Period
to 17 January 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 6 months to 17 January 2020.

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 Wales > Cardiff
6 months to
17 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 - 61
Rank change year-on-year - +61 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.58% - 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% - 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
Cardiff median daily rate £550 - £450
10th Percentile £490 - £425
90th Percentile £590 - £475
South Wales median daily rate £550 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +46.67% -16.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cardiff median hourly rate - - -
South Wales median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract vacancies in Cardiff with a recognized job title 487 820 623
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.38% 96.81% 96.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 599 418
Cardiff median daily rate £413 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.23% +8.67% -
10th Percentile £170 £263 £166
90th Percentile £575 £600 £488
South Wales median daily rate £425 £420 £375
% change year-on-year +1.19% +12.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 23 31
Cardiff median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +25.00% +4.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £37.25 £138.75 £20.25
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +16.67% -1.64%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Cardiff

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Cardiff

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2020, 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 Cardiff region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) Korn
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) EPiServer
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) SaaS
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (33.33%) Ansible
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Management
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (33.33%) EPiServer
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) InterSystems Cache
General
1 2 (66.67%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Ajax
1 1 (33.33%) CSS
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) HPUX
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Development
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (33.33%) Project Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Release Management
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) Storage Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
2 1 (33.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Ansible
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
1 1 (33.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow
1 1 (33.33%) VMware