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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
UK
Rank 349 313 355
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 260 371 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.71% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.75% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 227 184
Median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £406
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Median hourly rate £54.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.97 £31.50 £31.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.60 £50.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £54.00 £50.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +29.03%

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
42991 49435 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28051 31832 30735
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1560 1650 1930
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -37 245 £461 +2.41% 82
London +5 128 £525 +9.94% 35
South East +2 54 £415 -17.00% 13
Berkshire +27 38 £419 -14.54% 2
Bracknell -1 22 £280 -44.00%
South West +2 16 £483 +10.91% 3
North West +5 14 £438 +2.94% 11
East Midlands 0 12 £406 +12.00% 2
Scotland +16 11 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire +11 11 £415 -24.54% 5
Wiltshire +2 11 £483 +1.57%
Derbyshire -6 11 £406 +12.77% 2
City of London -16 9 £450 +5.88% 4
Edinburgh +16 8 £405 -10.00%
Yorkshire +6 8 £410 -8.88% 8
Cheshire +34 7 £438 +2.94% 2
West Yorkshire +12 7 £410 -13.68% 3
Leeds +7 7 £410 -8.88% 3
Derby -4 7 £406 +12.77% 2
East of England -7 7 £400 - 3
Reading +20 5 £363 +5.07%
Chester +10 5 £438 - 2
Swindon +7 5 £275 -42.10%
Manchester -1 5 £525 +16.66% 9
West Midlands -2 5 £450 +12.50% 8
Cambridge +6 3 £370 -24.87% 2
Cambridgeshire +2 3 £370 -17.08% 2
Gloucestershire 0 3 - -
Glasgow -2 3 £488 -
North East -31 3 £400 +22.13%

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (24.63%) Java
3 102 (16.86%) Scrum
4 97 (16.03%) TDD
4 97 (16.03%) Finance
5 76 (12.56%) Oracle
6 75 (12.40%) Linux
7 73 (12.07%) HTML
8 67 (11.07%) JavaScript
9 65 (10.74%) SQL
10 63 (10.41%) Microsoft
11 61 (10.08%) BDD
12 57 (9.42%) Migration
13 51 (8.43%) .NET
13 51 (8.43%) Unix
13 51 (8.43%) Windows
13 51 (8.43%) Security Cleared
14 49 (8.10%) DevOps
15 48 (7.93%) Microservices
15 48 (7.93%) VMware
16 47 (7.77%) REST
17 46 (7.60%) Banking
17 46 (7.60%) Web Services
18 44 (7.27%) JSON
19 43 (7.11%) Mentoring
19 43 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
20 42 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
20 42 (6.94%) RESTful
21 41 (6.78%) NoSQL
21 41 (6.78%) Big Data

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 20 (3.31%) Apache Spark
2 17 (2.81%) CMS
2 17 (2.81%) Confluence
2 17 (2.81%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.15%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (1.98%) Apache
5 11 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 9 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.32%) JBoss
7 8 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.32%) WebSphere
8 7 (1.16%) Apache Pig
9 6 (0.99%) Skype for Business
10 5 (0.83%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.83%) Cloud Foundry
10 5 (0.83%) Documentum
10 5 (0.83%) IIS
11 4 (0.66%) NetWeaver
11 4 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.50%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (3.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.83%) MS Office
2 5 (0.83%) MS Project
3 4 (0.66%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.32%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.16%) SAP FI
3 6 (0.99%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
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%) PolarLake
7 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Sonata
7 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 42 (6.94%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.31%) Office 365
3 20 (3.31%) PaaS
4 10 (1.65%) IaaS
5 6 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 6 (0.99%) GitHub
6 5 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.66%) SaaS
7 4 (0.66%) Slack
7 4 (0.66%) Yammer
8 3 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.50%) Loggly
8 3 (0.50%) Sumo Logic
9 2 (0.33%) Akamai
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.33%) CloudFront
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.29%) Firewall
2 19 (3.14%) HTTP
3 17 (2.81%) LAN
4 15 (2.48%) Internet
5 13 (2.15%) DNS
6 12 (1.98%) WAN
7 11 (1.82%) VPN
8 10 (1.65%) TCP/IP
9 9 (1.49%) Network Security
9 9 (1.49%) SAN
10 8 (1.32%) MPLS
10 8 (1.32%) SSL
11 7 (1.16%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (0.99%) VoIP
13 5 (0.83%) DHCP
13 5 (0.83%) FTP
13 5 (0.83%) HTTPS
13 5 (0.83%) Wireless
13 5 (0.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (6.78%) Big Data
1 41 (6.78%) NoSQL
1 41 (6.78%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.28%) Hadoop
3 28 (4.63%) MongoDB
3 28 (4.63%) Relational Database
4 25 (4.13%) MySQL
5 17 (2.81%) HBase
6 13 (2.15%) Apache Hive
6 13 (2.15%) RDBMS
7 12 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
9 10 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
10 9 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (1.49%) Sqoop
11 8 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.32%) Flink
12 7 (1.16%) Oracle Database
12 7 (1.16%) SAP HANA
13 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 39 (6.45%) Jenkins
2 33 (5.45%) JIRA
3 27 (4.46%) Cucumber
3 27 (4.46%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.47%) JUnit
5 18 (2.98%) Maven
6 14 (2.31%) Mockito
7 11 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (1.65%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.32%) Selenium
9 8 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 7 (1.16%) GitLab
11 6 (0.99%) Subversion
12 5 (0.83%) Gradle
12 5 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
13 4 (0.66%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.50%) Gerrit
14 3 (0.50%) Grunt
14 3 (0.50%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.50%) Vagrant
General
1 97 (16.03%) Finance
2 46 (7.60%) Banking
3 41 (6.78%) Retail
4 18 (2.98%) Marketing
4 18 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.48%) Manufacturing
6 9 (1.49%) General Ledger
6 9 (1.49%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.49%) Publishing
7 8 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 7 (1.16%) Legal
8 7 (1.16%) Local Government
9 5 (0.83%) Games
9 5 (0.83%) Law
10 4 (0.66%) Advertising
11 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (12.07%) HTML
2 51 (8.43%) .NET
3 47 (7.77%) REST
4 46 (7.60%) Web Services
5 44 (7.27%) JSON
6 42 (6.94%) RESTful
7 41 (6.78%) CSS
8 40 (6.61%) HTML5
9 35 (5.79%) Spring
10 30 (4.96%) XML
11 28 (4.63%) J2EE
12 26 (4.30%) AngularJS
12 26 (4.30%) CSS3
13 23 (3.80%) Middleware
13 23 (3.80%) SOAP
14 21 (3.47%) Play Framework
15 19 (3.14%) jQuery
15 19 (3.14%) LAMP
16 18 (2.98%) Node.js
17 16 (2.64%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.48%) Management Information System
4 14 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 11 (1.82%) User Experience
7 9 (1.49%) Fixed Income
8 8 (1.32%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.32%) Mobile App
8 8 (1.32%) Virtual Team
9 6 (0.99%) Equities
9 6 (0.99%) iPad
9 6 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 6 (0.99%) Social Media
10 5 (0.83%) PKI
10 5 (0.83%) Semantic Web
11 4 (0.66%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.66%) Clustering
11 4 (0.66%) NHS
11 4 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 75 (12.40%) Linux
2 51 (8.43%) Unix
2 51 (8.43%) Windows
3 25 (4.13%) Solaris
4 19 (3.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (2.64%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.16%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.99%) Android
8 5 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) CoreOS
10 3 (0.50%) SUSE
10 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.17%) AIX
12 1 (0.17%) Debian
12 1 (0.17%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 102 (16.86%) Scrum
3 97 (16.03%) TDD
4 61 (10.08%) BDD
5 57 (9.42%) Migration
6 49 (8.10%) DevOps
7 48 (7.93%) Microservices
8 43 (7.11%) Continuous Integration
8 43 (7.11%) Mentoring
9 41 (6.78%) Project Management
10 37 (6.12%) Stakeholder Management
11 35 (5.79%) Open Source
12 33 (5.45%) E-Commerce
12 33 (5.45%) ITIL
13 32 (5.29%) High Availability
14 31 (5.12%) SDLC
14 31 (5.12%) SOA
15 29 (4.79%) Kanban
16 28 (4.63%) Web Development
17 27 (4.46%) Data Integration
Programming Languages
1 149 (24.63%) Java
2 67 (11.07%) JavaScript
3 65 (10.74%) SQL
4 38 (6.28%) Scala
5 32 (5.29%) Python
6 29 (4.79%) C#
7 24 (3.97%) PHP
8 20 (3.31%) Ruby
9 15 (2.48%) Perl
10 9 (1.49%) C++
11 8 (1.32%) C
12 7 (1.16%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.16%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.99%) PL/SQL
13 6 (0.99%) XPath
14 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.66%) Korn
16 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.50%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.50%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 51 (8.43%) Security Cleared
2 41 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 34 (5.62%) Degree
4 15 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (2.15%) MCSE
5 13 (2.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.16%) Avaya Certification
7 5 (0.83%) CCNP
8 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (0.66%) CCNA
8 4 (0.66%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.50%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.33%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) CCA
11 1 (0.17%) CISM
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.17%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.17%) MCITP
11 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.64%) QA
2 7 (1.16%) SLA
3 5 (0.83%) FATCA
4 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) GPG13
5 2 (0.33%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.46%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.46%) Docker
3 15 (2.48%) HDFS
4 10 (1.65%) XenApp
5 9 (1.49%) vSphere
5 9 (1.49%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.16%) vCloud
7 6 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 5 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
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%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.17%) Varnish
12 1 (0.17%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (3.14%) Puppet
2 14 (2.31%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (1.82%) Ansible
4 8 (1.32%) Kubernetes
4 8 (1.32%) Oozie
5 6 (0.99%) Kibana
5 6 (0.99%) logstash
6 5 (0.83%) Grafana
6 5 (0.83%) rkt
6 5 (0.83%) SCCM
7 4 (0.66%) Terraform
7 4 (0.66%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.50%) Nagios
8 3 (0.50%) Salt
8 3 (0.50%) vRealize
8 3 (0.50%) WSUS
9 2 (0.33%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.17%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.17%) Graphite
10 1 (0.17%) Mesos
Vendors
1 76 (12.56%) Oracle
2 63 (10.41%) Microsoft
3 48 (7.93%) VMware
4 39 (6.45%) Cisco
5 33 (5.45%) Salesforce.com
5 33 (5.45%) SAP
6 24 (3.97%) Red Hat
7 18 (2.98%) Citrix
8 16 (2.64%) IBM
9 13 (2.15%) hybris
10 12 (1.98%) Splunk
11 11 (1.82%) Adobe
11 11 (1.82%) Google
12 10 (1.65%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.49%) Ab Initio
13 9 (1.49%) CheckPoint
13 9 (1.49%) NetApp
14 8 (1.32%) HP
14 8 (1.32%) Teradata
15 7 (1.16%) AppSense
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £540 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Greater Manchester
Venturi
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Rullion
Rate: £440 - £443 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Meadows Consulting Limited
Rate: Up to £200 per day 3 month contract
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London, UK
Citrus Global Ltd
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Andover
People Source Consulting
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago