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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 406 435 355
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 233 185 252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 110 134
Average daily rate
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£445 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £353 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £443 £400
% change year-on-year
-1.12% +10.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
Average hourly rate £48.00 £23.00 £53.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.69% -56.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 £23.00 £53.00
% change year-on-year
+108.69% -56.60%

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 +27 207 £440 -2.22% 60
London +48 107 £500 +5.26% 23
South East -10 41 £438 -2.77% 12
City of London +7 31 £520 +4.00% 2
Scotland -6 19 £418 -6.44% 2
Oxfordshire -9 16 £440 -2.22% 2
Yorkshire -24 15 £450 +10.42% 6
Oxford - 13 £426 - 1
South West -10 11 £488 +15.04% 1
Hampshire -6 10 £438 -15.86%
West Yorkshire -19 10 £450 +12.50% 6
Glasgow +9 9 - -
Surrey +2 9 £431 -3.63% 3
North West -30 9 £538 +27.40% 8
West Midlands +6 8 £450 +56.52% 3
East of England -4 8 £350 -22.22% 6
Bradford -5 7 £450 +8.43%
Edinburgh -20 7 £394 -11.01% 2
Lancashire -7 5 £430 +1.92%
South Yorkshire -14 5 £375 +1.01%
Sheffield -14 5 £375 +1.01%
Blackpool -22 4 £425 +0.73%
Basingstoke - 4 £500 -
Bury St Edmunds - 4 £300 -
Suffolk - 4 £300 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £450 -
Erskine +11 3 £418 -3.85%
Bedfordshire +10 3 £450 - 1
Renfrewshire +10 3 £418 -3.85%
Berkshire -7 3 £395 - 4

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 115 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (21.95%) Java
3 77 (17.42%) SQL
4 70 (15.84%) Finance
5 65 (14.71%) Windows
6 61 (13.80%) Security Cleared
7 60 (13.57%) Linux
8 55 (12.44%) Active Directory
9 54 (12.22%) Oracle
10 52 (11.76%) .NET
11 50 (11.31%) JavaScript
11 50 (11.31%) Microsoft
11 50 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
12 42 (9.50%) Scrum
13 41 (9.28%) Migration
13 41 (9.28%) SC Cleared
14 40 (9.05%) Banking
15 39 (8.82%) ITIL
16 33 (7.47%) UNIX
16 33 (7.47%) E-Commerce
16 33 (7.47%) Open Source
17 31 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
17 31 (7.01%) Spring
17 31 (7.01%) OO
17 31 (7.01%) C#
17 31 (7.01%) VMware
17 31 (7.01%) Relational Database
18 28 (6.33%) DNS
19 27 (6.11%) HTML
19 27 (6.11%) SQL Server

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 25 (5.66%) Node.js
2 22 (4.98%) SharePoint
3 21 (4.75%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.94%) IIS
5 13 (2.94%) Apache
6 12 (2.71%) JBoss
6 12 (2.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 9 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.81%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.81%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.81%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (1.36%) CMS
10 6 (1.36%) Jetty
11 5 (1.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.90%) Hyperion Planning
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Retail
5 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.23%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.23%) Agresso
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) RMDS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (3.39%) GitHub
3 11 (2.49%) Office 365
4 7 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.68%) Force.com
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.68%) IaaS
7 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.45%) Boomi
7 2 (0.45%) Taleo
8 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
Communications & Networking
1 28 (6.33%) DNS
2 16 (3.62%) DHCP
3 14 (3.17%) Firewall
4 12 (2.71%) VLAN
5 11 (2.49%) LAN
6 9 (2.04%) WAN
6 9 (2.04%) Internet
7 8 (1.81%) SAN
7 8 (1.81%) NAS
7 8 (1.81%) VPN
8 7 (1.58%) SSL
9 6 (1.36%) MPLS
10 5 (1.13%) Wireless
10 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.90%) HTTP
12 3 (0.68%) FTP
12 3 (0.68%) VoIP
12 3 (0.68%) Junos
12 3 (0.68%) Network Security
12 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.01%) Relational Database
2 27 (6.11%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.62%) Hadoop
4 15 (3.39%) RDBMS
5 13 (2.94%) DB2
6 12 (2.71%) MongoDB
7 11 (2.49%) Big Data
8 9 (2.04%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.04%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.58%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.13%) Infinispan
11 5 (1.13%) MySQL
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.90%) Essbase
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.68%) QlikView
13 3 (0.68%) Base SAS
13 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (3.62%) Maven
2 14 (3.17%) Ant
2 14 (3.17%) JUnit
2 14 (3.17%) Visual Studio
2 14 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 10 (2.26%) Gradle
4 9 (2.04%) Subversion
5 7 (1.58%) TeamCity
6 6 (1.36%) Selenium
7 5 (1.13%) JIRA
7 5 (1.13%) Mockito
8 4 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 4 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.68%) IntelliJ
9 3 (0.68%) NUnit
9 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.68%) Rhino Mocks
9 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.45%) LoadUI
10 2 (0.45%) GDB
General
1 70 (15.84%) Finance
2 40 (9.05%) Banking
3 16 (3.62%) Retail
4 11 (2.49%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.58%) Advertising
5 7 (1.58%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.36%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.13%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Publishing
9 3 (0.68%) Front Office
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
9 3 (0.68%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.68%) Law
10 1 (0.23%) Legal
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (11.76%) .NET
2 31 (7.01%) Spring
3 27 (6.11%) HTML
4 23 (5.20%) J2EE
5 22 (4.98%) ASP.NET
5 22 (4.98%) AngularJS
6 21 (4.75%) Web Services
6 21 (4.75%) jQuery
7 19 (4.30%) CSS
8 18 (4.07%) JMS
9 15 (3.39%) XML
9 15 (3.39%) RESTful
10 13 (2.94%) HTML5
11 12 (2.71%) JSON
11 12 (2.71%) JSP
12 11 (2.49%) REST
13 9 (2.04%) SOAP
13 9 (2.04%) Hibernate
14 8 (1.81%) J2SE
14 8 (1.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.30%) Data Centre
3 16 (3.62%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.71%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.49%) User Experience
6 10 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 9 (2.04%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.58%) Client/Server
8 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.36%) PKI
10 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.13%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.90%) DataPower
11 4 (0.90%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.90%) NHS
12 3 (0.68%) CMDB
12 3 (0.68%) PDA
13 2 (0.45%) Fixed Income
13 2 (0.45%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.45%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 65 (14.71%) Windows
2 60 (13.57%) Linux
3 33 (7.47%) UNIX
4 13 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.49%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (1.81%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.81%) Windows XP
8 7 (1.58%) Android
9 6 (1.36%) VME
9 6 (1.36%) Solaris
10 4 (0.90%) AIX
11 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.23%) Debian
13 1 (0.23%) Fedora
13 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (26.02%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (9.50%) Scrum
3 41 (9.28%) Migration
4 39 (8.82%) ITIL
5 33 (7.47%) E-Commerce
5 33 (7.47%) Open Source
6 31 (7.01%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (7.01%) OO
7 27 (6.11%) TDD
7 27 (6.11%) Mentoring
8 24 (5.43%) SDLC
9 23 (5.20%) Software Engineering
10 20 (4.52%) SOA
11 19 (4.30%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (4.07%) Project Management
12 18 (4.07%) UML
12 18 (4.07%) Multithreading
13 17 (3.85%) Unit Testing
13 17 (3.85%) Configuration Management
14 16 (3.62%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 97 (21.95%) Java
2 77 (17.42%) SQL
3 50 (11.31%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.01%) C#
5 21 (4.75%) C
6 20 (4.52%) C++
7 17 (3.85%) Python
7 17 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 11 (2.49%) Perl
9 8 (1.81%) COBOL
9 8 (1.81%) Ruby
10 6 (1.36%) XPath
10 6 (1.36%) PL/SQL
10 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 5 (1.13%) R
11 5 (1.13%) XQuery
11 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.90%) PHP
12 4 (0.90%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 61 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 41 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.07%) Degree
4 5 (1.13%) DV Cleared
4 5 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (0.90%) CCNA
5 4 (0.90%) MCP
6 2 (0.45%) MCSA
6 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.45%) MCTS
7 1 (0.23%) PMP
7 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.23%) NCDA
7 1 (0.23%) VCAP
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) MCAD
7 1 (0.23%) MCSD
7 1 (0.23%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.94%) SLA
1 13 (2.94%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.23%) BS7799
3 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.26%) ISA Server
2 10 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.81%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.13%) BitLocker
5 3 (0.68%) NFS
5 3 (0.68%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.68%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.45%) UAG
7 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.23%) Docker
7 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (3.17%) SCCM
2 8 (1.81%) NetBackup
3 7 (1.58%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.58%) Puppet
4 6 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Management
4 6 (1.36%) Control-M
5 5 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (0.68%) SCOM
6 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.68%) FortiGate
6 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.45%) StatsD
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (0.45%) TeamSite
8 1 (0.23%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.23%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 54 (12.22%) Oracle
2 50 (11.31%) Microsoft
3 31 (7.01%) VMware
4 24 (5.43%) Cisco
5 18 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
6 15 (3.39%) Citrix
7 14 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.71%) SAP
9 10 (2.26%) NetApp
10 9 (2.04%) HP
11 8 (1.81%) Sybase
11 8 (1.81%) Lotus
12 7 (1.58%) Symantec
12 7 (1.58%) IBM
12 7 (1.58%) Hyperion
13 6 (1.36%) Dell
14 4 (0.90%) Juniper
14 4 (0.90%) Curam
14 4 (0.90%) hybris
14 4 (0.90%) Bomgar
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