The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 338 367
Rank change year-on-year -32 +29  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 253 348 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 216 180
Median daily rate £500 £475 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +7.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £684 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £435 £431
% change year-on-year +0.57% +0.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 10 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -37 240 £500 +5.26% 92
UK excluding London -6 139 £438 +0.57% 39
London -35 108 £538 -2.27% 56
South East +30 48 £475 +5.55% 9
Midlands +30 35 £410 +2.50% 6
North of England -2 32 £450 +11.11% 13
East of England +2 12 £550 +4.76% 7
Scotland +32 6 £425 +1.19% 3
South West -4 4 £390 -13.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £390 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 178 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (23.80%) Java
3 84 (15.50%) Security Cleared
4 82 (15.13%) SQL
5 81 (14.94%) Oracle
6 75 (13.84%) Finance
7 73 (13.47%) Microsoft
8 65 (11.99%) Scrum
9 62 (11.44%) TDD
10 58 (10.70%) JavaScript
11 57 (10.52%) ITIL
12 56 (10.33%) SC Cleared
13 55 (10.15%) .NET
14 52 (9.59%) Web Services
15 51 (9.41%) HTML
16 50 (9.23%) SAP
17 49 (9.04%) SQL Server
17 49 (9.04%) Windows
17 49 (9.04%) DevOps
18 47 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
19 43 (7.93%) Migration
19 43 (7.93%) Linux
20 42 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
21 38 (7.01%) BDD
21 38 (7.01%) Project Management
22 37 (6.83%) Mentoring
23 36 (6.64%) Git (software)
24 35 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
25 34 (6.27%) Spring
26 32 (5.90%) Microservices

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 19 (3.51%) Apache
2 17 (3.14%) JBoss
3 14 (2.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 13 (2.40%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.40%) CMS
5 12 (2.21%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 9 (1.66%) NetWeaver
8 8 (1.48%) WinCC
9 7 (1.29%) NServiceBus
10 6 (1.11%) Apache Solr
10 6 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (1.11%) IIS
10 6 (1.11%) WebSphere
11 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.92%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.92%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.74%) Confluence
12 4 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 16 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.48%) Teamcenter
4 4 (0.74%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.55%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.37%) SAP Retail
7 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.18%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Travel Management
7 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 47 (8.67%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (6.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.69%) Office 365
4 10 (1.85%) PaaS
5 8 (1.48%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (1.11%) GitHub
7 5 (0.92%) Boomi
7 5 (0.92%) OpenShift
7 5 (0.92%) SaaS
7 5 (0.92%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 4 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.74%) IaaS
8 4 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
9 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.55%) Azure Data Factory
9 3 (0.55%) CloudSense
9 3 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.37%) Akamai
10 2 (0.37%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.87%) Firewall
2 20 (3.69%) DNS
3 15 (2.77%) Internet
4 12 (2.21%) DHCP
5 10 (1.85%) WAN
6 8 (1.48%) HTTP
6 8 (1.48%) VPN
7 7 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
7 7 (1.29%) LAN
8 6 (1.11%) MVNO
9 4 (0.74%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.74%) SSL
9 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.55%) BGP
10 3 (0.55%) EIGRP
10 3 (0.55%) FTP
10 3 (0.55%) MPLS
10 3 (0.55%) VoIP
11 2 (0.37%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (9.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (5.72%) Relational Database
3 29 (5.35%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.98%) Big Data
5 23 (4.24%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.87%) MongoDB
7 20 (3.69%) RDBMS
8 18 (3.32%) Oracle Database
9 17 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (3.14%) MySQL
10 11 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 9 (1.66%) Power BI
13 8 (1.48%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.29%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.29%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.11%) DataStage
15 6 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 36 (6.64%) Git (software)
2 25 (4.61%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.14%) Maven
4 14 (2.58%) JIRA
5 13 (2.40%) Subversion
6 11 (2.03%) JUnit
7 9 (1.66%) Cucumber
7 9 (1.66%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.29%) Selenium
8 7 (1.29%) Talend Open Studio
9 6 (1.11%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.11%) Grunt
9 6 (1.11%) SpecFlow
10 5 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 4 (0.74%) AccuRev
11 4 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (0.74%) Mockito
11 4 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (0.74%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 75 (13.84%) Finance
2 31 (5.72%) Manufacturing
3 24 (4.43%) Retail
4 23 (4.24%) Banking
5 22 (4.06%) Marketing
5 22 (4.06%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.03%) Law
6 11 (2.03%) Legal
7 7 (1.29%) Games
8 6 (1.11%) Electronics
9 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.74%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Front Office
11 2 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.37%) Billing
11 2 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.18%) German Language
12 1 (0.18%) Hungarian Language
12 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (10.15%) .NET
2 52 (9.59%) Web Services
3 51 (9.41%) HTML
4 34 (6.27%) Spring
5 31 (5.72%) AngularJS
5 31 (5.72%) REST
5 31 (5.72%) SOAP
6 26 (4.80%) CSS
6 26 (4.80%) HTML5
7 25 (4.61%) J2EE
8 22 (4.06%) XML
9 19 (3.51%) jQuery
10 18 (3.32%) ASP.NET
10 18 (3.32%) Hibernate
10 18 (3.32%) Node.js
11 17 (3.14%) RESTful
12 16 (2.95%) Middleware
13 13 (2.40%) Apache Camel
13 13 (2.40%) JSON
13 13 (2.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (4.61%) Data Centre
3 24 (4.43%) Enterprise Software
4 22 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
5 11 (2.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 10 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 9 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.48%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.11%) Fixed Income
9 6 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.11%) Market Risk
9 6 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.92%) Clustering
10 5 (0.92%) Derivative
10 5 (0.92%) Hedge funds
10 5 (0.92%) User Experience
11 4 (0.74%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.74%) CESG
11 4 (0.74%) iPad
11 4 (0.74%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.04%) Windows
2 43 (7.93%) Linux
3 16 (2.95%) Unix
3 16 (2.95%) Windows Server
4 11 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (1.85%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.66%) Android
6 9 (1.66%) Solaris
7 7 (1.29%) CentOS
8 5 (0.92%) HPUX
8 5 (0.92%) Windows 10
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.55%) AIX
10 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.37%) SUSE
12 1 (0.18%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.18%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (11.99%) Scrum
3 62 (11.44%) TDD
4 57 (10.52%) ITIL
5 49 (9.04%) DevOps
6 43 (7.93%) Migration
7 38 (7.01%) BDD
7 38 (7.01%) Project Management
8 37 (6.83%) Mentoring
9 32 (5.90%) Microservices
10 31 (5.72%) MVC
10 31 (5.72%) SOA
11 29 (5.35%) CRM
11 29 (5.35%) E-Commerce
11 29 (5.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 29 (5.35%) Test Automation
12 26 (4.80%) Data Integration
12 26 (4.80%) Data Modelling
12 26 (4.80%) Open Source
13 25 (4.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 129 (23.80%) Java
2 82 (15.13%) SQL
3 58 (10.70%) JavaScript
4 29 (5.35%) C#
5 26 (4.80%) Scala
6 17 (3.14%) Python
7 13 (2.40%) T-SQL
8 12 (2.21%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.03%) PHP
10 10 (1.85%) ABAP
10 10 (1.85%) Groovy
11 9 (1.66%) C++
12 8 (1.48%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.11%) Perl
14 5 (0.92%) Bash Shell
14 5 (0.92%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.74%) Clojure
15 4 (0.74%) Jython
15 4 (0.74%) Ruby
16 3 (0.55%) XPath
Qualifications
1 84 (15.50%) Security Cleared
2 56 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.06%) Degree
4 10 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.29%) Avaya Certification
5 7 (1.29%) HND
5 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.92%) MCSE
8 3 (0.55%) MCP
9 2 (0.37%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.37%) CCIE
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.18%) ISEB Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.18%) PMP
10 1 (0.18%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.18%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.61%) QA
2 13 (2.40%) SLA
3 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.74%) GPG13
5 3 (0.55%) MiFID
5 3 (0.55%) WCAG
6 2 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.18%) COBIT
7 1 (0.18%) EMIR
7 1 (0.18%) GxP
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.14%) Docker
4 10 (1.85%) XenApp
5 9 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.11%) HDFS
6 6 (1.11%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.74%) NFS
8 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (0.55%) vCloud
9 2 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.37%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.18%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) vSphere
10 1 (0.18%) Xen
10 1 (0.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (2.21%) Puppet
2 11 (2.03%) Kubernetes
3 9 (1.66%) Ansible
4 8 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.11%) Terraform
6 5 (0.92%) SCCM
7 3 (0.55%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.55%) Oozie
7 3 (0.55%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.55%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.55%) vRealize
8 2 (0.37%) AppDNA
8 2 (0.37%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (0.18%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) OpenAM
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.18%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 81 (14.94%) Oracle
2 73 (13.47%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.23%) SAP
4 31 (5.72%) VMware
5 27 (4.98%) Salesforce.com
6 19 (3.51%) IBM
7 17 (3.14%) Cisco
8 16 (2.95%) Citrix
9 15 (2.77%) HP
10 14 (2.58%) Adobe
11 13 (2.40%) hybris
11 13 (2.40%) Red Hat
12 9 (1.66%) Avaya
13 8 (1.48%) AppSense
13 8 (1.48%) Siemens
14 7 (1.29%) Apigee
14 7 (1.29%) Informatica
14 7 (1.29%) Talend
14 7 (1.29%) webMethods
15 6 (1.11%) TIBCO
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