The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 26 April 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 76 68
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 7 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.24% 1.27% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.36% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 9
Median daily rate £438 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -3.33% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £38.75

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 533 1028 956
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.67% 93.12% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 704 581
Median daily rate £413 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 36 54
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Cheshire

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Cheshire

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in Cheshire

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +12 4 £438 -3.31%
Knutsford - 2 £440 -
Crewe - 1 £500 -
Technical Leader
North West

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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 Cheshire region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
4 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (50.00%) TDD
5 5 (41.67%) OO
5 5 (41.67%) High Availability
5 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (41.67%) Apache Camel
5 5 (41.67%) Microservices
6 4 (33.33%) .NET
7 3 (25.00%) JSON
8 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
8 2 (16.67%) HTML
8 2 (16.67%) Banking
8 2 (16.67%) Spring
8 2 (16.67%) Maven
9 1 (8.33%) Java EE
9 1 (8.33%) jQuery
9 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (8.33%) RESTful
9 1 (8.33%) MVC
9 1 (8.33%) Finance
9 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
9 1 (8.33%) Saba
9 1 (8.33%) C#
9 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
9 1 (8.33%) Oracle

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 5 (41.67%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 2 (16.67%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) J2EE
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 5 (41.67%) Apache Camel
3 4 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Spring
6 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
6 1 (8.33%) Java EE
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) Struts
6 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (41.67%) High Availability
2 5 (41.67%) Microservices
2 5 (41.67%) OO
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) MVC
3 1 (8.33%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Saba