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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Lead
Rank 337 360 387
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 347 305 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.57% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 172 156
Median daily rate £475 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £715 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.65% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 8
Median hourly rate - £38.75 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £38.75 £43.75
% change year-on-year
- -11.42%

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +32 329 £484 +8.10% 67
London -5 137 £540 +8.54% 27
South East +4 62 £500 +5.26% 5
North West +2 41 £500 +2.56% 6
Yorkshire +8 24 £425 +10.38% 7
West Yorkshire +4 22 £425 +14.86% 5
Berkshire +15 21 £500 +17.64%
Surrey +3 19 £500 - 2
North East -42 17 £320 -14.66% 4
Leeds -8 16 £425 +10.38% 5
Cheshire -8 15 £500 +14.28% 2
Scotland -18 15 £450 +2.85% 4
Tyne and Wear -39 15 £320 -14.66% 3
East Midlands +2 14 £365 -13.09% 2
Manchester -4 14 £500 -2.43% 3
Leatherhead - 13 £500 -
Derbyshire +7 12 £360 -15.29% 1
East of England +7 12 £525 +50.00% 7
Cambridgeshire - 12 £525 - 3
City of London +22 11 £500 +2.56% 4
Edinburgh -5 11 £450 -5.26% 1
West Midlands -9 11 £400 -5.32% 3
Lancashire +10 10 £355 -18.97% 1
Blackpool +6 10 £355 -11.37% 1
Warrington -6 10 £500 -14.89% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -47 10 £320 -14.66% 3
Cambridge - 10 £525 - 3
Buckinghamshire +17 9 £345 -37.27%
Bracknell +4 9 £500 +17.64%
South West -5 9 £425 -10.05% 6

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 201 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 192 (28.44%) Java
3 117 (17.33%) Oracle
4 106 (15.70%) Finance
5 96 (14.22%) Linux
6 89 (13.19%) .NET
7 86 (12.74%) SQL
8 84 (12.44%) SQL Server
9 82 (12.15%) Microsoft
9 82 (12.15%) Scrum
10 79 (11.70%) HTML
11 76 (11.26%) TDD
11 76 (11.26%) Security Cleared
12 69 (10.22%) C#
13 65 (9.63%) XML
14 64 (9.48%) Windows
15 62 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
15 62 (9.19%) SC Cleared
16 61 (9.04%) CSS
16 61 (9.04%) Web Services
17 58 (8.59%) Migration
18 54 (8.00%) ITIL
19 53 (7.85%) MVC
20 52 (7.70%) JavaScript
21 51 (7.56%) Mentoring
22 50 (7.41%) SDLC
22 50 (7.41%) Spring
23 49 (7.26%) HTML5
24 46 (6.81%) Data Modelling
25 45 (6.67%) SOA

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 24 (3.56%) SharePoint
2 23 (3.41%) WebSphere
3 22 (3.26%) JBoss
4 20 (2.96%) Confluence
5 17 (2.52%) WebLogic
6 15 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
6 15 (2.22%) Node.js
7 13 (1.93%) CMS
8 11 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 10 (1.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 10 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
9 10 (1.48%) IIS
10 9 (1.33%) Apache
11 7 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.89%) Jetty
12 6 (0.89%) MS Exchange
13 5 (0.74%) Mule
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
14 4 (0.59%) Skype for Business
15 3 (0.44%) nginx
Applications
1 34 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.07%) MS Office
3 5 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (0.74%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.44%) MS Project
5 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 8 (1.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 5 (0.74%) PeopleSoft HCM
5 3 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.44%) Magento
5 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.30%) Adobe Campaign
6 2 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.30%) Oracle CRM
6 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft CRM
6 2 (0.30%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.30%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.30%) Unica
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 20 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (2.22%) Office 365
3 10 (1.48%) SaaS
4 9 (1.33%) Google Analytics
5 5 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.74%) SuccessFactors
6 4 (0.59%) Oracle CX
7 2 (0.30%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.30%) Responsys
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) GitHub
8 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.15%) Heroku
8 1 (0.15%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (1.78%) DNS
1 12 (1.78%) Internet
2 11 (1.63%) SSL
3 10 (1.48%) DHCP
4 7 (1.04%) TCP/IP
4 7 (1.04%) VPN
5 6 (0.89%) Firewall
5 6 (0.89%) Intranet
5 6 (0.89%) LAN
6 5 (0.74%) MPLS
6 5 (0.74%) Radio Access Network
6 5 (0.74%) SAN
6 5 (0.74%) WAN
7 4 (0.59%) MVNO
7 4 (0.59%) Skype
7 4 (0.59%) Value-Added Service
8 3 (0.44%) HTTP
8 3 (0.44%) HTTPS
8 3 (0.44%) IPsec
8 3 (0.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.04%) Relational Database
3 30 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.26%) MySQL
5 21 (3.11%) RDBMS
6 18 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 16 (2.37%) MongoDB
8 14 (2.07%) NoSQL
9 12 (1.78%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (1.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.04%) QlikView
13 6 (0.89%) DB2
13 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.74%) Big Data
14 5 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 34 (5.04%) JIRA
2 31 (4.59%) Maven
3 28 (4.15%) Git (software)
4 20 (2.96%) Jenkins
5 19 (2.81%) Cucumber
5 19 (2.81%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (2.67%) JUnit
7 14 (2.07%) Subversion
8 12 (1.78%) Visual Studio
9 11 (1.63%) Selenium
10 8 (1.19%) Gradle
11 7 (1.04%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.04%) Mockito
11 7 (1.04%) PeopleTools
12 6 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (0.74%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.74%) Capybara
13 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.59%) JBehave
15 3 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
General
1 106 (15.70%) Finance
2 33 (4.89%) Retail
3 28 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 24 (3.56%) Banking
5 18 (2.67%) Manufacturing
6 17 (2.52%) Marketing
7 12 (1.78%) Front Office
8 11 (1.63%) Law
9 9 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.04%) Back Office
11 5 (0.74%) Billing
11 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.74%) Games
12 4 (0.59%) Advertising
12 4 (0.59%) Electronics
12 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.30%) French Language
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (13.19%) .NET
2 79 (11.70%) HTML
3 65 (9.63%) XML
4 61 (9.04%) CSS
4 61 (9.04%) Web Services
5 50 (7.41%) Spring
6 49 (7.26%) HTML5
7 44 (6.52%) RESTful
8 35 (5.19%) ASP.NET
9 34 (5.04%) REST
10 31 (4.59%) jQuery
11 29 (4.30%) JSON
12 28 (4.15%) AngularJS
13 27 (4.00%) CSS3
14 25 (3.70%) Middleware
15 22 (3.26%) Hibernate
15 22 (3.26%) J2EE
16 21 (3.11%) JSP
17 19 (2.81%) .NET Framework
17 19 (2.81%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 45 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (3.56%) Computer Science
3 23 (3.41%) User Experience
4 22 (3.26%) Data Centre
5 20 (2.96%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (1.93%) PKI
8 11 (1.63%) Mobile App
9 10 (1.48%) Data Integration
10 8 (1.19%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.19%) iPad
10 8 (1.19%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
11 7 (1.04%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.04%) Statistics
12 5 (0.74%) Equities
12 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.74%) NHS
12 5 (0.74%) Private Cloud
12 5 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 96 (14.22%) Linux
2 64 (9.48%) Windows
3 38 (5.63%) Unix
4 15 (2.22%) Windows Server
5 12 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.19%) Windows 10
8 7 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.89%) Android
9 6 (0.89%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.44%) AIX
11 3 (0.44%) CentOS
11 3 (0.44%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.44%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.30%) Solaris
12 2 (0.30%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.15%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (29.78%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (12.15%) Scrum
3 76 (11.26%) TDD
4 62 (9.19%) Stakeholder Management
5 58 (8.59%) Migration
6 54 (8.00%) ITIL
7 53 (7.85%) MVC
8 51 (7.56%) Mentoring
9 50 (7.41%) SDLC
10 46 (6.81%) Data Modelling
11 45 (6.67%) SOA
12 44 (6.52%) Microservices
12 44 (6.52%) Open Source
13 39 (5.78%) Change Management
13 39 (5.78%) E-Commerce
14 38 (5.63%) Project Management
15 37 (5.48%) Continuous Integration
16 33 (4.89%) Business Intelligence
17 31 (4.59%) CRM
18 30 (4.44%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 192 (28.44%) Java
2 86 (12.74%) SQL
3 69 (10.22%) C#
4 52 (7.70%) JavaScript
5 24 (3.56%) Python
6 22 (3.26%) Ruby
7 15 (2.22%) Perl
8 14 (2.07%) PowerShell
9 13 (1.93%) C++
10 12 (1.78%) Scala
11 11 (1.63%) T-SQL
11 11 (1.63%) VB.NET
12 10 (1.48%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.19%) VB
14 7 (1.04%) PHP
14 7 (1.04%) PL/SQL
15 6 (0.89%) COBOL
16 5 (0.74%) Groovy
16 5 (0.74%) PeopleCode
16 5 (0.74%) SQR
Qualifications
1 76 (11.26%) Security Cleared
2 62 (9.19%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.48%) Degree
4 6 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 4 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (0.59%) MCSE
6 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.44%) CCA
7 3 (0.44%) CCIE
7 3 (0.44%) CCNA
7 3 (0.44%) CCNP
7 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.30%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.15%) CISMP
9 1 (0.15%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.15%) MCITP
9 1 (0.15%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.52%) QA
2 15 (2.22%) SLA
3 7 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.04%) MiFID
4 6 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.59%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.44%) WCAG
7 2 (0.30%) GLP
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.30%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
8 1 (0.15%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 22 (3.26%) Docker
3 18 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
5 5 (0.74%) ISA Server
5 5 (0.74%) Varnish
5 5 (0.74%) vSphere
5 5 (0.74%) XenApp
6 3 (0.44%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.15%) Firmware
8 1 (0.15%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.15%) Kamailio
8 1 (0.15%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) vCloud
8 1 (0.15%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (3.70%) Puppet
2 6 (0.89%) SCCM
3 5 (0.74%) HP UCMDB
3 5 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.74%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.44%) AppDNA
4 3 (0.44%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (0.44%) SCSM
5 2 (0.30%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) CloudHub
5 2 (0.30%) SCOrch
5 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
5 2 (0.30%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.15%) Control-M
6 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.15%) Netcool
6 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.15%) vMotion
Vendors
1 117 (17.33%) Oracle
2 82 (12.15%) Microsoft
3 29 (4.30%) VMware
4 24 (3.56%) SAP
5 23 (3.41%) HP
5 23 (3.41%) IBM
6 22 (3.26%) Teradata
7 20 (2.96%) Cisco
8 19 (2.81%) MuleSoft
9 16 (2.37%) Guidewire
9 16 (2.37%) PeopleSoft
10 13 (1.93%) ServiceNow
11 12 (1.78%) Adobe
11 12 (1.78%) Citrix
11 12 (1.78%) hybris
12 11 (1.63%) Ab Initio
13 10 (1.48%) BMC
13 10 (1.48%) Google
13 10 (1.48%) Salesforce.com
14 8 (1.19%) Siebel
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Recruit121
Rate: £500+ per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Suffolk County Council
Rate: From £35,493 to £46,533 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Annapurna HR
Posted: 21 days ago