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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 171 193 197
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 28 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.47% 0.33% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 15
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£475 £538 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% +19.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £407 £418
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £660 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £435
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
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 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
5432 6713 7230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.08% 92.61% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4902 5241
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £277 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 148 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.01 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.35 £32.75 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 20 (43.48%) HTML
2 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 16 (34.78%) Java
4 13 (28.26%) HTML5
4 13 (28.26%) REST
5 11 (23.91%) .NET
5 11 (23.91%) CSS
5 11 (23.91%) Finance
5 11 (23.91%) TDD
6 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (21.74%) Scrum
6 10 (21.74%) Web Services
6 10 (21.74%) XML
6 10 (21.74%) C#
7 9 (19.57%) OO
7 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
7 9 (19.57%) CSS3
8 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
8 8 (17.39%) jQuery
8 8 (17.39%) Android
8 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
8 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
8 8 (17.39%) MVC
9 7 (15.22%) Project Management
9 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
9 7 (15.22%) C++
9 7 (15.22%) Subversion
9 7 (15.22%) JSON
9 7 (15.22%) QA
9 7 (15.22%) Git (software)

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 6 (13.04%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) Node.js
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) SAS
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.17%) Drupal
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.17%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.52%) VoIP
2 2 (4.35%) Multicast
2 2 (4.35%) NFC
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.17%) Intranet
3 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) MySQL
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.87%) SQLite
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) QlikView
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.35%) Spotfire
3 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
4 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Subversion
1 7 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.87%) Visual Studio
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) TeamCity
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) PHPUnit
4 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (23.91%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Banking
3 3 (6.52%) Publishing
4 2 (4.35%) Marketing
4 2 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.35%) Back Office
4 2 (4.35%) Retail
5 1 (2.17%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (43.48%) HTML
2 13 (28.26%) HTML5
2 13 (28.26%) REST
3 11 (23.91%) .NET
3 11 (23.91%) CSS
4 10 (21.74%) Web Services
4 10 (21.74%) XML
5 9 (19.57%) CSS3
6 8 (17.39%) jQuery
7 7 (15.22%) ASP.NET
7 7 (15.22%) JSON
8 6 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (13.04%) XSLT
9 5 (10.87%) Cocoa
9 5 (10.87%) RESTful
9 5 (10.87%) Cocoa Touch
10 4 (8.70%) AngularJS
10 4 (8.70%) J2EE
10 4 (8.70%) SOAP
11 3 (6.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (6.52%) Social Media
4 2 (4.35%) TWAP
4 2 (4.35%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (4.35%) Open Source
4 2 (4.35%) Mathematics
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.35%) VWAP
4 2 (4.35%) iPhone
5 1 (2.17%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.17%) Animation
5 1 (2.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 1 (2.17%) Market Risk
5 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) Apple iOS
1 8 (17.39%) Android
2 3 (6.52%) Windows
3 2 (4.35%) Linux
4 1 (2.17%) UNIX
4 1 (2.17%) Solaris
4 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) TDD
2 10 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (21.74%) Scrum
3 9 (19.57%) OO
3 9 (19.57%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
4 8 (17.39%) MVC
5 7 (15.22%) Project Management
5 7 (15.22%) Multithreading
5 7 (15.22%) BDD
6 6 (13.04%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.87%) OOP
7 5 (10.87%) Content Management
7 5 (10.87%) Android Development
8 4 (8.70%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.70%) Time Management
8 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) UML
9 3 (6.52%) TOGAF
9 3 (6.52%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
2 16 (34.78%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) C#
4 7 (15.22%) C++
5 6 (13.04%) SQL
6 5 (10.87%) PHP
6 5 (10.87%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.35%) XPath
7 2 (4.35%) C
8 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.17%) VBA
8 1 (2.17%) Groovy
8 1 (2.17%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (10.87%) Apple
2 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (6.52%) Open Text
2 3 (6.52%) RedDot
3 2 (4.35%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.17%) Sybase
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle
4 1 (2.17%) Adobe
4 1 (2.17%) TIBCO
4 1 (2.17%) ATG
4 1 (2.17%) Zend
4 1 (2.17%) GoldenSource