The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 78 81
Rank change year-on-year +15 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 8 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.88% 0.86% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.90% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 0
Median daily rate £388 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.77% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £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 Edinburgh. 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
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 862 1446 1377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 94.73% 95.89% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 555 784 779
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 19
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.76% +10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £40.45 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) CESG
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 4 (28.57%) HTML
3 4 (28.57%) HTML5
3 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (21.43%) Java
4 3 (21.43%) JBoss
4 3 (21.43%) XML
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Java EE
5 2 (14.29%) JSON
5 2 (14.29%) jQuery
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Maven
5 2 (14.29%) jBPM
5 2 (14.29%) JPA
5 2 (14.29%) Drools
5 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) CSS3

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 3 (21.43%) JBoss
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Eclipse
2 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 2 (14.29%) Jasmine
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) JProfiler
3 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (7.14%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) AngularJS
1 4 (28.57%) HTML
1 4 (28.57%) HTML5
2 3 (21.43%) Java EE
2 3 (21.43%) XML
2 3 (21.43%) XSLT
3 2 (14.29%) CSS
3 2 (14.29%) CSS3
3 2 (14.29%) Drools
3 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
3 2 (14.29%) jBPM
3 2 (14.29%) JMS
3 2 (14.29%) JPA
3 2 (14.29%) jQuery
3 2 (14.29%) JSON
3 2 (14.29%) REST
3 2 (14.29%) SOAP
3 2 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 2 (14.29%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) CESG
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) TDD
3 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (28.57%) MVC
4 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
4 3 (21.43%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Coaching
5 2 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Information Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) IT Governance
6 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (21.43%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat