Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 130 113
Rank change year-on-year +12 -17 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.22% 0.089% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.094% 0.060%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £300 £228 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.87% - -
South East median daily rate £368 £365 £450
% change year-on-year +0.68% -18.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £16.00 - £19.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,710 2,139 1,664
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.62% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 952 874
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £556 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 120 73
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +18.97% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £42.50 £45.38 £37.10
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +6.92%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +12 3 £300 +31.87% 1
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Intel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Node.js
3 1 (25.00%) SIEM
3 1 (25.00%) Docker
3 1 (25.00%) MEAN Stack
3 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) C
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) Windows

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (25.00%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) MEAN Stack
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
1 1 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 1 (25.00%) SIEM
1 1 (25.00%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
1 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) SCCM
1 3 (75.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Intel