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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 218 242 227
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 28 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.33% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 8
Average daily rate £450 £488 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +25.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £375 £388
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 11 £450 - 2
Berkshire +10 6 £550 -11.96% 3
West Sussex - 5 £450 -
Surrey - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
Oxfordshire +2 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (46.30%) Linux
2 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 19 (35.19%) Oracle
4 14 (25.93%) SQL
5 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 9 (16.67%) AIX
6 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
7 8 (14.81%) DB2
7 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
7 8 (14.81%) SIEM
8 7 (12.96%) DevOps
8 7 (12.96%) QRadar
8 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 7 (12.96%) ITIL
8 7 (12.96%) Unix
9 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (11.11%) Subversion
9 6 (11.11%) Maven
9 6 (11.11%) Finance
9 6 (11.11%) VMware
9 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
9 6 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (11.11%) Puppet
9 6 (11.11%) Hudson
9 6 (11.11%) REST
10 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
10 5 (9.26%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 8 (14.81%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.41%) CMS
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.56%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
4 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.85%) Documentum
5 1 (1.85%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.85%) QuarkXPress
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.41%) Office 365
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
4 2 (3.70%) PaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Network Security
2 1 (1.85%) ATM
2 1 (1.85%) Internet
2 1 (1.85%) Intranet
2 1 (1.85%) LAN
2 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (1.85%) WAN
2 1 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.81%) DB2
2 4 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (5.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.85%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.85%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 6 (11.11%) Hudson
1 6 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 6 (11.11%) Maven
1 6 (11.11%) Subversion
2 5 (9.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.41%) Selenium
3 4 (7.41%) SoapUI
4 3 (5.56%) Ant
4 3 (5.56%) Artifactory
4 3 (5.56%) Checkstyle
4 3 (5.56%) Cobertura
4 3 (5.56%) FindBugs
4 3 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (5.56%) Liquibase
4 3 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.85%) Selenium IDE
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Legal
2 1 (1.85%) Military
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (1.85%) POSIX
3 1 (1.85%) SOAP
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Smart Meter
3 2 (3.70%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.85%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.85%) iPad
4 1 (1.85%) iPhone
4 1 (1.85%) iSeries
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Linux
2 23 (42.59%) Windows
3 9 (16.67%) AIX
4 7 (12.96%) Unix
5 5 (9.26%) Windows Server
6 4 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
6 4 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.56%) CentOS
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) VMS
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) Service Delivery
1 8 (14.81%) SIEM
2 7 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (12.96%) DevOps
2 7 (12.96%) ITIL
3 6 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
5 4 (7.41%) Analytics
5 4 (7.41%) Content Management
5 4 (7.41%) Web Analytics
6 3 (5.56%) Automated Testing
6 3 (5.56%) Dashboard Development
6 3 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.56%) Static Code Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Test Planning
7 2 (3.70%) Identity Management
7 2 (3.70%) Migration
7 2 (3.70%) Non-Functional Testing
7 2 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) Bash Shell
2 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.56%) Java
3 3 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.70%) Perl
4 2 (3.70%) Python
4 2 (3.70%) Ruby
5 1 (1.85%) ABAP
5 1 (1.85%) C
5 1 (1.85%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (20.37%) Security Cleared
2 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ISEB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.85%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 3 (5.56%) GPG13
3 1 (1.85%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (7.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (1.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) QRadar
2 6 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (11.11%) Puppet
3 2 (3.70%) Ansible
3 2 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle
2 9 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (7.41%) Citrix
4 4 (7.41%) IBM
4 4 (7.41%) SAP
5 3 (5.56%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.70%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.70%) PeopleSoft
7 1 (1.85%) Adobe
7 1 (1.85%) Apple
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) Wyse