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 4 May 2015 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 505 481 471
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 104 107 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 56 36
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£350 £389 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.96% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.09%

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
51461 50245 44013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.35% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31311 30831 25140
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2031 2007 2180
Average hourly rate £17.15 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015. 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 -15 89 £383 -7.27% 27
London -4 35 £413 -13.15% 8
South East -3 21 £425 +1.49% 7
Scotland -4 12 £129 -60.46% 3
City of London +21 10 £400 -34.69% 1
Nottinghamshire +6 9 £300 -
East Midlands +2 9 £300 -22.07%
Buckinghamshire -1 9 - - 3
Nottingham +1 8 £295 -
North West -20 8 £390 +44.44% 1
Milton Keynes -4 7 - - 2
Manchester -4 6 £350 -26.31%
West Lothian -1 5 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -13 5 £340 +6.66% 3
Oxfordshire - 5 £500 -
East of England +5 4 £400 - 3
Livingston -1 4 £400 - 1
Glasgow -2 4 £110 -66.15% 1
West Yorkshire -12 4 £340 +4.61% 2
South West +5 3 £290 -20.54% 4
Hampshire -1 3 £425 -
Berkshire -2 3 £356 +9.61% 4
Oxford - 3 £513 -
Reading +3 2 £425 +30.76%
Tyne and Wear -4 2 £283 -5.66%
North East -5 2 £283 -5.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 2 £283 -5.66%
Cheshire -7 2 £575 +112.96%
Edinburgh -10 2 - - 1
West Midlands -12 2 £350 +40.00% 2

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 80 (40.00%) Windows
2 46 (23.00%) UNIX
3 45 (22.50%) ITIL
4 43 (21.50%) Linux
4 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 43 (21.50%) Active Directory
5 37 (18.50%) Finance
6 31 (15.50%) Security Cleared
7 30 (15.00%) Oracle
8 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 23 (11.50%) SQL
9 23 (11.50%) VMware
10 21 (10.50%) Java
10 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (10.50%) SC Cleared
11 20 (10.00%) WebSphere
11 20 (10.00%) LDAP
12 19 (9.50%) IIS
12 19 (9.50%) Citrix
12 19 (9.50%) Change Management
12 19 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
13 18 (9.00%) Shell Script
14 17 (8.50%) DNS
15 16 (8.00%) IBM
15 16 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (7.50%) Banking
16 15 (7.50%) SQL Server
16 15 (7.50%) SharePoint
16 15 (7.50%) Windows 7
17 14 (7.00%) CA Single Sign-On

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 20 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 19 (9.50%) IIS
3 15 (7.50%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.50%) Tomcat
5 12 (6.00%) MS Exchange
6 10 (5.00%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.00%) JBoss
8 7 (3.50%) Lync
9 6 (3.00%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (2.50%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 4 (2.00%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (2.00%) iPlanet
12 3 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 2 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 1 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 8 (4.00%) MS Office
2 7 (3.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 8 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.00%) Office 365
3 3 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) IaaS
5 1 (0.50%) SaaS
5 1 (0.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.00%) LDAP
2 17 (8.50%) DNS
3 12 (6.00%) DHCP
4 11 (5.50%) Firewall
4 11 (5.50%) SAN
5 10 (5.00%) ATM
6 9 (4.50%) HTTP
6 9 (4.50%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.00%) Network Security
7 8 (4.00%) VPN
7 8 (4.00%) WAN
8 6 (3.00%) VoIP
9 5 (2.50%) VLAN
9 5 (2.50%) LAN
10 4 (2.00%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.00%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.00%) Internet
10 4 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.50%) SSL
11 3 (1.50%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.50%) DTS
4 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.00%) MySQL
4 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) DB2
5 1 (0.50%) Big Data
5 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 5 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.50%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.00%) Selenium
3 2 (1.00%) Grunt
3 2 (1.00%) Bower
3 2 (1.00%) Ant
3 2 (1.00%) Maven
3 2 (1.00%) Subversion
4 1 (0.50%) Toad
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.50%) Selenium IDE
4 1 (0.50%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.50%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.50%) Redmine
General
1 37 (18.50%) Finance
2 15 (7.50%) Banking
3 7 (3.50%) Retail
4 4 (2.00%) Law
5 2 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.00%) French Language
5 2 (1.00%) German Language
5 2 (1.00%) Italian Language
5 2 (1.00%) Korean Language
5 2 (1.00%) Spanish Language
5 2 (1.00%) Marketing
5 2 (1.00%) Back Office
6 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.50%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Advertising
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.00%) .NET
1 12 (6.00%) XML
2 9 (4.50%) Web Services
3 7 (3.50%) SAML
3 7 (3.50%) HTML
4 6 (3.00%) OpenID
4 6 (3.00%) JSON
5 5 (2.50%) Rendezvous
5 5 (2.50%) XML Schema
5 5 (2.50%) OAuth
5 5 (2.50%) TIBCO EMS
6 4 (2.00%) HTML5
6 4 (2.00%) Middleware
7 3 (1.50%) Spring
7 3 (1.50%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.50%) J2EE
7 3 (1.50%) XSD
7 3 (1.50%) SOAP
7 3 (1.50%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.50%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (2.50%) Clustering
2 5 (2.50%) User Experience
2 5 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (2.50%) Open Source
2 5 (2.50%) LPAR
3 3 (1.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (1.50%) Management Information System
3 3 (1.50%) CMDB
3 3 (1.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.00%) iSeries
4 2 (1.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.00%) DataPower
4 2 (1.00%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (1.00%) Data Structures
4 2 (1.00%) PDA
4 2 (1.00%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.50%) Replication
5 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.50%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 80 (40.00%) Windows
2 46 (23.00%) UNIX
3 43 (21.50%) Linux
4 21 (10.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (7.50%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.50%) AIX
8 12 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.00%) Android
10 4 (2.00%) Solaris
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.50%) zOS
11 1 (0.50%) HPUX
11 1 (0.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (22.50%) ITIL
2 19 (9.50%) Change Management
3 16 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 14 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (6.50%) Identity Management
6 12 (6.00%) CRM
6 12 (6.00%) Migration
6 12 (6.00%) Information Security
7 11 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.00%) Build Automation
8 10 (5.00%) Project Management
9 9 (4.50%) Service Management
9 9 (4.50%) Asset Management
9 9 (4.50%) Software Testing
9 9 (4.50%) PRINCE2
10 8 (4.00%) Process Improvement
10 8 (4.00%) Data Modelling
10 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (3.50%) Problem Management
12 6 (3.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.50%) SQL
2 21 (10.50%) Java
3 18 (9.00%) Shell Script
4 12 (6.00%) VB
5 8 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.50%) Python
6 7 (3.50%) JavaScript
7 6 (3.00%) Perl
8 5 (2.50%) C#
9 3 (1.50%) Ruby
10 2 (1.00%) C
11 1 (0.50%) Korn
11 1 (0.50%) COBOL
11 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.50%) VBScript
11 1 (0.50%) R
11 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 31 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.50%) Degree
4 9 (4.50%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.50%) MCITP
6 5 (2.50%) CISSP
6 5 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.50%) MCSE
6 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.50%) CCNP
7 3 (1.50%) CCNA
8 2 (1.00%) MCSA
8 2 (1.00%) CCIE
8 2 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.50%) CCVP
9 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.50%) MCTS
9 1 (0.50%) CCA
9 1 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.50%) SLA
2 3 (1.50%) QA
3 2 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (21.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.50%) XenApp
4 8 (4.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (3.50%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.50%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.00%) UAG
8 3 (1.50%) Squid
8 3 (1.50%) RACF
8 3 (1.50%) vSphere
9 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.00%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.00%) MetaFrame
9 2 (1.00%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.50%) ClearTrust
10 1 (0.50%) GPFS
10 1 (0.50%) ACF2
10 1 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (7.00%) CA Single Sign-On
2 12 (6.00%) Tivoli
3 10 (5.00%) SCCM
3 10 (5.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 6 (3.00%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (3.00%) Puppet
5 5 (2.50%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.50%) TIBCO Hawk
5 5 (2.50%) SCOM
6 3 (1.50%) Nagios
6 3 (1.50%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.50%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.50%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.50%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (1.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.00%) yum
7 2 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.00%) CiscoWorks
7 2 (1.00%) Control-M
8 1 (0.50%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (21.50%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.00%) Oracle
3 23 (11.50%) VMware
4 19 (9.50%) Citrix
5 16 (8.00%) IBM
6 13 (6.50%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.50%) HP
7 12 (6.00%) Cisco
8 10 (5.00%) Sun
8 10 (5.00%) Symantec
9 7 (3.50%) SolarWinds
10 6 (3.00%) Hitachi
10 6 (3.00%) TIBCO
10 6 (3.00%) McAfee
11 5 (2.50%) Avaya
11 5 (2.50%) CA
11 5 (2.50%) Dell
12 4 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (2.00%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.50%) Informatica
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