The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 62 63 63
Rank change year-on-year
+1 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.14% 0.87% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.90% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £394
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Specialist
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
668 775 687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.89% 96.27% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 401 359
Average daily rate £360 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 33 42
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £18.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) SAS
2 1 (25.00%) ATM
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Project Management
2 1 (25.00%) CMMI
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Software Optimisation
2 1 (25.00%) SQL

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (25.00%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) CMMI
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) VMware