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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 365 365 352
Rank change year-on-year
0 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 35 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.18% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 10
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£475 £465 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +4.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £373
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £362
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -8.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
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
19993 21057 19155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.65% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13823 14428 13062
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 401 395
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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 30 March 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 30 March 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +14 7 £400 -15.78% 6
Hammersmith - - - -
Romford - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 16 (26.67%) Windows
3 13 (21.67%) Linux
4 11 (18.33%) Oracle
5 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (13.33%) Java
7 8 (13.33%) Migration
8 7 (11.67%) Banking
8 7 (11.67%) SQL
9 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (10.00%) Degree
9 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
9 6 (10.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (10.00%) VMware
9 6 (10.00%) Information Security
10 5 (8.33%) UNIX
10 5 (8.33%) Symantec
10 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
10 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
11 4 (6.67%) Time Management
11 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
11 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (6.67%) HP
11 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
11 4 (6.67%) ITIL
11 4 (6.67%) SharePoint

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 6 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 2 (3.33%) iPlanet
5 1 (1.67%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.67%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Summit
2 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.67%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) LDAP
2 2 (3.33%) DHCP
2 2 (3.33%) HTTP
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) VLAN
3 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.00%) PowerMart
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Grunt
3 1 (1.67%) Bower
3 1 (1.67%) Introscope
3 1 (1.67%) Maven
3 1 (1.67%) Selenium
General
1 17 (28.33%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Billing
3 1 (1.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.67%) Back Office
3 1 (1.67%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.67%) Law
3 1 (1.67%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) HTML
1 3 (5.00%) XML
1 3 (5.00%) XML Schema
1 3 (5.00%) Middleware
1 3 (5.00%) HTML5
2 2 (3.33%) Spring
2 2 (3.33%) XSD
2 2 (3.33%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) OpenID
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.67%) J2EE
3 1 (1.67%) CSS
3 1 (1.67%) SOAP
3 1 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) Dojo
3 1 (1.67%) Spring MVC
3 1 (1.67%) Drools
3 1 (1.67%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.67%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.67%) Equities
3 3 (5.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (5.00%) SWIFT
4 2 (3.33%) iPhone
4 2 (3.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.67%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.67%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.67%) PKI
5 1 (1.67%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) SCADA
5 1 (1.67%) DataPower
5 1 (1.67%) Open Source
5 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.67%) Windows
2 13 (21.67%) Linux
3 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (8.33%) UNIX
4 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.33%) Android
7 2 (3.33%) AIX
8 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Migration
2 6 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (10.00%) Information Security
3 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (6.67%) ITIL
3 4 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (6.67%) Time Management
4 3 (5.00%) SIEM
4 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.33%) Change Management
5 2 (3.33%) CRM
5 2 (3.33%) DNA
5 2 (3.33%) Scrum
5 2 (3.33%) Systems Analysis
5 2 (3.33%) Business Analysis
5 2 (3.33%) Android Development
5 2 (3.33%) iOS Development
5 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
2 7 (11.67%) SQL
3 4 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 3 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.00%) Perl
5 1 (1.67%) Python
5 1 (1.67%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.67%) MCITP
5 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) ACF2
3 1 (1.67%) RACF
3 1 (1.67%) ClearTrust
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Control-M
1 3 (5.00%) CA Single Sign-On
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
1 3 (5.00%) Puppet
2 2 (3.33%) yum
3 1 (1.67%) HP SiteScope
3 1 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (1.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.67%) SCOM
3 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 11 (18.33%) Oracle
2 10 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.00%) VMware
4 5 (8.33%) Symantec
5 4 (6.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (6.67%) HP
6 3 (5.00%) Dell
6 3 (5.00%) Informatica
6 3 (5.00%) Sun
6 3 (5.00%) CA
6 3 (5.00%) MKS
6 3 (5.00%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (3.33%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.33%) NetApp
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) Citrix
8 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
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