Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Team Leader was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 612 490 449
Rank change year-on-year -122 -41 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Team Leader 291 448 534
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.43% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 269 319
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% -2.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £311 £213 £263
90th Percentile £675 £625 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £400 £420
% change year-on-year +7.50% -4.76% +15.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 22
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £45.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.65% +102.22% -6.25%
10th Percentile £17.01 £22.75 £15.34
90th Percentile £51.50 £77.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.75 £45.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -52.20% +102.22% -3.23%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Team Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Team Leader in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Leader.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Team Leader over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Team Leader in the UK

Team Leader
Top 15 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -122 269 £475 +14.46% 159
UK excluding London -58 163 £430 +7.50% 90
London -57 128 £525 +10.53% 77
South East -8 75 £528 +27.11% 28
East of England +12 27 £388 +19.23% 15
North of England +3 19 £400 +6.67% 19
North West +20 16 £400 +32.01% 12
Scotland 0 16 £388 -16.22% 8
Midlands -4 15 £400 +60.80% 12
East Midlands -6 11 £400 +150.00% 5
Wales +16 6 £375 +59.57%
South West -17 5 £417 +4.13% 8
West Midlands -9 4 £550 +37.50% 6
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 6
North East +44 1 - - 1

Team Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 91 (31.27%) Java
1 91 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 76 (26.12%) JavaScript
3 71 (24.40%) Finance
4 51 (17.53%) jQuery
5 49 (16.84%) SQL
6 48 (16.49%) SQL Server
6 48 (16.49%) TDD
7 46 (15.81%) Linux
7 46 (15.81%) AngularJS
8 44 (15.12%) Microsoft
9 42 (14.43%) HTML
9 42 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
10 39 (13.40%) CSS
10 39 (13.40%) Windows
11 38 (13.06%) .NET
11 38 (13.06%) C#
12 36 (12.37%) JUnit
12 36 (12.37%) Spring
13 35 (12.03%) BDD
14 34 (11.68%) Test Automation
14 34 (11.68%) React
15 32 (11.00%) Oracle
16 31 (10.65%) Mockito
16 31 (10.65%) Maven
17 28 (9.62%) Web Services
17 28 (9.62%) Scrum
18 27 (9.28%) Ansible
19 26 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
19 26 (8.93%) Puppet

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 13 (4.47%) Apache
2 11 (3.78%) WebSphere
3 9 (3.09%) SharePoint
4 8 (2.75%) MS Exchange
5 7 (2.41%) Confluence
5 7 (2.41%) Tomcat
6 6 (2.06%) Apache Spark
6 6 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.72%) JCAPS
8 4 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.37%) Hyperledger
8 4 (1.37%) IIS
8 4 (1.37%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.37%) WildFly
9 3 (1.03%) Apache Solr
9 3 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (1.03%) JBoss
9 3 (1.03%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.03%) SAS
10 2 (0.69%) Mule
Applications
1 12 (4.12%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.69%) SAP MM
2 2 (0.69%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.34%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
3 1 (0.34%) SAP SD
3 1 (0.34%) SAP WM
Cloud Services
1 42 (14.43%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.44%) Office 365
4 6 (2.06%) GitHub
5 5 (1.72%) IaaS
6 4 (1.37%) PaaS
7 2 (0.69%) CloudBees
7 2 (0.69%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.34%) Akamai
8 1 (0.34%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.34%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Serverless
8 1 (0.34%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.44%) Internet
2 9 (3.09%) Firewall
3 8 (2.75%) DNS
3 8 (2.75%) HTTP
4 7 (2.41%) WAN
5 5 (1.72%) LAN
5 5 (1.72%) SAN
5 5 (1.72%) SMS
6 4 (1.37%) DHCP
6 4 (1.37%) Kerberos
6 4 (1.37%) Skype
7 3 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.69%) BGP
8 2 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (0.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (0.69%) Network Security
8 2 (0.69%) OSPF
8 2 (0.69%) VLAN
8 2 (0.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.78%) Data Warehouse
2 11 (3.78%) MongoDB
3 10 (3.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.09%) Big Data
5 8 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.41%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.06%) RDBMS
7 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.72%) Apache Hive
8 5 (1.72%) MySQL
8 5 (1.72%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.72%) OLAP
8 5 (1.72%) Power BI
9 4 (1.37%) Blockchain
9 4 (1.37%) DB2
9 4 (1.37%) QlikView
10 3 (1.03%) Flink
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
10 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (12.37%) JUnit
2 31 (10.65%) Maven
2 31 (10.65%) Mockito
3 24 (8.25%) Jenkins
4 22 (7.56%) Ant
5 19 (6.53%) Git (software)
6 16 (5.50%) JIRA
7 11 (3.78%) Selenium
8 10 (3.44%) Cucumber
8 10 (3.44%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (3.09%) Gradle
10 7 (2.41%) Vagrant
10 7 (2.41%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.06%) SonarQube
12 5 (1.72%) SoapUI
12 5 (1.72%) Subversion
12 5 (1.72%) TeamCity
13 4 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 4 (1.37%) Checkstyle
13 4 (1.37%) Liquibase
General
1 71 (24.40%) Finance
2 19 (6.53%) Banking
3 5 (1.72%) Publishing
4 4 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.37%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.03%) Billing
5 3 (1.03%) Electronics
5 3 (1.03%) Law
6 2 (0.69%) Advertising
6 2 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.69%) Marketing
7 1 (0.34%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.34%) French Language
7 1 (0.34%) Front Office
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
7 1 (0.34%) Legal
7 1 (0.34%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.34%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (17.53%) jQuery
2 46 (15.81%) AngularJS
3 42 (14.43%) HTML
4 39 (13.40%) CSS
5 38 (13.06%) .NET
6 36 (12.37%) Spring
7 34 (11.68%) React
8 28 (9.62%) Web Services
9 26 (8.93%) Node.js
10 23 (7.90%) HTML5
11 21 (7.22%) RESTful
12 20 (6.87%) Ajax
13 19 (6.53%) ASP.NET
14 17 (5.84%) Hibernate
15 16 (5.50%) REST
16 15 (5.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 14 (4.81%) Spring Boot
18 13 (4.47%) Apache CXF
18 13 (4.47%) CSS3
18 13 (4.47%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (3.44%) User Experience
3 9 (3.09%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.06%) Reinsurance
5 5 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 5 (1.72%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 4 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.37%) NHS
7 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.03%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.03%) Replication
8 2 (0.69%) CCTV
8 2 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.34%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (15.81%) Linux
2 39 (13.40%) Windows
3 10 (3.44%) Windows Server
4 8 (2.75%) Unix
4 8 (2.75%) Windows 10
5 5 (1.72%) Apple iOS
5 5 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (1.72%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (1.37%) Android
6 4 (1.37%) VMS
6 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (31.27%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (16.49%) TDD
3 35 (12.03%) BDD
4 34 (11.68%) Test Automation
5 28 (9.62%) Scrum
6 26 (8.93%) Configuration Management
6 26 (8.93%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (8.93%) ITIL
7 25 (8.59%) Mentoring
8 23 (7.90%) Coaching
9 22 (7.56%) Unit Testing
10 21 (7.22%) DevOps
11 20 (6.87%) Project Management
12 19 (6.53%) Stakeholder Management
13 18 (6.19%) Microservices
14 17 (5.84%) Migration
14 17 (5.84%) MVC
15 16 (5.50%) Business Intelligence
16 15 (5.15%) CRM
17 13 (4.47%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 91 (31.27%) Java
2 76 (26.12%) JavaScript
3 49 (16.84%) SQL
4 38 (13.06%) C#
5 15 (5.15%) VB.NET
6 14 (4.81%) Scala
7 11 (3.78%) Python
8 9 (3.09%) C++
8 9 (3.09%) Groovy
8 9 (3.09%) PowerShell
9 8 (2.75%) Clojure
10 5 (1.72%) C
10 5 (1.72%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.37%) JPQL
11 4 (1.37%) Ruby
12 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.69%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.69%) R
13 2 (0.69%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.69%) XAML
Qualifications
1 22 (7.56%) Security Cleared
2 15 (5.15%) Degree
3 11 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.09%) DV Cleared
5 7 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 6 (2.06%) MCSE
7 5 (1.72%) ISEB
8 4 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.37%) MCITP
9 3 (1.03%) CCA
9 3 (1.03%) CCNP
9 3 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.03%) CREST Certified
9 3 (1.03%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (1.03%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.15%) QA
2 10 (3.44%) SLA
3 5 (1.72%) HL7
4 4 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.34%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.34%) GDPR
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.34%) PMO
6 1 (0.34%) SEPA
6 1 (0.34%) TARGET2
System Software
1 19 (6.53%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.19%) Docker
3 13 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.03%) HDFS
5 3 (1.03%) VirtualBox
5 3 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.69%) vSphere
6 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.34%) Firmware
7 1 (0.34%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 27 (9.28%) Ansible
2 26 (8.93%) Puppet
3 24 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.72%) SCOM
5 3 (1.03%) Ambari
5 3 (1.03%) WSUS
6 2 (0.69%) Backup Exec
6 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.34%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.34%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 44 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 32 (11.00%) Oracle
3 20 (6.87%) VMware
4 15 (5.15%) IBM
5 12 (4.12%) Cisco
6 8 (2.75%) SAP
7 7 (2.41%) Citrix
8 5 (1.72%) Fiorano
8 5 (1.72%) Juniper
8 5 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.37%) InterSystems
9 4 (1.37%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.03%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.03%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.03%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.03%) MicroStrategy
10 3 (1.03%) Reuters
11 2 (0.69%) McAfee
11 2 (0.69%) Remedy
11 2 (0.69%) Sophos