The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 129 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.078% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.083% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £281 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
Technical Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2636 2419 2229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.92% 94.57% 93.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1479 1143
Median daily rate £390 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 150 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £35.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 2 £281 -19.64% 1
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) SQL
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (66.67%) LPIC
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (33.33%) Line Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) Presales
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Publishing
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) CMDB

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) SSL
General
1 1 (33.33%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) CMDB
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Line Management
1 1 (33.33%) PLM
1 1 (33.33%) Presales
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) LPIC
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Firmware
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
1 2 (66.67%) VMware