The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leeds region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 73 68 68
Rank change year-on-year
-5 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 7 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.38% 0.80% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.85% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
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£325 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.85%
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% -
Job Titles Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
993 827 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 93.24% 94.19% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 448 632
Average daily rate £325 £310 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 47
Average hourly rate £13.20 £29.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.87% +95.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £10.65 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Specialist
West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCSE
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) ATG
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) hybris
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle