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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 245 222 210
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 21 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.21% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £363 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £359 £371
% change year-on-year
+4.52% -3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £140.00
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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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -3 9 - - 1
Hampshire - 4 £450 - 2
Berkshire -4 2 £625 +92.30% 4
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Sussex - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (52.63%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
3 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
4 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
5 13 (34.21%) ITIL
6 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
7 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
7 11 (28.95%) VMware
8 9 (23.68%) Identity Management
8 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (23.68%) Tivoli
9 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (21.05%) Finance
10 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
10 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
10 7 (18.42%) SQL
10 7 (18.42%) VB
10 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
10 7 (18.42%) ATM
10 7 (18.42%) Build Automation
10 7 (18.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (15.79%) OpenID
11 6 (15.79%) SAML
11 6 (15.79%) HP
11 6 (15.79%) CISSP
11 6 (15.79%) Citrix
11 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
11 6 (15.79%) Network Security
11 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
4 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.63%) Lync
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.53%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) ATM
2 6 (15.79%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) DNS
4 4 (10.53%) SAN
5 3 (7.89%) VLAN
6 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 2 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.63%) LDAP
7 1 (2.63%) DHCP
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Back Office
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.79%) SAML
1 6 (15.79%) OAuth
1 6 (15.79%) OpenID
2 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) User Experience
2 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) HACMP
2 1 (2.63%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
2 1 (2.63%) iSeries
2 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (52.63%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (18.42%) Windows XP
4 5 (13.16%) UNIX
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Linux
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.63%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.63%) MVS
7 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.63%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) ITIL
2 9 (23.68%) Identity Management
3 7 (18.42%) Software Testing
3 7 (18.42%) Build Automation
4 6 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 6 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (15.79%) Information Security
5 5 (13.16%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (10.53%) Change Management
6 4 (10.53%) CRM
6 4 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Asset Management
7 3 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Server Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Project Management
8 2 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) SQL
1 7 (18.42%) VB
2 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.63%) C#
3 1 (2.63%) Perl
Qualifications
1 18 (47.37%) Security Cleared
2 12 (31.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) DV Cleared
3 6 (15.79%) CISSP
4 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
5 1 (2.63%) HP ASE
5 1 (2.63%) NCDA
5 1 (2.63%) VCAP
5 1 (2.63%) CCIA
5 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
5 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCP
5 1 (2.63%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) CCNP
5 1 (2.63%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.95%) Hyper-V
3 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.79%) XenApp
4 6 (15.79%) XenDesktop
5 4 (10.53%) vSphere
6 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.63%) GPFS
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (2.63%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Tivoli
2 7 (18.42%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (10.53%) SCOM
4 3 (7.89%) XenMobile
4 3 (7.89%) SCCM
5 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
5 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
5 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (5.26%) HP SIM
6 1 (2.63%) Puppet
6 1 (2.63%) CA Wily
6 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.63%) Netcool
6 1 (2.63%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (2.63%) Control-M
6 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (2.63%) OpenView
Vendors
1 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.95%) VMware
3 6 (15.79%) Citrix
3 6 (15.79%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) Symantec
5 4 (10.53%) Veeam
6 3 (7.89%) Dell
6 3 (7.89%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) CommVault
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.63%) SAP
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco
8 1 (2.63%) Sun
8 1 (2.63%) Intel