Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 353 403
Rank change year-on-year -46 +50 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 543 657 573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.71% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 398 379
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £358 £350 £313
90th Percentile £700 £645 £600
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £443
% change year-on-year +10.53% +7.11% -0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 10
England median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.17% +3.23% +97.87%
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.19 £25.33
90th Percentile £23.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -54.17% +3.23% +97.87%

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -75 252 £550 - 59
South East -3 99 £535 +18.89% 12
North of England +40 91 £425 +5.20% 17
Midlands +33 61 £425 +5.07% 6
Yorkshire +28 41 £440 -2.22% 6
East Midlands +15 40 £410 +2.50% 3
North West +11 39 £425 +6.25% 10
East of England -14 32 £403 -18.59% 13
West Midlands +18 21 £425 +3.03% 3
North East +33 11 £400 - 1
South West -1 7 £525 +35.48% 5
South Coast - 1 - -
Technical Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 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 England region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 197 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (27.44%) Java
3 116 (21.36%) Finance
4 85 (15.65%) SQL
5 83 (15.29%) Scrum
6 81 (14.92%) Oracle
7 74 (13.63%) Microsoft
8 69 (12.71%) SQL Server
8 69 (12.71%) TDD
9 64 (11.79%) JavaScript
10 61 (11.23%) C#
10 61 (11.23%) .NET
11 58 (10.68%) DevOps
12 57 (10.50%) Git (software)
13 56 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
13 56 (10.31%) Spring
13 56 (10.31%) Web Services
14 54 (9.94%) Linux
14 54 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
15 52 (9.58%) BDD
15 52 (9.58%) Security Cleared
16 49 (9.02%) Test Automation
17 47 (8.66%) Banking
17 47 (8.66%) Coaching
18 46 (8.47%) RESTful
19 45 (8.29%) AngularJS
20 44 (8.10%) Windows
21 43 (7.92%) SAP
21 43 (7.92%) HTML
22 42 (7.73%) Migration

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 21 (3.87%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.76%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.58%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (2.39%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (2.21%) Apache
6 11 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (2.03%) MS Exchange
7 9 (1.66%) Confluence
8 8 (1.47%) Mule
8 8 (1.47%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.47%) WinCC
9 7 (1.29%) CMS
9 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (1.29%) NServiceBus
9 7 (1.29%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.92%) JBoss
10 5 (0.92%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.74%) IIS
11 4 (0.74%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.92%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.21%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (2.21%) Teamcenter
2 10 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.66%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.74%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.74%) SAP S/4HANA
5 3 (0.55%) Cognos TM1
5 3 (0.55%) SAP CO
5 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
5 3 (0.55%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.37%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.37%) Hyperion Planning
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle BRM
6 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.94%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.31%) Office 365
3 18 (3.31%) PaaS
4 13 (2.39%) GitHub
5 7 (1.29%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.29%) SaaS
6 6 (1.10%) IaaS
7 5 (0.92%) G Suite
7 5 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.55%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.37%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.37%) Taleo
10 1 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.76%) Firewall
1 15 (2.76%) LAN
2 14 (2.58%) Network Security
3 12 (2.21%) DNS
4 11 (2.03%) DHCP
4 11 (2.03%) Internet
4 11 (2.03%) WAN
5 8 (1.47%) BGP
5 8 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (1.29%) Skype
6 7 (1.29%) VPN
7 6 (1.10%) Kerberos
8 5 (0.92%) OSPF
8 5 (0.92%) Reverse Proxy
8 5 (0.92%) SMS
8 5 (0.92%) VLAN
9 4 (0.74%) HTTP
9 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
9 4 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 3 (0.55%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.60%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.05%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.87%) Oracle Database
6 20 (3.68%) Big Data
6 20 (3.68%) Hadoop
7 14 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.58%) SAP Data Services
8 12 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.84%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.66%) Endeca
11 9 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 7 (1.29%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 7 (1.29%) MySQL
13 7 (1.29%) SAP BW
13 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 57 (10.50%) Git (software)
2 33 (6.08%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.16%) Maven
4 22 (4.05%) JIRA
5 17 (3.13%) Selenium
5 17 (3.13%) Subversion
6 12 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (1.84%) IntelliJ
8 9 (1.66%) Grunt
8 9 (1.66%) gulp
9 8 (1.47%) Cucumber
9 8 (1.47%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.47%) JUnit
9 8 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 7 (1.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 7 (1.29%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.10%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.10%) Mockito
11 6 (1.10%) Oracle Forms
11 6 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 116 (21.36%) Finance
2 47 (8.66%) Banking
3 21 (3.87%) Manufacturing
4 20 (3.68%) Retail
5 16 (2.95%) Financial Institution
6 14 (2.58%) Back Office
7 13 (2.39%) Marketing
8 10 (1.84%) Advertising
9 7 (1.29%) German Language
9 7 (1.29%) Italian Language
9 7 (1.29%) Telecoms
10 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.10%) Law
11 5 (0.92%) Games
12 3 (0.55%) Legal
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) French Language
13 2 (0.37%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Digital Economy
14 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (11.23%) .NET
2 56 (10.31%) Spring
2 56 (10.31%) Web Services
3 46 (8.47%) RESTful
4 45 (8.29%) AngularJS
5 43 (7.92%) HTML
6 41 (7.55%) REST
7 30 (5.52%) CSS
7 30 (5.52%) HTML5
8 28 (5.16%) ASP.NET
8 28 (5.16%) JSON
9 26 (4.79%) Spring Boot
10 24 (4.42%) SOAP
11 22 (4.05%) Node.js
12 19 (3.50%) J2EE
13 18 (3.31%) XML
14 16 (2.95%) Middleware
14 16 (2.95%) React
15 15 (2.76%) ASP.NET Web API
15 15 (2.76%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.60%) Greenfield Project
3 22 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (3.50%) Data Centre
5 17 (3.13%) User Experience
6 10 (1.84%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.47%) Fintech
7 8 (1.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 7 (1.29%) CMDB
8 7 (1.29%) Derivative
8 7 (1.29%) Mobile App
9 6 (1.10%) Market Risk
9 6 (1.10%) OTC Derivatives
10 4 (0.74%) CESG
10 4 (0.74%) Credit Risk
10 4 (0.74%) Online Banking
10 4 (0.74%) Social Media
11 3 (0.55%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.55%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.94%) Linux
2 44 (8.10%) Windows
3 22 (4.05%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.87%) Unix
5 8 (1.47%) Android
5 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
5 8 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (1.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.10%) HPUX
7 6 (1.10%) Solaris
8 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.74%) AIX
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.37%) MVS
11 2 (0.37%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.37%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (36.28%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (15.29%) Scrum
3 69 (12.71%) TDD
4 58 (10.68%) DevOps
5 56 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
6 52 (9.58%) BDD
7 49 (9.02%) Test Automation
8 47 (8.66%) Coaching
9 42 (7.73%) Migration
10 40 (7.37%) Microservices
11 39 (7.18%) Mentoring
12 36 (6.63%) Stakeholder Management
13 34 (6.26%) Software Engineering
14 33 (6.08%) MVC
15 32 (5.89%) Kanban
16 31 (5.71%) ITIL
17 29 (5.34%) E-Commerce
18 23 (4.24%) Open Source
19 22 (4.05%) Analytics
19 22 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 149 (27.44%) Java
2 85 (15.65%) SQL
3 64 (11.79%) JavaScript
4 61 (11.23%) C#
5 26 (4.79%) Scala
6 20 (3.68%) PL/SQL
7 16 (2.95%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.84%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.84%) Python
9 9 (1.66%) Groovy
9 9 (1.66%) PHP
9 9 (1.66%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.47%) Apex Code
11 6 (1.10%) ABAP
11 6 (1.10%) R
11 6 (1.10%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.74%) C++
12 4 (0.74%) COBOL
12 4 (0.74%) VB
13 2 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 52 (9.58%) Security Cleared
2 36 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.31%) Degree
4 10 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.47%) CCNP
6 6 (1.10%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.92%) CCDP
7 5 (0.92%) JNCIS
8 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.37%) CCNA
9 2 (0.37%) GIAC
9 2 (0.37%) HND
9 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.37%) MCSA
9 2 (0.37%) MCSE
9 2 (0.37%) OSCP
10 1 (0.18%) CISSP
10 1 (0.18%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.26%) QA
2 11 (2.03%) SLA
3 4 (0.74%) COBIT
4 3 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.55%) GDPR
5 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) PMO
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (7.00%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.89%) Docker
3 26 (4.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.74%) HDFS
5 4 (0.74%) vSphere
6 3 (0.55%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.55%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.37%) Varnish
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (3.13%) Puppet
2 12 (2.21%) Kubernetes
3 11 (2.03%) Ansible
4 9 (1.66%) SCCM
5 7 (1.29%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.74%) Ambari
7 4 (0.74%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.55%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.55%) Terraform
9 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.18%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.18%) Nessus
10 1 (0.18%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.18%) Nmap
10 1 (0.18%) QRadar
10 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 81 (14.92%) Oracle
2 74 (13.63%) Microsoft
3 43 (7.92%) SAP
4 32 (5.89%) VMware
5 23 (4.24%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (2.95%) IBM
7 14 (2.58%) Cisco
8 13 (2.39%) Siemens
9 12 (2.21%) Citrix
9 12 (2.21%) HP
10 11 (2.03%) hybris
11 9 (1.66%) Ariba
11 9 (1.66%) WSO2
12 8 (1.47%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.29%) Sybase
14 6 (1.10%) McAfee
14 6 (1.10%) New Relic
15 5 (0.92%) Brocade
15 5 (0.92%) Cognos
15 5 (0.92%) Hortonworks