The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
UK / Scotland
Rank 99 107 99
Rank change year-on-year +8 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 8 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.46% 0.78% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.82% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 16
Median daily rate £388 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.88% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £408 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £463 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -3.40% +3.52%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1659 2438 2697
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.58% 94.79% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1008 1341 1479
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 69
Median hourly rate £17.39 £22.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.71% +34.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.15 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in Scotland

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in Scotland

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in Scotland

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 24 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
Edinburgh +12 8 £388 -13.88% 2
Technical Leader
UK

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 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 Scotland region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) HTML
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
3 4 (23.53%) CESG
4 3 (17.65%) Java EE
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) .NET
4 3 (17.65%) JBoss
4 3 (17.65%) XSLT
4 3 (17.65%) XML
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
4 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
4 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
5 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
5 2 (11.76%) REST
5 2 (11.76%) CSS3
5 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (17.65%) JBoss
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) Big Data
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
2 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.76%) Jasmine
2 2 (11.76%) Maven
3 1 (5.88%) JProfiler
3 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (5.88%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) AngularJS
1 4 (23.53%) HTML
1 4 (23.53%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) Java EE
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
3 2 (11.76%) Apache Camel
3 2 (11.76%) CSS
3 2 (11.76%) CSS3
3 2 (11.76%) Drools
3 2 (11.76%) JMS
3 2 (11.76%) JPA
3 2 (11.76%) jQuery
3 2 (11.76%) JSON
3 2 (11.76%) REST
3 2 (11.76%) SOAP
3 2 (11.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) CESG
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
1 6 (35.29%) TDD
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 4 (23.53%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (23.53%) MVC
3 4 (23.53%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) SOA
5 2 (11.76%) Coaching
5 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (11.76%) Incident Management
5 2 (11.76%) Kanban
5 2 (11.76%) Migration
5 2 (11.76%) Project Management
5 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
6 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 3 (17.65%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft