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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 425 350 356
Rank change year-on-year
-75 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 188 252 249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.48% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 134 126
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£450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £320 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £443 £400 £373
% change year-on-year
+10.62% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
Average hourly rate £23.00 £53.00 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.60% -18.46%
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
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 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 -79 163 £450 - 61
London -57 79 £475 +5.55% 27
South East -18 32 £450 +5.88% 16
City of London 0 28 £500 +11.11% 15
Scotland -3 20 £446 +32.22% 3
East of England -15 15 £450 -
Edinburgh - 13 £443 -
Yorkshire -6 11 £400 +52.38% 7
South West -29 11 £424 +13.00% 3
North West -6 8 £422 -11.18% 5
West Yorkshire -6 8 £400 +30.61% 3
Hertfordshire -8 8 £500 -
Hampshire -13 8 £520 +8.61%
Bedfordshire - 7 £450 -
Berkshire +6 6 - - 6
Leeds -4 6 £400 -5.88% 2
East Midlands -5 5 £390 -7.96% 1
Reading +5 4 - -
Cheshire +1 4 £525 - 3
Surrey -10 4 £448 +8.61% 1
Manchester -10 3 £313 -34.21% 2
Glasgow -13 3 £459 +35.92% 2
Oxfordshire -3 2 £450 +5.88% 1
Cardiff -8 2 £403 -
South Wales -11 2 £403 +34.16%
West Midlands -12 2 £288 -36.81% 1
Wales -14 2 £403 +34.16%
Canary Wharf - 2 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £371 -
Sheffield - 2 £371 -

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 94 (25.41%) Oracle
2 77 (20.81%) Java
3 62 (16.76%) .NET
4 59 (15.95%) JavaScript
5 56 (15.14%) SQL
6 54 (14.59%) Finance
7 52 (14.05%) CRM
8 49 (13.24%) Microsoft
8 49 (13.24%) Security Cleared
9 47 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (11.89%) HTML
10 44 (11.89%) Windows
11 43 (11.62%) SQL Server
12 42 (11.35%) C#
12 42 (11.35%) CSS
12 42 (11.35%) Migration
13 36 (9.73%) Scrum
14 33 (8.92%) TDD
14 33 (8.92%) SC Cleared
15 31 (8.38%) SOA
16 29 (7.84%) Project Management
17 28 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
17 28 (7.57%) Web Services
17 28 (7.57%) ASP.NET
17 28 (7.57%) Dynamics CRM
18 27 (7.30%) XML
18 27 (7.30%) UNIX
18 27 (7.30%) Linux
19 24 (6.49%) Oracle Database
20 23 (6.22%) J2EE

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 22 (5.95%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.51%) Oracle Workflow
3 10 (2.70%) WebSphere
3 10 (2.70%) WebLogic
4 8 (2.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (1.89%) Apache
5 7 (1.89%) Tomcat
5 7 (1.89%) Oracle Service Bus
5 7 (1.89%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.08%) Node.js
7 4 (1.08%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (1.08%) CMS
8 3 (0.81%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.81%) NetWeaver
8 3 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.81%) Documentum
8 3 (0.81%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.54%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.32%) MS Office
1 16 (4.32%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.81%) MS Project
3 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 28 (7.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.97%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.62%) Oracle CRM
4 3 (0.81%) RMDS
4 3 (0.81%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.54%) Workday HCM
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.54%) SAP SD
5 2 (0.54%) Documaker
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.27%) Maximo
6 1 (0.27%) Siebel Analytics
6 1 (0.27%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.62%) Office 365
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.54%) SaaS
3 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.27%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.05%) LAN
1 15 (4.05%) WAN
2 9 (2.43%) DNS
2 9 (2.43%) Firewall
3 8 (2.16%) DHCP
4 7 (1.89%) HTTP
5 6 (1.62%) VPN
6 5 (1.35%) SSL
7 4 (1.08%) SAN
7 4 (1.08%) HTTPS
7 4 (1.08%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.08%) Internet
8 3 (0.81%) X.500
8 3 (0.81%) NAS
8 3 (0.81%) Unified Communications
8 3 (0.81%) Intranet
8 3 (0.81%) PSTN
8 3 (0.81%) SMS
9 2 (0.54%) VoIP
9 2 (0.54%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.49%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.86%) Relational Database
5 17 (4.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 15 (4.05%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 13 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
9 12 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 7 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 7 (1.89%) DB2
11 6 (1.62%) Oracle ODI
12 5 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.35%) Star Schema
12 5 (1.35%) Oracle OWB
12 5 (1.35%) DataStage
13 4 (1.08%) OLAP
13 4 (1.08%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 19 (5.14%) Maven
2 18 (4.86%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.78%) JIRA
4 13 (3.51%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.97%) Selenium
6 10 (2.70%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.43%) Subversion
8 7 (1.89%) MSI
9 5 (1.35%) JUnit
9 5 (1.35%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.08%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (0.54%) JProfiler
12 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.54%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.54%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.54%) NUnit
12 2 (0.54%) Ant
12 2 (0.54%) IntelliJ
General
1 54 (14.59%) Finance
2 18 (4.86%) Banking
3 16 (4.32%) Retail
4 13 (3.51%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.43%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.43%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.62%) Advertising
6 6 (1.62%) Front Office
6 6 (1.62%) Back Office
7 5 (1.35%) Law
7 5 (1.35%) Games
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Publishing
10 1 (0.27%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.76%) .NET
2 44 (11.89%) HTML
3 42 (11.35%) CSS
4 28 (7.57%) ASP.NET
4 28 (7.57%) Web Services
5 27 (7.30%) XML
6 23 (6.22%) J2EE
7 19 (5.14%) jQuery
8 17 (4.59%) JSP
9 14 (3.78%) XSLT
10 13 (3.51%) WSDL
10 13 (3.51%) Spring
11 12 (3.24%) JSF
11 12 (3.24%) Middleware
12 11 (2.97%) Servlets
13 9 (2.43%) Java EE
13 9 (2.43%) Application Packaging
13 9 (2.43%) ASP.NET MVC
13 9 (2.43%) HTML5
14 8 (2.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (1.89%) Fixed Income
1 7 (1.89%) Learning Management System
1 7 (1.89%) Mobile App
2 6 (1.62%) Open Source
3 5 (1.35%) Mainframe
3 5 (1.35%) GIS
3 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (0.81%) Device Driver
4 3 (0.81%) Clustering
4 3 (0.81%) Online Games
4 3 (0.81%) SCADA
5 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (0.54%) Grid Computing
5 2 (0.54%) PKI
5 2 (0.54%) Derivative
5 2 (0.54%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 2 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (0.54%) Data Integration
5 2 (0.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 44 (11.89%) Windows
2 27 (7.30%) UNIX
2 27 (7.30%) Linux
3 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (1.89%) Windows 7
5 5 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.08%) Windows 8
7 3 (0.81%) Android
7 3 (0.81%) Apple iOS
7 3 (0.81%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.81%) Solaris
8 2 (0.54%) AIX
8 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Vista
8 2 (0.54%) Windows CE
8 2 (0.54%) MVS
8 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.54%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (14.05%) CRM
2 47 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (11.35%) Migration
4 36 (9.73%) Scrum
5 33 (8.92%) TDD
6 31 (8.38%) SOA
7 29 (7.84%) Project Management
8 28 (7.57%) Business Intelligence
9 21 (5.68%) Workflow
10 20 (5.41%) ITIL
11 17 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (4.32%) Data Migration
12 16 (4.32%) Validation
13 14 (3.78%) Service Delivery
13 14 (3.78%) ETL
14 13 (3.51%) OO
14 13 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
15 11 (2.97%) MVC
15 11 (2.97%) Data Modelling
16 9 (2.43%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 77 (20.81%) Java
2 59 (15.95%) JavaScript
3 56 (15.14%) SQL
4 42 (11.35%) C#
5 19 (5.14%) Python
6 17 (4.59%) C++
7 14 (3.78%) C
8 8 (2.16%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.89%) Perl
10 6 (1.62%) PHP
10 6 (1.62%) VB
10 6 (1.62%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.35%) PL/SQL
11 5 (1.35%) Bash Shell
12 4 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 4 (1.08%) Jython
12 4 (1.08%) VB6
12 4 (1.08%) T-SQL
12 4 (1.08%) VBA
13 3 (0.81%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (13.24%) Security Cleared
2 33 (8.92%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.05%) Degree
3 15 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 3 (0.81%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.81%) MCSE
5 3 (0.81%) CCNA
5 3 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.27%) MCITP
7 1 (0.27%) MCSA
7 1 (0.27%) PCI QSA
7 1 (0.27%) APMP
7 1 (0.27%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.24%) QA
2 11 (2.97%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.35%) SLA
4 4 (1.08%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.54%) JTAG
5 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
System Software
1 19 (5.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (1.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (1.62%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.35%) Terminal Server
3 5 (1.35%) Terminal Services
3 5 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (1.08%) XenDesktop
4 4 (1.08%) XenApp
5 3 (0.81%) ISA Server
5 3 (0.81%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (0.81%) NFS
6 1 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.27%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.27%) GPFS
6 1 (0.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.35%) SCCM
2 4 (1.08%) Puppet
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.54%) Ansible
3 2 (0.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.54%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.27%) Control-M
4 1 (0.27%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (0.27%) MIIS
4 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Netcool
4 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.27%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 94 (25.41%) Oracle
2 49 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 18 (4.86%) IBM
4 15 (4.05%) SAP
4 15 (4.05%) JBoss
5 11 (2.97%) VMware
6 10 (2.70%) Cisco
6 10 (2.70%) HP
7 9 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (2.16%) Citrix
8 8 (2.16%) EMC
9 7 (1.89%) NetApp
9 7 (1.89%) Red Hat
9 7 (1.89%) Neolane
10 5 (1.35%) McAfee
10 5 (1.35%) ESRI
10 5 (1.35%) Informatica
10 5 (1.35%) Sybase
11 4 (1.08%) Cognos
11 4 (1.08%) Adobe
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £405 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 10 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 15 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Market Rates
Posted: 23 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago