Period
to 22 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £725 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

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 > North West
6 months to
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 187 241
Rank change year-on-year -1 +54 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 16 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.33% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 2
North West median daily rate £725 £488 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.72% +62.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £383 £386 £218
90th Percentile £750 £574 £403
England median daily rate £431 £449 £406
% change year-on-year -3.90% +10.46% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.60 £23.22 £24.25
% change year-on-year +14.56% -4.27% +21.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,151 5,694 7,959
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.65% 94.33% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,285 3,669 4,802
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £597 £575 £563
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 266 215 396
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.22% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.29 £46.40 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% -0.61% +12.12%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the North West over the 6 months to 22 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in the North West

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 22 January 2018. 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
Manchester -1 13 £694 +44.58% 2
Cheshire - 2 £420 -
Lancashire +7 1 £770 +50.98%
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 North West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (43.75%) IT Governance
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
1 7 (43.75%) Social Media
1 7 (43.75%) SFIA
1 7 (43.75%) Domain Models
1 7 (43.75%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) Service Management
3 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
3 5 (31.25%) Task Automation
3 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (25.00%) MobileIron
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
4 4 (25.00%) Lumension
4 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Email Filtering
4 4 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (25.00%) Skype
4 4 (25.00%) SUSE
4 4 (25.00%) IronPort

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP ERP
1 1 (6.25%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (18.75%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) DHCP
1 4 (25.00%) DNS
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) PSTN
3 1 (6.25%) WAAS
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Basis
1 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Social Media
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
1 4 (25.00%) SUSE
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
1 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (43.75%) Collaborative Working
1 7 (43.75%) Domain Models
1 7 (43.75%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (43.75%) IT Governance
1 7 (43.75%) Open Source
1 7 (43.75%) Risk Management
1 7 (43.75%) SFIA
2 5 (31.25%) Business Continuity
2 5 (31.25%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (31.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Service Management
2 5 (31.25%) Task Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Email Filtering
3 4 (25.00%) Identity Management
3 4 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (6.25%) SAP Implementation
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 4 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (25.00%) SCCM
1 4 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) Clearswift
3 4 (25.00%) IronPort
3 4 (25.00%) Lumension
3 4 (25.00%) McAfee
3 4 (25.00%) Micro Focus
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) MobileIron
3 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (12.50%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) SAP
5 1 (6.25%) Sonus