Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 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.

Technical Lead
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 408 358 399
Rank change year-on-year -50 +41 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 571 684 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.55% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.69% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 418 402
UK median daily rate £523 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.65% -
10th Percentile £363 £338 £313
90th Percentile £698 £640 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 10
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £47.75 £46.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.93% +2.69% +97.87%
10th Percentile £21.00 £18.19 £25.33
90th Percentile £23.00 £55.73 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -54.17% +3.23% +100.00%

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 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
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 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 21 November 2017.

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
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 21 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 -47 543 £525 +7.69% 109
UK excluding London -20 315 £450 +5.88% 53
London -66 251 £550 - 57
South East -13 98 £535 +18.89% 12
North of England +22 91 £425 +5.20% 18
Midlands +30 62 £425 +5.07% 6
Yorkshire +27 41 £440 -2.22% 8
East Midlands +20 41 £415 +3.75% 3
North West +22 39 £425 +6.25% 9
East of England -7 32 £403 -18.59% 10
Scotland +3 22 £495 +38.95% 2
West Midlands +13 21 £425 +3.03% 3
North East +30 11 £400 - 1
South West -15 7 £525 +35.48% 4
Northern Ireland -49 2 £390 +4.00%
Wales +3 1 £450 +5.88% 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Technical 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 Technical Leader in the job title.

1 205 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (27.67%) Java
3 125 (21.89%) Finance
4 89 (15.59%) SQL
5 85 (14.89%) Oracle
5 85 (14.89%) Scrum
6 76 (13.31%) SQL Server
6 76 (13.31%) Microsoft
7 70 (12.26%) TDD
8 69 (12.08%) .NET
9 66 (11.56%) C#
10 64 (11.21%) JavaScript
11 61 (10.68%) Spring
12 59 (10.33%) Web Services
12 59 (10.33%) Git (software)
13 58 (10.16%) DevOps
13 58 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
14 57 (9.98%) Test Automation
15 56 (9.81%) Linux
16 55 (9.63%) Security Cleared
17 54 (9.46%) Banking
17 54 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
18 50 (8.76%) BDD
19 47 (8.23%) RESTful
19 47 (8.23%) Coaching
19 47 (8.23%) Windows
20 46 (8.06%) AngularJS
21 45 (7.88%) Migration
22 44 (7.71%) HTML
22 44 (7.71%) SAP

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 23 (4.03%) SharePoint
2 15 (2.63%) Apache Spark
3 14 (2.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 13 (2.28%) Apache
4 13 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
6 11 (1.93%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.75%) Confluence
8 9 (1.58%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.40%) Mule
9 8 (1.40%) Skype for Business
9 8 (1.40%) WinCC
10 7 (1.23%) CMS
10 7 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (1.23%) NServiceBus
11 6 (1.05%) IIS
11 6 (1.05%) JBoss
12 5 (0.88%) NetWeaver
13 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 12 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
1 12 (2.10%) Teamcenter
2 10 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (1.58%) SAP Hybris
4 5 (0.88%) Oracle Applications
5 4 (0.70%) OpenText VIM for SAP
5 4 (0.70%) Oracle Retail
5 4 (0.70%) SAP S/4HANA
6 3 (0.53%) Cognos TM1
6 3 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 3 (0.53%) SAP ERP
6 3 (0.53%) SAP FI
6 3 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
7 2 (0.35%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle BRM
7 2 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.46%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.15%) Office 365
3 18 (3.15%) PaaS
4 14 (2.45%) GitHub
5 7 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.23%) SaaS
6 6 (1.05%) IaaS
7 5 (0.88%) G Suite
7 5 (0.88%) Salesforce Service Cloud
7 5 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.53%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.35%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.35%) Taleo
10 1 (0.18%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.80%) Firewall
2 14 (2.45%) LAN
2 14 (2.45%) Network Security
3 12 (2.10%) DNS
3 12 (2.10%) Internet
4 11 (1.93%) DHCP
5 10 (1.75%) WAN
6 8 (1.40%) BGP
6 8 (1.40%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (1.23%) Skype
7 7 (1.23%) VPN
8 6 (1.05%) Kerberos
9 5 (0.88%) OSPF
9 5 (0.88%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (0.88%) SMS
9 5 (0.88%) VLAN
10 4 (0.70%) HTTP
10 4 (0.70%) Unified Communications
11 3 (0.53%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 25 (4.38%) MongoDB
2 25 (4.38%) Relational Database
3 23 (4.03%) Hadoop
4 22 (3.85%) Big Data
4 22 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 21 (3.68%) Oracle Database
6 17 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (2.45%) SAP Data Services
8 12 (2.10%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
10 10 (1.75%) MySQL
10 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.58%) Endeca
11 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.23%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
12 7 (1.23%) HBase
Development Applications
1 59 (10.33%) Git (software)
2 34 (5.95%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.08%) Maven
4 23 (4.03%) JIRA
5 18 (3.15%) Subversion
6 17 (2.98%) Selenium
7 14 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (2.10%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.75%) Cucumber
9 10 (1.75%) IntelliJ
10 9 (1.58%) Grunt
10 9 (1.58%) gulp
11 8 (1.40%) Eclipse
11 8 (1.40%) JUnit
11 8 (1.40%) TeamCity
12 7 (1.23%) Mockito
12 7 (1.23%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.05%) Bitbucket
13 6 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
General
1 125 (21.89%) Finance
2 54 (9.46%) Banking
3 21 (3.68%) Manufacturing
3 21 (3.68%) Retail
4 16 (2.80%) Financial Institution
5 14 (2.45%) Back Office
6 13 (2.28%) Marketing
7 10 (1.75%) Advertising
8 8 (1.40%) Telecoms
9 7 (1.23%) German Language
9 7 (1.23%) Italian Language
10 6 (1.05%) Investment Banking
10 6 (1.05%) Law
11 5 (0.88%) Games
12 3 (0.53%) Legal
13 2 (0.35%) Billing
13 2 (0.35%) French Language
13 2 (0.35%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (12.08%) .NET
2 61 (10.68%) Spring
3 59 (10.33%) Web Services
4 47 (8.23%) RESTful
5 46 (8.06%) AngularJS
6 44 (7.71%) HTML
7 43 (7.53%) REST
8 31 (5.43%) CSS
9 30 (5.25%) HTML5
10 29 (5.08%) ASP.NET
10 29 (5.08%) JSON
11 28 (4.90%) Spring Boot
12 26 (4.55%) SOAP
13 23 (4.03%) Node.js
14 19 (3.33%) J2EE
15 18 (3.15%) XML
16 16 (2.80%) JMS
16 16 (2.80%) Middleware
16 16 (2.80%) React
17 15 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.83%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.55%) Greenfield Project
3 21 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
4 18 (3.15%) Data Centre
5 15 (2.63%) User Experience
6 10 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.58%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.40%) Fintech
8 8 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.23%) CMDB
9 7 (1.23%) Derivative
9 7 (1.23%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.05%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.05%) OTC Derivatives
11 4 (0.70%) CESG
11 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
11 4 (0.70%) Device Driver
11 4 (0.70%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.70%) Online Banking
11 4 (0.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 56 (9.81%) Linux
2 47 (8.23%) Windows
3 24 (4.20%) Windows Server
4 21 (3.68%) Unix
5 10 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (1.40%) Android
6 8 (1.40%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.23%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.05%) HPUX
8 6 (1.05%) Solaris
9 4 (0.70%) AIX
9 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.35%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.35%) MVS
10 2 (0.35%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.35%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (35.90%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (14.89%) Scrum
3 70 (12.26%) TDD
4 58 (10.16%) Continuous Integration
4 58 (10.16%) DevOps
5 57 (9.98%) Test Automation
6 50 (8.76%) BDD
7 47 (8.23%) Coaching
8 45 (7.88%) Migration
9 44 (7.71%) Microservices
10 40 (7.01%) Stakeholder Management
11 39 (6.83%) Mentoring
12 36 (6.30%) MVC
12 36 (6.30%) Software Engineering
13 33 (5.78%) ITIL
14 30 (5.25%) E-Commerce
14 30 (5.25%) Kanban
15 24 (4.20%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (4.03%) Open Source
17 22 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (27.67%) Java
2 89 (15.59%) SQL
3 66 (11.56%) C#
4 64 (11.21%) JavaScript
5 26 (4.55%) Scala
6 19 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.10%) PowerShell
9 10 (1.75%) PHP
9 10 (1.75%) Python
10 9 (1.58%) Apex Code
10 9 (1.58%) C++
10 9 (1.58%) Groovy
10 9 (1.58%) TypeScript
11 7 (1.23%) ABAP
12 6 (1.05%) C
12 6 (1.05%) R
12 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.88%) COBOL
14 4 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (9.63%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.65%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.33%) Degree
4 10 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.40%) CCNP
6 6 (1.05%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.88%) CCDP
7 5 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (0.88%) JNCIS
8 4 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.35%) CCNA
9 2 (0.35%) GIAC
9 2 (0.35%) HND
9 2 (0.35%) MCSA
9 2 (0.35%) MCSE
9 2 (0.35%) OSCP
10 1 (0.18%) SANS
10 1 (0.18%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.95%) QA
2 11 (1.93%) SLA
3 4 (0.70%) COBIT
4 3 (0.53%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.53%) GDPR
5 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.18%) EMIR
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.18%) MiFID
6 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) SEPA
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 38 (6.65%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.78%) Docker
3 26 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.40%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.70%) HDFS
5 4 (0.70%) vSphere
6 3 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.53%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.53%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.35%) Varnish
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.18%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.18%) OpenDJ
8 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (3.15%) Puppet
2 13 (2.28%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.10%) Ansible
4 9 (1.58%) SCCM
5 7 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.70%) Ambari
7 4 (0.70%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.53%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.53%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.53%) Terraform
9 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.18%) Nessus
10 1 (0.18%) Nexpose
10 1 (0.18%) Nmap
10 1 (0.18%) Packer
10 1 (0.18%) QRadar
10 1 (0.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 85 (14.89%) Oracle
2 76 (13.31%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.71%) SAP
4 32 (5.60%) VMware
5 22 (3.85%) Salesforce.com
6 17 (2.98%) IBM
7 14 (2.45%) Cisco
8 13 (2.28%) HP
8 13 (2.28%) Siemens
9 12 (2.10%) hybris
10 11 (1.93%) Citrix
11 9 (1.58%) Ariba
11 9 (1.58%) Red Hat
11 9 (1.58%) WSO2
12 7 (1.23%) Sybase
13 6 (1.05%) McAfee
13 6 (1.05%) New Relic
14 5 (0.88%) Hortonworks
14 5 (0.88%) JDA
14 5 (0.88%) Juniper