The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 29 March 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
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 315 300
Rank change year-on-year +39 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 133 125 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.56% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.59% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 71 79
Median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £350 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £750 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £450 £425
% change year-on-year -2.77% +5.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £38.75

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 18549 21328 20201
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.82% 95.03% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 13193 15310 13939
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 285 368
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 29 March 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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 14 £490 +8.88% 7
Uxbridge - 3 £525 -
Wembley - 2 £200 -
Heathrow - 2 £456 -
Croydon +10 1 £600 +47.69%
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 118 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (24.35%) Java
3 57 (18.51%) Finance
4 54 (17.53%) Scrum
5 53 (17.21%) JavaScript
6 50 (16.23%) TDD
7 40 (12.99%) HTML
7 40 (12.99%) DevOps
8 39 (12.66%) Oracle
9 36 (11.69%) .NET
9 36 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 33 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
10 33 (10.71%) BDD
11 32 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
12 31 (10.06%) RESTful
13 30 (9.74%) SQL
14 29 (9.42%) Migration
14 29 (9.42%) Banking
14 29 (9.42%) Microservices
15 28 (9.09%) SQL Server
15 28 (9.09%) Microsoft
16 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
17 25 (8.12%) Web Services
17 25 (8.12%) CRM
18 24 (7.79%) Linux
18 24 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
18 24 (7.79%) Big Data
19 23 (7.47%) REST
19 23 (7.47%) High Availability
19 23 (7.47%) SAP

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 15 (4.87%) CMS
2 12 (3.90%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (3.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 11 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.92%) WebSphere
5 8 (2.60%) Apache
6 7 (2.27%) Apache Pig
6 7 (2.27%) Apache Spark
7 6 (1.95%) Confluence
8 5 (1.62%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.30%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.30%) JBoss
9 4 (1.30%) NServiceBus
10 3 (0.97%) Gentran
10 3 (0.97%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.65%) Drupal
11 2 (0.65%) nginx
11 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.65%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.25%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.97%) MS Office
3 1 (0.32%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.30%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.97%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.65%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.65%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.32%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.32%) HFM
5 1 (0.32%) Hyperion Enterprise
5 1 (0.32%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.32%) PolarLake
5 1 (0.32%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 32 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (5.52%) Office 365
4 8 (2.60%) PaaS
5 6 (1.95%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 4 (1.30%) Slack
6 4 (1.30%) Yammer
7 3 (0.97%) SaaS
8 2 (0.65%) Akamai
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.65%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.65%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.32%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.32%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (3.90%) HTTP
2 10 (3.25%) Firewall
3 8 (2.60%) Internet
4 7 (2.27%) DNS
5 4 (1.30%) HTTPS
5 4 (1.30%) SSL
6 3 (0.97%) DHCP
6 3 (0.97%) FTP
6 3 (0.97%) VPN
7 2 (0.65%) 4G
7 2 (0.65%) VoIP
8 1 (0.32%) DKIM
8 1 (0.32%) LAN
8 1 (0.32%) LDAP
8 1 (0.32%) Skype
8 1 (0.32%) SMTP
8 1 (0.32%) Spanning Tree
8 1 (0.32%) VoLTE
8 1 (0.32%) WAN
8 1 (0.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 24 (7.79%) Big Data
3 22 (7.14%) Hadoop
4 19 (6.17%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.19%) MongoDB
6 14 (4.55%) MySQL
7 11 (3.57%) HBase
8 10 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (2.27%) Apache Hive
9 7 (2.27%) Sqoop
10 6 (1.95%) Endeca
11 5 (1.62%) DataStage
11 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
11 5 (1.62%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.30%) Flink
12 4 (1.30%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (4.87%) Git (software)
2 14 (4.55%) Cucumber
2 14 (4.55%) JIRA
3 13 (4.22%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.57%) JUnit
4 11 (3.57%) Mockito
5 7 (2.27%) Subversion
6 6 (1.95%) Maven
7 4 (1.30%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.97%) Eclipse
8 3 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.97%) SpecFlow
8 3 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.65%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.65%) Gradle
9 2 (0.65%) Hudson
9 2 (0.65%) jMock
9 2 (0.65%) Spock
9 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.32%) PowerBuilder
General
1 57 (18.51%) Finance
2 29 (9.42%) Banking
3 22 (7.14%) Retail
4 17 (5.52%) Marketing
5 10 (3.25%) Law
5 10 (3.25%) Legal
6 8 (2.60%) Publishing
7 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.30%) General Ledger
8 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.65%) Advertising
10 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.32%) Back Office
11 1 (0.32%) Electronics
11 1 (0.32%) Front Office
11 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (12.99%) HTML
2 36 (11.69%) .NET
3 31 (10.06%) RESTful
4 25 (8.12%) Web Services
5 23 (7.47%) REST
6 18 (5.84%) CSS
6 18 (5.84%) Node.js
7 16 (5.19%) AngularJS
7 16 (5.19%) SOAP
8 15 (4.87%) ASP.NET
8 15 (4.87%) J2EE
9 14 (4.55%) LAMP
10 13 (4.22%) Akka
10 13 (4.22%) XHTML
11 12 (3.90%) HTML5
11 12 (3.90%) Middleware
11 12 (3.90%) Spring
11 12 (3.90%) XML
12 10 (3.25%) jQuery
13 8 (2.60%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (2.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (2.27%) User Experience
3 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 6 (1.95%) iPad
3 6 (1.95%) Mobile App
3 6 (1.95%) Virtual Team
4 4 (1.30%) Fixed Income
5 3 (0.97%) DataPower
5 3 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.65%) Clustering
6 2 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.65%) Grid Computing
6 2 (0.65%) Hedge funds
6 2 (0.65%) Mainframe
6 2 (0.65%) N-Tier
6 2 (0.65%) Reinsurance
7 1 (0.32%) Fintech
7 1 (0.32%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 24 (7.79%) Linux
2 22 (7.14%) Windows
3 14 (4.55%) Unix
4 7 (2.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.95%) Android
5 6 (1.95%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.30%) Windows 10
7 3 (0.97%) CentOS
7 3 (0.97%) Solaris
8 2 (0.65%) SUSE
9 1 (0.32%) AIX
9 1 (0.32%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (38.31%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (17.53%) Scrum
3 50 (16.23%) TDD
4 40 (12.99%) DevOps
5 36 (11.69%) Stakeholder Management
6 33 (10.71%) BDD
7 29 (9.42%) Microservices
7 29 (9.42%) Migration
8 25 (8.12%) CRM
9 24 (7.79%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (7.47%) High Availability
11 21 (6.82%) E-Commerce
11 21 (6.82%) Mentoring
11 21 (6.82%) Project Management
12 20 (6.49%) Software Engineering
13 19 (6.17%) Data Integration
13 19 (6.17%) Open Source
14 18 (5.84%) SDLC
14 18 (5.84%) Web Development
15 14 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 75 (24.35%) Java
2 53 (17.21%) JavaScript
3 30 (9.74%) SQL
4 20 (6.49%) PHP
5 18 (5.84%) C#
5 18 (5.84%) Scala
6 13 (4.22%) Perl
6 13 (4.22%) Python
7 7 (2.27%) Bash Shell
8 5 (1.62%) C++
9 4 (1.30%) Korn
10 3 (0.97%) Groovy
10 3 (0.97%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.97%) XPath
11 2 (0.65%) Clojure
11 2 (0.65%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.65%) VB
11 2 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.32%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.32%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 13 (4.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (2.27%) Degree
4 3 (0.97%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.97%) MCP
4 3 (0.97%) MCSE
4 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CCA
6 1 (0.32%) CCIE
6 1 (0.32%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.32%) CISM
6 1 (0.32%) CISSP
6 1 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.32%) HND
6 1 (0.32%) MCITP
6 1 (0.32%) MCSA
6 1 (0.32%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.32%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.22%) QA
2 5 (1.62%) SLA
3 4 (1.30%) FATCA
4 2 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.32%) EMIR
5 1 (0.32%) GxP
5 1 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.32%) MiFID
5 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (6.49%) Docker
2 10 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.27%) HDFS
3 7 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 3 (0.97%) vSphere
5 2 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.32%) Varnish
6 1 (0.32%) vCloud
6 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (2.27%) Ansible
1 7 (2.27%) Oozie
1 7 (2.27%) Puppet
2 6 (1.95%) Kibana
2 6 (1.95%) Kubernetes
2 6 (1.95%) logstash
2 6 (1.95%) SCCM
2 6 (1.95%) Terraform
3 5 (1.62%) Grafana
3 5 (1.62%) rkt
4 3 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.32%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.32%) Mesos
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (12.66%) Oracle
2 33 (10.71%) Salesforce.com
3 28 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 23 (7.47%) SAP
5 12 (3.90%) VMware
6 11 (3.57%) Adobe
7 9 (2.92%) Splunk
8 8 (2.60%) IBM
9 7 (2.27%) Ab Initio
9 7 (2.27%) Apigee
9 7 (2.27%) ATG
10 5 (1.62%) AppDynamics
10 5 (1.62%) Cisco
10 5 (1.62%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
11 4 (1.30%) Citrix
11 4 (1.30%) hybris
11 4 (1.30%) Infor
11 4 (1.30%) Informatica
12 3 (0.97%) Ariba
12 3 (0.97%) Red Hat
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