The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 228 240 244
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.18% 0.31% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.32% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 18 11
Median daily rate £500 £419 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +17.95%
UK excluding London median daily rate £453 £400 £333
% change year-on-year
+13.12% +20.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.22 £24.25 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.26% +21.25%
Technical Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
7236 8968 9299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.51% 94.78% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 5185 5090
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 513 513
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.89 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hampshire +19 10 £500 +33.33% 1
Surrey +22 3 - - 2
Berkshire 0 1 £500 - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 South East region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Firewall
3 8 (34.78%) Linux
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
5 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle
5 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
6 5 (21.74%) Billing
6 5 (21.74%) NetCracker
6 5 (21.74%) Comptel
6 5 (21.74%) SoftLayer
6 5 (21.74%) Service Management
6 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
6 5 (21.74%) Maximo
6 5 (21.74%) Change Management
6 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (21.74%) AIX
6 5 (21.74%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (17.39%) ITIL
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) DB2
7 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.04%) F5
8 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (13.04%) Unix
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
9 2 (8.70%) SSL

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (26.09%) WebSphere
2 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (8.70%) JBoss
4 1 (4.35%) CMS
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe After Effects
1 1 (4.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (4.35%) InVision
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) IBM Cloud
1 5 (21.74%) SoftLayer
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.70%) IaaS
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) SSL
2 2 (8.70%) tcpdump
2 2 (8.70%) VoIP
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
3 1 (4.35%) WAN
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) DB2
2 3 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (4.35%) Kalido
4 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Artifactory
1 2 (8.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.70%) Gradle
1 2 (8.70%) Maven
1 2 (8.70%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 5 (21.74%) Billing
2 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Middleware
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
1 2 (8.70%) SWIFT
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
2 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.35%) iSeries
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Linux
3 5 (21.74%) AIX
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.04%) Unix
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Change Management
1 5 (21.74%) Service Management
2 4 (17.39%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
3 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (8.70%) ITSM
3 2 (8.70%) Release Management
3 2 (8.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Automation Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (4.35%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (4.35%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (4.35%) Manual Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (4.35%) SIEM
4 1 (4.35%) System Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
3 2 (8.70%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CCNP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SANS
4 1 (4.35%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
1 1 (4.35%) GPG13
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (21.74%) Tivoli
2 2 (8.70%) Ansible
2 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (8.70%) Puppet
3 1 (4.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (4.35%) QRadar
3 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 5 (21.74%) Comptel
3 5 (21.74%) NetCracker
4 3 (13.04%) F5
4 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
5 2 (8.70%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Informatica
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Adobe
6 1 (4.35%) Apple
6 1 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 1 (4.35%) Aruba
6 1 (4.35%) Avaya
6 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.35%) Juniper
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