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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 326 339 357
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 339 298 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 198 141
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £312 £302
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 - £34.50

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
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% -

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 10 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Histogram 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 10 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
(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 +54 322 £450 +5.88% 90
London +17 140 £500 +7.81% 40
South East +41 61 £500 +25.00% 14
North West -13 32 £450 +7.14% 11
South West +18 28 £440 -7.36% 7
Berkshire +22 26 £490 +22.50% 8
Manchester -9 21 £450 +12.50% 5
Bracknell +14 19 £500 +25.00% 1
City of London +24 16 £388 -8.82% 6
East of England +7 15 £400 +54.73% 2
Scotland -26 13 £450 +2.85% 4
West Midlands -8 12 £400 -27.27% 7
Surrey +1 11 £525 +23.52% 2
East Midlands -12 11 £385 +4.76% 2
North East -17 11 £373 +29.56% 2
Wiltshire +5 10 £475 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 10 £475 +5.55% 2
Yorkshire -15 10 £475 +25.00% 4
West Sussex +15 9 £450 +52.54%
Hertfordshire - 9 £400 - 2
Tyne and Wear -22 8 £425 +41.66% 2
Devon +5 7 £440 -16.19%
Derby -3 7 £365 -5.80%
Hampshire -5 7 £550 +42.94% 2
Glasgow -9 7 - - 2
Derbyshire -10 7 £365 -5.80% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 7 £488 +62.50% 2
Gatwick - 7 £550 -
Lancashire +3 6 £400 -2.43% 2
Blackpool -5 6 £400 -4.76% 2

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 172 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (24.64%) Java
3 100 (15.80%) SQL
4 93 (14.69%) Oracle
5 89 (14.06%) Finance
6 79 (12.48%) Scrum
7 78 (12.32%) .NET
8 77 (12.16%) Windows
9 76 (12.01%) Security Cleared
10 67 (10.58%) Linux
11 63 (9.95%) HTML
12 62 (9.79%) JavaScript
12 62 (9.79%) Microsoft
13 60 (9.48%) TDD
13 60 (9.48%) SDLC
14 58 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
15 57 (9.00%) C#
16 56 (8.85%) Migration
17 54 (8.53%) SC Cleared
18 53 (8.37%) ITIL
19 52 (8.21%) SQL Server
19 52 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
20 51 (8.06%) CSS
21 48 (7.58%) Web Services
21 48 (7.58%) E-Commerce
22 47 (7.42%) MVC
22 47 (7.42%) Open Source
23 46 (7.27%) Mentoring
24 44 (6.95%) Project Management
25 41 (6.48%) Unix

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 30 (4.74%) CMS
2 29 (4.58%) Node.js
3 22 (3.48%) SharePoint
4 20 (3.16%) Confluence
5 17 (2.69%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.69%) JBoss
6 16 (2.53%) IIS
7 15 (2.37%) Jetty
8 12 (1.90%) WebSphere
9 10 (1.58%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 9 (1.42%) Apache
10 9 (1.42%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.26%) WebLogic
12 7 (1.11%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.11%) Tomcat
13 6 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 31 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.37%) MS Office
3 5 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.47%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.11%) SDL Web 8
3 5 (0.79%) Fredhopper
3 5 (0.79%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.47%) Magento
4 3 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.32%) PeopleSoft CRM
5 2 (0.32%) SAP CO
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI
5 2 (0.32%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics GP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.32%) Office 365
2 11 (1.74%) GitHub
3 9 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (1.42%) SaaS
4 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Force.com
7 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.05%) Firewall
2 11 (1.74%) DNS
2 11 (1.74%) LAN
3 10 (1.58%) WAN
4 9 (1.42%) DHCP
4 9 (1.42%) Internet
5 7 (1.11%) Intranet
6 5 (0.79%) MVNO
6 5 (0.79%) SAN
7 4 (0.63%) LDAP
7 4 (0.63%) Radio Access Network
7 4 (0.63%) Value-Added Service
8 3 (0.47%) PBX
8 3 (0.47%) Skype
8 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.47%) VoIP
9 2 (0.32%) HTTP
9 2 (0.32%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.32%) SNMP
9 2 (0.32%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.11%) Relational Database
3 21 (3.32%) MySQL
4 18 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 18 (2.84%) RDBMS
5 17 (2.69%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (2.69%) MongoDB
6 12 (1.90%) Infinispan
6 12 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 10 (1.58%) DB2
9 7 (1.11%) Big Data
9 7 (1.11%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.11%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.11%) QlikView
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.47%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 28 (4.42%) JIRA
2 24 (3.79%) Cucumber
3 18 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 14 (2.21%) Maven
5 14 (2.21%) Team Foundation Server
6 13 (2.05%) Jenkins
6 13 (2.05%) Selenium
7 12 (1.90%) Gradle
7 12 (1.90%) JUnit
8 11 (1.74%) Subversion
9 9 (1.42%) Capybara
10 7 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (1.11%) Mockito
11 5 (0.79%) SoapUI
11 5 (0.79%) SpecFlow
11 5 (0.79%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.63%) HP UFT
12 4 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
13 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 89 (14.06%) Finance
2 31 (4.90%) Telecoms
3 28 (4.42%) Retail
4 27 (4.27%) Banking
5 15 (2.37%) Marketing
6 14 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.58%) Front Office
8 7 (1.11%) Back Office
9 6 (0.95%) Electronics
9 6 (0.95%) Publishing
10 5 (0.79%) Advertising
10 5 (0.79%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.79%) Games
10 5 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) French Language
13 2 (0.32%) German Language
13 2 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (12.32%) .NET
2 63 (9.95%) HTML
3 51 (8.06%) CSS
4 48 (7.58%) Web Services
5 38 (6.00%) RESTful
6 36 (5.69%) HTML5
7 34 (5.37%) Spring
8 31 (4.90%) ASP.NET
9 30 (4.74%) jQuery
10 28 (4.42%) JSON
10 28 (4.42%) REST
11 25 (3.95%) XML
12 23 (3.63%) AngularJS
13 17 (2.69%) CSS3
13 17 (2.69%) Hibernate
14 16 (2.53%) Gherkin
14 16 (2.53%) J2EE
14 16 (2.53%) JAX-RS
14 16 (2.53%) JSP
15 14 (2.21%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (4.74%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.32%) Computer Science
4 15 (2.37%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.37%) User Experience
5 12 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (1.42%) Data Integration
7 8 (1.26%) PKI
8 7 (1.11%) iPad
8 7 (1.11%) Statistics
9 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 6 (0.95%) Social Media
10 5 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
10 5 (0.79%) Mobile App
10 5 (0.79%) NHS
10 5 (0.79%) Private Cloud
11 4 (0.63%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.63%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.47%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 77 (12.16%) Windows
2 67 (10.58%) Linux
3 41 (6.48%) Unix
4 16 (2.53%) Windows Server
5 13 (2.05%) Windows 7
6 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.42%) Android
7 9 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (1.26%) Windows XP
9 6 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.79%) Apple iOS
11 4 (0.63%) AIX
11 4 (0.63%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.47%) FreeBSD
12 3 (0.47%) NetBSD
12 3 (0.47%) OpenBSD
13 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.32%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (12.48%) Scrum
3 60 (9.48%) SDLC
3 60 (9.48%) TDD
4 58 (9.16%) Stakeholder Management
5 56 (8.85%) Migration
6 53 (8.37%) ITIL
7 52 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (7.58%) E-Commerce
9 47 (7.42%) MVC
9 47 (7.42%) Open Source
10 46 (7.27%) Mentoring
11 44 (6.95%) Project Management
12 36 (5.69%) Change Management
13 33 (5.21%) Business Intelligence
14 32 (5.06%) Data Modelling
15 28 (4.42%) Service Delivery
16 25 (3.95%) SOA
17 24 (3.79%) ETL
17 24 (3.79%) OO
Programming Languages
1 156 (24.64%) Java
2 100 (15.80%) SQL
3 62 (9.79%) JavaScript
4 57 (9.00%) C#
5 31 (4.90%) Python
6 28 (4.42%) Ruby
7 19 (3.00%) Perl
8 14 (2.21%) Scala
9 13 (2.05%) C++
10 12 (1.90%) PHP
11 9 (1.42%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.26%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.95%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.79%) ABAP
15 5 (0.79%) C
15 5 (0.79%) Jython
16 3 (0.47%) Embedded C
16 3 (0.47%) VB6
Qualifications
1 76 (12.01%) Security Cleared
2 54 (8.53%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.69%) Degree
4 5 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (0.47%) CCNA
6 3 (0.47%) CCNP
6 3 (0.47%) CTC Cleared
6 3 (0.47%) ISEB
6 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.32%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.32%) MCSE
7 2 (0.32%) MCT
7 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) CCDP
8 1 (0.16%) CCSE
8 1 (0.16%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.16%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.00%) QA
2 18 (2.84%) SLA
3 6 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.95%) MiFID
4 4 (0.63%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.47%) WCAG
6 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 2 (0.32%) GxP
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.32%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (5.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.26%) ISA Server
2 8 (1.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.79%) BitLocker
3 5 (0.79%) Docker
3 5 (0.79%) Varnish
4 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
5 2 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.32%) vCloud
5 2 (0.32%) vSphere
5 2 (0.32%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.16%) Firmware
6 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Kamailio
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (2.69%) Puppet
2 10 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.11%) SCCM
4 5 (0.79%) Ansible
4 5 (0.79%) HP UCMDB
5 4 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.47%) SCSM
7 2 (0.32%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.32%) Nagios
7 2 (0.32%) SCOrch
7 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
8 1 (0.16%) logstash
8 1 (0.16%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.16%) Oozie
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) vRealize
8 1 (0.16%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 93 (14.69%) Oracle
2 62 (9.79%) Microsoft
3 26 (4.11%) VMware
4 23 (3.63%) Cisco
5 22 (3.48%) HP
6 21 (3.32%) SAP
7 15 (2.37%) IBM
8 12 (1.90%) hybris
9 10 (1.58%) Adobe
9 10 (1.58%) Citrix
9 10 (1.58%) PeopleSoft
9 10 (1.58%) Teradata
10 9 (1.42%) Sybase
11 8 (1.26%) Red Hat
12 7 (1.11%) Salesforce.com
13 6 (0.95%) Ab Initio
13 6 (0.95%) Atlassian
13 6 (0.95%) Curam
13 6 (0.95%) Siebel
13 6 (0.95%) Sitecore
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