The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
England / North West
Rank 112 118 128
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 19 40 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.73% 1.04% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 1.10% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 11
Median daily rate £438 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.37% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £310 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -4.49% +4.70%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the North West

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the North West

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the North West

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the North West

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Manchester +4 11 £475 +2.70% 5
Cheshire +27 6 £438 - 1
Merseyside +3 2 £360 -20.00%
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 North West region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 10 (31.25%) NoSQL
4 9 (28.13%) Web Services
5 8 (25.00%) .NET
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) Oracle
5 8 (25.00%) TDD
6 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
7 6 (18.75%) JIRA
8 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
8 5 (15.63%) HTML
8 5 (15.63%) J2EE
8 5 (15.63%) OO
8 5 (15.63%) High Availability
8 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
8 5 (15.63%) Microservices
9 4 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
9 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
9 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
9 4 (12.50%) Teradata
9 4 (12.50%) Finance
9 4 (12.50%) Saba
10 3 (9.38%) WinForms
10 3 (9.38%) MVC
10 3 (9.38%) Games

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (6.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (3.13%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) HTTPS
1 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (31.25%) NoSQL
2 7 (21.88%) SQL Server
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle BI EE
3 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 4 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.25%) GIS
4 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 2 (6.25%) Spatial Data
4 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 6 (18.75%) JIRA
2 3 (9.38%) AccuRev
3 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (6.25%) Maven
3 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
4 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (9.38%) Games
3 2 (6.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (28.13%) Web Services
2 8 (25.00%) .NET
3 5 (15.63%) Apache Camel
3 5 (15.63%) HTML
3 5 (15.63%) J2EE
4 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 3 (9.38%) JSON
4 3 (9.38%) WinForms
4 3 (9.38%) WPF
4 3 (9.38%) XML
5 2 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (6.25%) React
5 2 (6.25%) REST
5 2 (6.25%) WCF
5 2 (6.25%) XSD
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.13%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (3.13%) COM
6 1 (3.13%) jQuery
6 1 (3.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (3.13%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.25%) Android
1 2 (6.25%) Apple iOS
1 2 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (25.00%) TDD
3 5 (15.63%) High Availability
3 5 (15.63%) Microservices
3 5 (15.63%) OO
4 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (9.38%) MVC
6 2 (6.25%) BDD
6 2 (6.25%) ERP
6 2 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
7 1 (3.13%) Coaching
7 1 (3.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (3.13%) Data Modelling
7 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (3.13%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 8 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
4 2 (6.25%) C#
4 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) vSphere
1 1 (3.13%) XenApp
1 1 (3.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.13%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 8 (25.00%) Oracle
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.50%) Saba
3 4 (12.50%) Teradata
4 2 (6.25%) Software AG
4 2 (6.25%) webMethods
5 1 (3.13%) Autodesk
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) NetApp
5 1 (3.13%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.13%) VMware