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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 524 537 515
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 123 103 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.19% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 47 61
Median daily rate £420 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 0 109 £450 +24.13% 11
London -25 33 £390 -2.50% 4
South East +6 30 £450 +5.88% 2
Hampshire +11 15 £450 +5.88% 1
Scotland -14 14 £394 +206.42% 1
East of England +13 13 £525 +31.25%
City of London +34 11 £450 +12.50% 1
South West +7 10 £365 +25.86%
West Yorkshire +16 8 £600 +76.47%
Cambridgeshire +14 8 £525 +16.66%
Yorkshire +7 8 £600 +76.47%
Cambridge +7 8 £525 +16.66%
Livingston +10 7 £369 -7.81%
West Lothian +10 7 £369 -7.81%
East Midlands +5 7 £290 -3.33%
Bristol - 7 £365 -
Farnborough +11 6 £450 +12.50%
North West -7 6 £388 -0.51% 1
Hertfordshire +16 5 £491 +40.21%
Berkshire +8 4 £450 +26.31%
Nottingham -6 4 £375 +27.11%
Nottinghamshire -8 4 £375 +25.00%
Kent - 4 £432 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £432 -
Oxfordshire +8 3 - -
Wiltshire +2 3 £550 -
Manchester -7 3 £495 +41.42% 1
Edinburgh -10 3 £419 - 1
Leicestershire - 3 £290 -
Brentford - 3 £275 -

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 74 (33.33%) Linux
2 66 (29.73%) Windows
3 50 (22.52%) Finance
4 41 (18.47%) Oracle
5 40 (18.02%) ITIL
6 33 (14.86%) VMware
7 31 (13.96%) Windows Server
8 30 (13.51%) Firewall
9 29 (13.06%) Security Cleared
10 26 (11.71%) Puppet
11 25 (11.26%) Microsoft
12 24 (10.81%) Cisco
12 24 (10.81%) SC Cleared
13 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (10.36%) WebSphere
13 23 (10.36%) Configuration Management
13 23 (10.36%) Data Centre
14 22 (9.91%) Active Directory
14 22 (9.91%) AIX
14 22 (9.91%) PowerShell
14 22 (9.91%) F5
15 21 (9.46%) DevOps
16 20 (9.01%) Banking
16 20 (9.01%) Unix
16 20 (9.01%) SQL
16 20 (9.01%) IBM
17 19 (8.56%) Red Hat
18 18 (8.11%) DNS
18 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure

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 23 (10.36%) WebSphere
2 12 (5.41%) IIS
3 8 (3.60%) JBoss
4 6 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.80%) CMS
6 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.35%) CICS
7 3 (1.35%) Confluence
8 2 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.45%) Apache
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.45%) nginx
9 1 (0.45%) Node.js
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.25%) MS Office
3 2 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.45%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.90%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.45%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.45%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 17 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.35%) Office 365
4 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.45%) GitHub
4 1 (0.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (13.51%) Firewall
2 18 (8.11%) DNS
3 14 (6.31%) Cisco ASA
3 14 (6.31%) Internet
3 14 (6.31%) SAN
4 12 (5.41%) SSL
5 9 (4.05%) HTTP
5 9 (4.05%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.60%) BIG-IP
6 8 (3.60%) DMZ
6 8 (3.60%) WAN
7 7 (3.15%) DHCP
7 7 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 7 (3.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 7 (3.15%) LAN
7 7 (3.15%) MPLS
8 6 (2.70%) LDAP
8 6 (2.70%) Wireless
9 5 (2.25%) ATM
9 5 (2.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (6.31%) DB2
2 11 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.25%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.80%) MySQL
4 4 (1.80%) Oracle BI EE
4 4 (1.80%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.35%) QlikView
5 3 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.90%) Big Data
6 2 (0.90%) DataStage
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.90%) Pentaho
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.45%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.45%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (0.45%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 12 (5.41%) Maven
2 10 (4.50%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.15%) Artifactory
4 6 (2.70%) Subversion
5 4 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (1.80%) Gradle
5 4 (1.80%) Hudson
5 4 (1.80%) JIRA
5 4 (1.80%) Liquibase
5 4 (1.80%) Selenium
5 4 (1.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.80%) TortoiseSVN
6 3 (1.35%) Axure RP
6 3 (1.35%) Checkstyle
6 3 (1.35%) Cobertura
6 3 (1.35%) FindBugs
6 3 (1.35%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.90%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 50 (22.52%) Finance
2 20 (9.01%) Banking
3 12 (5.41%) Retail
4 11 (4.95%) Law
5 3 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.35%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Legal
6 2 (0.90%) Publishing
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.21%) Middleware
2 9 (4.05%) HTML
3 8 (3.60%) Web Services
4 7 (3.15%) CSS
5 6 (2.70%) REST
6 5 (2.25%) HTML5
7 4 (1.80%) J2EE
7 4 (1.80%) jQuery
8 3 (1.35%) .NET
9 2 (0.90%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.90%) Apache Cordova
9 2 (0.90%) IBM Integration Bus
9 2 (0.90%) JSON
9 2 (0.90%) PhoneGap
9 2 (0.90%) SAP Basis
9 2 (0.90%) Sencha Touch
9 2 (0.90%) WCF
9 2 (0.90%) XML
10 1 (0.45%) AngularJS
10 1 (0.45%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.36%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.86%) Clustering
4 7 (3.15%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.70%) Tandem
6 5 (2.25%) FMCG
6 5 (2.25%) Replication
6 5 (2.25%) User Experience
7 4 (1.80%) CMDB
7 4 (1.80%) Equities
7 4 (1.80%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.80%) iSeries
7 4 (1.80%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.35%) DataPower
8 3 (1.35%) Derivative
8 3 (1.35%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.35%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.35%) W3C
9 2 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.90%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 74 (33.33%) Linux
2 66 (29.73%) Windows
3 31 (13.96%) Windows Server
4 22 (9.91%) AIX
5 20 (9.01%) Unix
6 15 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.25%) Android
9 5 (2.25%) Apple iOS
10 4 (1.80%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.80%) Solaris
11 3 (1.35%) OpenVMS
11 3 (1.35%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.35%) zOS
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.45%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.45%) OS/2
13 1 (0.45%) VMS
13 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.02%) ITIL
2 23 (10.36%) Configuration Management
3 21 (9.46%) DevOps
4 16 (7.21%) SIEM
5 15 (6.76%) Project Management
6 14 (6.31%) Server Building
7 13 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (5.86%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.95%) Open Source
9 10 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.60%) Information Security
11 8 (3.60%) ITSM
11 8 (3.60%) Load Balancing
11 8 (3.60%) Process Improvement
12 7 (3.15%) Capacity Management
12 7 (3.15%) Mentoring
12 7 (3.15%) Service Management
12 7 (3.15%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.91%) PowerShell
2 20 (9.01%) SQL
3 15 (6.76%) Java
4 14 (6.31%) JavaScript
5 13 (5.86%) Perl
6 8 (3.60%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.25%) PHP
8 4 (1.80%) C#
8 4 (1.80%) Python
9 3 (1.35%) C
9 3 (1.35%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.35%) Ruby
9 3 (1.35%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.90%) C++
10 2 (0.90%) Objective-C
10 2 (0.90%) VBScript
11 1 (0.45%) ABAP
11 1 (0.45%) PeopleCode
11 1 (0.45%) VB
11 1 (0.45%) VBA
Qualifications
1 29 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.35%) CCA
3 3 (1.35%) CISSP
3 3 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (1.35%) Degree
3 3 (1.35%) LPIC
3 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.90%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.90%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.45%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.45%) CCNA
5 1 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.45%) IBM Certification
5 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.45%) MCITP
5 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.45%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.35%) GPG13
2 3 (1.35%) SLA
2 3 (1.35%) WCAG
3 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.45%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.45%) JSP 440
System Software
1 23 (10.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (9.91%) Active Directory
3 11 (4.95%) Firmware
3 11 (4.95%) vSphere
4 9 (4.05%) Docker
4 9 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.25%) UAG
5 5 (2.25%) XenApp
6 4 (1.80%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.80%) vCloud
6 4 (1.80%) VMware ESX
7 3 (1.35%) KVM
7 3 (1.35%) Squid
7 3 (1.35%) Xen
7 3 (1.35%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.90%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.90%) RACF
8 2 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.45%) NFS
9 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 26 (11.71%) Puppet
2 10 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (4.05%) QRadar
4 6 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 6 (2.70%) SCOM
5 5 (2.25%) Ansible
5 5 (2.25%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.25%) WSUS
6 4 (1.80%) Nagios
6 4 (1.80%) SCCM
6 4 (1.80%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.35%) AppDNA
7 3 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.35%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.35%) vMotion
8 2 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (0.90%) Nessus
9 1 (0.45%) Control-M
9 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.45%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (18.47%) Oracle
2 33 (14.86%) VMware
3 25 (11.26%) Microsoft
4 24 (10.81%) Cisco
5 22 (9.91%) F5
6 20 (9.01%) IBM
7 19 (8.56%) Red Hat
8 13 (5.86%) Citrix
9 12 (5.41%) CheckPoint
10 10 (4.50%) HP
11 8 (3.60%) Informatica
12 7 (3.15%) Atlassian
12 7 (3.15%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.15%) Dell
13 5 (2.25%) BMC
13 5 (2.25%) Remedy
14 4 (1.80%) Avaya
14 4 (1.80%) SAP
14 4 (1.80%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.80%) Symantec
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago