The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 139 129 103
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 11 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.35% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 4
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£488 £424 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% +13.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £443 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +10.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £23.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year
+108.69% -56.60%
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 South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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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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
Wiltshire - 3 £500 -
Devon -3 2 £475 -17.39%
Gloucestershire -3 1 - - 1
Somerset - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £550 -
Technical Leader
England

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 3 (18.75%) IBM
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
4 3 (18.75%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
5 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
5 2 (12.50%) hybris
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
5 2 (12.50%) SQL
5 2 (12.50%) J2EE
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
6 1 (6.25%) MySQL
6 1 (6.25%) DB2
6 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 1 (6.25%) JDBC
6 1 (6.25%) JSP
6 1 (6.25%) Servlets
6 1 (6.25%) Struts
6 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.25%) JBoss
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) Force.com
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (6.25%) QlikView
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.25%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Military
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
2 1 (6.25%) JSP
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
2 1 (6.25%) Struts
2 1 (6.25%) JMS
2 1 (6.25%) JMX
2 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Mason
2 1 (6.25%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
1 4 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (12.50%) Service Management
3 2 (12.50%) Test Management
3 2 (12.50%) SDLC
4 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 1 (6.25%) E-Commerce
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.25%) B2B
4 1 (6.25%) B2C
4 1 (6.25%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.25%) Coaching
4 1 (6.25%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) Apex Code
3 1 (6.25%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) hybris
4 1 (6.25%) Tableau
4 1 (6.25%) Talend
4 1 (6.25%) Birst
4 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (6.25%) Cognos
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco