Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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
UK > England
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 417 393 367
Rank change year-on-year -24 -26 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 498 549 571
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 391 329
England median daily rate £540 £515 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.85% +3.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £350 £363
90th Percentile £725 £688 £653
UK median daily rate £540 £511 £488
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.73% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 17
England median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.75% -56.00% +7.53%
10th Percentile £18.96 £21.00 £25.90
90th Percentile £21.19 £23.00 £54.70
UK median hourly rate £28.54 £22.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year +29.72% -56.00% +7.53%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 86,236 87,626 85,752
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.85% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,643 58,779 56,489
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.16%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £645 £638 £608
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,548 2,917
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +0.68% +2.08%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in England over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in England

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +17 266 £550 +1.85% 44
South East -18 94 £500 -4.76% 20
North of England -47 52 £600 +41.18% 26
North West 0 39 £600 +41.18% 20
Midlands -11 38 £494 +16.18% 6
East of England +8 30 £500 +24.07% 5
East Midlands -8 18 £494 +5.33% 2
South West -16 17 £533 +40.13% 11
West Midlands -18 15 £500 +17.65% 4
Yorkshire -46 13 £538 +19.44% 3
Technical Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 England region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 173 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (25.70%) Java
3 103 (20.68%) Microsoft
4 89 (17.87%) DevOps
5 81 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 81 (16.27%) Finance
6 76 (15.26%) Microservices
7 73 (14.66%) JavaScript
8 70 (14.06%) Security Cleared
9 69 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
10 67 (13.45%) Migration
11 62 (12.45%) REST
12 60 (12.05%) Linux
13 58 (11.65%) Technical Leadership
14 56 (11.24%) .NET
15 55 (11.04%) SOAP
16 54 (10.84%) Docker
17 53 (10.64%) Mentoring
18 51 (10.24%) Spring
19 49 (9.84%) Kubernetes
20 48 (9.64%) SQL
21 47 (9.44%) RESTful
22 46 (9.24%) C#
23 44 (8.84%) HTML
23 44 (8.84%) Scrum
24 43 (8.63%) AngularJS
25 42 (8.43%) Windows
25 42 (8.43%) Git (software)
26 40 (8.03%) Data Centre
27 39 (7.83%) SC Cleared

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 24 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 20 (4.02%) Elasticsearch
3 18 (3.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (2.61%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.01%) SAP Portal
5 10 (2.01%) WebSphere
6 9 (1.81%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.61%) JBoss
7 8 (1.61%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.41%) Apache
8 7 (1.41%) Confluence
9 6 (1.20%) CMS
9 6 (1.20%) MS Exchange
10 5 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
10 5 (1.00%) GlassFish
10 5 (1.00%) JRun
10 5 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (0.60%) Gunicorn
12 3 (0.60%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 23 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.80%) HFM
2 4 (0.80%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (0.60%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.40%) Primavera
4 2 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
5 1 (0.20%) Maximo
5 1 (0.20%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 1 (0.20%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 81 (16.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (6.02%) SaaS
4 28 (5.62%) Office 365
5 20 (4.02%) Dynamics 365
6 14 (2.81%) Boomi
7 12 (2.41%) Heroku
7 12 (2.41%) PaaS
8 10 (2.01%) IaaS
8 10 (2.01%) Yammer
9 7 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.20%) Amazon S3
10 6 (1.20%) GitHub
10 6 (1.20%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.20%) Serverless
11 5 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.00%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.80%) Apigee
12 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
13 3 (0.60%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.61%) DNS
2 16 (3.21%) SSL
3 14 (2.81%) HTTP
3 14 (2.81%) TCP/IP
4 13 (2.61%) FTP
5 11 (2.21%) Firewall
5 11 (2.21%) LAN
6 9 (1.81%) WAN
7 5 (1.00%) Radio Access Network
7 5 (1.00%) SAN
7 5 (1.00%) VPN
8 4 (0.80%) Internet
9 3 (0.60%) BGP
9 3 (0.60%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.60%) LTE
9 3 (0.60%) OSPF
9 3 (0.60%) Skype
9 3 (0.60%) VoIP
10 2 (0.40%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.40%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.23%) MongoDB
2 34 (6.83%) Big Data
2 34 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 28 (5.62%) Hadoop
4 20 (4.02%) Apache Cassandra
5 16 (3.21%) NoSQL
6 14 (2.81%) MySQL
7 13 (2.61%) Relational Database
8 10 (2.01%) Power BI
8 10 (2.01%) Redis
9 9 (1.81%) RDBMS
9 9 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.61%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.61%) Riak
11 5 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.00%) JanusGraph
11 5 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.80%) SAP HANA
12 4 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (8.43%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.03%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.42%) Maven
4 18 (3.61%) Gradle
5 16 (3.21%) TeamCity
6 14 (2.81%) JIRA
7 12 (2.41%) GitLab
7 12 (2.41%) gulp
8 10 (2.01%) Selenium
9 7 (1.41%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
10 6 (1.20%) JUnit
10 6 (1.20%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.80%) Artifactory
11 4 (0.80%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.80%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.80%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (0.60%) Cucumber
12 3 (0.60%) WebDriver
General
1 81 (16.27%) Finance
2 25 (5.02%) Marketing
3 20 (4.02%) Banking
4 17 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 16 (3.21%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.81%) Back Office
6 14 (2.81%) Retail
7 10 (2.01%) Front Office
8 8 (1.61%) Legal
9 5 (1.00%) Electronics
10 4 (0.80%) Law
11 3 (0.60%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.40%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Games
12 2 (0.40%) General Ledger
12 2 (0.40%) Publishing
13 1 (0.20%) Automotive
13 1 (0.20%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (12.45%) REST
2 56 (11.24%) .NET
3 55 (11.04%) SOAP
4 51 (10.24%) Spring
5 47 (9.44%) RESTful
6 44 (8.84%) HTML
7 43 (8.63%) AngularJS
8 39 (7.83%) CSS
9 36 (7.23%) Web Services
10 32 (6.43%) HTML5
11 31 (6.22%) React
11 31 (6.22%) Spring Boot
12 29 (5.82%) Node.js
13 20 (4.02%) Middleware
14 19 (3.82%) Hibernate
14 19 (3.82%) JSON
15 17 (3.41%) CSS3
15 17 (3.41%) J2EE
16 16 (3.21%) OAuth
17 15 (3.01%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 40 (8.03%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.22%) Greenfield Project
3 16 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.61%) iPad
4 13 (2.61%) Mobile App
4 13 (2.61%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 10 (2.01%) Data Structures
5 10 (2.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 9 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.41%) Fintech
8 5 (1.00%) Equities
8 5 (1.00%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.80%) Derivative
9 4 (0.80%) User Experience
10 3 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (0.60%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (0.60%) NHS
11 2 (0.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 60 (12.05%) Linux
2 42 (8.43%) Windows
3 17 (3.41%) Windows Server
4 15 (3.01%) Unix
5 9 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.41%) Solaris
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 10
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.40%) AIX
9 2 (0.40%) Android
9 2 (0.40%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.40%) SUSE
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.40%) zOS
10 1 (0.20%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (34.74%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (17.87%) DevOps
3 76 (15.26%) Microservices
4 67 (13.45%) Migration
5 58 (11.65%) Technical Leadership
6 53 (10.64%) Mentoring
7 44 (8.84%) Scrum
8 37 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.43%) TDD
9 36 (7.23%) E-Commerce
10 32 (6.43%) Coaching
11 31 (6.22%) Project Management
12 30 (6.02%) Service Management
13 29 (5.82%) Collaborative Working
13 29 (5.82%) CRM
13 29 (5.82%) Technical Architecture
14 28 (5.62%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (5.62%) Test Automation
15 27 (5.42%) Open Source
15 27 (5.42%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 128 (25.70%) Java
2 73 (14.66%) JavaScript
3 48 (9.64%) SQL
4 46 (9.24%) C#
5 33 (6.63%) Java 8
6 31 (6.22%) Python
7 17 (3.41%) ES6
8 16 (3.21%) TypeScript
9 13 (2.61%) PHP
10 10 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.61%) Ruby
11 8 (1.61%) Scala
12 7 (1.41%) C++
13 6 (1.20%) Shell Script
14 5 (1.00%) ABAP
14 5 (1.00%) Go
15 4 (0.80%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.60%) C
16 3 (0.60%) RPG
Qualifications
1 70 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 39 (7.83%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.43%) DV Cleared
4 15 (3.01%) Degree
5 11 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.81%) CCNA
8 7 (1.41%) CCIE
8 7 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
9 4 (0.80%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (0.60%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.60%) CCNP
10 3 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.40%) CISSP
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.40%) MCSE
11 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.20%) CISA
12 1 (0.20%) CISM
12 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.82%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.80%) GDPR
4 3 (0.60%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.60%) PSD2
5 2 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.40%) PMO
5 2 (0.40%) SLA
6 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
6 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (10.84%) Docker
2 17 (3.41%) Active Directory
3 9 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (1.00%) vSphere
6 4 (0.80%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.60%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.60%) XenApp
7 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.20%) NDS
9 1 (0.20%) vCloud
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.20%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 49 (9.84%) Kubernetes
2 24 (4.82%) Terraform
3 15 (3.01%) Docker Swarm
4 12 (2.41%) Ansible
5 8 (1.61%) SCCM
6 6 (1.20%) Kibana
7 3 (0.60%) Grafana
7 3 (0.60%) SCOM
7 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.40%) CloudForms
8 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.40%) Prometheus
8 2 (0.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.40%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
9 1 (0.20%) Nagios
9 1 (0.20%) NetIQ Identity Manager
9 1 (0.20%) OpenView
Vendors
1 103 (20.68%) Microsoft
2 32 (6.43%) SAP
3 30 (6.02%) Oracle
4 18 (3.61%) Dell
5 15 (3.01%) IBM
5 15 (3.01%) VMware
6 13 (2.61%) Cisco
7 12 (2.41%) Salesforce.com
8 11 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 8 (1.61%) Citrix
9 8 (1.61%) Cloudera
9 8 (1.61%) Google
9 8 (1.61%) hybris
10 6 (1.20%) Hyperion
10 6 (1.20%) MapR
10 6 (1.20%) Splunk
11 4 (0.80%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.80%) Forcepoint
11 4 (0.80%) Huawei
11 4 (0.80%) Tableau