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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 535 540 430
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -110
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 96 72 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 40 74
Average daily rate
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£423 £400 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.75% +2.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £610
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -8.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -2 84 £425 +6.25% 36
London +13 35 £450 +10.09% 17
South East -15 22 £425 -29.16% 6
West Yorkshire -23 12 £365 +12.30% 2
Yorkshire -24 12 £350 +7.69% 3
Scotland -13 10 £300 -25.00% 5
Hampshire - 9 £450 -
Leeds -25 7 £350 +7.69%
South West +1 6 £500 +81.81% 4
City of London 0 6 £575 +35.29% 1
Glasgow -1 6 £293 -18.18% 1
Wiltshire 0 5 £500 +81.81% 4
Swindon -1 5 £500 +81.81% 4
North West -34 5 £200 -38.46% 2
Surrey - 4 - - 2
Bradford - 4 £380 -
Basingstoke - 4 £500 -
Berkshire -1 3 £425 -19.04% 1
Manchester -16 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 - 1
Staines - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 3 £525 -
Nottinghamshire -6 2 - -
East Midlands -8 2 - -
Nottingham -12 2 - -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £325 -45.83% 2
West Sussex - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £450 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £350 -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 54 (27.41%) Windows
2 45 (22.84%) Microsoft
2 45 (22.84%) Finance
3 34 (17.26%) Active Directory
4 33 (16.75%) ITIL
5 31 (15.74%) UNIX
6 30 (15.23%) Oracle
7 28 (14.21%) VMware
8 27 (13.71%) Linux
9 25 (12.69%) Data Centre
10 24 (12.18%) SQL
10 24 (12.18%) Migration
11 23 (11.68%) Cisco
12 22 (11.17%) SQL Server
13 19 (9.64%) XML
13 19 (9.64%) MS Exchange
13 19 (9.64%) Change Management
14 17 (8.63%) Banking
14 17 (8.63%) SAN
15 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
16 15 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (7.61%) Firewall
16 15 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
17 14 (7.11%) IBM
17 14 (7.11%) DNS
17 14 (7.11%) Java
17 14 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 19 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (5.08%) Lync
4 8 (4.06%) IIS
4 8 (4.06%) JBoss
5 7 (3.55%) WebSphere
6 6 (3.05%) Office Communications Server
6 6 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
7 5 (2.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (2.03%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.52%) CICS
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.52%) Documentum
9 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.02%) SAS
10 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.51%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.05%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.51%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.02%) Agresso
3 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.51%) Maximo
3 1 (0.51%) Summit
3 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.08%) Office 365
3 6 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.03%) IaaS
5 3 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.52%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Veeva
6 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.63%) SAN
2 15 (7.61%) Firewall
3 14 (7.11%) DNS
4 11 (5.58%) WAN
5 10 (5.08%) TCP/IP
5 10 (5.08%) LDAP
6 9 (4.57%) LAN
6 9 (4.57%) DHCP
7 8 (4.06%) VPN
7 8 (4.06%) ATM
7 8 (4.06%) Network Security
8 7 (3.55%) VoIP
9 6 (3.05%) HTTP
9 6 (3.05%) SSL
10 5 (2.54%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.03%) NAS
11 4 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (2.03%) BGP
11 4 (2.03%) Kerberos
12 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.06%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.52%) MySQL
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.52%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.02%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.51%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.51%) Big Data
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.51%) dBASE
6 1 (0.51%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.51%) MS Access
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Selenium
1 5 (2.54%) SoapUI
1 5 (2.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.03%) Selenium IDE
3 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.02%) Subversion
4 2 (1.02%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) JUnit
5 1 (0.51%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.51%) Maven
5 1 (0.51%) Toad
5 1 (0.51%) Hudson
5 1 (0.51%) GDB
5 1 (0.51%) Redmine
5 1 (0.51%) Gradle
5 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
General
1 45 (22.84%) Finance
2 17 (8.63%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Retail
4 5 (2.54%) Law
5 3 (1.52%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) French Language
6 2 (1.02%) German Language
6 2 (1.02%) Italian Language
6 2 (1.02%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.02%) Back Office
7 1 (0.51%) Electronics
7 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.51%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.64%) XML
2 13 (6.60%) Web Services
3 9 (4.57%) .NET
4 8 (4.06%) SOAP
5 5 (2.54%) HTML
5 5 (2.54%) XML Schema
5 5 (2.54%) JSON
6 4 (2.03%) REST
6 4 (2.03%) Middleware
7 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
7 3 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (1.52%) XSD
8 2 (1.02%) SAML
8 2 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
8 2 (1.02%) X-Windows
8 2 (1.02%) 802.1X
8 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
9 1 (0.51%) jQuery
9 1 (0.51%) JAX-WS
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 25 (12.69%) Data Centre
2 9 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.55%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.54%) LPAR
5 4 (2.03%) Clustering
5 4 (2.03%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.52%) Tandem
6 3 (1.52%) PKI
6 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.52%) User Experience
7 2 (1.02%) BYOD
7 2 (1.02%) Symmetrix DMX
7 2 (1.02%) Visualisation
7 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.02%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.02%) CMDB
7 2 (1.02%) Wiki
7 2 (1.02%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.02%) Celerra
7 2 (1.02%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 54 (27.41%) Windows
2 31 (15.74%) UNIX
3 27 (13.71%) Linux
4 16 (8.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (7.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (5.08%) Windows XP
7 9 (4.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.57%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.55%) Solaris
9 5 (2.54%) AIX
9 5 (2.54%) Apple iOS
9 5 (2.54%) Android
10 2 (1.02%) zOS
10 2 (1.02%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (1.02%) HPUX
11 1 (0.51%) SUSE
11 1 (0.51%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.75%) ITIL
2 24 (12.18%) Migration
3 19 (9.64%) Change Management
4 15 (7.61%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (7.61%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (6.09%) PRINCE2
6 11 (5.58%) CRM
6 11 (5.58%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.08%) Information Security
8 9 (4.57%) Data Modelling
8 9 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.57%) Project Management
9 7 (3.55%) Software Testing
9 7 (3.55%) Cyber Security
10 6 (3.05%) Build Automation
10 6 (3.05%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.05%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.54%) Content Management
11 5 (2.54%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.54%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (12.18%) SQL
2 14 (7.11%) Java
3 12 (6.09%) PowerShell
4 11 (5.58%) VB
5 7 (3.55%) Python
5 7 (3.55%) C#
5 7 (3.55%) Perl
6 6 (3.05%) Shell Script
7 5 (2.54%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.03%) C++
8 4 (2.03%) C
9 3 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.52%) Ruby
10 2 (1.02%) Korn
10 2 (1.02%) Lisp
10 2 (1.02%) VBA
10 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.51%) VBScript
11 1 (0.51%) JCL
Qualifications
1 14 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (6.60%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.09%) Degree
4 8 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.06%) CCNP
5 7 (3.55%) MCSE
6 6 (3.05%) SC Cleared
7 5 (2.54%) MCITP
7 5 (2.54%) CCIE
7 5 (2.54%) CCNA
8 4 (2.03%) ISEB
8 4 (2.03%) ISTQB
8 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (2.03%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (2.03%) CISSP
8 4 (2.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.02%) CCVP
9 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 34 (17.26%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.57%) vSphere
4 7 (3.55%) XenApp
4 7 (3.55%) VMware ESX
5 3 (1.52%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.02%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (1.02%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.02%) MetaFrame
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Server
6 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
6 2 (1.02%) RACF
6 2 (1.02%) UAG
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.51%) KVM
7 1 (0.51%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.51%) Squid
Systems Management
1 13 (6.60%) SCCM
2 9 (4.57%) Tivoli
2 9 (4.57%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (3.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (2.54%) SCOM
5 4 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.52%) Puppet
6 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.02%) Control-M
7 2 (1.02%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.02%) Rundeck
8 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.51%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.51%) StatsD
8 1 (0.51%) Cisco LMS
8 1 (0.51%) WSUS
8 1 (0.51%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 45 (22.84%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.23%) Oracle
3 28 (14.21%) VMware
4 23 (11.68%) Cisco
5 14 (7.11%) IBM
6 13 (6.60%) Red Hat
7 12 (6.09%) Citrix
8 11 (5.58%) EMC
8 11 (5.58%) McAfee
9 10 (5.08%) HP
10 8 (4.06%) Blue Coat
11 6 (3.05%) F5
11 6 (3.05%) Varonis
11 6 (3.05%) Hitachi
12 5 (2.54%) Adobe
12 5 (2.54%) SolarWinds
12 5 (2.54%) IronPort
13 4 (2.03%) Tripwire
13 4 (2.03%) SAP
13 4 (2.03%) Siebel
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