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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 74 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 11 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.90% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 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
1142 1064 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 93.53% 94.33% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 625 478 423
Average daily rate £380 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 33 21
Average hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £26.40 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
2 16 (59.26%) .NET
2 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
3 13 (48.15%) XML
3 13 (48.15%) JSON
4 12 (44.44%) CSS
4 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 12 (44.44%) Finance
5 11 (40.74%) SQL
5 11 (40.74%) SOAP
5 11 (40.74%) Web Services
5 11 (40.74%) RESTful
6 10 (37.04%) HTML5
7 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
8 8 (29.63%) QA
8 8 (29.63%) C#
9 7 (25.93%) Scrum
9 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
9 7 (25.93%) IIS
9 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
9 7 (25.93%) Lync
9 7 (25.93%) Open Source
10 6 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
10 6 (22.22%) CSS3
10 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
10 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
10 6 (22.22%) Dependency Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
1 9 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 7 (25.93%) IIS
2 7 (25.93%) Lync
3 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) HTTP
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Git (software)
2 3 (11.11%) Subversion
3 2 (7.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (7.41%) CruiseControl
3 2 (7.41%) TeamCity
4 1 (3.70%) Maven
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 12 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (59.26%) .NET
1 16 (59.26%) ASP.NET
2 13 (48.15%) XML
2 13 (48.15%) JSON
3 12 (44.44%) CSS
3 12 (44.44%) HTML
4 11 (40.74%) SOAP
4 11 (40.74%) Web Services
4 11 (40.74%) RESTful
5 10 (37.04%) HTML5
6 6 (22.22%) CSS3
7 2 (7.41%) jQuery
8 1 (3.70%) Ext JS
8 1 (3.70%) .NET Framework
8 1 (3.70%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) FMCG
3 1 (3.70%) RIA
3 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (22.22%) Mac OS X
1 6 (22.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Scrum
1 7 (25.93%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (22.22%) Web Accessibility
2 6 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 6 (22.22%) Responsive Web Design
2 6 (22.22%) Dependency Management
2 6 (22.22%) Web Development
2 6 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (18.52%) Project Management
3 5 (18.52%) Investment Management
3 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
4 3 (11.11%) Release Management
4 3 (11.11%) Refactoring
4 3 (11.11%) Enterprise Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Data Management
4 3 (11.11%) Business Transformation
5 2 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.41%) TDD
5 2 (7.41%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 19 (70.37%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) SQL
3 8 (29.63%) C#
4 7 (25.93%) PowerShell
5 3 (11.11%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.70%) Java
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (29.63%) QA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.11%) GoldenSource
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle