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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 345 362 368
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 342 306 288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.55% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.58% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 173 155
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £648 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +41 328 £475 +5.55% 81
London +37 155 £525 +9.94% 29
South East +6 45 £450 +2.85% 13
North West -3 42 £450 -10.00% 6
Yorkshire +14 28 £438 +12.90% 9
West Yorkshire 0 27 £438 +8.02% 8
Leeds +6 20 £438 +18.24% 6
Cheshire 0 20 £500 +5.26% 3
North East -43 20 £314 -11.92% 2
City of London +34 17 £513 +2.50% 5
Surrey +1 17 £445 -1.11% 5
West Midlands -14 15 £365 -13.60% 9
Tyne and Wear -52 15 £314 -11.92% 1
Warrington +1 14 £500 -23.07%
Berkshire +5 12 £380 -5.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -51 12 £323 -9.47% 1
Hampshire +2 11 £575 +53.33% 3
Lancashire +1 11 £330 -22.35%
East of England +12 9 £513 +41.44% 4
Manchester -3 9 £400 -20.00% 2
Blackpool +1 8 £330 -17.50%
Scotland -17 8 £420 +40.00% 6
Croydon - 8 £506 -
South West +5 7 £475 +2.70% 7
Derbyshire -3 7 £450 +11.11%
East Midlands -4 7 £450 +15.38% 1
Cambridgeshire +19 6 £538 +103.48% 3
Birmingham -6 6 £400 -5.88% 4
Cambridge +18 5 £525 +98.75% 3
Bromley - 5 £525 - 1

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 239 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (30.59%) Java
3 104 (15.01%) Oracle
4 101 (14.57%) Scrum
5 99 (14.29%) Finance
6 96 (13.85%) Linux
6 96 (13.85%) Microsoft
6 96 (13.85%) TDD
7 93 (13.42%) SQL Server
8 89 (12.84%) Security Cleared
9 86 (12.41%) .NET
10 82 (11.83%) SQL
11 80 (11.54%) HTML
12 73 (10.53%) Web Services
13 72 (10.39%) Spring
14 69 (9.96%) XML
15 67 (9.67%) Windows
15 67 (9.67%) CSS
16 65 (9.38%) C#
17 62 (8.95%) SC Cleared
18 61 (8.80%) Migration
19 56 (8.08%) JavaScript
20 53 (7.65%) ITIL
20 53 (7.65%) Mentoring
21 52 (7.50%) SOA
21 52 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
22 47 (6.78%) MVC
22 47 (6.78%) Relational Database
23 45 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
24 44 (6.35%) Maven

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 26 (3.75%) SharePoint
2 25 (3.61%) WebSphere
3 24 (3.46%) JBoss
4 18 (2.60%) Confluence
5 16 (2.31%) WebLogic
6 14 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 13 (1.88%) IIS
8 12 (1.73%) Apache
9 11 (1.59%) CMS
10 9 (1.30%) Mule
11 8 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
12 7 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.87%) MS Exchange
13 6 (0.87%) Mule ESB
14 5 (0.72%) nginx
14 5 (0.72%) Skype for Business
14 5 (0.72%) Tuxedo
15 4 (0.58%) GlassFish
15 4 (0.58%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 42 (6.06%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.02%) MS Office
3 4 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.43%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.14%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 15 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.59%) Remedy ITSM
3 10 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.72%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 4 (0.58%) Oracle Receivables
6 3 (0.43%) Magento
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle CRM
6 3 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (0.43%) Remedy AR System
6 3 (0.43%) Unit4 Business World
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Campaign
7 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.29%) Eloqua
7 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.29%) Unica
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Internet Expenses
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (1.88%) Office 365
3 9 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.30%) Google Analytics
3 9 (1.30%) SuccessFactors
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle CX
4 5 (0.72%) SaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.29%) GitHub
6 2 (0.29%) PaaS
6 2 (0.29%) Responsys
6 2 (0.29%) Yammer
7 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.14%) Heroku
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) MailChimp
Communications & Networking
1 20 (2.89%) SSL
2 16 (2.31%) Firewall
3 15 (2.16%) DNS
4 12 (1.73%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.59%) DHCP
6 10 (1.44%) Internet
6 10 (1.44%) Network Security
6 10 (1.44%) VPN
7 9 (1.30%) HTTP
8 8 (1.15%) IPsec
8 8 (1.15%) LAN
8 8 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (1.01%) BGP
9 7 (1.01%) SAN
9 7 (1.01%) WAN
10 6 (0.87%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (0.72%) MPLS
11 5 (0.72%) OSPF
11 5 (0.72%) Skype
11 5 (0.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (13.42%) SQL Server
2 47 (6.78%) Relational Database
3 37 (5.34%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (3.90%) MySQL
5 26 (3.75%) RDBMS
6 19 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
8 13 (1.88%) Big Data
9 12 (1.73%) Hadoop
10 11 (1.59%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 10 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.30%) DB2
12 9 (1.30%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database
13 8 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.01%) QlikView
14 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 44 (6.35%) Maven
2 39 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 34 (4.91%) JIRA
4 31 (4.47%) JUnit
5 21 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 18 (2.60%) Subversion
7 16 (2.31%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (1.88%) Cucumber
9 12 (1.73%) Visual Studio
10 11 (1.59%) Gradle
11 7 (1.01%) Bitbucket
11 7 (1.01%) Eclipse
12 6 (0.87%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.87%) Capybara
12 6 (0.87%) Selenium
13 5 (0.72%) Grunt
13 5 (0.72%) gulp
13 5 (0.72%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
13 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 99 (14.29%) Finance
2 28 (4.04%) Retail
3 25 (3.61%) Banking
4 17 (2.45%) Marketing
5 16 (2.31%) Manufacturing
5 16 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.02%) Law
7 10 (1.44%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.01%) Publishing
9 6 (0.87%) Front Office
10 5 (0.72%) Back Office
10 5 (0.72%) Games
11 3 (0.43%) Advertising
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
11 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
13 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.41%) .NET
2 80 (11.54%) HTML
3 73 (10.53%) Web Services
4 72 (10.39%) Spring
5 69 (9.96%) XML
6 67 (9.67%) CSS
7 42 (6.06%) HTML5
8 39 (5.63%) Hibernate
8 39 (5.63%) REST
9 38 (5.48%) J2EE
10 37 (5.34%) RESTful
11 34 (4.91%) ASP.NET
11 34 (4.91%) Middleware
12 31 (4.47%) CSS3
13 28 (4.04%) JMS
14 27 (3.90%) AngularJS
14 27 (3.90%) JSP
15 26 (3.75%) jQuery
16 21 (3.03%) SOAP
16 21 (3.03%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 21 (3.03%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.45%) User Experience
6 14 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 13 (1.88%) Mobile App
7 13 (1.88%) PKI
8 11 (1.59%) Data Integration
9 10 (1.44%) iPad
10 7 (1.01%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.01%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.01%) Fintech
11 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.87%) IVR
11 6 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.58%) CMDB
12 4 (0.58%) Equities
12 4 (0.58%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.43%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 96 (13.85%) Linux
2 67 (9.67%) Windows
3 34 (4.91%) Unix
4 25 (3.61%) Windows Server
5 17 (2.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (1.73%) Windows 10
7 9 (1.30%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.30%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.01%) CentOS
8 7 (1.01%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.87%) Android
9 6 (0.87%) VME
9 6 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (0.58%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.43%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.29%) AIX
13 2 (0.29%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (34.49%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (14.57%) Scrum
3 96 (13.85%) TDD
4 61 (8.80%) Migration
5 53 (7.65%) ITIL
5 53 (7.65%) Mentoring
6 52 (7.50%) SOA
6 52 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (6.78%) MVC
8 43 (6.20%) Data Modelling
8 43 (6.20%) E-Commerce
8 43 (6.20%) Microservices
9 40 (5.77%) Open Source
10 37 (5.34%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (5.19%) BDD
12 35 (5.05%) Configuration Management
12 35 (5.05%) CRM
12 35 (5.05%) Project Management
12 35 (5.05%) SDLC
13 34 (4.91%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 212 (30.59%) Java
2 82 (11.83%) SQL
3 65 (9.38%) C#
4 56 (8.08%) JavaScript
5 25 (3.61%) PowerShell
6 20 (2.89%) Ruby
7 16 (2.31%) Python
8 13 (1.88%) T-SQL
9 11 (1.59%) Scala
10 10 (1.44%) C++
10 10 (1.44%) VB
11 9 (1.30%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.15%) Groovy
12 8 (1.15%) Perl
12 8 (1.15%) PHP
13 7 (1.01%) FQL
13 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
14 6 (0.87%) Clojure
14 6 (0.87%) COBOL
15 5 (0.72%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 89 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.95%) SC Cleared
3 32 (4.62%) Degree
4 11 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 9 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (0.72%) Sun Certification
9 4 (0.58%) MCSE
10 3 (0.43%) CCA
10 3 (0.43%) CCIE
10 3 (0.43%) CCNA
10 3 (0.43%) CCNP
10 3 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.29%) ISEB
12 1 (0.14%) CISSP
12 1 (0.14%) MCSA
12 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.30%) Data Quality
1 9 (1.30%) SLA
2 7 (1.01%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.29%) GLP
6 2 (0.29%) MiFID
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 36 (5.19%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.18%) Docker
2 29 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.44%) vSphere
4 8 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.87%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (0.72%) vCloud
6 5 (0.72%) XenApp
7 3 (0.43%) Apache Flume
7 3 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.29%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.29%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.14%) HDFS
9 1 (0.14%) Varnish
9 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (3.46%) Puppet
2 11 (1.59%) SCCM
3 5 (0.72%) AirWatch
3 5 (0.72%) Kubernetes
3 5 (0.72%) Tivoli
4 4 (0.58%) HP UCMDB
5 3 (0.43%) AppDNA
5 3 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (0.43%) Oozie
5 3 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.29%) Ansible
6 2 (0.29%) CloudHub
6 2 (0.29%) XenMobile
6 2 (0.29%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.14%) Control-M
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.14%) Netcool
7 1 (0.14%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.14%) SCOM
7 1 (0.14%) vMotion
Vendors
1 104 (15.01%) Oracle
2 96 (13.85%) Microsoft
3 38 (5.48%) VMware
4 30 (4.33%) Cisco
5 24 (3.46%) Teradata
6 23 (3.32%) IBM
7 22 (3.17%) MuleSoft
8 21 (3.03%) HP
9 20 (2.89%) SAP
10 19 (2.74%) Citrix
11 18 (2.60%) Ab Initio
11 18 (2.60%) Guidewire
12 15 (2.16%) Google
13 13 (1.88%) BMC
13 13 (1.88%) PeopleSoft
13 13 (1.88%) ServiceNow
14 12 (1.73%) Remedy
14 12 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
15 9 (1.30%) hybris
15 9 (1.30%) Intel Security
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