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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 330 360 384
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 343 337 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.58% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.61% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 225 146
Median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £328 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £443
% change year-on-year
- -1.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 5
Median hourly rate £48.00 £42.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.94% +75.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.40 £24.01 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.60 £48.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.00 £45.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +40 332 £475 +7.95% 84
London -21 133 £525 +10.52% 29
South East +19 64 £440 - 14
North East +11 29 £330 -2.22% 1
East of England +26 24 £500 +42.85% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne 0 24 £330 -2.22% 1
Tyne and Wear -3 24 £330 -2.22% 1
Berkshire +25 22 £360 -27.08% 5
North West +19 22 £370 -26.18% 3
City of London +11 22 £475 -8.65% 1
West Midlands -25 19 £400 -4.76% 4
West Yorkshire +5 18 £450 - 9
Yorkshire +3 18 £450 +5.88% 13
Surrey +7 17 £438 -1.40% 2
Hampshire +11 15 £575 +22.34% 2
Leeds +10 15 £450 +13.20% 7
Manchester +4 13 £400 -13.97% 1
Norwich - 13 £489 -
Norfolk - 13 £489 -
South West +9 12 £388 -22.50% 11
Birmingham -5 10 £400 -11.11% 1
East Midlands +1 9 £355 -11.25% 3
Scotland -3 8 £193 -45.00% 3
Derbyshire +7 7 £425 +13.33%
Derby +6 7 £425 +13.33%
West Sussex +2 7 £531 +21.42%
Woking +4 6 £445 -
Bracknell +3 6 - -
Cambridgeshire +23 5 - - 3
Cambridge +21 5 - - 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 235 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (31.10%) Java
3 101 (15.71%) Linux
4 100 (15.55%) Microsoft
4 100 (15.55%) TDD
5 99 (15.40%) Finance
6 90 (14.00%) Scrum
7 84 (13.06%) Oracle
8 82 (12.75%) SQL
8 82 (12.75%) Security Cleared
9 80 (12.44%) HTML
10 75 (11.66%) .NET
10 75 (11.66%) Windows
11 74 (11.51%) Spring
12 69 (10.73%) SQL Server
13 62 (9.64%) Migration
14 61 (9.49%) SC Cleared
15 60 (9.33%) Mentoring
15 60 (9.33%) XML
16 59 (9.18%) Web Services
17 58 (9.02%) CSS
18 56 (8.71%) C#
18 56 (8.71%) JavaScript
19 52 (8.09%) SOA
20 49 (7.62%) VMware
20 49 (7.62%) Relational Database
20 49 (7.62%) BDD
21 48 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
22 47 (7.31%) Cisco
23 44 (6.84%) HTML5

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 32 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.11%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.64%) JBoss
4 12 (1.87%) WebLogic
5 11 (1.71%) Confluence
5 11 (1.71%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.56%) Apache
6 10 (1.56%) CMS
7 9 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (1.40%) IIS
8 8 (1.24%) MS Exchange
8 8 (1.24%) Mule
8 8 (1.24%) WebSphere Application Server
9 6 (0.93%) Mule ESB
9 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.93%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.78%) Apache Spark
10 5 (0.78%) nginx
10 5 (0.78%) Tuxedo
11 4 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 41 (6.38%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.33%) MS Office
3 5 (0.78%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.40%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.93%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.93%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 4 (0.62%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.47%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.31%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.31%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.31%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.31%) Unica
7 1 (0.16%) BASE24
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (3.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (2.49%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.87%) Office 365
4 9 (1.40%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (1.09%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.93%) Oracle CX
6 6 (0.93%) PaaS
7 5 (0.78%) SaaS
8 4 (0.62%) GitHub
9 3 (0.47%) Bluemix
9 3 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
9 3 (0.47%) Responsys
10 2 (0.31%) IaaS
10 2 (0.31%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.31%) Yammer
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.16%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 32 (4.98%) Firewall
2 23 (3.58%) SAN
3 21 (3.27%) SSL
4 18 (2.80%) Internet
4 18 (2.80%) LAN
4 18 (2.80%) WAN
5 17 (2.64%) Network Security
5 17 (2.64%) VPN
6 15 (2.33%) HTTP
7 14 (2.18%) TCP/IP
8 13 (2.02%) DNS
8 13 (2.02%) Reverse Proxy
8 13 (2.02%) SSH
9 11 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (1.71%) IPsec
10 10 (1.56%) FTP
10 10 (1.56%) NAS
11 8 (1.24%) BGP
11 8 (1.24%) DHCP
12 6 (0.93%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.73%) SQL Server
2 49 (7.62%) Relational Database
3 33 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
4 23 (3.58%) RDBMS
5 16 (2.49%) Big Data
5 16 (2.49%) MongoDB
5 16 (2.49%) MySQL
5 16 (2.49%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (1.87%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.71%) Hadoop
9 9 (1.40%) Neo4j
9 9 (1.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2012
10 8 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (1.09%) Apache Hive
12 6 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.93%) HBase
12 6 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 43 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 36 (5.60%) Maven
3 32 (4.98%) Jenkins
4 28 (4.35%) JUnit
5 23 (3.58%) JIRA
6 19 (2.95%) Cucumber
7 16 (2.49%) Subversion
8 15 (2.33%) Gradle
9 14 (2.18%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.40%) Selenium
12 8 (1.24%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.09%) Jasmine
14 5 (0.78%) Grunt
14 5 (0.78%) gulp
14 5 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
15 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
15 4 (0.62%) JBehave
15 4 (0.62%) Mocha
15 4 (0.62%) PeopleTools
General
1 99 (15.40%) Finance
2 31 (4.82%) Banking
3 22 (3.42%) Retail
4 20 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.64%) Marketing
6 15 (2.33%) Law
7 11 (1.71%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.40%) Publishing
9 5 (0.78%) Legal
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.62%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.47%) Advertising
11 3 (0.47%) Local Government
11 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.47%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Front Office
12 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Back Office
13 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (12.44%) HTML
2 75 (11.66%) .NET
3 74 (11.51%) Spring
4 60 (9.33%) XML
5 59 (9.18%) Web Services
6 58 (9.02%) CSS
7 44 (6.84%) HTML5
8 42 (6.53%) REST
9 40 (6.22%) Hibernate
9 40 (6.22%) J2EE
10 36 (5.60%) RESTful
11 33 (5.13%) Middleware
12 32 (4.98%) ASP.NET
13 31 (4.82%) JSON
14 28 (4.35%) AngularJS
15 27 (4.20%) JMS
16 26 (4.04%) CSS3
17 25 (3.89%) Spring Boot
18 22 (3.42%) Node.js
19 20 (3.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.44%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.11%) User Experience
4 19 (2.95%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.40%) PKI
8 8 (1.24%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.24%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.24%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.09%) CMDB
9 7 (1.09%) Mainframe
10 6 (0.93%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.78%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.78%) Cryptography
11 5 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 5 (0.78%) Fintech
11 5 (0.78%) Social Media
12 4 (0.62%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.62%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 101 (15.71%) Linux
2 75 (11.66%) Windows
3 38 (5.91%) Unix
4 35 (5.44%) Windows Server
5 21 (3.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 11 (1.71%) CentOS
6 11 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (1.24%) Windows 10
7 8 (1.24%) Windows 8
8 7 (1.09%) Ubuntu
9 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 6 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.78%) Solaris
10 5 (0.78%) VME
11 4 (0.62%) Android
11 4 (0.62%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.47%) AIX
12 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (36.55%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (15.55%) TDD
3 90 (14.00%) Scrum
4 62 (9.64%) Migration
5 60 (9.33%) Mentoring
6 52 (8.09%) SOA
7 49 (7.62%) BDD
8 48 (7.47%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (6.38%) Microservices
10 40 (6.22%) Coaching
10 40 (6.22%) Configuration Management
11 37 (5.75%) ITIL
11 37 (5.75%) Open Source
12 33 (5.13%) CRM
12 33 (5.13%) MVC
13 30 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
13 30 (4.67%) Web Development
14 29 (4.51%) Data Modelling
14 29 (4.51%) Unit Testing
15 28 (4.35%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 200 (31.10%) Java
2 82 (12.75%) SQL
3 56 (8.71%) C#
3 56 (8.71%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.20%) PowerShell
5 25 (3.89%) Ruby
6 19 (2.95%) Python
7 18 (2.80%) C++
8 17 (2.64%) Scala
9 8 (1.24%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.09%) FQL
10 7 (1.09%) VB
11 6 (0.93%) Groovy
11 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
11 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.78%) C
12 5 (0.78%) PHP
12 5 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.62%) COBOL
13 4 (0.62%) PeopleCode
Qualifications
1 82 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.49%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.13%) Degree
4 17 (2.64%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.18%) MCSE
6 11 (1.71%) CCNP
7 9 (1.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 8 (1.24%) ITIL Certification
8 8 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (0.93%) MCSA
10 5 (0.78%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.62%) CCA
11 4 (0.62%) CCIE
11 4 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.31%) CCNA
12 2 (0.31%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) ISEB
12 2 (0.31%) JNCIP
12 2 (0.31%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.18%) QA
2 5 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.62%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.31%) GLP
5 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.31%) MiFID
5 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (6.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.51%) Docker
4 16 (2.49%) vSphere
5 13 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.40%) vCloud
8 4 (0.62%) HDFS
9 3 (0.47%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.47%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.31%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
10 2 (0.31%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.31%) XenApp
10 2 (0.31%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.16%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (3.27%) Puppet
2 10 (1.56%) SCCM
3 9 (1.40%) OpenView
4 6 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.78%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.78%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.47%) Ansible
6 3 (0.47%) Oozie
7 2 (0.31%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.31%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.16%) CloudHub
8 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.16%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.16%) SCOM
8 1 (0.16%) vMotion
8 1 (0.16%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 100 (15.55%) Microsoft
2 84 (13.06%) Oracle
3 49 (7.62%) VMware
4 47 (7.31%) Cisco
5 23 (3.58%) SAP
6 22 (3.42%) HP
7 19 (2.95%) MuleSoft
8 18 (2.80%) Teradata
9 17 (2.64%) Citrix
9 17 (2.64%) Guidewire
10 14 (2.18%) Google
10 14 (2.18%) IBM
11 13 (2.02%) ServiceNow
12 12 (1.87%) Ab Initio
12 12 (1.87%) Intel Security
13 11 (1.71%) Red Hat
14 10 (1.56%) BMC
14 10 (1.56%) Remedy
15 9 (1.40%) Juniper
15 9 (1.40%) Salesforce.com
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