The median contractor rate for a Technical Leader was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 128 111
Rank change year-on-year +23 -17  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 11 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 0.40% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.42% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 6
Median daily rate £420 £363 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.86% -14.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £325 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £432 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £435 £438
% change year-on-year +1.14% -0.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1898 2824 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.57% 94.67% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1133 1680 1377
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £229 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 91 138
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £39.00 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Leader
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
Birmingham +16 4 - - 2
Coventry +14 2 £630 +72.60%
Staffordshire -1 2 £325 -
Shropshire - 1 £515 -
Technical Leader
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Finance
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 3 (16.67%) SOAP
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) CRM
5 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (16.67%) Business Development
5 3 (16.67%) BDD
5 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
5 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
6 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
6 2 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (11.11%) PowerMock
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
6 2 (11.11%) DbUnit
6 2 (11.11%) Mockito
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (11.11%) Kanban
6 2 (11.11%) Git (software)

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 4 (22.22%) SharePoint
2 3 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
3 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (16.67%) Dynamics 365
3 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.56%) Boomi
3 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (5.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DataStage
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) DbUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) jMock
2 2 (11.11%) JUnit
2 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 2 (11.11%) Mockito
2 2 (11.11%) SonarQube
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
3 1 (5.56%) JIRA
3 1 (5.56%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) SOAP
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) PowerMock
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (11.11%) Visualforce
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (5.56%) .NET
3 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (5.56%) Backbone.js
3 1 (5.56%) J2EE
3 1 (5.56%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) Razor View Engine
3 1 (5.56%) RESTEasy
3 1 (5.56%) Spring
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Linux
2 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (27.78%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) BDD
4 3 (16.67%) Business Development
4 3 (16.67%) CRM
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (11.11%) Kanban
5 2 (11.11%) MVC
6 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 1 (5.56%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.56%) ETL
6 1 (5.56%) Facilities Management
6 1 (5.56%) Migration
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.56%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Apex Code
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certified Master
2 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB
2 1 (5.56%) ISEB Practitioner
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) COBIT
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Ansible
1 1 (5.56%) Terraform
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco
2 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.56%) Dell
3 1 (5.56%) Ericsson
3 1 (5.56%) Informatica
3 1 (5.56%) NEC
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle
3 1 (5.56%) VMware