The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Manchester region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 95 93 84
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.11% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £508 £220 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+130.68% -53.68%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%
Technical Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1700 1461 1239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.18% 95.68% 96.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1004 859 656
Median daily rate £375 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 63 63
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.87 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.27% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £23.00 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Manchester region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Manchester region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Manchester region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 Manchester region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) VXML
2 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
2 2 (33.33%) IVR
2 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (33.33%) JAXB
2 2 (33.33%) EJB
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) XML
2 2 (33.33%) XSLT
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) OO
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (16.67%) OS/2
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleCode
3 1 (16.67%) SQR
3 1 (16.67%) Middleware
3 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Maven

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Maven
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) EJB
1 2 (33.33%) Hibernate
1 2 (33.33%) J2EE
1 2 (33.33%) JAXB
1 2 (33.33%) VXML
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) XML
1 2 (33.33%) XSLT
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) AIX
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Change Management
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) OO
1 1 (16.67%) Open Source
1 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleCode
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQR
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (16.67%) PeopleSoft