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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 373 403 318
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -85
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 211 167 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.33% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.36% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 99 129
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£423 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £646 £555 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -23.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.04% -23.33%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +11 180 £420 -1.17% 48
London +2 96 £453 -7.17% 17
City of London +20 23 £425 -26.08% 3
Scotland +6 23 £450 +53.06% 4
South East -24 23 £400 -3.03% 9
North West -5 19 £410 -0.60% 5
Glasgow +19 17 £450 +28.57% 2
East Midlands +10 13 £425 +21.42% 2
Berkshire +3 9 £400 +16.36% 1
Manchester -3 9 £400 -5.88% 3
Hampshire -5 9 £397 - 3
North East +4 8 £300 -25.00%
West Midlands -5 8 £578 +59.31% 1
South West -16 6 £500 +81.81% 4
Cheshire +3 5 £425 -
Reading - 5 £400 -
Wales - 5 £325 - 1
Edinburgh -9 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -12 4 £310 +3.33% 7
Tyne and Wear - 4 £300 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £300 -
East of England -5 3 £350 -6.66% 3
Bedfordshire -7 3 £350 -17.64%
West Yorkshire -13 3 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 1
South Wales - 3 £325 -
Exeter - 2 £525 -
Oxford - 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 £525 -
Basingstoke - 2 £400 -

Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 125 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (25.49%) Java
3 85 (18.68%) SQL
4 82 (18.02%) Windows
5 75 (16.48%) Finance
6 73 (16.04%) Oracle
7 67 (14.73%) Microsoft
8 60 (13.19%) .NET
9 53 (11.65%) Banking
10 52 (11.43%) TDD
10 52 (11.43%) Linux
10 52 (11.43%) Web Services
11 51 (11.21%) Security Cleared
12 50 (10.99%) C#
13 47 (10.33%) SQL Server
13 47 (10.33%) UNIX
14 43 (9.45%) XML
14 43 (9.45%) JavaScript
14 43 (9.45%) SC Cleared
15 42 (9.23%) VMware
16 41 (9.01%) Scrum
16 41 (9.01%) Active Directory
17 38 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
18 37 (8.13%) Project Management
18 37 (8.13%) ETL
19 36 (7.91%) SOA
19 36 (7.91%) Migration
20 33 (7.25%) HTML
21 32 (7.03%) SOAP
22 31 (6.81%) Analytics

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (4.62%) SAS
2 15 (3.30%) Node.js
3 14 (3.08%) CICS
4 13 (2.86%) IIS
5 11 (2.42%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.20%) Apache
7 9 (1.98%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.76%) Tuxedo
9 7 (1.54%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.54%) JBoss
9 7 (1.54%) CMS
9 7 (1.54%) Lync
9 7 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.10%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (0.88%) ArcGIS
11 4 (0.88%) ArcSDE
11 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.66%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.66%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 26 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.42%) Spreadsheet
3 10 (2.20%) MS Project
4 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) SPSS
6 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
1 7 (1.54%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.10%) Summit
4 4 (0.88%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.88%) Maximo
4 4 (0.88%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.66%) Agresso
6 2 (0.44%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.22%) Exstream
7 1 (0.22%) Front Arena
7 1 (0.22%) Documaker
7 1 (0.22%) SAP EWM
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.22%) SAP InfiniteInsight
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (0.66%) Office 365
3 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.22%) IaaS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (2.86%) DNS
1 13 (2.86%) SAN
1 13 (2.86%) Firewall
2 11 (2.42%) Internet
3 9 (1.98%) DHCP
4 7 (1.54%) HTTP
5 5 (1.10%) VLAN
5 5 (1.10%) WAN
5 5 (1.10%) LDAP
5 5 (1.10%) LAN
6 4 (0.88%) 4G
6 4 (0.88%) VPN
7 3 (0.66%) Unified Communications
7 3 (0.66%) 3G
7 3 (0.66%) 2G
8 2 (0.44%) Softphone
8 2 (0.44%) IP Telephony
8 2 (0.44%) LTE
8 2 (0.44%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.33%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.62%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.30%) DB2
4 13 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.86%) MySQL
5 12 (2.64%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.42%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.76%) Data Mining
8 7 (1.54%) OLAP
8 7 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.54%) OLAP Cube
9 6 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.32%) MongoDB
9 6 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle BI EE
10 5 (1.10%) QlikView
10 5 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
11 4 (0.88%) Base SAS
11 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.88%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.74%) NUnit
2 15 (3.30%) Subversion
3 14 (3.08%) Maven
3 14 (3.08%) Jenkins
4 10 (2.20%) Git (software)
5 9 (1.98%) CppUnit
5 9 (1.98%) CruiseControl
5 9 (1.98%) ClearCase
5 9 (1.98%) GoogleTest
6 7 (1.54%) Selenium
7 6 (1.32%) ProC
7 6 (1.32%) Grunt
7 6 (1.32%) SpecFlow
8 5 (1.10%) JUnit
9 4 (0.88%) Eclipse
9 4 (0.88%) Ant
9 4 (0.88%) Jasmine
10 3 (0.66%) QUnit
10 3 (0.66%) Bower
10 3 (0.66%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 75 (16.48%) Finance
2 53 (11.65%) Banking
3 23 (5.05%) Front Office
3 23 (5.05%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.52%) Manufacturing
5 11 (2.42%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.98%) Advertising
7 6 (1.32%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Billing
8 3 (0.66%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.22%) French Language
9 1 (0.22%) German Language
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Back Office
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Automotive
9 1 (0.22%) Law
9 1 (0.22%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (13.19%) .NET
2 52 (11.43%) Web Services
3 43 (9.45%) XML
4 33 (7.25%) HTML
5 32 (7.03%) SOAP
6 28 (6.15%) Spring
7 26 (5.71%) CSS
8 22 (4.84%) RESTful
9 20 (4.40%) jQuery
10 19 (4.18%) HTML5
11 18 (3.96%) JMS
12 16 (3.52%) WCF
13 14 (3.08%) REST
13 14 (3.08%) J2EE
13 14 (3.08%) ASP.NET
13 14 (3.08%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.86%) Middleware
14 13 (2.86%) JSON
15 12 (2.64%) CSS3
15 12 (2.64%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (3.30%) Derivative
3 14 (3.08%) Fixed Income
4 12 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (2.42%) Clustering
5 11 (2.42%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 10 (2.20%) Video on Demand
7 9 (1.98%) Open Source
7 9 (1.98%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 9 (1.98%) Grid Computing
7 9 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.76%) PKI
9 7 (1.54%) Social Network
9 7 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.54%) Mainframe
9 7 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
9 7 (1.54%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.54%) User Experience
10 6 (1.32%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 82 (18.02%) Windows
2 52 (11.43%) Linux
3 47 (10.33%) UNIX
4 25 (5.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.08%) Windows XP
7 13 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 11 (2.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.32%) Apple iOS
9 6 (1.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.10%) VME
10 5 (1.10%) Android
11 4 (0.88%) CentOS
11 4 (0.88%) Solaris
12 3 (0.66%) AIX
13 2 (0.44%) HPUX
14 1 (0.22%) OS/400
14 1 (0.22%) SUSE
14 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.22%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (27.47%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (11.43%) TDD
3 41 (9.01%) Scrum
4 38 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (8.13%) Project Management
5 37 (8.13%) ETL
6 36 (7.91%) SOA
6 36 (7.91%) Migration
7 31 (6.81%) Analytics
8 26 (5.71%) OO
9 25 (5.49%) E-Commerce
9 25 (5.49%) ITIL
9 25 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 24 (5.27%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (4.84%) Mentoring
12 21 (4.62%) Multithreading
13 20 (4.40%) Memory Management
13 20 (4.40%) BDD
13 20 (4.40%) Coaching
14 19 (4.18%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 116 (25.49%) Java
2 85 (18.68%) SQL
3 50 (10.99%) C#
4 43 (9.45%) JavaScript
5 27 (5.93%) C++
6 25 (5.49%) C
7 20 (4.40%) Python
8 17 (3.74%) COBOL
8 17 (3.74%) PL/SQL
9 12 (2.64%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.42%) Assembly Language
11 9 (1.98%) VB
12 8 (1.76%) Ruby
13 7 (1.54%) VB6
13 7 (1.54%) PHP
14 6 (1.32%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.88%) Scala
15 4 (0.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 4 (0.88%) XPath
15 4 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 43 (9.45%) SC Cleared
3 22 (4.84%) Degree
4 11 (2.42%) VCP4
5 8 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (0.88%) PMP
7 4 (0.88%) PMI Certification
7 4 (0.88%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.66%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.66%) MCSE
9 2 (0.44%) MCSA
10 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.22%) VCAP
10 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.54%) QA
2 6 (1.32%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.10%) SLA
3 5 (1.10%) ISO 14001
3 5 (1.10%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (9.01%) Active Directory
2 21 (4.62%) VMware ESX
3 16 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.88%) vSphere
5 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.44%) VMware Server
6 2 (0.44%) Docker
6 2 (0.44%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.22%) XenApp
7 1 (0.22%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.22%) Xen
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.22%) vCloud
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (1.32%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (0.88%) SCCM
4 2 (0.44%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.44%) Puppet
4 2 (0.44%) Nagios
4 2 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.44%) Icinga
5 1 (0.22%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.22%) Control-M
5 1 (0.22%) SCOM
5 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 73 (16.04%) Oracle
2 67 (14.73%) Microsoft
3 42 (9.23%) VMware
4 24 (5.27%) HP
5 22 (4.84%) Red Hat
6 18 (3.96%) SAP
7 16 (3.52%) IBM
8 14 (3.08%) Salesforce.com
9 11 (2.42%) Citrix
10 8 (1.76%) Adobe
11 7 (1.54%) Cisco
12 6 (1.32%) Informatica
12 6 (1.32%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.32%) Infragistics
13 4 (0.88%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.88%) Google
13 4 (0.88%) Mapinfo
13 4 (0.88%) ESRI
13 4 (0.88%) EMC
14 3 (0.66%) PeopleSoft
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