The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 21 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 50 - 51
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 5 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.98% - 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% - 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 4
Average daily rate
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£438 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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 Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
476 357 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.52% 95.45% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 159 195
Average daily rate £370 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 104
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% -8.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the Cambridge region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) OO
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Kanban
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (20.00%) J2EE
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Web Services
4 1 (20.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Solaris
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) UML
4 1 (20.00%) OOP
4 1 (20.00%) JBoss
4 1 (20.00%) Apache
4 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 1 (20.00%) J2SE

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) RDBMS
1 2 (40.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (20.00%) Maven
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) J2EE
1 1 (20.00%) CSS
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) J2SE
1 1 (20.00%) Spring
1 1 (20.00%) Dojo
1 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) UNIX
1 1 (20.00%) Solaris
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OOP
3 1 (20.00%) Feature Driven Development
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) JBoss
2 1 (20.00%) Sun
2 1 (20.00%) Atlassian