The table below looks at the statistics for the Technical Leader role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Technical Lead
Rank 112 109 94
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 7 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.38% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.42% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
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£450 £373 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.80% -18.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £240 £379
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £663 £531
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £463
% change year-on-year
- -8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £35.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2225 2132 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 90.99% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1093 750
Average daily rate £363 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 194 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leader in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Leader Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Leader across the West Midlands region.

Technical Leader Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Leader across the West Midlands region.

Technical Leader Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Technical Leader
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 July 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
Birmingham -5 5 £450 -7.21% 2
Herefordshire - 1 - -
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Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (13.33%) Lync
4 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Logistics
4 2 (13.33%) MCTS
4 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (13.33%) DataPower
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) X++
4 2 (13.33%) Finance
4 2 (13.33%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) OOP
4 2 (13.33%) MCSA
4 2 (13.33%) SharePoint

Technical Leader
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (20.00%) WebSphere
1 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (13.33%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Mule
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) Mule ESB
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Unified Communications
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) XML
2 1 (6.67%) TopLink
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) WPF
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) DataPower
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) OOP
1 2 (13.33%) ERP
1 2 (13.33%) Scrum
1 2 (13.33%) Logistics
1 2 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (6.67%) DevOps
2 1 (6.67%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) TDD
2 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Data Modelling
2 1 (6.67%) ETL
2 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) X++
3 1 (6.67%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) MCP
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Informatica
3 1 (6.67%) Talend
3 1 (6.67%) SnapLogic
3 1 (6.67%) MuleSoft
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