Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 121 140
Rank change year-on-year +15 +19 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 30 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.32% 1.11% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.15% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 8
Leeds median daily rate £440 £450 £374
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.22% +20.40% -6.56%
10th Percentile £325 £406 £293
90th Percentile £553 £525 £527
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £450 £438
% change year-on-year -2.22% +2.86% +9.38%
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 2188 2515 3068
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.52% 95.88% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 1670 2123
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £270 £263
90th Percentile £545 £550 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 96
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £14.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -5.58% +5.91%
10th Percentile £10.61 £10.20 £8.83
90th Percentile £40.00 £30.18 £36.02
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.25 £13.60
% change year-on-year +7.17% -2.54% +9.24%

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 23 November 2017.

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 23 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 Leeds region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
3 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 10 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 8 (26.67%) SQL
5 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) VMware
6 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
6 7 (23.33%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (20.00%) Firewall
7 6 (20.00%) Migration
7 6 (20.00%) Java
7 6 (20.00%) Windows
8 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
8 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
8 5 (16.67%) Citrix
8 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 5 (16.67%) SOA
8 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 5 (16.67%) .NET
8 5 (16.67%) McAfee
8 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum
8 5 (16.67%) Maven
8 5 (16.67%) Puppet

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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint
1 13 (43.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 10 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
3 5 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (13.33%) IIS
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
5 1 (3.33%) CMS
5 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) Network Security
2 5 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 5 (16.67%) Skype
3 3 (10.00%) Kerberos
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.33%) EIGRP
4 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (3.33%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) Maven
3 4 (13.33%) JIRA
4 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (3.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) .NET
1 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET
1 5 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web API
2 4 (13.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (13.33%) REST
2 4 (13.33%) RESTful
2 4 (13.33%) Spring
2 4 (13.33%) Spring Boot
2 4 (13.33%) WCF
3 3 (10.00%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) Ajax
4 1 (3.33%) jQuery
4 1 (3.33%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server
2 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.33%) MVS
3 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (23.33%) Server Virtualisation
2 6 (20.00%) Migration
3 5 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (16.67%) Microservices
3 5 (16.67%) Scrum
3 5 (16.67%) SOA
3 5 (16.67%) TDD
3 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 4 (13.33%) Coaching
4 4 (13.33%) Data Migration
4 4 (13.33%) DevOps
4 4 (13.33%) MVC
4 4 (13.33%) User Stories
5 3 (10.00%) Information Assurance
5 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Load Balancing
5 3 (10.00%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 6 (20.00%) Java
4 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 4 (13.33%) C#
5 4 (13.33%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.67%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (13.33%) Docker
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) Puppet
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
3 5 (16.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (3.33%) F5
4 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.33%) Sitecore