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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Team Lead
Rank 426 400 365
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Team Leader 223 248 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 140 174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £191 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £507 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 17 11
Average hourly rate £21.13 £22.85 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.52% +1.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.64 £16.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.51 £22.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-27.75% +1.55%

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -31 214 £400 - 135
London -2 83 £430 +2.68% 41
South East -20 55 £450 +52.54% 29
North West -14 24 £355 -11.37% 14
East of England +23 20 £375 +41.50% 13
Buckinghamshire +27 16 £400 -11.11% 3
Norfolk - 15 £375 -
City of London +42 14 £400 -23.80% 8
Lancashire +12 14 £355 -34.04%
Berkshire +6 14 £463 +79.61% 7
Surrey -10 14 £551 +26.00% 9
West Midlands -22 13 £460 +15.00% 15
Milton Keynes +14 12 £400 - 2
Leatherhead -18 11 £553 +22.77% 2
Blackpool - 11 £355 -
Reading -3 10 £475 +39.70% 2
Yorkshire +7 7 £385 - 8
West Yorkshire 0 7 £385 - 5
Shropshire -34 7 £460 +15.00%
Telford - 7 £460 -
West Sussex -12 6 £338 +104.54% 1
South West -15 6 £375 +20.00% 11
Oxfordshire +8 5 £175 -36.36% 3
Leeds +1 5 £385 - 4
East Midlands -17 4 £475 +18.75% 4
Scotland -24 4 £390 -5.45% 9
Glasgow +5 3 £420 -1.17% 7
Birmingham +2 3 £200 -63.63% 4
Cheshire -14 3 £500 +25.00% 5
Manchester -18 3 £340 -4.22% 7

Team Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 120 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (21.48%) Java
3 82 (17.79%) Finance
4 79 (17.14%) SQL
5 73 (15.84%) ITIL
6 71 (15.40%) Oracle
7 67 (14.53%) Windows
8 60 (13.02%) Microsoft
9 52 (11.28%) Linux
10 49 (10.63%) .NET
11 46 (9.98%) JavaScript
11 46 (9.98%) Scrum
11 46 (9.98%) Mentoring
12 42 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
13 41 (8.89%) SQL Server
13 41 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
14 38 (8.24%) Configuration Management
14 38 (8.24%) C#
15 37 (8.03%) Service Delivery
15 37 (8.03%) Security Cleared
16 35 (7.59%) Problem Management
17 33 (7.16%) Unix
18 31 (6.72%) SC Cleared
18 31 (6.72%) Active Directory
18 31 (6.72%) Service Management
19 30 (6.51%) SLA
19 30 (6.51%) VMware
20 29 (6.29%) HTML
20 29 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
21 27 (5.86%) Spring

Team Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 16 (3.47%) JBoss
1 16 (3.47%) WebSphere
2 13 (2.82%) MS Exchange
3 11 (2.39%) Node.js
3 11 (2.39%) Oracle Workflow
4 9 (1.95%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.74%) Apache
5 8 (1.74%) Confluence
5 8 (1.74%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.30%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.08%) CMS
7 5 (1.08%) GlassFish
8 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.87%) IIS
8 4 (0.87%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.87%) WordPress
9 3 (0.65%) Drupal
9 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.65%) OpenStack
Applications
1 13 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.60%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 19 (4.12%) Oracle EBS
1 19 (4.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 13 (2.82%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (1.74%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle ERP
4 2 (0.43%) Oracle Payroll
4 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.22%) BASE24
5 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.52%) GitHub
2 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.08%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.22%) PaaS
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.39%) Firewall
2 9 (1.95%) WAN
3 8 (1.74%) DNS
4 7 (1.52%) Internet
5 6 (1.30%) Intranet
5 6 (1.30%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.08%) HTTP
6 5 (1.08%) SAN
7 4 (0.87%) 802.15
7 4 (0.87%) BGP
7 4 (0.87%) Bluetooth
7 4 (0.87%) MPLS
7 4 (0.87%) SSL
7 4 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (0.87%) X.509
7 4 (0.87%) ZigBee
8 3 (0.65%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.65%) ISDN
8 3 (0.65%) Network Security
8 3 (0.65%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.69%) MongoDB
3 16 (3.47%) Oracle Reports
4 14 (3.04%) MySQL
5 13 (2.82%) Big Data
6 10 (2.17%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (1.95%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (1.95%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.95%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.52%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.87%) PowerCenter
10 4 (0.87%) RavenDB
10 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 20 (4.34%) JIRA
3 19 (4.12%) Maven
4 17 (3.69%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.47%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
7 10 (2.17%) Subversion
8 9 (1.95%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.52%) Rational DOORS
10 6 (1.30%) JUnit
11 4 (0.87%) NuGet
12 3 (0.65%) Ant
12 3 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 3 (0.65%) HP UFT
12 3 (0.65%) SonarQube
13 2 (0.43%) Eclipse
13 2 (0.43%) Hudson
13 2 (0.43%) Selenium
14 1 (0.22%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.22%) GCC
General
1 82 (17.79%) Finance
2 26 (5.64%) Banking
3 17 (3.69%) Retail
3 17 (3.69%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.39%) Back Office
5 9 (1.95%) Retail Banking
6 8 (1.74%) Legal
7 7 (1.52%) Law
8 6 (1.30%) Front Office
9 4 (0.87%) Electronics
9 4 (0.87%) Games
9 4 (0.87%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.87%) Local Government
9 4 (0.87%) Marketing
10 3 (0.65%) Advertising
10 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.43%) Avionics
11 2 (0.43%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Military
12 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.63%) .NET
2 29 (6.29%) HTML
3 27 (5.86%) Spring
4 23 (4.99%) CSS
5 20 (4.34%) AngularJS
5 20 (4.34%) REST
6 17 (3.69%) Hibernate
7 16 (3.47%) JSON
8 13 (2.82%) Web Services
9 12 (2.60%) ASP.NET
9 12 (2.60%) J2EE
9 12 (2.60%) WPF
10 8 (1.74%) Express
10 8 (1.74%) JPA
10 8 (1.74%) jQuery
10 8 (1.74%) Middleware
11 7 (1.52%) HTML5
11 7 (1.52%) Spring Boot
12 6 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
12 6 (1.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.12%) Management Information System
3 16 (3.47%) User Experience
4 14 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (2.60%) Data Centre
6 11 (2.39%) NHS
7 9 (1.95%) Mobile Banking
8 6 (1.30%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.08%) Clustering
9 5 (1.08%) W3C
10 4 (0.87%) Blackberry
10 4 (0.87%) Derivative
10 4 (0.87%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.65%) Fintech
11 3 (0.65%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.65%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.65%) Replication
12 2 (0.43%) Informatics
12 2 (0.43%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 67 (14.53%) Windows
2 52 (11.28%) Linux
3 33 (7.16%) Unix
4 27 (5.86%) Windows Server
5 14 (3.04%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.08%) Android
7 5 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.87%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.65%) CentOS
9 3 (0.65%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.43%) AIX
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.43%) Solaris
10 2 (0.43%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.43%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.22%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.22%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (15.84%) ITIL
3 46 (9.98%) Mentoring
3 46 (9.98%) Scrum
4 42 (9.11%) Business Intelligence
5 41 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
6 38 (8.24%) Configuration Management
7 37 (8.03%) Service Delivery
8 35 (7.59%) Problem Management
9 31 (6.72%) Service Management
10 29 (6.29%) Continuous Improvement
11 26 (5.64%) MVC
11 26 (5.64%) TDD
12 25 (5.42%) Line Management
13 24 (5.21%) Coaching
13 24 (5.21%) DevOps
13 24 (5.21%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.34%) Project Management
14 20 (4.34%) Test Scripting
15 18 (3.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.48%) Java
2 79 (17.14%) SQL
3 46 (9.98%) JavaScript
4 38 (8.24%) C#
5 26 (5.64%) PL/SQL
6 24 (5.21%) Python
7 22 (4.77%) Ruby
8 16 (3.47%) Bash Shell
9 15 (3.25%) Perl
10 8 (1.74%) C
10 8 (1.74%) PHP
10 8 (1.74%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 8 (1.74%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.52%) C++
12 2 (0.43%) COBOL
12 2 (0.43%) Embedded C
12 2 (0.43%) VB
12 2 (0.43%) VBA
13 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 31 (6.72%) SC Cleared
3 21 (4.56%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (4.12%) ISTQB
5 12 (2.60%) Degree
6 11 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (2.39%) ISEB
7 10 (2.17%) CCNP
7 10 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 7 (1.52%) CCSA
10 3 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.65%) MCDST
10 3 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.43%) CCNA
11 2 (0.43%) CHECK Team Leader
11 2 (0.43%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.43%) VCP5
11 2 (0.43%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.51%) SLA
2 15 (3.25%) QA
3 4 (0.87%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.65%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.22%) BS7799
6 1 (0.22%) GLP
6 1 (0.22%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (2.17%) vSphere
4 6 (1.30%) XenApp
5 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
5 4 (0.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.65%) Docker
6 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
6 3 (0.65%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.43%) StorNext
7 2 (0.43%) Xsan
8 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.22%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (2.39%) Ansible
1 11 (2.39%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (2.39%) Puppet
2 7 (1.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 7 (1.52%) SCCM
3 6 (1.30%) Control-M
4 5 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 4 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 4 (0.87%) ZABBIX
6 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
6 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (0.65%) WSUS
7 2 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.43%) Nagios
7 2 (0.43%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.43%) Terraform
7 2 (0.43%) WMI
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.22%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 71 (15.40%) Oracle
2 60 (13.02%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.51%) VMware
4 23 (4.99%) Cisco
5 21 (4.56%) IBM
6 18 (3.90%) Citrix
7 11 (2.39%) HP
8 10 (2.17%) Informatica
8 10 (2.17%) SAP
9 9 (1.95%) EMC
9 9 (1.95%) NetApp
10 8 (1.74%) CheckPoint
10 8 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 7 (1.52%) Curam
11 7 (1.52%) Splunk
12 5 (1.08%) Avaya
12 5 (1.08%) Tableau
13 4 (0.87%) Dell
13 4 (0.87%) LANDesk
13 4 (0.87%) Veritas
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £340 to £375 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Energon People
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Grinstead, West Sussex
Vadis People
Rate: circ £340 - £370 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Essex
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago