The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hertfordshire during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Specialist
East of England / Hertfordshire
Rank 58 50 -
Rank change year-on-year -8 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.75% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £500 £488 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £383
% change year-on-year -5.55% +17.64%  
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 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 591 639 669
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 97.04% 95.23% 95.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 314 346
Median daily rate £450 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 49 45
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.54% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.85 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.25 £49.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Specialist in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Hertfordshire

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 Hertfordshire region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) F5
1 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) CCIE
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) ATM
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
5 1 (14.29%) Legal
5 1 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) IPsec
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (14.29%) Retail
5 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Product Management

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 4 (57.14%) BIG-IP
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) ATM
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 1 (14.29%) Legal
3 1 (14.29%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Product Management
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCIE
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) F5
2 4 (57.14%) Blue Coat
2 4 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Palo Alto