The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 228 215
Rank change year-on-year +24 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 51 42 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.47% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 27
Median daily rate £475 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.15% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £348 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £439 £436 £431
% change year-on-year +0.57% +1.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
Hampshire +12 12 £290 -49.60% 5
Berkshire +26 11 £500 +31.57%
Buckinghamshire -5 11 £467 +55.66% 1
Surrey -3 7 £406 -11.20% 1
Oxfordshire - 5 £575 - 1
Kent 0 3 £400 -50.00% 1
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (19.66%) Java
3 21 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 18 (15.38%) Oracle
5 17 (14.53%) Migration
6 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
7 14 (11.97%) TDD
7 14 (11.97%) SAP
7 14 (11.97%) Web Services
7 14 (11.97%) Finance
8 13 (11.11%) Project Management
8 13 (11.11%) DevOps
9 12 (10.26%) Data Centre
9 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
9 12 (10.26%) SOA
10 11 (9.40%) Git (software)
10 11 (9.40%) BDD
10 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (8.55%) Scrum
11 10 (8.55%) VMware
11 10 (8.55%) Business Continuity
11 10 (8.55%) Retail
11 10 (8.55%) IBM
11 10 (8.55%) ITIL
11 10 (8.55%) Windows
11 10 (8.55%) Service Delivery
11 10 (8.55%) Firewall
12 9 (7.69%) WFM
12 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
12 9 (7.69%) Service Design

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 (4.27%) JBoss
1 5 (4.27%) NetWeaver
2 4 (3.42%) Documentum
3 3 (2.56%) IIS
4 2 (1.71%) Alfresco
4 2 (1.71%) Apache
4 2 (1.71%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
4 2 (1.71%) GlassFish
5 1 (0.85%) ArcGIS
5 1 (0.85%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.85%) SAS
5 1 (0.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (1.71%) SAP Retail
1 2 (1.71%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.85%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.85%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.85%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.85%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.85%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.42%) Office 365
3 3 (2.56%) CloudSense
3 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.56%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.71%) PaaS
4 2 (1.71%) SaaS
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.55%) Firewall
2 7 (5.98%) VPN
3 6 (5.13%) MVNO
4 4 (3.42%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (1.71%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.71%) LAN
5 2 (1.71%) MPLS
5 2 (1.71%) NetScaler
5 2 (1.71%) Network Security
5 2 (1.71%) WAN
5 2 (1.71%) Wireless
6 1 (0.85%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (0.85%) DWDM
6 1 (0.85%) Internet
6 1 (0.85%) PBX
6 1 (0.85%) SDH
6 1 (0.85%) TACACS
6 1 (0.85%) VoIP
6 1 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.85%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.84%) Big Data
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
4 3 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.71%) DataStage
5 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.71%) OLAP
5 2 (1.71%) QualityStage
5 2 (1.71%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.85%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.85%) Impala
6 1 (0.85%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (9.40%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.27%) JIRA
4 4 (3.42%) Grunt
4 4 (3.42%) gulp
4 4 (3.42%) IntelliJ
4 4 (3.42%) JUnit
5 3 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
6 2 (1.71%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.85%) Maven
7 1 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (11.97%) Finance
2 12 (10.26%) Telecoms
3 10 (8.55%) Retail
4 6 (5.13%) Banking
5 3 (2.56%) Law
6 2 (1.71%) Back Office
6 2 (1.71%) Billing
6 2 (1.71%) Games
7 1 (0.85%) Advertising
7 1 (0.85%) German Language
7 1 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.85%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.97%) Web Services
2 7 (5.98%) HTML
3 6 (5.13%) Dropwizard
3 6 (5.13%) HTML5
3 6 (5.13%) REST
3 6 (5.13%) SAP Basis
3 6 (5.13%) XML
4 5 (4.27%) AngularJS
4 5 (4.27%) Node.js
4 5 (4.27%) SOAP
5 4 (3.42%) CSS
5 4 (3.42%) Hystrix
5 4 (3.42%) Middleware
5 4 (3.42%) OAuth
5 4 (3.42%) Play Framework
5 4 (3.42%) React
5 4 (3.42%) RESTful
5 4 (3.42%) Scalatra
5 4 (3.42%) Swagger
5 4 (3.42%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.26%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.40%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) Clustering
4 2 (1.71%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.71%) PKI
4 2 (1.71%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) CMDB
5 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) Life Science
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (0.85%) NHS
5 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 10 (8.55%) Windows
2 7 (5.98%) Linux
3 2 (1.71%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.85%) Solaris
4 1 (0.85%) Unix
4 1 (0.85%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.06%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (14.53%) Migration
3 16 (13.68%) Mentoring
4 14 (11.97%) TDD
5 13 (11.11%) DevOps
5 13 (11.11%) Project Management
6 12 (10.26%) SOA
7 11 (9.40%) BDD
8 10 (8.55%) Business Continuity
8 10 (8.55%) ITIL
8 10 (8.55%) Scrum
8 10 (8.55%) Service Delivery
9 9 (7.69%) Service Design
9 9 (7.69%) WFM
10 8 (6.84%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.98%) BCP
11 7 (5.98%) Information Security
11 7 (5.98%) Microservices
11 7 (5.98%) Technical Architecture
11 7 (5.98%) Workforce Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.66%) Java
2 7 (5.98%) JavaScript
3 5 (4.27%) Scala
4 4 (3.42%) Groovy
4 4 (3.42%) SQL
5 3 (2.56%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.71%) ABAP
6 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
6 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.85%) C#
7 1 (0.85%) C++
7 1 (0.85%) DCL
7 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (17.95%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.98%) Avaya Certification
2 7 (5.98%) BPSS Clearance
2 7 (5.98%) HND
3 3 (2.56%) Degree
3 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.85%) CCIE
5 1 (0.85%) CCNA
5 1 (0.85%) HNC
5 1 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
5 1 (0.85%) MCSE
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.85%) PMP
5 1 (0.85%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) SLA
3 2 (1.71%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.71%) GPG13
3 2 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 15288
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (5.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.56%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.56%) Docker
2 3 (2.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (1.71%) XenApp
4 1 (0.85%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (0.85%) vCloud
4 1 (0.85%) vSphere
4 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (0.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (2.56%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.85%) AppDNA
2 1 (0.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (0.85%) Oozie
2 1 (0.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.85%) Puppet
2 1 (0.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.85%) vRealize
Vendors
1 18 (15.38%) Oracle
2 14 (11.97%) SAP
3 10 (8.55%) IBM
3 10 (8.55%) VMware
4 8 (6.84%) Avaya
5 7 (5.98%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.27%) Cisco
7 4 (3.42%) JDA
7 4 (3.42%) Motorola
7 4 (3.42%) New Relic
8 3 (2.56%) Citrix
8 3 (2.56%) Informatica
8 3 (2.56%) Jaspersoft
8 3 (2.56%) OpenText
8 3 (2.56%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.56%) Talend
9 2 (1.71%) BEA
9 2 (1.71%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.71%) Retek
9 2 (1.71%) TIBCO