The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 417 386 400
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 19 38 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.089% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.094% 0.18% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 19 17
Median daily rate £425 £388 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -4.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £265 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £535 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £353
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.55% +21.25%
Technical Specialist
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20235 21509 22822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.76% 95.16% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14421 15222 16429
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 347 443
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 3 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -4 1 £461 +18.96% 1
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 14 (28.00%) Banking
4 11 (22.00%) SQL
5 10 (20.00%) Project Management
6 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
7 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
7 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (14.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 7 (14.00%) Marketing
8 7 (14.00%) Email Marketing
8 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (14.00%) CRM
8 7 (14.00%) HTML
8 7 (14.00%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.00%) Java
9 6 (12.00%) SCCM
10 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (10.00%) Data Architecture
10 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
10 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
10 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
10 5 (10.00%) Cisco
10 5 (10.00%) Change Management
10 5 (10.00%) VMware
11 4 (8.00%) Workflow

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 2 (4.00%) CMS
1 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.00%) Confluence
2 1 (2.00%) Drupal
2 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) IaaS
1 2 (4.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.00%) SMS
2 3 (6.00%) DHCP
2 3 (6.00%) Firewall
2 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.00%) Wireless
3 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (4.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
3 2 (4.00%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) BGP
4 1 (2.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.00%) OSPF
4 1 (2.00%) VoIP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) WebEx
4 1 (2.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.00%) Big Data
3 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.00%) HBase
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) Power BI
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.00%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) Maven
1 2 (4.00%) Mockito
1 2 (4.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) JMeter
2 1 (2.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.00%) WebDriver
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 14 (28.00%) Banking
3 7 (14.00%) Marketing
4 3 (6.00%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Advertising
5 2 (4.00%) Legal
6 1 (2.00%) Back Office
6 1 (2.00%) Law
6 1 (2.00%) Publishing
6 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) HTML
2 4 (8.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) XML
3 3 (6.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) CSS
4 2 (4.00%) Spring
5 1 (2.00%) Matplotlib
5 1 (2.00%) Middleware
5 1 (2.00%) NumPy
5 1 (2.00%) OAuth
5 1 (2.00%) Pandas
5 1 (2.00%) SAML
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.00%) Credit Risk
5 1 (2.00%) e-Learning
5 1 (2.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.00%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.00%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (30.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.00%) Linux
4 4 (8.00%) Unix
4 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) AIX
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Project Management
2 8 (16.00%) E-Commerce
3 7 (14.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (14.00%) CRM
3 7 (14.00%) Email Marketing
4 5 (10.00%) Change Management
4 5 (10.00%) Data Architecture
5 4 (8.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 4 (8.00%) Service Management
5 4 (8.00%) Workflow
6 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
6 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
7 2 (4.00%) ERP
7 2 (4.00%) Network Design
7 2 (4.00%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.00%) SEO
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.00%) SQL
2 6 (12.00%) Java
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.00%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.00%) VBScript
6 2 (4.00%) C++
6 2 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) C
7 1 (2.00%) COBOL
7 1 (2.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
7 1 (2.00%) Groovy
7 1 (2.00%) R
7 1 (2.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.00%) Degree
3 1 (2.00%) CCDP
3 1 (2.00%) CCIE
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CIPD
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.00%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
3 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.00%) ACF2
4 1 (2.00%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.00%) RACF
4 1 (2.00%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.00%) Snort
4 1 (2.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) WSUS
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) OSSEC
4 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 8 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.00%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 7 (14.00%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco
3 5 (10.00%) VMware
4 4 (8.00%) F5
5 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.00%) Akamai
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Google
6 2 (4.00%) Juniper
6 2 (4.00%) Meraki
6 2 (4.00%) Radianz
6 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.00%) CommVault
7 1 (2.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat