The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 181 198 190
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 21 26 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.35% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.39% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 21
Average daily rate
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£475 £525 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £395 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £650 £638
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.78
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +110.91%
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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5515 6745 6898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.86% 92.52% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4132 4902 5027
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 141 163
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.82% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.82 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (40.38%) HTML
3 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
4 16 (30.77%) Java
5 15 (28.85%) TDD
5 15 (28.85%) REST
6 14 (26.92%) HTML5
6 14 (26.92%) MVC
7 13 (25.00%) Finance
8 12 (23.08%) Scrum
8 12 (23.08%) C#
8 12 (23.08%) Web Services
9 11 (21.15%) XML
9 11 (21.15%) CSS
9 11 (21.15%) jQuery
10 10 (19.23%) .NET
10 10 (19.23%) OO
11 9 (17.31%) E-Commerce
11 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
11 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
11 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
11 9 (17.31%) CSS3
11 9 (17.31%) iOS Development
12 8 (15.38%) BDD
12 8 (15.38%) JSON
12 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
12 8 (15.38%) Project Management
12 8 (15.38%) Subversion
13 7 (13.46%) CMS
13 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 7 (13.46%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) JBoss
2 2 (3.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.92%) SAS
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (1.92%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.77%) VoIP
2 2 (3.85%) HTTP
2 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.85%) NFC
2 2 (3.85%) Multicast
2 2 (3.85%) Bluetooth
3 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.92%) Intranet
3 1 (1.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQLite
3 4 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (7.69%) MySQL
3 4 (7.69%) QlikView
4 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.85%) Spotfire
5 2 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.92%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.92%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (17.31%) Git (software)
2 8 (15.38%) Subversion
3 7 (13.46%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.77%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.85%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.92%) Maven
6 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.92%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.92%) Xcode
6 1 (1.92%) NUnit
6 1 (1.92%) JUnit
6 1 (1.92%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.92%) Hudson
6 1 (1.92%) Redmine
6 1 (1.92%) Jasmine
General
1 13 (25.00%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.85%) Marketing
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
4 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Law
4 1 (1.92%) Publishing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (40.38%) HTML
2 15 (28.85%) REST
3 14 (26.92%) HTML5
4 12 (23.08%) Web Services
5 11 (21.15%) XML
5 11 (21.15%) CSS
5 11 (21.15%) jQuery
6 10 (19.23%) .NET
7 9 (17.31%) CSS3
8 8 (15.38%) ASP.NET
8 8 (15.38%) JSON
9 7 (13.46%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (11.54%) RESTful
10 6 (11.54%) XSLT
11 5 (9.62%) SOAP
11 5 (9.62%) Cocoa
11 5 (9.62%) Ajax
11 5 (9.62%) Cocoa Touch
12 4 (7.69%) ASP.NET MVC 4
12 4 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.77%) Social Media
4 2 (3.85%) iPhone
4 2 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.85%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (3.85%) User Experience
4 2 (3.85%) Mathematics
4 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.85%) VWAP
4 2 (3.85%) TWAP
5 1 (1.92%) Market Risk
5 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.92%) Life Science
5 1 (1.92%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.92%) Animation
5 1 (1.92%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (17.31%) Apple iOS
2 7 (13.46%) Android
3 4 (7.69%) Windows
4 3 (5.77%) Linux
5 2 (3.85%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.92%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (28.85%) TDD
3 14 (26.92%) MVC
4 12 (23.08%) Scrum
5 10 (19.23%) OO
6 9 (17.31%) E-Commerce
6 9 (17.31%) iOS Development
7 8 (15.38%) BDD
7 8 (15.38%) Project Management
8 7 (13.46%) Multithreading
9 6 (11.54%) OOP
10 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
10 5 (9.62%) Content Management
10 5 (9.62%) Analytics
10 5 (9.62%) Mentoring
11 4 (7.69%) Android Development
11 4 (7.69%) Time Management
11 4 (7.69%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.69%) Web Development
11 4 (7.69%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (34.62%) JavaScript
2 16 (30.77%) Java
3 12 (23.08%) C#
4 7 (13.46%) SQL
5 6 (11.54%) C++
6 5 (9.62%) PHP
6 5 (9.62%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.85%) XPath
7 2 (3.85%) C
8 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.92%) VBA
8 1 (1.92%) Python
8 1 (1.92%) PHP5
8 1 (1.92%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (3.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.46%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.62%) Apple
3 3 (5.77%) Open Text
3 3 (5.77%) RedDot
3 3 (5.77%) Oracle
4 2 (3.85%) TIBCO
4 2 (3.85%) Zend
4 2 (3.85%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.85%) Tableau
5 1 (1.92%) Demandware
5 1 (1.92%) hybris
5 1 (1.92%) ATG
5 1 (1.92%) GoldenSource
5 1 (1.92%) Sybase
5 1 (1.92%) Adobe
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago