Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £515 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
UK
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 415 403 397
Rank change year-on-year -12 -6 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 595 561 648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.59% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.62% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 399 409
UK median daily rate £515 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £363 £363 £330
90th Percentile £675 £675 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £440 £440
% change year-on-year +2.27% - +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
UK median hourly rate £30.75 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.14% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year -61.43% - -

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 97,761 90,923 103,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,013 59,062 67,380
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,131 2,801 3,129
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.00 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.73%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Technical Leader in the UK

Technical Leader
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 17 August 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
England -18 562 £517 +3.40% 106
London +42 342 £550 +2.33% 46
UK excluding London -77 244 £450 +2.27% 69
South East -43 76 £475 - 16
North of England -40 46 £500 +17.65% 16
Midlands -36 41 £415 -4.60% 8
East of England -6 37 £450 +11.66% 15
North West -25 28 £478 +8.52% 12
East Midlands -23 26 £408 -6.32% 2
Scotland -31 24 £455 +7.06% 7
South West -6 17 £400 -11.85% 5
West Midlands -29 15 £450 +5.88% 6
Yorkshire -22 13 £475 +11.76% 4
North East -10 5 £580 +45.00%
Northern Ireland +25 1 £600 +62.16%
Wales - 1 £375 - 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 179 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (26.72%) Java
3 100 (16.81%) Finance
4 83 (13.95%) Migration
4 83 (13.95%) SQL
5 82 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
6 81 (13.61%) Microsoft
7 69 (11.60%) DevOps
8 66 (11.09%) JavaScript
8 66 (11.09%) Spring
9 63 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 57 (9.58%) Windows
11 56 (9.41%) .NET
12 55 (9.24%) Scrum
12 55 (9.24%) TDD
13 54 (9.08%) Security Cleared
13 54 (9.08%) SQL Server
14 53 (8.91%) Linux
14 53 (8.91%) Microservices
15 50 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
16 48 (8.07%) Docker
17 47 (7.90%) REST
17 47 (7.90%) Web Services
18 46 (7.73%) Mentoring
19 42 (7.06%) Firewall
20 40 (6.72%) Java 8
21 39 (6.55%) HTML
22 38 (6.39%) Project Management
23 37 (6.22%) Configuration Management
23 37 (6.22%) Kubernetes

Technical 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 24 (4.03%) Confluence
2 18 (3.03%) Apache
3 14 (2.35%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (1.68%) IIS
6 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 5 (0.84%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.67%) JBoss
9 4 (0.67%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.50%) Anypoint
10 3 (0.50%) CMS
10 3 (0.50%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.34%) Commerce Server
11 2 (0.34%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.34%) Mule
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (0.34%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.17%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
1 6 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.84%) SAP Hybris
3 2 (0.34%) HFM
3 2 (0.34%) SAP HR
3 2 (0.34%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Minerva
4 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.17%) SAP APO
4 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.17%) Siebel CRM
4 1 (0.17%) Summit
4 1 (0.17%) Tesseract
4 1 (0.17%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (10.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (4.03%) Office 365
4 16 (2.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 15 (2.52%) PaaS
5 15 (2.52%) SaaS
6 14 (2.35%) IaaS
7 10 (1.68%) Dynamics 365
8 9 (1.51%) Heroku
9 7 (1.18%) GitHub
10 6 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (0.84%) G Suite
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.67%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (0.67%) NuGet
12 4 (0.67%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
13 3 (0.50%) AdWords
14 2 (0.34%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 42 (7.06%) Firewall
2 26 (4.37%) DNS
3 19 (3.19%) HTTP
4 11 (1.85%) DHCP
5 10 (1.68%) FTP
5 10 (1.68%) SSL
5 10 (1.68%) TCP/IP
5 10 (1.68%) Wireless
6 9 (1.51%) SAN
6 9 (1.51%) VPN
7 8 (1.34%) LTE
7 8 (1.34%) MPLS
7 8 (1.34%) NAS
7 8 (1.34%) NetScaler
8 7 (1.18%) LAN
8 7 (1.18%) Network Security
8 7 (1.18%) VSAN
9 6 (1.01%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (1.01%) SMS
9 6 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.08%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.54%) MongoDB
3 25 (4.20%) Relational Database
3 25 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 24 (4.03%) Big Data
5 21 (3.53%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (3.36%) NoSQL
7 18 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 17 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.69%) MySQL
10 12 (2.02%) Redis
11 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (1.68%) DB2
12 10 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.34%) Power BI
13 8 (1.34%) Riak
14 5 (0.84%) Neo4j
14 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.67%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (6.05%) Git (software)
2 31 (5.21%) JIRA
2 31 (5.21%) Maven
3 27 (4.54%) Jenkins
4 18 (3.03%) Gradle
5 10 (1.68%) GitLab
5 10 (1.68%) gulp
5 10 (1.68%) JMeter
5 10 (1.68%) TeamCity
6 8 (1.34%) JUnit
6 8 (1.34%) Subversion
6 8 (1.34%) The Grinder
7 7 (1.18%) Cucumber
7 7 (1.18%) Octopus Deploy
8 6 (1.01%) Ant
8 6 (1.01%) SonarQube
9 5 (0.84%) Hudson
9 5 (0.84%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.67%) Artifactory
10 4 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 100 (16.81%) Finance
2 35 (5.88%) Banking
3 26 (4.37%) Retail
4 21 (3.53%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.35%) Law
5 14 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.85%) Marketing
7 10 (1.68%) Front Office
8 8 (1.34%) Electronics
9 5 (0.84%) Advertising
10 4 (0.67%) Publishing
11 3 (0.50%) Games
11 3 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 3 (0.50%) Legal
12 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Local Government
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (11.09%) Spring
2 56 (9.41%) .NET
3 47 (7.90%) REST
3 47 (7.90%) Web Services
4 39 (6.55%) HTML
5 37 (6.22%) Spring Boot
6 36 (6.05%) SOAP
7 34 (5.71%) RESTful
8 33 (5.55%) CSS
9 31 (5.21%) AngularJS
9 31 (5.21%) Kafka
10 29 (4.87%) Node.js
11 25 (4.20%) HTML5
12 23 (3.87%) J2EE
13 21 (3.53%) JSON
13 21 (3.53%) OAuth
14 20 (3.36%) Middleware
15 19 (3.19%) React
16 18 (3.03%) ASP.NET
16 18 (3.03%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (3.70%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.36%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.19%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.69%) Fintech
6 11 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.85%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.51%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.34%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.34%) User Experience
10 7 (1.18%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.18%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.01%) iPad
12 5 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.67%) Equities
13 4 (0.67%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.67%) iSeries
13 4 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 57 (9.58%) Windows
2 53 (8.91%) Linux
3 22 (3.70%) Windows 10
4 21 (3.53%) Windows Server
5 10 (1.68%) Unix
5 10 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (1.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.51%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.01%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.67%) Android
10 3 (0.50%) Solaris
11 2 (0.34%) AIX
11 2 (0.34%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.34%) SUSE
11 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.17%) MVS
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (30.08%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (13.95%) Migration
3 69 (11.60%) DevOps
4 55 (9.24%) Scrum
4 55 (9.24%) TDD
5 53 (8.91%) Microservices
6 50 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
7 46 (7.73%) Mentoring
8 38 (6.39%) Project Management
9 37 (6.22%) Configuration Management
10 34 (5.71%) Problem-Solving
11 33 (5.55%) ITIL
12 30 (5.04%) Stakeholder Management
13 28 (4.71%) Open Source
14 27 (4.54%) Analytics
14 27 (4.54%) Business Intelligence
15 26 (4.37%) Collaborative Working
15 26 (4.37%) Test Automation
16 24 (4.03%) BDD
16 24 (4.03%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 159 (26.72%) Java
2 83 (13.95%) SQL
3 66 (11.09%) JavaScript
4 40 (6.72%) Java 8
5 36 (6.05%) C#
6 22 (3.70%) Python
6 22 (3.70%) Scala
7 20 (3.36%) PowerShell
8 12 (2.02%) C
9 11 (1.85%) C++
10 9 (1.51%) ES6
10 9 (1.51%) Ruby
10 9 (1.51%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.34%) Clojure
12 7 (1.18%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.18%) PHP
13 6 (1.01%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.84%) Shell Script
15 4 (0.67%) VB
15 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (9.08%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.87%) Degree
4 20 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (2.86%) CCNA
6 16 (2.69%) CISSP
6 16 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
7 15 (2.52%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.02%) CISA
8 12 (2.02%) CISM
9 7 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (0.84%) CCNP
11 2 (0.34%) MBA
12 1 (0.17%) CCIE
12 1 (0.17%) GIAC
12 1 (0.17%) HNC
12 1 (0.17%) HND
12 1 (0.17%) MCP
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.88%) QA
2 21 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (2.02%) HIPAA
4 7 (1.18%) GDPR
5 6 (1.01%) Data Quality
5 6 (1.01%) SLA
6 3 (0.50%) PSD2
6 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.34%) MiFID
7 2 (0.34%) WCAG
8 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.17%) ECSS
8 1 (0.17%) GCP
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS
8 1 (0.17%) IFRS 9
8 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (8.07%) Docker
2 26 (4.37%) Active Directory
3 22 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (2.35%) XenApp
5 11 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (1.85%) vSphere
5 11 (1.85%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.18%) VMware NSX
8 4 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.50%) vCloud
10 2 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
11 1 (0.17%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (6.22%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
2 12 (2.02%) SCCM
2 12 (2.02%) Terraform
3 8 (1.34%) Ansible
4 7 (1.18%) Puppet
4 7 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (1.01%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (1.01%) Kibana
5 6 (1.01%) Mesos
5 6 (1.01%) Nagios
5 6 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.01%) SCOM
6 4 (0.67%) logstash
7 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (0.34%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.34%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (0.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 81 (13.61%) Microsoft
2 36 (6.05%) Oracle
3 32 (5.38%) VMware
4 27 (4.54%) SAP
5 24 (4.03%) Splunk
6 22 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
7 21 (3.53%) Citrix
8 18 (3.03%) Cisco
9 16 (2.69%) Google
9 16 (2.69%) McAfee
10 13 (2.18%) IBM
11 12 (2.02%) CyberArk
11 12 (2.02%) ForeScout
11 12 (2.02%) MuleSoft
12 11 (1.85%) CA
12 11 (1.85%) hybris
13 10 (1.68%) Red Hat
14 8 (1.34%) Apigee
14 8 (1.34%) AppDynamics
14 8 (1.34%) Forcepoint