Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire during the 6 months to 12 December 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
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 160 167
Rank change year-on-year +15 +7 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 13 15 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.37% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.42% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 18
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% +15.65%
10th Percentile £323 £500 £334
90th Percentile £424 £500 £500
South East median daily rate £390 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -22.00% +17.65% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £19.75 -

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 3341 3533 4153
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 92.29% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1991 2203 2555
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £228 £258
90th Percentile £538 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 238 277
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.38 £21.44 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.39% +7.18% +21.21%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £54.13 £47.83
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.89
% change year-on-year -5.26% +6.23% +11.78%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Hampshire over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 12 December 2017. 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
Southampton +5 4 £438 -12.50% 2
Portsmouth +4 4 £388 -
Andover - 2 - -
Winchester +9 1 £375 -
Hook - 1 £275 -
Technical Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 (53.85%) SQL Server
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
3 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 4 (30.77%) Middleware
4 4 (30.77%) AIX
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
4 4 (30.77%) DB2
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (30.77%) SWIFT
4 4 (30.77%) Finance
4 4 (30.77%) Banking
4 4 (30.77%) Docker
5 3 (23.08%) Skype
5 3 (23.08%) Analytics
5 3 (23.08%) Office 365
5 3 (23.08%) Polycom
5 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
5 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
5 3 (23.08%) 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 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 3 (23.08%) Skype for Business
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
1 4 (30.77%) WAN
2 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 3 (23.08%) Unified Communications
3 2 (15.38%) PuTTY
3 2 (15.38%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (30.77%) DB2
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Ant
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) HP UFT
1 2 (15.38%) LoadRunner
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (15.38%) Selenium
1 2 (15.38%) SoapUI
1 2 (15.38%) SpecFlow
1 2 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (15.38%) TestNG
General
1 4 (30.77%) Banking
1 4 (30.77%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) Web Services
3 1 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) SWIFT
2 1 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (30.77%) AIX
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Security Monitoring
2 3 (23.08%) Analytics
2 3 (23.08%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) API Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Defect Tracking
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
3 2 (15.38%) Test Strategy
4 1 (7.69%) Biometrics
4 1 (7.69%) Case Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) IT Audit
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) F#
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) Docker
2 4 (30.77%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 3 (23.08%) Polycom
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) IBM
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Software AG
4 2 (15.38%) webMethods
5 1 (7.69%) Veeam