The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Technical 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 Senior Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Technical Specialist
Rank 579 538 583
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.013% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.014% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Average daily rate £475 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.49% -0.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £398 £400
% change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Senior Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Senior Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -83 7 £475 +20.25% 2
London -19 5 £475 -
South East -13 1 £350 -
Yorkshire -20 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Weybridge - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - -

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 6 (75.00%) Finance
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 5 (62.50%) Murex
2 5 (62.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
2 5 (62.50%) Publishing
2 5 (62.50%) Workflow
2 5 (62.50%) Data Mart
2 5 (62.50%) Murex Flex
2 5 (62.50%) Murex MxML
2 5 (62.50%) Analytics
3 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
3 3 (37.50%) VBA
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
4 2 (25.00%) Summit
5 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
5 1 (12.50%) CCSE
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) AIX
5 1 (12.50%) Misys
5 1 (12.50%) Intel
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (12.50%) AS400

Senior Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Applications
1 3 (37.50%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Data Mart
General
1 6 (75.00%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Publishing
3 3 (37.50%) Back Office
4 2 (25.00%) Banking
4 2 (25.00%) Front Office
5 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) Murex Flex
1 5 (62.50%) Murex MxML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (12.50%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) UNIX
2 1 (12.50%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) E-Commerce
1 5 (62.50%) Workflow
1 5 (62.50%) Analytics
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCSE
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) CCNP
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Murex
2 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
2 1 (12.50%) Misys
2 1 (12.50%) Intel
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) F5