Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 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 Lead
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 89 79
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 5 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.32% 0.78% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.81% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 6
Birmingham median daily rate £419 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% -3.03% +28.91%
10th Percentile £402 £364 £363
90th Percentile £438 £510 £506
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £406 £420
% change year-on-year +4.62% -3.27% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. 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
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1481 1475 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.28% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 941 813
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +7.43% +5.71%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.36 £10.65
90th Percentile £39.63 £26.88 £39.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Birmingham

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Technical Leader 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 Birmingham region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) SonarQube
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Boot
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 2 (40.00%) DbUnit
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) Mockito
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) PowerMock
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Maven
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
2 2 (40.00%) jMock
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) DbUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) jMock
1 2 (40.00%) JUnit
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Mockito
1 2 (40.00%) SonarQube
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) RESTful
1 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Camel
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) J2EE
2 2 (40.00%) PowerMock
2 2 (40.00%) SOAP
2 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 2 (40.00%) Spring Boot
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Deployment
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Open Source
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
1 2 (40.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware