The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
England / East of England
Rank 125 113 125
Rank change year-on-year -12 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 3 13 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.14% 0.53% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.55% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 0
Median daily rate £400 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.80% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
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 the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2035 2368 2531
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 95.54% 96.38% 96.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1239 1381 1421
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 170 250
Median hourly rate £31.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.15% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.83 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the East of England over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in the East of England

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £400 -23.80%
Hertfordshire -2 1 £500 +2.56%
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 East of England region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
1 5 (45.45%) F5
1 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (36.36%) BIG-IP
2 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
2 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) CCIE
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (27.27%) ATM
3 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (18.18%) PKI
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) Clustering
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 (9.09%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (36.36%) BIG-IP
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) MPLS
3 3 (27.27%) ATM
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (27.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Legal
3 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) PKI
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (9.09%) Clustering
3 1 (9.09%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Information Security
1 2 (18.18%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (18.18%) Risk Management
1 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Line Management
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) People Management
2 1 (9.09%) Product Management
2 1 (9.09%) Resource Management
2 1 (9.09%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
1 1 (9.09%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCIE
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 1 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Cisco
1 5 (45.45%) F5
2 4 (36.36%) Blue Coat
2 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 1 (9.09%) VMware