The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 22 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.

Technical Specialist
England / Yorkshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 143 134
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.35% 0.14% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.15% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £415 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 - £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 - £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £350
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1947 2689 2799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.77% 96.31% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1252 1859 1878
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 62 106
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £12.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +26.53%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.96 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Yorkshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +24 6 £415 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 Yorkshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) JMeter
3 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
3 3 (21.43%) Selenium
3 3 (21.43%) ACF2
3 3 (21.43%) J2EE
3 3 (21.43%) MySQL
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (21.43%) DB2
3 3 (21.43%) JUnit
3 3 (21.43%) HTML
3 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
3 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 3 (21.43%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 3 (21.43%) HTTP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
3 3 (21.43%) RACF
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) zSecure
4 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) Unix
4 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
1 3 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Akamai
2 1 (7.14%) Dynamics 365
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
2 2 (14.29%) Telepresence
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) DB2
1 3 (21.43%) MySQL
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JMeter
1 3 (21.43%) JUnit
1 3 (21.43%) Selenium
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) J2EE
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 2 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) BYOD
3 1 (7.14%) Online Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (7.14%) Android
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Service Management
2 2 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Coaching
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Regulatory Compliance
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) ACF2
1 3 (21.43%) RACF
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) zSecure
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
1 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) CyberArk
3 1 (7.14%) Imperva
3 1 (7.14%) Lotus
3 1 (7.14%) VMware