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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Specialist
Rank 248 237 215
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 19 11 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.12% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.13% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 14
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£450 £463 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +21.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £390 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £330 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.15% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+128.57% -2.77%
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
8790 8459 7868
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.32% 91.87% 92.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5225 4616 4110
Average daily rate £375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £200
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 401 403 531
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Hampshire +2 9 £450 +12.50% 3
Berkshire -4 3 £425 +8.97% 1
West Sussex - 3 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 1 £325 -45.83% 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (25.00%) Finance
4 9 (22.50%) ITIL
5 8 (20.00%) VB
5 8 (20.00%) Tivoli
5 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 7 (17.50%) ATM
6 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
6 7 (17.50%) Build Automation
6 7 (17.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
7 6 (15.00%) Change Management
7 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
8 5 (12.50%) VMware
8 5 (12.50%) Linux
8 5 (12.50%) XML
8 5 (12.50%) SQL
8 5 (12.50%) DHCP
8 5 (12.50%) DNS
8 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (12.50%) Cyber Security
8 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 4 (10.00%) Varonis
9 4 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 10 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (7.50%) Lync
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 3 (7.50%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (5.00%) Documentum
5 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.50%) Confluence
6 1 (2.50%) JBoss
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) ATM
2 5 (12.50%) DHCP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 4 (10.00%) SAN
4 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (5.00%) NAS
5 2 (5.00%) LAN
5 2 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (2.50%) FTP
6 1 (2.50%) HTTP
6 1 (2.50%) Internet
6 1 (2.50%) Firewall
6 1 (2.50%) IPsec
6 1 (2.50%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.50%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Selenium
1 4 (10.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (7.50%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (2.50%) Toad
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) XML
2 4 (10.00%) SOAP
3 2 (5.00%) .NET
3 2 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.50%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.50%) J2EE
4 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.00%) Clustering
2 2 (5.00%) Informatics
3 1 (2.50%) iSeries
3 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.50%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 7 (17.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 4 (10.00%) UNIX
7 2 (5.00%) Solaris
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) AIX
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) ITIL
2 7 (17.50%) Build Automation
3 6 (15.00%) Change Management
3 6 (15.00%) Software Testing
4 5 (12.50%) Cyber Security
4 5 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 4 (10.00%) Migration
5 4 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (7.50%) Information Security
6 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.50%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) CRM
8 1 (2.50%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.50%) ITSM
8 1 (2.50%) Data Management
8 1 (2.50%) Information Management
8 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.50%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.00%) VB
2 5 (12.50%) SQL
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 2 (5.00%) C
4 2 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (2.50%) C++
5 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (2.50%) VB.NET
5 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 3 (7.50%) ISEB
2 3 (7.50%) ISTQB
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
3 2 (5.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) CCNA
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.00%) XenApp
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.50%) GPFS
4 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.50%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 7 (17.50%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 4 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.00%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.50%) Netcool
5 1 (2.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (12.50%) VMware
3 4 (10.00%) Varonis
3 4 (10.00%) Oracle
3 4 (10.00%) McAfee
4 3 (7.50%) HP
5 2 (5.00%) Citrix
5 2 (5.00%) Tripwire
5 2 (5.00%) Cisco
5 2 (5.00%) IBM
5 2 (5.00%) NetApp
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.50%) webMethods
6 1 (2.50%) Remedy
6 1 (2.50%) Sun
6 1 (2.50%) Brocade
6 1 (2.50%) Qualys
6 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
6 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.50%) F5
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