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 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 518 460 495
Rank change year-on-year
-58 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 77 118 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.23% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.25% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 61 47
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£400 £408 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.84% +12.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £326 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £499 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.46 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £9.38 -
% change year-on-year
+113.21% -

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
50887 47919 48399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.76% 92.66% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 32224 29016 27128
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2084 2089 2613
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.80 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 26 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 26 November 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 -53 63 £400 -1.84% 27
London -6 26 £405 -12.90% 8
South East -13 17 £368 -9.81% 5
Scotland -8 12 £290 -29.69% 5
West Midlands -6 10 £445 +1.71% 1
City of London +22 8 £360 -15.54% 1
Glasgow -3 7 £270 -34.54% 4
South West -30 5 £325 +7.43% 2
Berkshire +4 4 £625 +66.66%
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £230 - 1
Kent - 4 £369 - 2
Hampshire -21 3 £368 - 1
Bristol - 3 £325 -
Birmingham -2 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -8 2 - - 1
Durham -13 2 £275 -
Surrey -14 2 £316 -33.42% 1
North East -31 2 £275 -
Redhill - 1 £225 -
Runcorn - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - -
St Neots - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Swindon - - - - 2
Tewkesbury - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Worcester - - - -

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 54 (36.24%) Windows
2 28 (18.79%) Linux
2 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
3 26 (17.45%) SQL
3 26 (17.45%) Finance
4 24 (16.11%) Oracle
4 24 (16.11%) SC Cleared
5 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
6 21 (14.09%) UNIX
7 19 (12.75%) ITIL
7 19 (12.75%) VMware
7 19 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (10.74%) Java
8 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
8 16 (10.74%) Cisco
9 14 (9.40%) Red Hat
10 13 (8.72%) HP
10 13 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (8.05%) Windows 7
11 12 (8.05%) Windows XP
11 12 (8.05%) Firewall
12 11 (7.38%) Banking
12 11 (7.38%) Degree
13 10 (6.71%) WebSphere
13 10 (6.71%) SCCM
13 10 (6.71%) Migration
13 10 (6.71%) DNS
14 9 (6.04%) Citrix

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 10 (6.71%) WebSphere
2 8 (5.37%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.70%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.36%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.68%) IIS
5 4 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.01%) CICS
6 3 (2.01%) JBoss
7 2 (1.34%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.34%) Apache
7 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.67%) Confluence
8 1 (0.67%) SAS
8 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (4.70%) MS Office
2 6 (4.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.01%) Summit
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.67%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.67%) Endur
3 1 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (2.01%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.05%) Firewall
2 10 (6.71%) DNS
3 8 (5.37%) SAN
4 6 (4.03%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.36%) 4G
5 5 (3.36%) VPN
5 5 (3.36%) DHCP
5 5 (3.36%) ATM
6 4 (2.68%) GPRS
6 4 (2.68%) LDAP
6 4 (2.68%) Internet
6 4 (2.68%) HTTP
6 4 (2.68%) Network Security
7 3 (2.01%) WAN
7 3 (2.01%) SSL
7 3 (2.01%) LAN
7 3 (2.01%) VLAN
8 2 (1.34%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.34%) 3G
8 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.37%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.01%) DB2
3 3 (2.01%) PowerMart
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.34%) MySQL
5 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.67%) Big Data
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.67%) KDB
5 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.67%) Ingres
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.67%) Essbase
Development Applications
1 4 (2.68%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.68%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.01%) JIRA
2 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.34%) Subversion
3 2 (1.34%) Maven
3 2 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.34%) Metasploit
3 2 (1.34%) Bower
3 2 (1.34%) Grunt
4 1 (0.67%) Gradle
4 1 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.67%) MyEclipse
4 1 (0.67%) PowerBuilder
4 1 (0.67%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.67%) Introscope
4 1 (0.67%) Bugzilla
4 1 (0.67%) NetBeans
General
1 26 (17.45%) Finance
2 11 (7.38%) Banking
3 5 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.01%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.34%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.34%) Korean Language
6 1 (0.67%) International Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.67%) Law
6 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.37%) Middleware
2 7 (4.70%) J2EE
3 5 (3.36%) OpenID
4 4 (2.68%) XML
4 4 (2.68%) SAML
4 4 (2.68%) OAuth
5 3 (2.01%) HTML
5 3 (2.01%) Spring
6 2 (1.34%) Web Services
6 2 (1.34%) .NET
6 2 (1.34%) CSS
6 2 (1.34%) SOAP
6 2 (1.34%) Sass
6 2 (1.34%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.34%) CSS3
6 2 (1.34%) HTML5
7 1 (0.67%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.67%) MyBatis
7 1 (0.67%) RESTful
7 1 (0.67%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Statistics
2 6 (4.03%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (3.36%) Open Source
3 5 (3.36%) Clustering
4 4 (2.68%) Equities
4 4 (2.68%) PKI
4 4 (2.68%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.68%) Blackberry
4 4 (2.68%) SWIFT
4 4 (2.68%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.01%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.34%) Tandem
6 2 (1.34%) Replication
6 2 (1.34%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.34%) HACMP
6 2 (1.34%) iPhone
6 2 (1.34%) DataPower
6 2 (1.34%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.34%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 54 (36.24%) Windows
2 28 (18.79%) Linux
3 21 (14.09%) UNIX
4 13 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (8.05%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.05%) Windows XP
6 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (4.03%) AIX
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.01%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.01%) Solaris
9 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.34%) zOS
10 1 (0.67%) SELinux
10 1 (0.67%) CentOS
10 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.67%) Android
10 1 (0.67%) MVS
10 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (12.75%) ITIL
2 10 (6.71%) Migration
3 9 (6.04%) PRINCE2
3 9 (6.04%) Service Delivery
4 7 (4.70%) Problem Management
4 7 (4.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (4.70%) Identity Management
4 7 (4.70%) Information Security
5 6 (4.03%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
6 5 (3.36%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (3.36%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.36%) Time Management
6 5 (3.36%) Risk Management
6 5 (3.36%) Project Management
6 5 (3.36%) Software Testing
7 4 (2.68%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (2.68%) TOGAF
7 4 (2.68%) E-Commerce
7 4 (2.68%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (17.45%) SQL
2 16 (10.74%) Java
3 7 (4.70%) Perl
4 6 (4.03%) VB
5 5 (3.36%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.36%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.01%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.34%) Python
7 2 (1.34%) C
7 2 (1.34%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.34%) VBA
7 2 (1.34%) JCL
8 1 (0.67%) VBScript
8 1 (0.67%) C#
8 1 (0.67%) C++
8 1 (0.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.11%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.38%) Degree
4 6 (4.03%) CISSP
5 4 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.34%) CEH
6 2 (1.34%) CCNP
6 2 (1.34%) CCNA
6 2 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.34%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.67%) NCDA
7 1 (0.67%) HP ASE
7 1 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.67%) MCP
7 1 (0.67%) MCSA
7 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 6 (4.03%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.34%) FATCA
System Software
1 16 (10.74%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.70%) vSphere
4 4 (2.68%) RACF
4 4 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.68%) XenApp
5 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
5 3 (2.01%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.01%) NFS
5 3 (2.01%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.34%) Squid
6 2 (1.34%) UAG
7 1 (0.67%) KVM
7 1 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.67%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.67%) VMFS
7 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) SCCM
2 8 (5.37%) YUM
2 8 (5.37%) Puppet
3 7 (4.70%) SCOM
3 7 (4.70%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.68%) Control-M
4 4 (2.68%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (2.01%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.34%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.34%) WMI
6 2 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.34%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.34%) OpenView
6 2 (1.34%) FortiGate
6 2 (1.34%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.34%) CORE IMPACT
6 2 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.34%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 24 (16.11%) Oracle
2 23 (15.44%) Microsoft
3 19 (12.75%) VMware
4 16 (10.74%) Cisco
5 14 (9.40%) Red Hat
6 13 (8.72%) HP
7 9 (6.04%) Citrix
8 8 (5.37%) NetApp
9 7 (4.70%) Dell
9 7 (4.70%) IBM
9 7 (4.70%) Symantec
10 5 (3.36%) CA
10 5 (3.36%) McAfee
11 4 (2.68%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.68%) Veeam
12 3 (2.01%) SolarWinds
12 3 (2.01%) hybris
12 3 (2.01%) Lumension
12 3 (2.01%) Avaya
12 3 (2.01%) EMC
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