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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 405 366 366
Rank change year-on-year
-39 0
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 212 240 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 138 134
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £338 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £584
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £412 £373
% change year-on-year
+3.15% +10.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £53.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.60% -18.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £37.00 £48.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.86 £56.86 £65.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £53.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
-56.60% -18.46%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -28 187 £450 - 53
London -38 84 £475 - 21
South East -15 35 £475 +11.76% 11
City of London +12 34 £500 -9.09% 9
Scotland -2 19 £450 +11.45% 4
Yorkshire +2 14 £400 +52.38% 4
East of England -25 14 £450 - 5
East Midlands +5 13 £400 -5.60%
Edinburgh +5 13 £443 -8.05% 1
North West +4 10 £422 -11.18% 5
West Yorkshire +1 10 £400 +52.38% 1
South West -19 8 £418 +11.33% 5
Leeds +6 7 £400 -15.07% 1
Hertfordshire -12 7 £500 -13.04% 2
Oxfordshire -13 7 £475 +8.57% 1
Bedfordshire - 7 £450 - 2
Hampshire +1 6 £540 +32.51% 3
Derbyshire 0 6 £400 -5.60%
Derby -8 6 £400 -5.60%
Dorset - 6 £418 -
Berkshire +5 5 - - 4
Manchester -6 5 £340 -28.42% 3
Cheshire +12 4 £525 - 2
Reading +3 4 - -
West Midlands -18 4 £350 +3.70% 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £328 -
North East - 4 £328 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £328 -
Bournemouth - 4 £424 -
Surrey -9 3 £448 +8.61% 1

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 107 (27.09%) Oracle
2 83 (21.01%) Java
3 81 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
4 67 (16.96%) .NET
5 66 (16.71%) SQL
6 63 (15.95%) JavaScript
7 58 (14.68%) Microsoft
8 55 (13.92%) Windows
8 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
9 53 (13.42%) Finance
9 53 (13.42%) CRM
10 47 (11.90%) C#
11 45 (11.39%) HTML
12 44 (11.14%) SQL Server
13 43 (10.89%) CSS
13 43 (10.89%) Scrum
14 42 (10.63%) Migration
15 41 (10.38%) UNIX
16 39 (9.87%) SC Cleared
17 38 (9.62%) SOA
18 36 (9.11%) TDD
19 35 (8.86%) XML
20 32 (8.10%) Linux
21 29 (7.34%) Oracle Database
22 28 (7.09%) Mentoring
22 28 (7.09%) Web Services
22 28 (7.09%) ASP.NET
22 28 (7.09%) J2EE
22 28 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
22 28 (7.09%) Project Management

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 23 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.29%) WebLogic
2 13 (3.29%) Oracle Workflow
2 13 (3.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 11 (2.78%) WebSphere
4 9 (2.28%) Apache
4 9 (2.28%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.77%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.77%) CMS
6 6 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.01%) Node.js
7 4 (1.01%) Tuxedo
7 4 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.76%) IIS
8 3 (0.76%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.76%) Documentum
8 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.05%) MS Office
3 5 (1.27%) MS Project
4 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (7.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.27%) Maximo
5 3 (0.76%) RMDS
5 3 (0.76%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.51%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.51%) Documaker
7 1 (0.25%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.52%) Office 365
2 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.25%) SaaS
3 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.56%) LAN
1 18 (4.56%) WAN
2 11 (2.78%) DNS
3 10 (2.53%) Firewall
4 9 (2.28%) HTTP
4 9 (2.28%) DHCP
5 7 (1.77%) VPN
6 5 (1.27%) SSL
6 5 (1.27%) Internet
7 4 (1.01%) SAN
7 4 (1.01%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 3 (0.76%) GSM
8 3 (0.76%) PSTN
8 3 (0.76%) SMS
8 3 (0.76%) VoIP
8 3 (0.76%) X.500
8 3 (0.76%) NAS
8 3 (0.76%) Intranet
9 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (11.14%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.34%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.32%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.56%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (3.80%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.77%) MySQL
10 7 (1.77%) MongoDB
11 6 (1.52%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.52%) Oracle ODI
11 6 (1.52%) DB2
12 5 (1.27%) Star Schema
12 5 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
12 5 (1.27%) DataStage
12 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (1.01%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (5.57%) Maven
2 18 (4.56%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.54%) JIRA
4 13 (3.29%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.78%) Selenium
6 10 (2.53%) Subversion
6 10 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 7 (1.77%) MSI
8 6 (1.52%) Git (software)
9 5 (1.27%) Ant
9 5 (1.27%) JUnit
10 4 (1.01%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.76%) NUnit
12 2 (0.51%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.51%) JProfiler
13 1 (0.25%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 53 (13.42%) Finance
2 18 (4.56%) Banking
3 16 (4.05%) Retail
4 14 (3.54%) Manufacturing
5 13 (3.29%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.28%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.52%) Advertising
7 6 (1.52%) Front Office
8 5 (1.27%) Back Office
9 4 (1.01%) Law
10 3 (0.76%) Billing
10 3 (0.76%) Games
11 2 (0.51%) German Language
11 2 (0.51%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Automotive
12 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.25%) Marketing
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.96%) .NET
2 45 (11.39%) HTML
3 43 (10.89%) CSS
4 35 (8.86%) XML
5 28 (7.09%) J2EE
5 28 (7.09%) ASP.NET
5 28 (7.09%) Web Services
6 21 (5.32%) jQuery
7 18 (4.56%) Spring
7 18 (4.56%) JSP
8 17 (4.30%) XSLT
8 17 (4.30%) JSF
9 15 (3.80%) Middleware
10 13 (3.29%) JMS
10 13 (3.29%) WSDL
11 12 (3.04%) Servlets
11 12 (3.04%) SOAP
12 11 (2.78%) RESTful
13 10 (2.53%) Ajax
13 10 (2.53%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.82%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (2.28%) Fixed Income
3 7 (1.77%) Learning Management System
4 6 (1.52%) Mobile App
4 6 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.27%) Open Source
5 5 (1.27%) Mainframe
6 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.01%) Grid Computing
6 4 (1.01%) Clustering
6 4 (1.01%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.01%) Derivative
6 4 (1.01%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 3 (0.76%) SCADA
7 3 (0.76%) Data Integration
7 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
7 3 (0.76%) Replication
7 3 (0.76%) GIS
7 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (13.92%) Windows
2 41 (10.38%) UNIX
3 32 (8.10%) Linux
4 13 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (2.53%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (2.28%) Windows XP
7 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.01%) Solaris
8 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.76%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) CentOS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.51%) Android
10 2 (0.51%) Windows CE
10 2 (0.51%) MVS
10 2 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.25%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (13.42%) CRM
3 43 (10.89%) Scrum
4 42 (10.63%) Migration
5 38 (9.62%) SOA
6 36 (9.11%) TDD
7 28 (7.09%) Business Intelligence
7 28 (7.09%) Project Management
7 28 (7.09%) Mentoring
8 21 (5.32%) Workflow
8 21 (5.32%) ITIL
9 19 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (4.05%) ETL
10 16 (4.05%) Validation
11 15 (3.80%) Data Migration
12 14 (3.54%) Service Delivery
13 13 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
13 13 (3.29%) Configuration Management
13 13 (3.29%) MVC
13 13 (3.29%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.01%) Java
2 66 (16.71%) SQL
3 63 (15.95%) JavaScript
4 47 (11.90%) C#
5 19 (4.81%) C++
5 19 (4.81%) Python
6 17 (4.30%) C
7 12 (3.04%) Shell Script
8 10 (2.53%) VB
9 9 (2.28%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.28%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.03%) VB6
11 7 (1.77%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 7 (1.77%) Perl
11 7 (1.77%) PHP
12 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
12 5 (1.27%) XPath
13 4 (1.01%) Ruby
13 4 (1.01%) VBA
13 4 (1.01%) Jython
Qualifications
1 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 39 (9.87%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.06%) Degree
4 15 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.76%) MCSE
6 3 (0.76%) CCNA
6 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.25%) MCITP
8 1 (0.25%) MCSA
8 1 (0.25%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.25%) APMP
8 1 (0.25%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.29%) QA
2 11 (2.78%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.27%) SLA
4 4 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.51%) JTAG
5 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 27 (6.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.77%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.77%) VMware ESX
3 6 (1.52%) Terminal Server
3 6 (1.52%) Terminal Services
4 5 (1.27%) XenApp
4 5 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.27%) XenDesktop
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.76%) NFS
5 3 (0.76%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
6 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.25%) vSphere
6 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.25%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 7 (1.77%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.01%) Puppet
4 3 (0.76%) SCCM
5 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.51%) Ansible
5 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.25%) MIIS
6 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.25%) Control-M
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Netcool
6 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
Vendors
1 107 (27.09%) Oracle
2 58 (14.68%) Microsoft
3 21 (5.32%) IBM
4 19 (4.81%) VMware
5 17 (4.30%) JBoss
6 16 (4.05%) HP
7 15 (3.80%) SAP
8 13 (3.29%) Red Hat
9 11 (2.78%) Cisco
10 10 (2.53%) Citrix
11 9 (2.28%) Salesforce.com
12 8 (2.03%) EMC
13 7 (1.77%) NetApp
13 7 (1.77%) Neolane
14 6 (1.52%) McAfee
14 6 (1.52%) Sybase
15 5 (1.27%) Adobe
15 5 (1.27%) Informatica
16 4 (1.01%) Remedy
16 4 (1.01%) Cognos
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