The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 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 advertised for the West Yorkshire region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 87 81 87
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 18 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 0.24% 1.19% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.26% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £391 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.93% +30.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +8.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 -
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -
Job Titles Category
West Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1584 1430 1777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Yorkshire 93.29% 94.26% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1005 757 1012
Average daily rate £345 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 64 89
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% +16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.09 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.20 £45.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

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
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 29 July 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
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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 -5 4 £325 -3.70% 2
Halifax - - - -
Technical Specialist
Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 4 (50.00%) SQL
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 2 (25.00%) WLAN
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Retail
4 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
4 1 (12.50%) CCSE
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (37.50%) MS Exchange
1 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) WLAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) NAS
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (12.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCSE
3 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) ProxySG
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) ATG
4 1 (12.50%) Blue Coat
4 1 (12.50%) hybris
4 1 (12.50%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle