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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 135 172 178
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 15 27 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.48% 0.53% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.55% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 20 17
Average daily rate £463 £450 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £373 £440
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £685 £627
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
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
3006 4882 5549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.43% 95.02% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2364 3744 3993
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £610 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 84 90
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.01 £30.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 16 (44.44%) TDD
2 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (36.11%) Java
5 12 (33.33%) HTML
6 10 (27.78%) Finance
7 9 (25.00%) Oracle
8 8 (22.22%) CSS
8 8 (22.22%) Linux
8 8 (22.22%) Web Development
8 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (22.22%) RESTful
8 8 (22.22%) BDD
9 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
9 7 (19.44%) MySQL
9 7 (19.44%) C#
9 7 (19.44%) Scrum
10 6 (16.67%) PHP
10 6 (16.67%) SQL
10 6 (16.67%) XML
10 6 (16.67%) jQuery
10 6 (16.67%) Spring
10 6 (16.67%) HTML5
11 5 (13.89%) Banking
11 5 (13.89%) Unix
11 5 (13.89%) .NET
12 4 (11.11%) J2EE
12 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
12 4 (11.11%) Perl
12 4 (11.11%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Drupal
3 2 (5.56%) CMS
3 2 (5.56%) SAS
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.78%) Jetty
4 1 (2.78%) Node.js
4 1 (2.78%) NServiceBus
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (2.78%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.78%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.78%) GitHub
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) MySQL
1 7 (19.44%) Relational Database
2 4 (11.11%) NoSQL
2 4 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 3 (8.33%) DB2
3 3 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (5.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) Infinispan
5 1 (2.78%) KDB
5 1 (2.78%) QlikView
5 1 (2.78%) Redis
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.56%) Gradle
2 2 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (2.78%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.78%) Geb
3 1 (2.78%) Grunt
3 1 (2.78%) gulp
3 1 (2.78%) IntelliJ
3 1 (2.78%) JDeveloper
3 1 (2.78%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.78%) JUnit
3 1 (2.78%) Maven
3 1 (2.78%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) SoapUI
3 1 (2.78%) Spock
3 1 (2.78%) Xcode
General
1 10 (27.78%) Finance
2 5 (13.89%) Banking
3 4 (11.11%) Marketing
4 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.56%) Publishing
4 2 (5.56%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.78%) Advertising
5 1 (2.78%) Electronics
5 1 (2.78%) Games
5 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) HTML
2 8 (22.22%) CSS
2 8 (22.22%) RESTful
3 6 (16.67%) HTML5
3 6 (16.67%) jQuery
3 6 (16.67%) Spring
3 6 (16.67%) XML
4 5 (13.89%) .NET
5 4 (11.11%) AngularJS
5 4 (11.11%) CSS3
5 4 (11.11%) Hibernate
5 4 (11.11%) J2EE
5 4 (11.11%) JSON
5 4 (11.11%) REST
5 4 (11.11%) WCF
5 4 (11.11%) WPF
6 3 (8.33%) Ajax
6 3 (8.33%) LAMP
6 3 (8.33%) Middleware
6 3 (8.33%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (8.33%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.56%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.78%) Blog
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Derivative
4 1 (2.78%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 8 (22.22%) Linux
2 5 (13.89%) Unix
3 3 (8.33%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (2.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) TDD
2 14 (38.89%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (22.22%) BDD
3 8 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (22.22%) Web Development
4 7 (19.44%) Scrum
5 4 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (8.33%) Kanban
6 3 (8.33%) Line Management
6 3 (8.33%) Microservices
6 3 (8.33%) Open Source
6 3 (8.33%) Pair Programming
6 3 (8.33%) Unit Testing
6 3 (8.33%) Workflow
7 2 (5.56%) CRM
7 2 (5.56%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 2 (5.56%) MVC
7 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (41.67%) JavaScript
2 13 (36.11%) Java
3 7 (19.44%) C#
4 6 (16.67%) PHP
4 6 (16.67%) SQL
5 4 (11.11%) Perl
6 2 (5.56%) PL/SQL
6 2 (5.56%) Python
7 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
7 1 (2.78%) C++
7 1 (2.78%) Groovy
7 1 (2.78%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
7 1 (2.78%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (8.33%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.78%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) Mesos
Vendors
1 9 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (2.78%) Google
2 1 (2.78%) hybris
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.78%) SAP
2 1 (2.78%) Sybase
2 1 (2.78%) Twitter
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