The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 258 245
Rank change year-on-year +30 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 20 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.26% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 5
Median daily rate £365 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £383 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £443 £515
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7368 8379 8989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.56% 95.03% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4310 4996 5126
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 381 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.61 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.75% +21.49%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.93 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 7 £475 - 3
Hampshire -1 4 £350 -22.22% 1
Kent - 3 £365 -
Oxfordshire -5 2 £400 +6.66%
West Sussex - 2 - -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 South East region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 10 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
4 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (17.50%) SQL
5 7 (17.50%) MicroStrategy
5 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
6 6 (15.00%) Finance
6 6 (15.00%) VMware
6 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (15.00%) Linux
6 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
6 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (12.50%) Virtual Team
7 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
7 5 (12.50%) SAN
7 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
7 5 (12.50%) SCOM
8 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (10.00%) Banking
8 4 (10.00%) Retail
8 4 (10.00%) HP
8 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (10.00%) Service Management
8 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse

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 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.50%) Apache
3 3 (7.50%) IIS
3 3 (7.50%) JBoss
3 3 (7.50%) WebLogic
4 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (2.50%) Drupal
5 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) EngageOne
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.00%) PaaS
3 1 (2.50%) IaaS
3 1 (2.50%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) SAN
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
2 3 (7.50%) VPN
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (5.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) MPLS
3 2 (5.00%) WAN
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) DNS
4 1 (2.50%) NAS
4 1 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.50%) Skype
4 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.50%) Selenium
General
1 7 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 6 (15.00%) Finance
3 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (10.00%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Advertising
4 2 (5.00%) Marketing
5 1 (2.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Middleware
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) HTML
2 1 (2.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Virtual Team
2 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.00%) NHS
3 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.50%) Clustering
3 1 (2.50%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (25.00%) Windows
2 6 (15.00%) Linux
2 6 (15.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Unix
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) CentOS
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) ITIL
2 8 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (15.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (15.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 5 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 4 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 4 (10.00%) Service Management
5 4 (10.00%) Task Automation
6 3 (7.50%) Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (7.50%) Data Analysis
6 3 (7.50%) Network Design
6 3 (7.50%) Validation
7 2 (5.00%) Coaching
7 2 (5.00%) Logical Data Model
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Metrics
7 2 (5.00%) Physical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) C#
2 2 (5.00%) Python
3 1 (2.50%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) CCNP
2 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) Avaya Certification
3 1 (2.50%) CISM
3 1 (2.50%) CISSP
3 1 (2.50%) Degree
3 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.50%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.50%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (2.50%) Ansible
2 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.50%) Puppet
2 1 (2.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (17.50%) MicroStrategy
3 6 (15.00%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) Talend
6 2 (5.00%) Cisco
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Hitachi
6 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) Epicor
7 1 (2.50%) IBM
7 1 (2.50%) Nimsoft
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle
7 1 (2.50%) Polycom
7 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.50%) Veritas