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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 342 349 353
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 341 327 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.60% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 200 148
Median daily rate £475 £447 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.21% +5.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £46.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.45%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £48.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.72%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +17 330 £475 +6.21% 70
London -2 138 £519 +9.21% 39
South East +8 53 £450 +2.27% 5
North West +17 33 £394 -11.26% 8
North East -10 28 £328 -2.96%
East of England +27 24 £500 +66.66% 2
Tyne and Wear -31 23 £328 -2.96%
Yorkshire +6 22 £490 +8.88% 10
West Yorkshire +11 21 £490 +8.88% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 21 £328 -2.96%
Berkshire +13 19 £360 -4.00%
City of London +20 17 £525 +1.94% 14
Surrey 0 16 £440 -2.22% 3
West Midlands -31 16 £400 -4.76% 1
Leeds +7 14 £495 -19.51% 7
Hampshire -6 13 £525 +27.27% 1
Norwich - 13 £489 -
Norfolk - 13 £489 -
Cheshire +4 12 £450 -16.27%
Manchester +3 11 £450 -10.00% 7
South West -1 11 £419 -16.25%
Birmingham -7 9 £400 -11.11%
Lancashire -4 8 £330 -22.35%
Scotland -14 7 £296 -15.35% 5
Croydon - 7 £550 -
Hertfordshire +21 6 £501 -4.66%
Warrington +5 6 £500 -33.33%
Woking - 6 £445 - 1
Cambridgeshire +27 5 - - 2
Cambridge +17 5 - - 2

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 243 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 217 (31.00%) Java
3 111 (15.86%) Linux
3 111 (15.86%) Microsoft
4 101 (14.43%) Finance
5 100 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 99 (14.14%) TDD
6 99 (14.14%) SQL Server
7 97 (13.86%) Oracle
8 93 (13.29%) Scrum
9 86 (12.29%) .NET
10 85 (12.14%) SQL
11 84 (12.00%) Windows
12 75 (10.71%) HTML
12 75 (10.71%) Spring
13 74 (10.57%) SC Cleared
14 70 (10.00%) Web Services
15 66 (9.43%) XML
16 63 (9.00%) C#
17 62 (8.86%) Migration
18 59 (8.43%) CSS
19 58 (8.29%) Relational Database
20 57 (8.14%) VMware
21 55 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
21 55 (7.86%) JavaScript
21 55 (7.86%) Mentoring
22 52 (7.43%) SOA
23 49 (7.00%) ITIL
24 46 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
25 45 (6.43%) Cisco

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 27 (3.86%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 23 (3.29%) JBoss
4 16 (2.29%) WebLogic
5 15 (2.14%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.86%) Confluence
7 12 (1.71%) Apache
8 11 (1.57%) IIS
9 10 (1.43%) Mule
10 8 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (1.14%) CMS
10 8 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 8 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
11 6 (0.86%) Mule ESB
11 6 (0.86%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (0.71%) nginx
12 5 (0.71%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.57%) Apache Spark
13 4 (0.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 44 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.71%) MS Office
3 4 (0.57%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (1.86%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.86%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.86%) Remedy AR System
4 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.71%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.29%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.29%) Unica
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) Endur
7 1 (0.14%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.14%) OpenText Process Suite
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.43%) Office 365
2 10 (1.43%) SuccessFactors
3 8 (1.14%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.71%) Oracle CX
4 5 (0.71%) SaaS
5 4 (0.57%) GitHub
5 4 (0.57%) PaaS
6 3 (0.43%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.29%) Responsys
7 2 (0.29%) Yammer
8 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) Heroku
8 1 (0.14%) IaaS
8 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.14%) Firewall
2 25 (3.57%) SSL
3 24 (3.43%) SAN
4 19 (2.71%) Internet
5 17 (2.43%) DNS
5 17 (2.43%) TCP/IP
6 16 (2.29%) HTTP
7 15 (2.14%) VPN
8 14 (2.00%) Network Security
8 14 (2.00%) SSH
9 13 (1.86%) IPsec
9 13 (1.86%) LAN
9 13 (1.86%) WAN
10 12 (1.71%) DHCP
10 12 (1.71%) Reverse Proxy
11 10 (1.43%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (1.43%) FTP
11 10 (1.43%) NAS
12 8 (1.14%) BGP
13 6 (0.86%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (14.14%) SQL Server
2 58 (8.29%) Relational Database
3 35 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 34 (4.86%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (2.71%) MySQL
5 19 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
6 15 (2.14%) Big Data
6 15 (2.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.86%) MongoDB
8 11 (1.57%) Hadoop
9 10 (1.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 10 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 10 (1.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.29%) Neo4j
10 9 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 9 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (1.14%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.00%) HBase
12 7 (1.00%) QlikView
12 7 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 43 (6.14%) Git (software)
2 41 (5.86%) Maven
3 30 (4.29%) JUnit
4 25 (3.57%) JIRA
5 22 (3.14%) Jenkins
6 21 (3.00%) Subversion
7 16 (2.29%) Visual Studio
8 15 (2.14%) Gradle
8 15 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.29%) Cucumber
9 9 (1.29%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.00%) Jasmine
11 5 (0.71%) Grunt
11 5 (0.71%) gulp
11 5 (0.71%) JBehave
11 5 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
11 5 (0.71%) PeopleTools
12 4 (0.57%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.57%) Selenium
12 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
General
1 101 (14.43%) Finance
2 27 (3.86%) Retail
3 26 (3.71%) Banking
4 21 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.29%) Law
6 15 (2.14%) Marketing
7 11 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.43%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.00%) Publishing
10 6 (0.86%) Front Office
11 4 (0.57%) Advertising
11 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.57%) Legal
12 3 (0.43%) Billing
12 3 (0.43%) Games
12 3 (0.43%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.29%) .NET
2 75 (10.71%) HTML
2 75 (10.71%) Spring
3 70 (10.00%) Web Services
4 66 (9.43%) XML
5 59 (8.43%) CSS
6 40 (5.71%) Hibernate
6 40 (5.71%) HTML5
7 39 (5.57%) J2EE
8 38 (5.43%) REST
9 37 (5.29%) RESTful
10 36 (5.14%) Middleware
11 32 (4.57%) ASP.NET
12 28 (4.00%) CSS3
12 28 (4.00%) JMS
13 27 (3.86%) AngularJS
14 24 (3.43%) Spring Boot
15 22 (3.14%) jQuery
16 21 (3.00%) JSP
17 20 (2.86%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 46 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (5.29%) Data Centre
3 25 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.43%) User Experience
5 15 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.86%) PKI
8 12 (1.71%) Mobile App
9 8 (1.14%) Fintech
10 7 (1.00%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.00%) CMDB
10 7 (1.00%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.00%) Data Integration
10 7 (1.00%) iPad
10 7 (1.00%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 6 (0.86%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.86%) IVR
12 4 (0.57%) Clustering
12 4 (0.57%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 111 (15.86%) Linux
2 84 (12.00%) Windows
3 39 (5.57%) Unix
4 37 (5.29%) Windows Server
5 23 (3.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.71%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.71%) Windows 8
7 11 (1.57%) CentOS
8 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (1.29%) Windows 10
9 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.14%) Ubuntu
10 8 (1.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.00%) Android
12 6 (0.86%) Solaris
12 6 (0.86%) VME
13 5 (0.71%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.57%) AIX
15 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
16 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 99 (14.14%) TDD
3 93 (13.29%) Scrum
4 62 (8.86%) Migration
5 55 (7.86%) Mentoring
5 55 (7.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 52 (7.43%) SOA
7 49 (7.00%) ITIL
8 43 (6.14%) BDD
9 41 (5.86%) Configuration Management
9 41 (5.86%) Data Modelling
9 41 (5.86%) Microservices
10 40 (5.71%) MVC
11 38 (5.43%) Open Source
12 35 (5.00%) E-Commerce
13 33 (4.71%) CRM
13 33 (4.71%) Unit Testing
14 32 (4.57%) Change Management
14 32 (4.57%) Coaching
14 32 (4.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 217 (31.00%) Java
2 85 (12.14%) SQL
3 63 (9.00%) C#
4 55 (7.86%) JavaScript
5 28 (4.00%) PowerShell
6 19 (2.71%) Python
7 18 (2.57%) Ruby
8 15 (2.14%) C++
8 15 (2.14%) Scala
9 14 (2.00%) T-SQL
10 10 (1.43%) VB
11 9 (1.29%) Groovy
12 8 (1.14%) Perl
12 8 (1.14%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.00%) COBOL
13 7 (1.00%) FQL
14 6 (0.86%) Clojure
14 6 (0.86%) PHP
15 5 (0.71%) C
15 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 74 (10.57%) SC Cleared
3 34 (4.86%) Degree
4 14 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (1.86%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (1.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.43%) MCSE
7 9 (1.29%) CCNP
8 8 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (0.86%) MCSA
11 5 (0.71%) Sun Certification
12 3 (0.43%) CCA
12 3 (0.43%) CCIE
12 3 (0.43%) CCNA
12 3 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.43%) MCITP
13 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.29%) ISEB
13 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.29%) QA
2 7 (1.00%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.71%) SLA
4 3 (0.43%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.29%) GLP
5 2 (0.29%) MiFID
5 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
System Software
1 42 (6.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.29%) Docker
4 19 (2.71%) vSphere
5 14 (2.00%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.29%) vCloud
8 6 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (0.71%) XenApp
10 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.43%) HDFS
10 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.29%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (3.14%) Puppet
2 12 (1.71%) SCCM
3 9 (1.29%) OpenView
4 6 (0.86%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.71%) Tivoli
6 3 (0.43%) AppDNA
6 3 (0.43%) Oozie
6 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.29%) Ansible
7 2 (0.29%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (0.29%) CloudHub
7 2 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.29%) HP UCMDB
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.14%) Netcool
8 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 111 (15.86%) Microsoft
2 97 (13.86%) Oracle
3 57 (8.14%) VMware
4 45 (6.43%) Cisco
5 24 (3.43%) HP
5 24 (3.43%) IBM
6 21 (3.00%) MuleSoft
6 21 (3.00%) Teradata
7 20 (2.86%) Citrix
7 20 (2.86%) SAP
8 18 (2.57%) Guidewire
9 17 (2.43%) Ab Initio
10 15 (2.14%) Google
11 14 (2.00%) BMC
11 14 (2.00%) Remedy
12 13 (1.86%) ServiceNow
13 12 (1.71%) Intel Security
13 12 (1.71%) Salesforce.com
14 11 (1.57%) Red Hat
15 10 (1.43%) PeopleSoft
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