The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
UK / England
Rank 322 328 362
Rank change year-on-year +6 +34  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 273 320 251
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.65% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.69% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 192 146
Median daily rate £475 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £336 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Median hourly rate £65.00 £31.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +106.34% -18.70%  
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 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 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 +39 133 £525 +9.37% 39
South East +24 65 £438 -12.50% 10
East Midlands +9 22 £421 +17.17% 3
North West +8 19 £438 +9.37% 6
South West -12 10 £458 +7.01% 6
East of England -13 8 £500 +11.11% 4
Yorkshire +6 7 £410 -3.52% 5
West Midlands +4 7 £450 +12.50% 2
North East -25 4 £393 +22.65%
Midlands +8 1 £550 -8.33% 1
Technical Leader
UK

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 England region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 188 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 125 (22.08%) Java
3 89 (15.72%) Oracle
3 89 (15.72%) Finance
4 84 (14.84%) Scrum
5 74 (13.07%) TDD
6 67 (11.84%) JavaScript
7 64 (11.31%) Linux
8 62 (10.95%) SQL
9 60 (10.60%) Microsoft
10 58 (10.25%) DevOps
11 57 (10.07%) Security Cleared
12 56 (9.89%) HTML
12 56 (9.89%) Windows
13 53 (9.36%) BDD
14 51 (9.01%) Migration
15 50 (8.83%) VMware
16 49 (8.66%) Web Services
17 48 (8.48%) .NET
18 47 (8.30%) SQL Server
19 46 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
19 46 (8.13%) Microservices
20 43 (7.60%) SAP
20 43 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
20 43 (7.60%) SC Cleared
21 39 (6.89%) Project Management
21 39 (6.89%) Unix
22 38 (6.71%) Retail
22 38 (6.71%) REST
23 37 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related 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 (3.18%) CMS
2 14 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.30%) Apache
4 12 (2.12%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (1.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 10 (1.77%) Confluence
7 9 (1.59%) JBoss
7 9 (1.59%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.24%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.24%) Skype for Business
9 6 (1.06%) IIS
9 6 (1.06%) NetWeaver
10 5 (0.88%) Documentum
10 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.71%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.71%) NServiceBus
12 3 (0.53%) Apache Solr
12 3 (0.53%) Gentran
12 3 (0.53%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.30%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.88%) MS Project
3 4 (0.71%) MS Office
4 1 (0.18%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.06%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.71%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.35%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.18%) HFM
7 1 (0.18%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.18%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.18%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.13%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.24%) Office 365
4 17 (3.00%) PaaS
5 9 (1.59%) IaaS
6 6 (1.06%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (0.88%) GitHub
7 5 (0.88%) SaaS
8 4 (0.71%) Slack
8 4 (0.71%) Yammer
9 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.53%) CloudSense
9 3 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.53%) Loggly
9 3 (0.53%) Sumo Logic
10 2 (0.35%) Akamai
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.35%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.35%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.59%) Firewall
2 18 (3.18%) DNS
2 18 (3.18%) HTTP
3 15 (2.65%) LAN
4 12 (2.12%) Internet
4 12 (2.12%) VPN
5 11 (1.94%) DHCP
6 10 (1.77%) WAN
7 9 (1.59%) SAN
7 9 (1.59%) TCP/IP
8 8 (1.41%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.41%) MPLS
8 8 (1.41%) SSL
9 7 (1.24%) VoIP
10 5 (0.88%) HTTPS
10 5 (0.88%) WLAN
11 4 (0.71%) BGP
11 4 (0.71%) FTP
11 4 (0.71%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (8.30%) SQL Server
2 37 (6.54%) Big Data
3 35 (6.18%) NoSQL
4 31 (5.48%) Hadoop
5 23 (4.06%) MongoDB
5 23 (4.06%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.00%) MySQL
7 15 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 13 (2.30%) HBase
9 12 (2.12%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.77%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.77%) Oracle Database
11 9 (1.59%) Apache Hive
12 8 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (1.24%) Sqoop
14 6 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.06%) DataStage
14 6 (1.06%) Endeca
14 6 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
15 5 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 29 (5.12%) Jenkins
2 27 (4.77%) JIRA
3 26 (4.59%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.71%) Cucumber
5 18 (3.18%) Maven
6 16 (2.83%) JUnit
7 13 (2.30%) Mockito
8 7 (1.24%) Selenium
8 7 (1.24%) Subversion
9 6 (1.06%) GitLab
9 6 (1.06%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
10 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.71%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.71%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.71%) Gradle
11 4 (0.71%) Grunt
12 3 (0.53%) SpecFlow
12 3 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 89 (15.72%) Finance
2 38 (6.71%) Retail
3 36 (6.36%) Banking
4 22 (3.89%) Marketing
5 20 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.77%) Law
7 10 (1.77%) Legal
8 8 (1.41%) Publishing
9 7 (1.24%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.88%) Games
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
11 4 (0.71%) Back Office
11 4 (0.71%) General Ledger
11 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.53%) Electronics
13 2 (0.35%) Automotive
13 2 (0.35%) Avionics
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (9.89%) HTML
2 49 (8.66%) Web Services
3 48 (8.48%) .NET
4 38 (6.71%) REST
5 34 (6.01%) RESTful
6 27 (4.77%) CSS
6 27 (4.77%) Spring
7 25 (4.42%) J2EE
7 25 (4.42%) Middleware
8 23 (4.06%) HTML5
8 23 (4.06%) SOAP
9 22 (3.89%) XML
10 21 (3.71%) AngularJS
11 20 (3.53%) JSON
12 18 (3.18%) ASP.NET
12 18 (3.18%) LAMP
13 17 (3.00%) jQuery
13 17 (3.00%) Node.js
14 13 (2.30%) Akka
14 13 (2.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
1 33 (5.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.00%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (1.77%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.59%) User Experience
5 8 (1.41%) Virtual Team
6 7 (1.24%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.24%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.06%) iPad
7 6 (1.06%) Management Information System
8 5 (0.88%) Clustering
8 5 (0.88%) PKI
9 4 (0.71%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.53%) DataPower
10 3 (0.53%) N-Tier
10 3 (0.53%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.53%) Replication
10 3 (0.53%) Social Media
11 2 (0.35%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.35%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 64 (11.31%) Linux
2 56 (9.89%) Windows
3 39 (6.89%) Unix
4 20 (3.53%) Solaris
4 20 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 18 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.41%) Android
6 8 (1.41%) Apple iOS
7 5 (0.88%) CentOS
7 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.71%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.53%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.53%) SUSE
9 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.18%) AIX
10 1 (0.18%) Debian
10 1 (0.18%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (33.22%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (14.84%) Scrum
3 74 (13.07%) TDD
4 58 (10.25%) DevOps
5 53 (9.36%) BDD
6 51 (9.01%) Migration
7 46 (8.13%) Microservices
8 43 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 39 (6.89%) Project Management
10 37 (6.54%) ITIL
11 35 (6.18%) E-Commerce
11 35 (6.18%) High Availability
12 33 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (5.65%) Mentoring
14 30 (5.30%) Open Source
15 29 (5.12%) SDLC
16 28 (4.95%) Software Engineering
17 27 (4.77%) CRM
18 25 (4.42%) ERP
19 24 (4.24%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 125 (22.08%) Java
2 67 (11.84%) JavaScript
3 62 (10.95%) SQL
4 25 (4.42%) C#
5 23 (4.06%) PHP
5 23 (4.06%) Scala
6 19 (3.36%) Python
7 13 (2.30%) Perl
8 7 (1.24%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.24%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.88%) ABAP
9 5 (0.88%) C++
9 5 (0.88%) XPath
10 4 (0.71%) C
10 4 (0.71%) Korn
10 4 (0.71%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.71%) Ruby
10 4 (0.71%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.53%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 57 (10.07%) Security Cleared
2 43 (7.60%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.95%) Degree
4 13 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.59%) MCSE
7 7 (1.24%) Avaya Certification
7 7 (1.24%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.06%) CCNP
9 4 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.71%) CCNA
10 3 (0.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.53%) MCP
11 2 (0.35%) CCIE
11 2 (0.35%) HND
11 2 (0.35%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.35%) PMP
12 1 (0.18%) CCA
12 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.18%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.53%) QA
2 11 (1.94%) SLA
3 4 (0.71%) FATCA
3 4 (0.71%) GPG13
4 2 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.35%) DO-178B
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.18%) GxP
5 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (5.83%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.77%) Docker
4 11 (1.94%) HDFS
4 11 (1.94%) XenApp
5 10 (1.77%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.59%) vSphere
7 7 (1.24%) vCloud
8 4 (0.71%) NFS
8 4 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.53%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.35%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (2.65%) Puppet
2 11 (1.94%) Ansible
2 11 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.41%) Kubernetes
3 8 (1.41%) Oozie
4 7 (1.24%) SCCM
5 6 (1.06%) Kibana
5 6 (1.06%) logstash
5 6 (1.06%) Terraform
6 5 (0.88%) Grafana
6 5 (0.88%) rkt
7 3 (0.53%) Nagios
7 3 (0.53%) Salt
7 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.53%) vRealize
7 3 (0.53%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.35%) WSUS
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.18%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (15.72%) Oracle
2 60 (10.60%) Microsoft
3 50 (8.83%) VMware
4 43 (7.60%) SAP
5 35 (6.18%) Salesforce.com
6 32 (5.65%) Cisco
7 19 (3.36%) Red Hat
8 16 (2.83%) Citrix
8 16 (2.83%) IBM
9 13 (2.30%) Splunk
10 12 (2.12%) HP
11 11 (1.94%) Adobe
11 11 (1.94%) TIBCO
12 10 (1.77%) Google
12 10 (1.77%) hybris
13 9 (1.59%) Ab Initio
14 8 (1.41%) AppSense
14 8 (1.41%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.41%) Informatica
15 7 (1.24%) Hyperion
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