The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 118 110
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.043% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.046% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £475 - £356
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1685 2159 2273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.73% 92.82% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 821 1152 1143
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 95 93
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Technical Specialist in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. 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 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
Maidenhead - 1 £475 - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
1 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MicroStrategy
2 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
4 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
4 3 (23.08%) IIS
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
4 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) JBoss
4 3 (23.08%) Apache
4 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Middleware
4 3 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (23.08%) Talend
4 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (23.08%) Task Automation
5 2 (15.38%) Coaching
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
5 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model

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 3 (23.08%) Apache
1 3 (23.08%) IIS
1 3 (23.08%) JBoss
1 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
1 3 (23.08%) WebLogic
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
1 5 (38.46%) Telecoms
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 1 (7.69%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Linux
1 3 (23.08%) Unix
1 3 (23.08%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) Data Modelling
2 5 (38.46%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (23.08%) Data Analysis
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 3 (23.08%) Problem Management
3 3 (23.08%) Task Automation
4 2 (15.38%) Analytics
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Customer Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Logical Data Model
4 2 (15.38%) Physical Data Model
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (7.69%) High Availability
5 1 (7.69%) SIEM
5 1 (7.69%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (7.69%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Avaya Certification
1 1 (7.69%) CISM
1 1 (7.69%) CISSP
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) MicroStrategy
2 3 (23.08%) Talend
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) Epicor
3 1 (7.69%) VMware