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 April 2015 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 382 430 336
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -94
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 220 164 215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.30% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.33% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 97 118
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£430 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £378 £395
% change year-on-year
+12.58% -4.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £35.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -2.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £35.22
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -2.04%

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
51554 49982 43833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31354 30067 25181
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2056 2247
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £17.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -1.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015. 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 +42 194 £430 -1.71% 78
London +18 84 £500 +2.56% 36
South East -13 33 £488 +11.42% 11
City of London +16 20 £513 +2.50% 14
Scotland -7 20 £420 +46.08% 3
East Midlands +6 18 £420 +15.06% 3
North East - 16 £375 - 1
North West -10 15 £438 +2.94% 5
Tyne and Wear - 14 £369 - 1
Glasgow - 14 £431 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £369 - 1
Hampshire 0 11 £450 +2.85% 3
Yorkshire -4 9 £400 +5.26% 13
West Midlands -5 9 £485 +33.79% 5
West Yorkshire -1 8 £400 +5.26% 11
Derbyshire +9 7 £425 +21.42%
Leeds -7 7 £423 +11.18% 10
Berkshire -8 7 £413 +3.12% 3
Oxfordshire -14 7 £550 +31.34% 1
Manchester -8 6 £538 +26.47% 1
Oxford - 6 £550 - 1
East of England +7 5 £350 +27.27% 2
Lancashire +6 4 £419 -
Derby +3 4 £425 +21.42%
South West +3 4 - - 2
Buckinghamshire +1 4 £550 - 2
Edinburgh -8 4 - - 1
Bedfordshire -5 3 £350 -
Wales -5 3 £400 - 2
Maidenhead +7 2 - -

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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.

1 134 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (26.24%) Java
3 75 (16.13%) SQL
4 74 (15.91%) Finance
5 73 (15.70%) Windows
6 63 (13.55%) Oracle
7 59 (12.69%) Linux
7 59 (12.69%) Banking
8 56 (12.04%) Microsoft
9 53 (11.40%) Web Services
9 53 (11.40%) .NET
9 53 (11.40%) Security Cleared
10 52 (11.18%) TDD
11 45 (9.68%) SQL Server
11 45 (9.68%) Migration
12 44 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
13 42 (9.03%) C#
14 41 (8.82%) Scrum
14 41 (8.82%) SC Cleared
15 40 (8.60%) Project Management
16 39 (8.39%) JavaScript
17 38 (8.17%) XML
18 34 (7.31%) HTML
19 33 (7.10%) ETL
20 32 (6.88%) SOA
20 32 (6.88%) VMware
21 31 (6.67%) Active Directory
21 31 (6.67%) Relational Database
22 29 (6.24%) Analytics
23 28 (6.02%) Analytical Skills

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 21 (4.52%) SAS
2 15 (3.23%) Apache
2 15 (3.23%) Node.js
3 14 (3.01%) CICS
4 11 (2.37%) IIS
5 10 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 7 (1.51%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.51%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.51%) Lync
7 6 (1.29%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (1.29%) JBoss
7 6 (1.29%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.08%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.86%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.86%) ArcSDE
9 4 (0.86%) Apache Solr
9 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.65%) CMS
10 3 (0.65%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 24 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.51%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.29%) MS Project
4 3 (0.65%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.51%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.08%) SAP ERP
3 5 (1.08%) Summit
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.86%) Agresso
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.86%) Oracle HRMS
4 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.43%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.22%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.22%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.22%) Documaker
7 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.43%) IaaS
4 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
4 2 (0.43%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.01%) Firewall
2 13 (2.80%) Internet
2 13 (2.80%) DNS
3 12 (2.58%) SAN
4 11 (2.37%) VLAN
5 9 (1.94%) DHCP
6 6 (1.29%) VPN
7 5 (1.08%) SSL
8 4 (0.86%) LDAP
8 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 3 (0.65%) HTTP
9 3 (0.65%) Unified Communications
9 3 (0.65%) 4G
10 2 (0.43%) FTP
10 2 (0.43%) LAN
10 2 (0.43%) PBX
10 2 (0.43%) WAN
10 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
10 2 (0.43%) 3G
10 2 (0.43%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.23%) DB2
4 12 (2.58%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.58%) RDBMS
5 11 (2.37%) MySQL
6 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.51%) Data Mining
6 7 (1.51%) OLAP
6 7 (1.51%) OLAP Cube
7 6 (1.29%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.29%) Hadoop
8 5 (1.08%) QlikView
8 5 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
8 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.86%) MariaDB
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
9 4 (0.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (3.23%) Maven
1 15 (3.23%) NUnit
2 14 (3.01%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.01%) Subversion
3 12 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 9 (1.94%) CppUnit
4 9 (1.94%) CruiseControl
4 9 (1.94%) ClearCase
4 9 (1.94%) GoogleTest
5 8 (1.72%) Selenium
6 6 (1.29%) Grunt
6 6 (1.29%) Ant
6 6 (1.29%) ProC
7 5 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 5 (1.08%) JUnit
8 4 (0.86%) SpecFlow
8 4 (0.86%) Jasmine
8 4 (0.86%) RSpec
9 3 (0.65%) Mockito
9 3 (0.65%) Mocha
General
1 74 (15.91%) Finance
2 59 (12.69%) Banking
3 22 (4.73%) Front Office
3 22 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 10 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.94%) Retail
5 9 (1.94%) Advertising
6 3 (0.65%) Marketing
6 3 (0.65%) Billing
7 2 (0.43%) Law
7 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.22%) French Language
8 1 (0.22%) Back Office
8 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.22%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (11.40%) Web Services
1 53 (11.40%) .NET
2 38 (8.17%) XML
3 34 (7.31%) HTML
4 28 (6.02%) Spring
5 26 (5.59%) CSS
6 25 (5.38%) SOAP
7 20 (4.30%) jQuery
8 18 (3.87%) HTML5
9 16 (3.44%) ASP.NET
9 16 (3.44%) RESTful
10 15 (3.23%) WCF
10 15 (3.23%) REST
10 15 (3.23%) AngularJS
11 14 (3.01%) JMS
11 14 (3.01%) Middleware
12 12 (2.58%) J2EE
12 12 (2.58%) JSON
13 11 (2.37%) JSP
13 11 (2.37%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (2.58%) Management Information System
2 12 (2.58%) Mainframe
2 12 (2.58%) Open Source
3 11 (2.37%) Video on Demand
3 11 (2.37%) Derivative
4 10 (2.15%) Mathematics
5 9 (1.94%) Fixed Income
5 9 (1.94%) Clustering
5 9 (1.94%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 8 (1.72%) User Experience
6 8 (1.72%) PKI
6 8 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 8 (1.72%) Data Integration
7 7 (1.51%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.51%) Social Network
7 7 (1.51%) Data Structures
8 6 (1.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 73 (15.70%) Windows
2 59 (12.69%) Linux
3 25 (5.38%) UNIX
4 18 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.94%) VME
7 9 (1.94%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.29%) Windows XP
9 6 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (1.29%) Android
10 4 (0.86%) CentOS
11 3 (0.65%) Solaris
12 2 (0.43%) HPUX
12 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.22%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.22%) SUSE
13 1 (0.22%) Debian
13 1 (0.22%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (28.82%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (11.18%) TDD
3 45 (9.68%) Migration
4 44 (9.46%) Continuous Integration
5 41 (8.82%) Scrum
6 40 (8.60%) Project Management
7 33 (7.10%) ETL
8 32 (6.88%) SOA
9 29 (6.24%) Analytics
10 28 (6.02%) OO
11 27 (5.81%) E-Commerce
11 27 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
12 25 (5.38%) Mentoring
13 23 (4.95%) ITIL
14 22 (4.73%) UML
14 22 (4.73%) Business Intelligence
14 22 (4.73%) Configuration Management
14 22 (4.73%) Coaching
15 21 (4.52%) Multithreading
16 20 (4.30%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 122 (26.24%) Java
2 75 (16.13%) SQL
3 42 (9.03%) C#
4 39 (8.39%) JavaScript
5 25 (5.38%) C++
6 21 (4.52%) COBOL
6 21 (4.52%) C
7 16 (3.44%) Python
8 11 (2.37%) Assembly Language
9 10 (2.15%) Ruby
10 9 (1.94%) PL/SQL
11 6 (1.29%) PHP
12 5 (1.08%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.08%) ABAP
13 4 (0.86%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.86%) Scala
14 3 (0.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 3 (0.65%) XPath
14 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.65%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 53 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 41 (8.82%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.87%) Degree
4 6 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.08%) DV Cleared
5 5 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.86%) PMP
6 4 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 3 (0.65%) MCSE
8 2 (0.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.22%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.22%) Sun Certification
9 1 (0.22%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.72%) QA
2 5 (1.08%) ISO 14001
2 5 (1.08%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.86%) SLA
3 4 (0.86%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.43%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (2.58%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.86%) vSphere
5 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.43%) Docker
6 2 (0.43%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.43%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (1.29%) SCCM
2 5 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (1.08%) Puppet
3 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.86%) Oracle Identity Management
3 4 (0.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.43%) Icinga
4 2 (0.43%) Nagios
4 2 (0.43%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.22%) OpenAM
Vendors
1 63 (13.55%) Oracle
2 56 (12.04%) Microsoft
3 32 (6.88%) VMware
4 16 (3.44%) SAP
4 16 (3.44%) Red Hat
4 16 (3.44%) Salesforce.com
5 14 (3.01%) HP
6 13 (2.80%) IBM
7 12 (2.58%) Citrix
8 8 (1.72%) Adobe
8 8 (1.72%) Informatica
9 6 (1.29%) Cisco
9 6 (1.29%) TIBCO
9 6 (1.29%) Infragistics
10 5 (1.08%) Sitecore
11 4 (0.86%) Mapinfo
11 4 (0.86%) EMC
11 4 (0.86%) ESRI
11 4 (0.86%) Google
12 3 (0.65%) Dell
Bracknell, Berkshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Mason Frank
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
West Midlands
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30k - 35k per year + Car Allowance/benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: (competitive)
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £475 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 6 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £475 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Leeds
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £420.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 27 days ago