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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 484 475 469
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 92 101 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 20
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£400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £269 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £553 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £371
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -1.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £140.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £140.00

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 2 March 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 2 March 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 -33 80 £455 +10.30% 25
London -2 31 £480 +2.12% 5
North West +7 21 £390 -30.97% 1
South East -14 20 £500 +33.33% 9
Scotland -3 12 £129 -64.55%
Cheshire +12 11 £500 +19.76%
Glasgow +9 8 £313 -26.35%
City of London -3 8 £400 -15.78% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 8 - - 1
Manchester - 8 £370 - 1
Milton Keynes -7 7 - -
East of England +10 4 £290 - 2
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 2
Knutsford - 4 - -
Berkshire +2 2 £625 +92.30% 4
West Lothian +2 2 £110 -
West Midlands - 2 £440 - 1
Bristol -7 1 £375 -16.66%
Edinburgh -8 1 - -
Yorkshire -9 1 £225 -40.59% 1
South West -28 1 £375 +19.42% 6
Birmingham - 1 £440 - 1
Gosport - 1 - -
Guernsey - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Jersey - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Linlithgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 74 (43.53%) Windows
2 42 (24.71%) UNIX
3 38 (22.35%) ITIL
4 36 (21.18%) Linux
4 36 (21.18%) Finance
5 29 (17.06%) Active Directory
6 28 (16.47%) Oracle
6 28 (16.47%) Security Cleared
6 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (15.88%) Microsoft
8 26 (15.29%) SQL
9 22 (12.94%) VMware
10 21 (12.35%) SC Cleared
11 20 (11.76%) WebSphere
11 20 (11.76%) IIS
12 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (8.82%) Java
13 15 (8.82%) LDAP
13 15 (8.82%) HP
14 14 (8.24%) CA Single Sign-On
14 14 (8.24%) Shell Script
15 13 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (7.65%) Banking
15 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (7.06%) Windows 7
16 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (7.06%) Migration
16 12 (7.06%) Information Security
16 12 (7.06%) Symantec
16 12 (7.06%) SLA

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 20 (11.76%) IIS
1 20 (11.76%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.06%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.47%) Tomcat
4 6 (3.53%) MS Exchange
4 6 (3.53%) WebLogic
5 5 (2.94%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (2.94%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 4 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.35%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (2.35%) iPlanet
7 3 (1.76%) JBoss
7 3 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.18%) Apache
8 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.59%) SAS
9 1 (0.59%) CICS
9 1 (0.59%) LiveLink
9 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.94%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.76%) Summit
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.59%) Front Arena
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.82%) LDAP
2 11 (6.47%) DNS
3 8 (4.71%) DHCP
4 7 (4.12%) ATM
4 7 (4.12%) SAN
4 7 (4.12%) Firewall
5 6 (3.53%) Network Security
6 5 (2.94%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.94%) HTTP
7 4 (2.35%) VLAN
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.18%) LTE
8 2 (1.18%) SNMP
8 2 (1.18%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.18%) SSL
9 1 (0.59%) VPN
9 1 (0.59%) Internet
9 1 (0.59%) 3G
9 1 (0.59%) BGP
9 1 (0.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.76%) DTS
3 3 (1.76%) PowerMart
4 2 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.59%) MySQL
5 1 (0.59%) DB2
5 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.59%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.59%) KDB
5 1 (0.59%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 3 (1.76%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.18%) Ant
2 2 (1.18%) Maven
2 2 (1.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.18%) Grunt
2 2 (1.18%) Bower
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.59%) Selenium
3 1 (0.59%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.59%) Toad
3 1 (0.59%) Introscope
General
1 36 (21.18%) Finance
2 13 (7.65%) Banking
3 2 (1.18%) Retail
3 2 (1.18%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.18%) Korean Language
4 1 (0.59%) Front Office
4 1 (0.59%) Back Office
4 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Billing
4 1 (0.59%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.59%) Law
4 1 (0.59%) Legal
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.12%) .NET
1 7 (4.12%) OpenID
2 6 (3.53%) OAuth
2 6 (3.53%) SAML
3 5 (2.94%) Web Services
3 5 (2.94%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.35%) Middleware
4 4 (2.35%) HTML5
4 4 (2.35%) HTML
5 3 (1.76%) Spring
6 2 (1.18%) RESTful
6 2 (1.18%) XML
6 2 (1.18%) J2EE
6 2 (1.18%) CSS
6 2 (1.18%) SOAP
6 2 (1.18%) CSS3
6 2 (1.18%) Sass
6 2 (1.18%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.59%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.59%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 28 (16.47%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (3.53%) Clustering
3 5 (2.94%) Equities
3 5 (2.94%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.35%) User Experience
4 4 (2.35%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.35%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.76%) Data Structures
5 3 (1.76%) CMDB
6 2 (1.18%) Statistics
6 2 (1.18%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (1.18%) iPhone
6 2 (1.18%) iSeries
7 1 (0.59%) Open Source
7 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.59%) DataPower
7 1 (0.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (43.53%) Windows
2 42 (24.71%) UNIX
3 36 (21.18%) Linux
4 16 (9.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.06%) Windows 7
5 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (6.47%) AIX
7 9 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (4.12%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (2.35%) Solaris
10 2 (1.18%) Android
10 2 (1.18%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.59%) CentOS
11 1 (0.59%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.59%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.59%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.59%) zOS
11 1 (0.59%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.35%) ITIL
2 13 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (7.06%) Information Security
3 12 (7.06%) Migration
4 10 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (5.29%) Identity Management
5 9 (5.29%) Service Delivery
5 9 (5.29%) CRM
5 9 (5.29%) Problem Management
5 9 (5.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (4.71%) Process Improvement
6 8 (4.71%) Change Management
6 8 (4.71%) Service Management
7 7 (4.12%) Build Automation
7 7 (4.12%) Software Testing
8 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (3.53%) TOGAF
9 5 (2.94%) Validation
9 5 (2.94%) E-Commerce
9 5 (2.94%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.29%) SQL
2 15 (8.82%) Java
3 14 (8.24%) Shell Script
4 10 (5.88%) VB
5 9 (5.29%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.94%) Perl
7 4 (2.35%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.18%) C#
8 2 (1.18%) VBA
9 1 (0.59%) Python
9 1 (0.59%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.59%) C
9 1 (0.59%) COBOL
9 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 28 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.88%) Degree
4 8 (4.71%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (3.53%) CISSP
5 6 (3.53%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.18%) MCTS
7 2 (1.18%) MCITP
7 2 (1.18%) MCP
7 2 (1.18%) CCNP
8 1 (0.59%) CCNA
8 1 (0.59%) CCA
8 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.59%) CCEA
8 1 (0.59%) MCSE
8 1 (0.59%) MCSA
8 1 (0.59%) CCIE
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.06%) SLA
2 2 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.59%) QA
System Software
1 29 (17.06%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.12%) RACF
5 6 (3.53%) XenApp
5 6 (3.53%) XenDesktop
5 6 (3.53%) vSphere
6 3 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.76%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.18%) UAG
7 2 (1.18%) Squid
8 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.59%) ACF2
8 1 (0.59%) GPFS
8 1 (0.59%) NFS
8 1 (0.59%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.59%) Firmware
8 1 (0.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (8.24%) CA Single Sign-On
2 9 (5.29%) SCOM
2 9 (5.29%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.12%) SCCM
3 7 (4.12%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 5 (2.94%) TIBCO Hawk
4 5 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 5 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.35%) Control-M
5 4 (2.35%) Puppet
6 3 (1.76%) XenMobile
6 3 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.76%) yum
6 3 (1.76%) Nagios
7 2 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.18%) WMI
7 2 (1.18%) Sysprep
7 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.18%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (16.47%) Oracle
2 27 (15.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (12.94%) VMware
4 15 (8.82%) HP
5 12 (7.06%) Citrix
5 12 (7.06%) Symantec
6 9 (5.29%) Red Hat
6 9 (5.29%) Sun
7 8 (4.71%) Dell
8 6 (3.53%) Cisco
8 6 (3.53%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.94%) IBM
9 5 (2.94%) NetApp
10 4 (2.35%) Veeam
10 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.35%) CA
11 3 (1.76%) EMC
11 3 (1.76%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.76%) McAfee
11 3 (1.76%) MKS
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