Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £588 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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 Lead
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 154 148 96
Rank change year-on-year -6 -52 +35
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 29 25 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.69% 0.62% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.68% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 23
Berkshire median daily rate £588 £600 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +50.00% -13.04%
10th Percentile £438 £347 £262
90th Percentile £688 £725 £523
South East median daily rate £520 £525 £414
% change year-on-year -0.95% +26.89% -8.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 11
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.08 - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,915 3,690 3,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 91.75% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,916 1,962 1,932
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £228 £258 £225
90th Percentile £588 £580 £563
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 183
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.48 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.10 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.47
% change year-on-year +13.89% +3.06% -8.22%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Berkshire

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Berkshire

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in Berkshire

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in Berkshire

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Reading +6 13 £540 -16.92% 1
Slough - 4 £675 -
Bracknell -29 2 £325 -23.53% 2
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Newbury - 1 - -
Technical Leader
South East

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Technical Leader 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 Berkshire region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
3 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
4 6 (20.69%) Data Lake
4 6 (20.69%) Analytics
4 6 (20.69%) Java
4 6 (20.69%) SQL
4 6 (20.69%) Technical Leadership
5 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
5 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (17.24%) B2B
5 5 (17.24%) Big Data
5 5 (17.24%) Microservices
5 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio Team System
5 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (13.79%) JIRA
6 4 (13.79%) QA
6 4 (13.79%) Scala
6 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
6 4 (13.79%) Power BI
6 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
6 4 (13.79%) DNA

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (10.34%) Apache
1 3 (10.34%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.45%) Confluence
2 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.45%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 11 (37.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Azure Data Factory
2 2 (6.90%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (3.45%) Apigee
3 1 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.79%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (6.90%) BGP
2 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
2 2 (6.90%) LTE
2 2 (6.90%) OSPF
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) HTTP
3 1 (3.45%) MPLS
3 1 (3.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) Data Lake
2 5 (17.24%) Big Data
3 4 (13.79%) Power BI
3 4 (13.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (6.90%) HDInsight
4 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio
1 5 (17.24%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (13.79%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Selenium
4 2 (6.90%) SonarQube
5 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (24.14%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Symfony
2 1 (3.45%) EJB
2 1 (3.45%) J2EE
2 1 (3.45%) JSP
2 1 (3.45%) Middleware
2 1 (3.45%) Redux
2 1 (3.45%) REST
2 1 (3.45%) Velocity
2 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) CentOS
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) DevOps
2 7 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (20.69%) Analytics
3 6 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (20.69%) Technical Leadership
4 5 (17.24%) B2B
4 5 (17.24%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (17.24%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (17.24%) Microservices
4 5 (17.24%) Test Automation
5 4 (13.79%) DNA
5 4 (13.79%) TDD
6 3 (10.34%) Data-Driven Testing
6 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Deployment
7 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (6.90%) Contract Management
7 2 (6.90%) Data Analytics
7 2 (6.90%) Data Architecture
7 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
1 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
1 6 (20.69%) SQL
2 4 (13.79%) Scala
3 2 (6.90%) PHP
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.24%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.90%) CCIE
3 2 (6.90%) CCNP
3 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.79%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.90%) BT
3 1 (3.45%) Ab Initio
3 1 (3.45%) Aruba
3 1 (3.45%) Cisco
3 1 (3.45%) Huawei
3 1 (3.45%) Nokia
3 1 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (3.45%) SAP
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow