The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 379 378 362
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 38 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.092% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 32
Average daily rate
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£409 £438 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £280 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £385 £368
% change year-on-year
-14.93% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21256 22408 24429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.80% 92.45% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14623 15254 15784
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 474 640
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Technical Specialist
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 5 £415 -7.77% 6
Wimbledon - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 22 (32.84%) Java
2 18 (26.87%) Finance
3 17 (25.37%) UNIX
4 16 (23.88%) Linux
5 13 (19.40%) J2EE
5 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
6 11 (16.42%) Oracle
6 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
6 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
7 10 (14.93%) Banking
7 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
7 10 (14.93%) Apache
8 9 (13.43%) Windows
8 9 (13.43%) SQL
8 9 (13.43%) Derivative
9 8 (11.94%) ITIL
9 8 (11.94%) JSP
10 7 (10.45%) JBoss
10 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
10 7 (10.45%) NetApp
10 7 (10.45%) Equity Derivative
10 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
10 7 (10.45%) Analytics
11 6 (8.96%) Spring
11 6 (8.96%) SAML
11 6 (8.96%) Middleware
11 6 (8.96%) Reuters
11 6 (8.96%) JAAS
11 6 (8.96%) Workflow
11 6 (8.96%) Migration

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 11 (16.42%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.93%) Apache
3 6 (8.96%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.96%) IIS
4 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.48%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.99%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.49%) CICS
6 1 (1.49%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.49%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.49%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.49%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.49%) Confluence
6 1 (1.49%) Lync
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.48%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.99%) MS Office
4 1 (1.49%) MS Project
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (7.46%) RMDS
2 2 (2.99%) Summit
3 1 (1.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) DNS
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.48%) DHCP
4 2 (2.99%) Wireless
4 2 (2.99%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) RIP
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.49%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) OSPF
5 1 (1.49%) BGP
5 1 (1.49%) 3G
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.49%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.46%) Data Mart
2 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 2 (2.99%) Big Data
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.99%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.49%) Ant
3 1 (1.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.49%) JIRA
3 1 (1.49%) Maven
3 1 (1.49%) Zephyr
General
1 18 (26.87%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Publishing
4 3 (4.48%) Back Office
4 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Front Office
6 1 (1.49%) Legal
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.49%) International Banking
6 1 (1.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.40%) J2EE
2 8 (11.94%) JSP
3 6 (8.96%) Spring
3 6 (8.96%) SAML
3 6 (8.96%) Middleware
3 6 (8.96%) JAAS
3 6 (8.96%) Servlets
3 6 (8.96%) Struts
4 5 (7.46%) Web Services
4 5 (7.46%) XML
4 5 (7.46%) Murex Flex
4 5 (7.46%) Murex MxML
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
5 3 (4.48%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) EJB
6 2 (2.99%) WSDL
7 1 (1.49%) JDBC
7 1 (1.49%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.49%) Apache CXF
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.43%) Derivative
2 7 (10.45%) Equity Derivative
3 5 (7.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.46%) Open Source
4 3 (4.48%) Replication
5 2 (2.99%) Celerra
5 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) Clustering
5 2 (2.99%) PMI
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
6 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.49%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.49%) PKI
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (25.37%) UNIX
2 16 (23.88%) Linux
3 9 (13.43%) Windows
4 5 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Solaris
6 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.49%) zOS
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.49%) CentOS
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) ITIL
2 7 (10.45%) Integration Testing
2 7 (10.45%) Analytics
3 6 (8.96%) Workflow
3 6 (8.96%) Migration
3 6 (8.96%) E-Commerce
4 5 (7.46%) Project Management
5 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
5 4 (5.97%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.48%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (4.48%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) Change Control
7 2 (2.99%) Data Analytics
7 2 (2.99%) Data Management
7 2 (2.99%) Systems Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 22 (32.84%) Java
2 9 (13.43%) SQL
3 5 (7.46%) VBA
4 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.99%) JCL
5 2 (2.99%) COBOL
6 1 (1.49%) Python
6 1 (1.49%) C#
6 1 (1.49%) AWK
6 1 (1.49%) Jython
6 1 (1.49%) Ruby
6 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.49%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) PMI Certification
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 2 (2.99%) MCITP
5 1 (1.49%) CISSP
5 1 (1.49%) PMP
5 1 (1.49%) MCSE
5 1 (1.49%) GIAC
5 1 (1.49%) CISA
5 1 (1.49%) CISM
5 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.49%) CGEIT
5 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.49%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.99%) vSphere
3 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.49%) NFS
4 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 5 (7.46%) YUM
1 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 2 (2.99%) OpenSSO
2 2 (2.99%) SCCM
2 2 (2.99%) Nagios
2 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.49%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.49%) SCOM
3 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.49%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.49%) XenMobile
3 1 (1.49%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Microsoft
2 11 (16.42%) Oracle
3 7 (10.45%) JBoss
3 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) NetApp
4 6 (8.96%) Reuters
5 5 (7.46%) Murex
5 5 (7.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.46%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) VMware
7 3 (4.48%) SAP
8 2 (2.99%) Netezza
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
8 2 (2.99%) Sun
8 2 (2.99%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) EMC
9 1 (1.49%) Avaya
9 1 (1.49%) Juniper
9 1 (1.49%) CA
9 1 (1.49%) MicroStrategy
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