The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 239 228 229
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 11 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 8
Average daily rate £419 £248 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.19% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £226 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £270 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £362 £313
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +15.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £21.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year
-22.09% -48.50%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Specialist
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Vacancies
Hampshire +5 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 £325 - 4
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Cisco
4 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 5 (18.52%) SQL
5 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
5 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
6 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
6 4 (14.81%) Migration
6 4 (14.81%) Lync
7 3 (11.11%) Google Apps
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
7 3 (11.11%) Twitter
7 3 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 3 (11.11%) Google
7 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 3 (11.11%) Blog
7 3 (11.11%) SCCM
7 3 (11.11%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (14.81%) SharePoint
1 4 (14.81%) Lync
2 2 (7.41%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (18.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) SAP WM
2 1 (3.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Google Apps
2 2 (7.41%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.70%) iSCSI
1 1 (3.70%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (3.70%) LDAP
1 1 (3.70%) LAN
1 1 (3.70%) WAN
1 1 (3.70%) DHCP
1 1 (3.70%) FTP
1 1 (3.70%) VPN
1 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Ant
1 2 (7.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (7.41%) Subversion
1 2 (7.41%) Yeoman
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (7.41%) Grunt
2 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) HTML
1 3 (11.11%) SAML
2 2 (7.41%) CSS
2 2 (7.41%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) HTML5
2 2 (7.41%) Dojo
2 2 (7.41%) MEAP
2 2 (7.41%) Worklight
2 2 (7.41%) Apache Cordova
2 2 (7.41%) CSS3
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
3 1 (3.70%) .NET
3 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) Blog
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
3 1 (3.70%) Life Science
3 1 (3.70%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Linux
3 6 (22.22%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (11.11%) AIX
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) CentOS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL V3
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.70%) Protective Monitoring
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) Change Management
4 1 (3.70%) CRM
4 1 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 5 (18.52%) SQL
3 3 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.41%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) Objective-C
5 1 (3.70%) C#
5 1 (3.70%) C++
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
5 1 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.81%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.11%) MCTS
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.70%) MCITP
6 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
6 1 (3.70%) MCP
6 1 (3.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Shibboleth
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.70%) Squid
5 1 (3.70%) Postfix
5 1 (3.70%) Sendmail
5 1 (3.70%) NFS
5 1 (3.70%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) OpenView
2 2 (7.41%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (7.41%) HP NNM
2 2 (7.41%) HP UCMDB
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) SCSM
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 7 (25.93%) Cisco
3 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) HP
4 4 (14.81%) Citrix
5 3 (11.11%) Twitter
5 3 (11.11%) Google
5 3 (11.11%) SAP
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
6 2 (7.41%) EMC
6 2 (7.41%) IBM
6 2 (7.41%) OPNET
6 2 (7.41%) Lumension
7 1 (3.70%) Acronis
7 1 (3.70%) Axway
7 1 (3.70%) Intel
7 1 (3.70%) McAfee
7 1 (3.70%) Sophos
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat