Technical Contract Market Trends

The latest average rates for the top Technical contracting skills and contractor demand updates. Contractor rates not only depend on your skills and experience as a contractor, but they also depend on the economic climate, company budgets and often location of the contract.

Updated June 2017


Top Ten Technical Contracting Skills by demand
Rank Skill Daily Rate
One Analyst £400
Two SQL £410
Three Java £470
Four Linux £460
Five Project Manager                        £450
Six Cyber Security £450
Seven Oracle £450
Eight C# £410
Nine .NET £400
Ten Scrum £450
Top Ten Technical Contracting skills by daily rate
Rank Skill Daily Rate
One Head of Security      £800
Two Head of Technology £800
Three Security Advisor £780
Four Technical Director £750
Five Head of Analytics £750
Six Head of Testing £750
Seven Programme Director £750
Eight Quantitative Analyst Developer £730
Nine Senior Big Data Developer £720
Ten Senior Java Scala Developer £720
Emerging Technical Contracting skills in 2017
Rank Skill Daily Rate
One Power BI                                      £400
Two Kubernetes £530
Three TypeScript £430
Four Apache Spark £550
Five Drupal £350
Six Fintech £510
Seven Python £480
Eight Terraform £500
Nine SAP HANA £500
Ten Django £440
Past Technical Contract Market Trends
January 2017