Period
to 6 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £627 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 157 272 296
Rank change year-on-year +115 +24 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 31 84 83
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.62% 0.57% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 48 44
Median daily rate £627 £506 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.85% +6.58% +1.99%
10th Percentile £460 £365 £321
90th Percentile £678 £641 £611
England median daily rate £563 £539 £513
% change year-on-year +4.41% +5.12% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year - +13.82% -12.14%

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 4,669 13,929 15,995
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.27% 94.47% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,695 8,236 9,444
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £205 £251 £261
90th Percentile £613 £600 £585
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 610 677
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.06 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.41% +21.37% +7.47%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.69 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £57.50 £50.45
Median hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +32.50% +6.95% +1.91%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Technical Leader in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the South East

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Technical Leader in the South East.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +72 18 £650 +30.00% 5
Berkshire +79 17 £650 +10.64% 3
Hampshire +73 9 £480 +1.05% 3
West Sussex +26 2 - - 1
Surrey +65 1 - -
East Sussex +39 1 - -
Buckinghamshire +37 1 £425 - 1
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 14 (45.16%) DevOps
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
3 12 (38.71%) Azure
4 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
6 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (22.58%) Analytics
6 7 (22.58%) Data Lake
6 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
6 7 (22.58%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
8 5 (16.13%) IaaS
8 5 (16.13%) Linux
8 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
9 4 (12.90%) VMware
9 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
9 4 (12.90%) Windows
9 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 4 (12.90%) Juniper
9 4 (12.90%) SCOM
9 4 (12.90%) PKI
9 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
9 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (12.90%) Cisco
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2016

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 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
1 1 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (3.23%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (38.71%) Azure
2 5 (16.13%) IaaS
3 2 (6.45%) AWS
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.45%) Azure Functions
3 2 (6.45%) Logic Apps
3 2 (6.45%) Office 365
3 2 (6.45%) OpenShift
3 2 (6.45%) Serverless
4 1 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Data Factory
4 1 (3.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) DNS
1 2 (6.45%) Firewall
1 2 (6.45%) WAN
2 1 (3.23%) BGP
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco Firepower
2 1 (3.23%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (3.23%) DSL
2 1 (3.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.23%) LTE
2 1 (3.23%) MPLS
2 1 (3.23%) Network Security
2 1 (3.23%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (3.23%) SNMP
2 1 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
2 1 (3.23%) SSL
2 1 (3.23%) Value-Added Service
2 1 (3.23%) VLAN
2 1 (3.23%) VoLTE
2 1 (3.23%) VPN
2 1 (3.23%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) Data Lake
1 7 (22.58%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (6.45%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (3.23%) Big Data
4 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.23%) Power BI
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) JIRA
2 2 (6.45%) Selenium
3 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
General
1 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Electronics
2 1 (3.23%) Games
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) .NET
1 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
1 2 (6.45%) ASP.NET Web API
1 2 (6.45%) React
1 2 (6.45%) REST
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Core
2 1 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
2 1 (3.23%) Entity Framework
2 1 (3.23%) Gherkin
2 1 (3.23%) JSON
2 1 (3.23%) LINQ
2 1 (3.23%) OpenCL
2 1 (3.23%) OpenGL
2 1 (3.23%) OpenGL ES
2 1 (3.23%) Vulkan
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) PKI
1 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.45%) Fat Client
3 2 (6.45%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.23%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.23%) iPhone
4 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.23%) Mobile Games
4 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.23%) Replication
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) Windows
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2016
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
4 1 (3.23%) Android
4 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.23%) CentOS
4 1 (3.23%) Check Point GAiA
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) DevOps
2 10 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (22.58%) Analytics
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Task Automation
4 7 (22.58%) Technical Leadership
5 6 (19.35%) Mentoring
6 4 (12.90%) Requirements Gathering
7 3 (9.68%) Coaching
7 3 (9.68%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.68%) Computer Science
7 3 (9.68%) Line Management
7 3 (9.68%) Scaled Agile Framework
7 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
8 2 (6.45%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
8 2 (6.45%) Migration
8 2 (6.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (38.71%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) Python
4 2 (6.45%) C#
4 2 (6.45%) Java
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.23%) C
5 1 (3.23%) C++
5 1 (3.23%) GLSL
5 1 (3.23%) HLSL
5 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
2 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
System Software
1 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
1 3 (9.68%) vSphere
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.23%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) SCOM
2 3 (9.68%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (9.68%) SCCM
3 2 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (3.23%) Terraform
4 1 (3.23%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Juniper
2 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Mavenir
3 3 (9.68%) McAfee
3 3 (9.68%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) MuleSoft
4 2 (6.45%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) F5
5 1 (3.23%) Gemalto
5 1 (3.23%) Meraki
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) NVIDIA
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) Xamarin