The table below looks at the statistics for the Team Leader role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Team Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Team Lead
Rank 398 361 332
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Team Leader 230 242 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.47% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 146 158
Average daily rate £418 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £208 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £415 £375 £279
% change year-on-year
+10.66% +34.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 22 17
Average hourly rate £43.75 £22.85 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.46% -8.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £15.65 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £34.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.75 £22.85 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+91.46% -8.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Team Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Team Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Team Leader
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Team Leader within the UK.

Team Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Team Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Team Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Team Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Team Leader within the UK.

Team Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Team Leader
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Team Leader Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Team Leader
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Team Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
England -5 217 £415 +3.75% 158
London -9 73 £425 - 63
South East -1 39 £500 +25.00% 27
East of England +8 28 £400 +44.79% 10
South West -4 22 £450 +4.65% 10
North West +3 21 £400 +1.26% 15
West Midlands -11 17 £263 -33.33% 16
Buckinghamshire +25 16 £370 -53.75% 2
Wiltshire +10 15 £450 +15.75%
Milton Keynes +18 14 £433 +23.57% 2
Yorkshire -6 14 £431 +23.21% 9
City of London +40 11 £375 -34.78% 18
Surrey +4 11 £525 +143.33% 5
Cheshire +4 11 £500 +26.58% 1
Crewe - 9 - -
Cambridgeshire - 9 £388 - 6
Hertfordshire +9 8 £415 +101.21%
Berkshire +6 8 £353 -25.78% 7
Cambridge - 8 £375 - 5
Watford +6 7 £415 +232.00%
Leeds -4 7 £395 -14.59% 5
Solihull -5 7 £135 -
West Yorkshire -6 7 £395 +8.96% 8
Essex -12 7 £375 +32.74% 1
Egham - 7 £525 -
Manchester -10 6 £433 -3.88% 8
Birmingham -4 5 £250 -41.17% 2
Coventry -4 5 £300 -22.58% 3
North Yorkshire - 5 - -
Oxfordshire -2 4 £413 +111.53% 3

Team Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Team 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 Team Leader in their job title.

1 108 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (22.10%) Finance
3 82 (17.94%) Windows
4 81 (17.72%) SQL
5 67 (14.66%) JavaScript
6 64 (14.00%) Java
7 63 (13.79%) SQL Server
8 60 (13.13%) .NET
8 60 (13.13%) Microsoft
9 56 (12.25%) Oracle
10 52 (11.38%) ITIL
10 52 (11.38%) Mentoring
11 47 (10.28%) C#
12 44 (9.63%) Linux
13 43 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
14 41 (8.97%) Active Directory
15 38 (8.32%) Windows Server
15 38 (8.32%) SLA
15 38 (8.32%) HTML
16 34 (7.44%) Unix
16 34 (7.44%) Cisco
17 33 (7.22%) Banking
18 32 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
19 31 (6.78%) Scrum
20 30 (6.56%) TDD
20 30 (6.56%) CSS
21 29 (6.35%) MVC
22 28 (6.13%) VMware
23 27 (5.91%) Security Cleared
23 27 (5.91%) Line Management

Team Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Team 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 Team Leader in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (4.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.41%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (2.19%) Apache
4 9 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.97%) Node.js
5 7 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.53%) JBoss
6 6 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.31%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.09%) CMS
7 5 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.88%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.88%) IIS
8 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.66%) Drupal
9 3 (0.66%) SAS
10 2 (0.44%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.44%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.25%) MS Office
2 22 (4.81%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (3.72%) Oracle EBS
1 17 (3.72%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (2.84%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.88%) CODA-Financials
3 4 (0.88%) Cognos Planning
3 4 (0.88%) Faxination
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.63%) Office 365
2 6 (1.31%) Mimecast
3 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.88%) GitHub
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.72%) Firewall
2 14 (3.06%) DNS
3 12 (2.63%) WAN
4 10 (2.19%) SAN
4 10 (2.19%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.75%) DHCP
6 7 (1.53%) HTTP
7 6 (1.31%) Internet
7 6 (1.31%) LAN
8 5 (1.09%) SSL
8 5 (1.09%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (0.88%) 802.15
9 4 (0.88%) Bluetooth
9 4 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (0.88%) MPLS
9 4 (0.88%) NAS
9 4 (0.88%) Network Security
9 4 (0.88%) X.509
9 4 (0.88%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.16%) MongoDB
3 15 (3.28%) MySQL
4 14 (3.06%) Oracle Reports
5 11 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.41%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 11 (2.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.19%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.97%) Big Data
7 9 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.53%) PowerCenter
9 6 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (1.09%) Crystal Reports
11 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.88%) QlikView
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 12 (2.63%) Oracle Forms
2 12 (2.63%) Subversion
3 10 (2.19%) Jenkins
4 9 (1.97%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.97%) JIRA
4 9 (1.97%) Maven
5 8 (1.75%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (1.31%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.09%) JUnit
7 5 (1.09%) Selenium
8 4 (0.88%) NuGet
9 3 (0.66%) Cucumber
9 3 (0.66%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (0.66%) PHPUnit
9 3 (0.66%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.66%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.44%) Hudson
10 2 (0.44%) LSMW
General
1 101 (22.10%) Finance
2 33 (7.22%) Banking
3 20 (4.38%) Retail
4 18 (3.94%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.41%) Back Office
5 11 (2.41%) Front Office
5 11 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.09%) Electronics
7 5 (1.09%) Legal
8 4 (0.88%) Law
8 4 (0.88%) Local Government
8 4 (0.88%) Marketing
9 3 (0.66%) Advertising
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.44%) Avionics
10 2 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.13%) .NET
2 38 (8.32%) HTML
3 30 (6.56%) CSS
4 23 (5.03%) AngularJS
5 19 (4.16%) Spring
6 18 (3.94%) JSON
6 18 (3.94%) REST
7 17 (3.72%) ASP.NET
8 15 (3.28%) Hibernate
9 14 (3.06%) jQuery
10 13 (2.84%) HTML5
10 13 (2.84%) Web Services
11 12 (2.63%) XML
12 11 (2.41%) WPF
13 10 (2.19%) SOAP
14 9 (1.97%) CSS3
14 9 (1.97%) RESTful
15 8 (1.75%) Ajax
15 8 (1.75%) Express
15 8 (1.75%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 11 (2.41%) Clustering
3 11 (2.41%) User Experience
4 10 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.97%) Blackberry
5 9 (1.97%) NHS
6 8 (1.75%) Fixed Income
7 7 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.31%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.31%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 5 (1.09%) W3C
10 4 (0.88%) CLARiiON
10 4 (0.88%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.88%) Internet of Things
10 4 (0.88%) Mobile App
10 4 (0.88%) Replication
11 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 82 (17.94%) Windows
2 44 (9.63%) Linux
3 38 (8.32%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.44%) Unix
5 15 (3.28%) Windows 7
5 15 (3.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (1.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.75%) Android
8 8 (1.75%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (0.66%) CentOS
10 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.66%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.66%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.44%) AIX
12 1 (0.22%) Solaris
12 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.22%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (11.38%) ITIL
2 52 (11.38%) Mentoring
3 43 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 32 (7.00%) Business Intelligence
5 31 (6.78%) Scrum
6 30 (6.56%) TDD
7 29 (6.35%) MVC
8 27 (5.91%) Line Management
9 22 (4.81%) People Management
9 22 (4.81%) Service Delivery
9 22 (4.81%) Service Management
10 21 (4.60%) Migration
10 21 (4.60%) Software Testing
11 20 (4.38%) Project Management
12 19 (4.16%) Coaching
12 19 (4.16%) E-Commerce
12 19 (4.16%) SDLC
12 19 (4.16%) Workflow
13 17 (3.72%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 81 (17.72%) SQL
2 67 (14.66%) JavaScript
3 64 (14.00%) Java
4 47 (10.28%) C#
5 13 (2.84%) PL/SQL
6 11 (2.41%) COBOL
7 10 (2.19%) C
7 10 (2.19%) PHP
7 10 (2.19%) Ruby
8 9 (1.97%) Perl
8 9 (1.97%) Python
8 9 (1.97%) VB
9 7 (1.53%) C++
10 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.66%) ABAP
12 3 (0.66%) Embedded C
13 2 (0.44%) Erlang
13 2 (0.44%) SystemTap
13 2 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 27 (5.91%) Security Cleared
2 17 (3.72%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.28%) Degree
3 15 (3.28%) ISTQB
4 14 (3.06%) ISEB
5 13 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (2.63%) CCNP
7 10 (2.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 8 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.53%) CCSA
9 7 (1.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (1.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 4 (0.88%) MCSE
12 3 (0.66%) CCNA
12 3 (0.66%) HND
12 3 (0.66%) MCDST
13 2 (0.44%) MCP
13 2 (0.44%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.44%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (8.32%) SLA
2 20 (4.38%) QA
3 3 (0.66%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.22%) BS7799
5 1 (0.22%) EMIR
System Software
1 41 (8.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.75%) XenApp
4 7 (1.53%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.53%) vSphere
5 5 (1.09%) XenDesktop
6 4 (0.88%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (0.66%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.44%) Docker
8 2 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.22%) NLBS
9 1 (0.22%) Samba
9 1 (0.22%) vCloud
9 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (3.06%) SCCM
2 8 (1.75%) Control-M
3 7 (1.53%) Cisco UCCX
4 5 (1.09%) Backup Exec
4 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.09%) Puppet
4 5 (1.09%) SCOM
4 5 (1.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (1.09%) WSUS
5 4 (0.88%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.66%) Ansible
6 3 (0.66%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.44%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 60 (13.13%) Microsoft
2 56 (12.25%) Oracle
3 34 (7.44%) Cisco
4 28 (6.13%) VMware
5 19 (4.16%) IBM
6 18 (3.94%) HP
7 17 (3.72%) SAP
8 15 (3.28%) Citrix
9 13 (2.84%) EMC
9 13 (2.84%) NetApp
10 8 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.75%) Symantec
11 7 (1.53%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.53%) Sybase
12 6 (1.31%) Dell
13 5 (1.09%) Avaya
13 5 (1.09%) CODA
13 5 (1.09%) Cognos
13 5 (1.09%) Informatica
14 4 (0.88%) Veritas
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