The median contractor rate for a Technical Director was £753 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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 Director
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 425 433
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Director 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.014% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.010% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £753 £625 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.40% +13.63%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £675 £1,125
% change year-on-year - -40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Director
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Technical Director in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Technical Director in London

Technical Director
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Director in London

Technical Director Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Technical Director 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 London region featuring Technical Director in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (66.67%) User Experience
2 2 (66.67%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Velocity
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design

Technical Director Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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:

General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Continuous Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) DevOps
1 3 (100.00%) Microservices
1 3 (100.00%) Open Source
1 3 (100.00%) Project Management
1 3 (100.00%) Quality Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Delivery
1 3 (100.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (66.67%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Business Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Domain-Driven Design
3 1 (33.33%) Line Management
3 1 (33.33%) Matrix Management
3 1 (33.33%) Scrum
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) QA