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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 168 169 190
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 40 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.68% 0.52% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.56% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 22 28
Average daily rate
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£600 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £377 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £648 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
5406 5340 6577
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.33% 92.01% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4192 3896 4823
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £257 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 89 172
Average hourly rate £17.98 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £12.00 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.11 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) TDD
3 24 (36.92%) C#
4 23 (35.38%) Finance
5 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
6 21 (32.31%) Java
7 20 (30.77%) HTML
7 20 (30.77%) BDD
8 18 (27.69%) .NET
8 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
9 15 (23.08%) MVC
10 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
10 14 (21.54%) WPF
11 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
11 13 (20.00%) CSS
11 13 (20.00%) SQL
11 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
12 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
13 11 (16.92%) Selenium
13 11 (16.92%) Web Services
14 10 (15.38%) MS Office
14 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
15 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
15 9 (13.85%) REST
15 9 (13.85%) SpecFlow
15 9 (13.85%) Bloomberg
15 9 (13.85%) Scrum
16 8 (12.31%) Banking
16 8 (12.31%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (4.62%) Drupal
1 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 1 (1.54%) Kentico
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Jetty
3 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
3 1 (1.54%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.54%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) MS Office
2 6 (9.23%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) Internet
2 1 (1.54%) DSL
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (33.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (18.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (12.31%) MySQL
4 4 (6.15%) Relational Database
4 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.62%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.08%) SQLite
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.54%) Triplestore
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.54%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 11 (16.92%) Selenium
2 9 (13.85%) WebDriver
2 9 (13.85%) SpecFlow
3 4 (6.15%) Mockito
3 4 (6.15%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.15%) Maven
4 3 (4.62%) Subversion
4 3 (4.62%) Grunt
5 2 (3.08%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.08%) JIRA
5 2 (3.08%) JUnit
5 2 (3.08%) JBehave
6 1 (1.54%) Xcode
General
1 23 (35.38%) Finance
2 8 (12.31%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Investment Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Front Office
4 2 (3.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.08%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Back Office
5 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.54%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.77%) HTML
2 18 (27.69%) .NET
3 14 (21.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (21.54%) WPF
4 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 13 (20.00%) CSS
4 13 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 11 (16.92%) Web Services
6 9 (13.85%) REST
7 8 (12.31%) jQuery
8 5 (7.69%) SOAP
8 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
9 4 (6.15%) RESTful
9 4 (6.15%) WCF
9 4 (6.15%) HTML5
9 4 (6.15%) JSP
9 4 (6.15%) Spring
9 4 (6.15%) JMS
10 3 (4.62%) Ajax
10 3 (4.62%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) User Experience
2 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
3 2 (3.08%) Mathematics
3 2 (3.08%) Physics
3 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.08%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.54%) iPhone
4 1 (1.54%) Semantic Web
4 1 (1.54%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Statistics
4 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 6 (9.23%) Linux
1 6 (9.23%) Android
1 6 (9.23%) Apple iOS
2 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
3 2 (3.08%) Windows
4 1 (1.54%) Solaris
4 1 (1.54%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (58.46%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (44.62%) TDD
3 20 (30.77%) BDD
4 15 (23.08%) MVC
5 12 (18.46%) Mentoring
6 10 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (13.85%) Scrum
8 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.23%) E-Commerce
9 6 (9.23%) Project Management
10 5 (7.69%) Web Development
10 5 (7.69%) SDLC
10 5 (7.69%) Android Development
10 5 (7.69%) DevOps
11 4 (6.15%) Agile Project Management
11 4 (6.15%) API Design
11 4 (6.15%) Unit Testing
12 3 (4.62%) Automated Testing
12 3 (4.62%) System Testing
12 3 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.92%) C#
2 21 (32.31%) Java
3 18 (27.69%) JavaScript
4 13 (20.00%) SQL
5 5 (7.69%) PHP
6 3 (4.62%) F#
6 3 (4.62%) Scala
7 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
7 2 (3.08%) Ruby
7 2 (3.08%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Python
8 1 (1.54%) Fortran
8 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.54%) Erlang
8 1 (1.54%) C++
8 1 (1.54%) Apple Swift
8 1 (1.54%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 2 (3.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) Ansible
Vendors
1 9 (13.85%) Bloomberg
2 6 (9.23%) Oracle
3 2 (3.08%) Adobe
4 1 (1.54%) Informatica
4 1 (1.54%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.54%) Perforce
4 1 (1.54%) FatWire
4 1 (1.54%) Endeca
4 1 (1.54%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.54%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.54%) hybris
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago