The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 64 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.67% 0.19% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Technical Specialist
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
707 507 917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.15% 95.12% 93.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 257 439
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 42 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Hertfordshire region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Hertfordshire region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Technical Specialist
East of England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (87.50%) SQL
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 5 (62.50%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
3 4 (50.00%) VPN
3 4 (50.00%) GPRS
3 4 (50.00%) Internet
3 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
3 4 (50.00%) 4G
3 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (50.00%) Statistics
3 4 (50.00%) Degree
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle ODI
4 3 (37.50%) Retail
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (37.50%) MSMQ
4 3 (37.50%) Oracle
5 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
5 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (12.50%) vSphere
6 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (12.50%) VMFS
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 1 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (12.50%) VLAN

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (12.50%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) GPRS
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
1 4 (50.00%) Internet
1 4 (50.00%) 4G
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) Statistics
1 4 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 4 (50.00%) Resource Management
2 4 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (50.00%) Degree
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) VMFS
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) VMware