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 28 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 399 412 376
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 215 185 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.34% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 103 90
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£441 £425 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -10.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.11

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 28 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 28 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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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 +19 208 £444 +4.57% 77
London +36 83 £463 -5.12% 38
South East -33 42 £475 +11.76% 11
City of London +18 24 £375 -23.07% 13
East Midlands +5 19 £393 +3.97%
North West +5 18 £475 +46.15% 11
North East +8 17 £388 -3.12% 4
Tyne and Wear - 16 £388 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £388 - 2
Derbyshire +10 15 £413 +10.24%
Yorkshire -4 15 £383 - 5
West Yorkshire +1 14 £365 - 5
Hampshire -6 14 £375 -11.76% 7
Derby +3 13 £413 +10.24%
Leeds -2 13 £370 - 4
Cheshire +3 10 £475 - 2
Surrey +11 7 £488 +14.70% 1
Berkshire -5 7 £425 - 1
Oxfordshire -9 7 £500 +19.40% 1
Hook - 7 £375 - 1
Chester - 7 £463 - 1
Scotland -9 6 £375 +23.96%
Oxford - 6 £500 - 1
South West +7 5 £543 +8.50% 2
Edinburgh +1 5 - -
Manchester 0 5 £594 +82.69% 7
East of England +7 4 £300 -25.46% 4
Guildford +4 4 £475 -
Northampton +2 4 £380 -7.87%
Northamptonshire 0 4 £380 -7.87%

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 113 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 95 (22.30%) Java
3 72 (16.90%) Windows
4 63 (14.79%) SQL
4 63 (14.79%) Finance
5 58 (13.62%) Oracle
6 56 (13.15%) Security Cleared
7 48 (11.27%) Banking
7 48 (11.27%) Microsoft
8 47 (11.03%) Linux
9 45 (10.56%) .NET
10 42 (9.86%) Active Directory
11 41 (9.62%) SQL Server
11 41 (9.62%) Migration
12 40 (9.39%) Web Services
12 40 (9.39%) SC Cleared
13 39 (9.15%) ITIL
14 35 (8.22%) VMware
14 35 (8.22%) TDD
14 35 (8.22%) Relational Database
15 34 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
15 34 (7.98%) Scrum
15 34 (7.98%) JavaScript
16 33 (7.75%) Project Management
17 31 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (6.81%) HTML
18 29 (6.81%) OO
18 29 (6.81%) E-Commerce
19 28 (6.57%) C#
20 27 (6.34%) UNIX

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 17 (3.99%) SAS
2 13 (3.05%) CICS
2 13 (3.05%) Apache
2 13 (3.05%) Node.js
3 11 (2.58%) IIS
4 9 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.11%) MS Exchange
5 8 (1.88%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.64%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (1.41%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.17%) JBoss
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (0.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (0.94%) ArcSDE
9 4 (0.94%) ArcGIS
10 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) SPSS
2 1 (0.23%) MS Project
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
2 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (1.41%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle Applications
2 5 (1.17%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.94%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.94%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.70%) Agresso
4 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.47%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.47%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.23%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.23%) Documaker
6 1 (0.23%) SAP InfiniteInsight
6 1 (0.23%) Unica
6 1 (0.23%) Front Arena
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.94%) IaaS
3 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.70%) SaaS
4 3 (0.70%) Office 365
5 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.47%) Boomi
5 2 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (0.47%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.47%) Taleo
6 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.63%) DNS
2 14 (3.29%) DHCP
3 13 (3.05%) VLAN
4 12 (2.82%) Internet
5 9 (2.11%) SAN
6 7 (1.64%) Firewall
6 7 (1.64%) VPN
7 6 (1.41%) NAS
7 6 (1.41%) SSL
8 4 (0.94%) FTP
8 4 (0.94%) HTTP
9 3 (0.70%) Wireless
9 3 (0.70%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.70%) iSCSI
9 3 (0.70%) LTE
9 3 (0.70%) 4G
9 3 (0.70%) FCoE
9 3 (0.70%) VoLTE
10 2 (0.47%) Telepresence
10 2 (0.47%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.62%) SQL Server
2 35 (8.22%) Relational Database
3 14 (3.29%) DB2
4 13 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.58%) RDBMS
6 9 (2.11%) Oracle Database
7 7 (1.64%) Big Data
7 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.41%) Hadoop
9 5 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.17%) QlikView
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.94%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (0.94%) MySQL
10 4 (0.94%) Essbase
11 3 (0.70%) OLAP
11 3 (0.70%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 14 (3.29%) Maven
2 12 (2.82%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.58%) Ant
4 10 (2.35%) Subversion
5 9 (2.11%) NUnit
6 7 (1.64%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.41%) Grunt
7 6 (1.41%) Selenium
8 5 (1.17%) ProC
8 5 (1.17%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.17%) CppUnit
8 5 (1.17%) CruiseControl
8 5 (1.17%) GoogleTest
8 5 (1.17%) Gradle
9 4 (0.94%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.94%) JIRA
9 4 (0.94%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.94%) JUnit
10 3 (0.70%) Oracle APEX
10 3 (0.70%) RSpec
General
1 63 (14.79%) Finance
2 48 (11.27%) Banking
3 16 (3.76%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.52%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.29%) Front Office
6 9 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.88%) Retail
8 7 (1.64%) Advertising
9 3 (0.70%) Law
10 2 (0.47%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Back Office
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Marketing
11 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (10.56%) .NET
2 40 (9.39%) Web Services
3 29 (6.81%) HTML
4 26 (6.10%) XML
5 20 (4.69%) Spring
5 20 (4.69%) CSS
6 17 (3.99%) AngularJS
6 17 (3.99%) J2EE
7 16 (3.76%) ASP.NET
8 15 (3.52%) HTML5
8 15 (3.52%) jQuery
9 13 (3.05%) Middleware
10 12 (2.82%) WCF
10 12 (2.82%) SOAP
11 11 (2.58%) .NET Framework
12 10 (2.35%) CSS3
12 10 (2.35%) JMS
13 9 (2.11%) REST
14 8 (1.88%) JSON
15 7 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.98%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.52%) Management Information System
2 15 (3.52%) Mainframe
2 15 (3.52%) Data Centre
3 13 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 11 (2.58%) Video on Demand
5 10 (2.35%) Mathematics
6 9 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 7 (1.64%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.64%) PKI
7 7 (1.64%) Mobile App
8 6 (1.41%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.17%) Clustering
10 4 (0.94%) User Experience
10 4 (0.94%) Derivative
10 4 (0.94%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (0.94%) GIS
10 4 (0.94%) NHS
11 3 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.70%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 72 (16.90%) Windows
2 47 (11.03%) Linux
3 27 (6.34%) UNIX
4 19 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (2.58%) VME
7 10 (2.35%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.11%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.64%) Solaris
10 5 (1.17%) Android
11 4 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.47%) CentOS
13 1 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.23%) Debian
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (9.62%) Migration
3 39 (9.15%) ITIL
4 35 (8.22%) TDD
5 34 (7.98%) Scrum
6 33 (7.75%) Project Management
7 31 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (6.81%) OO
8 29 (6.81%) E-Commerce
9 27 (6.34%) SOA
10 25 (5.87%) ETL
10 25 (5.87%) Configuration Management
11 23 (5.40%) CRM
12 22 (5.16%) Mentoring
13 21 (4.93%) UML
13 21 (4.93%) Data Migration
14 20 (4.69%) Software Engineering
14 20 (4.69%) SDLC
15 19 (4.46%) Coaching
15 19 (4.46%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 95 (22.30%) Java
2 63 (14.79%) SQL
3 34 (7.98%) JavaScript
4 28 (6.57%) C#
5 23 (5.40%) C
5 23 (5.40%) COBOL
6 17 (3.99%) C++
7 14 (3.29%) Python
8 10 (2.35%) Assembly Language
9 9 (2.11%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.88%) Ruby
10 8 (1.88%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.41%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.17%) XQuery
12 5 (1.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (1.17%) XPath
13 4 (0.94%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.70%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.70%) ABAP
14 3 (0.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 56 (13.15%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.39%) SC Cleared
3 17 (3.99%) Degree
4 8 (1.88%) DV Cleared
5 6 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (1.17%) PMP
6 5 (1.17%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.47%) VCAP
8 2 (0.47%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.47%) CCNA
8 2 (0.47%) MCSE
8 2 (0.47%) MCP
9 1 (0.23%) MCAD
9 1 (0.23%) MCSD
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.23%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.11%) QA
2 8 (1.88%) SLA
3 3 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.47%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.23%) BS7799
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
System Software
1 42 (9.86%) Active Directory
2 15 (3.52%) VMware ESX
3 13 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.17%) ISA Server
4 5 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.70%) Terminal Server
5 3 (0.70%) NFS
5 3 (0.70%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.47%) UAG
6 2 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.47%) vSphere
6 2 (0.47%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
7 1 (0.23%) vCloud
7 1 (0.23%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.64%) NetBackup
1 7 (1.64%) SCCM
2 6 (1.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 5 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.94%) SCOM
5 3 (0.70%) Control-M
5 3 (0.70%) Puppet
6 2 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.47%) StatsD
6 2 (0.47%) Icinga
6 2 (0.47%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.23%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (13.62%) Oracle
2 48 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 35 (8.22%) VMware
4 22 (5.16%) Salesforce.com
5 19 (4.46%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.76%) HP
7 15 (3.52%) Citrix
8 12 (2.82%) SAP
9 9 (2.11%) IBM
10 8 (1.88%) Cisco
11 6 (1.41%) Informatica
11 6 (1.41%) NetApp
12 5 (1.17%) Infragistics
12 5 (1.17%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.17%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.94%) Google
13 4 (0.94%) Adobe
13 4 (0.94%) ESRI
13 4 (0.94%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.94%) Hyperion
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