The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 64 - 69
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% - 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% - 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £494 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £362 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.09% -48.50%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
833 492 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.66% 93.36% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 277 337
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 62
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.52 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Specialist
Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) HP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Ant
4 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (25.00%) OPNET
4 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) OpenView
4 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
4 2 (25.00%) Dojo
4 2 (25.00%) SCCM
4 2 (25.00%) Retail
4 2 (25.00%) Subversion
4 2 (25.00%) HP NNM
4 2 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (25.00%) Node.js
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) iSCSI
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Ant
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
1 2 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (25.00%) Grunt
1 2 (25.00%) Yeoman
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (25.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) Dojo
1 2 (25.00%) RESTful
1 2 (25.00%) Worklight
1 2 (25.00%) Apache Cordova
1 2 (25.00%) MEAP
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
2 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 1 (12.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) AIX
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Postfix
2 1 (12.50%) Sendmail
2 1 (12.50%) Squid
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) OpenView
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) HP NNM
1 2 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (25.00%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) HP
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) OPNET
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Lumension
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat