The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 528 417 436
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 73 158 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 74 83
Average daily rate
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£389 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £610 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
-8.27% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -

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
51170 49280 54602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.64% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30980 29240 30617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1968 2111 2700
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £38.98 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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 -93 55 £400 +6.66% 26
London -23 23 £409 -9.16% 8
Scotland -35 14 £345 -11.53% 2
North West -2 10 £325 +16.07% 4
Glasgow -12 8 £358 -4.66% 1
South East -10 7 £600 +64.38% 7
Leeds +2 6 £325 -3.70% 1
West Yorkshire -11 6 £325 -16.93% 1
Yorkshire -17 6 £325 -24.19% 1
Edinburgh -18 6 £338 +59.76% 1
East of England -19 6 £280 +37.41% 1
Milton Keynes +6 5 £600 +95.12%
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £600 +95.12% 1
Hertfordshire -9 5 - -
City of London +14 3 £425 -5.55% 2
Manchester - 3 £363 - 3
East Midlands +9 2 - - 2
Berkshire +5 2 £525 +183.78%
Reading +13 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 £340 +23.63% 1
South West - - - -
Channel Islands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 61 (33.70%) Windows
2 43 (23.76%) Linux
3 42 (23.20%) UNIX
4 38 (20.99%) Microsoft
4 38 (20.99%) Finance
5 34 (18.78%) SQL
6 31 (17.13%) Java
6 31 (17.13%) Oracle
6 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
7 29 (16.02%) Active Directory
8 27 (14.92%) SC Cleared
9 25 (13.81%) ITIL
10 24 (13.26%) VMware
11 20 (11.05%) HP
11 20 (11.05%) Cisco
12 19 (10.50%) Red Hat
12 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (8.84%) J2EE
13 16 (8.84%) Banking
14 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (8.29%) Citrix
14 15 (8.29%) Windows 7
15 14 (7.73%) IBM
15 14 (7.73%) Windows XP
15 14 (7.73%) Apache
16 13 (7.18%) Tomcat
16 13 (7.18%) MS Excel
16 13 (7.18%) IIS
16 13 (7.18%) MS Exchange

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (7.73%) Apache
2 13 (7.18%) Tomcat
2 13 (7.18%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.18%) IIS
3 10 (5.52%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (3.87%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.76%) WebSphere
7 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (2.21%) Confluence
8 4 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (2.21%) CICS
9 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.10%) Lync
10 1 (0.55%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.55%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.55%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.55%) LiveLink
Applications
1 13 (7.18%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.31%) MS Office
3 3 (1.66%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.76%) RMDS
2 2 (1.10%) Summit
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.55%) Endur
3 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.55%) PaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.55%) GitHub
2 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.52%) Firewall
2 7 (3.87%) VPN
2 7 (3.87%) DNS
2 7 (3.87%) SAN
3 6 (3.31%) DHCP
4 5 (2.76%) SSL
4 5 (2.76%) WAN
5 4 (2.21%) LDAP
5 4 (2.21%) GPRS
5 4 (2.21%) LAN
5 4 (2.21%) Internet
5 4 (2.21%) 4G
6 3 (1.66%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.66%) TCP/IP
6 3 (1.66%) HTTP
7 2 (1.10%) ATM
7 2 (1.10%) WLAN
7 2 (1.10%) NAS
7 2 (1.10%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.52%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.42%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.76%) Data Mart
4 4 (2.21%) DB2
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (2.21%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.21%) Oracle ODI
5 3 (1.66%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.10%) Ingres
6 2 (1.10%) MySQL
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
6 2 (1.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 2 (1.10%) Big Data
7 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) JIRA
2 5 (2.76%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.21%) Subversion
3 4 (2.21%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.10%) Zephyr
4 2 (1.10%) Maven
4 2 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.10%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.10%) Ant
5 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.55%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.55%) PowerBuilder
5 1 (0.55%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.55%) NetBeans
5 1 (0.55%) MyEclipse
5 1 (0.55%) Gradle
5 1 (0.55%) Grunt
General
1 38 (20.99%) Finance
2 16 (8.84%) Banking
3 6 (3.31%) Retail
3 6 (3.31%) Financial Institution
3 6 (3.31%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.76%) Publishing
5 3 (1.66%) Back Office
5 3 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.10%) International Banking
6 2 (1.10%) Front Office
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.84%) J2EE
2 11 (6.08%) JSP
2 11 (6.08%) XML
3 9 (4.97%) Middleware
4 8 (4.42%) Web Services
5 7 (3.87%) Struts
5 7 (3.87%) HTML
5 7 (3.87%) Spring
6 6 (3.31%) SAML
6 6 (3.31%) JAAS
6 6 (3.31%) .NET
6 6 (3.31%) Servlets
7 5 (2.76%) SOAP
7 5 (2.76%) Murex Flex
7 5 (2.76%) Murex MxML
8 4 (2.21%) RESTful
9 3 (1.66%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.66%) MSMQ
9 3 (1.66%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.97%) Derivative
2 8 (4.42%) Clustering
3 7 (3.87%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (3.87%) Open Source
4 6 (3.31%) Mobile App
5 5 (2.76%) PKI
5 5 (2.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (2.76%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.21%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.21%) Replication
6 4 (2.21%) Statistics
7 2 (1.10%) E-Learning
7 2 (1.10%) SCORM
7 2 (1.10%) Tandem
7 2 (1.10%) EPoS
7 2 (1.10%) PMI
7 2 (1.10%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.10%) Celerra
8 1 (0.55%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 61 (33.70%) Windows
2 43 (23.76%) Linux
3 42 (23.20%) UNIX
4 19 (10.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (8.29%) Windows 7
6 15 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (7.73%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.97%) AIX
9 8 (4.42%) Solaris
10 5 (2.76%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.21%) HPUX
12 3 (1.66%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.10%) CentOS
13 2 (1.10%) zOS
13 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.55%) Android
14 1 (0.55%) SUSE
14 1 (0.55%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (13.81%) ITIL
2 13 (7.18%) Migration
3 11 (6.08%) Project Management
4 10 (5.52%) Service Delivery
4 10 (5.52%) PRINCE2
5 9 (4.97%) E-Commerce
6 7 (3.87%) Service Management
6 7 (3.87%) Workflow
6 7 (3.87%) Integration Testing
6 7 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (3.31%) Incident Management
7 6 (3.31%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (3.31%) Configuration Management
8 5 (2.76%) Change Management
8 5 (2.76%) SOA
8 5 (2.76%) Risk Management
8 5 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.76%) Analytics
9 4 (2.21%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.21%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.78%) SQL
2 31 (17.13%) Java
3 8 (4.42%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.87%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.31%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.76%) VB
6 5 (2.76%) VBA
7 4 (2.21%) VBScript
8 3 (1.66%) Perl
8 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.66%) JCL
9 2 (1.10%) Python
9 2 (1.10%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.55%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.55%) AWK
10 1 (0.55%) Jython
10 1 (0.55%) VB6
10 1 (0.55%) Ruby
10 1 (0.55%) C
10 1 (0.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
2 27 (14.92%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.42%) Degree
5 7 (3.87%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.21%) CCNP
7 4 (2.21%) CCNA
7 4 (2.21%) MCITP
8 3 (1.66%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.66%) MCSE
8 3 (1.66%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.10%) CISSP
9 2 (1.10%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.10%) CEH
9 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.55%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.55%) CCSE
10 1 (0.55%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.52%) QA
2 6 (3.31%) SLA
3 2 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.10%) FATCA
System Software
1 29 (16.02%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.42%) XenApp
4 6 (3.31%) vSphere
5 5 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.66%) NFS
7 1 (0.55%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.55%) Squid
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.55%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.55%) Postfix
7 1 (0.55%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.55%) VMFS
7 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.55%) KVM
7 1 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 10 (5.52%) SCCM
2 7 (3.87%) YUM
3 6 (3.31%) Puppet
4 5 (2.76%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.66%) Nagios
5 3 (1.66%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.10%) OpenSSO
6 2 (1.10%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.10%) Netcool
6 2 (1.10%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (1.10%) WSUS
6 2 (1.10%) Netcool/Webtop
6 2 (1.10%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.55%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 38 (20.99%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.13%) Oracle
3 24 (13.26%) VMware
4 20 (11.05%) Cisco
4 20 (11.05%) HP
5 19 (10.50%) Red Hat
6 15 (8.29%) Citrix
7 14 (7.73%) IBM
8 9 (4.97%) JBoss
8 9 (4.97%) NetApp
9 6 (3.31%) Reuters
9 6 (3.31%) Sun
9 6 (3.31%) CA
10 5 (2.76%) Murex
10 5 (2.76%) AppSense
11 4 (2.21%) Symantec
11 4 (2.21%) McAfee
11 4 (2.21%) SAP
11 4 (2.21%) Dell
11 4 (2.21%) EMC
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