The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Hertfordshire region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 51 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.87% 0.86% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.92% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £500 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.93 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
549 546 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.31% 93.65% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 279 345
Median daily rate £450 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £178 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £613 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 37
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £20.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £7.77 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.65 £42.20 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Hertfordshire region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 January 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
Welwyn Garden City -11 2 £600 +21.21%
Technical Specialist
East of England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) F5
1 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ATM
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) ATM
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto