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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 61 60 53
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.15% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.16% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£500 - £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £435
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
Lead Developer
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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
703 607 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.90% 91.97% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 382 349
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 6 (85.71%) C#
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
1 6 (85.71%) CRM
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Advertising
3 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) ETL
4 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (14.29%) Cognos
4 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 4 (57.14%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos Framework Manager
General
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) .NET
2 4 (57.14%) WCF
2 4 (57.14%) jQuery
2 4 (57.14%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) CRM
2 4 (57.14%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) ETL
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (14.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Cognos