Period
to 11 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £506 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 11 December 2019.

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
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 252 292 280
Rank change year-on-year +40 -12 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 78 99 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.60% 0.58% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.62% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 52 69
South East median daily rate £506 £524 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.39% -0.19% +19.66%
10th Percentile £347 £363 £351
90th Percentile £688 £686 £678
England median daily rate £550 £525 £525
% change year-on-year +4.76% - +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South East median hourly rate - £20.08 -
England median hourly rate £50.00 £34.04 £22.00
% change year-on-year +46.90% +54.72% -56.00%

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 12,099 16,059 15,847
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.77% 94.39% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,163 9,661 9,418
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £208 £256 £238
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 632 618 625
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -5.26%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £59.99 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £19.31 £18.12 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.60% -3.13% +1.89%

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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 2019. 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 +14 34 £488 -9.72% 6
Berkshire -16 16 £600 +11.11% 4
West Sussex +23 15 £568 +10.84% 1
Hampshire +16 14 £420 -15.37% 5
Surrey +51 12 £563 +25.00% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 12 £340 -35.24% 1
Oxfordshire +37 6 £523 +44.14% 1
East Sussex +16 1 £675 +50.00% 2
Kent +12 1 £450 - 2
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 2019, 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 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) DevOps
3 14 (17.95%) Azure
4 13 (16.67%) SDLC
4 13 (16.67%) TDD
4 13 (16.67%) SQL
5 11 (14.10%) Java
5 11 (14.10%) .NET
5 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.10%) React
5 11 (14.10%) QA
5 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
5 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
6 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
6 10 (12.82%) Windows
6 10 (12.82%) JIRA
6 10 (12.82%) Migration
6 10 (12.82%) Technical Leadership
7 9 (11.54%) Scrum
7 9 (11.54%) Project Management
7 9 (11.54%) Big Data
8 8 (10.26%) AWS
8 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
8 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
8 8 (10.26%) Data Lake
9 7 (8.97%) Performance Optimisation
9 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
9 7 (8.97%) Serverless
9 7 (8.97%) Power Platform
9 7 (8.97%) Web Services

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 4 (5.13%) Apache
2 3 (3.85%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Pig
3 2 (2.56%) Confluence
3 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.28%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.28%) GemFire
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) SAP S/4HANA
2 3 (3.85%) Magento
3 1 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.28%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) Azure
2 8 (10.26%) AWS
3 7 (8.97%) Power Platform
3 7 (8.97%) Serverless
4 5 (6.41%) Data Lake Analytics
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon Cognito
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.13%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (5.13%) CloudFront
6 3 (3.85%) Azure Functions
6 3 (3.85%) PaaS
7 2 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.56%) iPaaS
8 1 (1.28%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.28%) Azure Stack
8 1 (1.28%) Force.com
8 1 (1.28%) GitHub
8 1 (1.28%) SaaS
8 1 (1.28%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.56%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (1.28%) 4G
2 1 (1.28%) BIG-IP
2 1 (1.28%) VoLTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.54%) Big Data
2 8 (10.26%) Data Lake
3 7 (8.97%) Power BI
4 5 (6.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Hive
6 2 (2.56%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (2.56%) Cosmos DB
6 2 (2.56%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.56%) HBase
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.28%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 11 (14.10%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.82%) JIRA
3 6 (7.69%) Postman
3 6 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio
4 5 (6.41%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (5.13%) StarTeam
6 2 (2.56%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.28%) GitLab
7 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
7 1 (1.28%) JUnit
7 1 (1.28%) SonarQube
General
1 8 (10.26%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Public Sector
4 2 (2.56%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Military
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
1 11 (14.10%) React
2 7 (8.97%) Web Services
3 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 3 (3.85%) React Native
4 3 (3.85%) REST
4 3 (3.85%) Spring
5 2 (2.56%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
5 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET
5 2 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (2.56%) Entity Framework
5 2 (2.56%) JPA
5 2 (2.56%) LINQ
5 2 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (2.56%) RESTful
5 2 (2.56%) Spring Boot
5 2 (2.56%) XML
6 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.41%) Enterprise Cloud
2 4 (5.13%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.56%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.28%) Derivative
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.28%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.82%) Windows
2 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Linux
5 4 (5.13%) Unix
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (19.23%) DevOps
3 13 (16.67%) SDLC
3 13 (16.67%) TDD
4 11 (14.10%) Test Automation
5 10 (12.82%) Migration
5 10 (12.82%) Technical Leadership
6 9 (11.54%) Project Management
6 9 (11.54%) Scrum
7 7 (8.97%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.97%) Microservices
7 7 (8.97%) Performance Optimisation
8 6 (7.69%) Analytics
8 6 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 6 (7.69%) Kanban
8 6 (7.69%) Mentoring
8 6 (7.69%) Project Delivery
8 6 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 11 (14.10%) Java
3 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 7 (8.97%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.13%) C#
6 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
6 3 (3.85%) Scala
7 2 (2.56%) Java 8
7 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.28%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.28%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.28%) VB
8 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.41%) Degree
3 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.13%) ISEB
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.85%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.56%) CCNA
5 2 (2.56%) CCNP
5 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.56%) MCSE
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.56%) VCP5
5 2 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.28%) CISM
6 1 (1.28%) CISSP
6 1 (1.28%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.10%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.56%) Apache Flume
2 2 (2.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Kubernetes
1 2 (2.56%) Oozie
2 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (7.69%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) SAP
3 5 (6.41%) VMware
4 4 (5.13%) Adobe
5 3 (3.85%) Intel
6 2 (2.56%) BT
6 2 (2.56%) Citrix
6 2 (2.56%) Google
6 2 (2.56%) Informatica
6 2 (2.56%) SnapLogic
6 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.56%) Xamarin
7 1 (1.28%) Equitrac
7 1 (1.28%) F5
7 1 (1.28%) JDA
7 1 (1.28%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.28%) Remedy
7 1 (1.28%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.28%) webMethods