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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 242 249 231
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.24% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 7
Median daily rate £413 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £333 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £515 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +142.42%
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
8423 8943 8664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.66% 95.02% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5002 5113 4698
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 431 445
Median hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 +20 14 £450 -10.00% 1
Oxfordshire +12 3 £375 -28.57%
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £400 -
Berkshire -4 1 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £425 -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 27 (51.92%) Oracle
1 27 (51.92%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) AIX
4 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
4 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
5 13 (25.00%) ITIL
6 12 (23.08%) DB2
6 12 (23.08%) WebSphere
6 12 (23.08%) SIEM
7 10 (19.23%) Artifactory
7 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (19.23%) Maven
7 10 (19.23%) Perl
7 10 (19.23%) Unix
8 9 (17.31%) Firewall
9 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (15.38%) SQL
9 8 (15.38%) Informatica
9 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
10 7 (13.46%) SSL
10 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
10 7 (13.46%) Middleware
10 7 (13.46%) Web Services
10 7 (13.46%) JBoss
10 7 (13.46%) Clustering
10 7 (13.46%) ITSM
10 7 (13.46%) Finance
10 7 (13.46%) Release Management
10 7 (13.46%) Atlassian Bamboo

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 12 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 7 (13.46%) JBoss
3 5 (9.62%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.92%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.92%) IIS
4 1 (1.92%) Jetty
4 1 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.92%) SAS
4 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) DOC1
2 1 (1.92%) MS Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) SSL
2 7 (13.46%) tcpdump
3 6 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) SNMP
5 3 (5.77%) Network Security
6 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 2 (3.85%) Wireless Security
7 1 (1.92%) DVB
7 1 (1.92%) Intranet
7 1 (1.92%) LAN
7 1 (1.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (23.08%) DB2
2 8 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (13.46%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (13.46%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.92%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Artifactory
1 10 (19.23%) Maven
2 7 (13.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (13.46%) Gradle
2 7 (13.46%) TortoiseSVN
3 4 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.69%) Subversion
4 3 (5.77%) Checkstyle
4 3 (5.77%) Cobertura
4 3 (5.77%) FindBugs
4 3 (5.77%) Hudson
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
4 3 (5.77%) Liquibase
4 3 (5.77%) Selenium
4 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.77%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
2 4 (7.69%) Retail
3 2 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) German Language
4 1 (1.92%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) Middleware
1 7 (13.46%) Web Services
2 3 (5.77%) REST
3 2 (3.85%) CSS
3 2 (3.85%) HTML
3 2 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.92%) HTML5
4 1 (1.92%) SAML
4 1 (1.92%) Servlets
4 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Clustering
2 2 (3.85%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.92%) Digital TV
3 1 (1.92%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.92%) IPTV
3 1 (1.92%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (1.92%) User Experience
3 1 (1.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Linux
2 21 (40.38%) Windows
3 19 (36.54%) AIX
4 10 (19.23%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.92%) Android
6 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (23.08%) SIEM
3 10 (19.23%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (13.46%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.46%) ITSM
4 7 (13.46%) Release Management
5 6 (11.54%) DevOps
6 5 (9.62%) Change Management
6 5 (9.62%) Identity Management
7 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.77%) Automated Testing
8 3 (5.77%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (5.77%) Data Security
8 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
8 3 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
8 3 (5.77%) Static Code Analysis
9 2 (3.85%) Software Asset Management
9 2 (3.85%) Software Optimisation
9 2 (3.85%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) Perl
2 8 (15.38%) SQL
3 6 (11.54%) Bash Shell
3 6 (11.54%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) Java
6 3 (5.77%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.77%) Python
6 3 (5.77%) Ruby
7 1 (1.92%) C
7 1 (1.92%) C#
7 1 (1.92%) C++
7 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (34.62%) SC Cleared
1 18 (34.62%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) GPG13
2 1 (1.92%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) Xen
3 2 (3.85%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.85%) UAG
4 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) Firmware
4 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
4 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) QRadar
2 3 (5.77%) Ansible
2 3 (5.77%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.77%) Puppet
3 2 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Oracle
2 8 (15.38%) Informatica
2 8 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 7 (13.46%) F5
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 5 (9.62%) 3Com
5 5 (9.62%) Cisco
5 5 (9.62%) EMC
6 4 (7.69%) IBM
6 4 (7.69%) VMware
7 3 (5.77%) ArcSight
7 3 (5.77%) Citrix
8 1 (1.92%) Google
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
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