The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 3 months to 30 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 East / Hampshire
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 114 119
Rank change year-on-year +2 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 5 13 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.26% 0.58% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.60% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Median daily rate £400 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £450 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £340
% change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1763 2153 2119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 93.43% 95.43% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1038 1413 1271
Median daily rate £400 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +0.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 159 100 135
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.45 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.74% -22.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.65 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £42.80 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

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 3 months to 30 April 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
Southampton - 1 £310 -
Technical Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 Hampshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 5 (35.71%) Process Improvement
2 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team
3 4 (28.57%) IBM Cloud
3 4 (28.57%) SoftLayer
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
3 4 (28.57%) Comptel
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 4 (28.57%) Maximo
3 4 (28.57%) Billing
3 4 (28.57%) NetCracker
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
4 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) DB2
4 2 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
5 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
5 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
5 1 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010

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 4 (28.57%) WebSphere
1 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) IBM Cloud
1 4 (28.57%) SoftLayer
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) Kalido
2 1 (7.14%) SAP Data Services
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Cucumber
1 1 (7.14%) Selenium
General
1 4 (28.57%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Virtual Team
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Process Improvement
1 5 (35.71%) Service Management
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 2 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Data Integration
4 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Dimensional Modelling
4 1 (7.14%) Inmon Methodology
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Regression Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) System Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
4 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) ISEB
1 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCOM
2 4 (28.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Comptel
2 4 (28.57%) IBM
2 4 (28.57%) NetCracker
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Polycom
3 1 (7.14%) VMware