The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 38 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.07% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £290 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.75
Technical Specialist
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
273 327 339
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 97.15% 95.89% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 181 161
Average daily rate £300 £300 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £81 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 58
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.44 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hinckley - 2 £290 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
East Midlands

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) High Availability
2 2 (50.00%) Security Patching
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) NetApp
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SAP