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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 475 463 464
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 96 96 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 48 30
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£448 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.87% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £265 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £505 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £394 £324
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +21.62%
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 January 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 28 January 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 -20 82 £475 +18.75% 38
London +4 30 £500 +21.21% 14
South East -9 20 £500 +25.78% 5
North West +12 16 £375 -34.49% 1
Scotland -4 13 £313 -13.65% 6
Cheshire +12 10 - - 1
West Midlands - 9 £445 - 3
Glasgow +2 7 £333 -21.76% 2
Milton Keynes -5 7 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 7 - -
City of London +3 6 £450 -4.25% 3
Berkshire +3 5 £625 - 3
West Lothian +5 4 £110 -61.40% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 -
Manchester - 4 - -
Knutsford - 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £475 -
East of England - 3 £290 - 1
Edinburgh -5 2 - - 2
Hampshire - 2 - - 1
Kent - 2 £250 -
Bristol -7 1 £375 -16.66% 3
South West -29 1 £375 +36.36% 7
Gosport - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £440 - 3
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Maidstone - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - -
Linlithgow - - - - 1

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 73 (44.24%) Windows
2 41 (24.85%) Linux
3 38 (23.03%) UNIX
4 35 (21.21%) ITIL
5 30 (18.18%) Oracle
5 30 (18.18%) Finance
5 30 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
6 28 (16.97%) SQL
7 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
8 24 (14.55%) Active Directory
9 22 (13.33%) IIS
10 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
11 20 (12.12%) VMware
12 19 (11.52%) WebSphere
13 18 (10.91%) Java
14 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (9.70%) LDAP
16 15 (9.09%) Shell Script
17 14 (8.48%) CA SiteMinder
17 14 (8.48%) Windows 7
17 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (7.88%) HP
18 13 (7.88%) Citrix
18 13 (7.88%) Tomcat
18 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
19 12 (7.27%) Banking
20 11 (6.67%) SLA
20 11 (6.67%) Red Hat
21 10 (6.06%) SharePoint

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 22 (13.33%) IIS
2 19 (11.52%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.88%) Tomcat
4 10 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.24%) MS Exchange
6 6 (3.64%) WebLogic
7 5 (3.03%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
7 5 (3.03%) TIBCO EMS
8 4 (2.42%) iPlanet
9 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.82%) JBoss
10 2 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.21%) Apache
10 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.61%) Lync
11 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.61%) LiveLink
Applications
1 7 (4.24%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.03%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.64%) BusinessWorks
2 5 (3.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.82%) Summit
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.61%) Endur
5 1 (0.61%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.70%) LDAP
2 8 (4.85%) ATM
2 8 (4.85%) DNS
3 7 (4.24%) Firewall
4 6 (3.64%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.64%) SAN
4 6 (3.64%) Network Security
5 5 (3.03%) VLAN
5 5 (3.03%) HTTP
6 3 (1.82%) DHCP
7 2 (1.21%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.21%) SSL
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (1.21%) LTE
8 1 (0.61%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.61%) 4G
8 1 (0.61%) NAS
8 1 (0.61%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.61%) 2G
8 1 (0.61%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.42%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.82%) PowerMart
3 3 (1.82%) DTS
4 2 (1.21%) MySQL
4 2 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.61%) KDB
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.61%) Essbase
5 1 (0.61%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.21%) Ant
2 2 (1.21%) Maven
2 2 (1.21%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.21%) Grunt
2 2 (1.21%) Bower
3 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.61%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) JIRA
3 1 (0.61%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.61%) MyEclipse
3 1 (0.61%) NetBeans
3 1 (0.61%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.61%) Introscope
3 1 (0.61%) Subversion
3 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (18.18%) Finance
2 12 (7.27%) Banking
3 2 (1.21%) Financial Institution
3 2 (1.21%) Mandarin Language
3 2 (1.21%) Korean Language
4 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.61%) Law
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Advertising
4 1 (0.61%) Front Office
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.61%) Billing
4 1 (0.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) OpenID
2 6 (3.64%) SAML
2 6 (3.64%) .NET
2 6 (3.64%) Web Services
2 6 (3.64%) OAuth
3 5 (3.03%) HTML
3 5 (3.03%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.42%) Middleware
4 4 (2.42%) XML
4 4 (2.42%) J2EE
4 4 (2.42%) Spring
4 4 (2.42%) HTML5
5 3 (1.82%) SOAP
6 2 (1.21%) CSS
6 2 (1.21%) CSS3
6 2 (1.21%) Sass
6 2 (1.21%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.21%) RESTful
7 1 (0.61%) MyBatis
7 1 (0.61%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 30 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (2.42%) Equities
3 4 (2.42%) Mainframe
3 4 (2.42%) SWIFT
3 4 (2.42%) User Experience
4 3 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 3 (1.82%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.82%) Clustering
5 2 (1.21%) PKI
5 2 (1.21%) Statistics
5 2 (1.21%) Replication
5 2 (1.21%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.21%) iPhone
5 2 (1.21%) CMDB
6 1 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.61%) Open Source
6 1 (0.61%) DataPower
6 1 (0.61%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 73 (44.24%) Windows
2 41 (24.85%) Linux
3 38 (23.03%) UNIX
4 17 (10.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (8.48%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 9 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (4.85%) AIX
9 7 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.82%) Solaris
11 2 (1.21%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.21%) Android
11 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.61%) CentOS
12 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.61%) SUSE
12 1 (0.61%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (21.21%) ITIL
2 13 (7.88%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (6.06%) Information Security
3 10 (6.06%) Migration
3 10 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 9 (5.45%) Problem Management
4 9 (5.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (4.85%) Software Testing
5 8 (4.85%) Identity Management
5 8 (4.85%) Process Improvement
6 7 (4.24%) Build Automation
7 6 (3.64%) E-Commerce
7 6 (3.64%) CRM
7 6 (3.64%) TOGAF
7 6 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.03%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (2.42%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.42%) SOA
9 4 (2.42%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.97%) SQL
2 18 (10.91%) Java
3 15 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 10 (6.06%) VB
4 10 (6.06%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.64%) JavaScript
5 6 (3.64%) Perl
6 2 (1.21%) VBA
6 2 (1.21%) VBScript
6 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.21%) C
6 2 (1.21%) Python
7 1 (0.61%) C#
7 1 (0.61%) C++
7 1 (0.61%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 28 (16.97%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.73%) SC Cleared
3 8 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
4 7 (4.24%) Degree
5 6 (3.64%) CISSP
5 6 (3.64%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.21%) CCNP
7 2 (1.21%) CCNA
7 2 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.21%) MCP
7 2 (1.21%) MCTS
7 2 (1.21%) MCITP
7 2 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.61%) NCDA
8 1 (0.61%) CCIA
8 1 (0.61%) VCAP
8 1 (0.61%) HP ASE
8 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (1.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.21%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.61%) QA
System Software
1 24 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (6.06%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.85%) vSphere
5 7 (4.24%) XenApp
5 7 (4.24%) XenDesktop
5 7 (4.24%) RACF
6 4 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.21%) NFS
7 2 (1.21%) Squid
7 2 (1.21%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.21%) UAG
8 1 (0.61%) ACF2
8 1 (0.61%) VMFS
8 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.61%) ClearTrust
8 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 14 (8.48%) CA SiteMinder
2 8 (4.85%) Tivoli
3 7 (4.24%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 7 (4.24%) SCOM
4 6 (3.64%) SCCM
5 5 (3.03%) yum
5 5 (3.03%) TIBCO Hawk
6 4 (2.42%) Control-M
6 4 (2.42%) Puppet
7 3 (1.82%) XenMobile
7 3 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.21%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.21%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.21%) WMI
8 2 (1.21%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.21%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.21%) Sysprep
8 2 (1.21%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.61%) SELinux
9 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (18.18%) Oracle
2 26 (15.76%) Microsoft
3 20 (12.12%) VMware
4 13 (7.88%) HP
4 13 (7.88%) Citrix
5 11 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 10 (6.06%) Symantec
7 9 (5.45%) Sun
8 7 (4.24%) TIBCO
8 7 (4.24%) Cisco
9 6 (3.64%) Dell
10 5 (3.03%) NetApp
10 5 (3.03%) IBM
11 4 (2.42%) CA
11 4 (2.42%) Veeam
12 3 (1.82%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.82%) MKS
12 3 (1.82%) McAfee
12 3 (1.82%) Business Objects
12 3 (1.82%) Informatica
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