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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 82 75 65
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.28% 0.25% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Average daily rate
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£425 £275 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+54.54% -50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £25.28
% change year-on-year
+32.53% +64.16%
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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
1377 1110 940
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.56% 91.81% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 749 571 457
Average daily rate £388 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 23 25
Average hourly rate £12.42 £17.00 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.94% +11.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.00 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
2 7 (46.67%) SOAP
2 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) JSON
4 5 (33.33%) RESTful
4 5 (33.33%) CSS
4 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 5 (33.33%) XML
4 5 (33.33%) HTML
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 5 (33.33%) Finance
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 4 (26.67%) SOA
5 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
5 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 4 (26.67%) IIS
5 4 (26.67%) Java
5 4 (26.67%) Lync
5 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 4 (26.67%) QA
5 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (26.67%) Coaching
5 4 (26.67%) User Experience
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) Markit EDM
6 3 (20.00%) TDD

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (26.67%) IIS
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
1 4 (26.67%) Lync
1 4 (26.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Eclipse
2 2 (13.33%) JProfiler
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) SOAP
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
1 7 (46.67%) ASP.NET
2 5 (33.33%) CSS
2 5 (33.33%) HTML
2 5 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (33.33%) JSON
2 5 (33.33%) RESTful
3 3 (20.00%) HTML5
4 2 (13.33%) REST
4 2 (13.33%) JPA
4 2 (13.33%) Apache CXF
4 2 (13.33%) JAAS
4 2 (13.33%) Hibernate
4 2 (13.33%) Java EE
5 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
5 1 (6.67%) Ext JS
5 1 (6.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) User Experience
2 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) RIA
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.67%) Linux
1 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) SOA
2 4 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (26.67%) Coaching
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Management
3 3 (20.00%) TDD
3 3 (20.00%) Data Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
4 1 (6.67%) Refactoring
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
4 1 (6.67%) Web Accessibility
4 1 (6.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
4 1 (6.67%) Dependency Management
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 7 (46.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) Java
3 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (20.00%) C#
4 3 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (20.00%) GoldenSource