Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £517 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 405 392 370
Rank change year-on-year -13 -22 +53
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 560 546 647
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.60% 0.60% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.63% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 379 400
England median daily rate £517 £520 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +9.47% +7.95%
10th Percentile £367 £363 £327
90th Percentile £675 £690 £650
UK median daily rate £515 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +0.49% +7.89% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
England median hourly rate £34.04 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.75% -27.08% +12.94%
10th Percentile £21.87 £32.50 £45.70
90th Percentile £45.32 £37.50 £49.90
UK median hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £48.00
% change year-on-year +5.71% -27.08% +12.94%

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 89,089 86,235 94,819
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.91% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,169 56,831 62,686
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,867 2,565 2,875
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.75 £10.42
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.25
UK median hourly rate £17.87 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.47% -1.58% +5.56%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +28 326 £550 +2.33% 58
South East -31 83 £500 -4.76% 24
Midlands -34 48 £423 -0.59% 8
North of England -54 44 £500 +15.94% 13
East of England +11 38 £450 +11.66% 13
East Midlands -3 31 £415 -2.35% 5
North West -32 28 £488 +10.80% 4
South West +5 19 £450 -5.26% 5
West Midlands -35 17 £440 -2.22% 3
Yorkshire -41 13 £475 +10.14% 8
North East -6 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 20 September 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.

1 174 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (28.21%) Java
3 95 (16.96%) Finance
4 82 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
5 80 (14.29%) DevOps
6 76 (13.57%) Migration
6 76 (13.57%) SQL
7 68 (12.14%) Microservices
8 66 (11.79%) Spring
9 65 (11.61%) Microsoft
10 63 (11.25%) JavaScript
11 60 (10.71%) Docker
12 59 (10.54%) Mentoring
13 52 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 52 (9.29%) Scrum
13 52 (9.29%) TDD
14 50 (8.93%) Security Cleared
15 48 (8.57%) HTML
15 48 (8.57%) .NET
15 48 (8.57%) SQL Server
15 48 (8.57%) Linux
16 47 (8.39%) Web Services
16 47 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
17 46 (8.21%) Kubernetes
18 45 (8.04%) Windows
19 43 (7.68%) CSS
19 43 (7.68%) REST
20 39 (6.96%) Java 8
20 39 (6.96%) SOAP
21 37 (6.61%) Spring Boot

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 17 (3.04%) Apache
2 15 (2.68%) Elasticsearch
3 14 (2.50%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.32%) Confluence
5 11 (1.96%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 9 (1.61%) IIS
7 5 (0.89%) Tomcat
7 5 (0.89%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (0.71%) JBoss
9 3 (0.54%) Anypoint
9 3 (0.54%) CMS
9 3 (0.54%) Gunicorn
9 3 (0.54%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.36%) Moodle
10 2 (0.36%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.36%) Mule
10 2 (0.36%) SAS
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.18%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.07%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.89%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) HFM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
4 2 (0.36%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.18%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.18%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.18%) Minerva
5 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.18%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.18%) SAP APO
5 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.18%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.18%) Summit
5 1 (0.18%) Tesseract
5 1 (0.18%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 82 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
2 52 (9.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.29%) Office 365
4 19 (3.39%) SaaS
5 15 (2.68%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 13 (2.32%) IaaS
7 12 (2.14%) PaaS
8 9 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (1.61%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.61%) Heroku
9 6 (1.07%) GitHub
10 5 (0.89%) G Suite
10 5 (0.89%) NuGet
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon Kinesis
11 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
11 4 (0.71%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.71%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
12 3 (0.54%) AdWords
12 3 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.71%) Firewall
2 27 (4.82%) DNS
3 12 (2.14%) HTTP
4 11 (1.96%) SSL
4 11 (1.96%) VPN
5 10 (1.79%) FTP
5 10 (1.79%) LAN
5 10 (1.79%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.61%) DHCP
6 9 (1.61%) Wireless
7 8 (1.43%) SAN
8 7 (1.25%) LTE
9 6 (1.07%) MPLS
9 6 (1.07%) NAS
10 5 (0.89%) NetScaler
10 5 (0.89%) Network Security
10 5 (0.89%) VSAN
10 5 (0.89%) WAN
11 4 (0.71%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (0.71%) FabricPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 27 (4.82%) Big Data
4 25 (4.46%) MySQL
5 23 (4.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 22 (3.93%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 20 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (3.21%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (2.86%) Hadoop
11 13 (2.32%) Redis
12 12 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
13 10 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 8 (1.43%) DB2
15 8 (1.43%) Power BI
15 8 (1.43%) Riak
16 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
17 6 (1.07%) Oracle Database
18 3 (0.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 37 (6.61%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 32 (5.71%) Maven
4 19 (3.39%) JIRA
5 17 (3.04%) Gradle
6 12 (2.14%) JMeter
6 12 (2.14%) TeamCity
7 11 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (1.79%) gulp
9 9 (1.61%) GitLab
10 8 (1.43%) The Grinder
11 7 (1.25%) Ant
11 7 (1.25%) SonarQube
11 7 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (1.07%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.07%) Selenium
12 6 (1.07%) Visual Studio
13 5 (0.89%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.89%) Subversion
14 4 (0.71%) JUnit
General
1 95 (16.96%) Finance
2 24 (4.29%) Banking
3 23 (4.11%) Retail
4 17 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.68%) Law
6 11 (1.96%) Front Office
7 7 (1.25%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.07%) Marketing
9 5 (0.89%) Advertising
9 5 (0.89%) Publishing
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
10 3 (0.54%) Games
10 3 (0.54%) General Ledger
10 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.36%) Automotive
11 2 (0.36%) Legal
12 1 (0.18%) Back Office
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.79%) Spring
2 48 (8.57%) .NET
2 48 (8.57%) HTML
3 47 (8.39%) Web Services
4 43 (7.68%) CSS
4 43 (7.68%) REST
5 39 (6.96%) SOAP
6 37 (6.61%) Spring Boot
7 32 (5.71%) RESTful
8 31 (5.54%) Kafka
9 30 (5.36%) HTML5
10 27 (4.82%) AngularJS
11 24 (4.29%) React
12 23 (4.11%) Node.js
13 22 (3.93%) OAuth
14 21 (3.75%) JSON
15 18 (3.21%) Hibernate
16 17 (3.04%) J2EE
16 17 (3.04%) Middleware
17 13 (2.32%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.93%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.50%) Fintech
5 13 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.61%) Fixed Income
9 8 (1.43%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.43%) iPad
10 7 (1.25%) Private Cloud
11 6 (1.07%) Equities
12 5 (0.89%) Derivative
12 5 (0.89%) User Experience
12 5 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.71%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.71%) iSeries
14 3 (0.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 48 (8.57%) Linux
2 45 (8.04%) Windows
3 15 (2.68%) Windows Server
4 14 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.79%) Unix
7 9 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.07%) Solaris
9 5 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 5 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.54%) Android
10 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.36%) AIX
11 2 (0.36%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.36%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.36%) SUSE
11 2 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.18%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 174 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (14.29%) DevOps
3 76 (13.57%) Migration
4 68 (12.14%) Microservices
5 59 (10.54%) Mentoring
6 52 (9.29%) Scrum
6 52 (9.29%) TDD
7 47 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (6.61%) Project Management
9 32 (5.71%) Configuration Management
10 31 (5.54%) Stakeholder Management
11 28 (5.00%) Analytics
11 28 (5.00%) BDD
11 28 (5.00%) Software Engineering
12 27 (4.82%) ITIL
13 26 (4.64%) Coaching
13 26 (4.64%) Test Automation
14 24 (4.29%) Collaborative Working
15 23 (4.11%) E-Commerce
16 22 (3.93%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 158 (28.21%) Java
2 76 (13.57%) SQL
3 63 (11.25%) JavaScript
4 39 (6.96%) Java 8
5 33 (5.89%) C#
6 24 (4.29%) Python
7 18 (3.21%) Scala
8 17 (3.04%) PowerShell
9 13 (2.32%) ES6
10 12 (2.14%) PHP
10 12 (2.14%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.43%) Bash Shell
11 8 (1.43%) Clojure
12 6 (1.07%) C++
12 6 (1.07%) Ruby
13 5 (0.89%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.71%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.71%) Go
14 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (8.93%) Security Cleared
2 31 (5.54%) Degree
3 28 (5.00%) SC Cleared
4 19 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (3.04%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (2.86%) CCNA
6 16 (2.86%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.32%) CISSP
8 12 (2.14%) CISA
8 12 (2.14%) CISM
9 5 (0.89%) CCNP
10 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) CCIE
11 1 (0.18%) GISP
11 1 (0.18%) HNC
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.18%) MCP
11 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.18%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.18%) QA
2 19 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.14%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.43%) Data Quality
4 8 (1.43%) GDPR
5 7 (1.25%) SLA
6 4 (0.71%) PSD2
7 3 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.36%) MiFID
8 2 (0.36%) WCAG
9 1 (0.18%) ECSS
9 1 (0.18%) IFRS
9 1 (0.18%) IFRS 9
System Software
1 60 (10.71%) Docker
2 18 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (1.43%) vSphere
5 8 (1.43%) XenApp
6 7 (1.25%) XenDesktop
7 6 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.07%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (0.89%) VMware NSX
9 4 (0.71%) vCloud
10 3 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.36%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 46 (8.21%) Kubernetes
2 19 (3.39%) Terraform
3 14 (2.50%) Ansible
4 12 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
5 10 (1.79%) Kibana
5 10 (1.79%) SCCM
6 8 (1.43%) Puppet
7 7 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (1.07%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (1.07%) Mesos
8 6 (1.07%) Nagios
8 6 (1.07%) SCOM
9 4 (0.71%) logstash
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Intune
11 2 (0.36%) CloudForms
11 2 (0.36%) Grafana
11 2 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
11 2 (0.36%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Service Registry and Repository
Vendors
1 65 (11.61%) Microsoft
2 37 (6.61%) Oracle
3 26 (4.64%) Splunk
4 25 (4.46%) VMware
5 24 (4.29%) SAP
6 20 (3.57%) Salesforce.com
7 17 (3.04%) Cisco
8 16 (2.86%) McAfee
9 15 (2.68%) Citrix
9 15 (2.68%) hybris
10 12 (2.14%) CyberArk
10 12 (2.14%) ForeScout
10 12 (2.14%) MuleSoft
10 12 (2.14%) Red Hat
11 11 (1.96%) Google
12 9 (1.61%) Apigee
12 9 (1.61%) AppDynamics
12 9 (1.61%) Forcepoint
12 9 (1.61%) IBM
13 8 (1.43%) CA