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

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Technical Specialist
UK
Rank - 637 -
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Technical Specialist 0 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.008% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.008% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Median daily rate - £450 -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Senior Technical Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Technical Specialist in the UK

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Content Management
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) CICS
3 1 (20.00%) Reuters
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) Radianz
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) DB2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows

Senior Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) CICS
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) IaaS
1 1 (20.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) DB2
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) TeamCity
General
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Content Management
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (20.00%) Java
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (20.00%) vSphere
1 1 (20.00%) zsh
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Radianz
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds