Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Portsmouth during the 6 months to 17 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
Hampshire > Portsmouth
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 40 -
Rank change year-on-year +3 - -
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 1.32% 0.62% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 0.66% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 - -
Hampshire median daily rate £388 £500 £425
% change year-on-year -22.50% +17.65% +15.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Portsmouth median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth. 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
Portsmouth
Contract vacancies in Portsmouth with a recognized job title 294 305 245
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.03% 94.43% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 162 129
Portsmouth median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £181 £219 £263
90th Percentile £525 £513 £523
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 47
Portsmouth median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +45.45% +20.88%
10th Percentile £16.24 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.83
Hampshire median hourly rate £22.50 £21.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +4.97% +7.18% +21.21%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Portsmouth

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Portsmouth

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Portsmouth

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 17 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 Portsmouth region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
1 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (25.00%) IBM

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Portsmouth 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 4 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 4 (100.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) DB2
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (100.00%) Banking
1 4 (100.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (25.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) AIX
1 4 (100.00%) Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Security Monitoring
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Docker
1 4 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) IBM