Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

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 > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 259 259 274
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 115 94 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.61% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.65% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 26 89
South East median daily rate £525 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £306 £356
90th Percentile £688 £553 £560
England median daily rate £520 £500 £450
% change year-on-year +4.00% +11.11% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -56.00% +7.53% +102.17%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,593 14,402 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.71% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,521 10,170
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 736 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 2018. 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
Thames Valley -25 50 £550 +37.50% 10
Surrey +5 37 £550 +43.79% 7
Berkshire -35 20 £650 +62.50% 3
Buckinghamshire -27 17 £523 - 3
West Sussex +3 15 £438 -16.62%
Oxfordshire - 11 £525 - 4
Hampshire -12 4 £575 +15.00% 1
Middlesex - 4 £475 -
East Sussex -3 2 £473 -
Home Counties - 1 £500 -
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 South East region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (27.83%) Java
3 23 (20.00%) Oracle
4 21 (18.26%) Scrum
5 19 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
6 18 (15.65%) BDD
7 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (14.78%) Finance
8 15 (13.04%) CMS
8 15 (13.04%) Kanban
8 15 (13.04%) Spring
9 14 (12.17%) Oracle Database
10 13 (11.30%) Microservices
10 13 (11.30%) SQL
11 12 (10.43%) Salesforce.com
11 12 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (10.43%) Load Balancing
12 11 (9.57%) System Testing
12 11 (9.57%) RESTful
12 11 (9.57%) Retail
12 11 (9.57%) User Experience
13 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
13 10 (8.70%) Migration
13 10 (8.70%) SAP
14 9 (7.83%) C#
14 9 (7.83%) Scala
14 9 (7.83%) Data Migration
14 9 (7.83%) Web Development
14 9 (7.83%) Hystrix
15 8 (6.96%) Line Management

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 15 (13.04%) CMS
2 5 (4.35%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.35%) Documentum
3 3 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.61%) NetWeaver
3 3 (2.61%) NServiceBus
4 1 (0.87%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.87%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (4.35%) Maximo
2 3 (2.61%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.74%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.74%) Eloqua
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle BRM
3 2 (1.74%) Oracle Retail
3 2 (1.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.52%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.48%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (3.48%) Serverless
4 3 (2.61%) Akamai
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.74%) IaaS
5 2 (1.74%) Office 365
5 2 (1.74%) Taleo
5 2 (1.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.87%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.87%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.87%) npm
6 1 (0.87%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.87%) SuccessFactors
6 1 (0.87%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.22%) Firewall
2 3 (2.61%) Network Security
3 2 (1.74%) LAN
3 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 1 (0.87%) 2G
4 1 (0.87%) 3G
4 1 (0.87%) 4G
4 1 (0.87%) ATM
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (0.87%) LTE
4 1 (0.87%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (0.87%) TETRA
4 1 (0.87%) VLAN
4 1 (0.87%) VoIP
4 1 (0.87%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.17%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.96%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.09%) NoSQL
4 6 (5.22%) Big Data
5 5 (4.35%) DB2
5 5 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 4 (3.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 4 (3.48%) Apache Hive
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.74%) HBase
8 2 (1.74%) Impala
8 2 (1.74%) MySQL
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.74%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.74%) Sqoop
9 1 (0.87%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (6.09%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.22%) JIRA
3 5 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (3.48%) Subversion
5 3 (2.61%) Bitbucket
5 3 (2.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (2.61%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.74%) GitLab
7 1 (0.87%) Grunt
7 1 (0.87%) gulp
7 1 (0.87%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (0.87%) Mocha
7 1 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.87%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (14.78%) Finance
2 11 (9.57%) Retail
3 4 (3.48%) Banking
4 3 (2.61%) Marketing
4 3 (2.61%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.74%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.87%) Advertising
6 1 (0.87%) Electronics
6 1 (0.87%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.87%) French Language
6 1 (0.87%) German Language
6 1 (0.87%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.87%) Law
6 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.04%) Spring
2 11 (9.57%) RESTful
3 9 (7.83%) Hystrix
4 8 (6.96%) J2EE
4 8 (6.96%) JMS
4 8 (6.96%) OAuth
4 8 (6.96%) OAuth2
4 8 (6.96%) REST
5 7 (6.09%) AngularJS
5 7 (6.09%) Spring Boot
6 6 (5.22%) .NET
6 6 (5.22%) JSON
6 6 (5.22%) XSLT
7 5 (4.35%) Node.js
7 5 (4.35%) Spring Cloud
8 4 (3.48%) ASP.NET Web API
8 4 (3.48%) CSS
8 4 (3.48%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.48%) SAP Basis
8 4 (3.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.57%) User Experience
2 4 (3.48%) Private Cloud
3 3 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.74%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.87%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (0.87%) Fintech
5 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (0.87%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.87%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (6.96%) Linux
1 8 (6.96%) Windows
2 7 (6.09%) Windows Server
3 4 (3.48%) Unix
4 2 (1.74%) Android
4 2 (1.74%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
5 1 (0.87%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.52%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (18.26%) Scrum
3 18 (15.65%) BDD
4 17 (14.78%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (13.04%) Kanban
6 13 (11.30%) Microservices
7 12 (10.43%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.43%) User Acceptance Testing
8 11 (9.57%) System Testing
9 10 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 10 (8.70%) Migration
10 9 (7.83%) Data Migration
10 9 (7.83%) Web Development
11 8 (6.96%) Coaching
11 8 (6.96%) Line Management
11 8 (6.96%) TDD
11 8 (6.96%) Test Automation
12 7 (6.09%) Project Management
12 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 7 (6.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) Java
2 13 (11.30%) SQL
3 9 (7.83%) C#
3 9 (7.83%) Scala
4 7 (6.09%) Groovy
4 7 (6.09%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.61%) PL/SQL
7 2 (1.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.74%) Perl
7 2 (1.74%) PowerShell
7 2 (1.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (3.48%) Degree
2 3 (2.61%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) CCNA
3 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) MCSA
3 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.87%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.87%) PMP
4 1 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) PMO
2 4 (3.48%) SLA
3 3 (2.61%) GDPR
4 2 (1.74%) QA
5 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.35%) Docker
3 3 (2.61%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.74%) vSphere
5 1 (0.87%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.61%) Oozie
1 3 (2.61%) SCCM
2 2 (1.74%) Terraform
3 1 (0.87%) Amdocs OSS
3 1 (0.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 23 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (10.43%) Salesforce.com
3 10 (8.70%) SAP
4 6 (5.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (3.48%) New Relic
5 4 (3.48%) VMware
6 3 (2.61%) Cisco
7 2 (1.74%) Apple
7 2 (1.74%) Capita
7 2 (1.74%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.74%) Google
7 2 (1.74%) HP
7 2 (1.74%) IBM
7 2 (1.74%) Pega
7 2 (1.74%) Splunk
8 1 (0.87%) Ariba
8 1 (0.87%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.87%) Concur
8 1 (0.87%) Juniper
8 1 (0.87%) Verint