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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 63 58 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.91% 0.54% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.60% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £500 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £140.00
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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
728 672 482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.67% 91.06% 93.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 363 188
Average daily rate £365 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 42 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £17.60 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 2015, 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) ATM
3 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
3 8 (61.54%) Tivoli
3 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
4 7 (53.85%) Build Automation
4 7 (53.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 7 (53.85%) VB
5 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (30.77%) Finance
5 4 (30.77%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
5 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
5 4 (30.77%) XenApp
5 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
6 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
6 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (23.08%) XenMobile
6 3 (23.08%) User Experience
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) ATM
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) User Experience
2 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows XP
2 8 (61.54%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.69%) MVS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) UNIX
4 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 8 (61.54%) Software Testing
3 7 (53.85%) Build Automation
4 3 (23.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (23.08%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (15.38%) Change Management
5 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) VB
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) VCAP
2 1 (7.69%) CCIA
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (7.69%) MCTS
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
2 1 (7.69%) CCA
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCEA
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) CCNP
2 1 (7.69%) CCNA
2 1 (7.69%) MCP
2 1 (7.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
1 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
1 4 (30.77%) XenApp
1 4 (30.77%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) Tivoli
2 7 (53.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (23.08%) XenMobile
4 1 (7.69%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
1 4 (30.77%) VMware
1 4 (30.77%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco