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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 485 464 473
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 79 82 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 10
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£455 £405 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.34% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £275 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £565 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £359 £371
% change year-on-year
+4.52% -3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £140.00
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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 -26 29 £480 +2.12% 6
North West +4 21 £390 -30.97% 3
South East -23 21 £500 +37.93% 10
East of England +7 4 £290 - 2
West Midlands - 2 £440 - 1
Yorkshire -15 1 £225 -40.59% 1
South West -33 1 £375 +19.42% 6
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 61 (42.96%) Windows
2 35 (24.65%) ITIL
3 34 (23.94%) UNIX
4 33 (23.24%) Linux
5 29 (20.42%) Finance
6 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
7 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
7 26 (18.31%) Active Directory
8 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
9 23 (16.20%) Oracle
10 22 (15.49%) SQL
10 22 (15.49%) VMware
11 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
12 19 (13.38%) IIS
13 17 (11.97%) WebSphere
14 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (10.56%) LDAP
15 15 (10.56%) HP
16 14 (9.86%) CA Single Sign-On
17 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (8.45%) Migration
18 12 (8.45%) Shell Script
18 12 (8.45%) Citrix
18 12 (8.45%) Java
19 11 (7.75%) AIX
19 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
19 11 (7.75%) Information Security
19 11 (7.75%) Banking

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (13.38%) IIS
2 17 (11.97%) WebSphere
3 11 (7.75%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.04%) Tomcat
5 5 (3.52%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
5 5 (3.52%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (3.52%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.82%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.82%) iPlanet
6 4 (2.82%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.41%) JBoss
8 2 (1.41%) Apache
9 1 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) SAS
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.70%) Lync
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.52%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (2.11%) Summit
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.70%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) LDAP
2 8 (5.63%) DNS
3 7 (4.93%) SAN
3 7 (4.93%) ATM
4 6 (4.23%) Network Security
5 5 (3.52%) Firewall
5 5 (3.52%) DHCP
6 4 (2.82%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.82%) VLAN
7 3 (2.11%) HTTP
8 2 (1.41%) LTE
9 1 (0.70%) NAS
9 1 (0.70%) FCoE
9 1 (0.70%) 4G
9 1 (0.70%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.70%) SNMP
9 1 (0.70%) VPN
9 1 (0.70%) LAN
9 1 (0.70%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (2.11%) DTS
2 3 (2.11%) PowerMart
2 3 (2.11%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects XI
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) Essbase
4 1 (0.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.41%) Maven
2 2 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) Grunt
2 2 (1.41%) Bower
2 2 (1.41%) Ant
3 1 (0.70%) Selenium
3 1 (0.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.70%) Toad
3 1 (0.70%) Introscope
General
1 29 (20.42%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
3 2 (1.41%) Retail
3 2 (1.41%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.41%) Korean Language
4 1 (0.70%) Front Office
4 1 (0.70%) Back Office
4 1 (0.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Billing
4 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.70%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.70%) Law
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) OpenID
2 6 (4.23%) OAuth
2 6 (4.23%) SAML
3 5 (3.52%) .NET
3 5 (3.52%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.82%) HTML5
4 4 (2.82%) HTML
5 3 (2.11%) Middleware
5 3 (2.11%) Spring
5 3 (2.11%) Web Services
6 2 (1.41%) CSS
6 2 (1.41%) RESTful
6 2 (1.41%) CSS3
6 2 (1.41%) Sass
6 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.70%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.70%) Spring Integration
7 1 (0.70%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.70%) JSON
7 1 (0.70%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.52%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.82%) User Experience
3 4 (2.82%) SWIFT
3 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.82%) Equities
4 3 (2.11%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.11%) Clustering
4 3 (2.11%) CMDB
4 3 (2.11%) Data Structures
5 2 (1.41%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.41%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) DataPower
6 1 (0.70%) iSeries
6 1 (0.70%) Open Source
6 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.96%) Windows
2 34 (23.94%) UNIX
3 33 (23.24%) Linux
4 16 (11.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (7.75%) AIX
7 10 (7.04%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.34%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (4.93%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.82%) Solaris
11 2 (1.41%) Android
11 2 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.70%) CentOS
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) zOS
12 1 (0.70%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (24.65%) ITIL
2 13 (9.15%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (8.45%) Migration
4 11 (7.75%) Information Security
5 10 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (6.34%) Identity Management
6 9 (6.34%) CRM
7 8 (5.63%) Change Management
7 8 (5.63%) Process Improvement
8 7 (4.93%) Build Automation
8 7 (4.93%) Software Testing
8 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.23%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (4.23%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.52%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.52%) Validation
10 5 (3.52%) Service Management
10 5 (3.52%) E-Commerce
10 5 (3.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.49%) SQL
2 12 (8.45%) Java
2 12 (8.45%) Shell Script
3 9 (6.34%) VB
4 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.82%) Perl
6 2 (1.41%) VBA
7 1 (0.70%) Python
7 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.70%) C
7 1 (0.70%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
3 8 (5.63%) Degree
4 6 (4.23%) CISSP
4 6 (4.23%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.41%) MCITP
6 2 (1.41%) CCNP
7 1 (0.70%) CCNA
7 1 (0.70%) CCA
7 1 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.70%) CCEA
7 1 (0.70%) MCP
7 1 (0.70%) MCSE
7 1 (0.70%) MCSA
7 1 (0.70%) CCIE
7 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 26 (18.31%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.75%) Hyper-V
4 6 (4.23%) XenApp
4 6 (4.23%) XenDesktop
4 6 (4.23%) vSphere
5 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.70%) ClearTrust
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.70%) RACF
6 1 (0.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.70%) ACF2
6 1 (0.70%) GPFS
6 1 (0.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (9.86%) CA Single Sign-On
2 9 (6.34%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.93%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (4.23%) SCCM
5 5 (3.52%) SCOM
5 5 (3.52%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (2.82%) Control-M
6 4 (2.82%) Puppet
7 3 (2.11%) XenMobile
7 3 (2.11%) yum
8 2 (1.41%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.41%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.41%) WMI
8 2 (1.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.70%) Netcool
9 1 (0.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 25 (17.61%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.20%) Oracle
3 22 (15.49%) VMware
4 15 (10.56%) HP
5 12 (8.45%) Citrix
6 9 (6.34%) Sun
6 9 (6.34%) Red Hat
6 9 (6.34%) Symantec
7 7 (4.93%) Dell
8 5 (3.52%) IBM
8 5 (3.52%) NetApp
8 5 (3.52%) TIBCO
9 4 (2.82%) Veeam
9 4 (2.82%) CA
9 4 (2.82%) Cisco
10 3 (2.11%) EMC
10 3 (2.11%) Informatica
10 3 (2.11%) MKS
11 2 (1.41%) MobileIron
11 2 (1.41%) Cyber-Ark
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