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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 246 249 222
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 23 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.097% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.10% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 10
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£425 £525 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +41.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £498 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £356 £370
% change year-on-year
+1.75% -3.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.77%
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
9149 8591 8283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.47% 92.22% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5540 4807 4386
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 429 502
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.29% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 9 £450 -
Surrey - 5 - - 1
Berkshire -1 3 £425 -19.04% 2
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 - 2
Buckinghamshire -18 2 £325 -45.83% 1
West Sussex - 2 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
4 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
4 8 (18.60%) SQL
4 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
4 8 (18.60%) Finance
5 7 (16.28%) VB
5 7 (16.28%) ATM
5 7 (16.28%) Linux
5 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
6 6 (13.95%) Build Automation
6 6 (13.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 6 (13.95%) UNIX
6 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
6 6 (13.95%) XML
6 6 (13.95%) Oracle
6 6 (13.95%) Tivoli
7 5 (11.63%) DHCP
7 5 (11.63%) DNS
7 5 (11.63%) SOAP
7 5 (11.63%) VMware
7 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
7 5 (11.63%) Selenium
7 5 (11.63%) Office 365
7 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
7 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 10 (23.26%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 5 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.98%) Lync
5 3 (6.98%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.98%) Documentum
6 2 (4.65%) IIS
6 2 (4.65%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.33%) Confluence
7 1 (2.33%) JBoss
7 1 (2.33%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.33%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (11.63%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) IaaS
2 2 (4.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.28%) ATM
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
2 5 (11.63%) DNS
3 3 (6.98%) SAN
3 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.65%) VPN
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (4.65%) Network Security
4 2 (4.65%) NAS
4 2 (4.65%) LAN
4 2 (4.65%) WAN
5 1 (2.33%) FTP
5 1 (2.33%) HTTP
5 1 (2.33%) Firewall
5 1 (2.33%) IPsec
5 1 (2.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.33%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Selenium
1 5 (11.63%) SoapUI
2 4 (9.30%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.33%) Toad
3 1 (2.33%) JIRA
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Military
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
2 1 (2.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) XML
2 5 (11.63%) SOAP
3 2 (4.65%) Middleware
4 1 (2.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET
4 1 (2.33%) J2EE
4 1 (2.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.30%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.65%) Clustering
2 2 (4.65%) Informatics
2 2 (4.65%) Smart Meter
3 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.33%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Windows
2 8 (18.60%) Windows XP
3 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
3 7 (16.28%) Linux
4 6 (13.95%) UNIX
5 5 (11.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.58%) ITIL
2 6 (13.95%) Build Automation
3 5 (11.63%) Software Testing
3 5 (11.63%) Cyber Security
4 4 (9.30%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (9.30%) Change Management
5 3 (6.98%) Migration
5 3 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.98%) Information Security
5 3 (6.98%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.65%) Project Management
6 2 (4.65%) Identity Management
7 1 (2.33%) Automation Testing
7 1 (2.33%) DevOps
7 1 (2.33%) Test Planning
7 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.33%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.33%) ITSM
7 1 (2.33%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) SQL
2 7 (16.28%) VB
3 3 (6.98%) Java
4 2 (4.65%) C
5 1 (2.33%) C#
5 1 (2.33%) C++
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (9.30%) ISEB
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB
1 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
1 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.65%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.65%) MCSE
3 1 (2.33%) CCNA
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.65%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.65%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESX
3 2 (4.65%) vSphere
3 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.33%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Tivoli
1 6 (13.95%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 4 (9.30%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (2.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (25.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) VMware
4 4 (9.30%) Varonis
4 4 (9.30%) McAfee
5 3 (6.98%) HP
6 2 (4.65%) Citrix
6 2 (4.65%) SAP
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco
6 2 (4.65%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.33%) Brocade
7 1 (2.33%) Qualys
7 1 (2.33%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.33%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.33%) F5
7 1 (2.33%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.33%) Websense
7 1 (2.33%) Sun
7 1 (2.33%) IBM
7 1 (2.33%) Informatica