The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 2 October 2014 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 87 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.073% 0.085% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.091% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
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£363 - £170
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
+73.61% -
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
1286 1096 1294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.73% 93.12% 91.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 559 636
Average daily rate £330 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 80 101
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.00 £28.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 2 October 2014. 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
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Vacancies
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Technical Specialist
North West

Technical Specialist
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
1 2 (66.67%) Sourcefire
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) QA
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) CORE IMPACT
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Finance

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Intrusion Detection
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) PKI
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Identity Management
1 2 (66.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (66.67%) Information Security
1 2 (66.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (66.67%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Incident Management
1 2 (66.67%) Security Testing
1 2 (66.67%) SIEM
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) CORE IMPACT
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) CheckPoint
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) Sophos
1 2 (66.67%) Sourcefire
1 2 (66.67%) IronPort