Period
to 16 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 301 238 273
Rank change year-on-year -63 +35 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 86 120 123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.76% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.80% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 68 85
South East median daily rate £475 £438 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -7.89% +7.95%
10th Percentile £325 £278 £346
90th Percentile £625 £588 £600
England median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
South East median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £32.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -7.86% - -

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 16,179 15,038 17,779
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.62% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,561 8,651 10,733
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £230
90th Percentile £585 £550 £544
England median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 722 787
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.28
90th Percentile £51.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 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 July 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 -13 57 £488 +14.71% 5
Berkshire -17 30 £600 +41.18% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £475 +8.57% 2
Surrey -29 11 £458 -10.07% 1
Hampshire -25 9 £525 +27.66% 2
Oxfordshire -3 5 £475 +15.15% 2
West Sussex - 4 £333 - 1
Kent +13 3 - - 2
Sussex - 1 £538 -
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (22.09%) Firewall
3 16 (18.60%) Configuration Management
3 16 (18.60%) SQL
4 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (13.95%) Migration
5 12 (13.95%) WFM
6 10 (11.63%) Data Migration
6 10 (11.63%) DevOps
6 10 (11.63%) Java
6 10 (11.63%) DB2
7 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
7 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
7 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (10.47%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (9.30%) Node.js
8 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
8 8 (9.30%) Finance
9 7 (8.14%) Project Management
9 7 (8.14%) Banking
9 7 (8.14%) Oracle
9 7 (8.14%) Windows
9 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
9 7 (8.14%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (8.14%) Spring
9 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
9 7 (8.14%) Kafka
9 7 (8.14%) Spring Boot
9 7 (8.14%) Private Cloud

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 6 (6.98%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.65%) Apache
3 2 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (1.16%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.16%) Drupal
4 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) Mule
4 1 (1.16%) NetWeaver
4 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.16%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.65%) Dynamics 365
2 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.49%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 2 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (2.33%) Serverless
5 1 (1.16%) IaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Office 365
5 1 (1.16%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) Firewall
2 1 (1.16%) ATM
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco ISE
2 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (1.16%) DHCP
2 1 (1.16%) DNS
2 1 (1.16%) FTP
2 1 (1.16%) HTTP
2 1 (1.16%) Internet
2 1 (1.16%) LTE
2 1 (1.16%) MPLS
2 1 (1.16%) NAS
2 1 (1.16%) NetScaler
2 1 (1.16%) Network Security
2 1 (1.16%) SAN
2 1 (1.16%) SNMP
2 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.16%) VPN
2 1 (1.16%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.63%) DB2
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (5.81%) Big Data
6 4 (4.65%) Hadoop
7 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.33%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.16%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.16%) HBase
9 1 (1.16%) Impala
9 1 (1.16%) NuoDB
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.16%) JIRA
2 1 (1.16%) Selenium
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.16%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Banking
3 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Local Government
5 1 (1.16%) Publishing
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) Node.js
2 7 (8.14%) Kafka
2 7 (8.14%) Spring
2 7 (8.14%) Spring Boot
3 5 (5.81%) .NET
4 4 (4.65%) Web Services
5 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.49%) Middleware
5 3 (3.49%) RESTful
6 2 (2.33%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.33%) SOAP
6 2 (2.33%) Spring Cloud
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) Hystrix
7 1 (1.16%) SAP Basis
7 1 (1.16%) Swagger
7 1 (1.16%) WireMock
7 1 (1.16%) XML Messaging
7 1 (1.16%) Zuul
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (10.47%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (8.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.33%) iSeries
3 2 (2.33%) Life Science
3 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.16%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.16%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.16%) PKI
4 1 (1.16%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.14%) Windows
2 3 (3.49%) Linux
2 3 (3.49%) Windows 10
2 3 (3.49%) Windows Server
3 1 (1.16%) Android
3 1 (1.16%) CentOS
3 1 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (18.60%) Configuration Management
3 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (13.95%) Migration
4 12 (13.95%) WFM
5 10 (11.63%) Data Migration
5 10 (11.63%) DevOps
6 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
6 7 (8.14%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.14%) Project Management
6 7 (8.14%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (6.98%) Non-Functional Testing
7 6 (6.98%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.98%) TDD
8 5 (5.81%) Analytics
8 5 (5.81%) ETL
9 4 (4.65%) Data Cleansing
9 4 (4.65%) ITIL
9 4 (4.65%) SOA
10 3 (3.49%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.60%) SQL
2 10 (11.63%) Java
3 5 (5.81%) JavaScript
3 5 (5.81%) Python
3 5 (5.81%) Scala
4 3 (3.49%) C#
5 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.33%) CCNA
5 2 (2.33%) MCSE
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.16%) CCNP
6 1 (1.16%) Degree
6 1 (1.16%) VCP5
6 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.16%) ECSS
2 1 (1.16%) GDPR
2 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) vSphere
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) Docker
3 1 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.16%) vCloud
3 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
3 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.33%) Ansible
2 1 (1.16%) HP ALM
2 1 (1.16%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.16%) Puppet
2 1 (1.16%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (10.47%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.14%) Oracle
3 5 (5.81%) VMware
4 4 (4.65%) IBM
5 3 (3.49%) Genesys
5 3 (3.49%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (2.33%) Cisco
6 2 (2.33%) MuleSoft
6 2 (2.33%) Northgate
7 1 (1.16%) Automation Anywhere
7 1 (1.16%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) Cloudera
7 1 (1.16%) Fiorano
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Infoblox
7 1 (1.16%) Intel
7 1 (1.16%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.16%) NetApp
7 1 (1.16%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.16%) SAP