Period
to 22 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 22 July 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 > North West
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 226 225
Rank change year-on-year +41 -1 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 17 16 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.30% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 6
North West median daily rate £475 £421 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.76% -5.34% +61.82%
10th Percentile £363 £364 £285
90th Percentile £586 £515 £598
England median daily rate £425 £450 £418
% change year-on-year -5.56% +7.72% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £27.16 - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 5385 7273 7225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.32% 94.70% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3262 4449 4010
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £235 £250 £225
90th Percentile £544 £538 £550
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 303 413
North West median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.79% +2.81% +8.71%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £47.39 £51.75
England median hourly rate £18.40 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.16% +8.57% +2.94%

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 July 2017.

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 July 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
Manchester +17 14 £500 +1.01% 1
Cheshire +26 2 £350 +9.38% 1
Lancashire +17 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

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

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

1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
4 4 (23.53%) LAN
4 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 4 (23.53%) Network Security
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco ISE
4 4 (23.53%) TrustSec
5 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
5 3 (17.65%) SIEM
5 3 (17.65%) SANS
5 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
5 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (17.65%) Privileged Access Management
5 3 (17.65%) NAS
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) HP
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
5 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) SSCP
6 2 (11.76%) Apple

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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Jetty
1 1 (5.88%) Mongrel
1 1 (5.88%) nginx
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Akamai
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (5.88%) Google App Engine
1 1 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) TCP/IP
2 4 (23.53%) Cisco ISE
2 4 (23.53%) LAN
2 4 (23.53%) Network Security
2 4 (23.53%) WAN
3 3 (17.65%) NAS
3 3 (17.65%) VoIP
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) DNS
5 1 (5.88%) FTP
5 1 (5.88%) HTTP
5 1 (5.88%) IPsec
5 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.88%) SSL
5 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Essbase
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Travis CI
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
1 1 (5.88%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (5.88%) J2EE
1 1 (5.88%) MDX
1 1 (5.88%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
1 3 (17.65%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) AIX
3 1 (5.88%) HPUX
3 1 (5.88%) Solaris
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Cybersecurity
2 3 (17.65%) Information Security
2 3 (17.65%) Patch Management
2 3 (17.65%) Privileged Access Management
2 3 (17.65%) Security Operations
2 3 (17.65%) SIEM
3 2 (11.76%) Coaching
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) DevOps
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (5.88%) Release Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Test Strategy
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (35.29%) CISSP
2 5 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 4 (23.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (17.65%) SANS
4 3 (17.65%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) TrustSec
2 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Puppet
3 1 (5.88%) QRadar
3 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) IBM
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
3 3 (17.65%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) NetApp
4 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 2 (11.76%) Google
4 2 (11.76%) LogRhythm
4 2 (11.76%) Splunk
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
5 1 (5.88%) F5
5 1 (5.88%) Hyperion
5 1 (5.88%) Meraki
5 1 (5.88%) Oracle
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) VMware