The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 401 397 395
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 23 30 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 23 22
Median daily rate £488 £488 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £378 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £623 £633
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £420 £350
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.16 - -
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in London

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in London

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 27 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
City of London -2 4 £500 +8.10%
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 15 (34.09%) Linux
3 13 (29.55%) Unix
3 13 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 12 (27.27%) Finance
5 9 (20.45%) Java
5 9 (20.45%) Product Management
6 8 (18.18%) Node.js
6 8 (18.18%) Oracle
6 8 (18.18%) Python
6 8 (18.18%) Project Management
6 8 (18.18%) Google
6 8 (18.18%) Marketing
7 7 (15.91%) Banking
7 7 (15.91%) French Language
8 6 (13.64%) Business Development
8 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (13.64%) MySQL
8 6 (13.64%) Web Services
9 5 (11.36%) Windows
9 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
9 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
9 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (11.36%) Legal
9 5 (11.36%) Network Security
9 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
9 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 (4.55%) Apache
1 2 (4.55%) Apache Solr
1 2 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (2.27%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) BigMachines
1 1 (2.27%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.55%) GitHub
2 2 (4.55%) PaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Akamai
3 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.27%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (2.27%) IaaS
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.36%) Network Security
1 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
2 4 (9.09%) Firewall
2 4 (9.09%) WAN
2 4 (9.09%) Wireless
3 3 (6.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (6.82%) IPsec
4 2 (4.55%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (4.55%) Internet
4 2 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (4.55%) LDAP
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) MySQL
2 4 (9.09%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.82%) Lumira
4 2 (4.55%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.27%) Big Data
5 1 (2.27%) Power BI
5 1 (2.27%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
1 1 (2.27%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.27%) JUnit
1 1 (2.27%) Maven
1 1 (2.27%) NUnit
1 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (2.27%) Subversion
1 1 (2.27%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 8 (18.18%) Marketing
3 7 (15.91%) Banking
3 7 (15.91%) French Language
4 5 (11.36%) Legal
5 4 (9.09%) Retail
6 3 (6.82%) Advertising
6 3 (6.82%) Investment Banking
7 2 (4.55%) Front Office
8 1 (2.27%) Back Office
8 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
8 1 (2.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.18%) Node.js
2 6 (13.64%) Web Services
3 4 (9.09%) XML
4 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) SOAP
5 2 (4.55%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
5 2 (4.55%) REST
6 1 (2.27%) .NET
6 1 (2.27%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.27%) boto
6 1 (2.27%) HTML5
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (29.55%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
3 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 4 (9.09%) Management Information System
4 3 (6.82%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) Derivative
6 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (2.27%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (2.27%) User Experience
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 15 (34.09%) Linux
2 13 (29.55%) Unix
3 5 (11.36%) Windows
4 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Product Management
2 8 (18.18%) Project Management
3 6 (13.64%) Business Development
4 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (9.09%) Data Analysis
5 4 (9.09%) Information Security
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (6.82%) DevOps
6 3 (6.82%) E-Discovery
6 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.82%) Network Design
6 3 (6.82%) SDLC
6 3 (6.82%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.82%) SIEM
6 3 (6.82%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.55%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) JavaScript
3 9 (20.45%) Java
4 8 (18.18%) Python
5 3 (6.82%) Perl
6 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.55%) Ruby
7 1 (2.27%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.27%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (9.09%) Degree
2 3 (6.82%) CISSP
2 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.55%) CNA
3 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (4.55%) GCIA
3 2 (4.55%) GCIH
3 2 (4.55%) GIAC
3 2 (4.55%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (4.55%) Novell Certification
3 2 (4.55%) SANS
4 1 (2.27%) CISA
4 1 (2.27%) CRISC
4 1 (2.27%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMI Certification
4 1 (2.27%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.55%) QA
3 1 (2.27%) MiFID
3 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 2 (4.55%) Puppet
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
1 2 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (18.18%) Google
1 8 (18.18%) Oracle
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco
3 4 (9.09%) F5
3 4 (9.09%) Palo Alto
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (6.82%) HP
4 3 (6.82%) Juniper
5 2 (4.55%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (2.27%) Apigee
6 1 (2.27%) Charles River
6 1 (2.27%) Citrix
6 1 (2.27%) Meraki
6 1 (2.27%) Novell
6 1 (2.27%) Reuters
6 1 (2.27%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (2.27%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.27%) TIBCO