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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 85 100 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 15 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.91% 0.15% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.97% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Median daily rate £480 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £353
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.55% +21.25%
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
1548 1826 1404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.79% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1022 1029 859
Median daily rate £400 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 70 67
Median hourly rate £14.75 £17.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £22.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Salford - 8 £450 -
Stockport - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) VPN
3 9 (56.25%) LAN
3 9 (56.25%) VoIP
3 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 9 (56.25%) Apple
3 9 (56.25%) CISSP
3 9 (56.25%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 9 (56.25%) SSCP
3 9 (56.25%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (56.25%) Patch Management
3 9 (56.25%) SANS
4 7 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (25.00%) ELK Stack
7 4 (25.00%) QRadar
7 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
7 4 (25.00%) Splunk
8 3 (18.75%) Qualys
8 3 (18.75%) Nmap
8 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
8 3 (18.75%) Nessus
8 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
8 3 (18.75%) Analytics

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 1 (6.25%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 9 (56.25%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) LAN
2 9 (56.25%) VoIP
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
2 9 (56.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) SMTP
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) ELK Stack
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 2 (12.50%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Linux
2 10 (62.50%) Unix
3 9 (56.25%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Patch Management
1 9 (56.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 9 (56.25%) Vulnerability Management
2 7 (43.75%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (31.25%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (25.00%) Security Operations
5 3 (18.75%) Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) Case Management
5 3 (18.75%) Data Analytics
5 3 (18.75%) PRINCE2
6 2 (12.50%) Information Security
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL
6 2 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
6 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
7 1 (6.25%) DevOps
7 1 (6.25%) Kanban
7 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
7 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (6.25%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) Jython
1 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (56.25%) CISSP
1 9 (56.25%) SANS
1 9 (56.25%) SSCP
2 6 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 6 (37.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) QRadar
2 3 (18.75%) Nessus
2 3 (18.75%) Nexpose
2 3 (18.75%) Nmap
3 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Apple
2 4 (25.00%) Splunk
3 3 (18.75%) ArcSight
3 3 (18.75%) Intel
3 3 (18.75%) Intel Security
3 3 (18.75%) NetWitness
3 3 (18.75%) Qualys
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (6.25%) Atlassian
5 1 (6.25%) Kofax
5 1 (6.25%) LogRhythm
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) VMware