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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 413 411 359
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 221 198 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.36% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 107 115
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£450 £443 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £621
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Average hourly rate £48.00 - £53.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £48.00 - £53.00

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 2015.

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 4 August 2015. 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 +15 205 £450 - 59
London +37 107 £494 +9.72% 23
City of London +4 36 £520 +9.47% 3
South East -40 36 £438 -2.77% 15
Hampshire -16 15 £375 -25.00% 3
East Midlands +8 14 £423 +2.65%
Yorkshire -19 13 £450 +8.43% 8
Derby - 12 £413 -
Derbyshire - 12 £413 -
Scotland -16 11 £450 +5.88% 4
East of England -13 9 £300 -33.33% 4
West Midlands +9 8 £450 +50.00% 2
Surrey -2 8 £438 -2.23% 3
South West -7 8 £550 +10.00% 1
West Yorkshire -19 8 £450 +8.43% 8
Bradford -3 7 £450 +8.43%
Oxfordshire - 7 £440 - 2
Glasgow +4 6 - - 4
North West -26 6 £434 -8.38% 5
South Yorkshire -7 5 £375 +1.01%
Sheffield -10 5 £375 +1.01%
Edinburgh -11 5 £450 +5.88%
Basingstoke - 5 £500 -
Birmingham -1 4 £450 +50.00%
North East - 4 £338 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £338 - 1
Suffolk - 4 £300 -
Oxford - 4 £440 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 4 £338 - 1
Lancashire +10 3 £425 +0.73%

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 91 (20.63%) Java
3 69 (15.65%) Finance
4 66 (14.97%) SQL
5 57 (12.93%) Windows
6 56 (12.70%) Oracle
7 53 (12.02%) Security Cleared
8 51 (11.56%) Active Directory
9 50 (11.34%) Microsoft
10 49 (11.11%) .NET
10 49 (11.11%) Linux
11 48 (10.88%) Migration
12 42 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
13 40 (9.07%) Banking
14 39 (8.84%) ITIL
15 38 (8.62%) Scrum
16 36 (8.16%) JavaScript
17 35 (7.94%) SC Cleared
18 31 (7.03%) C#
18 31 (7.03%) UNIX
18 31 (7.03%) TDD
18 31 (7.03%) Relational Database
19 30 (6.80%) Spring
19 30 (6.80%) SQL Server
20 29 (6.58%) E-Commerce
20 29 (6.58%) VMware
21 28 (6.35%) HTML
21 28 (6.35%) OO
22 26 (5.90%) DNS
22 26 (5.90%) Project Management

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, 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 17 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.63%) SharePoint
3 15 (3.40%) WebSphere
3 15 (3.40%) Apache
4 14 (3.17%) Node.js
5 13 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 10 (2.27%) JBoss
8 8 (1.81%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.81%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.81%) IIS
8 8 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.59%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.91%) Lotus Domino
11 4 (0.91%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 16 (3.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.13%) SAP ERP
2 5 (1.13%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.13%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.91%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (0.91%) Hyperion Planning
3 4 (0.91%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle HRMS
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle ERP
4 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.45%) Oracle Retail
5 2 (0.45%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.45%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.45%) SAP Retail
6 1 (0.23%) RMDS
6 1 (0.23%) Agresso
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.27%) Office 365
3 7 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.36%) GitHub
5 4 (0.91%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.68%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.45%) Boomi
7 2 (0.45%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.45%) Taleo
7 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.23%) Force.com
8 1 (0.23%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
8 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 26 (5.90%) DNS
2 13 (2.95%) DHCP
2 13 (2.95%) Firewall
2 13 (2.95%) VLAN
3 9 (2.04%) VPN
4 8 (1.81%) Internet
5 7 (1.59%) SSL
5 7 (1.59%) SAN
5 7 (1.59%) NAS
6 5 (1.13%) MPLS
6 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
6 5 (1.13%) Wireless
7 4 (0.91%) FTP
7 4 (0.91%) HTTP
7 4 (0.91%) LAN
8 3 (0.68%) PBX
8 3 (0.68%) VoIP
8 3 (0.68%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.68%) Network Security
8 3 (0.68%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (7.03%) Relational Database
2 30 (6.80%) SQL Server
3 13 (2.95%) RDBMS
3 13 (2.95%) Hadoop
4 10 (2.27%) Big Data
4 10 (2.27%) DB2
4 10 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.81%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.13%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.91%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
7 4 (0.91%) Essbase
7 4 (0.91%) QlikView
7 4 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.68%) MySQL
8 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
8 3 (0.68%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.68%) Base SAS
8 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (3.85%) Maven
2 13 (2.95%) Ant
2 13 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 11 (2.49%) JUnit
4 10 (2.27%) Visual Studio
5 6 (1.36%) Subversion
5 6 (1.36%) Selenium
6 5 (1.13%) Gradle
7 4 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
7 4 (0.91%) JIRA
7 4 (0.91%) Mockito
8 3 (0.68%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.68%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.68%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.45%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.45%) PeopleTools
9 2 (0.45%) ProC
9 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.45%) Fiddler
General
1 69 (15.65%) Finance
2 40 (9.07%) Banking
3 16 (3.63%) Retail
4 15 (3.40%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.59%) Advertising
6 5 (1.13%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.91%) Front Office
8 3 (0.68%) Back Office
8 3 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
9 1 (0.23%) Military
9 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.23%) Marketing
9 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.11%) .NET
2 30 (6.80%) Spring
3 28 (6.35%) HTML
4 24 (5.44%) J2EE
4 24 (5.44%) Web Services
5 19 (4.31%) XML
5 19 (4.31%) CSS
5 19 (4.31%) ASP.NET
6 17 (3.85%) AngularJS
7 16 (3.63%) jQuery
8 15 (3.40%) JMS
9 11 (2.49%) Middleware
10 10 (2.27%) JSP
10 10 (2.27%) WCF
11 9 (2.04%) JSON
11 9 (2.04%) RESTful
11 9 (2.04%) HTML5
11 9 (2.04%) SOAP
11 9 (2.04%) REST
12 8 (1.81%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.40%) Management Information System
3 13 (2.95%) Data Centre
3 13 (2.95%) Mainframe
4 12 (2.72%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.81%) User Experience
5 8 (1.81%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.59%) Client/Server
6 7 (1.59%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.13%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.91%) DataPower
8 4 (0.91%) PKI
9 3 (0.68%) CMDB
9 3 (0.68%) PDA
9 3 (0.68%) NHS
9 3 (0.68%) Mobile App
9 3 (0.68%) Inversion of Control
9 3 (0.68%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.45%) Video on Demand
10 2 (0.45%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 57 (12.93%) Windows
2 49 (11.11%) Linux
3 31 (7.03%) UNIX
4 16 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (2.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (2.27%) Windows XP
6 10 (2.27%) VME
7 9 (2.04%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.36%) Windows 7
9 6 (1.36%) Solaris
10 3 (0.68%) Android
10 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (0.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.45%) AIX
12 1 (0.23%) Debian
12 1 (0.23%) Fedora
12 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (24.26%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (10.88%) Migration
3 39 (8.84%) ITIL
4 38 (8.62%) Scrum
5 31 (7.03%) TDD
6 29 (6.58%) E-Commerce
7 28 (6.35%) OO
8 26 (5.90%) Project Management
8 26 (5.90%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (5.44%) Mentoring
10 23 (5.22%) Open Source
10 23 (5.22%) SOA
11 22 (4.99%) ETL
12 21 (4.76%) ERP
13 20 (4.54%) Configuration Management
13 20 (4.54%) Software Engineering
14 19 (4.31%) Data Migration
14 19 (4.31%) SDLC
15 18 (4.08%) UML
16 17 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (20.63%) Java
2 66 (14.97%) SQL
3 36 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 31 (7.03%) C#
5 22 (4.99%) C
6 19 (4.31%) PowerShell
7 18 (4.08%) C++
8 14 (3.17%) Python
9 11 (2.49%) COBOL
10 9 (2.04%) PL/SQL
11 8 (1.81%) Perl
12 6 (1.36%) Bash Shell
12 6 (1.36%) Ruby
13 5 (1.13%) XPath
13 5 (1.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 5 (1.13%) R
13 5 (1.13%) XQuery
14 4 (0.91%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.91%) ABAP
15 3 (0.68%) X++
Qualifications
1 53 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.94%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.17%) Degree
4 6 (1.36%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.13%) PMP
5 5 (1.13%) PMI Certification
5 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.91%) MCP
6 4 (0.91%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (0.68%) CCNA
8 2 (0.45%) MCSA
8 2 (0.45%) MCTS
9 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.23%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.23%) MCAD
9 1 (0.23%) MCSD
9 1 (0.23%) MCSE
9 1 (0.23%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.17%) QA
2 8 (1.81%) SLA
3 3 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.23%) BS7799
System Software
1 51 (11.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.72%) VMware ESX
3 9 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (1.13%) ISA Server
5 4 (0.91%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.68%) NFS
6 3 (0.68%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.45%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.45%) UAG
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (2.04%) SCCM
2 8 (1.81%) NetBackup
3 6 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Management
3 6 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (1.36%) Control-M
4 5 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.13%) Puppet
5 3 (0.68%) FortiGate
5 3 (0.68%) SCOM
5 3 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.68%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
6 2 (0.45%) StatsD
6 2 (0.45%) Icinga
6 2 (0.45%) TeamSite
6 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 1 (0.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.23%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.23%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 56 (12.70%) Oracle
2 50 (11.34%) Microsoft
3 29 (6.58%) VMware
4 19 (4.31%) SAP
5 18 (4.08%) Salesforce.com
6 16 (3.63%) Red Hat
6 16 (3.63%) Cisco
7 14 (3.17%) Citrix
8 10 (2.27%) HP
8 10 (2.27%) NetApp
9 8 (1.81%) Lotus
10 7 (1.59%) Symantec
10 7 (1.59%) Hyperion
10 7 (1.59%) IBM
11 6 (1.36%) Dell
11 6 (1.36%) Informatica
12 5 (1.13%) Sybase
12 5 (1.13%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (0.91%) Juniper
13 4 (0.91%) Google
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