Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 274 267 285
Rank change year-on-year -7 +18 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 98 111 114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.67% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.72% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 82
South East median daily rate £535 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.89% +2.27% +2.33%
10th Percentile £327 £335 £314
90th Percentile £678 £588 £524
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
South East median hourly rate - £50.00 -
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 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 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
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 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 20 November 2017.

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 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
Thames Valley -10 46 £575 +56.46% 4
Surrey -7 28 £550 +25.71% 4
Berkshire -20 19 £650 +76.87% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 14 £523 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £563 - 3
West Sussex -9 7 £420 -20.00%
Hampshire -13 6 £393 -21.40%
Middlesex +8 3 £475 - 1
East Sussex -1 3 £300 - 1
Kent -13 2 £388 -51.56%
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 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 South East region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (26.53%) Java
3 22 (22.45%) Oracle
4 20 (20.41%) Scrum
5 17 (17.35%) BDD
6 15 (15.31%) Kanban
7 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
8 12 (12.24%) Finance
8 12 (12.24%) TDD
8 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
9 11 (11.22%) Retail
9 11 (11.22%) Spring
9 11 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
10 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
10 10 (10.20%) Microservices
10 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database
11 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
11 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
11 9 (9.18%) Windows
11 9 (9.18%) Migration
12 8 (8.16%) Information Security
12 8 (8.16%) SQL
12 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
12 8 (8.16%) System Testing
12 8 (8.16%) Scala
12 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
12 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
12 8 (8.16%) Coaching

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 5 (5.10%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.08%) CMS
3 3 (3.06%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.06%) NetWeaver
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.04%) NServiceBus
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.02%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Applications
1 3 (3.06%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (2.04%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.04%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.04%) Oracle BRM
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.04%) IaaS
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) Taleo
2 2 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.02%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 1 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (1.02%) G Suite
3 1 (1.02%) npm
3 1 (1.02%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.04%) Firewall
1 2 (2.04%) MVNO
1 2 (2.04%) Network Security
2 1 (1.02%) ATM
2 1 (1.02%) Internet
2 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (1.02%) LAN
2 1 (1.02%) LDAP
2 1 (1.02%) LTE
2 1 (1.02%) TETRA
2 1 (1.02%) VPN
2 1 (1.02%) WAN
2 1 (1.02%) Wireless
2 1 (1.02%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
3 6 (6.12%) Hadoop
3 6 (6.12%) MongoDB
4 4 (4.08%) Big Data
5 3 (3.06%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (3.06%) IBM InfoSphere
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (2.04%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.02%) DB2
7 1 (1.02%) HBase
Development Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.08%) Grunt
2 4 (4.08%) gulp
2 4 (4.08%) IntelliJ
2 4 (4.08%) JIRA
2 4 (4.08%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (4.08%) Subversion
3 3 (3.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.06%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.02%) GitLab
5 1 (1.02%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.02%) Mocha
5 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (1.02%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (12.24%) Finance
2 11 (11.22%) Retail
3 4 (4.08%) Law
4 3 (3.06%) Banking
4 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.04%) Billing
5 2 (2.04%) Marketing
6 1 (1.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.02%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.02%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.22%) Spring
2 8 (8.16%) AngularJS
2 8 (8.16%) Hystrix
3 7 (7.14%) REST
3 7 (7.14%) RESTful
3 7 (7.14%) Spring Boot
3 7 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (6.12%) CSS
4 6 (6.12%) HTML
5 5 (5.10%) .NET
5 5 (5.10%) JMS
5 5 (5.10%) OAuth
5 5 (5.10%) Spring Cloud
6 4 (4.08%) Dropwizard
6 4 (4.08%) HTML5
6 4 (4.08%) JSON
6 4 (4.08%) OAuth2
6 4 (4.08%) Play Framework
6 4 (4.08%) React
6 4 (4.08%) Scalatra
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) User Experience
2 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.04%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.02%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.02%) Fintech
5 1 (1.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (9.18%) Windows
2 7 (7.14%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.12%) Linux
4 4 (4.08%) Unix
5 2 (2.04%) Android
5 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (2.04%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (20.41%) Scrum
3 17 (17.35%) BDD
4 15 (15.31%) Kanban
5 14 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (12.24%) Mentoring
6 12 (12.24%) TDD
7 11 (11.22%) Test Automation
8 10 (10.20%) Microservices
9 9 (9.18%) Migration
9 9 (9.18%) User Acceptance Testing
10 8 (8.16%) Coaching
10 8 (8.16%) Information Security
10 8 (8.16%) System Testing
11 7 (7.14%) Acceptance Criteria
11 7 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
12 6 (6.12%) Domain-Driven Design
12 6 (6.12%) MVC
12 6 (6.12%) Project Management
12 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.53%) Java
2 8 (8.16%) Scala
2 8 (8.16%) SQL
3 7 (7.14%) C#
3 7 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.08%) Groovy
5 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.06%) Python
6 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.02%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 4 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (2.04%) CCNA
2 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.04%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.04%) HND
2 2 (2.04%) MCSA
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.02%) Degree
3 1 (1.02%) PMI Certification
3 1 (1.02%) PMP
3 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) GDPR
3 2 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.04%) SLA
4 1 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) Docker
3 2 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 1 (1.02%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.02%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.02%) OpenDJ
4 1 (1.02%) OpenIDM
4 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (3.06%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
3 1 (1.02%) Terraform
Vendors
1 22 (22.45%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) Salesforce.com
3 8 (8.16%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.08%) Cloudera
4 4 (4.08%) IBM
4 4 (4.08%) JDA
4 4 (4.08%) New Relic
4 4 (4.08%) VMware
5 3 (3.06%) SAP
6 2 (2.04%) Apple
6 2 (2.04%) Cisco
6 2 (2.04%) HP
6 2 (2.04%) Motorola
6 2 (2.04%) Pega
6 2 (2.04%) Retek
7 1 (1.02%) Capita
7 1 (1.02%) Citrix
7 1 (1.02%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.02%) Google