The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in Edinburgh during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 96 80
Rank change year-on-year +19 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.15% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.15% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £431 £400 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.81% -13.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £451
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £425 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £431
% change year-on-year +0.57% +0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 1174 1292 1342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 96.07% 95.70% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2148 2459 2604
Median daily rate £375 £400 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +12.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 41
Median hourly rate £15.86 £29.16 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.60% +45.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.81 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.39 £52.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
2 4 (30.77%) CESG
3 3 (23.08%) Finance
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Informatica
3 3 (23.08%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) Web Services
3 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Camel
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) XML
4 2 (15.38%) XSD
4 2 (15.38%) XSLT
4 2 (15.38%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) SOAP
4 2 (15.38%) JBoss
4 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) JMS
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
4 2 (15.38%) Eclipse

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 (15.38%) JBoss
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (7.69%) Apache
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) Hadoop
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) PowerCenter
2 1 (7.69%) Big Data
2 1 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Maven
2 1 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) AngularJS
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Camel
2 2 (15.38%) Drools
2 2 (15.38%) Hibernate
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) HTML5
2 2 (15.38%) Java EE
2 2 (15.38%) jBPM
2 2 (15.38%) JMS
2 2 (15.38%) JPA
2 2 (15.38%) JSON
2 2 (15.38%) REST
2 2 (15.38%) SOAP
2 2 (15.38%) XML
2 2 (15.38%) XSD
2 2 (15.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (15.38%) Coaching
4 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Data Migration
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
4 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
4 2 (15.38%) SOA
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) TDD
5 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
5 1 (7.69%) Data Integration
5 1 (7.69%) ETL
5 1 (7.69%) IT Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) People Management
5 1 (7.69%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (23.08%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Ansible
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Informatica
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 2 (15.38%) Teradata
4 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 1 (7.69%) F5