The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Leeds region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
Rank 83 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.27% 0.36% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £410 £420 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.38% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-7.22% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

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
1075 1335 1100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 96.85% 95.91% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 695 920 761
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 34
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £21.50 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Leeds region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 Leeds region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 4 (57.14%) RACF
2 4 (57.14%) ACF2
2 4 (57.14%) zSecure
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) ISPF
4 2 (28.57%) FTP
4 2 (28.57%) Tandem
4 2 (28.57%) iSeries
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (28.57%) JCL
4 2 (28.57%) Unix
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Law
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 1 (14.29%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
5 1 (14.29%) Java
5 1 (14.29%) J2EE
5 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (14.29%) CyberArk
5 1 (14.29%) WebSphere

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ISPF
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) iSeries
2 2 (28.57%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 1 (14.29%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) ACF2
1 4 (57.14%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) zSecure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) CyberArk