Period
to 19 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Surrey during the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

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
South East > Surrey
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 134 132
Rank change year-on-year -20 -2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 12 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.36% 0.038% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.040% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Surrey median daily rate £425 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
South East median daily rate £390 £383 £438
% change year-on-year +2.03% -12.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Surrey median hourly rate £16.00 - £27.50
10th Percentile £15.50 - £26.25
90th Percentile £16.50 - £28.75
South East median hourly rate £16.00 - £19.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Surrey. 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
Surrey
Contract vacancies in Surrey with a recognized job title 3,128 2,489 2,311
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.75% 95.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,193 1,736 1,576
Surrey median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £307 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £569 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 79 104
Surrey median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% -17.39% +20.86%
10th Percentile £12.10 £12.45 £11.53
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £46.00
South East median hourly rate £19.19 £18.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.63% -10.00% +14.29%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Surrey

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Surrey

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Surrey

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Specialist in Surrey over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Specialist in Surrey

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Surrey

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

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 Surrey region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. 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
Camberley - 5 £130 - 2
Staines - 4 £500 -
Woking - 1 £355 -
Epsom - 1 £360 -
Technical Specialist
South East

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, Technical Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Surrey region featuring Technical Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) HND
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) C++
2 5 (41.67%) Java
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
3 4 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) B2B
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Migration
4 3 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
4 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (16.67%) Office 365
5 2 (16.67%) Sun Certification
6 1 (8.33%) MSI
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 1 (8.33%) SQL
6 1 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (8.33%) DHCP
2 1 (8.33%) DNS
2 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (8.33%) Network Security
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MSI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
1 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Incident Management
2 5 (41.67%) Service Management
3 3 (25.00%) B2B
3 3 (25.00%) Migration
3 3 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (8.33%) Antivirus Management
4 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) Information Security
4 1 (8.33%) Kanban
4 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Management
4 1 (8.33%) Scrum
4 1 (8.33%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) C++
1 5 (41.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) HND
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Sun Certification
4 1 (8.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
2 3 (25.00%) IBM Sterling
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft