The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 30 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
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 408 385
Rank change year-on-year +28 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 20 26 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 20
Median daily rate £500 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £458 £550
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 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 18684 21436 20340
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.00% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 13292 15400 14048
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 285 370
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
City of London +3 1 £450 -
Bromley - 1 £350 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (34.15%) Finance
1 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Cisco
2 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 11 (26.83%) F5
3 10 (24.39%) Palo Alto
3 10 (24.39%) WAN
3 10 (24.39%) Wireless
4 9 (21.95%) Banking
4 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (19.51%) Web Services
6 7 (17.07%) SQL
6 7 (17.07%) Linux
6 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
7 6 (14.63%) Time Management
7 6 (14.63%) Java
7 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
7 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (14.63%) Legal
8 5 (12.20%) IPsec
8 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
8 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
8 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
8 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 5 (12.20%) Network Design
8 5 (12.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 5 (12.20%) Juniper
8 5 (12.20%) LAN

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 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
1 1 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
1 1 (2.44%) Confluence
1 1 (2.44%) IBM Notes
1 1 (2.44%) JBoss
1 1 (2.44%) Oracle Coherence
1 1 (2.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (19.51%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (12.20%) Akamai
4 4 (9.76%) PaaS
5 3 (7.32%) IaaS
6 2 (4.88%) GitHub
7 1 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) WAN
1 10 (24.39%) Wireless
2 5 (12.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (12.20%) IPsec
2 5 (12.20%) LAN
2 5 (12.20%) Network Security
3 2 (4.88%) Software-Defined Networking
3 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.88%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) BGP
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) DHCP
4 1 (2.44%) Firewall
4 1 (2.44%) Internet
4 1 (2.44%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) Lumira
3 1 (2.44%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) HBase
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.44%) Power BI
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.44%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Maven
2 2 (4.88%) Mockito
3 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) NUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Selenium
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 14 (34.15%) Finance
2 9 (21.95%) Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Legal
4 3 (7.32%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.88%) Retail
6 1 (2.44%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) Web Services
2 4 (9.76%) REST
3 2 (4.88%) JSON
3 2 (4.88%) Spring
3 2 (4.88%) XML
4 1 (2.44%) boto
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) Matplotlib
4 1 (2.44%) Middleware
4 1 (2.44%) NumPy
4 1 (2.44%) Pandas
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (34.15%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
3 5 (12.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.88%) Replication
4 2 (4.88%) User Experience
5 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.44%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (17.07%) Linux
2 3 (7.32%) Unix
2 3 (7.32%) Windows
3 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
3 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (14.63%) Enterprise Architecture
1 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
1 6 (14.63%) Time Management
2 5 (12.20%) Data Protection
2 5 (12.20%) Network Design
2 5 (12.20%) Product Management
2 5 (12.20%) Server Virtualisation
2 5 (12.20%) TOGAF
3 4 (9.76%) DevOps
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (7.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.88%) E-Commerce
5 2 (4.88%) Integration Testing
5 2 (4.88%) Refactoring
5 2 (4.88%) Resource Management
5 2 (4.88%) TDD
5 2 (4.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) Java
3 2 (4.88%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.88%) Perl
3 2 (4.88%) Python
3 2 (4.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) COBOL
4 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.44%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) SC Cleared
1 3 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) CCDP
2 1 (2.44%) CCIE
2 1 (2.44%) CCNP
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.44%) MCSE
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.44%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (12.20%) PCI DSS
1 5 (12.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (7.32%) SLA
3 2 (4.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (17.07%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.44%) Docker
3 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.88%) Puppet
1 2 (4.88%) SCCM
1 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (26.83%) Cisco
1 11 (26.83%) F5
2 10 (24.39%) Palo Alto
3 5 (12.20%) Juniper
3 5 (12.20%) Meraki
4 4 (9.76%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.32%) Oracle
5 3 (7.32%) SAP
6 2 (4.88%) Citrix
6 2 (4.88%) HP
6 2 (4.88%) VMware
7 1 (2.44%) Apple
7 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.44%) Google
7 1 (2.44%) Lotus
7 1 (2.44%) Radianz
7 1 (2.44%) Reuters
7 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds