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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 236 227 232
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 18 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 6
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£425 £395 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% +1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £390 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £461 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.75 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -22.09%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £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 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +5 7 - - 1
Berkshire -7 3 £356 -8.65% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £525 -
Surrey - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire -7 1 £425 +6.25% 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
3 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 13 (33.33%) ITIL
5 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (28.21%) Tivoli
7 10 (25.64%) VB
7 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
7 10 (25.64%) ATM
7 10 (25.64%) Build Automation
7 10 (25.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
8 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
8 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
9 8 (20.51%) VMware
9 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
10 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.95%) Identity Management
10 7 (17.95%) Finance
10 7 (17.95%) Change Management
11 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (15.38%) MS Exchange
11 6 (15.38%) SQL
11 6 (15.38%) Citrix
11 6 (15.38%) XenApp
11 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
12 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
12 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.56%) Lync
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.56%) Documentum
6 1 (2.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (20.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) ATM
2 4 (10.26%) DNS
2 4 (10.26%) SAN
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) LAN
4 2 (5.13%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.13%) Network Security
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) VLAN
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium
1 2 (5.13%) Selenium IDE
1 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Retail
3 1 (2.56%) Back Office
3 1 (2.56%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) SOAP
1 2 (5.13%) XML
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
1 2 (5.13%) SAML
1 2 (5.13%) OAuth
1 2 (5.13%) OpenID
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) HTML
2 1 (2.56%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) User Experience
2 2 (5.13%) Informatics
3 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) iSeries
3 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 12 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (25.64%) Windows XP
3 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
4 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.82%) Linux
6 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.69%) UNIX
6 3 (7.69%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (33.33%) ITIL
2 10 (25.64%) Build Automation
3 9 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 7 (17.95%) Identity Management
4 7 (17.95%) Change Management
5 6 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 4 (10.26%) CRM
6 4 (10.26%) Migration
6 4 (10.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (7.69%) Asset Management
8 2 (5.13%) Project Management
8 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) TOGAF
8 2 (5.13%) Information Security
9 1 (2.56%) Master Data Management
9 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.56%) Data Management
9 1 (2.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) VB
2 6 (15.38%) SQL
3 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
4 2 (5.13%) Java
5 1 (2.56%) C#
5 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 16 (41.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) CISSP
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) DV Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) VCAP
5 1 (2.56%) CCIA
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.56%) ISTQB
5 1 (2.56%) MCITP
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) MCTS
5 1 (2.56%) ISEB
5 1 (2.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 15 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.51%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.38%) XenApp
4 5 (12.82%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.56%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 11 (28.21%) Tivoli
2 10 (25.64%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 3 (7.69%) XenMobile
3 3 (7.69%) AirWatch
4 2 (5.13%) SCCM
5 1 (2.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.56%) Netcool
5 1 (2.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.51%) VMware
3 6 (15.38%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Oracle
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.13%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.56%) Brocade
7 1 (2.56%) ProCurve
7 1 (2.56%) Informatica
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) SAP
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