The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 168 179 154
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 23 19 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.45% 0.32% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.35% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 33
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£425 £575 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +21.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £633 £740
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -23.33%
Technical Leader
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4771 5502 5333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.95% 93.32% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3654 3867 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 88 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.21 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Leader across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

Technical Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Technical Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leader across the City of London region.

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) TDD
3 10 (22.22%) SQL
3 10 (22.22%) .NET
3 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.78%) CRM
4 8 (17.78%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) Java
5 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.56%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (15.56%) Finance
5 7 (15.56%) Video on Demand
5 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.33%) HTML
6 6 (13.33%) ETL
6 6 (13.33%) Windows
6 6 (13.33%) Banking
6 6 (13.33%) Migration
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
7 5 (11.11%) MVC
7 5 (11.11%) WCF
7 5 (11.11%) Multithreading
7 5 (11.11%) CSS
7 5 (11.11%) Oracle
7 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
7 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.11%) BDD

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.67%) Node.js
2 2 (4.44%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) JBoss
3 1 (2.22%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.22%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.22%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) DHCP
1 1 (2.22%) HTTP
1 1 (2.22%) DNS
1 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
1 1 (2.22%) SSL
1 1 (2.22%) Internet
1 1 (2.22%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.44%) OLAP Cube
3 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.44%) OLAP
3 2 (4.44%) Data Mining
3 2 (4.44%) DataStage
3 2 (4.44%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.22%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.22%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.22%) RavenDB
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Maven
2 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.44%) Mockito
2 2 (4.44%) Grunt
3 1 (2.22%) Bower
3 1 (2.22%) JUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.22%) NUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Mocha
3 1 (2.22%) QUnit
3 1 (2.22%) Jasmine
3 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.22%) JBehave
3 1 (2.22%) DbUnit
3 1 (2.22%) MSTest
3 1 (2.22%) Moq
3 1 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (2.22%) Selenium
3 1 (2.22%) jMock
General
1 7 (15.56%) Finance
2 6 (13.33%) Banking
3 4 (8.89%) Advertising
4 2 (4.44%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.22%) German Language
5 1 (2.22%) Billing
5 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.22%) Back Office
5 1 (2.22%) Automotive
5 1 (2.22%) Law
5 1 (2.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) .NET
2 6 (13.33%) HTML
3 5 (11.11%) HTML5
3 5 (11.11%) CSS
3 5 (11.11%) WCF
4 4 (8.89%) Spring
4 4 (8.89%) ASP.NET
4 4 (8.89%) Web Services
5 3 (6.67%) REST
5 3 (6.67%) CSS3
5 3 (6.67%) jQuery
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (4.44%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.44%) Backbone.js
6 2 (4.44%) XML
6 2 (4.44%) Middleware
6 2 (4.44%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.44%) JSON
7 1 (2.22%) Spring MVC
7 1 (2.22%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Video on Demand
2 4 (8.89%) Fixed Income
2 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.44%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.44%) Social Network
4 1 (2.22%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.22%) Data Conversion
4 1 (2.22%) Social Media
4 1 (2.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.22%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.33%) Windows
2 3 (6.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.67%) UNIX
3 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) TDD
3 10 (22.22%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.78%) CRM
5 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
6 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 6 (13.33%) ETL
6 6 (13.33%) Migration
6 6 (13.33%) Scrum
7 5 (11.11%) MVC
7 5 (11.11%) Identity Management
7 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (11.11%) BDD
7 5 (11.11%) Multithreading
8 4 (8.89%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.67%) Kanban
9 3 (6.67%) Data Migration
9 3 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.67%) RAD
9 3 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 7 (15.56%) Java
4 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.44%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.44%) Scala
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
1 7 (15.56%) Salesforce.com
2 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (4.44%) Adobe
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Siebel
4 1 (2.22%) IBM
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) VMware
4 1 (2.22%) Tableau