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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 404 331 358
Rank change year-on-year
-73 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 181 256 234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.53% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.57% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 153 154
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £372 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £635 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 3
Average hourly rate £30.87 £95.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.51% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £45.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.17 £95.00 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year
- +107.64%
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
47557 44759 49184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.01% 92.80% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 29593 27372 28112
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1907 1958 2441
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 September 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 -55 112 £500 -8.67% 40
East of England -11 19 £496 +24.06% 4
South East -17 18 £425 +6.25% 9
West Midlands -10 10 £400 +6.66% 6
South West -36 9 £403 -8.52% 9
North West -7 6 £350 -30.00% 20
North East -28 5 £450 +15.38% 4
Yorkshire +1 2 £343 - 10
East Midlands 0 1 £403 -5.29% 4
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 168 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (36.30%) Java
3 138 (34.07%) HTML
4 123 (30.37%) JavaScript
5 106 (26.17%) TDD
6 104 (25.68%) SQL
7 101 (24.94%) XML
8 94 (23.21%) CSS
9 86 (21.23%) .NET
10 85 (20.99%) C#
11 84 (20.74%) Scrum
12 80 (19.75%) MVC
13 72 (17.78%) REST
14 70 (17.28%) HTML5
15 64 (15.80%) Spring
15 64 (15.80%) OO
16 61 (15.06%) jQuery
17 60 (14.81%) Finance
18 54 (13.33%) Web Services
18 54 (13.33%) SQL Server
19 53 (13.09%) BDD
20 52 (12.84%) E-Commerce
21 51 (12.59%) JSON
22 50 (12.35%) Mobile App
23 45 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
23 45 (11.11%) Git (software)
23 45 (11.11%) SOA
24 43 (10.62%) Oracle
25 40 (9.88%) Project Management
25 40 (9.88%) UNIX

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (5.43%) Tomcat
2 19 (4.69%) CMS
3 16 (3.95%) Confluence
4 14 (3.46%) Apache
5 12 (2.96%) Node.js
6 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.73%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.48%) SAS
10 5 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.23%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.99%) WordPress
11 4 (0.99%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.74%) Apache ServiceMix
12 3 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.74%) Adobe CQ
13 2 (0.49%) Drupal
13 2 (0.49%) IIS
Applications
1 19 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.73%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.23%) MS Project
4 5 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.49%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.49%) MS Office
6 1 (0.25%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.25%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 12 (2.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.23%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.23%) RMDS
4 4 (0.99%) Magento
5 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.49%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.49%) SAP CO
6 2 (0.49%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.49%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.25%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.99%) Google App Engine
3 3 (0.74%) GitHub
3 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.49%) SaaS
4 2 (0.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.49%) Force.com
4 2 (0.49%) Heroku
4 2 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
5 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.40%) Internet
2 16 (3.95%) HTTP
3 9 (2.22%) Bluetooth
3 9 (2.22%) NFC
4 4 (0.99%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.99%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.74%) Intranet
5 3 (0.74%) VPN
5 3 (0.74%) VoIP
6 2 (0.49%) SSH
6 2 (0.49%) DNS
6 2 (0.49%) Multicast
7 1 (0.25%) WAN
7 1 (0.25%) FTP
7 1 (0.25%) LAN
7 1 (0.25%) CTI
7 1 (0.25%) SSL
7 1 (0.25%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.89%) MySQL
3 17 (4.20%) Relational Database
3 17 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (3.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 13 (3.21%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.21%) Oracle BI EE
6 12 (2.96%) Data Warehouse
7 11 (2.72%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (2.22%) NoSQL
9 9 (2.22%) SQLite
10 8 (1.98%) QlikView
11 7 (1.73%) RDBMS
11 7 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.23%) Big Data
12 5 (1.23%) Neo4j
12 5 (1.23%) Couchbase
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Database 10g
12 5 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 45 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 39 (9.63%) Subversion
3 37 (9.14%) JIRA
4 23 (5.68%) Jenkins
5 21 (5.19%) JUnit
6 17 (4.20%) Selenium
7 16 (3.95%) SpecFlow
8 12 (2.96%) Maven
8 12 (2.96%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (2.72%) Eclipse
10 10 (2.47%) Ant
10 10 (2.47%) Visual Studio
11 9 (2.22%) Rhino Mocks
11 9 (2.22%) Moq
11 9 (2.22%) WebDriver
11 9 (2.22%) NUnit
12 8 (1.98%) Gradle
13 7 (1.73%) JMeter
13 7 (1.73%) WATIR
14 5 (1.23%) Xcode
General
1 60 (14.81%) Finance
2 29 (7.16%) Banking
3 20 (4.94%) Marketing
4 14 (3.46%) Games
5 13 (3.21%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.47%) Publishing
6 10 (2.47%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.47%) Front Office
7 9 (2.22%) Retail
8 7 (1.73%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.48%) Electronics
10 4 (0.99%) Back Office
11 3 (0.74%) Advertising
12 1 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.25%) Legal
12 1 (0.25%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (34.07%) HTML
2 101 (24.94%) XML
3 94 (23.21%) CSS
4 86 (21.23%) .NET
5 72 (17.78%) REST
6 70 (17.28%) HTML5
7 64 (15.80%) Spring
8 61 (15.06%) jQuery
9 54 (13.33%) Web Services
10 51 (12.59%) JSON
11 38 (9.38%) CSS3
12 36 (8.89%) Ajax
12 36 (8.89%) ASP.NET
13 34 (8.40%) RESTful
14 29 (7.16%) ASP.NET MVC
14 29 (7.16%) OAuth
15 28 (6.91%) .NET Framework
15 28 (6.91%) Spring MVC
16 27 (6.67%) WCF
17 25 (6.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (12.35%) Mobile App
2 26 (6.42%) User Experience
3 20 (4.94%) Open Source
4 16 (3.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (3.21%) Visualisation
6 10 (2.47%) Fixed Income
6 10 (2.47%) Enterprise Software
7 9 (2.22%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.73%) iPhone
9 6 (1.48%) Derivative
9 6 (1.48%) DTV
9 6 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
10 5 (1.23%) Grid Computing
10 5 (1.23%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 4 (0.99%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.99%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.99%) Social Media
11 4 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.99%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 40 (9.88%) UNIX
2 31 (7.65%) Android
3 28 (6.91%) Linux
4 27 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 26 (6.42%) Windows
6 9 (2.22%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.49%) Solaris
8 2 (0.49%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (41.48%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (26.17%) TDD
3 84 (20.74%) Scrum
4 80 (19.75%) MVC
5 64 (15.80%) OO
6 53 (13.09%) BDD
7 52 (12.84%) E-Commerce
8 45 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
8 45 (11.11%) SOA
9 40 (9.88%) Project Management
10 39 (9.63%) Unit Testing
11 28 (6.91%) Mobile Application Development
12 27 (6.67%) Android Development
12 27 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
12 27 (6.67%) Kanban
13 24 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 24 (5.93%) Mentoring
13 24 (5.93%) Analytics
14 23 (5.68%) Use Case
14 23 (5.68%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 147 (36.30%) Java
2 123 (30.37%) JavaScript
3 104 (25.68%) SQL
4 85 (20.99%) C#
5 34 (8.40%) PHP
6 26 (6.42%) Python
7 23 (5.68%) C++
8 19 (4.69%) Ruby
9 16 (3.95%) Objective-C
10 13 (3.21%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.72%) VB.NET
11 11 (2.72%) Scala
12 10 (2.47%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.22%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.98%) PHP5
15 5 (1.23%) Perl
15 5 (1.23%) C
15 5 (1.23%) VB
16 4 (0.99%) XPath
16 4 (0.99%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 21 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.95%) Degree
4 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.49%) MCITP
6 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.25%) MCP
6 1 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.93%) 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 2 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (0.49%) NFS
1 2 (0.49%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.25%) HDFS
2 1 (0.25%) Varnish
2 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (0.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (0.99%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.74%) Puppet
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (0.49%) Control-M
3 2 (0.49%) Nagios
4 1 (0.25%) Ansible
4 1 (0.25%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.25%) Oozie
4 1 (0.25%) Ambari
4 1 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (10.62%) Oracle
2 38 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 37 (9.14%) Google
4 28 (6.91%) Facebook
4 28 (6.91%) Twitter
5 16 (3.95%) hybris
6 13 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.96%) SAP
8 11 (2.72%) JBoss
9 8 (1.98%) Zend
9 8 (1.98%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.98%) Apple
10 5 (1.23%) RedDot
10 5 (1.23%) Adobe
11 4 (0.99%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.99%) Open Text
11 4 (0.99%) Sencha
12 3 (0.74%) Splunk
12 3 (0.74%) 29West
12 3 (0.74%) Bloomberg
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