The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
Rank - 53 -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 0.22% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.23% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 401 437 433
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.35% 96.26% 96.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 236 233
Median daily rate £350 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 49 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £32.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.12% -49.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £62.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Essex

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Essex

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Essex

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 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 Essex region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) VBA
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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:

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
General
1 1 (100.00%) Front Office
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MOS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (100.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft