Period
to 15 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 298 283 281
Rank change year-on-year -15 -2 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 80 93 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.49% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.61% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 62 51
South East median daily rate £500 £530 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.66% +20.45% -
10th Percentile £325 £334 £339
90th Percentile £650 £686 £588
England median daily rate £515 £521 £475
% change year-on-year -1.20% +9.74% +7.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £35.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.64% -27.08% -
10th Percentile £18.96 £32.50 £45.70
90th Percentile £21.19 £37.50 £49.90
England median hourly rate £34.04 £35.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.75% -26.32% +5.56%

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 15,537 15,284 15,981
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.47% 94.68% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,303 9,046 9,576
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +4.58%
10th Percentile £255 £243 £230
90th Percentile £576 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 658 634 783
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.38% +7.97%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.06 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.44% +1.08% +2.89%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 +5 42 £520 -9.57% 8
Berkshire +5 31 £540 -15.29% 4
Hampshire -12 14 £633 +87.56% 1
Surrey -28 14 £475 -10.38%
Buckinghamshire +7 8 £400 -23.81% 3
Kent +6 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -4 3 £363 -34.09% 1
West Sussex -3 2 £413 -5.23% 1
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
Middlesex +7 1 £475 -
East Sussex -4 1 £600 +100.00% 2
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.50%) DevOps
3 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
4 11 (13.75%) SQL
4 11 (13.75%) ITIL
5 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (11.25%) Java
6 9 (11.25%) Project Management
6 9 (11.25%) Firewall
7 8 (10.00%) Service Management
7 8 (10.00%) TDD
7 8 (10.00%) Linux
7 8 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
8 7 (8.75%) Analytics
8 7 (8.75%) WFM
8 7 (8.75%) DB2
8 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
9 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 6 (7.50%) Finance
9 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
9 6 (7.50%) Windows
9 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
9 6 (7.50%) REST
9 6 (7.50%) Presales

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 3 (3.75%) Apache
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.50%) Confluence
3 1 (1.25%) Anypoint
3 1 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.25%) Mule
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.75%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (2.50%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.25%) Firewall
2 2 (2.50%) HTTP
2 2 (2.50%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (1.25%) ATM
3 1 (1.25%) FTP
3 1 (1.25%) LAN
3 1 (1.25%) LTE
3 1 (1.25%) SAN
3 1 (1.25%) SNMP
3 1 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) VoIP
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
3 1 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.75%) DB2
2 4 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.75%) Big Data
3 3 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.50%) MySQL
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.25%) DTS
5 1 (1.25%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.25%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.25%) Selenium
5 1 (1.25%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.25%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (7.50%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.50%) Banking
4 1 (1.25%) Front Office
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) REST
2 5 (6.25%) .NET
2 5 (6.25%) SOAP
2 5 (6.25%) Web Services
3 4 (5.00%) JSON
3 4 (5.00%) Symfony
4 3 (3.75%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Middleware
4 3 (3.75%) Node.js
4 3 (3.75%) Spring Boot
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.50%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.50%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.50%) CSS3
5 2 (2.50%) Kafka
5 2 (2.50%) LAMP
5 2 (2.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.50%) iPad
5 2 (2.50%) iSeries
5 2 (2.50%) Life Science
5 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.25%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.25%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.25%) PKI
6 1 (1.25%) Replication
6 1 (1.25%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 6 (7.50%) Windows
3 3 (3.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.50%) CentOS
5 1 (1.25%) AIX
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.25%) SUSE
5 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.50%) DevOps
3 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.75%) ITIL
5 10 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (11.25%) Project Management
7 8 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (10.00%) Service Management
7 8 (10.00%) TDD
8 7 (8.75%) Analytics
8 7 (8.75%) Configuration Management
8 7 (8.75%) TOGAF
8 7 (8.75%) WFM
9 6 (7.50%) Presales
9 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
10 5 (6.25%) Microservices
10 5 (6.25%) Migration
10 5 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
10 5 (6.25%) SOA
10 5 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) Java
3 6 (7.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.00%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) PHP
4 4 (5.00%) Scala
5 2 (2.50%) Ruby
5 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.25%) C++
6 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CCNA
5 1 (1.25%) CISA
5 1 (1.25%) CISM
5 1 (1.25%) CISSP
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.25%) ECSS
3 1 (1.25%) GDPR
3 1 (1.25%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Docker
2 3 (3.75%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.25%) vCloud
4 1 (1.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Ansible
2 2 (2.50%) CloudForms
2 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
2 2 (2.50%) SCOrch
2 2 (2.50%) Terraform
3 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
2 3 (3.75%) VMware
3 2 (2.50%) Atlassian
3 2 (2.50%) Cisco
3 2 (2.50%) MuleSoft
3 2 (2.50%) Oracle
3 2 (2.50%) SAP
4 1 (1.25%) Anaplan
4 1 (1.25%) Aruba
4 1 (1.25%) Automation Anywhere
4 1 (1.25%) Axosoft
4 1 (1.25%) CyberArk
4 1 (1.25%) Dell
4 1 (1.25%) EMC
4 1 (1.25%) ForeScout
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.25%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.25%) Splunk