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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank - - 38
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East - - 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category - - 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate
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- - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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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 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
980 557 342
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 90.24% 93.30% 90.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 334 153
Average daily rate £415 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 42 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.61 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -19.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.50 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.09 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 September 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%) AIX
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
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
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%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) Perl
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (66.67%) WebLogic
1 2 (66.67%) JBoss
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (33.33%) FileNet
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Workflow
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (33.33%) dBASE
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (66.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (33.33%) DataPower
2 1 (33.33%) FlexPod
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%) Change Control
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) Workflow
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
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%) Informatica
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Axway
3 1 (33.33%) Sun