The median contractor rate for a Team Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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.

Team Lead
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 463 419 410
Rank change year-on-year -44 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Team Leader 146 226 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.42% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.44% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 133 139
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £551 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 22
Median hourly rate - £23.57 £25.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.10%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £16.51 £25.93
% change year-on-year - -36.32%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Team Leader in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Team Leader.

Contractor daily rate trend for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Leader over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Leader.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England -46 138 £425 +6.25% 153
London +10 68 £510 +10.86% 46
South East -14 19 £408 +1.87% 30
City of London -1 17 £525 -12.50% 8
East of England -9 13 £275 -26.66% 11
West Midlands +5 8 £338 -26.63% 14
Yorkshire +17 7 £338 -22.85% 16
South West -7 7 £475 +8.57% 16
Hampshire +13 6 £408 -14.21% 9
West Yorkshire +13 6 £313 -34.21% 13
Wiltshire -2 6 £475 +8.57% 2
East Midlands -7 6 £320 -24.70% 3
Manchester +12 5 £375 -13.29% 13
Leeds +11 5 £425 -15.00% 11
North West +3 5 £375 +5.78% 16
Norfolk -5 5 £281 -25.00%
West Bromwich - 5 £325 -
Scotland +24 3 £283 -27.56% 5
Wales +16 3 £338 -12.62% 4
Nottinghamshire +10 3 £505 +6.31%
Croydon +10 3 £550 +46.66% 1
Surrey +8 3 £383 -30.76% 5
Hertfordshire +5 3 £163 -59.87% 3
Hammersmith - 3 £520 -
Basingstoke - 3 £413 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £163 -
Cardiff +23 2 £325 +13.04% 3
Leatherhead +20 2 £383 -30.76% 1
South Wales +18 2 £325 -15.85% 3
Berkshire +17 2 £176 -56.00% 5

Team Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Team 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 featuring Team Leader in the job title.

1 64 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 60 (19.11%) Microsoft
3 55 (17.52%) SQL
4 50 (15.92%) Finance
5 49 (15.61%) Windows
6 48 (15.29%) Java
7 45 (14.33%) Security Cleared
8 42 (13.38%) ITIL
9 38 (12.10%) SQL Server
10 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
11 36 (11.46%) Cisco
12 33 (10.51%) MS Excel
12 33 (10.51%) SC Cleared
13 30 (9.55%) Mentoring
14 27 (8.60%) .NET
14 27 (8.60%) Project Management
15 26 (8.28%) MVC
15 26 (8.28%) Oracle
15 26 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
16 25 (7.96%) C#
16 25 (7.96%) Linux
17 24 (7.64%) JavaScript
17 24 (7.64%) Service Management
17 24 (7.64%) Firewall
18 22 (7.01%) VMware
18 22 (7.01%) Active Directory
19 21 (6.69%) ASP.NET
19 21 (6.69%) Scrum
19 21 (6.69%) Spring
19 21 (6.69%) Line Management

Team Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (3.18%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.55%) CMS
3 6 (1.91%) Apache
3 6 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.59%) Apache Spark
4 5 (1.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (1.59%) MS Project Server
5 4 (1.27%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.96%) Confluence
6 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.64%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.32%) IIS
8 1 (0.32%) JBoss
8 1 (0.32%) Jetty
8 1 (0.32%) Mule
8 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (10.51%) MS Excel
2 18 (5.73%) MS Office
3 7 (2.23%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.96%) MS Project
5 2 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.64%) InDesign
5 2 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.64%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.96%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.64%) BASE24
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.64%) Postilion
2 2 (0.64%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.32%) Cerner Millennium
3 1 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.32%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (3.82%) Office 365
2 11 (3.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.59%) Akamai
4 4 (1.27%) GitHub
5 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.32%) Google Drive
6 1 (0.32%) IaaS
6 1 (0.32%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.32%) PaaS
6 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (7.64%) Firewall
2 15 (4.78%) VPN
3 13 (4.14%) LAN
4 12 (3.82%) WAN
5 11 (3.50%) Wireless
6 10 (3.18%) DNS
6 10 (3.18%) IPsec
6 10 (3.18%) VLAN
7 7 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 5 (1.59%) DHCP
8 5 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (1.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (1.27%) HTTP
9 4 (1.27%) SAN
10 3 (0.96%) Ethernet
10 3 (0.96%) FTP
11 2 (0.64%) 4G
11 2 (0.64%) Internet
11 2 (0.64%) VoIP
12 1 (0.32%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (12.10%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.37%) Data Warehouse
3 18 (5.73%) MySQL
4 10 (3.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.91%) Big Data
6 6 (1.91%) Hadoop
6 6 (1.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.59%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.27%) Data Mart
8 4 (1.27%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.27%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.27%) MS Access
8 4 (1.27%) Oracle Database
9 3 (0.96%) OLAP
9 3 (0.96%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.64%) GIS
10 2 (0.64%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 13 (4.14%) Visual Studio
2 12 (3.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (3.18%) JIRA
4 5 (1.59%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 5 (1.59%) JUnit
5 4 (1.27%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.96%) Eclipse
6 3 (0.96%) Mockito
7 2 (0.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.64%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.64%) Hudson
7 2 (0.64%) Jasmine
7 2 (0.64%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.64%) Maven
7 2 (0.64%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (0.64%) Selenium
8 1 (0.32%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.32%) MyEclipse
General
1 50 (15.92%) Finance
2 17 (5.41%) Banking
3 13 (4.14%) Retail
4 7 (2.23%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.91%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.27%) Back Office
7 3 (0.96%) Front Office
7 3 (0.96%) Games
7 3 (0.96%) Law
8 2 (0.64%) Advertising
8 2 (0.64%) Avionics
8 2 (0.64%) Billing
8 2 (0.64%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.64%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Publishing
9 1 (0.32%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.32%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.60%) .NET
2 21 (6.69%) ASP.NET
2 21 (6.69%) Spring
3 18 (5.73%) HTML
4 16 (5.10%) ASP.NET MVC
5 15 (4.78%) AngularJS
6 12 (3.82%) Hibernate
7 11 (3.50%) Web Services
8 10 (3.18%) ASP.NET Web API
8 10 (3.18%) J2EE
9 9 (2.87%) CSS
9 9 (2.87%) jQuery
9 9 (2.87%) XML
10 7 (2.23%) .NET Framework
10 7 (2.23%) JPA
11 6 (1.91%) J2SE
11 6 (1.91%) JSON
11 6 (1.91%) LAMP
12 5 (1.59%) Java EE
12 5 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (5.73%) Management Information System
3 14 (4.46%) Data Centre
4 13 (4.14%) NHS
5 6 (1.91%) EMC VNX
5 6 (1.91%) Mobile App
6 5 (1.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (1.59%) User Experience
7 4 (1.27%) Clustering
7 4 (1.27%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.96%) Credit Risk
8 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (0.96%) EPoS
8 3 (0.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (0.96%) Mainframe
8 3 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.64%) Digital Media
9 2 (0.64%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (15.61%) Windows
2 25 (7.96%) Linux
3 16 (5.10%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.46%) Windows 7
5 8 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.23%) Unix
6 7 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (1.91%) Windows 8
7 6 (1.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.27%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.96%) CentOS
9 3 (0.96%) Solaris
9 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.64%) AIX
10 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.32%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.32%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.38%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (13.38%) ITIL
3 37 (11.78%) Stakeholder Management
4 30 (9.55%) Mentoring
5 27 (8.60%) Project Management
6 26 (8.28%) MVC
7 24 (7.64%) Service Management
8 21 (6.69%) Line Management
8 21 (6.69%) Scrum
9 19 (6.05%) Migration
9 19 (6.05%) TDD
10 17 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
10 17 (5.41%) Software Engineering
11 16 (5.10%) Change Management
11 16 (5.10%) DevOps
11 16 (5.10%) Problem Management
11 16 (5.10%) SDLC
11 16 (5.10%) Web Development
12 15 (4.78%) E-Commerce
12 15 (4.78%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (17.52%) SQL
2 48 (15.29%) Java
3 25 (7.96%) C#
4 24 (7.64%) JavaScript
5 9 (2.87%) C++
5 9 (2.87%) PHP
5 9 (2.87%) PL/SQL
6 7 (2.23%) C
6 7 (2.23%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.91%) PowerShell
7 6 (1.91%) Python
8 4 (1.27%) VC++
9 3 (0.96%) Perl
9 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.64%) Ada
10 2 (0.64%) Assembly Language
10 2 (0.64%) Ruby
10 2 (0.64%) VB
10 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
10 2 (0.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 45 (14.33%) Security Cleared
2 33 (10.51%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.14%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (4.14%) Degree
4 12 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.59%) CCIE
6 5 (1.59%) CCNA
6 5 (1.59%) MCITP
7 4 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.27%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (1.27%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.27%) ISTQB
7 4 (1.27%) MCSE
8 3 (0.96%) CCNP
8 3 (0.96%) CISA
8 3 (0.96%) CISM
8 3 (0.96%) CISSP
8 3 (0.96%) GISP
8 3 (0.96%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.46%) SLA
2 6 (1.91%) Data Quality
2 6 (1.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.59%) QA
4 3 (0.96%) IFRS
4 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.64%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.64%) ISO 8583
5 2 (0.64%) PMO
6 1 (0.32%) Actionable Recommendations
6 1 (0.32%) Basel III
6 1 (0.32%) BS25999
6 1 (0.32%) HL7
6 1 (0.32%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.32%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.32%) Solvency II
System Software
1 22 (7.01%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.55%) vSphere
4 4 (1.27%) Docker
4 4 (1.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 4 (1.27%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (0.64%) XenApp
7 1 (0.32%) HDFS
7 1 (0.32%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
7 1 (0.32%) UAG
7 1 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 9 (2.87%) Puppet
2 6 (1.91%) SCCM
3 5 (1.59%) FortiGate
4 4 (1.27%) Ansible
5 3 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.96%) Kibana
5 3 (0.96%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.64%) SCOM
6 2 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.64%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (0.64%) vRealize
7 1 (0.32%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.32%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.32%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.32%) Nagios
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (0.32%) Salt
7 1 (0.32%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 60 (19.11%) Microsoft
2 36 (11.46%) Cisco
3 26 (8.28%) Oracle
4 22 (7.01%) VMware
5 15 (4.78%) F5
5 15 (4.78%) Palo Alto
6 10 (3.18%) IBM
7 9 (2.87%) Juniper
8 8 (2.55%) Citrix
8 8 (2.55%) EMC
9 7 (2.23%) Apple
9 7 (2.23%) HP
9 7 (2.23%) Red Hat
9 7 (2.23%) SAP
10 6 (1.91%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.59%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.27%) Adobe
12 4 (1.27%) NetApp
12 4 (1.27%) Veritas
13 3 (0.96%) Tandberg
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