Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Technical Specialist
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 165 178
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.12% 0.095% 0.080%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £512 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.15% +20.53% -19.05%
10th Percentile £285 £457 £413
90th Percentile £590 £547 £438
South East median daily rate £388 £480 £425
% change year-on-year -19.27% +12.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - £12.00 -
South East median hourly rate - £19.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3759 3898 4617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 92.24% 92.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 2106 2500
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
10th Percentile £250 £229 £213
90th Percentile £588 £564 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 182 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Technical Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Specialist in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Berkshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +6 2 £250 -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Berkshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) SAP
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Taleo
2 1 (20.00%) Squid
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (20.00%) Presales

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
1 1 (20.00%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) SMTP
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Information Security
1 2 (40.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Threat Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Trend Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP