The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 522 428 408
Rank change year-on-year
-94 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 82 137 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.27% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.29% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 66 89
Average daily rate
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£390 £388 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +5.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £228 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £471 £464 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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 -48 64 £394 +5.00% 41
London 0 27 £405 -4.98% 10
Scotland -36 15 £325 -23.07% 1
South East -35 12 £463 +21.71% 14
North West -1 8 £280 +1.81% 1
Glasgow -6 8 £330 -21.42% 1
Edinburgh -22 7 £325 +53.84%
East of England -28 7 £280 -22.76% 4
Berkshire +9 6 £390 +110.81% 3
City of London -2 6 £425 -5.55% 4
Yorkshire -13 6 £325 -3.70% 3
Hertfordshire +1 4 - - 2
Leeds +1 4 £325 -3.70% 2
West Yorkshire -11 4 £325 -16.93% 3
Milton Keynes -12 3 £600 +55.84%
Buckinghamshire -14 3 £600 +55.84% 2
Hampshire - 3 £400 - 3
East Midlands -1 2 - - 3
West Midlands -12 2 £340 +23.63% 3
Manchester - 2 - -
Reading +7 1 - - 3
South Yorkshire 0 1 £120 -52.00%
Surrey - - - - 3
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Lothian - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 62 (32.29%) Windows
2 45 (23.44%) UNIX
3 43 (22.40%) Microsoft
4 42 (21.88%) Finance
5 37 (19.27%) Linux
6 35 (18.23%) SQL
6 35 (18.23%) Security Cleared
7 32 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 32 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 30 (15.63%) Oracle
9 29 (15.10%) Java
10 27 (14.06%) ITIL
11 24 (12.50%) VMware
12 22 (11.46%) Banking
13 21 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (10.42%) Migration
14 20 (10.42%) HP
15 19 (9.90%) Cisco
16 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
17 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 15 (7.81%) Red Hat
18 15 (7.81%) IBM
19 14 (7.29%) Citrix
19 14 (7.29%) MS Exchange
19 14 (7.29%) Apache
19 14 (7.29%) J2EE
19 14 (7.29%) Windows 7
19 14 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (7.29%) SCCM
20 13 (6.77%) SQL Server

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 14 (7.29%) Apache
1 14 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.73%) Tomcat
2 11 (5.73%) IIS
2 11 (5.73%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (3.65%) WebLogic
4 7 (3.65%) CICS
5 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.60%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.08%) Confluence
7 4 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.08%) MQSeries
8 3 (1.56%) Lync
9 2 (1.04%) Node.js
9 2 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.52%) Joomla!
10 1 (0.52%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 17 (8.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.13%) MS Office
3 3 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) RMDS
2 2 (1.04%) Summit
3 1 (0.52%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.04%) GitHub
3 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.52%) PaaS
3 1 (0.52%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.73%) Firewall
2 8 (4.17%) VPN
3 7 (3.65%) DNS
4 6 (3.13%) WAN
4 6 (3.13%) DHCP
4 6 (3.13%) SAN
5 5 (2.60%) SSL
5 5 (2.60%) LAN
6 4 (2.08%) GPRS
6 4 (2.08%) Internet
6 4 (2.08%) 4G
7 3 (1.56%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (1.56%) LDAP
7 3 (1.56%) HTTP
8 2 (1.04%) WLAN
8 2 (1.04%) Wireless
8 2 (1.04%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.04%) SSH
8 2 (1.04%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.77%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.69%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.17%) DB2
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.60%) Data Mart
4 5 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
5 4 (2.08%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.56%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.04%) Ingres
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (1.04%) Cognos Framework Manager
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (1.04%) Big Data
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 6 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 5 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 5 (2.60%) JIRA
3 4 (2.08%) Subversion
4 3 (1.56%) Ant
5 2 (1.04%) Maven
5 2 (1.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.04%) Metasploit
5 2 (1.04%) Grunt
5 2 (1.04%) Yeoman
5 2 (1.04%) Zephyr
6 1 (0.52%) Gradle
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.52%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.52%) PowerBuilder
General
1 42 (21.88%) Finance
2 22 (11.46%) Banking
3 9 (4.69%) Retail
4 6 (3.13%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.60%) Publishing
6 4 (2.08%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.56%) Back Office
7 3 (1.56%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.04%) Front Office
8 2 (1.04%) International Banking
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
9 1 (0.52%) Legal
9 1 (0.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.29%) J2EE
2 11 (5.73%) JSP
3 10 (5.21%) XML
4 9 (4.69%) Middleware
5 7 (3.65%) Web Services
5 7 (3.65%) HTML
5 7 (3.65%) SAML
6 6 (3.13%) Spring
6 6 (3.13%) Servlets
6 6 (3.13%) Struts
6 6 (3.13%) JAAS
7 5 (2.60%) .NET
7 5 (2.60%) RESTful
7 5 (2.60%) Murex MxML
7 5 (2.60%) Murex Flex
8 4 (2.08%) MSMQ
8 4 (2.08%) SOAP
9 3 (1.56%) ASP.NET
9 3 (1.56%) Application Packaging
10 2 (1.04%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.69%) Derivative
2 8 (4.17%) Clustering
2 8 (4.17%) Mainframe
3 7 (3.65%) Equity Derivative
3 7 (3.65%) Open Source
3 7 (3.65%) Mobile App
4 5 (2.60%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.08%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.08%) Statistics
5 4 (2.08%) Replication
5 4 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (1.04%) Learning Management System
6 2 (1.04%) Celerra
6 2 (1.04%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.04%) SCORM
6 2 (1.04%) Tandem
6 2 (1.04%) AS400
6 2 (1.04%) PMI
6 2 (1.04%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 62 (32.29%) Windows
2 45 (23.44%) UNIX
3 37 (19.27%) Linux
4 21 (10.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (7.29%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 12 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.73%) AIX
9 8 (4.17%) Solaris
10 5 (2.60%) Windows Vista
11 4 (2.08%) HPUX
12 3 (1.56%) zOS
12 3 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.04%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.04%) CentOS
14 1 (0.52%) Android
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.52%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.06%) ITIL
2 20 (10.42%) Migration
3 11 (5.73%) Project Management
4 9 (4.69%) Service Delivery
4 9 (4.69%) PRINCE2
4 9 (4.69%) Incident Management
5 8 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (3.65%) Analytics
6 7 (3.65%) Integration Testing
6 7 (3.65%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (3.65%) E-Commerce
6 7 (3.65%) Service Management
6 7 (3.65%) Workflow
7 6 (3.13%) Risk Management
7 6 (3.13%) Data Migration
8 5 (2.60%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (2.60%) Change Management
8 5 (2.60%) Configuration Management
9 4 (2.08%) Data Modelling
9 4 (2.08%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 35 (18.23%) SQL
2 29 (15.10%) Java
3 9 (4.69%) JavaScript
3 9 (4.69%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.65%) JCL
5 5 (2.60%) VBA
5 5 (2.60%) PL/SQL
5 5 (2.60%) COBOL
6 4 (2.08%) VBScript
6 4 (2.08%) VB
7 2 (1.04%) ActionScript
7 2 (1.04%) Perl
7 2 (1.04%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.04%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.52%) AWK
8 1 (0.52%) Jython
8 1 (0.52%) VB6
8 1 (0.52%) Ruby
8 1 (0.52%) Python
8 1 (0.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (18.23%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (4.17%) Degree
5 7 (3.65%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.60%) MCITP
6 5 (2.60%) DV Cleared
7 4 (2.08%) MCSE
8 3 (1.56%) CCNP
8 3 (1.56%) CCNA
8 3 (1.56%) CISSP
8 3 (1.56%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.56%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 2 (1.04%) CEH
9 2 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.52%) MCTS
10 1 (0.52%) CISA
10 1 (0.52%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.21%) QA
2 8 (4.17%) SLA
3 2 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.04%) FATCA
4 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 32 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 14 (7.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.17%) XenApp
4 6 (3.13%) vSphere
5 4 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.04%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.04%) NFS
7 1 (0.52%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.52%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.52%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.52%) KVM
7 1 (0.52%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.52%) Squid
7 1 (0.52%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.52%) Postfix
7 1 (0.52%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 14 (7.29%) SCCM
2 6 (3.13%) Puppet
3 5 (2.60%) YUM
3 5 (2.60%) WSUS
3 5 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 3 (1.56%) Nagios
4 3 (1.56%) ARCserve
4 3 (1.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.04%) Netcool/Webtop
5 2 (1.04%) SCOM
5 2 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (1.04%) Netcool
5 2 (1.04%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 2 (1.04%) OpenSSO
5 2 (1.04%) CORE IMPACT
5 2 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.52%) SCSM
6 1 (0.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 43 (22.40%) Microsoft
2 30 (15.63%) Oracle
3 24 (12.50%) VMware
4 20 (10.42%) HP
5 19 (9.90%) Cisco
6 15 (7.81%) IBM
6 15 (7.81%) Red Hat
7 14 (7.29%) Citrix
8 9 (4.69%) JBoss
9 8 (4.17%) NetApp
10 6 (3.13%) CA
10 6 (3.13%) Reuters
10 6 (3.13%) Sun
11 5 (2.60%) Murex
11 5 (2.60%) EMC
12 4 (2.08%) Dell
12 4 (2.08%) AppSense
12 4 (2.08%) McAfee
12 4 (2.08%) SAP
13 3 (1.56%) Sophos
London
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 250-350 Per Day ASAP
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £175 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Midlands
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Cardiff
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 24 days ago