Period
to 26 April 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 26 April 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 152 163
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.32% 0.41% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.44% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 9
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% -11.11% -2.70%
10th Percentile £361 £317 £439
90th Percentile £413 £500 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £450
% change year-on-year - -11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3,518 3,377 3,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 93.11% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,051 2,065 2,587
Hampshire median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £256
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 257 200
Hampshire median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50% +16.36%
10th Percentile £10.56 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £48.75
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +8.82%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Hampshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Hampshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Hampshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 26 April 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
Portsmouth +8 4 £388 -
Andover - 4 £381 -
Southampton +4 1 £438 +8.02%
Winchester -2 1 £375 -
Technical Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Hampshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) Linux
3 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Security Monitoring
6 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
6 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 4 (33.33%) Docker
6 4 (33.33%) DevOps
6 4 (33.33%) PuTTY
6 4 (33.33%) WinSCP
6 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (33.33%) API Testing
6 4 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
6 4 (33.33%) vSphere
6 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
6 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
6 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
6 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 4 (33.33%) PuTTY
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) WinSCP
2 1 (8.33%) NAS
2 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Ant
1 4 (33.33%) Eclipse
1 4 (33.33%) HP UFT
1 4 (33.33%) LoadRunner
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (33.33%) Selenium
1 4 (33.33%) SoapUI
1 4 (33.33%) SpecFlow
1 4 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 4 (33.33%) Banking
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
1 4 (33.33%) Middleware
1 4 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) SWIFT
2 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) AIX
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Security Monitoring
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) API Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Defect Tracking
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
2 4 (33.33%) Kanban
2 4 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) System Integration Testing
2 4 (33.33%) Test Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (16.67%) Creative Thinking
4 2 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
5 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) F#
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB
2 4 (33.33%) ISEB Practitioner
2 4 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) HP ALM
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (33.33%) Software AG
3 4 (33.33%) webMethods
4 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix