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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
England / London
Rank 387 396 402
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.091% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.095% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 16
Median daily rate £449 £375 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.80% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £235 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

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
18156 19919 19982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.94% 95.11% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 12986 14035 14204
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 315 348
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.56% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.57 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 -6 1 £461 -19.82%
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 15 (31.91%) Finance
1 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (23.40%) Windows
3 10 (21.28%) Cisco
3 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
3 10 (21.28%) F5
4 9 (19.15%) Palo Alto
4 9 (19.15%) Wireless
4 9 (19.15%) Web Services
4 9 (19.15%) SQL
4 9 (19.15%) WAN
5 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
5 8 (17.02%) Project Management
6 7 (14.89%) Marketing
6 7 (14.89%) CRM
6 7 (14.89%) HTML
6 7 (14.89%) Java
6 7 (14.89%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (14.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 7 (14.89%) Email Marketing
7 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
7 6 (12.77%) Legal
8 5 (10.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (10.64%) IPsec
8 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001

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 (4.26%) CMS
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.13%) Confluence
2 1 (2.13%) Drupal
2 1 (2.13%) IBM Notes
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.64%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.51%) Akamai
4 2 (4.26%) IaaS
4 2 (4.26%) PaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) WAN
1 9 (19.15%) Wireless
2 5 (10.64%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (10.64%) IPsec
2 5 (10.64%) Network Security
3 4 (8.51%) LAN
3 4 (8.51%) SMS
4 2 (4.26%) Software-Defined Networking
5 1 (2.13%) BGP
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.13%) DHCP
5 1 (2.13%) OSPF
5 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.02%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.51%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.13%) HBase
3 1 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.13%) Power BI
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Maven
1 2 (4.26%) Mockito
1 2 (4.26%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) JMeter
2 1 (2.13%) LoadRunner
2 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (31.91%) Finance
2 10 (21.28%) Banking
3 7 (14.89%) Marketing
4 6 (12.77%) Legal
5 2 (4.26%) Investment Banking
6 1 (2.13%) Advertising
6 1 (2.13%) Law
6 1 (2.13%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 7 (14.89%) HTML
3 4 (8.51%) XML
4 2 (4.26%) CSS
4 2 (4.26%) REST
4 2 (4.26%) Spring
5 1 (2.13%) Matplotlib
5 1 (2.13%) Middleware
5 1 (2.13%) NumPy
5 1 (2.13%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.91%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
3 5 (10.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (2.13%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.13%) Replication
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 11 (23.40%) Windows
2 6 (12.77%) Windows Server
3 5 (10.64%) Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.13%) Unix
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Project Management
2 7 (14.89%) CRM
2 7 (14.89%) Email Marketing
3 6 (12.77%) E-Commerce
3 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
4 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.64%) Data Architecture
4 5 (10.64%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.64%) Product Management
4 5 (10.64%) Server Virtualisation
4 5 (10.64%) TOGAF
5 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Network Design
5 4 (8.51%) Process Improvement
5 4 (8.51%) Time Management
5 4 (8.51%) Workflow
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL
6 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.26%) Change Management
7 2 (4.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 7 (14.89%) Java
3 5 (10.64%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.51%) T-SQL
5 2 (4.26%) C++
5 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.26%) Python
5 2 (4.26%) VBScript
6 1 (2.13%) C
6 1 (2.13%) COBOL
6 1 (2.13%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 1 (2.13%) Groovy
6 1 (2.13%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) CCDP
2 1 (2.13%) CCIE
2 1 (2.13%) CCNP
2 1 (2.13%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.13%) Degree
2 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (10.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (8.51%) PCI DSS
3 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.13%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) SCOM
2 2 (4.26%) WSUS
3 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Cisco
1 10 (21.28%) F5
2 9 (19.15%) Palo Alto
3 7 (14.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 7 (14.89%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 5 (10.64%) Juniper
6 4 (8.51%) Meraki
6 4 (8.51%) VMware
7 1 (2.13%) Adobe
7 1 (2.13%) Apple
7 1 (2.13%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.13%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.13%) DoubleClick
7 1 (2.13%) Lotus
7 1 (2.13%) Micro Focus
7 1 (2.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.13%) Radianz
7 1 (2.13%) Reuters
7 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds