The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 55 73
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire - 0.31% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.32% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £495 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £423 £350
% change year-on-year -5.32% +20.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -41.25%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire. 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
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 579 623 826
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 92.64% 96.59% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 320 435
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 35 73
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.30 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 15 Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) ATM
1 1 (100.00%) BIG-IP
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 1 (100.00%) MPLS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) CCIE
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Blue Coat
1 1 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) F5