The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 351 333 347
Rank change year-on-year -18 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 242 324 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.70% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 202 172
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £435 £438
% change year-on-year +1.14% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
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 England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40257 46300 48376
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.74% 95.04% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26259 30600 30961
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1356 1863
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

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 3 months to 25 June 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
London -34 111 £530 +0.95% 62
South East +47 47 £475 +2.15% 9
East Midlands +6 25 £410 -8.88% 1
North West +2 21 £500 +11.11% 12
West Midlands +23 11 £420 +15.86% 2
East of England -5 10 £575 +9.52% 5
Yorkshire +1 9 £425 -2.85% 2
South West +2 5 £390 -10.85% 1
North East +47 1 - -
South Coast - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £600 - 3
Technical Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 170 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (23.11%) Java
3 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
4 74 (14.37%) SQL
5 73 (14.17%) Oracle
5 73 (14.17%) Microsoft
6 66 (12.82%) Finance
7 62 (12.04%) Scrum
8 57 (11.07%) JavaScript
9 55 (10.68%) TDD
10 54 (10.49%) SC Cleared
11 52 (10.10%) .NET
12 51 (9.90%) Web Services
13 50 (9.71%) SAP
13 50 (9.71%) HTML
14 49 (9.51%) DevOps
15 47 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
15 47 (9.13%) ITIL
15 47 (9.13%) Windows
16 46 (8.93%) SQL Server
17 42 (8.16%) Linux
18 37 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
19 36 (6.99%) Migration
19 36 (6.99%) Project Management
20 35 (6.80%) BDD
21 34 (6.60%) Mentoring
21 34 (6.60%) Spring
22 33 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
23 32 (6.21%) Git (software)
24 31 (6.02%) Manufacturing

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 18 (3.50%) Apache
2 15 (2.91%) JBoss
3 14 (2.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 14 (2.72%) CMS
4 12 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 9 (1.75%) NetWeaver
5 9 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.36%) NServiceBus
6 7 (1.36%) WinCC
7 6 (1.17%) Apache Solr
7 6 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.97%) BizTalk Server
8 5 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 5 (0.97%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.78%) Confluence
9 4 (0.78%) Documentum
9 4 (0.78%) IIS
9 4 (0.78%) Mule
Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (3.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 7 (1.36%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.78%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.58%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.39%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.19%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.19%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.19%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.19%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.19%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 47 (9.13%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.50%) Office 365
4 9 (1.75%) PaaS
5 8 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.17%) GitHub
7 5 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.97%) Boomi
7 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.97%) SaaS
7 5 (0.97%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (0.78%) IaaS
8 4 (0.78%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.58%) CloudSense
9 3 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.39%) Akamai
10 2 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.08%) Firewall
2 20 (3.88%) DNS
3 12 (2.33%) DHCP
3 12 (2.33%) Internet
4 9 (1.75%) VPN
5 8 (1.55%) HTTP
6 7 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (1.36%) WAN
7 6 (1.17%) LAN
8 5 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (0.97%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.78%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.78%) MVNO
9 4 (0.78%) SSL
10 3 (0.58%) FTP
10 3 (0.58%) MPLS
10 3 (0.58%) VoIP
11 2 (0.39%) LDAP
11 2 (0.39%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (8.93%) SQL Server
2 30 (5.83%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.63%) NoSQL
4 25 (4.85%) Big Data
5 21 (4.08%) MongoDB
6 20 (3.88%) Hadoop
6 20 (3.88%) RDBMS
7 17 (3.30%) MySQL
8 16 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
9 15 (2.91%) Oracle Database
10 11 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.94%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.75%) Power BI
13 8 (1.55%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.36%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.17%) DataStage
15 6 (1.17%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 32 (6.21%) Git (software)
2 26 (5.05%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.91%) Maven
4 14 (2.72%) JIRA
5 12 (2.33%) Subversion
6 10 (1.94%) JUnit
7 9 (1.75%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.36%) Selenium
9 6 (1.17%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.17%) Eclipse
9 6 (1.17%) Grunt
9 6 (1.17%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.78%) AccuRev
11 4 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.78%) IntelliJ
11 4 (0.78%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.78%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.78%) Talend Open Studio
11 4 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (12.82%) Finance
2 31 (6.02%) Manufacturing
3 22 (4.27%) Banking
3 22 (4.27%) Marketing
3 22 (4.27%) Retail
4 19 (3.69%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.14%) Legal
6 10 (1.94%) Law
7 6 (1.17%) Electronics
7 6 (1.17%) Games
8 5 (0.97%) Publishing
9 4 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.58%) Front Office
11 2 (0.39%) Back Office
11 2 (0.39%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
12 1 (0.19%) German Language
12 1 (0.19%) Hungarian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.10%) .NET
2 51 (9.90%) Web Services
3 50 (9.71%) HTML
4 34 (6.60%) Spring
5 29 (5.63%) REST
6 28 (5.44%) AngularJS
6 28 (5.44%) SOAP
7 26 (5.05%) CSS
8 24 (4.66%) HTML5
8 24 (4.66%) J2EE
9 19 (3.69%) XML
10 18 (3.50%) jQuery
11 17 (3.30%) ASP.NET
11 17 (3.30%) Node.js
12 16 (3.11%) Hibernate
12 16 (3.11%) Middleware
12 16 (3.11%) RESTful
13 12 (2.33%) Kafka
14 10 (1.94%) Apache Camel
14 10 (1.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 37 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 23 (4.47%) Enterprise Software
4 21 (4.08%) Greenfield Project
5 10 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.94%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.75%) Private Cloud
7 8 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.17%) Fixed Income
8 6 (1.17%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 5 (0.97%) Clustering
9 5 (0.97%) Hedge funds
9 5 (0.97%) User Experience
10 4 (0.78%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.78%) Derivative
10 4 (0.78%) iPad
10 4 (0.78%) Management Information System
10 4 (0.78%) PKI
11 3 (0.58%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 47 (9.13%) Windows
2 42 (8.16%) Linux
3 16 (3.11%) Unix
3 16 (3.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.94%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.75%) Android
7 8 (1.55%) Solaris
8 7 (1.36%) CentOS
9 4 (0.78%) HPUX
9 4 (0.78%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.58%) AIX
11 2 (0.39%) SUSE
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.19%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (33.01%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (12.04%) Scrum
3 55 (10.68%) TDD
4 49 (9.51%) DevOps
5 47 (9.13%) ITIL
6 36 (6.99%) Migration
6 36 (6.99%) Project Management
7 35 (6.80%) BDD
8 34 (6.60%) Mentoring
9 31 (6.02%) Microservices
10 30 (5.83%) CRM
10 30 (5.83%) SOA
11 29 (5.63%) MVC
12 27 (5.24%) Data Modelling
12 27 (5.24%) E-Commerce
12 27 (5.24%) Test Automation
13 26 (5.05%) Data Integration
14 25 (4.85%) Stakeholder Management
15 24 (4.66%) TOGAF
16 23 (4.47%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 119 (23.11%) Java
2 74 (14.37%) SQL
3 57 (11.07%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.63%) C#
5 26 (5.05%) Scala
6 16 (3.11%) Python
7 13 (2.52%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.33%) PHP
9 10 (1.94%) ABAP
9 10 (1.94%) Groovy
10 9 (1.75%) C++
11 8 (1.55%) Apex Code
11 8 (1.55%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.17%) Perl
13 5 (0.97%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.97%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.78%) Clojure
14 4 (0.78%) Jython
14 4 (0.78%) Ruby
15 3 (0.58%) XPath
Qualifications
1 78 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 54 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.27%) Degree
4 8 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.36%) Avaya Certification
5 7 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.97%) HND
7 5 (0.97%) MCSE
8 4 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.58%) MCP
10 2 (0.39%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.39%) CCIE
10 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 1 (0.19%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.19%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.19%) MCITP
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.19%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.27%) QA
2 13 (2.52%) SLA
3 5 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.78%) GPG13
5 3 (0.58%) MiFID
5 3 (0.58%) WCAG
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.19%) EMIR
6 1 (0.19%) GxP
6 1 (0.19%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 15288
6 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (5.24%) Active Directory
2 20 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.30%) Docker
4 10 (1.94%) XenApp
5 9 (1.75%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.17%) HDFS
6 6 (1.17%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.78%) NFS
8 3 (0.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.58%) vCloud
8 3 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.39%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.39%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.19%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.19%) Xen
10 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (2.72%) Puppet
2 10 (1.94%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.75%) Ansible
3 9 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (1.36%) Terraform
5 5 (0.97%) SCCM
6 3 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
6 3 (0.58%) Oozie
6 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
6 3 (0.58%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.58%) vRealize
7 2 (0.39%) AppDNA
7 2 (0.39%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.19%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.19%) Graphite
8 1 (0.19%) Mesos
8 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.19%) Packer
8 1 (0.19%) Salt
8 1 (0.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 73 (14.17%) Microsoft
1 73 (14.17%) Oracle
2 50 (9.71%) SAP
3 31 (6.02%) VMware
4 28 (5.44%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (3.30%) IBM
6 15 (2.91%) Cisco
6 15 (2.91%) Citrix
7 14 (2.72%) Adobe
7 14 (2.72%) HP
7 14 (2.72%) hybris
8 12 (2.33%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.75%) Avaya
10 8 (1.55%) AppSense
11 7 (1.36%) Apigee
11 7 (1.36%) Siemens
11 7 (1.36%) webMethods
12 6 (1.17%) Sitecore
12 6 (1.17%) Splunk
12 6 (1.17%) TIBCO
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