Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 227 220
Rank change year-on-year -23 -7 +51
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 9 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.080% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 11
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +12.50%
10th Percentile £240 £425 £325
90th Percentile £570 £534 £513
Central London median daily rate £423 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -6.11% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,555 5,963 6,334
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 95.93% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,179 4,574 5,058
City of London median daily rate £500 £493 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.52% +3.68% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £295
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 69 88
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -13.90% +0.15%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.90 £30.07 £42.30
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.92 £19.99
% change year-on-year +10.52% -15.36% +2.51%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in the City of London

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Finance
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Office 365
4 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
4 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (22.22%) IIS
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) JBoss
4 2 (22.22%) Apache
4 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
4 2 (22.22%) Migration
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Change Management
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) Middleware
4 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
5 1 (11.11%) Workday HCM
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) SCOrch

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (22.22%) Apache
1 2 (22.22%) IIS
1 2 (22.22%) JBoss
1 2 (22.22%) Tomcat
1 2 (22.22%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
1 1 (11.11%) Intranet
1 1 (11.11%) SSH
1 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
1 1 (11.11%) MSI
General
1 7 (77.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Grid Computing
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 1 (11.11%) Private Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) Public Cloud
1 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (22.22%) Linux
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
2 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Operations
3 1 (11.11%) Data Science
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Release Management
3 1 (11.11%) Risk Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Python
1 1 (11.11%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCP
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) GCP
1 1 (11.11%) PMO
1 1 (11.11%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOM
1 1 (11.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix
1 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow
1 2 (22.22%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) Apple
2 1 (11.11%) Intel
2 1 (11.11%) Lotus
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Workday