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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 407 372 344
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 214 216 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.44% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 146 139
Average daily rate
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£441 £475 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.10% +2.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £560 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.23% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £23.00 £45.50 £66.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.45% -31.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £45.50 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.94 £45.50 £71.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £45.50 £66.00
% change year-on-year
-49.45% -31.06%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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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 -35 191 £450 -5.26% 60
London -35 92 £500 +5.26% 34
City of London +7 29 £513 +7.89% 10
South East -30 29 £450 +5.88% 12
East Midlands +7 16 £400 +17.64% 1
Scotland +2 16 £438 -6.91% 1
Yorkshire +5 11 £400 +30.61% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £329 -
North East - 11 £329 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £329 -
North West 0 9 £408 -12.36% 4
Derby -1 9 £400 +17.64%
Derbyshire -2 9 £400 +17.64%
West Yorkshire -3 9 £400 +14.28% 1
East of England -10 9 £468 +3.88% 4
West Sussex +3 7 £414 -12.89% 2
South West -32 7 £424 +13.00% 3
Edinburgh +1 6 £425 -11.68%
Bedfordshire -10 6 £450 - 1
Crawley +17 5 £414 -12.89%
Berkshire +8 5 £400 -
Leeds -1 5 £400 -5.88% 1
West Midlands -19 5 £350 +3.70% 1
Bournemouth - 5 £425 -
Dorset - 5 £425 -
Glasgow -10 3 - - 1
Hampshire -13 3 £425 -22.72%
Surrey -20 3 - - 3
Wales -20 3 £380 -
Leicestershire - 3 - - 1

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 110 (26.83%) Oracle
2 92 (22.44%) Java
2 92 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (20.24%) SQL
4 65 (15.85%) .NET
4 65 (15.85%) Finance
5 64 (15.61%) Windows
6 60 (14.63%) Security Cleared
7 59 (14.39%) JavaScript
8 56 (13.66%) Microsoft
9 49 (11.95%) C#
10 46 (11.22%) Scrum
11 45 (10.98%) UNIX
12 44 (10.73%) TDD
13 43 (10.49%) SC Cleared
14 41 (10.00%) CRM
15 37 (9.02%) CSS
15 37 (9.02%) XML
15 37 (9.02%) HTML
16 35 (8.54%) SQL Server
16 35 (8.54%) SOA
17 33 (8.05%) Active Directory
18 32 (7.80%) Migration
18 32 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
18 32 (7.80%) Web Services
18 32 (7.80%) Linux
19 31 (7.56%) Oracle Database
20 28 (6.83%) J2EE
20 28 (6.83%) Spring
21 26 (6.34%) VMware

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (5.37%) SharePoint
2 17 (4.15%) JBoss
3 14 (3.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
5 12 (2.93%) WebLogic
6 9 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.95%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.71%) Tuxedo
8 7 (1.71%) CMS
8 7 (1.71%) SharePoint 2010
9 6 (1.46%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (1.22%) SAS
11 4 (0.98%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.98%) IIS
11 4 (0.98%) Apache
11 4 (0.98%) Node.js
12 3 (0.73%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.73%) Documentum
13 2 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.68%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (2.44%) MS Project
4 6 (1.46%) MS Office
5 3 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 21 (5.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.90%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.46%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.22%) Maximo
5 4 (0.98%) SAP HR
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
7 2 (0.49%) Documaker
7 2 (0.49%) Dynamics AX
7 2 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.49%) RMDS
7 2 (0.49%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
8 1 (0.24%) SAP EWM
8 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.24%) Siebel Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.24%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.73%) Office 365
2 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.24%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.90%) LAN
1 16 (3.90%) WAN
2 15 (3.66%) Firewall
3 12 (2.93%) HTTP
4 11 (2.68%) DNS
5 9 (2.20%) DHCP
6 8 (1.95%) SAN
7 7 (1.71%) VPN
8 5 (1.22%) SSL
8 5 (1.22%) Internet
9 4 (0.98%) HTTPS
9 4 (0.98%) TCP/IP
10 3 (0.73%) Intranet
10 3 (0.73%) NAS
10 3 (0.73%) X.500
11 2 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.49%) Extranet
11 2 (0.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.49%) FTP
11 2 (0.49%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.56%) Oracle Database
3 20 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
4 18 (4.39%) Relational Database
5 16 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 13 (3.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.95%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.71%) DB2
9 7 (1.71%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.46%) OLAP
10 6 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 6 (1.46%) MySQL
10 6 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 21 (5.12%) Maven
2 14 (3.41%) JIRA
2 14 (3.41%) Jenkins
3 12 (2.93%) Selenium
4 11 (2.68%) Eclipse
5 8 (1.95%) Subversion
6 7 (1.71%) Git (software)
6 7 (1.71%) MSI
7 6 (1.46%) NUnit
7 6 (1.46%) Ant
8 5 (1.22%) JUnit
8 5 (1.22%) SpecFlow
9 4 (0.98%) JDeveloper
10 3 (0.73%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.49%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.49%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
11 2 (0.49%) JProfiler
General
1 65 (15.85%) Finance
2 23 (5.61%) Banking
3 16 (3.90%) Manufacturing
4 14 (3.41%) Retail
5 9 (2.20%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.95%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.46%) Front Office
8 5 (1.22%) Advertising
9 4 (0.98%) Billing
10 3 (0.73%) Back Office
11 2 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Legal
11 2 (0.49%) German Language
11 2 (0.49%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (15.85%) .NET
2 37 (9.02%) HTML
2 37 (9.02%) CSS
2 37 (9.02%) XML
3 32 (7.80%) Web Services
4 28 (6.83%) J2EE
4 28 (6.83%) Spring
5 25 (6.10%) JSP
6 23 (5.61%) RESTful
7 22 (5.37%) jQuery
8 20 (4.88%) SOAP
8 20 (4.88%) ASP.NET
9 18 (4.39%) XSLT
9 18 (4.39%) JSF
10 14 (3.41%) JMS
10 14 (3.41%) Middleware
10 14 (3.41%) Hibernate
10 14 (3.41%) AngularJS
11 12 (2.93%) Servlets
12 11 (2.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 23 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (3.90%) Fixed Income
3 10 (2.44%) Grid Computing
3 10 (2.44%) Derivative
3 10 (2.44%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 9 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (1.95%) Data Integration
6 7 (1.71%) Learning Management System
7 6 (1.46%) Clustering
8 5 (1.22%) Social Network
8 5 (1.22%) Open Source
8 5 (1.22%) Mobile App
9 4 (0.98%) E-Learning
9 4 (0.98%) CESG
9 4 (0.98%) Replication
9 4 (0.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.98%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.73%) SCADA
11 2 (0.49%) IBM Mainframe
11 2 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 64 (15.61%) Windows
2 45 (10.98%) UNIX
3 32 (7.80%) Linux
4 20 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (3.90%) Windows 7
6 11 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (2.68%) Windows XP
7 7 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.98%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (0.98%) Solaris
9 3 (0.73%) AIX
10 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (0.49%) Android
10 2 (0.49%) MVS
11 1 (0.24%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.24%) OS/400
11 1 (0.24%) zOS
11 1 (0.24%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.44%) Agile Software Development
2 46 (11.22%) Scrum
3 44 (10.73%) TDD
4 41 (10.00%) CRM
5 35 (8.54%) SOA
6 32 (7.80%) Migration
6 32 (7.80%) Business Intelligence
7 26 (6.34%) Workflow
8 24 (5.85%) Project Management
9 23 (5.61%) Mentoring
10 22 (5.37%) ETL
11 21 (5.12%) ITIL
12 20 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (4.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 16 (3.90%) Service Delivery
15 15 (3.66%) OO
15 15 (3.66%) Analytics
16 14 (3.41%) Configuration Management
17 13 (3.17%) Data Modelling
17 13 (3.17%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 92 (22.44%) Java
2 83 (20.24%) SQL
3 59 (14.39%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.95%) C#
5 25 (6.10%) Python
6 22 (5.37%) C++
7 20 (4.88%) C
8 14 (3.41%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.41%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.68%) VB
10 9 (2.20%) VB6
10 9 (2.20%) PowerShell
11 8 (1.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 6 (1.46%) XPath
12 6 (1.46%) Perl
13 5 (1.22%) PHP
13 5 (1.22%) Bash Shell
14 4 (0.98%) XQuery
14 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.98%) Jython
Qualifications
1 60 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 43 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 20 (4.88%) Degree
4 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 4 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.73%) MCSE
8 2 (0.49%) CCNA
8 2 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.24%) MCITP
9 1 (0.24%) MCSA
9 1 (0.24%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.24%) APMP
9 1 (0.24%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.93%) QA
1 12 (2.93%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.20%) JSP 440
3 5 (1.22%) SLA
4 2 (0.49%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.68%) VMware ESX
3 10 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.71%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.46%) Terminal Server
5 6 (1.46%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.98%) XenApp
7 4 (0.98%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.73%) ISA Server
8 3 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.24%) NFS
9 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (1.95%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.49%) Puppet
3 2 (0.49%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.24%) MIIS
4 1 (0.24%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.24%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.24%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 1 (0.24%) Control-M
4 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.24%) Netcool
Vendors
1 110 (26.83%) Oracle
2 56 (13.66%) Microsoft
3 26 (6.34%) VMware
4 22 (5.37%) HP
5 19 (4.63%) IBM
6 16 (3.90%) SAP
7 13 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 9 (2.20%) Cisco
9 8 (1.95%) EMC
9 8 (1.95%) Citrix
10 7 (1.71%) Neolane
11 6 (1.46%) McAfee
12 5 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (1.22%) TIBCO
12 5 (1.22%) NetApp
12 5 (1.22%) Adobe
12 5 (1.22%) Cognos
13 4 (0.98%) Informatica
13 4 (0.98%) ATG
13 4 (0.98%) Remedy
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