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 7 July 2015 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 374 374 373
Rank change year-on-year
0 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 37 32 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 25 26
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £384 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £645 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
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
21019 21294 21982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.93% 92.93% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14704 14718 14923
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 385 471
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £12.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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 +3 11 £575 +35.29% 9
Canary Wharf - 5 £525 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 20 (26.67%) Windows
3 15 (20.00%) Linux
4 12 (16.00%) UNIX
4 12 (16.00%) Migration
4 12 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 12 (16.00%) Banking
5 11 (14.67%) Oracle
6 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
6 10 (13.33%) VMware
7 8 (10.67%) Information Security
7 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
7 8 (10.67%) IBM
7 8 (10.67%) SQL
7 8 (10.67%) XML
7 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (9.33%) Web Services
8 7 (9.33%) ITIL
8 7 (9.33%) LDAP
8 7 (9.33%) SAN
8 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (9.33%) Change Management
9 6 (8.00%) Firewall
9 6 (8.00%) Hitachi
9 6 (8.00%) Python
9 6 (8.00%) Retail
9 6 (8.00%) Degree
9 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 5 (6.67%) IIS
1 5 (6.67%) JBoss
1 5 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 5 (6.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 4 (5.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.67%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.67%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.33%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.33%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Front Arena
1 1 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.33%) SaaS
3 1 (1.33%) PaaS
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.33%) LDAP
1 7 (9.33%) SAN
2 6 (8.00%) Firewall
3 4 (5.33%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.00%) DNS
4 3 (4.00%) 3GPP
4 3 (4.00%) HTTP
5 2 (2.67%) DHCP
5 2 (2.67%) DMZ
5 2 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.67%) TETRA
5 2 (2.67%) LTE
5 2 (2.67%) 4G
6 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.33%) NAS
6 1 (1.33%) SSH
6 1 (1.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.33%) VLAN
6 1 (1.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.00%) MySQL
2 3 (4.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.33%) MS Access
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.67%) Subversion
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Redmine
General
1 26 (34.67%) Finance
2 12 (16.00%) Banking
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.67%) Marketing
4 2 (2.67%) French Language
4 2 (2.67%) German Language
4 2 (2.67%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.67%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.33%) Back Office
5 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) XML
2 7 (9.33%) Web Services
3 5 (6.67%) XML Schema
4 4 (5.33%) HTML
5 3 (4.00%) SOAP
5 3 (4.00%) XSD
6 2 (2.67%) .NET
6 2 (2.67%) SAML
6 2 (2.67%) JSON
7 1 (1.33%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (1.33%) Dojo
7 1 (1.33%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.33%) Drools
7 1 (1.33%) RESTful
7 1 (1.33%) HTML5
7 1 (1.33%) iOS SDK
7 1 (1.33%) Spring Integration
7 1 (1.33%) Middleware
7 1 (1.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.33%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.67%) LPAR
4 2 (2.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.33%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.33%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.33%) Equities
5 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.33%) PKI
5 1 (1.33%) SCADA
5 1 (1.33%) Celerra
5 1 (1.33%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.33%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.33%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 20 (26.67%) Windows
2 15 (20.00%) Linux
3 12 (16.00%) UNIX
4 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.00%) Android
8 3 (4.00%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.67%) Solaris
9 2 (2.67%) AIX
10 1 (1.33%) HPUX
10 1 (1.33%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.00%) Migration
1 12 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 8 (10.67%) Information Security
3 7 (9.33%) ITIL
3 7 (9.33%) Change Management
4 5 (6.67%) Process Management
4 5 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.67%) Content Management
4 5 (6.67%) Dependency Management
5 4 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (5.33%) Server Building
5 4 (5.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (4.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.00%) SIEM
7 2 (2.67%) Open Source
7 2 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.67%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (2.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (10.67%) SQL
2 6 (8.00%) Python
3 5 (6.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.67%) Java
4 4 (5.33%) Perl
4 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.00%) Ruby
6 2 (2.67%) VB
6 2 (2.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (1.33%) C++
7 1 (1.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Degree
2 4 (5.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.33%) MCITP
4 1 (1.33%) MCSE
4 1 (1.33%) CCNP
4 1 (1.33%) CCA
4 1 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.33%) ClearTrust
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.33%) SCCM
2 3 (4.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (4.00%) Puppet
3 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.67%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.67%) Control-M
4 1 (1.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.33%) WSUS
4 1 (1.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.33%) SCOM
4 1 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.33%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.33%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Oracle
2 10 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.33%) VMware
3 8 (10.67%) IBM
4 7 (9.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (8.00%) Hitachi
6 5 (6.67%) Symantec
6 5 (6.67%) Adobe
6 5 (6.67%) HP
7 4 (5.33%) Sun
7 4 (5.33%) Citrix
7 4 (5.33%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (4.00%) CA
8 3 (4.00%) Dell
8 3 (4.00%) EMC
8 3 (4.00%) Cisco
9 2 (2.67%) NetApp
10 1 (1.33%) Veritas
10 1 (1.33%) McAfee
10 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
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