The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 59 55 52
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 4 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.57% 0.65% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.71% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £455 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £379 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £531 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
- +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £53.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
638 564 633
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 90.24% 91.71% 96.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 317 330
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £513 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 28
Average hourly rate £12.50 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Leader
West Midlands

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leader in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Leader across the Birmingham region.

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Leader in their job title.

1 4 (57.14%) MSI
2 3 (42.86%) Oracle
2 3 (42.86%) Sybase
2 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Front Office
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
2 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) Network Design
3 2 (28.57%) Release Management
3 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
3 2 (28.57%) Validation
3 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) MS Office
3 2 (28.57%) Project Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (28.57%) BCP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Technical Leader in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MSI
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (42.86%) Front Office
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Investment Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
1 3 (42.86%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) BCP
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Sybase
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft