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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 482 472 473
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 105 72 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 33 63
Average daily rate £413 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £280 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £530 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £362 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.09% -34.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.09% -48.50%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -59 87 £425 -2.85% 38
London -6 46 £475 +5.55% 7
Scotland 0 15 £325 -18.75% 4
South East -11 11 £419 +69.19% 5
Yorkshire -19 8 £319 -14.37% 6
South West -17 7 £340 -28.52% 1
City of London -13 6 £613 -2.00% 1
North West -13 6 £270 +8.00% 5
Edinburgh -22 6 £325 -13.33%
West Lothian 0 4 - - 1
Leeds -17 4 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 4 £325 - 3
East of England -25 4 - - 6
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 1
Glasgow +9 3 £325 -20.73% 3
Cheshire - 3 £270 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Hampshire +5 2 - -
Lancashire -21 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £225 - 2
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 4
Somerset - 2 £365 -
North East - 2 £300 - 2
East Midlands - 2 - - 2
Reading - 2 £325 - 1
Devon -7 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 £475 - 2
Northampton - 1 - - 1
Nottingham - 1 - -
Durham - 1 - - 1

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (35.10%) Windows
2 53 (25.48%) Finance
3 49 (23.56%) Security Cleared
4 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
5 42 (20.19%) SC Cleared
6 41 (19.71%) SQL
7 37 (17.79%) UNIX
8 34 (16.35%) Oracle
9 33 (15.87%) Migration
10 30 (14.42%) Java
11 29 (13.94%) Linux
11 29 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 28 (13.46%) Banking
12 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
13 26 (12.50%) ITIL
13 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
13 26 (12.50%) VMware
14 25 (12.02%) MS Excel
15 22 (10.58%) Windows XP
16 20 (9.62%) Cisco
16 20 (9.62%) SCCM
17 19 (9.13%) Windows 7
18 18 (8.65%) Apache
19 17 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
20 16 (7.69%) Citrix
21 15 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
22 14 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
23 13 (6.25%) DV Cleared
23 13 (6.25%) SharePoint
24 12 (5.77%) MS Office

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 18 (8.65%) Apache
2 13 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.33%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 6 (2.88%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.88%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (2.88%) Lync
6 5 (2.40%) IIS
6 5 (2.40%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.40%) MQSeries
7 4 (1.92%) CICS
8 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.44%) Confluence
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.96%) Tuxedo
9 2 (0.96%) SAS
9 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.96%) Node.js
Applications
1 25 (12.02%) MS Excel
2 12 (5.77%) MS Office
3 3 (1.44%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.96%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.48%) MS Project
5 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.48%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 6 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (2.40%) RMDS
3 4 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
3 4 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (1.44%) SAP WM
5 2 (0.96%) Summit
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.48%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.48%) Kondor+
6 1 (0.48%) BASE24
6 1 (0.48%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.44%) Google Apps
2 2 (0.96%) PaaS
2 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.96%) IaaS
2 2 (0.96%) GitHub
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.85%) LAN
1 8 (3.85%) WAN
2 5 (2.40%) VPN
2 5 (2.40%) DNS
2 5 (2.40%) Firewall
2 5 (2.40%) 3G
3 4 (1.92%) Internet
3 4 (1.92%) SSL
3 4 (1.92%) DHCP
4 3 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (1.44%) 3GPP
5 2 (0.96%) VoIP
5 2 (0.96%) WLAN
5 2 (0.96%) SAN
5 2 (0.96%) VLAN
6 1 (0.48%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.48%) HSRP
6 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (0.48%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (0.48%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (6.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (3.85%) DB2
5 5 (2.40%) Oracle ODI
5 5 (2.40%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.40%) Oracle BI EE
5 5 (2.40%) Data Mart
5 5 (2.40%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (2.40%) EDRMS
6 4 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.44%) Big Data
7 3 (1.44%) OLAP
7 3 (1.44%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.96%) Essbase
8 2 (0.96%) MS Access
8 2 (0.96%) MySQL
8 2 (0.96%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 5 (2.40%) Git (software)
1 5 (2.40%) JDeveloper
2 4 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (1.44%) JIRA
3 3 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (1.44%) Maven
3 3 (1.44%) Ant
4 2 (0.96%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (0.96%) Subversion
4 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.96%) Grunt
4 2 (0.96%) Yeoman
5 1 (0.48%) LSMW
5 1 (0.48%) Toad
5 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.48%) MSI
5 1 (0.48%) PowerBuilder
General
1 53 (25.48%) Finance
2 28 (13.46%) Banking
3 12 (5.77%) Retail
4 6 (2.88%) Publishing
5 5 (2.40%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.40%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.92%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.44%) Marketing
7 3 (1.44%) Front Office
7 3 (1.44%) Back Office
8 2 (0.96%) Legal
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
9 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.48%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.37%) J2EE
1 7 (3.37%) XML
1 7 (3.37%) SAML
2 6 (2.88%) JSP
3 5 (2.40%) Murex MxML
3 5 (2.40%) Murex Flex
3 5 (2.40%) Web Services
4 4 (1.92%) Middleware
4 4 (1.92%) JAAS
4 4 (1.92%) Struts
4 4 (1.92%) MSMQ
4 4 (1.92%) HTML
4 4 (1.92%) Servlets
4 4 (1.92%) Spring
4 4 (1.92%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (1.92%) RESTful
5 3 (1.44%) Apache Camel
5 3 (1.44%) Apache CXF
5 3 (1.44%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (1.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.33%) Derivative
1 9 (4.33%) Mainframe
2 7 (3.37%) Data Integration
2 7 (3.37%) Equity Derivative
3 6 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.44%) Mobile App
6 3 (1.44%) Blog
6 3 (1.44%) AS400
6 3 (1.44%) Replication
6 3 (1.44%) Clustering
7 2 (0.96%) NHS
7 2 (0.96%) Celerra
7 2 (0.96%) Reference Data
7 2 (0.96%) iSeries
8 1 (0.48%) Data Conversion
8 1 (0.48%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.48%) LPAR
8 1 (0.48%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 73 (35.10%) Windows
2 37 (17.79%) UNIX
3 29 (13.94%) Linux
3 29 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (10.58%) Windows XP
5 19 (9.13%) Windows 7
6 10 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.33%) AIX
8 6 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.40%) Solaris
10 2 (0.96%) MVS
10 2 (0.96%) zOS
10 2 (0.96%) VME
10 2 (0.96%) CentOS
11 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.48%) Android
11 1 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (15.87%) Migration
2 26 (12.50%) ITIL
3 9 (4.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (3.85%) Workflow
4 8 (3.85%) Analytics
5 7 (3.37%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (3.37%) Data Migration
5 7 (3.37%) Integration Testing
5 7 (3.37%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (2.88%) Service Management
6 6 (2.88%) Change Management
6 6 (2.88%) E-Commerce
6 6 (2.88%) Data Modelling
6 6 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (2.88%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.40%) Data Architecture
7 5 (2.40%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (1.92%) Project Management
8 4 (1.92%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (1.92%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.71%) SQL
2 30 (14.42%) Java
3 10 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 8 (3.85%) JCL
5 7 (3.37%) VBA
6 6 (2.88%) PL/SQL
6 6 (2.88%) COBOL
7 5 (2.40%) VB
8 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.44%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
9 2 (0.96%) VBScript
9 2 (0.96%) C
9 2 (0.96%) C#
9 2 (0.96%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) sed
10 1 (0.48%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.48%) VB6
10 1 (0.48%) Perl
10 1 (0.48%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (23.56%) Security Cleared
2 42 (20.19%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.25%) DV Cleared
4 10 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (4.33%) Degree
6 5 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 5 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.92%) MCTS
8 3 (1.44%) MCITP
8 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.44%) MOS
8 3 (1.44%) MCSE
9 2 (0.96%) CCNA
9 2 (0.96%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.48%) CGEIT
10 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.48%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.48%) CCSE
10 1 (0.48%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.40%) SLA
2 3 (1.44%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.48%) COBIT
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (13.46%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.37%) XenApp
4 6 (2.88%) vSphere
5 5 (2.40%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.44%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.44%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.96%) Squid
7 2 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.48%) vCloud
8 1 (0.48%) KVM
8 1 (0.48%) Postfix
8 1 (0.48%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.48%) Veritas File System
8 1 (0.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.48%) Xen
8 1 (0.48%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 20 (9.62%) SCCM
2 12 (5.77%) WSUS
3 11 (5.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.92%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (1.44%) SCOM
6 2 (0.96%) MOM
6 2 (0.96%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.96%) OpenView
6 2 (0.96%) HP NNM
6 2 (0.96%) OpenSSO
6 2 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
6 2 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.96%) SCSM
6 2 (0.96%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.48%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.48%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.48%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.48%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (22.60%) Microsoft
2 34 (16.35%) Oracle
3 26 (12.50%) VMware
4 20 (9.62%) Cisco
5 16 (7.69%) Citrix
6 12 (5.77%) IBM
7 11 (5.29%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.33%) HP
9 8 (3.85%) EMC
10 7 (3.37%) SAP
10 7 (3.37%) JBoss
11 6 (2.88%) Reuters
12 5 (2.40%) Murex
12 5 (2.40%) NetApp
12 5 (2.40%) Symantec
13 4 (1.92%) Sun
13 4 (1.92%) Blue Coat
13 4 (1.92%) Netezza
13 4 (1.92%) IronPort
14 3 (1.44%) Twitter
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