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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 325 367 355
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 329 303 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.55% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.58% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 194 216
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 £388 £325 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £622 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £437 £408
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £49.00 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +125.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £48.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +120.68%

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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 +28 305 £520 +15.55% 78
London +31 180 £575 +15.00% 33
South East +4 53 £500 +11.11% 19
City of London +12 31 £538 +19.44% 8
Berkshire +13 24 £388 -3.12% 6
North East - 17 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 17 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £400 -
Hampshire +34 14 £550 - 4
North West -4 13 £400 -8.46% 8
East Midlands -5 11 £405 -4.54% 1
Yorkshire +13 10 £450 +6.82% 3
East of England +7 9 £475 +70.99% 3
Scotland +12 8 £475 +15.85% 5
Bracknell +2 8 £501 +25.12% 1
West Midlands -7 8 £468 +11.30% 4
Farnborough - 8 £500 - 1
Cheshire +15 7 £500 +7.52% 2
Northampton -1 7 £400 -11.11%
Northamptonshire -7 7 £400 -11.11%
South Wales +12 6 £425 -10.52%
Leeds +11 6 £450 +38.46% 2
West Yorkshire +7 6 £450 +38.46% 2
Wales -1 6 £425 -10.52%
Northern Ireland - 6 £368 -
Edinburgh +22 5 £456 +11.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 5 - -
Surrey +7 5 £375 -22.07% 5
Croydon -17 5 £588 +34.28%
Belfast - 5 £360 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 248 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 166 (24.56%) Java
3 129 (19.08%) Finance
4 119 (17.60%) Scrum
5 117 (17.31%) TDD
6 102 (15.09%) Linux
7 91 (13.46%) SQL
8 89 (13.17%) Microsoft
9 83 (12.28%) Migration
10 76 (11.24%) Unix
10 76 (11.24%) Windows
11 75 (11.09%) Security Cleared
12 74 (10.95%) Oracle
12 74 (10.95%) HTML
13 71 (10.50%) BDD
14 63 (9.32%) SQL Server
15 60 (8.88%) Cisco
15 60 (8.88%) SC Cleared
15 60 (8.88%) Mentoring
16 59 (8.73%) JavaScript
17 57 (8.43%) Banking
17 57 (8.43%) VMware
18 55 (8.14%) JSON
19 54 (7.99%) CSS
20 53 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
21 52 (7.69%) Relational Database
22 51 (7.54%) .NET
23 50 (7.40%) REST
24 49 (7.25%) Big Data
24 49 (7.25%) Spring

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 24 (3.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.96%) Confluence
3 18 (2.66%) Apache Spark
4 13 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
6 10 (1.48%) Apache
6 10 (1.48%) IIS
6 10 (1.48%) Tomcat
6 10 (1.48%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.33%) Apache Pig
7 9 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
7 9 (1.33%) CMS
8 8 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
9 6 (0.89%) GemFire
9 6 (0.89%) JBoss
9 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
10 5 (0.74%) Mule
11 4 (0.59%) MQSeries
11 4 (0.59%) Mule ESB
11 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 39 (5.77%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.63%) MS Office
3 7 (1.04%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) HipChat
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.18%) SAP FI
2 6 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
2 6 (0.89%) Remedy AR System
2 6 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
5 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.15%) BASE24
6 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Hyperion Enterprise
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.14%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (3.25%) PaaS
3 12 (1.78%) Office 365
4 8 (1.18%) GitHub
5 7 (1.04%) IaaS
5 7 (1.04%) SuccessFactors
6 6 (0.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 5 (0.74%) SaaS
8 4 (0.59%) Slack
9 3 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.30%) Trello
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.15%) Force.com
11 1 (0.15%) G Suite
11 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.36%) Firewall
2 30 (4.44%) SAN
3 27 (3.99%) HTTP
3 27 (3.99%) LAN
4 23 (3.40%) WAN
5 20 (2.96%) Network Security
6 19 (2.81%) Internet
6 19 (2.81%) VPN
7 18 (2.66%) SSL
8 17 (2.51%) TCP/IP
9 15 (2.22%) DNS
9 15 (2.22%) Reverse Proxy
10 14 (2.07%) SSH
11 13 (1.92%) IPsec
12 12 (1.78%) FTP
13 11 (1.63%) NAS
14 10 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.18%) BGP
15 8 (1.18%) DHCP
16 7 (1.04%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 52 (7.69%) Relational Database
3 49 (7.25%) Big Data
4 40 (5.92%) Hadoop
5 39 (5.77%) NoSQL
6 34 (5.03%) MongoDB
7 29 (4.29%) RDBMS
8 21 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.11%) MySQL
9 18 (2.66%) Apache Hive
9 18 (2.66%) HBase
10 17 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.33%) SAP HANA
13 8 (1.18%) Flink
13 8 (1.18%) OLTP
13 8 (1.18%) Sqoop
14 7 (1.04%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
15 5 (0.74%) DB2
Development Applications
1 41 (6.07%) Cucumber
2 38 (5.62%) Jenkins
3 35 (5.18%) Git (software)
4 32 (4.73%) JIRA
5 27 (3.99%) JUnit
6 16 (2.37%) Visual Studio
7 15 (2.22%) Mockito
8 14 (2.07%) Team Foundation Server
9 13 (1.92%) Selenium
9 13 (1.92%) Subversion
10 10 (1.48%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.48%) Gradle
11 9 (1.33%) Maven
12 5 (0.74%) Jasmine
13 4 (0.59%) GCC
13 4 (0.59%) GDB
13 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.44%) SpecFlow
14 3 (0.44%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 3 (0.44%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 129 (19.08%) Finance
2 57 (8.43%) Banking
3 29 (4.29%) Retail
4 24 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.22%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 12 (1.78%) Marketing
8 10 (1.48%) General Ledger
8 10 (1.48%) Publishing
9 9 (1.33%) Local Government
10 7 (1.04%) Legal
11 6 (0.89%) Advertising
11 6 (0.89%) Law
12 4 (0.59%) Front Office
12 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.44%) Automotive
13 3 (0.44%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.44%) Games
13 3 (0.44%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.95%) HTML
2 55 (8.14%) JSON
3 54 (7.99%) CSS
4 51 (7.54%) .NET
5 50 (7.40%) REST
6 49 (7.25%) Spring
7 48 (7.10%) RESTful
7 48 (7.10%) Web Services
8 46 (6.80%) HTML5
9 32 (4.73%) XML
10 31 (4.59%) CSS3
11 30 (4.44%) Node.js
12 29 (4.29%) J2EE
13 28 (4.14%) Play Framework
14 25 (3.70%) AngularJS
15 22 (3.25%) SOAP
16 21 (3.11%) Django
17 20 (2.96%) ASP.NET
17 20 (2.96%) Middleware
18 19 (2.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 32 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.37%) User Experience
6 15 (2.22%) Data Integration
7 12 (1.78%) Computer Science
8 11 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 11 (1.63%) Virtual Team
9 10 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 8 (1.18%) Semantic Web
10 8 (1.18%) Social Media
11 7 (1.04%) Fixed Income
12 6 (0.89%) CMDB
12 6 (0.89%) Equities
12 6 (0.89%) Tandem
13 5 (0.74%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.59%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 102 (15.09%) Linux
2 76 (11.24%) Unix
2 76 (11.24%) Windows
3 31 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 30 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 28 (4.14%) Solaris
6 11 (1.63%) CentOS
6 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.33%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
8 6 (0.89%) Windows 10
8 6 (0.89%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.44%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.30%) AIX
12 2 (0.30%) SUSE
12 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.15%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (36.69%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (17.60%) Scrum
3 117 (17.31%) TDD
4 83 (12.28%) Migration
5 71 (10.50%) BDD
6 60 (8.88%) Mentoring
7 53 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 46 (6.80%) Open Source
9 43 (6.36%) Kanban
10 42 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
11 40 (5.92%) ITIL
12 39 (5.77%) Configuration Management
13 38 (5.62%) ETL
14 37 (5.47%) Coaching
14 37 (5.47%) Web Development
15 36 (5.33%) Microservices
16 35 (5.18%) DevOps
16 35 (5.18%) Project Management
17 34 (5.03%) SDLC
18 33 (4.88%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 166 (24.56%) Java
2 91 (13.46%) SQL
3 59 (8.73%) JavaScript
4 45 (6.66%) Scala
5 37 (5.47%) C#
5 37 (5.47%) Ruby
6 34 (5.03%) Python
7 18 (2.66%) C++
8 15 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 14 (2.07%) PHP
10 13 (1.92%) Perl
11 12 (1.78%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.89%) C
12 6 (0.89%) T-SQL
12 6 (0.89%) XPath
13 5 (0.74%) Clojure
13 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.44%) Groovy
15 3 (0.44%) R
Qualifications
1 75 (11.09%) Security Cleared
2 60 (8.88%) SC Cleared
3 46 (6.80%) Degree
4 23 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (3.40%) Microsoft Certification
5 22 (3.25%) MCSE
6 12 (1.78%) CCNP
7 7 (1.04%) MCSA
8 6 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (0.74%) CCA
9 5 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (0.30%) CCIE
10 2 (0.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) ISEB
10 2 (0.30%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.30%) MCITP
10 2 (0.30%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.99%) QA
2 5 (0.74%) FATCA
3 3 (0.44%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.15%) MiFID
5 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (5.77%) Active Directory
2 34 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.96%) vSphere
4 19 (2.81%) Docker
5 15 (2.22%) HDFS
6 14 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
7 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 11 (1.63%) vCloud
9 6 (0.89%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 5 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (0.44%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 2 (0.30%) XenApp
12 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.15%) Varnish
13 1 (0.15%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.07%) Puppet
2 11 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.33%) Oozie
3 9 (1.33%) OpenView
3 9 (1.33%) SCCM
4 6 (0.89%) Kibana
4 6 (0.89%) logstash
5 5 (0.74%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.74%) Ansible
5 5 (0.74%) Grafana
5 5 (0.74%) rkt
6 3 (0.44%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.30%) WSUS
8 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.15%) SCOM
8 1 (0.15%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 89 (13.17%) Microsoft
2 74 (10.95%) Oracle
3 60 (8.88%) Cisco
4 57 (8.43%) VMware
5 30 (4.44%) SAP
6 26 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 23 (3.40%) HP
8 18 (2.66%) Citrix
9 17 (2.51%) Salesforce.com
10 15 (2.22%) IBM
11 14 (2.07%) Ab Initio
12 13 (1.92%) Intel Security
13 12 (1.78%) TIBCO
14 10 (1.48%) hybris
14 10 (1.48%) Juniper
14 10 (1.48%) NetApp
15 9 (1.33%) F5
15 9 (1.33%) Netezza
15 9 (1.33%) Opsware
16 8 (1.18%) Teradata
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