The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 23 April 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 West / Bristol
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 64 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 7 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.83% 0.77% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.80% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 0
Median daily rate £450 £365 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £340
% change year-on-year -5.55% +32.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 799 878 832
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.23% 96.06% 94.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 614 596
Median daily rate £388 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £269 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 29
Median hourly rate £17.50 £35.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +105.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Bristol

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Bristol

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Bristol

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 9 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 Bristol region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Finance
2 6 (85.71%) ERP
2 6 (85.71%) Epicor
3 5 (71.43%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 1 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) NAS

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (71.43%) Crystal Reports
General
1 7 (100.00%) Finance
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Epicor
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) NetApp