Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £444 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 6 months to 23 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
Scotland > Edinburgh
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 122 122
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 16 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.54% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.24% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 8
Edinburgh median daily rate £444 £456 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.74% +16.24% -7.65%
10th Percentile £369 £309 £319
90th Percentile £541 £548 £450
Scotland median daily rate £495 £356 £385
% change year-on-year +38.95% -7.47% -12.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Edinburgh median hourly rate - - -
Scotland median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract vacancies in Edinburgh with a recognized job title 2821 2049 3049
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.63% 96.61% 95.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1661 1199 1573
Edinburgh median daily rate £400 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.17% -3.03%
10th Percentile £251 £250 £258
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
Scotland median daily rate £388 £356 £365
% change year-on-year +8.85% -2.47% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 26
Edinburgh median hourly rate £16.68 £19.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.54% -1.25% +26.82%
10th Percentile £10.44 £11.54 £10.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.91 £40.32
Scotland median hourly rate £20.21 £16.16 £23.35
% change year-on-year +25.08% -30.80% +33.43%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Edinburgh

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Edinburgh

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in Edinburgh over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in Edinburgh

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Edinburgh region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Spring
4 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (18.75%) Scrum
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
4 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
5 2 (12.50%) Informatica
5 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) Web Services
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
5 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) PowerPivot
5 2 (12.50%) Microservices

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) CICS
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (12.50%) Hadoop
3 2 (12.50%) PowerPivot
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (6.25%) Big Data
4 1 (6.25%) DB2
4 1 (6.25%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) GitLab
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) Mockito
2 1 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (31.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Spring
2 2 (12.50%) Spring Boot
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
3 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (6.25%) CSS
3 1 (6.25%) HTML
3 1 (6.25%) JMX
3 1 (6.25%) jQuery
3 1 (6.25%) JSON
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 3 (18.75%) Scrum
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Microservices
3 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) ETL
4 1 (6.25%) Front End Development
4 1 (6.25%) Matrix Management
4 1 (6.25%) MVC
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) SOA
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C#
3 1 (6.25%) COBOL
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.25%) JCL
3 1 (6.25%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Docker
1 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Ansible
1 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) Informatica
3 1 (6.25%) AppDynamics
3 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
3 1 (6.25%) F5
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Teradata
3 1 (6.25%) Twitter