The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 394 350 360
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 192 236 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.46% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.50% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 109 117
Average daily rate
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£425 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 10
Average hourly rate - £54.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £54.58 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.03%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -61 166 £425 -5.55% 60
London -70 66 £438 -2.77% 31
South East +16 53 £460 -8.00% 10
Hampshire -5 23 £500 -9.09% 3
Scotland -1 22 £425 +21.42% 4
City of London -2 16 £450 -18.18% 17
South West -19 16 £500 - 4
Edinburgh - 15 £425 - 3
Berkshire +9 14 £425 - 4
East of England -17 8 £450 - 5
Hertfordshire +7 6 £475 - 2
Yorkshire -4 6 £415 +58.09% 3
West Midlands -14 6 £300 -34.06% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £375 - 2
Surrey -2 5 £448 +5.29%
North West -2 5 £525 +10.52% 4
Gloucestershire -14 5 - - 1
Reading +8 4 £414 -2.55% 2
Birmingham +1 4 £300 -34.06% 1
Cheshire +8 3 £525 - 2
Glasgow +1 3 £459 - 1
Cheltenham -2 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -11 3 £415 +58.09% 2
South Yorkshire - 3 £371 - 1
West Sussex +1 2 - -
Manchester 0 2 - - 2
Cambridgeshire 0 2 £425 -
Leeds -2 2 - - 2
Wales -17 2 £403 +34.16% 3
South Wales -20 2 £403 +34.16% 3

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 82 (23.16%) Oracle
2 76 (21.47%) Java
3 60 (16.95%) .NET
4 51 (14.41%) JavaScript
4 51 (14.41%) Microsoft
5 50 (14.12%) Security Cleared
6 49 (13.84%) CRM
7 48 (13.56%) SQL
7 48 (13.56%) Finance
8 46 (12.99%) Windows
9 45 (12.71%) SQL Server
10 40 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
11 39 (11.02%) C#
11 39 (11.02%) HTML
12 38 (10.73%) CSS
13 36 (10.17%) SC Cleared
14 33 (9.32%) Migration
15 29 (8.19%) ASP.NET
16 28 (7.91%) Linux
16 28 (7.91%) Project Management
17 26 (7.34%) Scrum
18 25 (7.06%) UNIX
18 25 (7.06%) SharePoint
18 25 (7.06%) SOA
18 25 (7.06%) TDD
19 24 (6.78%) Web Services
20 23 (6.50%) Oracle Database
21 22 (6.21%) Banking
21 22 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
22 21 (5.93%) jQuery

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 25 (7.06%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.39%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (2.82%) WebLogic
4 9 (2.54%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 7 (1.98%) MS Exchange
6 6 (1.69%) Apache
6 6 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.41%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.13%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.85%) Documentum
9 3 (0.85%) SAS
9 3 (0.85%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.85%) CMS
9 3 (0.85%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.85%) Lync
Applications
1 15 (4.24%) MS Office
2 14 (3.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.28%) Fireworks
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (3.11%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.85%) RMDS
5 2 (0.56%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.56%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.56%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.56%) Documaker
6 1 (0.28%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.28%) Magento
6 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.26%) Office 365
2 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.85%) SaaS
3 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.24%) LAN
1 15 (4.24%) WAN
2 10 (2.82%) DNS
3 9 (2.54%) DHCP
3 9 (2.54%) Firewall
4 7 (1.98%) VPN
5 5 (1.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.13%) SAN
7 3 (0.85%) HTTP
7 3 (0.85%) Ethernet
7 3 (0.85%) PSTN
7 3 (0.85%) SMS
7 3 (0.85%) SSL
7 3 (0.85%) Internet
7 3 (0.85%) X.500
7 3 (0.85%) Unified Communications
8 2 (0.56%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.56%) RFID
8 2 (0.56%) RTCP
8 2 (0.56%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.71%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.50%) Oracle Database
3 18 (5.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 16 (4.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 15 (4.24%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (4.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (4.24%) Relational Database
6 14 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.67%) RDBMS
8 12 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (2.82%) DB2
10 6 (1.69%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.41%) DataStage
12 4 (1.13%) MySQL
12 4 (1.13%) OLAP
12 4 (1.13%) Oracle OLAP
13 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (0.85%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 19 (5.37%) Maven
2 16 (4.52%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.54%) Eclipse
5 8 (2.26%) JIRA
6 7 (1.98%) Selenium
6 7 (1.98%) MSI
7 6 (1.69%) JUnit
7 6 (1.69%) Subversion
8 4 (1.13%) Git (software)
8 4 (1.13%) JDeveloper
9 3 (0.85%) Ant
9 3 (0.85%) NUnit
9 3 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.56%) Mockito
10 2 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.28%) FrontPage
General
1 48 (13.56%) Finance
2 22 (6.21%) Banking
3 13 (3.67%) Retail
3 13 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.54%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.26%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.69%) Advertising
6 6 (1.69%) Front Office
6 6 (1.69%) Back Office
7 4 (1.13%) Law
8 3 (0.85%) Billing
8 3 (0.85%) Games
9 2 (0.56%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.28%) Legal
10 1 (0.28%) Automotive
10 1 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (16.95%) .NET
2 39 (11.02%) HTML
3 38 (10.73%) CSS
4 29 (8.19%) ASP.NET
5 24 (6.78%) Web Services
6 21 (5.93%) XML
6 21 (5.93%) Spring
6 21 (5.93%) jQuery
7 19 (5.37%) J2EE
8 16 (4.52%) JSF
9 13 (3.67%) JSP
10 12 (3.39%) XSLT
10 12 (3.39%) Java EE
11 11 (3.11%) EJB
11 11 (3.11%) WSDL
12 10 (2.82%) Middleware
13 9 (2.54%) Application Packaging
13 9 (2.54%) HTML5
14 8 (2.26%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (2.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (1.98%) Open Source
1 7 (1.98%) Learning Management System
2 6 (1.69%) Mobile App
3 5 (1.41%) Mainframe
3 5 (1.41%) GIS
3 5 (1.41%) Management Information System
3 5 (1.41%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.13%) Clustering
5 3 (0.85%) Device Driver
5 3 (0.85%) SCADA
5 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
5 3 (0.85%) Online Games
5 3 (0.85%) DataPower
6 2 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (0.56%) Data Integration
6 2 (0.56%) Physics
6 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (0.56%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (0.56%) PKI
6 2 (0.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 46 (12.99%) Windows
2 28 (7.91%) Linux
3 25 (7.06%) UNIX
4 12 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.41%) Solaris
7 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (1.13%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.85%) Android
8 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.85%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 2 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.56%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.56%) MVS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.56%) CentOS
10 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.84%) CRM
2 40 (11.30%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (9.32%) Migration
4 28 (7.91%) Project Management
5 26 (7.34%) Scrum
6 25 (7.06%) TDD
6 25 (7.06%) SOA
7 20 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.37%) ITIL
9 17 (4.80%) Workflow
10 16 (4.52%) Validation
10 16 (4.52%) Service Delivery
11 14 (3.95%) ETL
12 13 (3.67%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (3.67%) Data Migration
13 12 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
14 11 (3.11%) MVC
14 11 (3.11%) Data Modelling
14 11 (3.11%) OO
14 11 (3.11%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 76 (21.47%) Java
2 51 (14.41%) JavaScript
3 48 (13.56%) SQL
4 39 (11.02%) C#
5 14 (3.95%) C++
5 14 (3.95%) C
6 10 (2.82%) Python
7 9 (2.54%) PowerShell
8 8 (2.26%) Shell Script
8 8 (2.26%) Perl
9 7 (1.98%) PHP
9 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.41%) VB
10 5 (1.41%) VB6
11 4 (1.13%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (0.85%) Ruby
12 3 (0.85%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.85%) VBA
13 2 (0.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 50 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.52%) Degree
3 16 (4.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.98%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.13%) MCSE
6 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.28%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.28%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.28%) MCITP
7 1 (0.28%) MCSA
7 1 (0.28%) CCNP
7 1 (0.28%) MCP
7 1 (0.28%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.54%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.69%) SLA
3 4 (1.13%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.56%) JTAG
4 2 (0.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 21 (5.93%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 8 (2.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (1.69%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.41%) Terminal Server
5 5 (1.41%) Terminal Services
6 4 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (0.85%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.85%) XenApp
8 2 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.56%) vSphere
8 2 (0.56%) NFS
9 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.28%) UAG
9 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.28%) GPFS
9 1 (0.28%) XenServer
9 1 (0.28%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (1.41%) SCCM
2 4 (1.13%) Puppet
3 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.56%) Ansible
4 2 (0.56%) SCOM
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.28%) Control-M
5 1 (0.28%) MIIS
5 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Netcool
5 1 (0.28%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.28%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.28%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 82 (23.16%) Oracle
2 51 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 16 (4.52%) VMware
4 15 (4.24%) SAP
5 12 (3.39%) Cisco
6 11 (3.11%) IBM
7 10 (2.82%) JBoss
8 9 (2.54%) HP
8 9 (2.54%) Citrix
9 7 (1.98%) Neolane
10 6 (1.69%) EMC
10 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.69%) McAfee
11 5 (1.41%) ESRI
11 5 (1.41%) Ericsson
11 5 (1.41%) NetApp
12 4 (1.13%) Informatica
12 4 (1.13%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.13%) Adobe
12 4 (1.13%) Sybase
Bedfordshire
Venturi
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
ARM Technology
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Watford
Creation Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £480 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Competitive Rates
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £475 per day
Posted: 13 days ago