The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £474 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 3 months to 28 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.

Technical Specialist
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 95 -
Rank change year-on-year +10 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.30% 0.21% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.21% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £474 £510 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.10% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year - +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 Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 988 1398 1114
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 97.44% 96.81% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 975 733
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 30 41
Median hourly rate £14.20 £12.00 £12.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.33% -3.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.31 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £21.20 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Leeds

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Leeds

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 3 (42.86%) RACF
2 3 (42.86%) ACF2
2 3 (42.86%) zSecure
3 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
3 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
3 2 (28.57%) iSeries
3 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) ISPF
3 2 (28.57%) JCL
3 2 (28.57%) FTP
3 2 (28.57%) Unix
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) Law
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
4 1 (14.29%) Java
4 1 (14.29%) J2EE
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) FTP
General
1 5 (71.43%) Finance
2 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) ISPF
2 1 (14.29%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (71.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) iSeries
2 2 (28.57%) Tandem
3 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Unix
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
3 1 (14.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) ACF2
1 3 (42.86%) RACF
2 2 (28.57%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) VMware
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