The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Technical Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 368 361 362
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 301 313 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.56% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.59% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 171 161
Median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £725 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £413
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
- -33.33%

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
50873 53029 50613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.70% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 33243 32777 31313
Median daily rate £425 £400 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1472 2111 2126
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.87 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.72% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.60 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

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 29 May 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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 29 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 291 £500 +11.11% 88
London +18 139 £525 +8.24% 42
North West +11 47 £500 -0.49% 6
South East -15 38 £475 +5.55% 12
Yorkshire +14 24 £438 +9.37% 7
West Yorkshire +8 23 £438 +13.63% 5
Cheshire -1 19 £500 +5.26% 1
Leeds +6 18 £425 +6.25% 3
Surrey +1 15 £500 +2.56% 4
Warrington -5 14 £500 -23.07% 1
Manchester -10 13 £500 -2.43% 3
Lancashire +13 12 £330 -22.35% 2
West Midlands -2 12 £365 -13.09% 6
Blackpool +10 11 £330 -17.50% 1
City of London +20 10 £525 +13.58% 5
East Midlands 0 10 £410 +4.45% 4
Berkshire -10 10 £400 -5.88% 4
Derbyshire +6 9 £410 -0.83% 1
Leatherhead - 8 £500 -
East of England +8 7 £525 +75.00% 5
South West -7 7 £425 -10.05% 3
West Sussex -19 7 £458 - 1
Scotland -22 7 £440 +17.33% 4
Bromley - 7 £525 -
North East -52 6 £305 -21.29% 3
Tyne and Wear -61 6 £305 -21.29% 3
Croydon - 6 £431 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £525 - 3
Buckinghamshire +13 5 £350 -36.36%
Derby -2 5 £360 -12.92%

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, Technical Leader contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 211 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (30.14%) Java
3 107 (16.29%) Oracle
4 91 (13.85%) Linux
5 88 (13.39%) Scrum
6 87 (13.24%) .NET
6 87 (13.24%) Finance
7 86 (13.09%) TDD
8 83 (12.63%) Microsoft
9 79 (12.02%) SQL Server
10 77 (11.72%) Security Cleared
11 76 (11.57%) Spring
12 75 (11.42%) HTML
13 72 (10.96%) SQL
14 70 (10.65%) XML
15 66 (10.05%) C#
16 65 (9.89%) Web Services
17 59 (8.98%) CSS
17 59 (8.98%) SC Cleared
18 58 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
19 57 (8.68%) Windows
20 55 (8.37%) ITIL
21 54 (8.22%) MVC
22 49 (7.46%) Migration
22 49 (7.46%) JavaScript
23 47 (7.15%) SOA
23 47 (7.15%) Microservices
24 45 (6.85%) Maven
25 44 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
25 44 (6.70%) Mentoring

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 25 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.50%) JBoss
3 22 (3.35%) Confluence
4 21 (3.20%) WebSphere
5 16 (2.44%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.13%) Elasticsearch
7 13 (1.98%) Tomcat
8 11 (1.67%) CMS
9 10 (1.52%) Apache
9 10 (1.52%) Node.js
10 7 (1.07%) IIS
10 7 (1.07%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
11 6 (0.91%) MS Exchange
12 5 (0.76%) Mule
12 5 (0.76%) nginx
13 4 (0.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.61%) GlassFish
13 4 (0.61%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (0.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 35 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.44%) MS Office
3 5 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (2.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 16 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.76%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 5 (0.76%) PeopleSoft HCM
4 3 (0.46%) Magento
4 3 (0.46%) Oracle CRM
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.30%) Unica
6 1 (0.15%) OpenText Process Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Internet Expenses
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 1 (0.15%) Traffica
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.13%) Office 365
3 9 (1.37%) Google Analytics
4 7 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.76%) Oracle CX
5 5 (0.76%) SaaS
5 5 (0.76%) SuccessFactors
6 3 (0.46%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.30%) PaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Responsys
7 2 (0.30%) Yammer
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.15%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) Heroku
8 1 (0.15%) IaaS
8 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 13 (1.98%) Internet
2 11 (1.67%) SSL
3 10 (1.52%) Firewall
4 8 (1.22%) DHCP
4 8 (1.22%) DNS
5 7 (1.07%) LAN
5 7 (1.07%) TCP/IP
6 6 (0.91%) Radio Access Network
6 6 (0.91%) WAN
7 5 (0.76%) MPLS
7 5 (0.76%) SAN
7 5 (0.76%) VPN
8 4 (0.61%) MVNO
8 4 (0.61%) Network Security
8 4 (0.61%) Skype
8 4 (0.61%) Value-Added Service
9 3 (0.46%) 4G
9 3 (0.46%) HTTP
9 3 (0.46%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.46%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.02%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.33%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.57%) Data Warehouse
4 21 (3.20%) MySQL
5 18 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (2.59%) RDBMS
7 13 (1.98%) MongoDB
7 13 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 11 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database
10 9 (1.37%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.22%) Neo4j
11 8 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.07%) DB2
13 5 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.76%) QlikView
13 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 45 (6.85%) Maven
2 38 (5.78%) JIRA
3 30 (4.57%) Git (software)
4 29 (4.41%) JUnit
5 21 (3.20%) Jenkins
6 16 (2.44%) Subversion
7 14 (2.13%) Cucumber
7 14 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.67%) Gradle
8 11 (1.67%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.37%) Selenium
10 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.07%) Eclipse
11 6 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.91%) PeopleTools
12 5 (0.76%) Mockito
12 5 (0.76%) SpecFlow
12 5 (0.76%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.61%) Capybara
13 4 (0.61%) JBehave
General
1 87 (13.24%) Finance
2 32 (4.87%) Retail
3 25 (3.81%) Banking
4 20 (3.04%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.44%) Marketing
6 15 (2.28%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.98%) Law
8 9 (1.37%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.22%) Front Office
10 7 (1.07%) Back Office
11 4 (0.61%) Games
11 4 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.46%) Advertising
12 3 (0.46%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.24%) .NET
2 76 (11.57%) Spring
3 75 (11.42%) HTML
4 70 (10.65%) XML
5 65 (9.89%) Web Services
6 59 (8.98%) CSS
7 44 (6.70%) HTML5
8 40 (6.09%) Hibernate
9 39 (5.94%) RESTful
10 34 (5.18%) ASP.NET
11 33 (5.02%) REST
12 32 (4.87%) J2EE
12 32 (4.87%) Middleware
13 30 (4.57%) AngularJS
14 28 (4.26%) CSS3
15 27 (4.11%) JSP
16 26 (3.96%) jQuery
17 22 (3.35%) JMS
17 22 (3.35%) JSON
18 20 (3.04%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.50%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.04%) Computer Science
3 20 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
4 19 (2.89%) User Experience
5 18 (2.74%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.13%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.98%) Data Integration
7 13 (1.98%) PKI
8 10 (1.52%) iPad
9 7 (1.07%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.07%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.91%) Fintech
10 6 (0.91%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.76%) IVR
11 5 (0.76%) NHS
11 5 (0.76%) Social Media
12 4 (0.61%) Equities
12 4 (0.61%) Fixed Income
12 4 (0.61%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 91 (13.85%) Linux
2 57 (8.68%) Windows
3 32 (4.87%) Unix
4 16 (2.44%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (1.22%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.22%) Windows 10
7 7 (1.07%) Android
7 7 (1.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (0.91%) Windows 7
9 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.61%) VME
10 4 (0.61%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.46%) AIX
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.30%) CentOS
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (32.12%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (13.39%) Scrum
3 86 (13.09%) TDD
4 58 (8.83%) Stakeholder Management
5 55 (8.37%) ITIL
6 54 (8.22%) MVC
7 49 (7.46%) Migration
8 47 (7.15%) Microservices
8 47 (7.15%) SOA
9 44 (6.70%) Mentoring
10 42 (6.39%) Data Modelling
11 40 (6.09%) E-Commerce
11 40 (6.09%) Open Source
12 38 (5.78%) SDLC
13 37 (5.63%) CRM
13 37 (5.63%) Project Management
14 35 (5.33%) Change Management
15 29 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (4.11%) BDD
16 27 (4.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 198 (30.14%) Java
2 72 (10.96%) SQL
3 66 (10.05%) C#
4 49 (7.46%) JavaScript
5 17 (2.59%) PowerShell
5 17 (2.59%) Python
6 16 (2.44%) Ruby
7 11 (1.67%) C++
7 11 (1.67%) Perl
8 10 (1.52%) T-SQL
8 10 (1.52%) VB
9 9 (1.37%) Scala
9 9 (1.37%) VB.NET
10 7 (1.07%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.07%) FQL
10 7 (1.07%) PHP
11 6 (0.91%) COBOL
11 6 (0.91%) Groovy
11 6 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 5 (0.76%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 77 (11.72%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.98%) SC Cleared
3 31 (4.72%) Degree
4 9 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (0.76%) Sun Certification
7 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.46%) CCA
8 3 (0.46%) CCIE
8 3 (0.46%) CCNA
8 3 (0.46%) CCNP
8 3 (0.46%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.46%) MCSE
9 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.15%) CCVP
10 1 (0.15%) CISMP
10 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 1 (0.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.44%) SLA
2 11 (1.67%) QA
3 8 (1.22%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.61%) MiFID
5 4 (0.61%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.46%) WCAG
7 2 (0.30%) GLP
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (4.41%) Docker
2 27 (4.11%) Active Directory
3 19 (2.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.91%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.76%) vSphere
5 5 (0.76%) XenApp
6 3 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.15%) Varnish
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (3.96%) Puppet
2 6 (0.91%) SCCM
3 5 (0.76%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.76%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.61%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.46%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.46%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.46%) SCSM
6 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.30%) Ansible
6 2 (0.30%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
6 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.15%) Control-M
7 1 (0.15%) Netcool
7 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 107 (16.29%) Oracle
2 83 (12.63%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.11%) VMware
4 23 (3.50%) Cisco
4 23 (3.50%) Teradata
5 20 (3.04%) HP
5 20 (3.04%) IBM
5 20 (3.04%) MuleSoft
5 20 (3.04%) SAP
6 17 (2.59%) Guidewire
7 15 (2.28%) Citrix
7 15 (2.28%) PeopleSoft
8 14 (2.13%) Google
9 13 (1.98%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.67%) Ab Initio
11 10 (1.52%) BMC
11 10 (1.52%) hybris
11 10 (1.52%) Salesforce.com
12 9 (1.37%) Siebel
13 8 (1.22%) Sybase
Croydon, Surrey
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £300 - £345 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Henderson Scott
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Broster Buchanan
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
Robert Half
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £342 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Aim Hire Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Riverside Park, - Stoke on Trent
Ticketmaster
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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London
Huxley
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