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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
UK
Rank 346 347 311
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 269 293 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.59% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 183 216
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £401
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 0
Median hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017.

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 January 2017. 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 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 0 254 £495 +4.21% 65
London +21 149 £525 +5.00% 35
South East +20 53 £400 -11.11% 8
Berkshire +23 31 £374 -6.62% 1
City of London -4 17 £505 +44.28% 5
North West +14 15 £431 -4.16% 6
Bracknell +9 13 £525 +29.62%
South West -4 12 £490 +3.15% 6
Hampshire +19 10 £500 -9.09% 1
East Midlands +1 10 £405 +3.32% 1
Wiltshire -2 10 £490 +3.15%
Cheshire +27 7 £438 +6.06% 1
Scotland +24 7 £450 +9.75% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 6 - -
East of England -2 6 £400 - 3
West Yorkshire +16 5 £410 -8.88% 1
Yorkshire +14 5 £410 -8.88% 3
Swindon +9 5 £275 -42.10%
Merseyside +6 5 £400 - 1
Liverpool +4 5 £400 - 1
Leeds +3 5 £410 +36.66%
Derbyshire -5 5 £410 +7.89%
Northampton -9 5 £400 -11.11%
Northamptonshire -10 5 £400 -11.11%
Edinburgh +20 4 £415 +1.21% 1
Reading +9 4 £300 -25.00%
Surrey +6 4 £500 -4.76% 2
Croydon -6 4 £588 +23.68%
Newbury - 4 £375 -
Farnborough - 4 £500 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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.

1 218 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 151 (25.00%) Java
3 109 (18.05%) Finance
4 108 (17.88%) Scrum
5 104 (17.22%) TDD
6 81 (13.41%) Linux
7 74 (12.25%) HTML
8 69 (11.42%) Oracle
8 69 (11.42%) BDD
9 67 (11.09%) SQL
10 65 (10.76%) Unix
10 65 (10.76%) Migration
11 63 (10.43%) JavaScript
11 63 (10.43%) Microsoft
12 58 (9.60%) Mentoring
13 56 (9.27%) JSON
14 55 (9.11%) Banking
15 53 (8.77%) Windows
16 50 (8.28%) .NET
17 49 (8.11%) REST
18 47 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
18 47 (7.78%) Jenkins
19 45 (7.45%) RESTful
19 45 (7.45%) Security Cleared
19 45 (7.45%) CSS
20 44 (7.28%) Cisco
20 44 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
20 44 (7.28%) Scala
21 43 (7.12%) Spring
22 42 (6.95%) HTML5

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 27 (4.47%) SharePoint
2 21 (3.48%) Apache Spark
3 20 (3.31%) Confluence
4 16 (2.65%) CMS
5 13 (2.15%) BizTalk Server
6 12 (1.99%) Apache
6 12 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
7 11 (1.82%) Tomcat
8 8 (1.32%) Cloud Foundry
9 7 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 6 (0.99%) Apache Pig
10 6 (0.99%) GemFire
10 6 (0.99%) JBoss
10 6 (0.99%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
11 5 (0.83%) IIS
12 4 (0.66%) MQSeries
13 3 (0.50%) NetWeaver
13 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.49%) MS Office
3 5 (0.83%) InfoPath
3 5 (0.83%) MS Project
4 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
2 8 (1.32%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle EBS
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) BASE24
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.17%) HFM
7 1 (0.17%) Hyperion Enterprise
7 1 (0.17%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.17%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (3.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (3.64%) PaaS
4 17 (2.81%) Office 365
5 10 (1.66%) IaaS
6 8 (1.32%) GitHub
7 6 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 5 (0.83%) SaaS
9 4 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.66%) Slack
10 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.50%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.50%) SuccessFactors
10 3 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
10 3 (0.50%) Yammer
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.17%) Force.com
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (5.79%) Firewall
2 23 (3.81%) LAN
3 20 (3.31%) HTTP
3 20 (3.31%) Internet
4 18 (2.98%) WAN
5 17 (2.81%) SAN
6 14 (2.32%) VPN
7 12 (1.99%) DNS
7 12 (1.99%) Network Security
7 12 (1.99%) TCP/IP
8 10 (1.66%) FTP
9 8 (1.32%) SSL
10 7 (1.16%) NAS
10 7 (1.16%) Reverse Proxy
10 7 (1.16%) VoIP
10 7 (1.16%) Wireless
11 6 (0.99%) Cisco Wireless
11 6 (0.99%) IPsec
11 6 (0.99%) MPLS
11 6 (0.99%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.62%) Big Data
2 39 (6.46%) Hadoop
3 37 (6.13%) SQL Server
4 36 (5.96%) NoSQL
5 32 (5.30%) Relational Database
6 30 (4.97%) MongoDB
7 26 (4.30%) MySQL
8 19 (3.15%) HBase
9 15 (2.48%) Apache Hive
10 13 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.82%) Data Warehouse
11 11 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
11 11 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.66%) Oracle BI EE
13 9 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.49%) SAP HANA
14 8 (1.32%) Flink
14 8 (1.32%) Sqoop
15 6 (0.99%) OLTP
15 6 (0.99%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (7.78%) Jenkins
2 38 (6.29%) Cucumber
3 32 (5.30%) JIRA
4 31 (5.13%) Git (software)
5 23 (3.81%) JUnit
6 19 (3.15%) Maven
7 15 (2.48%) Mockito
8 13 (2.15%) Selenium
9 12 (1.99%) Team Foundation Server
10 10 (1.66%) Eclipse
10 10 (1.66%) Gradle
10 10 (1.66%) Subversion
10 10 (1.66%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.16%) GitLab
12 5 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.66%) GCC
13 4 (0.66%) GDB
13 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.50%) Ant
14 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 109 (18.05%) Finance
2 55 (9.11%) Banking
3 36 (5.96%) Retail
4 16 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.65%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.15%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.15%) Marketing
6 11 (1.82%) Publishing
7 10 (1.66%) General Ledger
8 9 (1.49%) Local Government
9 6 (0.99%) Legal
10 5 (0.83%) Advertising
10 5 (0.83%) Law
10 5 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.66%) Games
12 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 3 (0.50%) Front Office
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.33%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (12.25%) HTML
2 56 (9.27%) JSON
3 50 (8.28%) .NET
4 49 (8.11%) REST
5 45 (7.45%) CSS
5 45 (7.45%) RESTful
6 43 (7.12%) Spring
7 42 (6.95%) HTML5
8 39 (6.46%) Web Services
9 31 (5.13%) XML
10 28 (4.64%) CSS3
10 28 (4.64%) J2EE
11 26 (4.30%) Play Framework
12 24 (3.97%) Middleware
13 20 (3.31%) AngularJS
13 20 (3.31%) Node.js
13 20 (3.31%) SOAP
14 18 (2.98%) ASP.NET
14 18 (2.98%) Django
14 18 (2.98%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.79%) Data Centre
2 29 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (4.14%) Data Integration
4 17 (2.81%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.32%) User Experience
6 13 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 9 (1.49%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.49%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.49%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.32%) Social Media
10 7 (1.16%) Fixed Income
11 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.99%) Equities
11 6 (0.99%) Tandem
12 5 (0.83%) Mobile App
12 5 (0.83%) Replication
12 5 (0.83%) Semantic Web
12 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
13 4 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.41%) Linux
2 65 (10.76%) Unix
3 53 (8.77%) Windows
4 28 (4.64%) Solaris
5 24 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (2.98%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.66%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.50%) SUSE
10 3 (0.50%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.33%) AIX
11 2 (0.33%) Android
11 2 (0.33%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (36.09%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (17.88%) Scrum
3 104 (17.22%) TDD
4 69 (11.42%) BDD
5 65 (10.76%) Migration
6 58 (9.60%) Mentoring
7 47 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
8 44 (7.28%) Continuous Integration
9 39 (6.46%) DevOps
9 39 (6.46%) Microservices
10 38 (6.29%) Open Source
10 38 (6.29%) Project Management
10 38 (6.29%) Web Development
11 34 (5.63%) Kanban
12 33 (5.46%) E-Commerce
12 33 (5.46%) ITIL
13 30 (4.97%) SDLC
14 28 (4.64%) Coaching
15 27 (4.47%) Change Management
15 27 (4.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 151 (25.00%) Java
2 67 (11.09%) SQL
3 63 (10.43%) JavaScript
4 44 (7.28%) Scala
5 35 (5.79%) C#
6 34 (5.63%) Python
7 28 (4.64%) Ruby
8 23 (3.81%) PHP
9 13 (2.15%) Perl
10 10 (1.66%) C++
10 10 (1.66%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.32%) C
11 8 (1.32%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.16%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.99%) XPath
14 5 (0.83%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.66%) Korn
15 4 (0.66%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.50%) Groovy
16 3 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 45 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.79%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.96%) Degree
4 18 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.81%) MCSE
6 8 (1.32%) CCNP
7 5 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (0.83%) CCA
7 5 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.50%) CCNA
10 2 (0.33%) CCIE
10 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.33%) JNCIP
10 2 (0.33%) MCITP
10 2 (0.33%) MCSA
10 2 (0.33%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CISM
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.81%) QA
2 5 (0.83%) FATCA
3 4 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.33%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.33%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (4.14%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (3.81%) Docker
4 17 (2.81%) HDFS
5 10 (1.66%) vSphere
6 7 (1.16%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.83%) vCloud
9 4 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.50%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.50%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.33%) XenApp
11 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.17%) Varnish
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (2.98%) Puppet
2 13 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.82%) Ansible
4 7 (1.16%) Oozie
5 6 (0.99%) Kibana
5 6 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 6 (0.99%) logstash
6 5 (0.83%) Grafana
6 5 (0.83%) OpenView
6 5 (0.83%) rkt
7 4 (0.66%) SCCM
7 4 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.50%) Nagios
8 3 (0.50%) Salt
8 3 (0.50%) WSUS
9 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
9 2 (0.33%) Terraform
10 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 69 (11.42%) Oracle
2 63 (10.43%) Microsoft
3 44 (7.28%) Cisco
4 41 (6.79%) VMware
5 33 (5.46%) SAP
6 29 (4.80%) Salesforce.com
7 25 (4.14%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.32%) HP
9 13 (2.15%) hybris
9 13 (2.15%) IBM
10 12 (1.99%) Citrix
11 11 (1.82%) Splunk
12 10 (1.66%) Ab Initio
12 10 (1.66%) Google
12 10 (1.66%) NetApp
12 10 (1.66%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.49%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.32%) Teradata
15 7 (1.16%) ATG
15 7 (1.16%) Hyperion
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