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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 570 569 531
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 81 77 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 38 49
Median daily rate £455 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.05% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £308 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £593 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
+12.00% +11.94%
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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -16 68 £468 +3.88% 33
London -1 24 £500 -4.76% 15
South East +12 17 £425 -2.85% 4
Scotland +3 12 £410 +60.78%
Hampshire +8 11 £450 - 1
North West +10 10 £446 -13.18% 2
Merseyside - 7 £421 - 1
Yorkshire -6 6 £515 +47.14% 5
City of London +44 5 £488 -15.21% 4
Basingstoke +7 5 - -
Liverpool - 5 £446 - 1
Glasgow +6 4 £295 +15.68%
Edinburgh +5 4 - -
West Yorkshire -7 4 £480 +31.50% 3
South West - 4 £375 - 2
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £420 -
Clydebank - 4 £420 -
Manchester -2 3 £508 -
West Midlands -31 3 £281 - 1
Oxfordshire +11 2 £375 -16.66%
Berkshire -1 2 - - 2
Birmingham -10 2 £281 - 1
North East -34 2 £318 -20.62%
East of England +21 1 £495 - 2
Milton Keynes +18 1 - -
Hertfordshire +17 1 £495 -
Buckinghamshire +10 1 - -
East Midlands -4 1 - - 2
Bracknell -6 1 - -
Leeds -11 1 £480 +37.14%

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 63 (30.88%) Linux
2 61 (29.90%) Windows
3 48 (23.53%) Finance
4 36 (17.65%) Oracle
4 36 (17.65%) ITIL
5 33 (16.18%) Firewall
6 32 (15.69%) Windows Server
7 30 (14.71%) VMware
8 27 (13.24%) Banking
9 25 (12.25%) Cisco
9 25 (12.25%) Active Directory
9 25 (12.25%) Security Cleared
9 25 (12.25%) PowerShell
10 24 (11.76%) F5
10 24 (11.76%) Microsoft
10 24 (11.76%) Red Hat
11 23 (11.27%) Unix
11 23 (11.27%) SC Cleared
12 22 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (10.78%) WebSphere
13 20 (9.80%) AIX
13 20 (9.80%) Configuration Management
14 17 (8.33%) Java
14 17 (8.33%) IBM
14 17 (8.33%) Puppet
14 17 (8.33%) Data Centre
15 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
15 16 (7.84%) Perl
15 16 (7.84%) Web Services
16 15 (7.35%) SQL

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 22 (10.78%) WebSphere
2 13 (6.37%) IIS
2 13 (6.37%) JBoss
3 11 (5.39%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.94%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (1.96%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (1.47%) CMS
6 3 (1.47%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.47%) SAS
7 2 (0.98%) Apache
7 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.98%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Pig
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.49%) Confluence
8 1 (0.49%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.49%) Jetty
8 1 (0.49%) nginx
8 1 (0.49%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (5.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.98%) MS Office
2 2 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.49%) DOC1
3 1 (0.49%) InVision
Business Applications
1 7 (3.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.98%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.49%) Endur
3 1 (0.49%) Findur
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.49%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.49%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.47%) Office 365
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.98%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon Kinesis
5 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudTrail
5 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) Route 53
5 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.18%) Firewall
2 15 (7.35%) DNS
3 14 (6.86%) SSL
4 13 (6.37%) Internet
4 13 (6.37%) TCP/IP
5 11 (5.39%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (4.90%) SAN
7 9 (4.41%) DMZ
8 8 (3.92%) HTTP
9 7 (3.43%) tcpdump
9 7 (3.43%) WAN
10 6 (2.94%) BIG-IP
10 6 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 6 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (2.94%) LAN
10 6 (2.94%) Wireless
11 5 (2.45%) DHCP
11 5 (2.45%) LDAP
11 5 (2.45%) MPLS
11 5 (2.45%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.88%) DB2
2 10 (4.90%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (4.90%) SQL Server
3 9 (4.41%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.43%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 6 (2.94%) MySQL
6 3 (1.47%) Big Data
6 3 (1.47%) QlikView
6 3 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.98%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.49%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.49%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 9 (4.41%) Maven
2 8 (3.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (3.43%) Artifactory
3 7 (3.43%) Gradle
3 7 (3.43%) TortoiseSVN
4 6 (2.94%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.96%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.98%) JIRA
6 2 (0.98%) JUnit
6 2 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.49%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.49%) GitLab
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.49%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.49%) Subversion
7 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (23.53%) Finance
2 27 (13.24%) Banking
3 12 (5.88%) Retail
4 9 (4.41%) Law
5 5 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.45%) Legal
6 3 (1.47%) Advertising
6 3 (1.47%) Publishing
7 2 (0.98%) Back Office
7 2 (0.98%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.98%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.49%) Billing
8 1 (0.49%) German Language
8 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.49%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.84%) Web Services
2 12 (5.88%) Middleware
3 7 (3.43%) HTML
4 6 (2.94%) J2EE
5 5 (2.45%) CSS
5 5 (2.45%) HTML5
5 5 (2.45%) REST
5 5 (2.45%) XML
6 4 (1.96%) .NET
6 4 (1.96%) JSON
7 3 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.47%) Apache Cordova
7 3 (1.47%) PhoneGap
7 3 (1.47%) Sencha Touch
7 3 (1.47%) WCF
7 3 (1.47%) XSLT
8 2 (0.98%) EJB
8 2 (0.98%) OAuth
8 2 (0.98%) RESTful
8 2 (0.98%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.90%) Clustering
4 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.45%) CMDB
7 4 (1.96%) DataPower
7 4 (1.96%) Equities
7 4 (1.96%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.96%) PKI
8 3 (1.47%) Derivative
8 3 (1.47%) FMCG
8 3 (1.47%) Replication
8 3 (1.47%) User Experience
9 2 (0.98%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.98%) IBM XIV
9 2 (0.98%) IVR
9 2 (0.98%) Mainframe
9 2 (0.98%) RIA
9 2 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 63 (30.88%) Linux
2 61 (29.90%) Windows
3 32 (15.69%) Windows Server
4 23 (11.27%) Unix
5 20 (9.80%) AIX
6 15 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (5.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.94%) Android
9 6 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.98%) Solaris
10 2 (0.98%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) HPUX
11 1 (0.49%) OS/2
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (17.65%) ITIL
2 20 (9.80%) Configuration Management
3 15 (7.35%) Server Building
4 14 (6.86%) DevOps
5 12 (5.88%) ITSM
6 11 (5.39%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (5.39%) Service Delivery
6 11 (5.39%) SIEM
7 10 (4.90%) Change Management
7 10 (4.90%) Project Management
7 10 (4.90%) Service Management
8 9 (4.41%) Load Balancing
9 8 (3.92%) Migration
10 7 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.43%) Identity Management
10 7 (3.43%) Open Source
10 7 (3.43%) Process Improvement
10 7 (3.43%) Release Management
10 7 (3.43%) Vulnerability Management
11 6 (2.94%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.25%) PowerShell
2 17 (8.33%) Java
3 16 (7.84%) Perl
4 15 (7.35%) SQL
5 10 (4.90%) JavaScript
6 6 (2.94%) C#
6 6 (2.94%) VBScript
7 5 (2.45%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.45%) PHP
8 4 (1.96%) Python
8 4 (1.96%) Ruby
8 4 (1.96%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.47%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.98%) C++
10 2 (0.98%) VB
11 1 (0.49%) C
11 1 (0.49%) Groovy
11 1 (0.49%) Scala
11 1 (0.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (12.25%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.27%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.45%) Degree
3 5 (2.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.47%) CCA
4 3 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (1.47%) LPIC
5 2 (0.98%) MCSA
5 2 (0.98%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.98%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.49%) CCNA
6 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.49%) CNE
6 1 (0.49%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.49%) MCITP
6 1 (0.49%) MCP
6 1 (0.49%) MCSE
6 1 (0.49%) Novell Certification
6 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.49%) QA
2 1 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (12.25%) Active Directory
2 22 (10.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (4.90%) Firmware
4 9 (4.41%) Docker
4 9 (4.41%) vSphere
5 7 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.94%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.94%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.45%) UAG
7 5 (2.45%) XenApp
8 3 (1.47%) RACF
8 3 (1.47%) Squid
8 3 (1.47%) vCloud
8 3 (1.47%) Xen
9 2 (0.98%) ACF2
9 2 (0.98%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.98%) KVM
9 2 (0.98%) Shibboleth
9 2 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (8.33%) Puppet
2 8 (3.92%) WSUS
3 6 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (2.94%) QRadar
3 6 (2.94%) SCCM
4 4 (1.96%) Ansible
4 4 (1.96%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.96%) SCOM
5 3 (1.47%) AppDNA
5 3 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.47%) vMotion
6 2 (0.98%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.98%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.98%) zSecure
7 1 (0.49%) Nagios
7 1 (0.49%) Nessus
7 1 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.49%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 36 (17.65%) Oracle
2 30 (14.71%) VMware
3 25 (12.25%) Cisco
4 24 (11.76%) F5
4 24 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 24 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 17 (8.33%) IBM
6 12 (5.88%) Citrix
7 11 (5.39%) CheckPoint
7 11 (5.39%) Informatica
8 8 (3.92%) Dell
8 8 (3.92%) HP
9 7 (3.43%) BMC
9 7 (3.43%) EMC
9 7 (3.43%) Remedy
10 6 (2.94%) Blue Coat
11 5 (2.45%) 3Com
11 5 (2.45%) Google
11 5 (2.45%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.45%) Teradata
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