The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Yorkshire region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 118 121 97
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.26% 0.39% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.41% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 0
Median daily rate £464 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.03% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.18% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-14.13% -26.40%
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
1830 2195 1565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 96.57% 96.06% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1473 939
Median daily rate £380 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 97 77
Median hourly rate £12.25 £13.00 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.76% +4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.60 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £21.53 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in West Yorkshire

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

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 30 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 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
Leeds +10 3 £480 +28.00%
Wakefield - 2 £170 -
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Yorkshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Law
2 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (50.00%) F5
2 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) DMZ
2 5 (50.00%) Internet
2 5 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (50.00%) Server Building
2 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 2 (20.00%) zSecure
3 2 (20.00%) RACF
3 2 (20.00%) ACF2
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
4 1 (10.00%) Information Security
4 1 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (10.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Management Information System

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) DMZ
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 5 (50.00%) Law
3 2 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
1 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 5 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Information Security
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) C#
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) ACF2
1 2 (20.00%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) zSecure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) F5
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) Cyber-Ark