The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £471 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.

Technical Lead
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 328 380
Rank change year-on-year -10 +52  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 289 345 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.64% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.68% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 202 169
Median daily rate £471 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +4.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £341 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.68% +4.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £38.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £65.00 - £38.75

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%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 March 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 30 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 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 -1 275 £475 +5.55% 82
London +31 131 £525 +9.37% 40
South East +11 68 £438 -12.50% 14
East Midlands +6 24 £433 +20.30% 2
Berkshire +16 22 £419 -16.25% 2
Derbyshire +6 22 £440 +24.11% 1
North West +5 19 £438 +9.37% 8
Derby +4 19 £458 +27.64% 1
Hampshire +21 18 £425 -22.72% 7
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £438 +19.86%
City of London -7 14 £490 +8.88% 7
Bracknell -5 12 £277 -44.55%
Manchester +2 11 £475 +2.70% 6
Milton Keynes -3 11 £438 +23.23%
South West -13 10 £458 +7.01% 6
Surrey +9 9 £556 +11.24% 2
Edinburgh +17 8 £388 -13.88% 1
Scotland +14 8 £388 -13.88% 3
Yorkshire +11 7 £410 -3.52% 4
West Midlands +11 7 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England -10 7 £500 +6.10% 5
Cheshire +25 6 £438 - 2
Sunbury-on-Thames - 6 £550 -
Chester +13 5 £438 - 1
Leeds +9 5 £393 -7.64% 2
West Yorkshire +5 5 £393 -12.77% 3
Southampton - 5 £438 - 2
Reading +20 4 £425 +46.55%
North East -25 4 £393 +22.65%
Bristol - 4 £388 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 199 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (22.35%) Java
3 95 (15.73%) Oracle
4 94 (15.56%) Finance
5 84 (13.91%) Scrum
6 83 (13.74%) TDD
7 71 (11.75%) JavaScript
8 66 (10.93%) Microsoft
9 62 (10.26%) SQL
9 62 (10.26%) Linux
9 62 (10.26%) Security Cleared
10 60 (9.93%) HTML
11 59 (9.77%) DevOps
12 57 (9.44%) Windows
13 56 (9.27%) Migration
14 55 (9.11%) BDD
15 52 (8.61%) Web Services
16 51 (8.44%) .NET
17 50 (8.28%) VMware
18 48 (7.95%) SQL Server
19 47 (7.78%) SC Cleared
20 46 (7.62%) SAP
20 46 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
20 46 (7.62%) Microservices
21 45 (7.45%) ITIL
21 45 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
22 43 (7.12%) Project Management
22 43 (7.12%) REST
23 40 (6.62%) Banking
24 38 (6.29%) Retail

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 18 (2.98%) CMS
2 14 (2.32%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (2.32%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.15%) Apache
4 12 (1.99%) Apache Spark
4 12 (1.99%) JBoss
5 11 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.49%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.16%) Apache Pig
7 7 (1.16%) Confluence
7 7 (1.16%) Skype for Business
8 6 (0.99%) IIS
8 6 (0.99%) NetWeaver
9 5 (0.83%) ArcGIS
9 5 (0.83%) Documentum
10 4 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.66%) NServiceBus
10 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (0.66%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (2.65%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.83%) MS Project
3 4 (0.66%) MS Office
4 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 15 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 7 (1.16%) Oracle Applications
4 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.66%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.17%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.17%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (4.14%) Office 365
4 17 (2.81%) PaaS
5 9 (1.49%) IaaS
6 6 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 6 (0.99%) GitHub
6 6 (0.99%) SaaS
7 4 (0.66%) Slack
7 4 (0.66%) Yammer
8 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.50%) CloudSense
8 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) Loggly
8 3 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.33%) Akamai
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.33%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.64%) Firewall
2 18 (2.98%) DNS
2 18 (2.98%) HTTP
3 15 (2.48%) LAN
4 14 (2.32%) Internet
5 12 (1.99%) VPN
5 12 (1.99%) WAN
6 11 (1.82%) DHCP
7 10 (1.66%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (1.49%) SAN
8 9 (1.49%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (1.32%) MPLS
9 8 (1.32%) SSL
10 7 (1.16%) VoIP
11 6 (0.99%) BGP
12 5 (0.83%) EIGRP
12 5 (0.83%) HTTPS
12 5 (0.83%) WLAN
13 4 (0.66%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.29%) Big Data
3 32 (5.30%) Hadoop
3 32 (5.30%) NoSQL
4 22 (3.64%) Relational Database
5 21 (3.48%) MongoDB
6 17 (2.81%) MySQL
7 16 (2.65%) RDBMS
8 15 (2.48%) HBase
9 13 (2.15%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (1.99%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
12 9 (1.49%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.16%) Sqoop
15 6 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
15 6 (0.99%) DataStage
15 6 (0.99%) Endeca
15 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 31 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 30 (4.97%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.97%) JIRA
4 21 (3.48%) Maven
5 20 (3.31%) Cucumber
6 15 (2.48%) JUnit
7 12 (1.99%) Mockito
8 7 (1.16%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.16%) Subversion
8 7 (1.16%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.99%) GitLab
9 6 (0.99%) Selenium
9 6 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.83%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.83%) Gradle
10 5 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
11 4 (0.66%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.66%) Grunt
12 3 (0.50%) AccuRev
12 3 (0.50%) SoapUI
General
1 94 (15.56%) Finance
2 40 (6.62%) Banking
3 38 (6.29%) Retail
4 23 (3.81%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.64%) Marketing
6 16 (2.65%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.66%) Law
7 10 (1.66%) Legal
8 8 (1.32%) Publishing
9 7 (1.16%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.83%) Games
11 4 (0.66%) Advertising
11 4 (0.66%) Back Office
11 4 (0.66%) General Ledger
12 3 (0.50%) Electronics
12 3 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Automotive
13 2 (0.33%) Avionics
13 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (9.93%) HTML
2 52 (8.61%) Web Services
3 51 (8.44%) .NET
4 43 (7.12%) REST
5 35 (5.79%) RESTful
6 30 (4.97%) CSS
7 28 (4.64%) SOAP
8 26 (4.30%) AngularJS
8 26 (4.30%) HTML5
8 26 (4.30%) Spring
9 25 (4.14%) Middleware
9 25 (4.14%) XML
10 23 (3.81%) J2EE
11 21 (3.48%) JSON
12 20 (3.31%) jQuery
12 20 (3.31%) Node.js
13 19 (3.15%) ASP.NET
14 18 (2.98%) LAMP
15 14 (2.32%) CSS3
16 13 (2.15%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 16 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.66%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.32%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.32%) User Experience
6 8 (1.32%) Virtual Team
7 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 6 (0.99%) iPad
9 5 (0.83%) Clustering
9 5 (0.83%) PKI
10 4 (0.66%) CESG
10 4 (0.66%) Equities
11 3 (0.50%) DataPower
11 3 (0.50%) NHS
11 3 (0.50%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.50%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 62 (10.26%) Linux
2 57 (9.44%) Windows
3 37 (6.13%) Unix
4 20 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 19 (3.15%) Solaris
6 18 (2.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.32%) Android
7 8 (1.32%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.83%) CentOS
8 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.50%) CoreOS
9 3 (0.50%) SUSE
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Debian
10 1 (0.17%) HPUX
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (13.91%) Scrum
3 83 (13.74%) TDD
4 59 (9.77%) DevOps
5 56 (9.27%) Migration
6 55 (9.11%) BDD
7 46 (7.62%) Microservices
8 45 (7.45%) ITIL
8 45 (7.45%) Stakeholder Management
9 43 (7.12%) Project Management
10 38 (6.29%) Continuous Integration
11 35 (5.79%) E-Commerce
11 35 (5.79%) High Availability
12 34 (5.63%) Mentoring
13 29 (4.80%) CRM
13 29 (4.80%) SDLC
14 28 (4.64%) Open Source
15 27 (4.47%) ERP
15 27 (4.47%) Software Engineering
16 26 (4.30%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 135 (22.35%) Java
2 71 (11.75%) JavaScript
3 62 (10.26%) SQL
4 25 (4.14%) C#
5 23 (3.81%) PHP
6 21 (3.48%) Scala
7 17 (2.81%) Python
8 13 (2.15%) Perl
9 8 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
11 6 (0.99%) ABAP
12 5 (0.83%) C++
12 5 (0.83%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.66%) C
13 4 (0.66%) Korn
13 4 (0.66%) PowerShell
13 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.66%) XPath
14 3 (0.50%) Groovy
14 3 (0.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 62 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 47 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 30 (4.97%) Degree
4 13 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (1.82%) MCSE
7 7 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
8 6 (0.99%) CCNP
8 6 (0.99%) DV Cleared
9 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.66%) CCNA
10 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.50%) MCP
11 2 (0.33%) CCIE
11 2 (0.33%) HND
11 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.33%) PMP
12 1 (0.17%) CCA
12 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.17%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.64%) QA
2 11 (1.82%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (0.66%) FATCA
4 4 (0.66%) GPG13
5 2 (0.33%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) GxP
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (5.46%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.64%) Docker
4 11 (1.82%) HDFS
4 11 (1.82%) XenApp
5 10 (1.66%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.49%) vSphere
7 7 (1.16%) vCloud
8 4 (0.66%) NFS
8 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.50%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 3 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.33%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (2.15%) Puppet
2 11 (1.82%) Ansible
3 10 (1.66%) Kubernetes
4 9 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.32%) Oozie
6 7 (1.16%) SCCM
7 6 (0.99%) Kibana
7 6 (0.99%) logstash
7 6 (0.99%) Terraform
8 5 (0.83%) Grafana
8 5 (0.83%) rkt
9 3 (0.50%) Nagios
9 3 (0.50%) Salt
9 3 (0.50%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.50%) vRealize
9 3 (0.50%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.33%) AppDNA
10 2 (0.33%) WSUS
11 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 95 (15.73%) Oracle
2 66 (10.93%) Microsoft
3 50 (8.28%) VMware
4 46 (7.62%) SAP
5 38 (6.29%) Salesforce.com
6 34 (5.63%) Cisco
7 22 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 17 (2.81%) Citrix
9 16 (2.65%) IBM
10 13 (2.15%) Splunk
11 12 (1.99%) HP
11 12 (1.99%) TIBCO
12 11 (1.82%) Adobe
13 10 (1.66%) Google
13 10 (1.66%) hybris
14 8 (1.32%) Ab Initio
14 8 (1.32%) AppSense
14 8 (1.32%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.32%) Informatica
15 7 (1.16%) Hyperion
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