The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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.

Technical Specialist
UK / England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 544 546
Rank change year-on-year +45 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 90 79 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 42
Median daily rate £413 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £358 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £600 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £27.16 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 26 June 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 -12 24 £500 +2.56%
South East +30 20 £365 -11.51% 4
South West +15 16 £450 -10.00% 3
North West +24 11 £400 -10.36% 2
Yorkshire +28 6 £415 -
West Midlands +26 6 £388 +37.77% 7
East Midlands -4 5 £338 -10.00%
East of England -6 3 £245 -51.96% 1
Technical Specialist
UK

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 46 (28.40%) Finance
2 33 (20.37%) SQL
3 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 27 (16.67%) Linux
5 23 (14.20%) Windows
6 22 (13.58%) ITIL
7 21 (12.96%) Security Cleared
8 20 (12.35%) Unix
9 19 (11.73%) Oracle
9 19 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
10 18 (11.11%) Cisco
10 18 (11.11%) Banking
11 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
12 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
13 13 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
14 12 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 12 (7.41%) TCP/IP
14 12 (7.41%) WAN
14 12 (7.41%) Java
14 12 (7.41%) VMware
14 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
15 11 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (6.79%) Marketing
15 11 (6.79%) IBM
15 11 (6.79%) Network Security
16 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (6.17%) Product Management
16 10 (6.17%) HP
16 10 (6.17%) CISSP

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 6 (3.70%) Apache
2 6 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.09%) JBoss
3 5 (3.09%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.47%) IIS
5 3 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (1.85%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.23%) Apache Solr
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
6 2 (1.23%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.62%) Drupal
7 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.62%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.62%) Jetty
7 1 (0.62%) Mongrel
7 1 (0.62%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) EngageOne
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) SystmOne
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) BigMachines
3 1 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 7 (4.32%) Office 365
4 4 (2.47%) PaaS
5 3 (1.85%) Akamai
6 2 (1.23%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
6 2 (1.23%) IaaS
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.62%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.62%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 12 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 12 (7.41%) WAN
2 11 (6.79%) Network Security
3 10 (6.17%) Firewall
4 9 (5.56%) VPN
4 9 (5.56%) Wireless
5 7 (4.32%) LAN
6 6 (3.70%) NAS
7 5 (3.09%) DHCP
7 5 (3.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 5 (3.09%) IPsec
7 5 (3.09%) SAN
8 4 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.47%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (2.47%) HTTP
8 4 (2.47%) MPLS
8 4 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.85%) DNS
9 3 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.56%) MySQL
2 8 (4.94%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.70%) Crystal Reports
5 4 (2.47%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.47%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.85%) DB2
6 3 (1.85%) Lumira
7 2 (1.23%) Electronic Patient Records
7 2 (1.23%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.62%) Big Data
8 1 (0.62%) Essbase
8 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.62%) Power BI
8 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Selenium
2 4 (2.47%) JUnit
3 3 (1.85%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.85%) JMeter
3 3 (1.85%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (1.23%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.23%) MSI
5 1 (0.62%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) NUnit
5 1 (0.62%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.62%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.62%) Subversion
5 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.62%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.62%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.62%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (28.40%) Finance
2 18 (11.11%) Banking
3 11 (6.79%) Marketing
4 8 (4.94%) Retail
4 8 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 7 (4.32%) French Language
6 6 (3.70%) Advertising
6 6 (3.70%) Legal
7 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.23%) Front Office
8 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.23%) Military
9 1 (0.62%) Back Office
9 1 (0.62%) Billing
9 1 (0.62%) Electronics
9 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.56%) Node.js
2 8 (4.94%) XML
3 7 (4.32%) HTML
3 7 (4.32%) Web Services
4 5 (3.09%) .NET
4 5 (3.09%) SOAP
5 4 (2.47%) J2EE
5 4 (2.47%) Middleware
5 4 (2.47%) REST
6 2 (1.23%) AngularJS
6 2 (1.23%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.23%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.23%) JSON
6 2 (1.23%) WCF
7 1 (0.62%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.62%) Gherkin
7 1 (0.62%) MDX
7 1 (0.62%) Servlets
7 1 (0.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (0.62%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.73%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.32%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.70%) NHS
4 6 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 5 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (3.09%) PKI
6 4 (2.47%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.85%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.23%) Replication
8 2 (1.23%) User Experience
9 1 (0.62%) BYOD
9 1 (0.62%) Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) DataPower
9 1 (0.62%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.62%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (16.67%) Linux
2 23 (14.20%) Windows
3 20 (12.35%) Unix
4 7 (4.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (3.70%) Windows Server
6 4 (2.47%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.23%) AIX
7 2 (1.23%) Android
7 2 (1.23%) Solaris
7 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.62%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.62%) CentOS
8 1 (0.62%) HPUX
8 1 (0.62%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (13.58%) ITIL
2 13 (8.02%) Business Intelligence
3 12 (7.41%) Cybersecurity
3 12 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (6.79%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (6.17%) Data Analysis
5 10 (6.17%) Product Management
5 10 (6.17%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.56%) ERP
6 9 (5.56%) Project Management
6 9 (5.56%) Service Management
7 8 (4.94%) Data Modelling
7 8 (4.94%) Network Design
7 8 (4.94%) Problem Management
8 7 (4.32%) DevOps
8 7 (4.32%) Information Security
8 7 (4.32%) Process Improvement
8 7 (4.32%) SIEM
9 6 (3.70%) Business Development
9 6 (3.70%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.37%) SQL
2 17 (10.49%) JavaScript
3 12 (7.41%) Java
4 10 (6.17%) Python
5 5 (3.09%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.47%) C#
6 4 (2.47%) Perl
7 3 (1.85%) Ruby
8 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.62%) VBA
9 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 21 (12.96%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.88%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.17%) CISSP
4 8 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (4.32%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (3.09%) Degree
6 5 (3.09%) MCSE
6 5 (3.09%) SANS
7 3 (1.85%) CCNP
7 3 (1.85%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.85%) SSCP
8 2 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (1.23%) CNA
8 2 (1.23%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.23%) GCIA
8 2 (1.23%) GCIH
8 2 (1.23%) GIAC
8 2 (1.23%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.23%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.62%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.09%) QA
2 3 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.23%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.62%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (3.70%) Active Directory
1 6 (3.70%) Hyper-V
1 6 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
2 5 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.85%) ACF2
3 3 (1.85%) RACF
4 2 (1.23%) vSphere
4 2 (1.23%) XenApp
4 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.62%) Docker
5 1 (0.62%) Firmware
5 1 (0.62%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.62%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (5.56%) SCCM
2 8 (4.94%) SCOM
3 5 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.47%) Puppet
4 4 (2.47%) TrustSec
5 3 (1.85%) zSecure
6 2 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.62%) Ansible
7 1 (0.62%) QRadar
7 1 (0.62%) SnapMirror
7 1 (0.62%) Terraform
Vendors
1 30 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 19 (11.73%) Oracle
3 18 (11.11%) Cisco
4 12 (7.41%) VMware
5 11 (6.79%) IBM
6 10 (6.17%) Google
6 10 (6.17%) HP
7 9 (5.56%) Citrix
8 8 (4.94%) NetApp
9 7 (4.32%) Epicor
9 7 (4.32%) F5
9 7 (4.32%) MicroStrategy
9 7 (4.32%) SAP
10 6 (3.70%) Palo Alto
11 4 (2.47%) Juniper
12 3 (1.85%) Splunk
12 3 (1.85%) Talend
13 2 (1.23%) Hitachi
13 2 (1.23%) LogRhythm
13 2 (1.23%) Meraki
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