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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Specialist
Rank 133 144 -
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 6 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.21% 0.18% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Median daily rate £353 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
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
2756 3192 2977
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.74% 95.20% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1787 2032 1918
Median daily rate £375 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £225
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 152 221 166
Median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 August 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
Gloucestershire +10 2 - -
Wiltshire +2 2 £350 -30.00% 1
Bristol - 1 £330 - 3
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 5 (50.00%) Java
1 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (40.00%) Banking
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) Android
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) PhoneGap
2 4 (40.00%) Sencha Touch
2 4 (40.00%) Apache Cordova
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) Sencha
2 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) C++
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) WSUS
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (10.00%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) JMeter
1 1 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 1 (10.00%) Selenium
1 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 4 (40.00%) Banking
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) JSON
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (40.00%) Apache Cordova
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) HTML5
2 4 (40.00%) PhoneGap
2 4 (40.00%) REST
2 4 (40.00%) Sencha Touch
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 1 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (10.00%) XML
3 1 (10.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
1 1 (10.00%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Android
1 4 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Patching
3 1 (10.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Test Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (40.00%) C#
2 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 2 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) WSUS
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Sencha
2 1 (10.00%) Dell
2 1 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
2 1 (10.00%) NetApp
2 1 (10.00%) Nimble Storage
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle
2 1 (10.00%) VMware