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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 531 532 554
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 89 125 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.23% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 63 49
Median daily rate £431 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £525 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £405 £353
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Median hourly rate £19.75 £24.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.55% +21.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-18.55% +21.25%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 December 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 -24 73 £461 +15.25% 16
London -31 19 £425 +9.67% 5
North West +19 16 £480 +20.00%
South East +11 16 £500 +19.40% 3
Manchester +16 15 £480 -
Scotland +8 13 £400 +14.28% 2
Hampshire +23 10 £500 +33.33% 1
East of England +14 9 £495 +1.53% 2
Salford - 8 £450 -
Glasgow +8 7 £400 +21.21% 2
Hertfordshire -1 6 £495 +1.53%
Yorkshire +16 5 £475 +18.75% 2
West Midlands -5 5 £347 -26.94% 4
West Yorkshire +6 4 £325 -18.75% 2
Surrey +19 3 - -
Leeds +12 3 £480 +20.75% 1
South West +8 3 £185 -56.47%
Edinburgh +10 2 - -
Devon +7 2 £185 -56.47%
Winchester +6 2 - -
Berkshire +6 2 £500 -
Livingston 0 2 £400 +247.82%
Exeter -1 2 £185 -56.47%
West Lothian -1 2 £400 +247.82%
Staines -4 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City -9 2 £600 +21.21%
Portsmouth - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £347 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Channel Islands - 2 £413 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 60 (35.09%) Windows
2 46 (26.90%) Finance
3 31 (18.13%) Linux
3 31 (18.13%) Unix
4 29 (16.96%) Banking
5 28 (16.37%) Firewall
6 25 (14.62%) Microsoft
7 24 (14.04%) SQL
8 23 (13.45%) IBM
9 22 (12.87%) Windows Server
10 20 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
11 19 (11.11%) Java
11 19 (11.11%) ITIL
12 18 (10.53%) Cisco
12 18 (10.53%) Active Directory
12 18 (10.53%) VMware
13 17 (9.94%) Information Security
13 17 (9.94%) Service Management
14 16 (9.36%) VoIP
14 16 (9.36%) WAN
14 16 (9.36%) Security Cleared
14 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (9.36%) Data Centre
15 15 (8.77%) LAN
15 15 (8.77%) Oracle
16 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
16 14 (8.19%) Project Management
16 14 (8.19%) PowerShell
16 14 (8.19%) WebSphere

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 14 (8.19%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.43%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (3.51%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.92%) JBoss
5 4 (2.34%) CMS
5 4 (2.34%) IIS
5 4 (2.34%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (1.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.17%) Apache
7 2 (1.17%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.17%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.58%) Confluence
8 1 (0.58%) Drupal
8 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.58%) InVision
3 1 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.92%) Maximo
2 2 (1.17%) Endur
2 2 (1.17%) Findur
2 2 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.58%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.09%) Office 365
4 5 (2.92%) IaaS
4 5 (2.92%) IBM Cloud
4 5 (2.92%) PaaS
4 5 (2.92%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.17%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.17%) Yammer
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.37%) Firewall
2 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 16 (9.36%) VoIP
3 16 (9.36%) WAN
4 15 (8.77%) LAN
5 11 (6.43%) DNS
5 11 (6.43%) VPN
6 10 (5.85%) SSL
7 8 (4.68%) DHCP
8 7 (4.09%) HTTPS
8 7 (4.09%) Internet
9 5 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (2.92%) HTTP
9 5 (2.92%) MPLS
9 5 (2.92%) Skype
10 4 (2.34%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.34%) SMS
10 4 (2.34%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.34%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) DB2
3 4 (2.34%) Data Mining
3 4 (2.34%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.17%) Apache Hive
4 2 (1.17%) Big Data
4 2 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.17%) MySQL
4 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.58%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.58%) HBase
5 1 (0.58%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.58%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.34%) Maven
2 3 (1.75%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.75%) Selenium
3 2 (1.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.17%) Gradle
3 2 (1.17%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.17%) JIRA
3 2 (1.17%) JMeter
3 2 (1.17%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.17%) Mockito
3 2 (1.17%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.58%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.58%) Subversion
4 1 (0.58%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.58%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (26.90%) Finance
2 29 (16.96%) Banking
3 8 (4.68%) Marketing
4 5 (2.92%) Billing
4 5 (2.92%) Law
5 4 (2.34%) Retail
5 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.75%) Back Office
6 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.75%) Legal
7 2 (1.17%) Advertising
7 2 (1.17%) Front Office
7 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.43%) HTML
2 10 (5.85%) Web Services
3 8 (4.68%) J2EE
4 7 (4.09%) Middleware
5 6 (3.51%) .NET
5 6 (3.51%) CSS
5 6 (3.51%) REST
5 6 (3.51%) XML
6 4 (2.34%) ELK Stack
6 4 (2.34%) JSON
7 3 (1.75%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.75%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (1.75%) HTML5
7 3 (1.75%) PhoneGap
7 3 (1.75%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (1.75%) WCF
8 2 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.17%) ISPF
8 2 (1.17%) SOAP
8 2 (1.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.70%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (9.36%) Data Centre
3 12 (7.02%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.09%) Clustering
5 6 (3.51%) DataPower
5 6 (3.51%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.34%) iSeries
6 4 (2.34%) PKI
7 3 (1.75%) CMDB
7 3 (1.75%) Replication
7 3 (1.75%) RIA
8 2 (1.17%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.17%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.17%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.17%) NHS
8 2 (1.17%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.17%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (35.09%) Windows
2 31 (18.13%) Linux
2 31 (18.13%) Unix
3 22 (12.87%) Windows Server
4 16 (9.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (4.09%) AIX
6 7 (4.09%) Windows 7
7 6 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.75%) Android
8 3 (1.75%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.75%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Solaris
10 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (11.11%) ITIL
2 17 (9.94%) Information Security
2 17 (9.94%) Service Management
3 14 (8.19%) Project Management
4 13 (7.60%) Change Management
4 13 (7.60%) Patch Management
5 12 (7.02%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 11 (6.43%) Vulnerability Management
7 10 (5.85%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (5.26%) E-Commerce
8 9 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (4.68%) Migration
10 7 (4.09%) CRM
10 7 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (4.09%) Email Marketing
10 7 (4.09%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.51%) Analytics
11 6 (3.51%) ITSM
11 6 (3.51%) PRINCE2
11 6 (3.51%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.04%) SQL
2 19 (11.11%) Java
3 14 (8.19%) PowerShell
4 11 (6.43%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.09%) Python
5 7 (4.09%) Shell Script
6 6 (3.51%) C++
6 6 (3.51%) VBScript
7 5 (2.92%) Perl
8 4 (2.34%) C#
8 4 (2.34%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.75%) Objective-C
10 2 (1.17%) JCL
10 2 (1.17%) PHP
10 2 (1.17%) Ruby
10 2 (1.17%) VB
10 2 (1.17%) VBA
11 1 (0.58%) C
11 1 (0.58%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.85%) CISSP
3 10 (5.85%) SANS
3 10 (5.85%) SSCP
4 9 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.09%) MCSE
6 6 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.34%) Degree
8 3 (1.75%) CCIE
8 3 (1.75%) CNE
8 3 (1.75%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.17%) CCDA
9 2 (1.17%) CCNA
9 2 (1.17%) CCNP
9 2 (1.17%) CNA
9 2 (1.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.17%) MCITP
9 2 (1.17%) MCSA
9 2 (1.17%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.51%) SLA
2 5 (2.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.58%) GPG13
System Software
1 18 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.34%) RACF
3 4 (2.34%) XenApp
4 3 (1.75%) ACF2
4 3 (1.75%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.17%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.17%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.58%) Snort
6 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.58%) zsh
Systems Management
1 8 (4.68%) SCCM
2 7 (4.09%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.51%) SCOM
3 6 (3.51%) WSUS
4 5 (2.92%) Puppet
4 5 (2.92%) QRadar
5 3 (1.75%) Nessus
5 3 (1.75%) Nexpose
5 3 (1.75%) Nmap
5 3 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (1.75%) zSecure
6 2 (1.17%) Ansible
6 2 (1.17%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (1.17%) Nagios
6 2 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.17%) RSA Security Analytics
6 2 (1.17%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 25 (14.62%) Microsoft
2 23 (13.45%) IBM
3 18 (10.53%) Cisco
3 18 (10.53%) VMware
4 15 (8.77%) Oracle
5 13 (7.60%) F5
6 11 (6.43%) Apple
7 9 (5.26%) Citrix
8 8 (4.68%) CheckPoint
8 8 (4.68%) Palo Alto
9 7 (4.09%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.09%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
9 7 (4.09%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (2.92%) Comptel
10 5 (2.92%) NetCracker
10 5 (2.92%) NetWitness
11 4 (2.34%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.34%) Blue Coat
11 4 (2.34%) Intel Security
11 4 (2.34%) Splunk
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago