The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 368 378 389
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 274 284 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.57% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 209 160
Median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £377 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £30.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +63.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.33%
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 28 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 147 £525 +4.47% 81
South East -15 29 £450 +5.88% 23
North West +23 22 £425 -19.81% 21
East of England +5 18 £438 -26.00% 8
North East -9 17 £475 -10.37% 4
West Midlands -10 16 £400 -8.57% 10
East Midlands -7 9 £450 +9.09% 5
South West +13 8 £375 -6.25% 15
Yorkshire -2 8 £588 +19.89% 5
Lead Developer
UK

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 357 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (49.74%) Java
3 184 (31.78%) HTML
4 170 (29.36%) JavaScript
5 157 (27.12%) CSS
6 149 (25.73%) SQL
7 145 (25.04%) Spring
8 134 (23.14%) Scrum
9 127 (21.93%) TDD
10 111 (19.17%) .NET
11 105 (18.13%) REST
12 104 (17.96%) C#
13 90 (15.54%) MVC
14 89 (15.37%) Web Services
15 84 (14.51%) XML
15 84 (14.51%) Finance
16 81 (13.99%) HTML5
16 81 (13.99%) AngularJS
17 79 (13.64%) Hibernate
18 74 (12.78%) J2EE
19 70 (12.09%) Oracle
20 69 (11.92%) jQuery
20 69 (11.92%) Git (software)
21 67 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
21 67 (11.57%) JSON
22 66 (11.40%) JSP
23 64 (11.05%) Mentoring
24 63 (10.88%) Linux
25 61 (10.54%) OO
25 61 (10.54%) JUnit

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (7.94%) Tomcat
2 26 (4.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 23 (3.97%) JBoss
4 20 (3.45%) Apache
4 20 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 17 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
6 16 (2.76%) Confluence
7 15 (2.59%) WebLogic
8 14 (2.42%) Apache Solr
8 14 (2.42%) CMS
9 12 (2.07%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (2.07%) WebLogic Portal
10 11 (1.90%) Drupal
10 11 (1.90%) WebSphere Application Server
11 7 (1.21%) Apache Spark
11 7 (1.21%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (1.21%) Mule
11 7 (1.21%) nginx
12 6 (1.04%) NServiceBus
12 6 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 24 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.69%) MS Office
3 2 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.35%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.86%) Magento
2 5 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.69%) Summit
4 3 (0.52%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.52%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
5 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.87%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.25%) Google App Engine
4 13 (2.25%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.90%) GitHub
6 10 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.86%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.69%) PaaS
9 3 (0.52%) SaaS
10 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.17%) Force.com
10 1 (0.17%) Google Play
10 1 (0.17%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.28%) HTTP
2 9 (1.55%) Internet
2 9 (1.55%) Network Security
3 6 (1.04%) SNMP
4 3 (0.52%) Intranet
5 2 (0.35%) AMQP
5 2 (0.35%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.17%) Firewall
6 1 (0.17%) FTP
6 1 (0.17%) LDAP
6 1 (0.17%) SSH
6 1 (0.17%) SSL
6 1 (0.17%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.98%) MongoDB
2 49 (8.46%) SQL Server
3 43 (7.43%) MySQL
4 40 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 35 (6.04%) NoSQL
6 27 (4.66%) Oracle Database
7 24 (4.15%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.63%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (3.11%) Big Data
10 12 (2.07%) Hadoop
10 12 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.73%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.55%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (1.38%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.21%) Apache Hive
14 7 (1.21%) Data Mining
14 7 (1.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (11.92%) Git (software)
2 61 (10.54%) JUnit
3 54 (9.33%) Maven
4 46 (7.94%) Jenkins
5 40 (6.91%) JIRA
6 36 (6.22%) Selenium
7 33 (5.70%) Subversion
8 30 (5.18%) Gradle
9 28 (4.84%) Eclipse
10 26 (4.49%) Cucumber
11 22 (3.80%) Mockito
11 22 (3.80%) Visual Studio
12 17 (2.94%) Grunt
12 17 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (2.42%) gulp
14 13 (2.25%) IntelliJ
15 12 (2.07%) Ant
16 10 (1.73%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (1.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.55%) SoapUI
General
1 84 (14.51%) Finance
2 44 (7.60%) Banking
3 43 (7.43%) Retail
4 17 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.90%) Marketing
6 10 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.38%) Law
7 8 (1.38%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.21%) Publishing
9 6 (1.04%) Front Office
10 5 (0.86%) Advertising
10 5 (0.86%) Automotive
10 5 (0.86%) Electronics
11 4 (0.69%) Legal
12 3 (0.52%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.35%) Back Office
13 2 (0.35%) Games
13 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (31.78%) HTML
2 157 (27.12%) CSS
3 145 (25.04%) Spring
4 111 (19.17%) .NET
5 105 (18.13%) REST
6 89 (15.37%) Web Services
7 84 (14.51%) XML
8 81 (13.99%) AngularJS
8 81 (13.99%) HTML5
9 79 (13.64%) Hibernate
10 74 (12.78%) J2EE
11 69 (11.92%) jQuery
12 67 (11.57%) JSON
13 66 (11.40%) JSP
14 57 (9.84%) SOAP
15 55 (9.50%) CSS3
16 48 (8.29%) Spring MVC
17 46 (7.94%) Node.js
18 45 (7.77%) ASP.NET
18 45 (7.77%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.91%) User Experience
3 32 (5.53%) Computer Science
4 12 (2.07%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.73%) Digital Media
6 9 (1.55%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.55%) Semantic Web
7 8 (1.38%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.21%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.21%) Fintech
8 7 (1.21%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.04%) Economics
9 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.04%) Equities
10 4 (0.69%) Fixed Income
10 4 (0.69%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.69%) Mainframe
11 3 (0.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 3 (0.52%) N-Tier
11 3 (0.52%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 63 (10.88%) Linux
2 60 (10.36%) Unix
3 29 (5.01%) Android
4 28 (4.84%) Windows
5 26 (4.49%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.35%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (61.66%) Agile Software Development
2 134 (23.14%) Scrum
3 127 (21.93%) TDD
4 90 (15.54%) MVC
5 67 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
6 64 (11.05%) Mentoring
7 61 (10.54%) OO
7 61 (10.54%) Software Engineering
8 59 (10.19%) BDD
9 53 (9.15%) Web Development
10 47 (8.12%) E-Commerce
10 47 (8.12%) Open Source
11 44 (7.60%) DevOps
12 41 (7.08%) CRM
13 40 (6.91%) Front End Development
14 39 (6.74%) Microservices
15 37 (6.39%) Analytics
16 36 (6.22%) SDLC
16 36 (6.22%) Unit Testing
17 35 (6.04%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 288 (49.74%) Java
2 170 (29.36%) JavaScript
3 149 (25.73%) SQL
4 104 (17.96%) C#
5 51 (8.81%) Scala
6 37 (6.39%) Ruby
7 34 (5.87%) PHP
8 30 (5.18%) C++
9 29 (5.01%) Python
10 18 (3.11%) PL/SQL
11 14 (2.42%) T-SQL
12 13 (2.25%) Shell Script
13 12 (2.07%) C
13 12 (2.07%) Objective-C
14 10 (1.73%) Apple Swift
15 8 (1.38%) ES6
15 8 (1.38%) VB.NET
15 8 (1.38%) XPath
16 7 (1.21%) Groovy
16 7 (1.21%) Perl
Qualifications
1 42 (7.25%) Degree
2 35 (6.04%) Security Cleared
3 18 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.07%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.69%) ISEB
7 3 (0.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.52%) PhD
8 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.17%) CISSP
9 1 (0.17%) CLAS
9 1 (0.17%) MCAD
9 1 (0.17%) MCSD
9 1 (0.17%) MCTS
9 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.84%) QA
2 7 (1.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.69%) SDET
4 2 (0.35%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) MiFID
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (5.01%) Docker
2 4 (0.69%) HDFS
2 4 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (2.94%) Puppet
2 4 (0.69%) Control-M
2 4 (0.69%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.52%) Ansible
3 3 (0.52%) Kibana
4 1 (0.17%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.17%) Legato
4 1 (0.17%) logstash
4 1 (0.17%) Piwik
Vendors
1 70 (12.09%) Oracle
2 55 (9.50%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.70%) Adobe
4 27 (4.66%) Google
5 18 (3.11%) hybris
6 12 (2.07%) webMethods
7 11 (1.90%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.73%) SAP
8 10 (1.73%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.55%) IBM
10 8 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (1.04%) ATG
11 6 (1.04%) Canoo
12 5 (0.86%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.86%) Informatica
12 5 (0.86%) Murex
12 5 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.69%) Calypso
13 4 (0.69%) Cognos
13 4 (0.69%) Pegasus
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