Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £480 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 20 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 West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 199 212
Rank change year-on-year +38 +13 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 35 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.62% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 4
South West median daily rate £480 £340 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +41.18% -26.49% +54.17%
10th Percentile £365 £245 £360
90th Percentile £661 £413 £500
England median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year -5.56% +9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.78 £27.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year -2.64% +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 West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5335 5385 6287
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.13% 94.92% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3341 3503 4096
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 342 397
South West median hourly rate £30.50 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.00% -9.09% +37.50%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in the South West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in the South West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in the South West over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in the South West

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in the South West

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 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
Wiltshire +20 23 £525 +50.00% 1
Bristol -2 7 £373 +12.88%
Gloucestershire +20 1 - -
Technical Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (34.29%) Finance
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) Unified Communications
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (20.00%) ISDN
4 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (20.00%) Service Design
5 6 (17.14%) Digital Marketing
5 6 (17.14%) SAP
5 6 (17.14%) Programme Management
5 6 (17.14%) Actimize
5 6 (17.14%) Marketing
5 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
5 6 (17.14%) Electronics
5 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
6 5 (14.29%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) PKI
6 5 (14.29%) Oracle
6 5 (14.29%) CA
6 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (14.29%) Gemalto
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
7 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
7 4 (11.43%) SQL
7 4 (11.43%) Windows
7 4 (11.43%) Linux

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (8.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (17.14%) Actimize
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (11.43%) Oracle Payroll
3 1 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Unified Communications
2 7 (20.00%) ISDN
3 3 (8.57%) Skype
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (5.71%) DHCP
4 2 (5.71%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Rational DOORS
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.14%) Electronics
2 6 (17.14%) Manufacturing
2 6 (17.14%) Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) WCF
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (11.43%) Linux
1 4 (11.43%) Windows
2 2 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 1 (2.86%) AIX
3 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.00%) Service Design
2 6 (17.14%) Digital Marketing
2 6 (17.14%) Programme Management
3 4 (11.43%) Capacity Management
3 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.57%) ITIL
4 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
5 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Change Management
5 2 (5.71%) Compliance Audit
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security
5 2 (5.71%) Information Security Management
5 2 (5.71%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (5.71%) Project Management
5 2 (5.71%) Security Management
5 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (2.86%) Anti-Money Laundering
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) C#
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) CCIE
3 2 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (5.71%) Firmware
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) SCOM
1 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.14%) SAP
3 5 (14.29%) CA
3 5 (14.29%) Gemalto
3 5 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Dynatrace
5 1 (2.86%) NetApp
5 1 (2.86%) Polycom
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat