Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 324 337 342
Rank change year-on-year +13 +5 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 34 28 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.20% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 30
South East median daily rate £388 £460 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.76% +8.24% +4.29%
10th Percentile £259 £428 £313
90th Percentile £490 £540 £500
England median daily rate £425 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
South East median hourly rate - £19.75 -
England median hourly rate £26.97 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -1.94% +7.84% +27.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15679 15620 18481
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 93.99% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9308 9314 10851
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 637 776 915
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.98 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the South East

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in the South East

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in the South East

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in the South East

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Hampshire +1 12 £388 -13.89% 1
Thames Valley -1 10 £400 -21.91% 1
Berkshire +10 5 £450 -12.15%
Surrey -10 5 £475 -
Oxfordshire +6 3 £400 -
West Sussex -4 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -24 2 £228 - 1
Kent - 2 £365 -
Home Counties - 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 South East region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) VMware
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 8 (23.53%) Banking
5 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) HP
6 7 (20.59%) SAN
6 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
6 7 (20.59%) WAN
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
6 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Linux
7 6 (17.65%) Finance
7 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 5 (14.71%) ITIL
8 5 (14.71%) Office 365
8 5 (14.71%) Security Monitoring
9 4 (11.76%) SWIFT
9 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (11.76%) vSphere
9 4 (11.76%) Docker
9 4 (11.76%) Middleware
9 4 (11.76%) Oracle
9 4 (11.76%) AIX
9 4 (11.76%) DB2
9 4 (11.76%) MS Exchange

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (11.76%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.82%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.71%) Office 365
2 4 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.94%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) SAN
1 7 (20.59%) WAN
2 4 (11.76%) Ethernet
2 4 (11.76%) Firewall
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco Nexus
3 3 (8.82%) DHCP
3 3 (8.82%) MPLS
3 3 (8.82%) Skype
3 3 (8.82%) Unified Communications
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
4 2 (5.88%) PuTTY
4 2 (5.88%) WinSCP
5 1 (2.94%) DNS
5 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
5 1 (2.94%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (11.76%) DB2
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Ant
1 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 2 (5.88%) HP UFT
1 2 (5.88%) LoadRunner
1 2 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
1 2 (5.88%) Selenium
1 2 (5.88%) SoapUI
1 2 (5.88%) SpecFlow
1 2 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (5.88%) TestNG
General
1 8 (23.53%) Banking
2 6 (17.65%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Publishing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) Middleware
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.94%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) SWIFT
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Clustering
3 1 (2.94%) CMDB
3 1 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.94%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (20.59%) Windows Server
5 6 (17.65%) Linux
5 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.76%) AIX
7 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Service Management
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (11.76%) Network Design
4 3 (8.82%) Analytics
4 3 (8.82%) Network Management
4 3 (8.82%) Performance Metrics
4 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Statistics
4 3 (8.82%) Test Automation
4 3 (8.82%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) API Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Collaborative Working
5 2 (5.88%) Defect Tracking
5 2 (5.88%) Service Design
5 2 (5.88%) Storage Virtualisation
5 2 (5.88%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (5.88%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) Java
2 2 (5.88%) F#
2 2 (5.88%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Perl
3 1 (2.94%) Python
3 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) CCNP
1 3 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (8.82%) SC Cleared
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB
2 2 (5.88%) ISEB Practitioner
2 2 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.94%) MCSE
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
1 1 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.59%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.76%) Docker
4 4 (11.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.94%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Control-M
1 1 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (2.94%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
1 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (47.06%) VMware
2 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.59%) HP
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 3 (8.82%) IBM
5 3 (8.82%) Polycom
6 2 (5.88%) Hitachi
6 2 (5.88%) NetApp
6 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.88%) Software AG
6 2 (5.88%) webMethods
7 1 (2.94%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.94%) F5
7 1 (2.94%) MicroStrategy
7 1 (2.94%) SAP
7 1 (2.94%) Veeam