Period
to 23 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 192 168 184
Rank change year-on-year -24 +16 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 15 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 12
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £425 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -7.10% +8.93%
10th Percentile £383 £295 £377
90th Percentile £638 £501 £517
England median daily rate £540 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +5.37% +2.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £20.08 £22.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -8.75% -56.00% +7.53%

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 4,682 4,483 5,121
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.96% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,920 2,799 3,077
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £262 £208 £220
90th Percentile £575 £538 £542
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 164 204 225
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £15.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.88% +3.19% -5.94%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.36 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £46.83 £36.95
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.08% +0.60% -0.59%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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
Birmingham +11 4 £351 -17.53% 3
Warwickshire - 4 £625 -
Coventry -3 2 - -
Staffordshire -13 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 5 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 4 (26.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
2 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (20.00%) C#
3 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (13.33%) HTML
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (13.33%) CRM
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (13.33%) Workflow
4 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) SDLC
5 1 (6.67%) Service Design
5 1 (6.67%) Coaching
5 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving

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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) CANoe
General
1 4 (26.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Automotive
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) .NET
2 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 1 (6.67%) WinForms
3 1 (6.67%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (20.00%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (13.33%) CRM
1 2 (13.33%) Decision-Making
1 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) SDLC
1 2 (13.33%) Workflow
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (6.67%) Project Governance
2 1 (6.67%) Service Design
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Salesforce.com
2 4 (26.67%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) VMware