The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
England / North West
Rank 129 153 128
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 10 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.38% 0.13% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.14% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 5
Median daily rate £550 £388 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.75% -0.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £378 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £398 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2488 3584 3228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.78% 94.89% 94.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 2127 1747
Median daily rate £375 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 194 203
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 7 £550 -
Lancashire +15 3 £510 +36.00%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
3 12 (46.15%) SANS
3 12 (46.15%) LAN
3 12 (46.15%) VoIP
3 12 (46.15%) WAN
3 12 (46.15%) CISSP
3 12 (46.15%) Unix
3 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 12 (46.15%) SSCP
4 11 (42.31%) Firewall
4 11 (42.31%) Apple
4 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 11 (42.31%) Patch Management
5 10 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
6 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (26.92%) IBM
8 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
9 6 (23.08%) Splunk
10 5 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
10 5 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
10 5 (19.23%) QRadar
10 5 (19.23%) Oracle
10 5 (19.23%) Information Security
11 4 (15.38%) PKI
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) Jetty
2 1 (3.85%) Mongrel
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 12 (46.15%) LAN
2 12 (46.15%) VoIP
2 12 (46.15%) WAN
3 11 (42.31%) Firewall
3 11 (42.31%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) DNS
4 2 (7.69%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) FTP
5 1 (3.85%) IPsec
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) SNMP
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.85%) Subversion
2 1 (3.85%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.85%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
2 1 (3.85%) Middleware
2 1 (3.85%) Servlets
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Security Operations Centre
2 4 (15.38%) PKI
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 2 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
5 1 (3.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Unix
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) AIX
3 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.85%) Solaris
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) Patch Management
1 11 (42.31%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 10 (38.46%) Vulnerability Management
3 9 (34.62%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (30.77%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (26.92%) Security Operations
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
7 3 (11.54%) Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) Case Management
7 3 (11.54%) Data Analytics
7 3 (11.54%) PRINCE2
7 3 (11.54%) Privileged Access Management
7 3 (11.54%) Security Monitoring
7 3 (11.54%) SIEM
8 2 (7.69%) DevOps
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL
8 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE
8 2 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
9 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Jython
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) CISSP
2 12 (46.15%) SANS
2 12 (46.15%) SC Cleared
2 12 (46.15%) SSCP
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) QRadar
2 3 (11.54%) Nessus
2 3 (11.54%) Nexpose
2 3 (11.54%) Nmap
3 2 (7.69%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Apple
2 7 (26.92%) IBM
3 6 (23.08%) Splunk
4 5 (19.23%) Oracle
5 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) ArcSight
6 3 (11.54%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Intel
6 3 (11.54%) Intel Security
6 3 (11.54%) LogRhythm
6 3 (11.54%) NetWitness
6 3 (11.54%) Qualys
6 3 (11.54%) Snow
6 3 (11.54%) VMware
7 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.85%) Google
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Red Hat