The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Yorkshire region. 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 101 - 94
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.45% - 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate £400 - £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 - £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 - £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £394
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire 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 Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1915 1634 1471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 94.99% 94.56% 96.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1129 889
Average daily rate £375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 59 57
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.53 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £33.00 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the West Yorkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

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 West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Leeds - 8 £400 - 2
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) Puppet
3 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
4 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
4 3 (18.75%) Banking
4 3 (18.75%) Middleware
4 3 (18.75%) DHCP
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) DNS
5 2 (12.50%) SSL

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Yorkshire region 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 3 (18.75%) WebSphere
2 2 (12.50%) CICS
2 2 (12.50%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DHCP
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 1 (6.25%) DMZ
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 2 (12.50%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
4 1 (6.25%) JMeter
4 1 (6.25%) Liquibase
4 1 (6.25%) Selenium
4 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) ISPF
2 2 (12.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
3 1 (6.25%) J2EE
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) AS400
2 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (12.50%) Tandem
2 2 (12.50%) VSAM
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Blog
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) NHS
3 1 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Unix
4 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) zOS
6 1 (6.25%) HPUX
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) Open Source
4 2 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (12.50%) Information Management
4 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Management
5 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) JCL
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Firmware
2 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 2 (12.50%) RACF
2 2 (12.50%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (12.50%) vCloud
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (12.50%) vSphere
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) HP SIM
2 2 (12.50%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
1 5 (31.25%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) IBM
4 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) hybris
5 1 (6.25%) IronPort
5 1 (6.25%) M86 Security
5 1 (6.25%) RightFax
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk