Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 182 150
Rank change year-on-year +25 -32 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 21 30 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.49% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 21 21
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £413 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -1.79% +20.00%
10th Percentile £340 £325 £363
90th Percentile £678 £519 £450
England median daily rate £525 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £22.00 £50.00 £46.50
% change year-on-year -56.00% +7.53% +97.87%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4578 5879 4678
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.05% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2896 3531 2675
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £213
90th Percentile £543 £545 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £39.50 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Leader in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Leader in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 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
Coventry +23 5 £250 -44.44%
Birmingham -1 5 £419 +4.69%
Shropshire +14 3 £750 +81.82%
Staffordshire +7 3 £425 +30.77% 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 £425 -
Solihull - 1 £445 - 1
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 7 (33.33%) C#
3 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Oracle
4 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps
5 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
5 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
5 4 (19.05%) RESTful
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (19.05%) Web Services
5 4 (19.05%) SLA
5 4 (19.05%) Java
6 3 (14.29%) Back Office
6 3 (14.29%) Finance
6 3 (14.29%) TDD
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) WinForms
6 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) SQL
6 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) HTML
6 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 3 (14.29%) WPF
6 3 (14.29%) BDD
6 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 3 (14.29%) Coaching

Technical Leader Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (9.52%) Confluence
1 2 (9.52%) Elasticsearch
1 2 (9.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Git (software)
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) DbUnit
2 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 2 (9.52%) jMock
2 2 (9.52%) JUnit
2 2 (9.52%) Maven
2 2 (9.52%) Mockito
2 2 (9.52%) SonarQube
2 2 (9.52%) Subversion
2 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
3 1 (4.76%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (4.76%) Vagrant
General
1 3 (14.29%) Back Office
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) .NET
2 4 (19.05%) RESTful
2 4 (19.05%) Web Services
3 3 (14.29%) AngularJS
3 3 (14.29%) HTML
3 3 (14.29%) WinForms
3 3 (14.29%) WPF
4 2 (9.52%) Apache Camel
4 2 (9.52%) HTML5
4 2 (9.52%) J2EE
4 2 (9.52%) PowerMock
4 2 (9.52%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) Spring
4 2 (9.52%) Spring Boot
5 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (4.76%) Backbone.js
5 1 (4.76%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (4.76%) Node.js
5 1 (4.76%) Razor View Engine
5 1 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (4.76%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Linux
1 5 (23.81%) Windows
2 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
2 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
3 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) BDD
3 3 (14.29%) Coaching
3 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Software Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Deployment
4 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (9.52%) Contract Management
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Kanban
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
4 2 (9.52%) Open Source
4 2 (9.52%) Scrum
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Web Development
5 1 (4.76%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 4 (19.05%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 2 (9.52%) VB
4 2 (9.52%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) Apex Code
5 1 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (4.76%) COBOL
5 1 (4.76%) PHP
5 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.52%) vSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Terraform
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian
3 2 (9.52%) MuleSoft
3 2 (9.52%) WSO2
4 1 (4.76%) Ericsson
4 1 (4.76%) IFS
4 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) Sitecore