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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 417 395 420
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 26 44 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.19% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 17
Median daily rate £353 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £291 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £505 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.87 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -
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
21633 22222 23362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 94.99% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 15369 15688 16222
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 279 347 444
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +13 4 £475 +46.15%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (29.09%) Windows
2 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.36%) Project Management
5 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
5 8 (14.55%) HTML
6 7 (12.73%) Linux
6 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
6 7 (12.73%) CRM
6 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
6 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (12.73%) BMC
6 7 (12.73%) Remedy
6 7 (12.73%) Firewall
6 7 (12.73%) Marketing
6 7 (12.73%) Remedy ITSM
6 7 (12.73%) Email Marketing
6 7 (12.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
7 6 (10.91%) SCCM
7 6 (10.91%) Service Management
7 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.91%) DNS
8 5 (9.09%) XML
8 5 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.09%) VMware

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 (3.64%) CMS
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.82%) Drupal
2 1 (1.82%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.82%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (12.73%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.73%) Firewall
2 6 (10.91%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) DHCP
3 4 (7.27%) SMS
4 2 (3.64%) LDAP
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
4 2 (3.64%) Network Security
4 2 (3.64%) SAN
4 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.82%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.82%) VoIP
5 1 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (1.82%) WAAS
5 1 (1.82%) WebEx
5 1 (1.82%) Wireless
5 1 (1.82%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.27%) Data Mining
3 3 (5.45%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.82%) Power BI
4 1 (1.82%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) JMeter
1 1 (1.82%) LoadRunner
1 1 (1.82%) Selenium
1 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.82%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (20.00%) Banking
1 11 (20.00%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Marketing
3 2 (3.64%) Advertising
3 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.64%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Back Office
4 1 (1.82%) Billing
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.55%) HTML
2 5 (9.09%) XML
3 4 (7.27%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) CSS
4 2 (3.64%) OAuth
4 2 (3.64%) REST
4 2 (3.64%) RESTful
4 2 (3.64%) SOAP
4 2 (3.64%) Spring Security
5 1 (1.82%) .NET
5 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.82%) OpenID
5 1 (1.82%) SAML
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.64%) CMDB
3 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.64%) IBM XIV
3 2 (3.64%) Statistics
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.82%) Biometrics
4 1 (1.82%) Blog
4 1 (1.82%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.82%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 16 (29.09%) Windows
2 10 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 7 (12.73%) Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.27%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.64%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Android
7 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.36%) Project Management
2 7 (12.73%) CRM
2 7 (12.73%) E-Commerce
2 7 (12.73%) Email Marketing
3 6 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.91%) Service Management
4 5 (9.09%) Data Architecture
4 5 (9.09%) ITIL
4 5 (9.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 4 (7.27%) Change Management
5 4 (7.27%) ITSM
6 3 (5.45%) Investment Management
6 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
6 3 (5.45%) Open Source
6 3 (5.45%) Operations Management
6 3 (5.45%) Scrum
6 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 3 (5.45%) Workflow
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps
7 2 (3.64%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.27%) Java
3 4 (7.27%) Perl
3 4 (7.27%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.27%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.45%) VBScript
5 2 (3.64%) C#
5 2 (3.64%) Groovy
5 2 (3.64%) PHP
5 2 (3.64%) VB
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (1.82%) Python
6 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) MCSA
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) Sun Certification
2 2 (3.64%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.82%) CIPD
3 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.64%) KVM
3 2 (3.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.64%) vSphere
4 1 (1.82%) ACF2
4 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
4 1 (1.82%) RACF
4 1 (1.82%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.82%) Snort
4 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 3 (5.45%) WSUS
3 1 (1.82%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.82%) OSSEC
3 1 (1.82%) zSecure
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.73%) BMC
2 7 (12.73%) Remedy
2 7 (12.73%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 7 (12.73%) Salesforce.com
3 5 (9.09%) VMware
4 4 (7.27%) Cisco
4 4 (7.27%) Google
4 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.45%) F5
5 3 (5.45%) IBM
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 2 (3.64%) Charles River
6 2 (3.64%) Dell
6 2 (3.64%) HP
6 2 (3.64%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) TOWER Software
6 2 (3.64%) Veritas
7 1 (1.82%) FireEye
7 1 (1.82%) Palo Alto