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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 522 519 490
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 104 93 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.19% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 44 49
Average daily rate £450 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £262 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 84 £450 -5.26% 26
South East +24 28 £450 -7.69% 7
London +2 24 £365 -27.00% 8
Scotland 0 19 £420 +36.91% 2
Hampshire +13 11 £450 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 9 £600 -
East Midlands - 9 £600 -
Edinburgh -8 8 £519 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £410 - 1
West Yorkshire - 8 £410 - 1
Nottingham - 8 £600 -
East of England +6 7 £506 +74.56% 3
Leeds - 7 £410 - 1
Berkshire +10 6 £550 -11.96% 3
Glasgow +7 6 £275 -15.38%
City of London +32 5 £575 +43.75% 2
North West -29 5 £401 +6.93% 2
Crawley - 5 £300 -
West Sussex - 5 £450 -
Manchester -16 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £488 - 1
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Farnborough - 3 £450 - 1
Reading - 3 £600 -
South West +6 2 £388 +3.33% 4
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £525 - 1
Clydebank - 2 £420 -
Paisley - 2 - -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 57 (24.68%) Windows
2 56 (24.24%) Linux
3 51 (22.08%) Oracle
4 49 (21.21%) Finance
5 40 (17.32%) Unix
6 37 (16.02%) SQL
6 37 (16.02%) ITIL
7 30 (12.99%) Banking
8 29 (12.55%) WebSphere
9 28 (12.12%) Security Cleared
10 27 (11.69%) Microsoft
11 26 (11.26%) VMware
12 25 (10.82%) Data Centre
13 23 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
13 23 (9.96%) Cisco
14 21 (9.09%) SC Cleared
15 20 (8.66%) Windows Server
16 19 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (7.79%) Java
17 18 (7.79%) Puppet
18 16 (6.93%) DNS
19 15 (6.49%) Firewall
19 15 (6.49%) Jenkins
20 14 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (6.06%) IBM
20 14 (6.06%) SLA
21 13 (5.63%) Active Directory
21 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
21 13 (5.63%) PowerShell
22 12 (5.19%) Cisco ASA

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 29 (12.55%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.03%) MS Exchange
3 7 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (2.60%) CICS
5 5 (2.16%) CMS
5 5 (2.16%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (2.16%) IIS
5 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.30%) Confluence
7 3 (1.30%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.30%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere Portal
8 2 (0.87%) Apache
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.87%) JBoss
8 2 (0.87%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.43%) nginx
9 1 (0.43%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.16%) MS Office
3 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 3 (1.30%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.87%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.43%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.16%) Office 365
4 3 (1.30%) IaaS
4 3 (1.30%) PaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.43%) GitHub
5 1 (0.43%) SaaS
5 1 (0.43%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.93%) DNS
2 15 (6.49%) Firewall
3 12 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
4 11 (4.76%) HTTP
4 11 (4.76%) SSL
5 9 (3.90%) Network Security
6 8 (3.46%) BIG-IP
6 8 (3.46%) DHCP
6 8 (3.46%) SAN
7 7 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (3.03%) Internet
7 7 (3.03%) MPLS
7 7 (3.03%) TCP/IP
8 5 (2.16%) ATM
9 4 (1.73%) HTTPS
9 4 (1.73%) LAN
9 4 (1.73%) NetScaler
9 4 (1.73%) WAN
10 2 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.90%) DB2
3 6 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.73%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.30%) MySQL
6 2 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.87%) DataStage
6 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (0.87%) Pentaho
7 1 (0.43%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.43%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.43%) OLAP
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 1 (0.43%) QlikView
7 1 (0.43%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.33%) Subversion
4 8 (3.46%) Maven
5 6 (2.60%) Hudson
5 6 (2.60%) JIRA
6 5 (2.16%) Selenium
7 4 (1.73%) Liquibase
7 4 (1.73%) SoapUI
7 4 (1.73%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.30%) Ant
8 3 (1.30%) Artifactory
8 3 (1.30%) Axure RP
8 3 (1.30%) Checkstyle
8 3 (1.30%) Cobertura
8 3 (1.30%) FindBugs
9 2 (0.87%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.87%) Talend Open Studio
10 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.43%) Fiddler
General
1 49 (21.21%) Finance
2 30 (12.99%) Banking
3 7 (3.03%) Retail
3 7 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.60%) Law
5 5 (2.16%) Legal
6 2 (0.87%) Billing
6 2 (0.87%) Electronics
6 2 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.87%) Marketing
6 2 (0.87%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.43%) Military
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.19%) Middleware
2 8 (3.46%) HTML
3 7 (3.03%) CSS
4 6 (2.60%) REST
5 5 (2.16%) J2EE
5 5 (2.16%) RESTful
6 4 (1.73%) jQuery
6 4 (1.73%) OAuth
6 4 (1.73%) OAuth2
6 4 (1.73%) OpenID
6 4 (1.73%) Web Services
7 3 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
7 3 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.30%) XML
8 2 (0.87%) .NET
8 2 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (0.87%) ISPF
8 2 (0.87%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.96%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.19%) Clustering
4 11 (4.76%) Tandem
5 6 (2.60%) iSeries
5 6 (2.60%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.60%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.16%) Replication
7 4 (1.73%) DataPower
7 4 (1.73%) Security Operations Centre
7 4 (1.73%) User Experience
8 3 (1.30%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.30%) FMCG
8 3 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.30%) Smart Meter
8 3 (1.30%) W3C
9 2 (0.87%) AS400
9 2 (0.87%) Blackberry
9 2 (0.87%) CMDB
9 2 (0.87%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 57 (24.68%) Windows
2 56 (24.24%) Linux
3 40 (17.32%) Unix
4 20 (8.66%) Windows Server
5 12 (5.19%) AIX
5 12 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.03%) zOS
8 5 (2.16%) OpenVMS
8 5 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.73%) Android
9 4 (1.73%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.73%) Oracle Linux
9 4 (1.73%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.30%) CentOS
10 3 (1.30%) Solaris
10 3 (1.30%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.43%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (16.02%) ITIL
2 19 (8.23%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (5.19%) DevOps
3 12 (5.19%) Migration
3 12 (5.19%) Project Management
4 11 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 11 (4.76%) SIEM
4 11 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (4.33%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (4.33%) Information Security
6 9 (3.90%) High Availability
6 9 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (3.90%) Process Improvement
6 9 (3.90%) Web Development
7 8 (3.46%) Configuration Management
7 8 (3.46%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.03%) CRM
8 7 (3.03%) Mentoring
8 7 (3.03%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 37 (16.02%) SQL
2 18 (7.79%) Java
3 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
3 13 (5.63%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.60%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.60%) Perl
4 6 (2.60%) PHP
4 6 (2.60%) Python
4 6 (2.60%) Ruby
4 6 (2.60%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.73%) PL/SQL
6 3 (1.30%) C
6 3 (1.30%) C++
7 2 (0.87%) JCL
7 2 (0.87%) VBScript
8 1 (0.43%) ABAP
8 1 (0.43%) C#
8 1 (0.43%) PeopleCode
8 1 (0.43%) SQR
8 1 (0.43%) X++
Qualifications
1 28 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.46%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.03%) CISSP
5 6 (2.60%) Degree
6 4 (1.73%) CCIE
6 4 (1.73%) CCNP
7 3 (1.30%) CCNA
7 3 (1.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.87%) LPIC
9 1 (0.43%) IBM Certification
9 1 (0.43%) ISEB
9 1 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.43%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.43%) MCSE
9 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.43%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.06%) SLA
2 6 (2.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.30%) GPG13
3 3 (1.30%) WCAG
4 2 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 14 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (5.63%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.60%) XenApp
3 6 (2.60%) XenDesktop
4 5 (2.16%) RACF
4 5 (2.16%) VMware ESX
4 5 (2.16%) vSphere
5 2 (0.87%) Docker
5 2 (0.87%) Firmware
5 2 (0.87%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.87%) NFS
5 2 (0.87%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (0.87%) vCloud
5 2 (0.87%) Xen
6 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.43%) KVM
6 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.43%) RHEV
6 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 18 (7.79%) Puppet
2 9 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.03%) QRadar
4 4 (1.73%) Ansible
4 4 (1.73%) Nagios
4 4 (1.73%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.30%) SCCM
5 3 (1.30%) SCOM
5 3 (1.30%) TIBCO Hawk
5 3 (1.30%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (0.87%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.87%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.87%) Nessus
6 2 (0.87%) OMEGAMON
6 2 (0.87%) WSUS
7 1 (0.43%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.43%) Opsview
Vendors
1 51 (22.08%) Oracle
2 27 (11.69%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.26%) VMware
4 23 (9.96%) Cisco
5 14 (6.06%) IBM
6 12 (5.19%) Blue Coat
6 12 (5.19%) Citrix
7 11 (4.76%) F5
8 10 (4.33%) ServiceNow
9 9 (3.90%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.46%) CheckPoint
10 8 (3.46%) SAP
11 7 (3.03%) HP
12 5 (2.16%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.73%) Cyber-Ark
13 4 (1.73%) EMC
13 4 (1.73%) Facebook
13 4 (1.73%) Google
13 4 (1.73%) IronPort
13 4 (1.73%) Twitter
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