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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 237 231 215
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
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£463 £463 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £390 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £600 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -17.50%
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
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
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 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 July 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 July 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
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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 0 5 - - 2
Berkshire +13 4 £356 -8.65% 1
West Sussex - 4 - -
Surrey - 3 - -
Hampshire 0 2 £500 +25.00% 3
Oxfordshire - 2 £525 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
4 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (24.32%) ITIL
5 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
5 8 (21.62%) Finance
5 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
6 7 (18.92%) Build Automation
6 7 (18.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 7 (18.92%) VB
6 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.92%) ATM
7 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
7 6 (16.22%) SQL
7 6 (16.22%) Identity Management
7 6 (16.22%) VMware
7 6 (16.22%) Change Management
7 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
8 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
8 5 (13.51%) Linux
8 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
8 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
8 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
9 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (10.81%) SoapUI

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (10.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (10.81%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (8.11%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (5.41%) Documentum
4 2 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.70%) Confluence
5 1 (2.70%) Lync
5 1 (2.70%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.92%) ATM
2 4 (10.81%) DHCP
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) SAN
3 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) LAN
3 2 (5.41%) WAN
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (5.41%) NAS
4 1 (2.70%) Network Security
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 4 (10.81%) Selenium
1 4 (10.81%) SoapUI
2 3 (8.11%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.70%) Toad
3 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 1 (2.70%) Back Office
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) SOAP
1 4 (10.81%) XML
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (2.70%) OAuth
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (2.70%) OpenID
3 1 (2.70%) SAML
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) .NET
3 1 (2.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.41%) Informatics
3 1 (2.70%) iSeries
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.70%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Windows
2 9 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.81%) UNIX
6 3 (8.11%) Solaris
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.70%) AIX
8 1 (2.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 7 (18.92%) Build Automation
3 6 (16.22%) Change Management
3 6 (16.22%) Software Testing
3 6 (16.22%) Identity Management
4 5 (13.51%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.81%) Migration
5 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (10.81%) CRM
6 3 (8.11%) Information Security
6 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.41%) Project Management
7 2 (5.41%) Cyber Security
8 1 (2.70%) Automation Testing
8 1 (2.70%) Master Data Management
8 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.70%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.70%) Data Management
8 1 (2.70%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.70%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) VB
2 6 (16.22%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) Java
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB
3 3 (8.11%) ISEB
3 3 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.41%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) CCNA
5 1 (2.70%) CISSP
5 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.41%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) GPFS
6 1 (2.70%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) Tivoli
2 7 (18.92%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (5.41%) SCCM
3 2 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.70%) XenMobile
4 1 (2.70%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool
4 1 (2.70%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Oracle
4 3 (8.11%) HP
4 3 (8.11%) Citrix
5 2 (5.41%) McAfee
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco
5 2 (5.41%) IBM
5 2 (5.41%) NetApp
5 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
5 2 (5.41%) Varonis
6 1 (2.70%) Supermicro
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) webMethods
6 1 (2.70%) Symantec
6 1 (2.70%) Remedy
6 1 (2.70%) Sun
6 1 (2.70%) Websense
6 1 (2.70%) Informatica