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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 559 557 558
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 85 98 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 57 44
Median daily rate £419 £409 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +2.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £281 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+12.75% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.68 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.29% +128.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +128.57%

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
51209 54594 53300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33381 34715 32174
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1644 2049 2080
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -8 72 £425 - 20
London -18 32 £463 +2.77% 5
Scotland +11 12 £400 +33.33% 1
South East 0 11 £487 +14.64% 5
Yorkshire -7 9 £464 +32.50% 1
Hampshire +9 8 £450 - 1
North West +13 6 £468 +133.75%
South West +4 6 £353 -29.50% 4
Glasgow +10 5 £295 +0.85%
West Yorkshire -4 5 £464 +27.05% 1
City of London +25 4 £475 -17.39% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £420 - 1
Clydebank - 4 £420 - 1
Edinburgh +5 3 - -
East Midlands -1 3 £265 -
Manchester -3 3 £508 -
Merseyside - 3 £418 -
Sheffield - 3 £444 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £444 -
Basingstoke +7 2 - -
Gloucestershire +6 2 - -
Berkshire +4 2 £525 +23.41%
Swindon +2 2 £350 -30.00% 1
Wiltshire 0 2 £350 -30.00% 1
Leeds -4 2 £464 +32.50%
West Midlands -29 2 - - 4
North East - 2 £318 -
Shropshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 57 (33.53%) Windows
2 39 (22.94%) Finance
3 37 (21.76%) Linux
4 30 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 28 (16.47%) Banking
6 27 (15.88%) Firewall
7 24 (14.12%) ITIL
8 23 (13.53%) Oracle
8 23 (13.53%) Unix
8 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
9 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
9 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
10 21 (12.35%) F5
11 20 (11.76%) Web Services
12 19 (11.18%) Java
12 19 (11.18%) Cisco
12 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
12 19 (11.18%) PowerShell
13 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
13 17 (10.00%) SQL
14 16 (9.41%) IBM
14 16 (9.41%) VMware
15 15 (8.82%) SSL
16 14 (8.24%) MS Excel
16 14 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (8.24%) WebSphere
17 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
17 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
17 13 (7.65%) Configuration Management

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 (8.24%) WebSphere
2 11 (6.47%) IIS
3 10 (5.88%) JBoss
4 9 (5.29%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (2.94%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (2.35%) CMS
8 3 (1.76%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.76%) SAS
9 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.59%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.59%) Confluence
10 1 (0.59%) Drupal
10 1 (0.59%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.59%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.59%) Jetty
10 1 (0.59%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (8.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.59%) DOC1
4 1 (0.59%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.18%) Endur
2 2 (1.18%) Findur
2 2 (1.18%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.35%) Office 365
4 2 (1.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.59%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.88%) Firewall
2 15 (8.82%) SSL
3 12 (7.06%) DNS
4 11 (6.47%) Internet
5 10 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.71%) DMZ
6 8 (4.71%) SAN
7 7 (4.12%) tcpdump
8 6 (3.53%) HTTP
9 5 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.94%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.94%) LAN
9 5 (2.94%) SNMP
9 5 (2.94%) WAN
10 4 (2.35%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.35%) DHCP
10 4 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (2.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (2.35%) NAS
11 3 (1.76%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (5.29%) Relational Database
4 7 (4.12%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.94%) DB2
5 5 (2.94%) MySQL
6 3 (1.76%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.18%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.18%) Big Data
7 2 (1.18%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.18%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.59%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (5.29%) Maven
2 8 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (4.12%) Artifactory
3 7 (4.12%) Gradle
3 7 (4.12%) TortoiseSVN
4 3 (1.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.18%) JIRA
5 2 (1.18%) JMeter
5 2 (1.18%) JUnit
5 2 (1.18%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.18%) Selenium
5 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.59%) GitLab
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.59%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.59%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.59%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.59%) WebDriver
General
1 39 (22.94%) Finance
2 28 (16.47%) Banking
3 8 (4.71%) Law
4 5 (2.94%) Marketing
5 4 (2.35%) Retail
6 3 (1.76%) Advertising
6 3 (1.76%) Back Office
6 3 (1.76%) Legal
6 3 (1.76%) Publishing
7 2 (1.18%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.59%) Billing
8 1 (0.59%) Front Office
8 1 (0.59%) German Language
8 1 (0.59%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.59%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.59%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.76%) Web Services
2 12 (7.06%) HTML
3 9 (5.29%) XML
4 7 (4.12%) CSS
4 7 (4.12%) J2EE
4 7 (4.12%) Middleware
5 6 (3.53%) JSON
5 6 (3.53%) REST
6 5 (2.94%) .NET
6 5 (2.94%) HTML5
7 4 (2.35%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.35%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.35%) PhoneGap
7 4 (2.35%) Sencha Touch
7 4 (2.35%) WCF
8 3 (1.76%) SOAP
8 3 (1.76%) XSLT
9 2 (1.18%) JAXB
9 2 (1.18%) SAML
9 2 (1.18%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.06%) Data Centre
3 11 (6.47%) Clustering
4 6 (3.53%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.94%) DataPower
6 4 (2.35%) CMDB
7 3 (1.76%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.76%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.76%) PKI
7 3 (1.76%) Replication
7 3 (1.76%) User Experience
8 2 (1.18%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.18%) IBM XIV
8 2 (1.18%) IVR
8 2 (1.18%) RIA
8 2 (1.18%) Statistics
8 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 57 (33.53%) Windows
2 37 (21.76%) Linux
3 30 (17.65%) Windows Server
4 23 (13.53%) Unix
5 14 (8.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (7.65%) AIX
6 13 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.53%) Android
8 6 (3.53%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.18%) Solaris
9 2 (1.18%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.59%) CentOS
10 1 (0.59%) OS/2
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.12%) ITIL
2 13 (7.65%) Configuration Management
3 12 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (6.47%) ITSM
4 11 (6.47%) Project Management
4 11 (6.47%) Server Building
5 10 (5.88%) Change Management
6 9 (5.29%) Migration
7 8 (4.71%) DevOps
7 8 (4.71%) Load Balancing
7 8 (4.71%) Service Management
8 7 (4.12%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.12%) Release Management
9 6 (3.53%) CRM
9 6 (3.53%) E-Commerce
9 6 (3.53%) Information Security
10 5 (2.94%) Email Marketing
10 5 (2.94%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 4 (2.35%) High Availability
11 4 (2.35%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 19 (11.18%) Java
1 19 (11.18%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.00%) SQL
3 11 (6.47%) Perl
4 10 (5.88%) JavaScript
5 7 (4.12%) C#
6 6 (3.53%) C++
6 6 (3.53%) VBScript
7 5 (2.94%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.35%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.35%) PHP
9 3 (1.76%) Python
9 3 (1.76%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.18%) Groovy
10 2 (1.18%) VB
10 2 (1.18%) VBA
11 1 (0.59%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.59%) Ruby
11 1 (0.59%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (2.35%) Degree
5 3 (1.76%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.18%) LPIC
6 2 (1.18%) MCSA
6 2 (1.18%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.18%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.59%) CIPD
7 1 (0.59%) CNE
7 1 (0.59%) MCITP
7 1 (0.59%) MCP
7 1 (0.59%) MCSE
7 1 (0.59%) MOS
7 1 (0.59%) Novell Certification
7 1 (0.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.18%) SLA
3 1 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.59%) GPG13
3 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 23 (13.53%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.53%) Docker
4 5 (2.94%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.94%) vSphere
5 4 (2.35%) Firmware
5 4 (2.35%) RACF
6 3 (1.76%) ACF2
6 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.76%) XenApp
7 2 (1.18%) KVM
7 2 (1.18%) Shibboleth
7 2 (1.18%) UAG
7 2 (1.18%) vCloud
7 2 (1.18%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.18%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) SCCM
2 8 (4.71%) Puppet
3 7 (4.12%) WSUS
4 6 (3.53%) SCOM
5 3 (1.76%) QRadar
5 3 (1.76%) zSecure
6 2 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.18%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.18%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.18%) vMotion
6 2 (1.18%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.59%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.59%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.59%) Nessus
7 1 (0.59%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.59%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.59%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 23 (13.53%) Oracle
2 22 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (12.35%) F5
4 19 (11.18%) Cisco
4 19 (11.18%) Red Hat
5 16 (9.41%) IBM
5 16 (9.41%) VMware
6 7 (4.12%) BMC
6 7 (4.12%) Dell
6 7 (4.12%) Informatica
6 7 (4.12%) Remedy
7 6 (3.53%) Citrix
7 6 (3.53%) EMC
7 6 (3.53%) HP
8 5 (2.94%) 3Com
8 5 (2.94%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.94%) NetApp
8 5 (2.94%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 5 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.35%) Google
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