Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £441 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 554 573 534
Rank change year-on-year +19 -39 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 73 50 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 32 42
London median daily rate £441 £431 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.32% -0.29% +7.45%
10th Percentile £251 £211 £275
90th Percentile £575 £585 £637
England median daily rate £425 £450 £406
% change year-on-year -5.56% +10.77% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
London median hourly rate £26.97 £33.87 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.37% - -
England median hourly rate £26.97 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.94% +7.84% +27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +12 18 £550 +60.58% 1
West London -3 6 £523 +13.59% 1
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 26 (35.62%) SQL
2 15 (20.55%) Finance
3 14 (19.18%) Java
3 14 (19.18%) Unix
4 13 (17.81%) Linux
4 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (13.70%) Python
7 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
7 10 (13.70%) FIX Protocol
8 9 (12.33%) Derivative
8 9 (12.33%) Oracle
8 9 (12.33%) Project Management
9 8 (10.96%) Banking
9 8 (10.96%) Windows
9 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
9 8 (10.96%) Google
9 8 (10.96%) Marketing
9 8 (10.96%) SCCM
9 8 (10.96%) Analytics
10 7 (9.59%) XML
10 7 (9.59%) C++
10 7 (9.59%) HTML
10 7 (9.59%) Migration
11 6 (8.22%) VMware
11 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
11 6 (8.22%) Front Office
11 6 (8.22%) Fidessa

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 4 (5.48%) Site Server
2 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.37%) Apache
3 1 (1.37%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (1.37%) BigMachines
2 1 (1.37%) CA PPM
2 1 (1.37%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.37%) RMDS
2 1 (1.37%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (4.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.74%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (2.74%) Data Lake Analytics
4 2 (2.74%) G Suite
4 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 2 (2.74%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) AdWords
5 1 (1.37%) Akamai
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle CX
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) LAN
2 4 (5.48%) HTTP
2 4 (5.48%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) Internet
3 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.74%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (2.74%) Skype
4 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.37%) BGP
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) Multicast
5 1 (1.37%) SSL
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.85%) MySQL
1 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Apache Hive
2 3 (4.11%) Big Data
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.74%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.74%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.37%) Blockchain
4 1 (1.37%) DocumentDB
4 1 (1.37%) HBase
4 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.37%) Pentaho
4 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) JIRA
2 2 (2.74%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.74%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (1.37%) Selenium
3 1 (1.37%) WebDriver
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 8 (10.96%) Banking
2 8 (10.96%) Marketing
3 6 (8.22%) French Language
3 6 (8.22%) Front Office
3 6 (8.22%) Telecoms
4 4 (5.48%) Advertising
5 3 (4.11%) Back Office
6 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.74%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.37%) Electronics
7 1 (1.37%) German Language
7 1 (1.37%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.37%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (9.59%) HTML
2 7 (9.59%) XML
3 5 (6.85%) Node.js
4 4 (5.48%) SOAP
5 2 (2.74%) HTML5
5 2 (2.74%) Middleware
5 2 (2.74%) Web Services
6 1 (1.37%) .NET
6 1 (1.37%) Ajax
6 1 (1.37%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.37%) Ext JS
6 1 (1.37%) Lucene
6 1 (1.37%) React
6 1 (1.37%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.44%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (12.33%) Derivative
3 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.48%) Fixed Income
4 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.74%) CMDB
5 2 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.37%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.37%) DataPower
6 1 (1.37%) Equities
6 1 (1.37%) iSeries
6 1 (1.37%) LPAR
6 1 (1.37%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
6 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (19.18%) Unix
2 13 (17.81%) Linux
3 8 (10.96%) Windows
4 5 (6.85%) Android
4 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (4.11%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Solaris
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.37%) HPUX
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (15.07%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (12.33%) Project Management
3 8 (10.96%) Analytics
4 7 (9.59%) Migration
5 6 (8.22%) DevOps
5 6 (8.22%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (6.85%) Electronic Trading
6 5 (6.85%) ITIL
6 5 (6.85%) Product Management
6 5 (6.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (5.48%) Business Development
7 4 (5.48%) Change Management
7 4 (5.48%) Client Onboarding
7 4 (5.48%) Collaborative Working
7 4 (5.48%) ITSM
7 4 (5.48%) Release Management
7 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (5.48%) Validation
8 3 (4.11%) API Integration
8 3 (4.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 26 (35.62%) SQL
2 14 (19.18%) Java
3 13 (17.81%) JavaScript
4 10 (13.70%) Python
5 7 (9.59%) C++
6 5 (6.85%) Perl
7 2 (2.74%) Korn
7 2 (2.74%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.37%) C
8 1 (1.37%) C#
8 1 (1.37%) PHP
8 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.37%) Tcl
8 1 (1.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.74%) CTC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) CISA
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CISSP
4 1 (1.37%) CRISC
4 1 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) QA
2 3 (4.11%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.74%) GDPR
3 2 (2.74%) MiFID
3 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) KVM
2 2 (2.74%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.11%) vRealize
3 2 (2.74%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) Apache Slider
4 1 (1.37%) Thomson Reuters DACS
Vendors
1 9 (12.33%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Google
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.22%) Fidessa
3 6 (8.22%) VMware
4 4 (5.48%) Altiris
4 4 (5.48%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 2 (2.74%) Apple
6 2 (2.74%) BMC
6 2 (2.74%) Murex
6 2 (2.74%) PeopleSoft
6 2 (2.74%) Polycom
6 2 (2.74%) ServiceNow
6 2 (2.74%) Sybase
7 1 (1.37%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.37%) F5
7 1 (1.37%) Meraki
7 1 (1.37%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.37%) Sencha