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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 108 90 80
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 6 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.54% 0.36% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.38% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £325 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £325 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
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
2093 1577 1468
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.81% 93.70% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1444 962 784
Average daily rate £363 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £215 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 70 72
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.20 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -24.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.43 £9.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.04 £28.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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
Leeds -29 7 £350 +7.69%
Bradford - 4 £380 -
Halifax - 1 £500 - 1
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
3 5 (26.32%) Migration
4 4 (21.05%) Law
4 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 4 (21.05%) ITIL
4 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (21.05%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 4 (21.05%) SCCM
4 4 (21.05%) SCOM
5 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
5 3 (15.79%) IIS
5 3 (15.79%) SSL
6 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
6 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
6 2 (10.53%) Retail
6 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
6 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
6 2 (10.53%) Intranet
6 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 2 (10.53%) BGP
6 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
6 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.53%) EIGRP

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 4 (21.05%) SharePoint
2 3 (15.79%) IIS
3 2 (10.53%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (10.53%) Lync
3 2 (10.53%) SAS
4 1 (5.26%) CICS
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere
4 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) Intranet
2 2 (10.53%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) BGP
2 2 (10.53%) EIGRP
2 2 (10.53%) WLAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (10.53%) DMVPN
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (21.05%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Retail
3 1 (5.26%) Back Office
3 1 (5.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (5.26%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) PDA
2 2 (10.53%) Wiki
2 2 (10.53%) Credit Risk
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.26%) AS400
3 1 (5.26%) Tandem
3 1 (5.26%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
2 1 (5.26%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) zOS
2 1 (5.26%) SUSE
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (5.26%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Migration
2 4 (21.05%) ITIL
3 2 (10.53%) CRM
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
3 2 (10.53%) System Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Management
3 2 (10.53%) Open Source
4 1 (5.26%) ArchiMate
4 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.26%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 2 (10.53%) Lisp
3 1 (5.26%) JCL
3 1 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) CCNA
1 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) MCSE
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
3 2 (10.53%) Terminal Server
3 2 (10.53%) ISA Server
3 2 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Server
4 1 (5.26%) RACF
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
1 4 (21.05%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.26%) OPNET
3 1 (5.26%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Blue Coat
3 2 (10.53%) IronPort
3 2 (10.53%) TippingPoint
3 2 (10.53%) F5
3 2 (10.53%) M86 Security
3 2 (10.53%) RightFax
3 2 (10.53%) BMC
3 2 (10.53%) Motorola
3 2 (10.53%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) EMC
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle