The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had Technical Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 139 145 141
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.20% 0.031% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.033% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £400 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+12.66% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £40.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-41.25% +128.57%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2889 3061 2796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.00% 95.51% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1868 1947 1830
Median daily rate £365 £368 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +1.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 203 164
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.50% -4.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.19 £38.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

Technical Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

Technical Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South West region.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South West region over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

Technical Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Technical Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist across the South West region.

Technical Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 24 July 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
Wiltshire -2 3 £463 - 1
Bristol - 1 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 5 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 5 (35.71%) Process Improvement
3 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) Firmware
4 3 (21.43%) CSS
4 3 (21.43%) Web Services
4 3 (21.43%) LDAP
4 3 (21.43%) HTML
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) C#
4 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 3 (21.43%) WCF
4 3 (21.43%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
4 3 (21.43%) JSON
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Android
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (21.43%) HTML5
4 3 (21.43%) REST

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (7.14%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) FWSM
2 1 (7.14%) PPP
2 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 2 (14.29%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
1 3 (21.43%) .NET Framework
1 3 (21.43%) Apache Cordova
1 3 (21.43%) CSS
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) HTML5
1 3 (21.43%) JSON
1 3 (21.43%) PhoneGap
1 3 (21.43%) REST
1 3 (21.43%) Sencha Touch
1 3 (21.43%) WCF
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Android
2 3 (21.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) ITIL
1 5 (35.71%) Process Improvement
1 5 (35.71%) Service Delivery
2 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) MVC
2 3 (21.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Functional Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
4 1 (7.14%) Server Patching
4 1 (7.14%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) C#
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) JavaScript
1 3 (21.43%) Objective-C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Firmware
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) WSUS
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Sencha
3 2 (14.29%) IBM
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (7.14%) IronPort
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (7.14%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle