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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 85 84 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.079% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.085% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£220 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-53.68% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.09%
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
1432 1171 873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.21% 93.08% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 611 414
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £198 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 62 76
Average hourly rate £13.87 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.51% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.00 £82.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) SLA
3 4 (33.33%) IIS
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) LDAP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) Network Design
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) Network Management
4 2 (16.67%) FCoE
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
4 2 (16.67%) Finance
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) CCIE
4 2 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LDAP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) SNMP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) BGP
2 2 (16.67%) EIGRP
2 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (16.67%) FCoE
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (8.33%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) UNIX
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Network Design
2 2 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (8.33%) OO
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (16.67%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco
1 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) VMware
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