The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank - 59 57
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.15% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.17% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £238 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -44.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £53.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
-56.60% -18.46%
Technical Leader
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
710 603 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.57% 92.06% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 399 340
Average daily rate £350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £478 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 25
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.80% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Investment 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%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) UNIX
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
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%) Validation
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) BCP
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Release Management
2 2 (28.57%) Capacity Management
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Oracle
1 3 (42.86%) Sybase
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft