The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Lead Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 56 59 56
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.83% 0.28% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
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 - - £32.50
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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 Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
693 650 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.25% 90.53% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 379 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Developer across the Birmingham region.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Lead Developer 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 Lead Developer in their job title.

1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
3 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Java
4 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
5 1 (14.29%) Open Source
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
5 1 (14.29%) SDLC
5 1 (14.29%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
5 1 (14.29%) X++
5 1 (14.29%) QA
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) SAS Macro
5 1 (14.29%) Computer Security

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Lead Developer 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 Lead Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SAS
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 1 (14.29%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP Cube
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) OLAP
2 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (14.29%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (14.29%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 1 (14.29%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (71.43%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
3 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) OOP
1 1 (14.29%) ERP
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MVC
1 1 (14.29%) Logistics
1 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
1 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Security
1 1 (14.29%) Data Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
1 1 (14.29%) Open Source
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 1 (14.29%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Java
3 2 (28.57%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) X++
4 1 (14.29%) SAS Macro
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft