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 28 May 2015 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 184 190 168
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 16 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.29% 0.34% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.37% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 31
Average daily rate
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£545 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £371 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £563 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.22
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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
5137 5651 6018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.51% 92.31% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3929 4239 4446
Average daily rate £450 £441 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.98% -1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £273 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 76 138
Average hourly rate £19.72 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.65% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £45.74 £127.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015, 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 18 (45.00%) HTML
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (40.00%) C#
2 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 15 (37.50%) Java
4 13 (32.50%) TDD
5 11 (27.50%) .NET
5 11 (27.50%) CSS
6 10 (25.00%) Finance
6 10 (25.00%) BDD
7 9 (22.50%) SQL
8 8 (20.00%) jQuery
8 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (20.00%) MySQL
8 8 (20.00%) Scrum
9 7 (17.50%) REST
10 6 (15.00%) MVC
10 6 (15.00%) PHP
10 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
11 5 (12.50%) Linux
11 5 (12.50%) Web Services
11 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
11 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (12.50%) HTML5
12 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
12 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
12 4 (10.00%) RESTful
12 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
12 4 (10.00%) Banking

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 3 (7.50%) Drupal
2 2 (5.00%) Confluence
2 2 (5.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (5.00%) Kentico
2 2 (5.00%) Umbraco
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (5.00%) CMS
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) Bluetooth
2 1 (2.50%) HTTP
2 1 (2.50%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
2 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) PowerCenter
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.50%) QlikView
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.50%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) SQLite
4 1 (2.50%) Triplestore
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.50%) Grunt
1 3 (7.50%) Mockito
2 2 (5.00%) JBehave
2 2 (5.00%) JIRA
2 2 (5.00%) Selenium
2 2 (5.00%) Maven
3 1 (2.50%) JUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.50%) Xcode
3 1 (2.50%) NUnit
3 1 (2.50%) Subversion
3 1 (2.50%) Fiddler
3 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.50%) Appium
3 1 (2.50%) MSTest
3 1 (2.50%) Moq
General
1 10 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Advertising
3 3 (7.50%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (5.00%) Games
5 1 (2.50%) Front Office
5 1 (2.50%) Back Office
5 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (45.00%) HTML
2 11 (27.50%) .NET
2 11 (27.50%) CSS
3 8 (20.00%) jQuery
4 7 (17.50%) REST
5 5 (12.50%) Web Services
5 5 (12.50%) .NET Framework
5 5 (12.50%) HTML5
6 4 (10.00%) AngularJS
6 4 (10.00%) RESTful
6 4 (10.00%) ASP.NET
6 4 (10.00%) JSP
6 4 (10.00%) SOAP
7 3 (7.50%) JMS
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (7.50%) Entity Framework
7 3 (7.50%) Sass
7 3 (7.50%) LESS
7 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (5.00%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Mobile App
1 3 (7.50%) User Experience
2 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) Mathematics
2 1 (2.50%) Physics
2 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.50%) iPhone
2 1 (2.50%) Semantic Web
2 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
2 1 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (2.50%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.50%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (2.50%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 5 (12.50%) Linux
2 3 (7.50%) Ubuntu
2 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
3 2 (5.00%) Android
4 1 (2.50%) UNIX
4 1 (2.50%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (32.50%) TDD
3 10 (25.00%) BDD
4 8 (20.00%) Scrum
5 6 (15.00%) MVC
5 6 (15.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (10.00%) Software Engineering
7 4 (10.00%) Web Development
8 3 (7.50%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.50%) System Testing
8 3 (7.50%) Mentoring
8 3 (7.50%) SDLC
9 2 (5.00%) DevOps
9 2 (5.00%) User Stories
9 2 (5.00%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.00%) UX Design
9 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
9 2 (5.00%) Strategic Planning
9 2 (5.00%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 16 (40.00%) C#
1 16 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 15 (37.50%) Java
3 9 (22.50%) SQL
4 6 (15.00%) PHP
5 3 (7.50%) F#
6 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.50%) Python
7 1 (2.50%) Fortran
7 1 (2.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.50%) C++
7 1 (2.50%) Ruby
7 1 (2.50%) SPARQL
7 1 (2.50%) Scala
7 1 (2.50%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 1 (2.50%) Degree
1 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 4 (10.00%) Oracle
2 2 (5.00%) EPiServer
2 2 (5.00%) Sitecore
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.50%) CA
3 1 (2.50%) Informatica
3 1 (2.50%) Zend
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