Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £268 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 250 230 239
Rank change year-on-year -20 +9 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.23% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.25% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 5
City of London median daily rate £268 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.36% +15.79% -
10th Percentile £198 £456 £285
90th Percentile £679 £588 £605
Central London median daily rate £268 £538 £475
% change year-on-year -50.23% +13.16% -2.56%
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 6,688 6,500 6,386
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.41% 94.82% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,293 5,094 5,093
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £655
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 122 89 76
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +3.60% -3.47%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £42.57
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 (58.33%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
3 5 (41.67%) Project Management
4 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) Apple
4 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
4 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
4 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (25.00%) User Experience
5 3 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 2 (16.67%) SCCM
6 2 (16.67%) SCOM
6 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) Analytics
6 2 (16.67%) Unix
7 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
7 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
7 1 (8.33%) Workday HCM
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
7 1 (8.33%) SCSM
7 1 (8.33%) DevOps
7 1 (8.33%) Anaconda
7 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) G Suite
1 1 (8.33%) Google Analytics
1 1 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 7 (58.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Anaconda
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) BYOD
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Grid Computing
2 1 (8.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (8.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Project Management
2 4 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 4 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Change Control
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Operations
4 1 (8.33%) Data Science
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) Process Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Security Operations
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) Netcool
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
2 1 (8.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (33.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Dell
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) McAfee
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Veritas
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) Workday