Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 183 201
Rank change year-on-year +20 +18 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 39 40 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.69% 0.59% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.62% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 30
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -13.98% +19.85%
10th Percentile £344 £330 £363
90th Percentile £705 £500 £638
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +33 26 £425 +6.25% 3
Cheshire +1 9 £500 +3.90% 1
Merseyside +6 4 £375 -6.25%
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 15 (38.46%) C#
2 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
3 13 (33.33%) .NET
4 12 (30.77%) Finance
5 10 (25.64%) WPF
5 10 (25.64%) Coaching
6 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
6 9 (23.08%) WinForms
6 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
6 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 8 (20.51%) Java
8 7 (17.95%) Back Office
9 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (12.82%) MVC
10 5 (12.82%) SOAP
10 5 (12.82%) Web Services
10 5 (12.82%) Office 365
11 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
11 4 (10.26%) HTML
11 4 (10.26%) SAP
11 4 (10.26%) Migration
11 4 (10.26%) Spring
11 4 (10.26%) Banking
11 4 (10.26%) Data Management
11 4 (10.26%) Java EE
11 4 (10.26%) Open Source
11 4 (10.26%) HTML5
12 3 (7.69%) Social Media
12 3 (7.69%) RESTful

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 (5.13%) NetWeaver
2 1 (2.56%) Apache
2 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.56%) SAP EP
2 1 (2.56%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.56%) Firewall
1 1 (2.56%) LAN
1 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.56%) VoIP
1 1 (2.56%) VPN
1 1 (2.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SAP HANA
3 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.56%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Power BI
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Grunt
1 3 (7.69%) gulp
2 2 (5.13%) JIRA
3 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.56%) Maven
3 1 (2.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.56%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 7 (17.95%) Back Office
3 4 (10.26%) Banking
4 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.56%) French Language
5 1 (2.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (33.33%) .NET
2 10 (25.64%) WPF
3 9 (23.08%) WinForms
4 5 (12.82%) SOAP
4 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
5 4 (10.26%) HTML
5 4 (10.26%) HTML5
5 4 (10.26%) Java EE
5 4 (10.26%) Spring
6 3 (7.69%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET
6 3 (7.69%) ASP.NET Web API
6 3 (7.69%) CSS
6 3 (7.69%) CSS3
6 3 (7.69%) J2EE
6 3 (7.69%) Node.js
6 3 (7.69%) RESTful
6 3 (7.69%) Struts
6 3 (7.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 3 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
1 3 (7.69%) Social Media
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) Cyber Attack
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (5.13%) Linux
1 2 (5.13%) Unix
1 2 (5.13%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) Coaching
2 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.08%) Mentoring
2 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (12.82%) MVC
5 4 (10.26%) Data Management
5 4 (10.26%) Migration
5 4 (10.26%) Open Source
6 3 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (7.69%) Business Transformation
6 3 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (7.69%) Domain Models
6 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Data Management
6 3 (7.69%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (7.69%) Prototyping
6 3 (7.69%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (7.69%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) C#
2 8 (20.51%) Java
3 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.69%) TypeScript
4 2 (5.13%) SQL
5 1 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (2.56%) PHP
5 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (7.69%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.56%) CISSP
3 1 (2.56%) MCSD
3 1 (2.56%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SANS
3 1 (2.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 3 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.56%) Nessus
2 1 (2.56%) Nexpose
2 1 (2.56%) Nmap
2 1 (2.56%) QRadar
Vendors
1 9 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) SAP
3 3 (7.69%) Citrix
3 3 (7.69%) VMware
4 2 (5.13%) Ariba
5 1 (2.56%) Apple
5 1 (2.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (2.56%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) IBM
5 1 (2.56%) Intel
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) NetWitness
5 1 (2.56%) Oracle
5 1 (2.56%) Qualys
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.56%) Snow
5 1 (2.56%) Splunk