Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wiltshire during the 6 months to 20 October 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 West > Wiltshire
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 72 84
Rank change year-on-year -28 +12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Specialist 4 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 0.25% 1.43% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 1.52% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 4
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £638 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +75.86% -27.50%
South West median daily rate £390 £490 £350
% change year-on-year -20.41% +40.00% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wiltshire median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire. 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
Wiltshire
Contract vacancies in Wiltshire with a recognized job title 1,474 1,187 1,199
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 94.51% 95.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 786 830
Wiltshire median daily rate £450 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% +9.33% -2.60%
10th Percentile £288 £268 £230
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 32 26
Wiltshire median hourly rate £41.85 £36.25 £37.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.43% -2.68% +91.03%
10th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £15.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £40.75 £76.75
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% +7.84%

Technical Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Specialist in Wiltshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Specialist in Wiltshire

Technical Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wiltshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Specialist in Wiltshire

Technical Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Wiltshire

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 Wiltshire region over the 6 months to 20 October 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
Swindon -12 4 £450 -10.00%
Technical Specialist
South West

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire

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

1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Unisys
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Banking
3 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
3 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) User Stories
3 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
3 1 (25.00%) Microservices
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (25.00%) C

Technical Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) OpenShift
General
1 3 (75.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (25.00%) Microservices
2 1 (25.00%) Security Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (25.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) SAP
2 1 (25.00%) Unisys