The table below looks at the statistics for the Implementation Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Implementation Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Implementation Specialist
Rank 599 554 571
Rank change year-on-year
-45 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Implementation Specialist 14 30 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.058% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.062% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 19
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£325 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £300 £338
% change year-on-year
-21.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Implementation Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Implementation Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Implementation Specialist within the UK.

Implementation Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Implementation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Implementation Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Implementation Specialist within the UK.

Implementation Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Implementation Specialist
Top 28 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Implementation Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014. 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
England -46 13 £325 +8.33% 4
London -7 9 £363 +54.36% 1
South West - 3 £235 -
South East -12 1 £400 -11.11% 1
Scotland -20 1 - - 1
Hampshire - 1 £400 -
Somerset - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Dronfield - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Fareham - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockton-on-Tees - - - -
Taunton - - - -
Wokingham - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Durham - - - -
Essex - - - -
East of England - - - -

Implementation Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Implementation 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 Implementation Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris
2 3 (16.67%) ERP
2 3 (16.67%) NHS
2 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (16.67%) BT
2 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
3 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.11%) Brocade
3 2 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
3 2 (11.11%) SRDF
3 2 (11.11%) Replication
3 2 (11.11%) CLARiiON
3 2 (11.11%) Connectrix
3 2 (11.11%) EMC Centera
3 2 (11.11%) EMC TimeFinder
3 2 (11.11%) EMC Navisphere
3 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 2 (11.11%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) Veritas
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Java

Implementation Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Implementation 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 Implementation Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (5.56%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (5.56%) SiteCatalyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Connectrix
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) CLARiiON
2 2 (11.11%) EMC Centera
2 2 (11.11%) Symmetrix DMX
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Solaris
3 2 (11.11%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ERP
2 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Logistics
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Resource Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Business Process Mapping
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) Java
1 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) EMC TimeFinder
1 2 (11.11%) EMC Navisphere
1 2 (11.11%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (16.67%) BT
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) IBM
2 2 (11.11%) EMC
2 2 (11.11%) NetApp
2 2 (11.11%) Veritas
2 2 (11.11%) Brocade
3 1 (5.56%) JD Edwards
3 1 (5.56%) Epicor
3 1 (5.56%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Kronos
3 1 (5.56%) Northgate
3 1 (5.56%) Omniture
3 1 (5.56%) DoubleClick