The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 81 65 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 2 17 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.14% 1.34% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 1.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 15 0
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
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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 Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1361 1182 921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.48% 93.36% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 713 686 410
Average daily rate £356 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer in the job title across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Developer across the Edinburgh region.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica
1 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (33.33%) PowerCenter
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa
1 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 1 (33.33%) Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
1 1 (33.33%) Master Data Management
1 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
1 1 (33.33%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Informatica