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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 79 73 61
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.43% 0.26% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.29% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£310 - £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £414
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
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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
1320 1052 708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 95.58% 91.96% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 692 536 320
Average daily rate £390 £359 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.63% +10.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 9 20
Average hourly rate £24.00 £13.19 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.95% -2.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.10 £23.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 9 (64.29%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) C#
4 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 6 (42.86%) SOAP
4 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
6 4 (28.57%) JSON
6 4 (28.57%) QA
6 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
6 4 (28.57%) NHibernate
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) OAuth
6 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
6 4 (28.57%) RESTful
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (28.57%) Lync
6 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (28.57%) MSBuild
6 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (28.57%) OAuth2
6 4 (28.57%) Coaching
6 4 (28.57%) User Experience
6 4 (28.57%) SOA
6 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
6 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 4 (28.57%) MVC

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 4 (28.57%) Lync
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint 2013
1 4 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 4 (28.57%) IIS
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) MSBuild
1 4 (28.57%) Eclipse
1 4 (28.57%) CruiseControl
1 4 (28.57%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) .NET
1 10 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 6 (42.86%) SOAP
3 5 (35.71%) .NET Framework
4 4 (28.57%) JSON
4 4 (28.57%) NHibernate
4 4 (28.57%) OAuth
4 4 (28.57%) RESTful
4 4 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (28.57%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (28.57%) OAuth2
4 4 (28.57%) Web Services
4 4 (28.57%) XML
4 4 (28.57%) CSS
4 4 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (14.29%) JAAS
5 2 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 2 (14.29%) REST
5 2 (14.29%) HTML5
5 2 (14.29%) Apache CXF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) User Experience
2 2 (14.29%) Open Source
3 1 (7.14%) RIA
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) SOA
2 4 (28.57%) MVC
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) SQL
2 6 (42.86%) C#
2 6 (42.86%) JavaScript
3 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 4 (28.57%) Java
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft