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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 253 250 240
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 30 21 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.31% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 7 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.49%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £16.75
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
9190 9396 8795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.20% 94.38% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5558 5156 4840
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 453 481
Median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.63% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.36 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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
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 6 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +21 15 £450 +5.88% 1
Berkshire +2 4 £450 +26.31%
Kent - 4 £432 -
Oxfordshire +6 3 - -
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £400 -
Surrey -3 2 - - 1
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 30 (54.55%) Linux
2 29 (52.73%) Oracle
3 24 (43.64%) Windows
4 19 (34.55%) AIX
5 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
6 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
7 14 (25.45%) WebSphere
7 14 (25.45%) SIEM
7 14 (25.45%) DB2
8 12 (21.82%) SQL
9 9 (16.36%) QRadar
10 8 (14.55%) ITIL
10 8 (14.55%) Unix
10 8 (14.55%) Finance
11 7 (12.73%) Maven
11 7 (12.73%) Perl
11 7 (12.73%) Artifactory
11 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
11 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
12 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
12 6 (10.91%) DevOps
12 6 (10.91%) IBM
12 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
12 6 (10.91%) VMware
12 6 (10.91%) Firewall
13 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
13 5 (9.09%) Informatica
13 5 (9.09%) Middleware

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 14 (25.45%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.27%) JBoss
2 4 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.45%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SAS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.82%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) Firewall
2 4 (7.27%) SSL
2 4 (7.27%) tcpdump
3 3 (5.45%) Internet
3 3 (5.45%) Network Security
3 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
3 3 (5.45%) Wireless
4 2 (3.64%) Intranet
4 2 (3.64%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (3.64%) LAN
4 2 (3.64%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) Wireless Security
5 1 (1.82%) DVB
5 1 (1.82%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (25.45%) DB2
2 4 (7.27%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.27%) Oracle BI EE
2 4 (7.27%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.45%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.82%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Artifactory
1 7 (12.73%) Maven
2 4 (7.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.27%) Gradle
2 4 (7.27%) Subversion
2 4 (7.27%) TortoiseSVN
3 3 (5.45%) Checkstyle
3 3 (5.45%) Cobertura
3 3 (5.45%) FindBugs
3 3 (5.45%) Hudson
3 3 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) Liquibase
3 3 (5.45%) Selenium
3 3 (5.45%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.45%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (14.55%) Finance
2 3 (5.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.82%) Banking
4 1 (1.82%) German Language
4 1 (1.82%) Legal
4 1 (1.82%) Polish Language
4 1 (1.82%) Publishing
4 1 (1.82%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) Middleware
1 5 (9.09%) Web Services
2 3 (5.45%) REST
3 2 (3.64%) CSS
3 2 (3.64%) HTML
4 1 (1.82%) Classic ASP
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (1.82%) POSIX
4 1 (1.82%) XML
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.27%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) DTV
4 1 (1.82%) e-Learning
4 1 (1.82%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (1.82%) iPhone
4 1 (1.82%) IPTV
4 1 (1.82%) iSeries
4 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
4 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 30 (54.55%) Linux
2 24 (43.64%) Windows
3 19 (34.55%) AIX
4 8 (14.55%) Unix
5 7 (12.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.82%) Android
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (1.82%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.45%) SIEM
2 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 7 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.91%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) Identity Management
6 4 (7.27%) Configuration Management
6 4 (7.27%) ITSM
6 4 (7.27%) Release Management
6 4 (7.27%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.45%) Content Management
7 3 (5.45%) Dashboard Development
7 3 (5.45%) Data Security
7 3 (5.45%) Network Architecture
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.45%) Static Code Analysis
7 3 (5.45%) Test Planning
7 3 (5.45%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) SQL
2 7 (12.73%) Perl
3 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
3 6 (10.91%) PowerShell
4 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.45%) Java
5 3 (5.45%) PL/SQL
5 3 (5.45%) Python
5 3 (5.45%) Ruby
6 2 (3.64%) C++
7 1 (1.82%) ABAP
7 1 (1.82%) C
7 1 (1.82%) C#
7 1 (1.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 15 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) GPG13
2 2 (3.64%) SLA
3 1 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.45%) Xen
3 2 (3.64%) ISA Server
3 2 (3.64%) UAG
4 1 (1.82%) Firmware
4 1 (1.82%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) QRadar
2 4 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.27%) Puppet
3 3 (5.45%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Oracle
2 6 (10.91%) IBM
2 6 (10.91%) Red Hat
2 6 (10.91%) VMware
3 5 (9.09%) Informatica
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix
4 4 (7.27%) F5
5 3 (5.45%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) 3Com
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe
7 1 (1.82%) Apple
7 1 (1.82%) Arqiva
7 1 (1.82%) EMC
7 1 (1.82%) HP
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Sun
7 1 (1.82%) Wyse