Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 408 415 361
Rank change year-on-year +7 -54 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 523 533 660
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.56% 0.57% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.60% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 335 381 406
England median daily rate £525 £525 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +10.80%
10th Percentile £374 £363 £349
90th Percentile £688 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £515 £475
% change year-on-year - +8.36% +8.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
England median hourly rate £34.04 £22.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.72% -52.17% -1.08%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.00 £18.19
90th Percentile £45.32 £23.00 £54.90
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £22.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year +68.18% -52.17% -1.08%

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 89,069 88,396 93,041
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,522 58,826 61,196
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,764 2,614 2,995
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.86 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.66 £47.83 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -

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 12 November 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in England over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 November 2018. 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 +62 305 £550 - 50
South East -18 83 £500 -6.54% 17
Midlands -25 41 £415 -2.35% 7
North of England -69 41 £519 +22.06% 10
East of England +11 34 £463 +14.76% 1
East Midlands +5 27 £410 -1.20% 3
North West -30 26 £500 +17.65% 6
South West -12 18 £494 -5.95% 11
West Midlands -30 14 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire -38 12 £525 +19.32% 3
North East -8 3 £650 +62.50% 1
Technical Leader
UK

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, 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.

1 165 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (28.11%) Java
3 87 (16.63%) Finance
4 78 (14.91%) DevOps
5 77 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
6 75 (14.34%) Microservices
7 68 (13.00%) Migration
8 67 (12.81%) JavaScript
9 60 (11.47%) SQL
10 59 (11.28%) Docker
11 57 (10.90%) Security Cleared
12 56 (10.71%) Scrum
13 54 (10.33%) Spring
14 53 (10.13%) Linux
15 52 (9.94%) REST
16 50 (9.56%) Kubernetes
17 49 (9.37%) Microsoft
17 49 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 47 (8.99%) Mentoring
19 45 (8.60%) .NET
19 45 (8.60%) HTML
20 44 (8.41%) SOAP
20 44 (8.41%) Web Services
21 43 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
22 41 (7.84%) Windows
23 40 (7.65%) TDD
23 40 (7.65%) Jenkins
24 39 (7.46%) CSS
25 38 (7.27%) Java 8
26 36 (6.88%) ITIL

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 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
2 13 (2.49%) Apache Spark
3 11 (2.10%) Confluence
3 11 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (1.53%) Apache
5 6 (1.15%) IIS
5 6 (1.15%) JBoss
6 5 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 5 (0.96%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.76%) CMS
8 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.57%) Gunicorn
8 3 (0.57%) Moodle
8 3 (0.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.57%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.38%) Anypoint
9 2 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.38%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.57%) HFM
3 2 (0.38%) Primavera
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.19%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.19%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.19%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.19%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.19%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.19%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.19%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.19%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 77 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (9.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (5.93%) SaaS
4 15 (2.87%) Office 365
5 13 (2.49%) PaaS
6 10 (1.91%) Apigee
7 9 (1.72%) Heroku
8 8 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.53%) IaaS
9 7 (1.34%) GitHub
9 7 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (1.34%) OpenShift
10 6 (1.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 5 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (0.96%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.76%) NuGet
13 3 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.57%) Dropbox
13 3 (0.57%) Google Drive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.16%) Firewall
2 19 (3.63%) DNS
3 12 (2.29%) HTTP
3 12 (2.29%) LAN
3 12 (2.29%) SSL
3 12 (2.29%) TCP/IP
4 11 (2.10%) FTP
5 9 (1.72%) LTE
5 9 (1.72%) Wireless
6 8 (1.53%) WAN
7 7 (1.34%) VPN
8 6 (1.15%) BGP
8 6 (1.15%) OSPF
9 5 (0.96%) DHCP
9 5 (0.96%) Network Security
9 5 (0.96%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (0.76%) Ethernet
10 4 (0.76%) FabricPath
10 4 (0.76%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (6.69%) SQL Server
2 34 (6.50%) MongoDB
3 31 (5.93%) Big Data
4 22 (4.21%) Hadoop
5 19 (3.63%) MySQL
5 19 (3.63%) NoSQL
6 18 (3.44%) Apache Cassandra
7 15 (2.87%) Relational Database
8 10 (1.91%) Data Warehouse
8 10 (1.91%) Redis
8 10 (1.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 9 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 9 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 8 (1.53%) DB2
10 8 (1.53%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.53%) Riak
11 7 (1.34%) Oracle Database
12 5 (0.96%) HBase
12 5 (0.96%) Impala
13 4 (0.76%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 40 (7.65%) Jenkins
2 35 (6.69%) Git (software)
3 28 (5.35%) Maven
4 19 (3.63%) Gradle
5 14 (2.68%) JIRA
6 11 (2.10%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.91%) gulp
7 10 (1.91%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (1.72%) GitLab
9 8 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
10 7 (1.34%) Artifactory
10 7 (1.34%) Selenium
11 6 (1.15%) Ant
11 6 (1.15%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.15%) JMeter
11 6 (1.15%) JUnit
11 6 (1.15%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.96%) Vagrant
13 4 (0.76%) MSBuild
13 4 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 87 (16.63%) Finance
2 25 (4.78%) Banking
3 18 (3.44%) Retail
4 15 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.68%) Front Office
6 13 (2.49%) Law
7 9 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.34%) Marketing
9 5 (0.96%) Advertising
10 3 (0.57%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.57%) Legal
10 3 (0.57%) Publishing
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Games
12 1 (0.19%) Back Office
12 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.19%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (10.33%) Spring
2 52 (9.94%) REST
3 45 (8.60%) .NET
3 45 (8.60%) HTML
4 44 (8.41%) SOAP
4 44 (8.41%) Web Services
5 39 (7.46%) CSS
6 35 (6.69%) RESTful
7 33 (6.31%) Spring Boot
8 29 (5.54%) AngularJS
8 29 (5.54%) HTML5
9 28 (5.35%) React
10 21 (4.02%) JSON
10 21 (4.02%) OAuth
11 20 (3.82%) Node.js
12 18 (3.44%) Kafka
13 17 (3.25%) Hibernate
14 15 (2.87%) CSS3
14 15 (2.87%) J2EE
14 15 (2.87%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.54%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (3.63%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.63%) Public Cloud
4 18 (3.44%) Greenfield Project
5 13 (2.49%) Fintech
6 12 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 10 (1.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.53%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.53%) iPad
10 6 (1.15%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.96%) Equities
11 5 (0.96%) User Experience
12 4 (0.76%) Derivative
12 4 (0.76%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.76%) iSeries
13 3 (0.57%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.57%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 53 (10.13%) Linux
2 41 (7.84%) Windows
3 15 (2.87%) Windows Server
4 10 (1.91%) Unix
4 10 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (1.15%) Solaris
6 6 (1.15%) Windows 10
7 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (0.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (0.57%) Android
10 2 (0.38%) AIX
10 2 (0.38%) CentOS
10 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.38%) SUSE
10 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) zOS
11 1 (0.19%) Kali Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (31.55%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (14.91%) DevOps
3 75 (14.34%) Microservices
4 68 (13.00%) Migration
5 56 (10.71%) Scrum
6 47 (8.99%) Mentoring
7 43 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (7.65%) TDD
9 36 (6.88%) ITIL
10 34 (6.50%) Analytics
11 31 (5.93%) Project Management
12 29 (5.54%) Software Engineering
13 28 (5.35%) Configuration Management
14 26 (4.97%) Test Automation
15 25 (4.78%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (4.78%) Technical Architecture
16 24 (4.59%) Coaching
16 24 (4.59%) Collaborative Working
16 24 (4.59%) Service Management
16 24 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (28.11%) Java
2 67 (12.81%) JavaScript
3 60 (11.47%) SQL
4 38 (7.27%) Java 8
5 35 (6.69%) Python
6 32 (6.12%) C#
7 13 (2.49%) ES6
7 13 (2.49%) PHP
7 13 (2.49%) Scala
8 12 (2.29%) C++
8 12 (2.29%) TypeScript
9 10 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.53%) Bash Shell
10 8 (1.53%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.34%) Ruby
12 5 (0.96%) Go
13 4 (0.76%) VB
13 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
14 3 (0.57%) Clojure
14 3 (0.57%) VB6
Qualifications
1 57 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 30 (5.74%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.97%) Degree
4 22 (4.21%) DV Cleared
5 21 (4.02%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (3.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (3.06%) CCNA
8 13 (2.49%) CISSP
9 12 (2.29%) CISA
9 12 (2.29%) CISM
10 7 (1.34%) CCNP
11 3 (0.57%) AWS Certification
11 3 (0.57%) CCIE
12 2 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
13 1 (0.19%) GIAC
13 1 (0.19%) GISP
13 1 (0.19%) Master's Degree
13 1 (0.19%) OSCP
13 1 (0.19%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.40%) QA
2 19 (3.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.49%) HIPAA
4 6 (1.15%) Data Quality
4 6 (1.15%) GDPR
5 4 (0.76%) PSD2
5 4 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.76%) SLA
6 2 (0.38%) MiFID
7 1 (0.19%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (11.28%) Docker
2 15 (2.87%) Active Directory
3 11 (2.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.15%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.76%) vCloud
7 3 (0.57%) Shibboleth
7 3 (0.57%) vSphere
8 2 (0.38%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (0.38%) XenApp
8 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.19%) NDS
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 50 (9.56%) Kubernetes
2 25 (4.78%) Terraform
3 15 (2.87%) Ansible
4 12 (2.29%) Docker Swarm
5 11 (2.10%) Kibana
6 8 (1.53%) SCCM
7 6 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (1.15%) Nagios
8 4 (0.76%) logstash
8 4 (0.76%) Mesos
8 4 (0.76%) Puppet
9 3 (0.57%) Grafana
9 3 (0.57%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.57%) SCOM
10 2 (0.38%) CloudForms
10 2 (0.38%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.38%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 49 (9.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (4.59%) Splunk
3 23 (4.40%) Oracle
4 20 (3.82%) Cisco
4 20 (3.82%) VMware
5 15 (2.87%) Salesforce.com
5 15 (2.87%) SAP
6 13 (2.49%) McAfee
7 12 (2.29%) CyberArk
7 12 (2.29%) ForeScout
7 12 (2.29%) Google
8 10 (1.91%) Red Hat
9 9 (1.72%) AppDynamics
9 9 (1.72%) CA
9 9 (1.72%) Citrix
9 9 (1.72%) Forcepoint
9 9 (1.72%) hybris
9 9 (1.72%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.15%) Tableau
11 5 (0.96%) Sitecore