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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 414 388 348
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 209 214 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.44% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 137 130
Average daily rate
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£450 £450 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £338 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 11
Average hourly rate £23.00 £54.58 £65.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.86% -16.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £48.00 £51.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.86 £56.94 £66.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £54.58 £65.00
% change year-on-year
-57.86% -16.03%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
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 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 1 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 1 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 -35 181 £450 - 58
London -24 82 £500 +5.26% 23
South East -22 32 £475 +11.76% 13
City of London +30 31 £500 +0.50% 7
Scotland +7 20 £450 -4.25% 1
East Midlands +6 15 £400 +17.64%
Edinburgh +7 13 £443 -8.05%
East of England -17 12 £450 - 4
Yorkshire +2 11 £400 +52.38% 3
North West 0 10 £381 - 8
West Yorkshire -4 9 £400 +54.58%
Derby -4 8 £400 +17.64%
Derbyshire -5 8 £400 +17.64%
Oxfordshire -12 8 £481 +10.00%
Bedfordshire - 7 £450 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £329 -
North East - 7 £329 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £329 -
Leeds +5 6 £400 -5.88%
South West -28 6 £425 +13.33% 5
Hampshire -8 5 £540 - 2
West Midlands -15 5 £350 +3.70% 2
Hertfordshire -21 5 £500 -13.04% 2
Dorset - 5 £425 -
Bournemouth - 5 £425 -
Manchester -11 4 £340 - 2
Reading +14 3 - - 1
Berkshire +10 3 - - 5
Glasgow -15 3 £475 +40.74% 1
Wales -26 3 £380 +26.66% 2

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 108 (27.34%) Oracle
2 86 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (21.27%) Java
4 75 (18.99%) SQL
5 67 (16.96%) .NET
6 60 (15.19%) JavaScript
6 60 (15.19%) Finance
7 58 (14.68%) Windows
7 58 (14.68%) Microsoft
8 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
9 51 (12.91%) CRM
10 49 (12.41%) C#
11 48 (12.15%) UNIX
12 45 (11.39%) Scrum
13 43 (10.89%) HTML
14 42 (10.63%) CSS
15 41 (10.38%) SQL Server
16 40 (10.13%) Migration
16 40 (10.13%) SC Cleared
17 39 (9.87%) SOA
18 38 (9.62%) TDD
19 37 (9.37%) XML
20 32 (8.10%) Linux
20 32 (8.10%) Active Directory
21 31 (7.85%) Oracle Database
22 29 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
23 28 (7.09%) Web Services
24 27 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
25 26 (6.58%) J2EE
25 26 (6.58%) ASP.NET

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 23 (5.82%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 13 (3.29%) Oracle Workflow
4 12 (3.04%) WebLogic
5 9 (2.28%) WebSphere
6 8 (2.03%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.77%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (1.77%) CMS
7 7 (1.77%) Tuxedo
8 6 (1.52%) Apache
8 6 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (1.52%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (1.01%) Documentum
9 4 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.01%) IIS
9 4 (1.01%) Node.js
10 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.51%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 17 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.54%) MS Office
3 6 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.52%) MS Project
4 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (6.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.52%) Oracle CRM
4 5 (1.27%) Maximo
5 3 (0.76%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.51%) RMDS
6 2 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.51%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 2 (0.51%) Documaker
6 2 (0.51%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.51%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.25%) SAP SD
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Siebel Analytics
7 1 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.25%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.76%) Office 365
1 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.25%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.56%) LAN
1 18 (4.56%) WAN
2 12 (3.04%) HTTP
3 11 (2.78%) DNS
4 10 (2.53%) DHCP
4 10 (2.53%) Firewall
5 7 (1.77%) VPN
6 6 (1.52%) SAN
7 5 (1.27%) Internet
7 5 (1.27%) SSL
8 4 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 4 (1.01%) HTTPS
9 3 (0.76%) Intranet
9 3 (0.76%) X.500
9 3 (0.76%) VoIP
9 3 (0.76%) PSTN
9 3 (0.76%) NAS
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco IPT
10 2 (0.51%) LDAP
10 2 (0.51%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.38%) SQL Server
2 31 (7.85%) Oracle Database
3 20 (5.06%) Data Warehouse
4 17 (4.30%) Relational Database
5 15 (3.80%) RDBMS
5 15 (3.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (3.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.04%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.77%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (1.77%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.77%) MySQL
9 6 (1.52%) DB2
10 5 (1.27%) Oracle OWB
11 4 (1.01%) Star Schema
11 4 (1.01%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
12 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (5.32%) Maven
2 16 (4.05%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.54%) JIRA
4 12 (3.04%) Eclipse
5 11 (2.78%) Selenium
6 9 (2.28%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.28%) Subversion
7 7 (1.77%) MSI
8 6 (1.52%) Ant
9 5 (1.27%) JUnit
9 5 (1.27%) Git (software)
10 4 (1.01%) JDeveloper
11 3 (0.76%) NUnit
12 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
12 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
12 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio Team System
12 2 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (0.51%) IntelliJ
12 2 (0.51%) JProfiler
12 2 (0.51%) SpecFlow
General
1 60 (15.19%) Finance
2 20 (5.06%) Banking
3 16 (4.05%) Manufacturing
4 15 (3.80%) Retail
5 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.03%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.77%) Front Office
7 7 (1.77%) Advertising
8 5 (1.27%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Billing
10 2 (0.51%) German Language
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Legal
10 2 (0.51%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Publishing
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.25%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (16.96%) .NET
2 43 (10.89%) HTML
3 42 (10.63%) CSS
4 37 (9.37%) XML
5 28 (7.09%) Web Services
6 26 (6.58%) J2EE
6 26 (6.58%) ASP.NET
7 21 (5.32%) jQuery
8 20 (5.06%) JSP
9 18 (4.56%) Spring
9 18 (4.56%) JSF
10 17 (4.30%) XSLT
11 14 (3.54%) JMS
11 14 (3.54%) Middleware
12 13 (3.29%) SOAP
12 13 (3.29%) RESTful
13 12 (3.04%) Servlets
14 11 (2.78%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.78%) Oracle ADF
14 11 (2.78%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.08%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.78%) Fixed Income
3 7 (1.77%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (1.77%) Open Source
3 7 (1.77%) Learning Management System
4 6 (1.52%) Grid Computing
4 6 (1.52%) Derivative
4 6 (1.52%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 6 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 5 (1.27%) Mainframe
5 5 (1.27%) Clustering
6 4 (1.01%) E-Learning
6 4 (1.01%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.01%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (0.76%) SCADA
7 3 (0.76%) Replication
8 2 (0.51%) PKI
8 2 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (0.51%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 58 (14.68%) Windows
2 48 (12.15%) UNIX
3 32 (8.10%) Linux
4 17 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (3.04%) Windows 7
6 10 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (2.53%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.01%) AIX
7 4 (1.01%) Solaris
7 4 (1.01%) Windows 8
8 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.51%) CentOS
9 2 (0.51%) Android
9 2 (0.51%) MVS
9 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.51%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.25%) zOS
10 1 (0.25%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (21.77%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (12.91%) CRM
3 45 (11.39%) Scrum
4 40 (10.13%) Migration
5 39 (9.87%) SOA
6 38 (9.62%) TDD
7 29 (7.34%) Business Intelligence
8 25 (6.33%) Project Management
8 25 (6.33%) Mentoring
9 21 (5.32%) ITIL
9 21 (5.32%) Workflow
10 20 (5.06%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (4.56%) Continuous Improvement
12 16 (4.05%) ETL
13 15 (3.80%) Validation
13 15 (3.80%) Service Delivery
13 15 (3.80%) Data Migration
14 14 (3.54%) OO
15 13 (3.29%) Configuration Management
15 13 (3.29%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.27%) Java
2 75 (18.99%) SQL
3 60 (15.19%) JavaScript
4 49 (12.41%) C#
5 22 (5.57%) C
6 20 (5.06%) Python
6 20 (5.06%) C++
7 15 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 13 (3.29%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.04%) VB
10 10 (2.53%) VB6
11 9 (2.28%) PowerShell
12 8 (2.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 7 (1.77%) PHP
14 6 (1.52%) XPath
14 6 (1.52%) Perl
15 5 (1.27%) Bash Shell
16 4 (1.01%) Jython
16 4 (1.01%) XQuery
16 4 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.13%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.81%) Degree
4 14 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.76%) MCSE
7 3 (0.76%) CCNA
8 2 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.51%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.25%) APMP
9 1 (0.25%) MCSD
9 1 (0.25%) MCSA
9 1 (0.25%) PCI QSA
9 1 (0.25%) MCITP
9 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.04%) PCI DSS
1 12 (3.04%) QA
2 5 (1.27%) SLA
2 5 (1.27%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 32 (8.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.28%) VMware ESX
3 8 (2.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (1.77%) Hyper-V
5 6 (1.52%) Terminal Server
5 6 (1.52%) Terminal Services
6 5 (1.27%) XenApp
6 5 (1.27%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.76%) ISA Server
7 3 (0.76%) NFS
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.25%) GPFS
8 1 (0.25%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.25%) vSphere
8 1 (0.25%) XenServer
8 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (2.03%) Oracle Identity Management
2 6 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (1.01%) Puppet
4 2 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.51%) Ansible
5 1 (0.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.25%) Control-M
5 1 (0.25%) Netcool
5 1 (0.25%) MIIS
5 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.25%) SCCM
5 1 (0.25%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (0.25%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 108 (27.34%) Oracle
2 58 (14.68%) Microsoft
3 24 (6.08%) VMware
4 21 (5.32%) HP
5 20 (5.06%) IBM
6 17 (4.30%) JBoss
7 16 (4.05%) SAP
8 15 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 10 (2.53%) Cisco
10 9 (2.28%) EMC
10 9 (2.28%) Citrix
11 8 (2.03%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.77%) Neolane
13 6 (1.52%) McAfee
13 6 (1.52%) NetApp
14 5 (1.27%) Sybase
14 5 (1.27%) Adobe
14 5 (1.27%) Cognos
15 4 (1.01%) Atlassian
15 4 (1.01%) ATG
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: €40 to €47 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Roc Search
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Blackpool, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £421.88 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Merseyside
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Yorkshire and the Humber
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 22 days ago