Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 18 December 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
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 103 116
Rank change year-on-year -29 +13 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 6 33 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.25% 1.47% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 1.52% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 18 12
Leeds median daily rate £575 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.68% -2.22% +20.40%
10th Percentile £455 £325 £405
90th Percentile £677 £554 £520
West Yorkshire median daily rate £525 £440 £450
% change year-on-year +19.32% -2.22% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2,292 2,172 2,403
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 96.66% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,595 1,534 1,585
Leeds median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.90%
10th Percentile £304 £262 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
West Yorkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 42 48
Leeds median hourly rate £17.00 £20.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.07% +54.72% -11.67%
10th Percentile £10.30 £10.51 £10.07
90th Percentile £25.00 £40.00 £30.23
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.35 £12.50
% change year-on-year +8.01% +14.80% -8.05%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Leeds

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Technical Leader in Leeds.

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Leeds

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in Leeds over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in Leeds

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader in Leeds.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Leeds region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Java 8
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
2 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) CMDB
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) NoSQL
1 1 (16.67%) SAP HANA
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) .NET
2 1 (16.67%) Hibernate
2 1 (16.67%) JDBC
2 1 (16.67%) Kafka
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) ODBC
2 1 (16.67%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (16.67%) REST
2 1 (16.67%) SAML
2 1 (16.67%) Spring
2 1 (16.67%) Spring Boot
2 1 (16.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Data Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
2 1 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (16.67%) TDD
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Java 8
1 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Python
2 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) SAP
1 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow