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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 393 389 377
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 25 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 32
Median daily rate £463 £463 £459
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £278 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £575 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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
20640 21725 21929
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.90% 94.58% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 15039 15000 15432
Median daily rate £463 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 406 397
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.01 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.35% +8.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 May 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 May 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 8 £463 -11.90% 2
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 8 (15.69%) Linux
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (13.73%) BMC
3 7 (13.73%) Remedy
3 7 (13.73%) Finance
3 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 7 (13.73%) Remedy ITSM
4 6 (11.76%) SAN
4 6 (11.76%) Firewall
4 6 (11.76%) DNS
4 6 (11.76%) Java
5 5 (9.80%) Perl
5 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.80%) ITSM
5 5 (9.80%) Retail
5 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
6 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 4 (7.84%) Banking
6 4 (7.84%) Fixed Income
6 4 (7.84%) Equities
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco

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 (3.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (3.92%) Workday HCM
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Office 365
1 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.76%) DNS
1 6 (11.76%) Firewall
1 6 (11.76%) SAN
2 4 (7.84%) DHCP
3 2 (3.92%) LDAP
3 2 (3.92%) NAS
3 2 (3.92%) Network Security
3 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 1 (1.96%) BGP
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (1.96%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.96%) FCoE
4 1 (1.96%) HTTP
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) LAN
4 1 (1.96%) OSPF
4 1 (1.96%) VPN
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless
4 1 (1.96%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.88%) QlikView
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.92%) Big Data
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.92%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.96%) IBM BigInsights
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Maven
1 1 (1.96%) Rational Functional Tester
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (13.73%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
3 4 (7.84%) Banking
4 3 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Billing
5 1 (1.96%) Electronics
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) .NET
1 1 (1.96%) HTML
1 1 (1.96%) HTML5
1 1 (1.96%) OAuth
1 1 (1.96%) OAuth2
1 1 (1.96%) OpenID
1 1 (1.96%) REST
1 1 (1.96%) RESTful
1 1 (1.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Equities
1 4 (7.84%) Fixed Income
2 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.88%) Derivative
2 3 (5.88%) FMCG
3 2 (3.92%) CMDB
3 2 (3.92%) IBM XIV
3 2 (3.92%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Statistics
3 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.96%) Blog
4 1 (1.96%) BYOD
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) RIA
4 1 (1.96%) User Experience
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (15.69%) Linux
1 8 (15.69%) Windows
2 4 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
3 2 (3.92%) AIX
3 2 (3.92%) Android
3 2 (3.92%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.92%) Solaris
3 2 (3.92%) Unix
4 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 5 (9.80%) ITSM
2 5 (9.80%) Mentoring
2 5 (9.80%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (7.84%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.88%) Analytics
4 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.88%) Migration
4 3 (5.88%) Operations Management
4 3 (5.88%) Project Management
4 3 (5.88%) Service Management
4 3 (5.88%) Workflow
5 2 (3.92%) Change Management
5 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.92%) ETL
5 2 (3.92%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.92%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) Perl
3 3 (5.88%) PHP
3 3 (5.88%) SQL
4 2 (3.92%) C#
4 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.96%) C
5 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.96%) Python
5 1 (1.96%) VB
5 1 (1.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.88%) CCA
2 3 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (3.92%) MCSA
3 2 (3.92%) Sun Certification
3 2 (3.92%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.96%) LPIC
4 1 (1.96%) MCITP
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.88%) KVM
3 3 (5.88%) XenApp
4 2 (3.92%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (3.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.96%) RHEV
5 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) AppDNA
2 2 (3.92%) Nagios
2 2 (3.92%) Puppet
2 2 (3.92%) SCOM
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.96%) Control-M
3 1 (1.96%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.96%) Opsview
3 1 (1.96%) SCCM
3 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) BMC
2 7 (13.73%) Remedy
2 7 (13.73%) VMware
3 5 (9.80%) HP
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
4 4 (7.84%) Citrix
4 4 (7.84%) Oracle
5 3 (5.88%) Cognos
5 3 (5.88%) Dell
5 3 (5.88%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Informatica
5 3 (5.88%) Teradata
6 2 (3.92%) Charles River
6 2 (3.92%) F5
6 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.92%) TOWER Software
6 2 (3.92%) Veritas
7 1 (1.96%) Aruba