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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 134 168 188
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 23 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.66% 0.59% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.62% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 12
Average daily rate £625 £520 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% +22.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £358 £357
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -
Lead Developer
London

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
3313 5358 5910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 94.90% 95.63% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2682 4077 4318
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £276 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 82 85
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.95% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £28.95 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 2016.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 (60.53%) Java
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (52.63%) Finance
4 19 (50.00%) TDD
5 16 (42.11%) SQL
6 14 (36.84%) Scrum
6 14 (36.84%) Spring
7 13 (34.21%) Oracle
8 10 (26.32%) Banking
8 10 (26.32%) BDD
9 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
9 9 (23.68%) Pair Programming
9 9 (23.68%) jQuery
9 9 (23.68%) PL/SQL
10 8 (21.05%) HTML
10 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 8 (21.05%) CSS
10 8 (21.05%) XSLT
10 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
10 8 (21.05%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (21.05%) Investment Banking
10 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
11 7 (18.42%) Web Development
12 6 (15.79%) JSON
12 6 (15.79%) Ajax
12 6 (15.79%) Linux
13 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
13 5 (13.16%) RESTful
13 5 (13.16%) Front End Development
13 5 (13.16%) HTML5

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (21.05%) Oracle Coherence
2 3 (7.89%) CMS
3 2 (5.26%) Apache
3 2 (5.26%) Drupal
3 2 (5.26%) SAS
4 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.26%) ION MarketView
2 1 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) Oracle Database
2 8 (21.05%) Oracle Database 10g
2 8 (21.05%) Relational Database
3 5 (13.16%) SQL Server
4 4 (10.53%) MySQL
4 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (7.89%) DB2
5 3 (7.89%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.26%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (2.63%) Big Data
7 1 (2.63%) MS Access
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Grunt
1 2 (5.26%) gulp
1 2 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (2.63%) Ant
2 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (2.63%) Geb
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) Gradle
2 1 (2.63%) IntelliJ
2 1 (2.63%) JDeveloper
2 1 (2.63%) JUnit
2 1 (2.63%) Selenium
2 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.63%) Spock
2 1 (2.63%) Subversion
2 1 (2.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 20 (52.63%) Finance
2 10 (26.32%) Banking
3 8 (21.05%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Front Office
4 2 (5.26%) Publishing
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Electronics
5 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.63%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (36.84%) Spring
2 9 (23.68%) jQuery
3 8 (21.05%) CSS
3 8 (21.05%) HTML
3 8 (21.05%) XSLT
4 6 (15.79%) Ajax
4 6 (15.79%) JSON
5 5 (13.16%) CSS3
5 5 (13.16%) HTML5
5 5 (13.16%) RESTful
5 5 (13.16%) Sass
6 4 (10.53%) .NET
6 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.53%) J2EE
6 4 (10.53%) REST
7 3 (7.89%) Hibernate
7 3 (7.89%) Middleware
7 3 (7.89%) XML
7 3 (7.89%) XSD
7 3 (7.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
2 3 (7.89%) Fintech
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Derivative
3 2 (5.26%) Credit Risk
3 2 (5.26%) Derivative
3 2 (5.26%) Fixed Income
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.79%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
3 1 (2.63%) AIX
3 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (50.00%) TDD
3 14 (36.84%) Scrum
4 10 (26.32%) BDD
5 9 (23.68%) Pair Programming
6 7 (18.42%) Web Development
7 5 (13.16%) Front End Development
8 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (7.89%) Data Modelling
9 3 (7.89%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (7.89%) MVC
9 3 (7.89%) Open Source
10 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
10 2 (5.26%) Kanban
10 2 (5.26%) Low Latency
10 2 (5.26%) Microservices
10 2 (5.26%) Performance Optimisation
10 2 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
10 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (5.26%) Straight-Through Processing
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Java
2 16 (42.11%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) PL/SQL
4 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Python
5 4 (10.53%) Scala
6 3 (7.89%) Perl
7 2 (5.26%) PHP
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Groovy
8 1 (2.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) Degree
1 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.63%) Docker
1 1 (2.63%) LXC
Vendors
1 13 (34.21%) Oracle
2 2 (5.26%) ION Trading
2 2 (5.26%) Twitter
3 1 (2.63%) hybris
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (2.63%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.63%) Teradata
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