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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 367 398 327
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 246 187 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.39% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 119 123
Average daily rate
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£425 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £336 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £620
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £413 £350
% change year-on-year
- +17.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £23.50 £45.50 £54.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.35% -16.32%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £45.50 £54.38
% change year-on-year
-48.35% -16.32%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +11 215 £425 -9.57% 53
London +31 111 £500 +5.26% 29
South East -14 37 £401 -11.00% 14
Scotland +13 22 £450 +9.09% 3
North East -8 20 £300 -25.00%
City of London +3 19 £535 -6.95% 6
North West +5 16 £415 -4.11% 2
South West -13 14 £470 +46.87%
Glasgow +8 12 £450 +28.57%
Hampshire -9 12 £398 -20.31% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £315 -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £315 -
Durham - 9 £275 -
West Sussex +5 8 £413 -13.15%
Berkshire -6 7 £400 -15.78% 1
Manchester -3 6 £375 - 2
Exeter - 6 £525 -
Devon - 6 £525 -
Surrey -6 5 £420 +1.81% 4
East Midlands -6 5 £400 +17.64%
Yorkshire -7 5 £350 +16.66% 7
Edinburgh -8 5 £395 - 2
Wales -20 5 £353 - 1
Cheshire +13 4 £438 -5.91%
West Yorkshire - 4 £390 - 3
Bracknell -2 3 £400 -27.27%
Swindon -7 3 £470 -
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £525 - 1
Wiltshire -11 3 £470 -
West Midlands -18 3 £605 +154.73% 1

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 117 (25.43%) Java
2 111 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (19.57%) Oracle
4 87 (18.91%) SQL
5 77 (16.74%) Windows
6 76 (16.52%) Finance
7 67 (14.57%) .NET
8 64 (13.91%) Microsoft
9 55 (11.96%) UNIX
10 54 (11.74%) Linux
11 53 (11.52%) JavaScript
12 50 (10.87%) TDD
12 50 (10.87%) Scrum
13 48 (10.43%) C#
14 47 (10.22%) Security Cleared
15 43 (9.35%) Web Services
16 41 (8.91%) SOA
17 40 (8.70%) XML
17 40 (8.70%) Banking
18 39 (8.48%) Active Directory
19 38 (8.26%) VMware
20 37 (8.04%) SQL Server
21 35 (7.61%) SC Cleared
22 32 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
22 32 (6.96%) Project Management
23 31 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
24 30 (6.52%) Spring
24 30 (6.52%) Migration
24 30 (6.52%) SOAP
25 29 (6.30%) HTML

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 17 (3.70%) JBoss
1 17 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.48%) SAS
3 14 (3.04%) Tomcat
4 10 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 10 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 10 (2.17%) Apache
5 9 (1.96%) CMS
5 9 (1.96%) Node.js
6 8 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
6 8 (1.74%) CICS
6 8 (1.74%) IIS
6 8 (1.74%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.52%) Tuxedo
8 5 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (1.09%) Lync
9 4 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.65%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.83%) Spreadsheet
3 12 (2.61%) MS Project
4 5 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.65%) MS Office
7 1 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.22%) SPSS
7 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 17 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (1.09%) Maximo
3 5 (1.09%) Summit
3 5 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 4 (0.87%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.43%) Documaker
6 2 (0.43%) Workday HCM
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle HRMS
6 2 (0.43%) Agresso
6 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.43%) RMDS
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.65%) Office 365
1 3 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.22%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.48%) Firewall
2 14 (3.04%) SAN
2 14 (3.04%) LAN
2 14 (3.04%) WAN
3 13 (2.83%) HTTP
4 12 (2.61%) DNS
5 10 (2.17%) Internet
6 8 (1.74%) DHCP
7 7 (1.52%) VPN
8 6 (1.30%) SSL
9 5 (1.09%) LDAP
9 5 (1.09%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.87%) 4G
10 4 (0.87%) TCP/IP
11 3 (0.65%) 3G
11 3 (0.65%) 2G
12 2 (0.43%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (0.43%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.43%) VoIP
12 2 (0.43%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (8.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.57%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (3.70%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.83%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.61%) DB2
6 11 (2.39%) MySQL
7 9 (1.96%) Oracle ODI
7 9 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.74%) Data Mining
8 8 (1.74%) OLAP
9 7 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.52%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (1.52%) OLAP Cube
10 6 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (1.09%) Oracle OWB
11 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 21 (4.57%) Maven
2 20 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 15 (3.26%) Selenium
4 14 (3.04%) JIRA
4 14 (3.04%) Subversion
5 12 (2.61%) NUnit
6 10 (2.17%) Eclipse
7 8 (1.74%) JUnit
7 8 (1.74%) Git (software)
8 6 (1.30%) SpecFlow
8 6 (1.30%) ClearCase
8 6 (1.30%) Ant
9 5 (1.09%) CruiseControl
9 5 (1.09%) CppUnit
9 5 (1.09%) ProC
9 5 (1.09%) GoogleTest
10 4 (0.87%) JProfiler
11 3 (0.65%) RSpec
12 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.43%) Mockito
General
1 76 (16.52%) Finance
2 40 (8.70%) Banking
3 18 (3.91%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.70%) Retail
4 17 (3.70%) Front Office
5 15 (3.26%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.83%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.17%) Advertising
8 4 (0.87%) Billing
9 3 (0.65%) Marketing
9 3 (0.65%) Law
9 3 (0.65%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Games
10 2 (0.43%) German Language
11 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.22%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.22%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Electronics
11 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (14.57%) .NET
2 43 (9.35%) Web Services
3 40 (8.70%) XML
4 30 (6.52%) Spring
4 30 (6.52%) SOAP
5 29 (6.30%) HTML
6 27 (5.87%) CSS
7 24 (5.22%) RESTful
8 23 (5.00%) J2EE
9 21 (4.57%) JSP
9 21 (4.57%) JMS
10 20 (4.35%) jQuery
11 17 (3.70%) ASP.NET
12 16 (3.48%) XSLT
12 16 (3.48%) Hibernate
12 16 (3.48%) JSF
13 13 (2.83%) Middleware
14 12 (2.61%) REST
14 12 (2.61%) AngularJS
15 11 (2.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.87%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.13%) Fixed Income
3 16 (3.48%) Derivative
4 11 (2.39%) Grid Computing
4 11 (2.39%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 10 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (2.17%) Clustering
6 9 (1.96%) Data Integration
6 9 (1.96%) Open Source
7 7 (1.52%) Social Network
7 7 (1.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (1.52%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.09%) Equity Derivative
8 5 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.09%) RIA
8 5 (1.09%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.09%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (0.87%) User Experience
9 4 (0.87%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.87%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 77 (16.74%) Windows
2 55 (11.96%) UNIX
3 54 (11.74%) Linux
4 24 (5.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.61%) Windows XP
6 12 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.30%) Solaris
10 4 (0.87%) CentOS
11 3 (0.65%) AIX
12 2 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.43%) MVS
12 2 (0.43%) HPUX
13 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Android
13 1 (0.22%) OS/400
13 1 (0.22%) zOS
13 1 (0.22%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (24.13%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (10.87%) TDD
2 50 (10.87%) Scrum
3 41 (8.91%) SOA
4 32 (6.96%) Business Intelligence
4 32 (6.96%) Project Management
5 31 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
6 30 (6.52%) Migration
7 28 (6.09%) Analytics
8 27 (5.87%) ETL
9 26 (5.65%) Mentoring
10 24 (5.22%) CRM
11 21 (4.57%) Workflow
12 19 (4.13%) Multithreading
12 19 (4.13%) ITIL
13 18 (3.91%) OO
13 18 (3.91%) Configuration Management
14 17 (3.70%) MVC
15 15 (3.26%) Technical Architecture
15 15 (3.26%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 117 (25.43%) Java
2 87 (18.91%) SQL
3 53 (11.52%) JavaScript
4 48 (10.43%) C#
5 26 (5.65%) C++
6 24 (5.22%) Python
7 23 (5.00%) C
8 16 (3.48%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.61%) Shell Script
10 10 (2.17%) VB
11 9 (1.96%) PowerShell
12 8 (1.74%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 8 (1.74%) Ruby
12 8 (1.74%) VB6
13 7 (1.52%) PHP
14 6 (1.30%) Assembly Language
14 6 (1.30%) COBOL
14 6 (1.30%) XPath
15 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
15 4 (0.87%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 35 (7.61%) SC Cleared
3 23 (5.00%) Degree
4 5 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (0.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.65%) MCSE
6 3 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 2 (0.43%) MCSA
8 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.22%) MCITP
8 1 (0.22%) PCI QSA
8 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.22%) MCSD
8 1 (0.22%) CCNA
8 1 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.22%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.61%) QA
2 7 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.52%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.30%) SLA
3 6 (1.30%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.09%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.43%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (8.48%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.70%) VMware ESX
3 15 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.87%) XenApp
4 4 (0.87%) Terminal Server
4 4 (0.87%) Terminal Services
4 4 (0.87%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.65%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.43%) vSphere
6 2 (0.43%) Docker
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) NFS
7 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (1.74%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.87%) Puppet
3 4 (0.87%) SCCM
4 3 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.43%) Ansible
5 2 (0.43%) Control-M
5 2 (0.43%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.22%) SCOM
6 1 (0.22%) Netcool
6 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (19.57%) Oracle
2 64 (13.91%) Microsoft
3 38 (8.26%) VMware
4 26 (5.65%) IBM
5 23 (5.00%) HP
5 23 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 13 (2.83%) SAP
7 12 (2.61%) Cisco
8 10 (2.17%) Citrix
8 10 (2.17%) Adobe
9 7 (1.52%) EMC
9 7 (1.52%) Neolane
10 6 (1.30%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.30%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.09%) Cognos
11 5 (1.09%) Siebel
11 5 (1.09%) NetApp
11 5 (1.09%) Infragistics
12 4 (0.87%) ATG
12 4 (0.87%) Remedy
London
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Rate: £525 - £615 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Midlothian
Exposed Solutions
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Weekly pay
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South Wales
CPS Group
Rate: £320 - £330 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £420 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
West Midlands
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £600 - £610 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £230 - £235 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago