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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 376 395 359
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 37 25 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.10% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 37
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £495 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -2.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
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 +12 6 £575 +12.19% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £525 -
Docklands, London -7 1 £425 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 17 (23.94%) Windows
3 15 (21.13%) UNIX
4 14 (19.72%) Banking
5 13 (18.31%) Oracle
6 12 (16.90%) Linux
7 11 (15.49%) ITIL
7 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
7 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
8 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
8 10 (14.08%) Migration
8 10 (14.08%) SAN
9 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (12.68%) Web Services
9 9 (12.68%) XML
10 8 (11.27%) Change Management
10 8 (11.27%) IBM
11 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
11 7 (9.86%) VMware
12 6 (8.45%) Information Security
12 6 (8.45%) Firewall
12 6 (8.45%) Hitachi
12 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.45%) SQL
12 6 (8.45%) SLA
12 6 (8.45%) Python
12 6 (8.45%) LDAP
12 6 (8.45%) Retail
12 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
13 5 (7.04%) Asset Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (7.04%) JBoss
1 5 (7.04%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (4.23%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.82%) Lync
3 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 2 (2.82%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) CMS
4 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.41%) Apache
4 1 (1.41%) Node.js
4 1 (1.41%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Agresso
1 2 (2.82%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.41%) Summit
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.41%) PaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Office 365
3 1 (1.41%) IaaS
3 1 (1.41%) Veeva
3 1 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.08%) SAN
2 6 (8.45%) Firewall
2 6 (8.45%) LDAP
3 4 (5.63%) Kerberos
4 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.23%) DNS
4 3 (4.23%) LAN
4 3 (4.23%) 3GPP
4 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 2 (2.82%) HTTP
5 2 (2.82%) SSL
5 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.82%) TETRA
5 2 (2.82%) DMZ
5 2 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.82%) LTE
5 2 (2.82%) 4G
6 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.41%) Skype
6 1 (1.41%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.23%) MySQL
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.41%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.82%) Subversion
3 1 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.41%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) GDB
3 1 (1.41%) Redmine
3 1 (1.41%) Gradle
3 1 (1.41%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.41%) JUnit
General
1 22 (30.99%) Finance
2 14 (19.72%) Banking
3 6 (8.45%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 2 (2.82%) French Language
4 2 (2.82%) German Language
4 2 (2.82%) Italian Language
4 2 (2.82%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.41%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.68%) Web Services
1 9 (12.68%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) XML Schema
3 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 3 (4.23%) XSD
4 3 (4.23%) TIBCO EMS
4 3 (4.23%) SOAP
5 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.82%) JSON
5 2 (2.82%) .NET
5 2 (2.82%) SAML
5 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 1 (1.41%) CORBA
6 1 (1.41%) JMS
6 1 (1.41%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (1.41%) jQuery
6 1 (1.41%) HTML5
6 1 (1.41%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.04%) LPAR
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.82%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.82%) Clustering
5 2 (2.82%) Tandem
5 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) BYOD
5 2 (2.82%) iSeries
5 2 (2.82%) User Experience
6 1 (1.41%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.41%) Symmetrix DMX
6 1 (1.41%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.41%) CMDB
6 1 (1.41%) Celerra
6 1 (1.41%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 17 (23.94%) Windows
2 15 (21.13%) UNIX
3 12 (16.90%) Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Android
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
4 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.82%) OpenVMS
5 2 (2.82%) zOS
5 2 (2.82%) Solaris
6 1 (1.41%) AIX
6 1 (1.41%) HPUX
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.41%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.49%) ITIL
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 8 (11.27%) Change Management
5 6 (8.45%) Information Security
6 5 (7.04%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.04%) Content Management
6 5 (7.04%) Process Management
6 5 (7.04%) Dependency Management
7 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.23%) CRM
8 3 (4.23%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (4.23%) Process Improvement
8 3 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (4.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (4.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 3 (4.23%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.45%) Python
1 6 (8.45%) SQL
2 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.04%) Perl
2 5 (7.04%) Java
3 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
4 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
4 3 (4.23%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) VB
5 2 (2.82%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.41%) VBA
6 1 (1.41%) Korn
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 4 (5.63%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.41%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.41%) LPIC
4 1 (1.41%) MCITP
4 1 (1.41%) MCSE
4 1 (1.41%) CCNP
4 1 (1.41%) CCA
4 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.45%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (2.82%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.41%) XenApp
4 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.41%) vSphere
4 1 (1.41%) KVM
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) SCCM
2 3 (4.23%) Puppet
3 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (2.82%) Rundeck
3 2 (2.82%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.82%) Control-M
3 2 (2.82%) TIBCO Hawk
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
4 1 (1.41%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.41%) SCOM
4 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.41%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 13 (18.31%) Oracle
2 10 (14.08%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.27%) IBM
4 7 (9.86%) Red Hat
4 7 (9.86%) VMware
5 6 (8.45%) Hitachi
6 5 (7.04%) Adobe
7 4 (5.63%) EMC
8 3 (4.23%) Citrix
8 3 (4.23%) TIBCO
8 3 (4.23%) HP
8 3 (4.23%) Cisco
8 3 (4.23%) F5
8 3 (4.23%) MobileIron
9 2 (2.82%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (2.82%) Varonis
9 2 (2.82%) McAfee
9 2 (2.82%) ArcSight
9 2 (2.82%) Qualys
9 2 (2.82%) Blue Coat
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