The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 366 385 338
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 223 169 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.36% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.39% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 99 148
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £568 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £413
% change year-on-year
+9.75% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +30.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+20.87% +34.81%
Lead Developer
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in England

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the England region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +21 122 £523 +10.00% 34
South East -18 34 £518 +26.21% 23
Yorkshire +12 27 £450 +0.55% 7
East of England -1 13 £425 - 4
North West -4 10 £425 +14.86% 7
West Midlands -1 9 £381 -12.35% 6
South West -25 6 £450 -5.26% 1
North East -28 3 £440 -6.13%
East Midlands +3 1 £325 - 8
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 177 (44.25%) Java
2 175 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 126 (31.50%) HTML
4 104 (26.00%) .NET
5 103 (25.75%) C#
6 95 (23.75%) JavaScript
6 95 (23.75%) SQL
7 92 (23.00%) Oracle
8 85 (21.25%) TDD
9 82 (20.50%) CSS
10 76 (19.00%) XML
11 69 (17.25%) SQL Server
12 68 (17.00%) MVC
13 65 (16.25%) Finance
14 63 (15.75%) Scrum
15 57 (14.25%) Microsoft
16 56 (14.00%) HTML5
17 55 (13.75%) Spring
17 55 (13.75%) Mentoring
18 54 (13.50%) REST
19 49 (12.25%) OO
20 46 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
21 45 (11.25%) jQuery
22 40 (10.00%) BDD
23 39 (9.75%) SOA
24 38 (9.50%) Python
24 38 (9.50%) J2EE
24 38 (9.50%) Git (software)
25 37 (9.25%) .NET Framework
26 36 (9.00%) ASP.NET

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 26 (6.50%) WebLogic
2 24 (6.00%) CMS
3 17 (4.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (3.25%) JBoss
5 11 (2.75%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.50%) Apache
6 10 (2.50%) Node.js
7 9 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.75%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.50%) SAS
9 6 (1.50%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.25%) Confluence
11 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.00%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
11 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.75%) Apache Pig
12 3 (0.75%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.50%) Lightstreamer
Applications
1 26 (6.50%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.75%) MS Project
2 11 (2.75%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.75%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.25%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 17 (4.25%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.75%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.50%) RMDS
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.25%) Magento
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.00%) Force.com
3 3 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.75%) Heroku
3 3 (0.75%) GitHub
4 2 (0.50%) IaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.50%) PaaS
4 2 (0.50%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.25%) HTTP
2 10 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (0.50%) SSH
3 2 (0.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.50%) VPN
3 2 (0.50%) DNS
4 1 (0.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.25%) SSL
4 1 (0.25%) CTI
4 1 (0.25%) LDAP
4 1 (0.25%) LAN
4 1 (0.25%) WAN
4 1 (0.25%) FTP
4 1 (0.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (17.25%) SQL Server
2 27 (6.75%) Relational Database
3 20 (5.00%) MySQL
4 19 (4.75%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (4.75%) Oracle Database
5 16 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (3.25%) Big Data
8 12 (3.00%) MongoDB
8 12 (3.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 11 (2.75%) RDBMS
10 10 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
11 9 (2.25%) QlikView
11 9 (2.25%) Hadoop
11 9 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (2.25%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
13 6 (1.50%) Apache Hive
13 6 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 38 (9.50%) Git (software)
2 34 (8.50%) Subversion
3 32 (8.00%) JIRA
4 23 (5.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 21 (5.25%) NUnit
6 20 (5.00%) JUnit
6 20 (5.00%) Jenkins
7 15 (3.75%) SpecFlow
7 15 (3.75%) Maven
8 14 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 14 (3.50%) Eclipse
8 14 (3.50%) Moq
9 13 (3.25%) Ant
10 10 (2.50%) Rhino Mocks
11 8 (2.00%) Selenium
12 7 (1.75%) CruiseControl
12 7 (1.75%) ClearCase
13 6 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
13 6 (1.50%) Toad
14 5 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 65 (16.25%) Finance
2 28 (7.00%) Banking
3 19 (4.75%) Marketing
4 17 (4.25%) Front Office
5 16 (4.00%) Publishing
6 12 (3.00%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.25%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.00%) Retail
9 6 (1.50%) Electronics
9 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.00%) Advertising
11 3 (0.75%) Back Office
11 3 (0.75%) Games
12 2 (0.50%) Law
13 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (31.50%) HTML
2 104 (26.00%) .NET
3 82 (20.50%) CSS
4 76 (19.00%) XML
5 56 (14.00%) HTML5
6 55 (13.75%) Spring
7 54 (13.50%) REST
8 45 (11.25%) jQuery
9 38 (9.50%) J2EE
10 37 (9.25%) .NET Framework
11 36 (9.00%) ASP.NET
12 35 (8.75%) Web Services
13 32 (8.00%) Hibernate
14 30 (7.50%) WCF
14 30 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (7.50%) AngularJS
15 28 (7.00%) RESTful
16 26 (6.50%) CSS3
17 25 (6.25%) JSON
18 23 (5.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (4.25%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 15 (3.75%) Fixed Income
3 14 (3.50%) Derivative
3 14 (3.50%) User Experience
3 14 (3.50%) Mobile App
4 13 (3.25%) Open Source
5 12 (3.00%) Digital Media
6 11 (2.75%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 11 (2.75%) Grid Computing
6 11 (2.75%) Data Structures
7 9 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.75%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.75%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.50%) Inversion of Control
10 6 (1.50%) Market Risk
10 6 (1.50%) DTV
11 5 (1.25%) N-Tier
12 3 (0.75%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.00%) Linux
2 30 (7.50%) UNIX
3 22 (5.50%) Windows
4 12 (3.00%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.75%) Android
5 11 (2.75%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.25%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.50%) CentOS
7 2 (0.50%) Solaris
7 2 (0.50%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.25%) VMS
8 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (21.25%) TDD
3 68 (17.00%) MVC
4 63 (15.75%) Scrum
5 55 (13.75%) Mentoring
6 49 (12.25%) OO
7 46 (11.50%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (10.00%) BDD
9 39 (9.75%) SOA
10 30 (7.50%) Project Management
11 29 (7.25%) Software Engineering
12 26 (6.50%) Analytics
13 24 (6.00%) Web Application Development
14 22 (5.50%) E-Commerce
15 21 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (5.25%) Unit Testing
16 17 (4.25%) ETL
17 16 (4.00%) Data Modelling
17 16 (4.00%) Multithreading
18 15 (3.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 177 (44.25%) Java
2 103 (25.75%) C#
3 95 (23.75%) JavaScript
3 95 (23.75%) SQL
4 38 (9.50%) Python
5 24 (6.00%) Ruby
6 23 (5.75%) C++
7 21 (5.25%) PHP
8 17 (4.25%) Scala
9 16 (4.00%) T-SQL
10 15 (3.75%) PL/SQL
10 15 (3.75%) XQuery
10 15 (3.75%) XPath
11 6 (1.50%) Groovy
12 5 (1.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 5 (1.25%) Objective-C
13 4 (1.00%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.00%) PHP5
13 4 (1.00%) Apex Code
14 3 (0.75%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 18 (4.50%) Degree
2 17 (4.25%) Security Cleared
3 9 (2.25%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.50%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.50%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.25%) MCITP
5 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.25%) QA
2 1 (0.25%) EMIR
2 1 (0.25%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.50%) NFS
2 2 (0.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.50%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.50%) GridGain
2 2 (0.50%) HDFS
3 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.25%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.00%) Control-M
4 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.50%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.50%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.25%) Mesos
5 1 (0.25%) Oozie
5 1 (0.25%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.25%) Nagios
5 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.25%) Puppet
5 1 (0.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.25%) Ambari
Vendors
1 92 (23.00%) Oracle
2 57 (14.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (3.00%) Sybase
4 11 (2.75%) Google
5 10 (2.50%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (2.25%) Zend
6 9 (2.25%) Sitecore
7 7 (1.75%) SAP
8 6 (1.50%) Adobe
9 5 (1.25%) Cognos
9 5 (1.25%) TIBCO
9 5 (1.25%) Apple
9 5 (1.25%) ATG
9 5 (1.25%) hybris
9 5 (1.25%) Facebook
9 5 (1.25%) Twitter
10 4 (1.00%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.75%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.75%) Bloomberg
11 3 (0.75%) Infragistics
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