The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 58 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.02% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £362
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
- -36.84%
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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 Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
642 450 413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 93.31% 96.15% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 220 206
Average daily rate £375 £325 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £140 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 50 49
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £10.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.60 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Technical Specialist
Top 21 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (57.14%) CRM
3 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (42.86%) Identity Management
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (14.29%) Lync

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) Lync
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft Azure
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) CRM
1 4 (57.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec