The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 244 227 249
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 14 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.11% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 6
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£368 £441 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.71% +10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £391 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £389 £360
% change year-on-year
-16.39% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £8.44 -
% change year-on-year
+136.96% -
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
8890 7970 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.01% 92.83% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5023 4242 4044
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 495 504 607
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.45 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £230 -
Hampshire -21 3 £368 - 4
Surrey -8 2 £316 -28.32% 3
Kent - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +6 1 - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 7 (28.00%) ITIL
3 7 (28.00%) HP
3 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
4 6 (24.00%) VMware
4 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (20.00%) VB
5 5 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (20.00%) ATM
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.00%) Build Automation
6 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 4 (16.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) IIS
6 4 (16.00%) DNS
6 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
6 4 (16.00%) Symantec
6 4 (16.00%) Service Management
6 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (16.00%) SCOM
6 4 (16.00%) Migration
6 4 (16.00%) QA
6 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.00%) Veeam
7 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V

Technical Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Technical Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) IIS
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) ATM
2 4 (16.00%) DNS
3 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 2 (8.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) SMS
5 1 (4.00%) VoIP
5 1 (4.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) DHCP
5 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) DB2
1 2 (8.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (8.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Zephyr
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Retail
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
2 2 (8.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (4.00%) OAuth
3 1 (4.00%) Apache CXF
3 1 (4.00%) OpenID
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.00%) SAML
3 1 (4.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.00%) JSP
3 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) EPoS
1 1 (4.00%) HACMP
1 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (48.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) UNIX
3 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 5 (20.00%) Linux
3 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (12.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.00%) MVS
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.00%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (16.00%) Service Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) Build Automation
4 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
4 3 (12.00%) Change Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
5 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (8.00%) Data Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Supplier Management
5 2 (8.00%) Server Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (4.00%) Software Deployment
6 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.00%) Identity Management
6 1 (4.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) VB
2 4 (16.00%) SQL
3 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) VBScript
4 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.00%) CISSP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (12.00%) vSphere
3 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (8.00%) XenApp
3 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (28.00%) Tivoli
2 4 (16.00%) SCOM
2 4 (16.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (8.00%) HP SIM
3 2 (8.00%) Netcool
3 2 (8.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) Netcool/Webtop
3 2 (8.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Control-M
4 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (4.00%) Puppet
4 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (4.00%) CA Wily
4 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) HP
2 6 (24.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.00%) Veeam
3 4 (16.00%) Symantec
4 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) Oracle
5 2 (8.00%) Cognos
5 2 (8.00%) EMC
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) CommVault
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas
6 1 (4.00%) McAfee
6 1 (4.00%) Avaya
6 1 (4.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) Intel
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) IBM
Tadley, Hampshire
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Rate: £1 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 12 hours ago