The table below looks at the statistics 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 20 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 77 70 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.37% 0.78% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.82% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 8
Average daily rate
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- £353 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £378 £360
% change year-on-year
-13.90% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 -
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -
Technical Specialist
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
987 854 1045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.88% 95.31% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 481 543
Average daily rate £325 £325 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 35
Average hourly rate £12.00 £14.00 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -1.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 25 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) ATG
2 2 (28.57%) Java
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) J2EE
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
2 2 (28.57%) WLAN
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) hybris
2 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) IIS
3 1 (14.29%) SUSE
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) WLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) SUSE
1 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) E-Commerce
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Java
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) ATG
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) hybris
3 1 (14.29%) VMware