The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 102 115 93
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 22 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.79% 0.28% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.31% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £413 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £45.50 £54.38
% change year-on-year
-48.35% -16.32%
Technical Leader
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2624 2279 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 92.27% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1154 1064
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 81
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow +8 12 £450 +28.57%
Edinburgh -8 5 £395 - 2
Technical Leader
UK

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 29 (69.05%) Java
2 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (35.71%) SOA
4 14 (33.33%) Scrum
4 14 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 13 (30.95%) JSP
6 12 (28.57%) JBoss
6 12 (28.57%) TDD
7 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
7 10 (23.81%) RDBMS
7 10 (23.81%) Web Services
7 10 (23.81%) XML
7 10 (23.81%) JSF
8 9 (21.43%) SOAP
8 9 (21.43%) Oracle
8 9 (21.43%) HTML
9 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
9 8 (19.05%) Servlets
9 8 (19.05%) CSS
9 8 (19.05%) JMS
9 8 (19.05%) Maven
9 8 (19.05%) Selenium
9 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
9 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
10 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 7 (16.67%) IBM
10 7 (16.67%) Finance
11 5 (11.90%) Six Sigma
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 12 (28.57%) JBoss
2 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Maximo
1 1 (2.38%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.38%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 10 (23.81%) RDBMS
3 8 (19.05%) Oracle Database
4 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.38%) MS Access
6 1 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) DB2
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (19.05%) Maven
1 8 (19.05%) Selenium
1 8 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.90%) Eclipse
3 4 (9.52%) JProfiler
General
1 7 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) JSP
2 10 (23.81%) Web Services
2 10 (23.81%) XML
2 10 (23.81%) JSF
3 9 (21.43%) SOAP
3 9 (21.43%) HTML
4 8 (19.05%) Servlets
4 8 (19.05%) CSS
4 8 (19.05%) JMS
5 4 (9.52%) Java EE
5 4 (9.52%) XSLT
6 2 (4.76%) J2EE
6 2 (4.76%) XML Schema
7 1 (2.38%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.38%) JAAS
7 1 (2.38%) EDI
7 1 (2.38%) .NET
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
7 1 (2.38%) REST
7 1 (2.38%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) CESG
2 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.76%) Linux
2 1 (2.38%) UNIX
2 1 (2.38%) Windows
2 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (35.71%) SOA
3 14 (33.33%) Scrum
4 12 (28.57%) TDD
5 10 (23.81%) Data Modelling
6 5 (11.90%) Six Sigma
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL
6 5 (11.90%) ETL
6 5 (11.90%) ITIL V3
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (9.52%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
9 2 (4.76%) Coaching
9 2 (4.76%) Build Automation
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (4.76%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (69.05%) Java
2 8 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (7.14%) SQL
4 2 (4.76%) C++
5 1 (2.38%) AWK
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) COBOL
5 1 (2.38%) C
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (2.38%) VBA
5 1 (2.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.90%) JSP 440
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (21.43%) Oracle
2 7 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (7.14%) Informatica
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.76%) HP
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Planview
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