The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical 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 Technical Leader in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 397 435 373
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 217 162 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.32% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 102 97
Average daily rate
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£430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £277 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £38.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -9.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £38.11
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -9.47%

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend

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

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Technical Leader Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Technical Leader
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Technical 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 Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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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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 +46 206 £434 +2.05% 88
London +9 78 £498 -0.50% 35
South East -17 34 £475 +11.76% 15
North East +16 20 £375 -6.25% 2
North West -3 20 £456 +40.38% 11
East Midlands +4 19 £420 +12.00% 4
Tyne and Wear - 18 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +5 16 £383 +0.65% 7
City of London -5 16 £365 -27.00% 13
West Yorkshire +1 15 £365 -3.94% 7
Leeds -5 14 £370 -2.63% 6
Hampshire +6 11 £400 -5.88% 3
Cheshire +5 11 £438 - 4
Oxfordshire -11 9 £500 +19.40% 3
Derbyshire +4 8 £425 +13.33%
Scotland 0 8 £383 +30.21% 4
West Midlands -14 8 £420 +39.76% 6
Oxford - 8 £500 -
Chester - 8 £438 - 3
Northampton - 7 £380 - 1
Northamptonshire - 7 £380 - 1
South West +7 6 £543 +97.27% 3
Manchester -9 6 £594 +82.69% 3
Berkshire -16 6 £425 - 3
Hook - 6 £375 -
Derby -4 5 £425 +13.33%
Brentford - 5 £350 -
Edinburgh +4 4 - -
East of England +1 4 £350 +12.00% 6

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 128 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (26.17%) Java
3 76 (17.00%) Windows
4 69 (15.44%) SQL
5 65 (14.54%) Finance
6 64 (14.32%) Oracle
7 55 (12.30%) Linux
7 55 (12.30%) Microsoft
8 54 (12.08%) Security Cleared
9 52 (11.63%) Banking
9 52 (11.63%) .NET
10 47 (10.51%) SQL Server
11 44 (9.84%) Web Services
11 44 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (9.62%) SC Cleared
12 43 (9.62%) TDD
13 42 (9.40%) JavaScript
13 42 (9.40%) Migration
14 38 (8.50%) Scrum
15 36 (8.05%) Project Management
15 36 (8.05%) C#
16 35 (7.83%) HTML
16 35 (7.83%) Active Directory
17 34 (7.61%) Relational Database
18 33 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
19 32 (7.16%) OO
20 31 (6.94%) XML
20 31 (6.94%) SOA
20 31 (6.94%) VMware
21 29 (6.49%) E-Commerce

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (4.03%) Node.js
2 17 (3.80%) SAS
3 15 (3.36%) Apache
4 14 (3.13%) IIS
5 13 (2.91%) CICS
6 10 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 9 (2.01%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.79%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.79%) MS Exchange
9 7 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 7 (1.57%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (1.34%) Lync
11 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (1.12%) JBoss
12 4 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.89%) ArcSDE
12 4 (0.89%) ArcGIS
13 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 22 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) SPSS
4 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
3 6 (1.34%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (1.12%) Oracle HRMS
4 5 (1.12%) Summit
4 5 (1.12%) SAP ERP
5 4 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.89%) Oracle EBS
5 4 (0.89%) Agresso
6 3 (0.67%) Hyperion Planning
7 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
7 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.58%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (0.89%) IaaS
4 3 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.67%) Office 365
5 2 (0.45%) Boomi
5 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.45%) SaaS
6 1 (0.22%) Google Compute Engine
6 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.25%) DNS
2 14 (3.13%) Internet
3 13 (2.91%) VLAN
3 13 (2.91%) DHCP
4 10 (2.24%) SAN
5 8 (1.79%) VPN
6 6 (1.34%) Firewall
7 5 (1.12%) SSL
8 4 (0.89%) HTTP
8 4 (0.89%) LDAP
9 3 (0.67%) 4G
9 3 (0.67%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.67%) NAS
10 2 (0.45%) LTE
10 2 (0.45%) Softphone
10 2 (0.45%) IP Telephony
10 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.45%) FTP
10 2 (0.45%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.13%) DB2
3 14 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.46%) RDBMS
5 9 (2.01%) MySQL
6 8 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.79%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.57%) Big Data
7 7 (1.57%) Hadoop
8 6 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 6 (1.34%) Oracle Database
9 5 (1.12%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.12%) QlikView
10 4 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
11 3 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.67%) NoSQL
11 3 (0.67%) MariaDB
11 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (4.03%) Maven
2 14 (3.13%) NUnit
2 14 (3.13%) Subversion
2 14 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 14 (3.13%) Jenkins
3 11 (2.46%) Ant
4 9 (2.01%) GoogleTest
4 9 (2.01%) ClearCase
4 9 (2.01%) CruiseControl
4 9 (2.01%) Selenium
4 9 (2.01%) CppUnit
5 6 (1.34%) JUnit
5 6 (1.34%) ProC
5 6 (1.34%) Grunt
6 5 (1.12%) Gradle
6 5 (1.12%) RSpec
7 4 (0.89%) JIRA
7 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.89%) Jasmine
8 3 (0.67%) Rhino Mocks
General
1 65 (14.54%) Finance
2 52 (11.63%) Banking
3 20 (4.47%) Front Office
3 20 (4.47%) Investment Banking
4 12 (2.68%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.01%) Advertising
5 9 (2.01%) Retail
6 3 (0.67%) Law
6 3 (0.67%) Marketing
7 2 (0.45%) Billing
7 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.63%) .NET
2 44 (9.84%) Web Services
3 35 (7.83%) HTML
4 31 (6.94%) XML
5 25 (5.59%) CSS
6 22 (4.92%) Spring
7 19 (4.25%) jQuery
8 18 (4.03%) HTML5
8 18 (4.03%) AngularJS
9 17 (3.80%) ASP.NET
10 16 (3.58%) REST
11 15 (3.36%) Middleware
11 15 (3.36%) SOAP
12 14 (3.13%) WCF
13 13 (2.91%) JSON
13 13 (2.91%) JMS
13 13 (2.91%) J2EE
14 11 (2.46%) CSS3
14 11 (2.46%) .NET Framework
15 9 (2.01%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.58%) Open Source
3 14 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 14 (3.13%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.46%) Video on Demand
6 10 (2.24%) Mathematics
7 9 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.79%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.79%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.57%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.57%) User Experience
9 7 (1.57%) Clustering
9 7 (1.57%) PKI
9 7 (1.57%) Derivative
10 6 (1.34%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 5 (1.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.12%) GIS
11 5 (1.12%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 76 (17.00%) Windows
2 55 (12.30%) Linux
3 24 (5.37%) UNIX
4 21 (4.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (2.46%) VME
8 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.57%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.34%) Android
9 6 (1.34%) Windows XP
10 5 (1.12%) Solaris
11 3 (0.67%) CentOS
12 2 (0.45%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.45%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.22%) SUSE
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (28.64%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (9.84%) Continuous Integration
3 43 (9.62%) TDD
4 42 (9.40%) Migration
5 38 (8.50%) Scrum
6 36 (8.05%) Project Management
7 32 (7.16%) OO
8 31 (6.94%) SOA
9 29 (6.49%) E-Commerce
9 29 (6.49%) ITIL
10 28 (6.26%) Mentoring
11 27 (6.04%) ETL
12 25 (5.59%) Configuration Management
13 24 (5.37%) Stakeholder Management
13 24 (5.37%) UML
14 23 (5.15%) Coaching
15 21 (4.70%) Software Engineering
15 21 (4.70%) CRM
15 21 (4.70%) Memory Management
15 21 (4.70%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 117 (26.17%) Java
2 69 (15.44%) SQL
3 42 (9.40%) JavaScript
4 36 (8.05%) C#
5 24 (5.37%) C
5 24 (5.37%) C++
6 23 (5.15%) COBOL
7 13 (2.91%) Python
8 11 (2.46%) Ruby
9 10 (2.24%) Assembly Language
10 9 (2.01%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.01%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.34%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (1.12%) PHP
12 5 (1.12%) XQuery
12 5 (1.12%) XPath
13 4 (0.89%) ABAP
14 3 (0.67%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.62%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.03%) Degree
4 7 (1.57%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 6 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.89%) PMP
6 4 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.45%) MCSE
8 1 (0.22%) VCAP
8 1 (0.22%) MCP
8 1 (0.22%) MCAD
8 1 (0.22%) MCSD
8 1 (0.22%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.01%) QA
2 5 (1.12%) ISO 14001
2 5 (1.12%) ISO 9001
2 5 (1.12%) SLA
3 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
4 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (7.83%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.46%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.89%) ISA Server
6 3 (0.67%) Terminal Server
6 3 (0.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.67%) vSphere
7 2 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.45%) UAG
8 1 (0.22%) vCloud
8 1 (0.22%) Docker
8 1 (0.22%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.22%) NFS
8 1 (0.22%) Xen
8 1 (0.22%) XenApp
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (2.01%) SCCM
2 6 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 6 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (1.12%) Puppet
3 5 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (0.89%) SCOM
5 2 (0.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.45%) Nagios
5 2 (0.45%) Icinga
5 2 (0.45%) StatsD
5 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
6 1 (0.22%) Control-M
Vendors
1 64 (14.32%) Oracle
2 55 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 31 (6.94%) VMware
4 22 (4.92%) Salesforce.com
5 16 (3.58%) HP
5 16 (3.58%) Citrix
6 15 (3.36%) Red Hat
7 14 (3.13%) SAP
8 13 (2.91%) IBM
9 8 (1.79%) Cisco
9 8 (1.79%) Informatica
10 7 (1.57%) Adobe
11 6 (1.34%) Infragistics
12 5 (1.12%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.89%) Google
13 4 (0.89%) ESRI
13 4 (0.89%) Mapinfo
14 3 (0.67%) Tableau
14 3 (0.67%) hybris
14 3 (0.67%) Hyperion
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