The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 377 375 372
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 26 42 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.18% 0.077%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.082%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 8
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£425 £391 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.62% -5.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £583 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £383 £331
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +15.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £41.53 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 £140.00
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -93.30%
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
20991 22143 19500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 93.05% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15086 15237 13037
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 392 385 540
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.79% -2.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £40.00 £43.48
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 9 £400 +4.91% 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Romford - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 11 (23.91%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
3 10 (21.74%) Linux
4 8 (17.39%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) Banking
4 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
5 7 (15.22%) Finance
5 7 (15.22%) SQL
6 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco
7 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) Migration
8 4 (8.70%) Degree
8 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
8 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
8 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
8 4 (8.70%) Perl
8 4 (8.70%) UNIX
8 4 (8.70%) yum
8 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
8 4 (8.70%) Time Management
9 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
9 3 (6.52%) Puppet
9 3 (6.52%) MS Excel

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Summit
2 2 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.35%) Firewall
2 1 (2.17%) Wireless
2 1 (2.17%) SSH
2 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
2 1 (2.17%) NAS
2 1 (2.17%) LDAP
2 1 (2.17%) DHCP
2 1 (2.17%) HTTP
2 1 (2.17%) Kerberos
2 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.17%) VPN
2 1 (2.17%) DNS
2 1 (2.17%) SAN
2 1 (2.17%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) PowerMart
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Introscope
2 1 (2.17%) Maven
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Grunt
2 1 (2.17%) Bower
General
1 8 (17.39%) Banking
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.17%) Law
3 1 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (2.17%) Billing
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) Middleware
2 2 (4.35%) HTML
2 2 (4.35%) HTML5
3 1 (2.17%) CSS3
3 1 (2.17%) Sass
3 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.17%) OAuth2
3 1 (2.17%) J2EE
3 1 (2.17%) CSS
3 1 (2.17%) Web Services
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.17%) Spring
3 1 (2.17%) JSON
3 1 (2.17%) RESTful
3 1 (2.17%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 3 (6.52%) Data Structures
3 3 (6.52%) Equities
4 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.35%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) DataPower
5 1 (2.17%) LPAR
5 1 (2.17%) DLPAR
5 1 (2.17%) Open Source
5 1 (2.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.17%) HACMP
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
5 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.09%) Windows
2 10 (21.74%) Linux
3 5 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.70%) UNIX
5 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) AIX
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
7 1 (2.17%) Android
7 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.17%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Migration
2 4 (8.70%) Service Delivery
2 4 (8.70%) Time Management
3 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
3 3 (6.52%) Systems Analysis
4 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) CRM
4 2 (4.35%) Data Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.35%) Logistics
5 1 (2.17%) Change Control
5 1 (2.17%) User Stories
5 1 (2.17%) Android Development
5 1 (2.17%) iOS Development
5 1 (2.17%) DevOps
5 1 (2.17%) Validation
5 1 (2.17%) Data Validation
5 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) Java
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 4 (8.70%) Perl
4 3 (6.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.17%) VBA
6 1 (2.17%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) FATCA
3 1 (2.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) ACF2
3 1 (2.17%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) yum
2 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 3 (6.52%) Control-M
3 2 (4.35%) ARCserve
3 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) SCOM
3 2 (4.35%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.17%) OpenView
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.91%) Oracle
1 11 (23.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco
2 5 (10.87%) Red Hat
3 3 (6.52%) Informatica
3 3 (6.52%) NetApp
3 3 (6.52%) MKS
4 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 2 (4.35%) Dell
4 2 (4.35%) CA
4 2 (4.35%) Symantec
4 2 (4.35%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.17%) Intel
5 1 (2.17%) Citrix
5 1 (2.17%) HP
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
5 1 (2.17%) Business Objects
5 1 (2.17%) SAP
5 1 (2.17%) Altiris
5 1 (2.17%) LANDesk
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