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 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 88 70 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 5 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.30% 0.77% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.82% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Average daily rate
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£413 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 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
1563 1102 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.98% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 597 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (25.00%) Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (25.00%) Rendezvous
3 2 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (25.00%) jQuery
3 2 (25.00%) RESTful
3 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (25.00%) Coaching
3 2 (25.00%) Node.js
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (12.50%) Markit EDM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) PowerCenter
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
1 2 (25.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (25.00%) XML
2 2 (25.00%) Rendezvous
2 2 (25.00%) JSON
2 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) RESTful
2 2 (25.00%) HTML
2 2 (25.00%) CSS
2 2 (25.00%) CSS3
3 1 (12.50%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (12.50%) SOAP
3 1 (12.50%) HTML5
3 1 (12.50%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (12.50%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Web Development
2 2 (25.00%) Refactoring
2 2 (25.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (25.00%) Dependency Management
2 2 (25.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (25.00%) Coaching
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (12.50%) ETL
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) SDLC
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile First
3 1 (12.50%) API Design
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (12.50%) Line Management
3 1 (12.50%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Java
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) QA
1 1 (12.50%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) TIBCO
2 1 (12.50%) Bloomberg
2 1 (12.50%) Informatica