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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 410 402 397
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 22 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.099% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 19
Median daily rate £519 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.19% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £420 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £641 £643 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +128.57%
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
21060 22365 21816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.04% 94.77% 95.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15089 15697 14981
Median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.24% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 374 411
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £40.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +42 4 £475 -17.39% 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Finance
3 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
4 8 (14.04%) Linux
4 8 (14.04%) ITIL
5 7 (12.28%) Java
5 7 (12.28%) DNS
5 7 (12.28%) BMC
5 7 (12.28%) VMware
5 7 (12.28%) Firewall
5 7 (12.28%) Remedy
5 7 (12.28%) Remedy ITSM
6 6 (10.53%) Service Management
6 6 (10.53%) Retail
6 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
7 5 (8.77%) ITSM
7 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.77%) Cisco
7 5 (8.77%) Citrix
7 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
7 5 (8.77%) DHCP
7 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
7 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.02%) Google
8 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.51%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.75%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) DNS
1 7 (12.28%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) DHCP
3 4 (7.02%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) LDAP
4 2 (3.51%) NAS
4 2 (3.51%) Network Security
4 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.51%) WAN
4 2 (3.51%) Wireless
5 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.75%) LAN
5 1 (1.75%) WAAS
5 1 (1.75%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.75%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
2 3 (5.26%) QlikView
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) Big Data
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.75%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.75%) JIRA
1 1 (1.75%) Maven
1 1 (1.75%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (17.54%) Finance
2 9 (15.79%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Retail
4 5 (8.77%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
6 1 (1.75%) Advertising
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) OAuth
1 2 (3.51%) REST
1 2 (3.51%) RESTful
1 2 (3.51%) SOAP
1 2 (3.51%) Spring Security
2 1 (1.75%) .NET
2 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.75%) HTML
2 1 (1.75%) HTML5
2 1 (1.75%) JSON
2 1 (1.75%) Middleware
2 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
2 1 (1.75%) OpenID
2 1 (1.75%) SAML
2 1 (1.75%) Spring
2 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.02%) Equities
1 4 (7.02%) Fixed Income
2 3 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) Derivative
2 3 (5.26%) FMCG
2 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) CMDB
3 2 (3.51%) IBM XIV
3 2 (3.51%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.75%) Blog
4 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.75%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.75%) PKI
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) RIA
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (19.30%) Windows
2 8 (14.04%) Linux
3 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (7.02%) Unix
5 2 (3.51%) AIX
5 2 (3.51%) Android
5 2 (3.51%) Apple iOS
5 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (10.53%) Mentoring
2 6 (10.53%) Service Management
3 5 (8.77%) ITSM
3 5 (8.77%) Performance Tuning
3 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (7.02%) Project Management
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) Change Management
5 3 (5.26%) Investment Management
5 3 (5.26%) Open Source
5 3 (5.26%) Operations Management
5 3 (5.26%) Scrum
6 2 (3.51%) Analytics
6 2 (3.51%) DevOps
6 2 (3.51%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.51%) Pay per click
6 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
6 2 (3.51%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) Java
2 4 (7.02%) Perl
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
4 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) Groovy
5 1 (1.75%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.26%) CCA
2 3 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
3 2 (3.51%) MCSA
3 2 (3.51%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.75%) CIPD
4 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.75%) LPIC
4 1 (1.75%) MCITP
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) XenApp
4 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) KVM
4 2 (3.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.51%) vSphere
5 1 (1.75%) ACF2
5 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Docker
5 1 (1.75%) RACF
5 1 (1.75%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.75%) Snort
5 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) AppDNA
2 1 (1.75%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.75%) Nagios
2 1 (1.75%) Opsview
2 1 (1.75%) OSSEC
2 1 (1.75%) Puppet
2 1 (1.75%) SCCM
2 1 (1.75%) SCOM
2 1 (1.75%) WSUS
2 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
2 1 (1.75%) zSecure
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.28%) BMC
2 7 (12.28%) Remedy
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) Cisco
3 5 (8.77%) Citrix
3 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) Google
4 4 (7.02%) HP
4 4 (7.02%) IBM
4 4 (7.02%) Teradata
5 3 (5.26%) Cognos
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) F5
5 3 (5.26%) Informatica
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) Charles River
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) TOWER Software
6 2 (3.51%) Veritas
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