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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 70 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.42% - 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% - 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Average daily rate
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£350 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 - £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 - £398
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 £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
Technical Specialist
South East

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
686 508 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.08% 96.39% 97.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 297 268
Average daily rate £400 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 34
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £25.00 £35.00
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 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 28 August 2015.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Oxford - 2 £338 -
Kidlington - 1 £450 -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (40.00%) PaaS
3 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) IaaS
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) PaaS
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Network Security
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft