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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 581 557 584
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 72 106 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.18% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 58 32
Median daily rate £400 £390 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £283 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.52% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 -
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -22 62 £389 -0.25% 19
London -22 26 £353 -9.48% 1
Scotland +17 10 £400 +21.21%
Yorkshire +13 10 £475 +25.00%
South East +4 8 £492 +15.82% 4
South West +12 6 £330 -34.00% 4
Glasgow +9 5 £338 +2.27%
West Yorkshire +8 5 £464 +22.03%
City of London +13 4 £475 +46.15%
West Dunbartonshire -4 4 £410 -2.38%
Clydebank -4 4 £410 -2.38%
Sheffield - 4 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £475 -
East of England +11 3 £413 - 2
Leeds +9 3 £480 +28.00%
North West +7 3 £465 +132.50% 2
Berkshire +2 3 £525 +23.41%
Manchester -1 3 £465 - 2
Hampshire -2 3 - - 1
West Midlands -29 3 £525 -4.54% 5
Swindon +7 2 £338 -32.50% 2
Wiltshire 0 2 £338 -32.50% 2
East Midlands -8 2 £265 +130.43%
Shropshire - 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 £170 -
Surrey +6 1 - - 2
Livingston +5 1 £400 +6.66%
West Lothian +4 1 £400 +6.66%
Essex +4 1 £300 -
West Sussex +3 1 £460 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 49 (30.25%) Windows
2 40 (24.69%) Finance
3 29 (17.90%) Linux
4 27 (16.67%) Banking
5 24 (14.81%) Unix
5 24 (14.81%) Windows Server
6 22 (13.58%) ITIL
6 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
6 22 (13.58%) Firewall
7 21 (12.96%) Web Services
8 20 (12.35%) Java
8 20 (12.35%) SQL
8 20 (12.35%) Active Directory
9 19 (11.73%) Oracle
10 18 (11.11%) Red Hat
10 18 (11.11%) F5
11 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
11 17 (10.49%) Cisco
11 17 (10.49%) IBM
12 16 (9.88%) SSL
12 16 (9.88%) VMware
12 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
13 14 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (8.64%) PowerShell
13 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
13 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
14 13 (8.02%) HTML
14 13 (8.02%) Project Management
14 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
14 13 (8.02%) 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 13 (8.02%) WebSphere
2 9 (5.56%) JBoss
2 9 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (4.94%) IIS
4 7 (4.32%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (3.09%) WebSphere Portal
6 4 (2.47%) CMS
6 4 (2.47%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.85%) SAS
7 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.62%) Apache
9 1 (0.62%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.62%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.62%) DOC1
4 1 (0.62%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.23%) Endur
2 2 (1.23%) Findur
3 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.85%) Office 365
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.62%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.62%) GitHub
5 1 (0.62%) IaaS
5 1 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.62%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 22 (13.58%) Firewall
2 16 (9.88%) SSL
3 12 (7.41%) DNS
4 10 (6.17%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.56%) Internet
6 7 (4.32%) HTTPS
7 6 (3.70%) HTTP
7 6 (3.70%) tcpdump
8 5 (3.09%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (3.09%) DHCP
8 5 (3.09%) DMZ
8 5 (3.09%) SAN
8 5 (3.09%) SNMP
9 4 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (2.47%) SMS
10 3 (1.85%) LDAP
10 3 (1.85%) NAS
10 3 (1.85%) Network Security
10 3 (1.85%) VoIP
10 3 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (4.94%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.70%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (3.09%) MySQL
6 4 (2.47%) Data Mining
7 3 (1.85%) DB2
8 2 (1.23%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.23%) Big Data
8 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.62%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.62%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.62%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (3.70%) Artifactory
2 6 (3.70%) Gradle
2 6 (3.70%) Maven
2 6 (3.70%) TortoiseSVN
3 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA
3 2 (1.23%) JMeter
3 2 (1.23%) JUnit
3 2 (1.23%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.23%) Selenium
3 2 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.62%) Fiddler
4 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.62%) GitLab
4 1 (0.62%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (24.69%) Finance
2 27 (16.67%) Banking
3 8 (4.94%) Marketing
4 5 (3.09%) Law
4 5 (3.09%) Retail
5 4 (2.47%) Legal
6 3 (1.85%) Advertising
6 3 (1.85%) Back Office
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.23%) Publishing
7 2 (1.23%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Billing
8 1 (0.62%) Front Office
8 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.96%) Web Services
2 13 (8.02%) HTML
3 10 (6.17%) J2EE
3 10 (6.17%) XML
4 7 (4.32%) CSS
5 6 (3.70%) .NET
5 6 (3.70%) JSON
5 6 (3.70%) Middleware
5 6 (3.70%) REST
6 5 (3.09%) HTML5
7 4 (2.47%) .NET Framework
7 4 (2.47%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (2.47%) PhoneGap
7 4 (2.47%) Sencha Touch
7 4 (2.47%) WCF
8 3 (1.85%) SOAP
8 3 (1.85%) XSLT
9 2 (1.23%) EJB
9 2 (1.23%) JAXB
9 2 (1.23%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.17%) Clustering
2 10 (6.17%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.70%) DataPower
5 4 (2.47%) CMDB
6 3 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.23%) e-Learning
7 2 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) IBM XIV
7 2 (1.23%) IVR
7 2 (1.23%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.23%) PKI
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) RIA
7 2 (1.23%) Statistics
7 2 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (30.25%) Windows
2 29 (17.90%) Linux
3 24 (14.81%) Unix
3 24 (14.81%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.17%) AIX
4 10 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (6.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.09%) Android
6 5 (3.09%) Apple iOS
7 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.23%) Solaris
8 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.62%) CentOS
9 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.58%) ITIL
2 13 (8.02%) Project Management
3 11 (6.79%) ITSM
4 9 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.56%) Change Management
4 9 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 9 (5.56%) Information Security
4 9 (5.56%) Service Management
5 8 (4.94%) E-Commerce
5 8 (4.94%) Migration
6 7 (4.32%) CRM
6 7 (4.32%) Email Marketing
7 6 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (3.70%) DevOps
7 6 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.70%) Release Management
7 6 (3.70%) Server Building
8 5 (3.09%) Data Architecture
8 5 (3.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 4 (2.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.35%) Java
1 20 (12.35%) SQL
2 14 (8.64%) PowerShell
3 11 (6.79%) JavaScript
4 10 (6.17%) Perl
5 8 (4.94%) C#
6 7 (4.32%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.70%) C++
7 6 (3.70%) VBScript
8 4 (2.47%) Objective-C
8 4 (2.47%) PHP
8 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.85%) Python
9 3 (1.85%) VB
10 2 (1.23%) Groovy
10 2 (1.23%) VBA
11 1 (0.62%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 1 (0.62%) Ruby
11 1 (0.62%) Scala
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.09%) Degree
5 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.85%) MCSA
6 2 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.23%) CNE
6 2 (1.23%) LPIC
6 2 (1.23%) MCSE
6 2 (1.23%) Novell Certification
6 2 (1.23%) Sun Certification
6 2 (1.23%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.62%) CCNP
7 1 (0.62%) CIPD
7 1 (0.62%) CNA
7 1 (0.62%) MCITP
7 1 (0.62%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) GPG13
3 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.47%) RACF
3 4 (2.47%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.47%) vSphere
4 3 (1.85%) ACF2
4 3 (1.85%) Docker
4 3 (1.85%) Firmware
4 3 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.85%) XenApp
5 2 (1.23%) KVM
5 2 (1.23%) Shibboleth
5 2 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.62%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.62%) UAG
6 1 (0.62%) vCloud
6 1 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (6.79%) SCCM
2 6 (3.70%) SCOM
2 6 (3.70%) WSUS
3 5 (3.09%) Puppet
4 3 (1.85%) zSecure
5 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.23%) BladeLogic
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.23%) QRadar
6 1 (0.62%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.62%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.62%) Nessus
6 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.62%) Oozie
6 1 (0.62%) OSSEC
6 1 (0.62%) PowerCLI
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 22 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
3 18 (11.11%) F5
3 18 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 17 (10.49%) Cisco
4 17 (10.49%) IBM
5 16 (9.88%) VMware
6 7 (4.32%) BMC
6 7 (4.32%) Remedy
6 7 (4.32%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
6 7 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (3.70%) Citrix
7 6 (3.70%) EMC
7 6 (3.70%) Informatica
8 5 (3.09%) 3Com
8 5 (3.09%) CheckPoint
8 5 (3.09%) Dell
9 4 (2.47%) Google
9 4 (2.47%) HP
9 4 (2.47%) Juniper
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