The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 83 75 52
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 4 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.27% 0.40% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.42% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £294 £446
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -34.08%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -2.04%
Technical Leader
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1376 1179 734
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.38% 93.42% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 790 662 316
Average daily rate £375 £385 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 24 9
Average hourly rate £13.75 £22.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +45.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.30 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £110.00 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 4 (33.33%) SOA
2 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) DB2
3 3 (25.00%) COBOL
3 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 3 (25.00%) CICS
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) VSAM
3 3 (25.00%) JSF
3 3 (25.00%) JBoss
3 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) JProfiler
4 2 (16.67%) Java EE
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (16.67%) ETL
4 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
4 2 (16.67%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) XSLT
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) .NET
5 1 (8.33%) J2EE
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (25.00%) JBoss
1 3 (25.00%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) DB2
2 3 (25.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
1 2 (16.67%) JProfiler
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) Maven
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) JSF
2 2 (16.67%) Java EE
2 2 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (16.67%) XSLT
2 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) J2EE
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) JSP
3 1 (8.33%) Servlets
3 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 3 (25.00%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) SOA
1 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (33.33%) Scrum
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) ETL
3 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (16.67%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 1 (8.33%) MVC
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) COBOL
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
1 1 (8.33%) VMware