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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Specialist
Rank 237 232 230
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 16 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.065% 0.18% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.20% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 12
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£500 £380 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% +10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £221 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
-1.72% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 -
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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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
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 19 September 2014. 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 -7 3 - - 3
Kent - 2 £500 -
Berkshire +7 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
3 7 (33.33%) HP
4 6 (28.57%) QA
5 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
5 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
5 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
5 5 (23.81%) .NET
6 4 (19.05%) SQL
6 4 (19.05%) VB
6 4 (19.05%) IIS
6 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (19.05%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco
7 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
7 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
7 3 (14.29%) JSP
7 3 (14.29%) ITIL
7 3 (14.29%) VBScript
7 3 (14.29%) HTML
7 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
7 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (14.29%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 4 (19.05%) IIS
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.52%) Apache
3 1 (4.76%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) VLAN
1 2 (9.52%) ATM
1 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 1 (4.76%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) LAN
2 1 (4.76%) SMS
2 1 (4.76%) VoIP
2 1 (4.76%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle Database
1 2 (9.52%) Cognos Framework Manager
1 2 (9.52%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Maven
1 1 (4.76%) Zephyr
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (4.76%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 3 (14.29%) JSP
2 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
3 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
3 2 (9.52%) Web Services
4 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Camel
4 1 (4.76%) Apache CXF
4 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) UNIX
3 7 (33.33%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) AIX
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Service Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Supplier Management
3 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
3 2 (9.52%) Release Management
3 2 (9.52%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) Data Modelling
3 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (4.76%) Build Automation
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
2 4 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (19.05%) VB
3 3 (14.29%) VBScript
3 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 1 (4.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 3 (14.29%) MCITP
2 3 (14.29%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
2 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) Postfix
3 1 (4.76%) Sendmail
3 1 (4.76%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Tivoli
2 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Netcool/Webtop
2 2 (9.52%) HP SIM
2 2 (9.52%) Netcool
2 2 (9.52%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 1 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.76%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) Veeam
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle
4 2 (9.52%) Cognos
4 2 (9.52%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) McAfee
5 1 (4.76%) Avaya
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Intel
5 1 (4.76%) JBoss
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