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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 352 367 369
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 325 316 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.57% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 217 174
Median daily rate £475 £440 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £335 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Median hourly rate £47.75 £43.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.14% +90.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.45 £24.47 £21.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.40 £48.00 £42.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.75 £46.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+2.68% +102.17%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Technical Leader within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +27 310 £475 +7.95% 87
London -2 131 £525 +10.52% 43
South East +4 46 £438 -0.56% 10
Yorkshire +26 29 £450 +2.85% 8
North East +3 26 £408 - 2
Tyne and Wear -3 26 £408 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 26 £408 - 2
East of England +28 24 £510 +70.00% 5
West Yorkshire +26 24 £450 - 7
Leeds +24 23 £450 +13.20% 6
City of London +7 21 £475 -7.76% 8
West Midlands -29 19 £413 -1.78% 6
Berkshire +11 18 £386 -12.95% 3
North West -3 16 £488 -3.46% 6
Norfolk - 13 £489 -
Norwich - 13 £489 -
Manchester -1 11 £405 -12.90% 3
South West +3 10 £375 -23.07% 5
West Sussex +12 9 £531 +51.78%
Hampshire +8 9 £438 -12.50% 3
Surrey +2 8 £438 -2.77% 3
East Midlands -6 8 £343 -19.41% 2
Bracknell +2 7 - -
Birmingham +1 7 £400 -23.80%
Scotland -1 7 £193 -50.00%
Wales +23 6 £513 +32.25%
Wiltshire +5 6 £388 -11.93%
Derbyshire +6 5 £355 -13.41%
Staffordshire -7 5 £460 +9.52%
Worthing - 5 £531 -

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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.

1 265 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 207 (30.71%) Java
3 120 (17.80%) TDD
4 110 (16.32%) Scrum
5 106 (15.73%) Linux
6 105 (15.58%) Microsoft
7 100 (14.84%) Finance
8 91 (13.50%) HTML
9 86 (12.76%) Spring
10 82 (12.17%) SQL
11 81 (12.02%) Security Cleared
12 75 (11.13%) .NET
13 74 (10.98%) Windows
14 69 (10.24%) Oracle
15 67 (9.94%) CSS
16 65 (9.64%) Mentoring
17 64 (9.50%) SQL Server
18 62 (9.20%) Migration
19 60 (8.90%) Relational Database
20 59 (8.75%) SC Cleared
21 58 (8.61%) Web Services
22 57 (8.46%) C#
22 57 (8.46%) JavaScript
22 57 (8.46%) HTML5
23 56 (8.31%) BDD
24 54 (8.01%) SOA
25 53 (7.86%) REST
26 52 (7.72%) XML
26 52 (7.72%) JSON
27 50 (7.42%) Unix

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 33 (4.90%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.52%) Confluence
3 16 (2.37%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.08%) BizTalk Server
5 13 (1.93%) Apache
5 13 (1.93%) Apache Spark
5 13 (1.93%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.78%) JBoss
7 11 (1.63%) CMS
8 10 (1.48%) IIS
9 9 (1.34%) Mule
10 8 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
10 8 (1.19%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.04%) Mule ESB
11 7 (1.04%) WebLogic
12 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
12 6 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.89%) Skype for Business
13 5 (0.74%) GemFire
13 5 (0.74%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 42 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.23%) MS Office
3 9 (1.34%) InfoPath
4 3 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 17 (2.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.89%) Oracle Receivables
3 6 (0.89%) Remedy AR System
4 4 (0.59%) SAP FI
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle CRM
5 3 (0.45%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.30%) Eloqua
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.30%) Unica
7 1 (0.15%) BASE24
7 1 (0.15%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.15%) Infor M3
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP MDM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (1.93%) Office 365
4 9 (1.34%) PaaS
4 9 (1.34%) SuccessFactors
5 7 (1.04%) GitHub
5 7 (1.04%) Google Analytics
6 6 (0.89%) Oracle CX
7 5 (0.74%) SaaS
8 3 (0.45%) Bluemix
8 3 (0.45%) IaaS
8 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.45%) Responsys
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.30%) Yammer
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.15%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.38%) Firewall
2 24 (3.56%) Network Security
3 22 (3.26%) SAN
4 21 (3.12%) Internet
5 19 (2.82%) LAN
5 19 (2.82%) WAN
6 18 (2.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 18 (2.67%) SSL
7 17 (2.52%) HTTP
7 17 (2.52%) VPN
8 14 (2.08%) TCP/IP
9 13 (1.93%) SSH
10 12 (1.78%) DNS
11 11 (1.63%) FTP
11 11 (1.63%) IPsec
11 11 (1.63%) NAS
12 9 (1.34%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (1.19%) Wireless
14 6 (0.89%) BIG-IP
14 6 (0.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 60 (8.90%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.45%) Data Warehouse
4 27 (4.01%) NoSQL
5 26 (3.86%) Big Data
5 26 (3.86%) RDBMS
6 25 (3.71%) MongoDB
7 23 (3.41%) Hadoop
8 22 (3.26%) MySQL
9 21 (3.12%) PostgreSQL
10 12 (1.78%) Apache Hive
10 12 (1.78%) SQL Server 2008
11 11 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.63%) HBase
12 8 (1.19%) Neo4j
12 8 (1.19%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.04%) OLTP
13 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 6 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 49 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 46 (6.82%) Jenkins
3 34 (5.04%) Maven
4 30 (4.45%) JIRA
5 29 (4.30%) JUnit
6 28 (4.15%) Cucumber
7 18 (2.67%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.37%) Subversion
8 16 (2.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 15 (2.23%) Gradle
10 13 (1.93%) Selenium
11 8 (1.19%) Eclipse
12 7 (1.04%) Jasmine
13 5 (0.74%) Grunt
13 5 (0.74%) gulp
13 5 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
14 4 (0.59%) Bitbucket
14 4 (0.59%) GCC
14 4 (0.59%) GDB
14 4 (0.59%) Mockito
General
1 100 (14.84%) Finance
2 34 (5.04%) Banking
3 28 (4.15%) Retail
4 23 (3.41%) Manufacturing
5 14 (2.08%) Marketing
6 13 (1.93%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.78%) Law
8 10 (1.48%) Publishing
9 8 (1.19%) Local Government
10 6 (0.89%) General Ledger
10 6 (0.89%) Legal
11 5 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.59%) Retail Banking
12 4 (0.59%) Telecoms
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Corporate Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Front Office
13 3 (0.45%) Games
13 3 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.50%) HTML
2 86 (12.76%) Spring
3 75 (11.13%) .NET
4 67 (9.94%) CSS
5 58 (8.61%) Web Services
6 57 (8.46%) HTML5
7 53 (7.86%) REST
8 52 (7.72%) JSON
8 52 (7.72%) XML
9 46 (6.82%) J2EE
10 44 (6.53%) RESTful
11 40 (5.93%) Hibernate
12 35 (5.19%) CSS3
13 34 (5.04%) Middleware
14 31 (4.60%) ASP.NET
15 29 (4.30%) AngularJS
16 25 (3.71%) SOAP
16 25 (3.71%) Spring Boot
17 24 (3.56%) Node.js
18 22 (3.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 36 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.56%) User Experience
4 19 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (2.08%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.63%) Client/Server
7 11 (1.63%) N-Tier
8 9 (1.34%) Data Integration
8 9 (1.34%) Mobile App
8 9 (1.34%) Social Media
8 9 (1.34%) Virtual Team
9 8 (1.19%) Semantic Web
10 7 (1.04%) CMDB
11 6 (0.89%) Mainframe
11 6 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 5 (0.74%) Fintech
12 5 (0.74%) IVR
12 5 (0.74%) Tandem
13 4 (0.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 106 (15.73%) Linux
2 74 (10.98%) Windows
3 50 (7.42%) Unix
4 32 (4.75%) Windows Server
5 22 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (2.08%) Solaris
7 12 (1.78%) Apple iOS
8 11 (1.63%) CentOS
8 11 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 7 (1.04%) Windows 10
10 7 (1.04%) Windows 7
10 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (0.74%) VME
12 4 (0.59%) Android
12 4 (0.59%) Mac OS X
12 4 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.45%) AIX
13 3 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 265 (39.32%) Agile Software Development
2 120 (17.80%) TDD
3 110 (16.32%) Scrum
4 65 (9.64%) Mentoring
5 62 (9.20%) Migration
6 56 (8.31%) BDD
7 54 (8.01%) SOA
8 49 (7.27%) Open Source
9 46 (6.82%) Coaching
9 46 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
10 42 (6.23%) Microservices
11 38 (5.64%) Configuration Management
12 37 (5.49%) ITIL
13 36 (5.34%) Kanban
14 35 (5.19%) Web Development
15 32 (4.75%) CRM
16 30 (4.45%) Continuous Integration
16 30 (4.45%) Line Management
16 30 (4.45%) Technical Architecture
17 29 (4.30%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 207 (30.71%) Java
2 82 (12.17%) SQL
3 57 (8.46%) C#
3 57 (8.46%) JavaScript
4 39 (5.79%) Ruby
5 34 (5.04%) Scala
6 32 (4.75%) Python
7 22 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 21 (3.12%) C++
9 8 (1.19%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.19%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.04%) C
10 7 (1.04%) VB
11 6 (0.89%) FQL
11 6 (0.89%) Groovy
11 6 (0.89%) Perl
11 6 (0.89%) PHP
11 6 (0.89%) VB.NET
12 5 (0.74%) PL/SQL
13 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 81 (12.02%) Security Cleared
2 59 (8.75%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.49%) Degree
4 16 (2.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.93%) MCSE
7 9 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
7 9 (1.34%) CCNP
8 8 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.89%) MCSA
9 6 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.74%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.59%) CCA
11 4 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.45%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.30%) ISEB
13 2 (0.30%) JNCIP
13 2 (0.30%) MCITP
13 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Certified Master
14 1 (0.15%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.12%) QA
2 4 (0.59%) Data Quality
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.30%) MiFID
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.30%) SLA
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) FATCA
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (5.64%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (4.15%) Docker
4 15 (2.23%) vSphere
5 14 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
6 12 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (1.34%) HDFS
7 9 (1.34%) vCloud
8 4 (0.59%) Hyper-V
8 4 (0.59%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.45%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 2 (0.30%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) XenApp
11 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (3.41%) Puppet
2 10 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.34%) OpenView
4 7 (1.04%) SCCM
5 5 (0.74%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.74%) Kubernetes
6 4 (0.59%) Oozie
7 3 (0.45%) Ansible
7 3 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
7 3 (0.45%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.30%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.15%) SCOM
9 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 105 (15.58%) Microsoft
2 69 (10.24%) Oracle
3 50 (7.42%) Cisco
4 45 (6.68%) VMware
5 22 (3.26%) SAP
6 21 (3.12%) HP
7 19 (2.82%) Citrix
8 16 (2.37%) Intel Security
9 15 (2.23%) Google
10 14 (2.08%) Red Hat
10 14 (2.08%) Teradata
11 13 (1.93%) MuleSoft
12 12 (1.78%) ServiceNow
13 11 (1.63%) Ab Initio
13 11 (1.63%) Guidewire
14 10 (1.48%) IBM
15 9 (1.34%) Netezza
15 9 (1.34%) Opsware
16 8 (1.19%) hybris
16 8 (1.19%) Remedy
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £540 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancaster
Computer Futures
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
The Rank Group plc
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
JM
Rate: £620 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Rate: £400.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £540.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £480 - £550 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: excellent rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Montash
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
Next Ventures Limited
Rate: £ Competitive (market rates)
Posted: 17 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago