Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Technical Specialist was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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.

Senior Technical Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 869 882 900
Rank change year-on-year +13 +18 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 20 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.004% 0.003%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.004% 0.004%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 2
UK median daily rate £550 £300 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +83.33% -36.71% -
10th Percentile £447 £275 £422
90th Percentile £750 £325 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £733 £300 -
% change year-on-year +144.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Senior Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist
Top 8 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 6 months to 18 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
England +59 20 £550 +83.33% 1
UK excluding London +44 12 £733 +144.33% 1
North of England +72 8 £733 +144.33% 1
London -1 8 £550 -
North West - 7 £733 -
South West - 3 £476 -
North East +67 1 £575 +91.67%
South East - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
1 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
2 6 (30.00%) Social Media
2 6 (30.00%) SFIA
2 6 (30.00%) Domain Models
2 6 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
3 5 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
3 5 (25.00%) Derivative
3 5 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (25.00%) C++
3 5 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) Fidessa
4 3 (15.00%) Actimize
5 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (10.00%) Front Office
5 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.00%) Windows
6 1 (5.00%) UML
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) SOA
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) PSTN
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (5.00%) RDBMS

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:

Business Applications
1 3 (15.00%) Actimize
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) PSTN
1 1 (5.00%) WAAS
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
2 6 (30.00%) Banking
3 2 (10.00%) Front Office
4 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (5.00%) .NET
2 1 (5.00%) Ext JS
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Social Media
2 5 (25.00%) Derivative
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (35.00%) Enterprise Architecture
1 7 (35.00%) Risk Management
2 6 (30.00%) Collaborative Working
2 6 (30.00%) Domain Models
2 6 (30.00%) IT Governance
2 6 (30.00%) Open Source
2 6 (30.00%) SFIA
3 5 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) MVC
5 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.00%) Service Design
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
5 1 (5.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) C++
1 5 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (5.00%) CISA
1 1 (5.00%) CISSP
1 1 (5.00%) CRISC
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Fidessa
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco
2 1 (5.00%) MicroStrategy
2 1 (5.00%) Sencha
2 1 (5.00%) Sonus