The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Technical Leader featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Technical Lead
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 1 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.042% 0.37% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.045% 0.39% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Median daily rate £513 £385 £605
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.11% -36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £50.00 -

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
2216 2306 1978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.94% 94.51% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1346 1257 1133
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £235 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £510 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 98 166
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.94% +13.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £24.40 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Technical Leader
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Technical Leader in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Technical Leader in the job title.

1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Coaching
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Java
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 3 (17.65%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Scrum
3 3 (17.65%) Fujitsu
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (11.76%) QA
4 2 (11.76%) Wiki
4 2 (11.76%) Spring
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (11.76%) Line Management
4 2 (11.76%) User Experience
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) .NET
4 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 2 (11.76%) Intranet
5 1 (5.88%) Middleware
5 1 (5.88%) SAP
5 1 (5.88%) Unix
5 1 (5.88%) MCSE
5 1 (5.88%) MCSA

Technical Leader Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Confluence
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Intranet
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (5.88%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) IPv4
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) Spring
2 1 (5.88%) .NET Framework
2 1 (5.88%) Django
2 1 (5.88%) HTML
2 1 (5.88%) HTML5
2 1 (5.88%) JSON
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) Play Framework
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) User Experience
1 2 (11.76%) Wiki
2 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
2 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.88%) IVR
2 1 (5.88%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Linux
2 2 (11.76%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) Ubuntu
3 1 (5.88%) Unix
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Coaching
2 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
2 3 (17.65%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) Scrum
2 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) CRM
4 1 (5.88%) Data Migration
4 1 (5.88%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Microservices
4 1 (5.88%) Open Source
4 1 (5.88%) Software Architecture
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Java
2 1 (5.88%) C#
2 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
2 1 (5.88%) Python
2 1 (5.88%) Ruby
2 1 (5.88%) Scala
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) CCNP
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) MCSE
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 3 (17.65%) Fujitsu
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix
3 1 (5.88%) Juniper
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle
3 1 (5.88%) SAP
3 1 (5.88%) VMware