Period
to 24 May 2018

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 24 May 2018.

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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 157 169
Rank change year-on-year -22 +12 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 10 15 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.35% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.37% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 16
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.58% -10.00%
10th Percentile £314 £320 £319
90th Percentile £560 £477 £497
England median daily rate £500 £480 £474
% change year-on-year +4.17% +1.27% +10.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £16.50 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -67.00% +25.00% +3.23%

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 4,641 4,079 5,134
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.71% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,859 2,502 2,909
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £219
90th Percentile £575 £532 £538
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 189 204 151
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.38 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.79% +15.83% -13.04%
10th Percentile £10.70 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.50 £42.50 £37.25
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

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 24 May 2018.

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 24 May 2018. 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 -12 2 £328 - 1
Birmingham -19 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Wolverhampton -2 1 £500 -
Staffordshire -3 1 £500 +53.85% 1
Shropshire -13 1 £550 +18.28%
Solihull - 1 £420 - 2
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 2018, 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 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) Java
2 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
2 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Open Source
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) IT Governance
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) RESTful
3 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr

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 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2000
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (20.00%) IaaS
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) PaaS
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Endeca
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) DbUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (10.00%) jMock
1 1 (10.00%) JUnit
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Mockito
1 1 (10.00%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (10.00%) Electronics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Spring
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Camel
2 1 (10.00%) J2EE
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) PowerMock
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
2 1 (10.00%) Spring Boot
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
1 2 (20.00%) Programme Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) B2B
2 1 (10.00%) B2C
2 1 (10.00%) BDD
2 1 (10.00%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
2 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
2 1 (10.00%) Network Management
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (10.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Stories
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) HNC
2 1 (10.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Capita
3 1 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) SAP