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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 541 530 508
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 79 88 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.16% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 42 53
Median daily rate £463 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £286 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £604 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +158.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%
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
46884 47464 45584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 30954 30430 28412
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1388 1810 1872
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 -15 30 £488 -7.14% 3
South East -7 20 £413 -2.94% 4
North West -3 10 £446 -13.18%
South West +7 5 £500 - 3
Yorkshire -3 5 - - 2
East of England +10 4 £510 +27.50% 1
West Midlands -29 3 £281 -19.64% 2
North East -60 1 £300 -12.15%
East Midlands - 1 £375 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 63 (34.62%) Linux
2 49 (26.92%) Windows
3 43 (23.63%) Finance
4 36 (19.78%) Oracle
5 33 (18.13%) ITIL
6 28 (15.38%) Firewall
7 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 25 (13.74%) F5
9 24 (13.19%) SC Cleared
10 23 (12.64%) VMware
10 23 (12.64%) AIX
11 22 (12.09%) Puppet
12 21 (11.54%) PowerShell
12 21 (11.54%) Windows Server
12 21 (11.54%) Configuration Management
13 20 (10.99%) Cisco
14 19 (10.44%) Microsoft
14 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
15 18 (9.89%) Active Directory
15 18 (9.89%) Unix
15 18 (9.89%) Data Centre
15 18 (9.89%) DevOps
16 17 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
16 17 (9.34%) Banking
16 17 (9.34%) Java
17 16 (8.79%) WebSphere
18 15 (8.24%) Perl
18 15 (8.24%) Web Services
18 15 (8.24%) IBM

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 16 (8.79%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.69%) IIS
3 7 (3.85%) JBoss
4 5 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.10%) SAS
5 2 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.55%) Apache
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.55%) CMS
6 1 (0.55%) Confluence
6 1 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.55%) Jetty
6 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.65%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) DOC1
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.10%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.55%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (9.34%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (6.59%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.65%) Office 365
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.10%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.55%) GitHub
5 1 (0.55%) Route 53
5 1 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.38%) Firewall
2 14 (7.69%) DNS
3 13 (7.14%) Internet
4 12 (6.59%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.49%) DMZ
6 9 (4.95%) SSL
7 8 (4.40%) SAN
8 7 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (3.85%) HTTP
8 7 (3.85%) tcpdump
9 6 (3.30%) BIG-IP
9 6 (3.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (3.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (3.30%) MPLS
9 6 (3.30%) WAN
10 5 (2.75%) ATM
10 5 (2.75%) LAN
10 5 (2.75%) LDAP
10 5 (2.75%) SNMP
10 5 (2.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.59%) DB2
2 9 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server
4 7 (3.85%) Oracle BI EE
4 7 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 6 (3.30%) Hadoop
6 5 (2.75%) MySQL
7 3 (1.65%) QlikView
7 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.10%) Big Data
8 2 (1.10%) DataStage
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.55%) DataStax
9 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.55%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (6.59%) Maven
2 10 (5.49%) Artifactory
3 8 (4.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.85%) Gradle
4 7 (3.85%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (3.30%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.20%) Subversion
7 3 (1.65%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.65%) Cobertura
7 3 (1.65%) FindBugs
7 3 (1.65%) Hudson
7 3 (1.65%) Liquibase
7 3 (1.65%) Selenium
7 3 (1.65%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.10%) JUnit
8 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
8 2 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (23.63%) Finance
2 17 (9.34%) Banking
3 11 (6.04%) Retail
4 10 (5.49%) Law
5 3 (1.65%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.10%) Advertising
6 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (0.55%) Billing
7 1 (0.55%) German Language
7 1 (0.55%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.24%) Middleware
1 15 (8.24%) Web Services
2 8 (4.40%) REST
3 6 (3.30%) HTML
3 6 (3.30%) XML
4 5 (2.75%) CSS
4 5 (2.75%) HTML5
5 4 (2.20%) .NET
5 4 (2.20%) JSON
6 3 (1.65%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.65%) Apache Cordova
6 3 (1.65%) PhoneGap
6 3 (1.65%) Sencha Touch
6 3 (1.65%) WCF
6 3 (1.65%) XSLT
7 2 (1.10%) EJB
7 2 (1.10%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.10%) OAuth
7 2 (1.10%) RESTful
7 2 (1.10%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.95%) Clustering
3 7 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.20%) Equities
4 4 (2.20%) Fixed Income
4 4 (2.20%) Replication
5 3 (1.65%) CMDB
5 3 (1.65%) Derivative
5 3 (1.65%) FMCG
5 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.65%) PKI
6 2 (1.10%) e-Learning
6 2 (1.10%) IBM XIV
6 2 (1.10%) IVR
6 2 (1.10%) Statistics
6 2 (1.10%) User Experience
6 2 (1.10%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 63 (34.62%) Linux
2 49 (26.92%) Windows
3 23 (12.64%) AIX
4 21 (11.54%) Windows Server
5 18 (9.89%) Unix
6 10 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.30%) Android
7 6 (3.30%) Apple iOS
7 6 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.10%) Solaris
11 1 (0.55%) CentOS
11 1 (0.55%) HPUX
11 1 (0.55%) OS/2
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (18.13%) ITIL
2 21 (11.54%) Configuration Management
3 18 (9.89%) DevOps
4 13 (7.14%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (6.59%) ITSM
5 12 (6.59%) SIEM
6 11 (6.04%) Server Building
7 10 (5.49%) Load Balancing
7 10 (5.49%) Open Source
8 9 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.95%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (4.40%) Project Management
10 7 (3.85%) Migration
10 7 (3.85%) Process Improvement
10 7 (3.85%) Release Management
11 6 (3.30%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.30%) Change Management
11 6 (3.30%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.54%) PowerShell
2 17 (9.34%) Java
3 15 (8.24%) Perl
4 14 (7.69%) SQL
5 9 (4.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (3.30%) Bash Shell
6 6 (3.30%) C#
7 5 (2.75%) PHP
7 5 (2.75%) Python
8 4 (2.20%) Ruby
9 3 (1.65%) C
9 3 (1.65%) Objective-C
9 3 (1.65%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.10%) C++
11 1 (0.55%) Groovy
11 1 (0.55%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.55%) Scala
11 1 (0.55%) SQR
11 1 (0.55%) VB
11 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (13.19%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.65%) CCA
4 3 (1.65%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.65%) Degree
4 3 (1.65%) LPIC
5 2 (1.10%) MCSA
5 2 (1.10%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.10%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.55%) CIPD
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.55%) MCITP
6 1 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) GPG13
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
2 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.55%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.55%) QA
2 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 18 (9.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (9.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.49%) Docker
4 7 (3.85%) Firmware
5 5 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.65%) KVM
6 3 (1.65%) vSphere
6 3 (1.65%) Xen
6 3 (1.65%) XenApp
7 2 (1.10%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.10%) Shibboleth
7 2 (1.10%) UAG
7 2 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.55%) ACF2
8 1 (0.55%) RACF
8 1 (0.55%) RHEV
8 1 (0.55%) Snort
8 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (12.09%) Puppet
2 8 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.85%) QRadar
4 4 (2.20%) Ansible
4 4 (2.20%) SCCM
4 4 (2.20%) SCOM
5 3 (1.65%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.65%) Nessus
5 3 (1.65%) WSUS
6 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.10%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.55%) Control-M
7 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.55%) Nagios
7 1 (0.55%) Oozie
7 1 (0.55%) Opsview
7 1 (0.55%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.55%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (19.78%) Oracle
2 25 (13.74%) F5
3 23 (12.64%) VMware
4 20 (10.99%) Cisco
5 19 (10.44%) Microsoft
5 19 (10.44%) Red Hat
6 15 (8.24%) IBM
7 11 (6.04%) Citrix
7 11 (6.04%) Informatica
8 7 (3.85%) BMC
8 7 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.85%) Remedy
9 6 (3.30%) Blue Coat
9 6 (3.30%) EMC
10 5 (2.75%) 3Com
10 5 (2.75%) Google
10 5 (2.75%) HP
11 4 (2.20%) Dell
12 3 (1.65%) Cognos
12 3 (1.65%) Teradata
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