The median contractor rate for a Senior Technical Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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.

Senior Technical Specialist
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 650 638
Rank change year-on-year +49 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.002% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £475 £300 £537
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -44.08%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £300 £650
% change year-on-year +58.33% -53.84%  
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Senior Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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
England +39 6 £475 +58.33% 6
South East - 4 £475 - 1
Berkshire - 3 £475 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £475 -

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Senior 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 featuring Senior Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (50.00%) SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
3 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
4 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Marketing
4 2 (33.33%) Talend
4 2 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (16.67%) Customer Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) MVVM
5 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (16.67%) Sencha
5 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 1 (16.67%) Node.js
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) CRISC
5 1 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Analytics
5 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (16.67%) Android Development

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Marketing
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (16.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (16.67%) Ext JS
1 1 (16.67%) Node.js
1 1 (16.67%) React
1 1 (16.67%) REST
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (50.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (33.33%) DevOps
5 1 (16.67%) Android Development
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Coaching
5 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 1 (16.67%) IT Audit
5 1 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
5 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (16.67%) Mobile Development
5 1 (16.67%) Physical Data Model
5 1 (16.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (16.67%) SDLC
5 1 (16.67%) SOA
5 1 (16.67%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (16.67%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CISA
1 1 (16.67%) CISSP
1 1 (16.67%) CRISC
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) MicroStrategy
2 2 (33.33%) Talend
3 1 (16.67%) Sencha