The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
UK / England
Rank 513 514 510
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 72 101 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.22% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 62 41
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £325 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in England over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in England

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
London +30 21 £538 +53.57% 6
South East +8 20 £400 -11.11% 7
North West +32 10 £550 +37.15% 2
Yorkshire +15 8 £410 -19.60% 4
South West +3 7 £495 +35.61%
East of England -11 3 £400 -23.80%
West Midlands - 2 £500 -
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 England region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 35 (24.48%) Linux
1 35 (24.48%) Finance
2 34 (23.78%) Windows
3 27 (18.88%) WAN
4 24 (16.78%) Security Cleared
5 22 (15.38%) SC Cleared
5 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
5 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 22 (15.38%) LAN
5 22 (15.38%) Unix
6 21 (14.69%) Cisco
7 19 (13.29%) IBM
7 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 18 (12.59%) TCP/IP
8 18 (12.59%) Firewall
9 17 (11.89%) VoIP
10 16 (11.19%) ITIL
10 16 (11.19%) SQL
10 16 (11.19%) VMware
10 16 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (11.19%) F5
10 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
11 15 (10.49%) Banking
11 15 (10.49%) VPN
12 14 (9.79%) Oracle
12 14 (9.79%) CISSP
12 14 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 14 (9.79%) Patch Management
13 13 (9.09%) SANS
13 13 (9.09%) Service Management

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 9 (6.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (3.50%) Apache
3 5 (3.50%) IIS
3 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.80%) JBoss
4 4 (2.80%) Skype for Business
4 4 (2.80%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.40%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (1.40%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.70%) Drupal
6 1 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.70%) Jetty
6 1 (0.70%) Mongrel
6 1 (0.70%) nginx
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (2.10%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.10%) MS Office
2 1 (0.70%) EngageOne
2 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Maximo
2 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.70%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.70%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.19%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (5.59%) PaaS
4 6 (4.20%) IaaS
5 5 (3.50%) Akamai
5 5 (3.50%) IBM Cloud
5 5 (3.50%) SoftLayer
6 3 (2.10%) Office 365
7 2 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.40%) GitHub
7 2 (1.40%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.40%) Yammer
8 1 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.70%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.70%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.70%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.88%) WAN
2 22 (15.38%) LAN
3 18 (12.59%) Firewall
3 18 (12.59%) TCP/IP
4 17 (11.89%) VoIP
5 15 (10.49%) VPN
6 11 (7.69%) Wireless
7 10 (6.99%) DNS
7 10 (6.99%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 7 (4.90%) DHCP
8 7 (4.90%) IPsec
9 6 (4.20%) MPLS
9 6 (4.20%) Network Security
10 4 (2.80%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (2.80%) Skype
10 4 (2.80%) Unified Communications
11 3 (2.10%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 3 (2.10%) FTP
11 3 (2.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.50%) DB2
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.10%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
4 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.40%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (1.40%) Lumira
6 1 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.70%) Kalido
6 1 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.70%) Power BI
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.70%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.10%) Maven
3 2 (1.40%) Cucumber
3 2 (1.40%) Mockito
3 2 (1.40%) Selenium
3 2 (1.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.70%) JIRA
4 1 (0.70%) JUnit
4 1 (0.70%) NUnit
4 1 (0.70%) Travis CI
General
1 35 (24.48%) Finance
2 15 (10.49%) Banking
3 7 (4.90%) Legal
4 5 (3.50%) Billing
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 3 (2.10%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Law
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Military
7 1 (0.70%) Advertising
7 1 (0.70%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) Web Services
2 7 (4.90%) Middleware
3 5 (3.50%) .NET
3 5 (3.50%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.10%) REST
5 2 (1.40%) ISPF
5 2 (1.40%) J2EE
5 2 (1.40%) Spring
5 2 (1.40%) XML
6 1 (0.70%) boto
6 1 (0.70%) HTML
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.70%) JSON
6 1 (0.70%) Matplotlib
6 1 (0.70%) NumPy
6 1 (0.70%) Pandas
6 1 (0.70%) Servlets
6 1 (0.70%) SOAP
6 1 (0.70%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (5.59%) Management Information System
3 8 (5.59%) PKI
4 6 (4.20%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.50%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.50%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.80%) Replication
6 4 (2.80%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.10%) iSeries
7 3 (2.10%) User Experience
8 2 (1.40%) Clustering
8 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.40%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.40%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.40%) SWIFT
8 2 (1.40%) Tandem
8 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.70%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.48%) Linux
2 34 (23.78%) Windows
3 22 (15.38%) Unix
4 11 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.50%) AIX
6 4 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.40%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.40%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.70%) CentOS
8 1 (0.70%) Solaris
8 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (11.19%) ITIL
2 14 (9.79%) Patch Management
2 14 (9.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 13 (9.09%) Service Management
4 11 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
5 10 (6.99%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (6.99%) Information Security
5 10 (6.99%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (6.29%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.59%) Data Protection
7 8 (5.59%) DevOps
8 7 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.90%) Change Management
8 7 (4.90%) Load Balancing
8 7 (4.90%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.90%) Security Operations
8 7 (4.90%) Server Virtualisation
8 7 (4.90%) SIEM
8 7 (4.90%) TOGAF
9 6 (4.20%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.19%) SQL
2 10 (6.99%) Java
3 8 (5.59%) Python
4 7 (4.90%) PowerShell
5 6 (4.20%) Perl
6 5 (3.50%) Ruby
7 4 (2.80%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.80%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.40%) C#
8 2 (1.40%) JCL
9 1 (0.70%) C
9 1 (0.70%) C++
9 1 (0.70%) COBOL
9 1 (0.70%) Jython
9 1 (0.70%) R
9 1 (0.70%) VB
9 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (16.78%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.79%) CISSP
4 13 (9.09%) SANS
4 13 (9.09%) SSCP
5 11 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.20%) MCSE
8 4 (2.80%) CCIE
9 3 (2.10%) CCNA
10 2 (1.40%) CCDA
10 2 (1.40%) CNA
10 2 (1.40%) CNE
10 2 (1.40%) MCITP
10 2 (1.40%) MCSA
10 2 (1.40%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.70%) CISM
11 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.70%) MOS
11 1 (0.70%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (4.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 6 (4.20%) SLA
3 5 (3.50%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.10%) ISO 9001
4 3 (2.10%) QA
5 1 (0.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (5.59%) Hyper-V
1 8 (5.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.10%) ACF2
3 3 (2.10%) RACF
3 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (1.40%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.70%) Docker
5 1 (0.70%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.70%) vSphere
5 1 (0.70%) Xen
5 1 (0.70%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) SCOM
2 7 (4.90%) Puppet
3 6 (4.20%) QRadar
4 5 (3.50%) Tivoli
5 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.10%) Ansible
6 3 (2.10%) Nessus
6 3 (2.10%) Nexpose
6 3 (2.10%) Nmap
6 3 (2.10%) SCCM
6 3 (2.10%) zSecure
7 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.40%) Nagios
7 2 (1.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.70%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.70%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.70%) Terraform
8 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 21 (14.69%) Cisco
3 19 (13.29%) IBM
4 16 (11.19%) F5
4 16 (11.19%) VMware
5 14 (9.79%) Oracle
6 13 (9.09%) Apple
7 11 (7.69%) Palo Alto
8 6 (4.20%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.20%) Citrix
8 6 (4.20%) Juniper
8 6 (4.20%) Splunk
9 5 (3.50%) Comptel
9 5 (3.50%) HP
9 5 (3.50%) Meraki
9 5 (3.50%) NetCracker
9 5 (3.50%) SAP
10 4 (2.80%) Blue Coat
11 3 (2.10%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.10%) Qualys
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