The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 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 Lead
England > North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 121 117
Rank change year-on-year +5 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 22 43 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.74% 1.14% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 1.21% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 29 22
North West median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00%  
10th Percentile £366 £322 £413
90th Percentile £619 £520 £665
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 2769 3567 3515
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.67% 94.89% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 7977 7306
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
10th Percentile £231 £250 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 456 407 629
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £44.09
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 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
Cheshire +11 10 £500 - 6
Manchester +13 8 £500 -13.04% 3
Merseyside - 4 £375 - 2
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (39.02%) SQL
3 15 (36.59%) Java
4 13 (31.71%) .NET
5 12 (29.27%) J2EE
5 12 (29.27%) MVC
6 10 (24.39%) NoSQL
7 9 (21.95%) Finance
8 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
8 8 (19.51%) Web Services
8 8 (19.51%) TDD
9 7 (17.07%) Spring
9 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
10 6 (14.63%) Oracle
10 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
10 6 (14.63%) C#
10 6 (14.63%) Banking
10 6 (14.63%) Apache Camel
11 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
11 5 (12.20%) Microservices
11 5 (12.20%) Java EE
11 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (12.20%) High Availability
11 5 (12.20%) HTML
11 5 (12.20%) Struts
11 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
11 5 (12.20%) OO
11 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (9.76%) WinForms
12 4 (9.76%) ITIL

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 (4.88%) JBoss
1 2 (4.88%) NetWeaver
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 2 (4.88%) Umbraco
2 1 (2.44%) Apache
2 1 (2.44%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.44%) Oracle Spatial
2 1 (2.44%) SAP EP
2 1 (2.44%) SAP Portal
2 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.88%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.44%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (24.39%) NoSQL
2 8 (19.51%) SQL Server
3 5 (12.20%) RDBMS
3 5 (12.20%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (4.88%) GIS
5 2 (4.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.88%) SAP HANA
5 2 (4.88%) Spatial Data
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.44%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) AccuRev
1 4 (9.76%) JIRA
2 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
2 2 (4.88%) JUnit
2 2 (4.88%) SoapUI
2 2 (4.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 3 (7.32%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (31.71%) .NET
2 12 (29.27%) J2EE
3 8 (19.51%) Web Services
4 7 (17.07%) Spring
5 6 (14.63%) Apache Camel
6 5 (12.20%) HTML
6 5 (12.20%) Java EE
6 5 (12.20%) Struts
7 4 (9.76%) HTML5
7 4 (9.76%) jQuery
7 4 (9.76%) WinForms
7 4 (9.76%) WPF
8 3 (7.32%) REST
8 3 (7.32%) WCF
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET
9 2 (4.88%) ASP.NET Web API
9 2 (4.88%) CSS
9 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
9 2 (4.88%) XML
9 2 (4.88%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
1 4 (9.76%) Mobile App
2 2 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.44%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Online Games
3 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.44%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.88%) Android
1 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
1 2 (4.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (29.27%) MVC
3 8 (19.51%) TDD
4 5 (12.20%) High Availability
4 5 (12.20%) Microservices
4 5 (12.20%) OO
4 5 (12.20%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (9.76%) ITIL
6 3 (7.32%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.32%) Migration
6 3 (7.32%) Project Management
6 3 (7.32%) Validation
7 2 (4.88%) BDD
7 2 (4.88%) Coaching
7 2 (4.88%) Data Modelling
7 2 (4.88%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.88%) Open Source
7 2 (4.88%) Scrum
7 2 (4.88%) SOA
8 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 16 (39.02%) SQL
2 15 (36.59%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) C#
3 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.88%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (9.76%) Degree
2 1 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.63%) Oracle
3 4 (9.76%) SAP
4 2 (4.88%) Ariba
4 2 (4.88%) Software AG
4 2 (4.88%) webMethods
5 1 (2.44%) Autodesk
5 1 (2.44%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) ServiceNow
5 1 (2.44%) VMware