Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 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
England > London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 323 362
Rank change year-on-year -62 +39 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 253 315 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.70% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.73% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 205 176
London median daily rate £550 £550 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.79% -
10th Percentile £382 £413 £314
90th Percentile £725 £688 £644
England median daily rate £525 £488 £440
% change year-on-year +7.69% +10.80% -0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
London median hourly rate - £33.28 £37.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.25% +56.52%
England median hourly rate £22.00 £47.75 £46.50
% change year-on-year -53.93% +2.69% +97.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44141 42982 44791
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 31959 30601 31582
London median daily rate £493 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.07% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 551 558 689
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.28% +7.89%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in London

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in London over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in London

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in London

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Central London -13 46 £550 +4.76% 7
South London -26 13 £564 -4.04%
West London +1 12 £524 +23.24% 3
East London -6 1 - - 4
Technical Leader
England

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

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

1 120 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (33.20%) Java
3 69 (27.27%) Finance
4 44 (17.39%) Scrum
4 44 (17.39%) SQL
5 42 (16.60%) Oracle
6 41 (16.21%) JavaScript
7 40 (15.81%) TDD
7 40 (15.81%) DevOps
8 34 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
9 32 (12.65%) Banking
10 30 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (11.46%) BDD
12 26 (10.28%) HTML
12 26 (10.28%) QA
13 25 (9.88%) Web Services
13 25 (9.88%) Spring
13 25 (9.88%) Docker
14 24 (9.49%) Linux
14 24 (9.49%) Microsoft
14 24 (9.49%) Git (software)
14 24 (9.49%) Test Automation
15 23 (9.09%) AngularJS
15 23 (9.09%) SAP
15 23 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
16 22 (8.70%) Microservices
17 21 (8.30%) Coaching
17 21 (8.30%) C#
17 21 (8.30%) REST
18 20 (7.91%) HTML5

Technical Leader 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:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.56%) Apache Spark
2 7 (2.77%) Apache
2 7 (2.77%) Confluence
3 5 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.98%) NServiceBus
4 4 (1.58%) Mule
4 4 (1.58%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.19%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (1.19%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.79%) CMS
6 2 (0.79%) GemFire
6 2 (0.79%) JBoss
6 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.40%) SAP EP
7 1 (0.40%) SAS
7 1 (0.40%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (0.79%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.98%) SAP Hybris
2 4 (1.58%) OpenText VIM for SAP
2 4 (1.58%) SAP S/4HANA
3 3 (1.19%) Cognos TM1
3 3 (1.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.19%) SAP CO
3 3 (1.19%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.19%) SAP FI
3 3 (1.19%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.40%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.40%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 30 (11.86%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.32%) PaaS
4 11 (4.35%) GitHub
5 8 (3.16%) Office 365
6 5 (1.98%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 4 (1.58%) G Suite
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 3 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.19%) SaaS
8 3 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.79%) IaaS
9 2 (0.79%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.79%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.40%) Force.com
10 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.16%) WAN
1 8 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (2.77%) LAN
3 6 (2.37%) Internet
3 6 (2.37%) Network Security
4 5 (1.98%) SMS
5 4 (1.58%) Firewall
6 3 (1.19%) FCoE
6 3 (1.19%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (1.19%) iSCSI
6 3 (1.19%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.19%) Unified Communications
7 2 (0.79%) HTTP
7 2 (0.79%) SAN
8 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.40%) ISDN
8 1 (0.40%) PBX
8 1 (0.40%) PSTN
8 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.40%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.93%) Big Data
2 15 (5.93%) Relational Database
3 13 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 13 (5.14%) MongoDB
4 12 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (3.95%) SAP Data Services
7 9 (3.56%) NoSQL
7 9 (3.56%) Oracle Database
8 7 (2.77%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 7 (2.77%) SAP BW
9 6 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
10 5 (1.98%) Blockchain
10 5 (1.98%) Endeca
10 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.58%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 24 (9.49%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.72%) Jenkins
3 12 (4.74%) Maven
4 11 (4.35%) JIRA
5 8 (3.16%) Selenium
6 6 (2.37%) IntelliJ
6 6 (2.37%) Subversion
6 6 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (2.37%) TeamCity
7 5 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (1.58%) Bitbucket
8 4 (1.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (1.19%) Artifactory
9 3 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.19%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.19%) Gerrit
9 3 (1.19%) GitLab
9 3 (1.19%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.79%) gulp
10 2 (0.79%) JUnit
General
1 69 (27.27%) Finance
2 32 (12.65%) Banking
3 12 (4.74%) Financial Institution
3 12 (4.74%) Marketing
4 7 (2.77%) Advertising
4 7 (2.77%) German Language
4 7 (2.77%) Italian Language
5 6 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.37%) Retail
6 4 (1.58%) Back Office
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
7 3 (1.19%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Law
8 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.40%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Games
9 1 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.28%) HTML
2 25 (9.88%) Spring
2 25 (9.88%) Web Services
3 23 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 21 (8.30%) REST
5 20 (7.91%) HTML5
6 19 (7.51%) RESTful
7 18 (7.11%) .NET
8 17 (6.72%) CSS
9 12 (4.74%) Node.js
10 10 (3.95%) React
11 9 (3.56%) Hibernate
11 9 (3.56%) jQuery
11 9 (3.56%) SOAP
12 8 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
12 8 (3.16%) ASP.NET
12 8 (3.16%) JSP
12 8 (3.16%) Play Framework
13 7 (2.77%) Akka
13 7 (2.77%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.09%) Greenfield Project
2 18 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (5.53%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.74%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 7 (2.77%) Derivative
6 7 (2.77%) User Experience
7 6 (2.37%) Fintech
7 6 (2.37%) Market Risk
7 6 (2.37%) OTC Derivatives
8 5 (1.98%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.58%) CESG
9 4 (1.58%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.58%) Online Banking
9 4 (1.58%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.19%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.19%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.19%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.49%) Linux
2 17 (6.72%) Windows
3 6 (2.37%) Android
3 6 (2.37%) Apple iOS
3 6 (2.37%) Unix
3 6 (2.37%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.58%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.40%) AIX
5 1 (0.40%) MVS
5 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.40%) SUSE
5 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.40%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.40%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (47.43%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (17.39%) Scrum
3 40 (15.81%) DevOps
3 40 (15.81%) TDD
4 34 (13.44%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (11.46%) BDD
6 24 (9.49%) Test Automation
7 22 (8.70%) Microservices
8 21 (8.30%) Coaching
9 17 (6.72%) MVC
10 16 (6.32%) Software Engineering
11 15 (5.93%) Analytics
11 15 (5.93%) Data Modelling
12 14 (5.53%) IT Strategy
12 14 (5.53%) Mentoring
12 14 (5.53%) Open Source
12 14 (5.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
13 13 (5.14%) SDLC
14 12 (4.74%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 84 (33.20%) Java
2 44 (17.39%) SQL
3 41 (16.21%) JavaScript
4 21 (8.30%) C#
5 18 (7.11%) Scala
6 10 (3.95%) PL/SQL
6 10 (3.95%) T-SQL
7 8 (3.16%) PHP
8 6 (2.37%) Apex Code
8 6 (2.37%) Python
8 6 (2.37%) R
9 4 (1.58%) TypeScript
9 4 (1.58%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.19%) Groovy
11 2 (0.79%) ABAP
11 2 (0.79%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.79%) Perl
11 2 (0.79%) VB
11 2 (0.79%) VB6
12 1 (0.40%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (6.72%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.77%) Degree
4 2 (0.79%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.40%) CFA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.28%) QA
2 5 (1.98%) SLA
3 4 (1.58%) COBIT
4 1 (0.40%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.40%) EMIR
4 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.40%) MiFID
4 1 (0.40%) SEPA
4 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 25 (9.88%) Docker
2 6 (2.37%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.58%) HDFS
4 3 (1.19%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.79%) Varnish
6 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 10 (3.95%) Puppet
3 8 (3.16%) Ansible
4 4 (1.58%) Ambari
4 4 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (1.58%) ZABBIX
5 3 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.79%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.40%) Business Desktop Deployment
7 1 (0.40%) Packer
Vendors
1 42 (16.60%) Oracle
2 24 (9.49%) Microsoft
3 23 (9.09%) SAP
4 9 (3.56%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (2.77%) Ariba
5 7 (2.77%) Sybase
5 7 (2.77%) VMware
6 6 (2.37%) hybris
7 5 (1.98%) Hortonworks
7 5 (1.98%) HP
7 5 (1.98%) IBM
8 4 (1.58%) OpenText
8 4 (1.58%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.19%) 3PAR
9 3 (1.19%) Adobe
9 3 (1.19%) Cognos
9 3 (1.19%) WSO2
10 2 (0.79%) Citrix
10 2 (0.79%) Greenplum
10 2 (0.79%) PlateSpin