The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 555 536 519
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 93 99 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 50 63
Median daily rate £460 £388 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.70% -1.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £263 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 27 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 June 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 -11 81 £463 +12.12% 17
London -11 30 £488 -7.14% 3
South East +3 20 £413 -2.94% 3
Hampshire +24 13 £450 -10.00%
North West -4 11 £425 -17.31%
Scotland -13 11 £388 +24.00% 1
Merseyside - 7 £421 -
South West +8 6 £500 - 3
City of London +28 5 £463 -19.56% 1
Basingstoke -2 5 - -
West Yorkshire -8 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -8 5 - - 2
Liverpool - 5 £446 -
East of England +15 4 £510 +27.50% 2
Wiltshire -3 4 £463 -
Edinburgh - 4 - -
Oxfordshire +13 3 £375 -28.57%
Glasgow -1 3 £340 +17.24% 1
Manchester -17 3 £508 +130.68%
West Midlands -21 3 £281 -19.64% 3
Swindon - 3 £375 -
Cambridgeshire +19 2 £525 +16.66% 1
Hertfordshire +18 2 £495 +41.28% 1
Cambridge +18 2 £525 +16.66% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £400 -
West Lothian +10 2 £291 -27.18%
Livingston +9 2 £291 -27.18%
Milton Keynes +7 2 £400 -
Oxford +1 2 £375 -28.57%
Birmingham -6 2 £281 -19.64% 1

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2016, 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 Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 72 (34.45%) Linux
2 61 (29.19%) Windows
3 47 (22.49%) Finance
4 39 (18.66%) ITIL
4 39 (18.66%) Oracle
5 32 (15.31%) Firewall
6 31 (14.83%) VMware
7 30 (14.35%) Windows Server
8 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
9 25 (11.96%) F5
9 25 (11.96%) Cisco
10 24 (11.48%) Red Hat
10 24 (11.48%) SC Cleared
11 23 (11.00%) PowerShell
11 23 (11.00%) WebSphere
11 23 (11.00%) Active Directory
11 23 (11.00%) AIX
11 23 (11.00%) Configuration Management
12 22 (10.53%) Unix
12 22 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (10.53%) Puppet
13 21 (10.05%) Banking
14 20 (9.57%) Microsoft
15 19 (9.09%) Java
15 19 (9.09%) Data Centre
16 18 (8.61%) DevOps
17 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (8.13%) Perl
17 17 (8.13%) IBM
17 17 (8.13%) DNS

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 23 (11.00%) WebSphere
2 15 (7.18%) IIS
3 11 (5.26%) JBoss
4 9 (4.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.39%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.91%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (0.96%) Apache
7 2 (0.96%) CMS
7 2 (0.96%) MS Exchange
7 2 (0.96%) SAS
7 2 (0.96%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Portal
8 1 (0.48%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.48%) Confluence
8 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.48%) Jetty
8 1 (0.48%) nginx
8 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.44%) MS Office
3 1 (0.48%) DOC1
3 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (3.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.96%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.44%) Office 365
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.96%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.48%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.48%) GitHub
5 1 (0.48%) Route 53
5 1 (0.48%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (15.31%) Firewall
2 17 (8.13%) DNS
3 14 (6.70%) Internet
3 14 (6.70%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.74%) SSL
5 11 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 11 (5.26%) SAN
6 10 (4.78%) DMZ
7 9 (4.31%) HTTP
8 7 (3.35%) tcpdump
8 7 (3.35%) WAN
9 6 (2.87%) BIG-IP
9 6 (2.87%) DHCP
9 6 (2.87%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (2.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (2.87%) LAN
9 6 (2.87%) MPLS
10 5 (2.39%) ATM
10 5 (2.39%) SNMP
10 5 (2.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.74%) DB2
2 9 (4.31%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (4.31%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.35%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (3.35%) Relational Database
4 6 (2.87%) Hadoop
4 6 (2.87%) MySQL
5 3 (1.44%) QlikView
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.96%) Big Data
6 2 (0.96%) DataStage
6 2 (0.96%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.48%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.48%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.48%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (5.74%) Maven
2 10 (4.78%) Artifactory
3 8 (3.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 7 (3.35%) Gradle
4 7 (3.35%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.35%) TortoiseSVN
5 6 (2.87%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.91%) Subversion
7 3 (1.44%) Checkstyle
7 3 (1.44%) Cobertura
7 3 (1.44%) FindBugs
7 3 (1.44%) Hudson
7 3 (1.44%) Liquibase
7 3 (1.44%) Selenium
7 3 (1.44%) SoapUI
7 3 (1.44%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.96%) JUnit
8 2 (0.96%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.96%) Talend Open Studio
8 2 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (22.49%) Finance
2 21 (10.05%) Banking
3 11 (5.26%) Retail
4 10 (4.78%) Law
5 4 (1.91%) Legal
6 3 (1.44%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.96%) Advertising
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) German Language
8 1 (0.48%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.48%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.66%) Web Services
2 15 (7.18%) Middleware
3 8 (3.83%) REST
4 6 (2.87%) HTML
4 6 (2.87%) XML
5 5 (2.39%) CSS
5 5 (2.39%) HTML5
6 4 (1.91%) .NET
6 4 (1.91%) J2EE
6 4 (1.91%) JSON
7 3 (1.44%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.44%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (1.44%) PhoneGap
7 3 (1.44%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (1.44%) WCF
7 3 (1.44%) XSLT
8 2 (0.96%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.96%) OAuth
8 2 (0.96%) RESTful
8 2 (0.96%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.22%) Clustering
3 12 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.35%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.39%) CMDB
6 4 (1.91%) Equities
6 4 (1.91%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.91%) PKI
6 4 (1.91%) Replication
7 3 (1.44%) Derivative
7 3 (1.44%) FMCG
7 3 (1.44%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.96%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.96%) DataPower
8 2 (0.96%) e-Learning
8 2 (0.96%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.96%) IVR
8 2 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.96%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 72 (34.45%) Linux
2 61 (29.19%) Windows
3 30 (14.35%) Windows Server
4 23 (11.00%) AIX
5 22 (10.53%) Unix
6 15 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.87%) Android
9 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.44%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.96%) Solaris
12 1 (0.48%) CentOS
12 1 (0.48%) HPUX
12 1 (0.48%) OS/2
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.66%) ITIL
2 23 (11.00%) Configuration Management
3 18 (8.61%) DevOps
4 16 (7.66%) Server Building
5 13 (6.22%) Service Delivery
6 12 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (5.74%) ITSM
6 12 (5.74%) Project Management
6 12 (5.74%) SIEM
7 10 (4.78%) Load Balancing
7 10 (4.78%) Open Source
8 9 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.31%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (3.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (3.83%) Service Management
10 7 (3.35%) Identity Management
10 7 (3.35%) Migration
10 7 (3.35%) Process Improvement
10 7 (3.35%) Release Management
10 7 (3.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.00%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.09%) Java
3 17 (8.13%) Perl
4 15 (7.18%) SQL
5 9 (4.31%) JavaScript
6 8 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.87%) C#
7 6 (2.87%) PHP
8 5 (2.39%) Python
9 4 (1.91%) Ruby
10 3 (1.44%) C
10 3 (1.44%) Objective-C
10 3 (1.44%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.96%) C++
11 2 (0.96%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.96%) VBScript
12 1 (0.48%) PeopleCode
12 1 (0.48%) SQR
12 1 (0.48%) VB
12 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 26 (12.44%) Security Cleared
2 24 (11.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.39%) Degree
3 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.44%) CCA
4 3 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.44%) LPIC
5 2 (0.96%) MCSA
5 2 (0.96%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.96%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.48%) CCNA
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.48%) CNE
6 1 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.48%) MCITP
6 1 (0.48%) MCP
6 1 (0.48%) MCSE
6 1 (0.48%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.96%) GPG13
2 2 (0.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.48%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.48%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (11.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.78%) Docker
3 10 (4.78%) Firmware
4 9 (4.31%) vSphere
5 8 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.39%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.39%) UAG
6 5 (2.39%) VMware ESX
6 5 (2.39%) XenApp
7 3 (1.44%) KVM
7 3 (1.44%) RACF
7 3 (1.44%) Squid
7 3 (1.44%) vCloud
7 3 (1.44%) Xen
8 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.96%) Shibboleth
8 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.48%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (10.53%) Puppet
2 8 (3.83%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.35%) QRadar
4 5 (2.39%) SCOM
5 4 (1.91%) Ansible
5 4 (1.91%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.91%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.91%) SCCM
5 4 (1.91%) WSUS
6 3 (1.44%) AppDNA
6 3 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.44%) Nessus
6 3 (1.44%) vMotion
7 2 (0.96%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.48%) Control-M
8 1 (0.48%) Nagios
8 1 (0.48%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 39 (18.66%) Oracle
2 31 (14.83%) VMware
3 25 (11.96%) Cisco
3 25 (11.96%) F5
4 24 (11.48%) Red Hat
5 20 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 17 (8.13%) IBM
7 13 (6.22%) Citrix
8 11 (5.26%) CheckPoint
8 11 (5.26%) Informatica
9 9 (4.31%) HP
10 7 (3.35%) BMC
10 7 (3.35%) Dell
10 7 (3.35%) EMC
10 7 (3.35%) Remedy
11 6 (2.87%) Blue Coat
12 5 (2.39%) 3Com
12 5 (2.39%) Google
13 4 (1.91%) Avaya
13 4 (1.91%) SolarWinds
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