The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 352 315 397
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +82
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 223 251 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.54% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.58% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 146 120
Average daily rate
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£440 £471 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.48% +8.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £395
% change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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 July 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 July 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 -22 137 £475 -9.52% 55
South East -18 32 £425 +6.25% 11
South West - 14 £375 - 9
West Midlands -7 12 £456 -3.94% 7
East of England -28 11 £388 +6.89% 5
Yorkshire +12 10 £413 - 6
North West -6 6 £373 -17.22% 9
East Midlands -2 1 £413 -25.00% 5
North East - - - - 2
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 124 (33.42%) HTML
2 122 (32.88%) Java
3 118 (31.81%) JavaScript
4 98 (26.42%) SQL
5 96 (25.88%) CSS
6 94 (25.34%) TDD
7 90 (24.26%) .NET
8 81 (21.83%) C#
8 81 (21.83%) XML
9 71 (19.14%) MVC
10 67 (18.06%) Scrum
10 67 (18.06%) HTML5
11 66 (17.79%) jQuery
12 58 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
13 57 (15.36%) Web Services
14 55 (14.82%) SQL Server
14 55 (14.82%) JSON
15 54 (14.56%) Mobile App
16 52 (14.02%) REST
17 50 (13.48%) Finance
18 49 (13.21%) OO
19 45 (12.13%) E-Commerce
20 42 (11.32%) SOA
20 42 (11.32%) CSS3
21 40 (10.78%) Spring
22 38 (10.24%) MySQL
22 38 (10.24%) BDD
23 37 (9.97%) PHP
24 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
25 35 (9.43%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 21 (5.66%) CMS
2 16 (4.31%) Node.js
3 12 (3.23%) Apache
3 12 (3.23%) Tomcat
3 12 (3.23%) Confluence
4 10 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.16%) SAS
6 6 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (1.62%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.62%) WebSphere
6 6 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
6 6 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.35%) Drupal
8 4 (1.08%) Apache Solr
8 4 (1.08%) WordPress
8 4 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
8 4 (1.08%) Adobe CQ
9 2 (0.54%) IIS
9 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 13 (3.50%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.62%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.35%) Adobe Illustrator
4 4 (1.08%) MS Office
5 2 (0.54%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.27%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 12 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.35%) Magento
2 5 (1.35%) RMDS
3 4 (1.08%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.54%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.54%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.27%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.27%) ReMetrica
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (0.81%) SaaS
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.54%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.54%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (0.27%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.09%) Internet
2 9 (2.43%) NFC
2 9 (2.43%) Bluetooth
3 7 (1.89%) HTTP
4 5 (1.35%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.81%) Intranet
5 3 (0.81%) VoIP
5 3 (0.81%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.81%) VPN
6 2 (0.54%) Extranet
6 2 (0.54%) LDAP
6 2 (0.54%) Multicast
7 1 (0.27%) WAN
7 1 (0.27%) FTP
7 1 (0.27%) LAN
7 1 (0.27%) DNS
7 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (14.82%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.24%) MySQL
3 20 (5.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.77%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (3.23%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (2.70%) QlikView
8 9 (2.43%) NoSQL
8 9 (2.43%) SQLite
9 8 (2.16%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (1.62%) Big Data
12 5 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.35%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.35%) MongoDB
12 5 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (1.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 27 (7.28%) Subversion
3 24 (6.47%) JIRA
4 15 (4.04%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.04%) Selenium
5 12 (3.23%) JUnit
6 11 (2.96%) Visual Studio
7 9 (2.43%) WebDriver
8 8 (2.16%) Gradle
8 8 (2.16%) SpecFlow
9 7 (1.89%) Moq
9 7 (1.89%) Maven
9 7 (1.89%) WATIR
9 7 (1.89%) JMeter
9 7 (1.89%) Eclipse
10 6 (1.62%) NUnit
10 6 (1.62%) Rhino Mocks
11 5 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.35%) Xcode
12 4 (1.08%) PHPUnit
General
1 50 (13.48%) Finance
2 22 (5.93%) Banking
3 14 (3.77%) Games
4 12 (3.23%) Publishing
5 10 (2.70%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.43%) Marketing
6 9 (2.43%) Front Office
7 6 (1.62%) Retail
8 5 (1.35%) Back Office
9 3 (0.81%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.27%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.27%) Advertising
11 1 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (33.42%) HTML
2 96 (25.88%) CSS
3 90 (24.26%) .NET
4 81 (21.83%) XML
5 67 (18.06%) HTML5
6 66 (17.79%) jQuery
7 57 (15.36%) Web Services
8 55 (14.82%) JSON
9 52 (14.02%) REST
10 42 (11.32%) CSS3
11 40 (10.78%) Spring
12 36 (9.70%) ASP.NET
13 31 (8.36%) Ajax
14 29 (7.82%) OAuth
15 28 (7.55%) RESTful
16 23 (6.20%) WCF
16 23 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC
17 22 (5.93%) .NET Framework
18 20 (5.39%) AngularJS
19 18 (4.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.56%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.93%) Open Source
3 8 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 8 (2.16%) Visualisation
4 7 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (1.62%) Client/Server
5 6 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.62%) iPhone
6 5 (1.35%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (1.35%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.08%) Fixed Income
7 4 (1.08%) Derivative
7 4 (1.08%) Social Media
8 3 (0.81%) iPad
8 3 (0.81%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.54%) NHS
9 2 (0.54%) E-Learning
9 2 (0.54%) AS400
9 2 (0.54%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (9.43%) Android
2 30 (8.09%) UNIX
3 24 (6.47%) Apple iOS
4 19 (5.12%) Windows
4 19 (5.12%) Linux
5 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.27%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (25.34%) TDD
2 71 (19.14%) MVC
3 67 (18.06%) Scrum
4 58 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (13.21%) OO
6 45 (12.13%) E-Commerce
7 42 (11.32%) SOA
8 38 (10.24%) BDD
9 35 (9.43%) Project Management
9 35 (9.43%) Unit Testing
10 32 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (8.63%) Android Development
11 28 (7.55%) Mobile Application Development
12 24 (6.47%) Kanban
13 23 (6.20%) Use Case
13 23 (6.20%) Rapid Prototyping
14 22 (5.93%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (5.39%) Software Engineering
15 20 (5.39%) Multithreading
16 19 (5.12%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 122 (32.88%) Java
2 118 (31.81%) JavaScript
3 98 (26.42%) SQL
4 81 (21.83%) C#
5 37 (9.97%) PHP
6 21 (5.66%) C++
7 15 (4.04%) Objective-C
7 15 (4.04%) Python
8 11 (2.96%) T-SQL
8 11 (2.96%) VB.NET
9 10 (2.70%) PL/SQL
9 10 (2.70%) PHP5
10 8 (2.16%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.16%) Ruby
11 7 (1.89%) C
12 6 (1.62%) Perl
13 5 (1.35%) Scala
13 5 (1.35%) VB
14 4 (1.08%) ActionScript
14 4 (1.08%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 20 (5.39%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.85%) Degree
3 17 (4.58%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.54%) MCITP
6 1 (0.27%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.47%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) EMIR
2 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.27%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Varnish
2 2 (0.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.27%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.27%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.08%) Puppet
1 4 (1.08%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.81%) Control-M
3 2 (0.54%) Nagios
4 1 (0.27%) Oozie
4 1 (0.27%) Ambari
4 1 (0.27%) Ansible
4 1 (0.27%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 35 (9.43%) Google
2 31 (8.36%) Oracle
3 30 (8.09%) Microsoft
4 27 (7.28%) Twitter
5 26 (7.01%) Facebook
6 11 (2.96%) hybris
6 11 (2.96%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (2.43%) Zend
8 7 (1.89%) SAP
9 6 (1.62%) Apple
9 6 (1.62%) Sitecore
10 5 (1.35%) RedDot
11 4 (1.08%) IBM
11 4 (1.08%) Adobe
11 4 (1.08%) Informatica
11 4 (1.08%) Business Objects
11 4 (1.08%) Cognos
11 4 (1.08%) Open Text
11 4 (1.08%) Syncfusion
11 4 (1.08%) Sencha
London
eCom Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £350 - 400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Posted: 7 days ago
South East England
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Applause IT Innovation
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Liverpool
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Huxley Associates
Posted: 26 days ago