The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 61 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.39% 0.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£342 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.83% -
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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
718 554 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.65% 93.90% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 341 120
Average daily rate £370 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £224 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 18 28
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.39 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £33.50 £32.50
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 the North East

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -5 2 £283 -5.66%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) JBoss
2 2 (66.67%) Siebel
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Axway
2 2 (66.67%) Software Packaging
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) FileNet
3 1 (33.33%) Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Windows

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (33.33%) FileNet
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) dBASE
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Software Packaging
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) AIX
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Siebel
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) Axway
2 2 (66.67%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 1 (33.33%) Sun