The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Lead
Rank 109 100 94
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Leader 6 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.25% 0.20% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
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£300 £455 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.06% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £379 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £531 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £53.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.46%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2212 1802 2054
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.73% 91.52% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1134 873 966
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 185 128 134
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.00 £36.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Technical Leader
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Technical Leader across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Technical Leader Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 July 2014. 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 4 £300 -34.06% 1
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
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Technical Leader
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (35.71%) Oracle
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) MSI
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
3 3 (21.43%) Sybase
3 3 (21.43%) Front Office
3 3 (21.43%) Finance
3 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
3 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 2 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) .NET
4 2 (14.29%) BCP
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
4 2 (14.29%) MS Office
4 2 (14.29%) Project Management
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Release Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MSI
2 1 (7.14%) NUnit
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (7.14%) FxCop
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 3 (21.43%) Front Office
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
1 3 (21.43%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) WCF
2 1 (7.14%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
2 1 (7.14%) CSS
2 1 (7.14%) XSL
2 1 (7.14%) XSLT
2 1 (7.14%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) UNIX
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Vista
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Problem Management
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 2 (14.29%) BCP
2 2 (14.29%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Release Management
2 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (7.14%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
1 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
1 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Sybase