
6 4 (2.29%) PHP
6 4 (2.29%) Ruby
7 3 (1.71%) C
7 3 (1.71%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.14%) Objective-C
9 1 (0.57%) C++
9 1 (0.57%) PeopleCode
9 1 (0.57%) Scala
9 1 (0.57%) SQR
9 1 (0.57%) VB
9 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 23 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.71%) CCA
4 3 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.71%) LPIC
5 2 (1.14%) CISSP
5 2 (1.14%) MCSA
5 2 (1.14%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.57%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.57%) Degree
6 1 (0.57%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.57%) MCITP
6 1 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.71%) GPG13
1 3 (1.71%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) WCAG
3 1 (0.57%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) JSP 440
System Software
1 18 (10.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.14%) Docker
4 7 (4.00%) Firmware
5 5 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.29%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.29%) vSphere
7 3 (1.71%) KVM
7 3 (1.71%) Xen
7 3 (1.71%) XenApp
8 2 (1.14%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.14%) UAG
8 2 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.57%) RHEV
9 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (13.14%) Puppet
2 8 (4.57%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.43%) QRadar
4 4 (2.29%) Ansible
4 4 (2.29%) SCCM
4 4 (2.29%) SCOM
5 3 (1.71%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.71%) Nessus
5 3 (1.71%) WSUS
6 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.14%) Nagios
6 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.14%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.57%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.57%) Control-M
7 1 (0.57%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.57%) Oozie
7 1 (0.57%) Opsview
7 1 (0.57%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (19.43%) Oracle
2 24 (13.71%) VMware
3 21 (12.00%) F5
4 20 (11.43%) Cisco
5 19 (10.86%) Microsoft
6 15 (8.57%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.43%) IBM
8 11 (6.29%) Citrix
9 9 (5.14%) Informatica
10 7 (4.00%) BMC
10 7 (4.00%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.00%) Remedy
11 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.43%) HP
12 5 (2.86%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.29%) Dell
13 4 (2.29%) EMC
14 3 (1.71%) 3Com
14 3 (1.71%) Cognos
14 3 (1.71%) Teradata
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