The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 76 73
Rank change year-on-year +20 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.61% 0.20% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £425 £290 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.55% -27.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.68% +4.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £65.00 - -
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 616 931 960
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.76% 92.09% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 506 521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 42 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.70% +102.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Reading

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Reading

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in Reading over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in Reading

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reading region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
1 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
2 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (33.33%) WLAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) CCNA
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (22.22%) Data Security
4 2 (22.22%) Finance
4 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
4 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Project Management
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) JUnit
4 2 (22.22%) Web Services
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA
4 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
4 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
1 4 (44.44%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) JUnit
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
1 2 (22.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 1 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) Coaching
1 2 (22.22%) Data Security
1 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
1 2 (22.22%) Multithreading
1 2 (22.22%) Process Improvement
1 2 (22.22%) Project Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
1 2 (22.22%) SOA
1 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
1 2 (22.22%) Unit Testing
2 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (11.11%) Information Security
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) MODAF
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (11.11%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (11.11%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) CCNA
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
4 1 (11.11%) Degree
4 1 (11.11%) HNC
4 1 (11.11%) HND
4 1 (11.11%) MCSE
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (11.11%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) CheckPoint
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco
2 2 (22.22%) Jaspersoft
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle