The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Senior Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Senior Technical Specialist
Rank 643 642 626
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.004% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £300 £423 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.07% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
51265 53978 50296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33271 34120 30516
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1545 2017 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Senior Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Senior Technical Specialist in the job title.

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
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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -25 1 £300 -29.07% 2
Durham - 1 £300 -
North East - 1 £300 -

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Senior 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 featuring Senior Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) Fixed Income
1 3 (75.00%) Derivative
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
1 3 (75.00%) AppDNA
1 3 (75.00%) Equities
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) CCA
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) LAMP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
2 1 (25.00%) MariaDB
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 1 (25.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MariaDB
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 3 (75.00%) Banking
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
1 3 (75.00%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Derivative
1 3 (75.00%) Equities
1 3 (75.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) CCA
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat