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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 381 413 347
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -66
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 191 134 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.29% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 93 121
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£450 £450 £474
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.63
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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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +19 121 £475 - 77
South East -20 24 £438 +6.70% 20
East of England +13 16 £425 -19.81% 9
Yorkshire -2 12 £425 +20.56% 7
North West -16 6 £390 -2.50% 25
South West -17 5 £325 - 19
West Midlands -9 4 £425 +6.25% 6
East Midlands - 1 £325 - 6
Midlands - 1 £400 -
North East - 1 - - 1
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

1 175 (42.48%) Java
2 173 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
3 133 (32.28%) HTML
4 118 (28.64%) JavaScript
5 100 (24.27%) Oracle
6 99 (24.03%) .NET
6 99 (24.03%) CSS
7 89 (21.60%) C#
8 88 (21.36%) SQL
9 83 (20.15%) TDD
10 71 (17.23%) Finance
11 66 (16.02%) XML
12 64 (15.53%) SQL Server
13 62 (15.05%) HTML5
14 61 (14.81%) jQuery
15 60 (14.56%) MVC
15 60 (14.56%) Scrum
16 58 (14.08%) OO
17 53 (12.86%) Microsoft
18 47 (11.41%) REST
19 46 (11.17%) Mentoring
20 45 (10.92%) Spring
21 43 (10.44%) Python
22 40 (9.71%) Web Services
23 38 (9.22%) Linux
24 37 (8.98%) Software Engineering
25 36 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
25 36 (8.74%) Git (software)
25 36 (8.74%) AngularJS
26 35 (8.50%) J2EE

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 25 (6.07%) WebLogic
2 19 (4.61%) Node.js
3 18 (4.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (3.88%) CMS
5 12 (2.91%) JBoss
6 11 (2.67%) Apache Spark
7 10 (2.43%) Apache
8 9 (2.18%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.18%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.94%) BizTalk Server
9 8 (1.94%) Apache Pig
9 8 (1.94%) Apache Solr
9 8 (1.94%) Confluence
10 7 (1.70%) nginx
11 6 (1.46%) SAS
12 4 (0.97%) IIS
12 4 (0.97%) Umbraco
12 4 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
12 4 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.97%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 22 (5.34%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.18%) MS Project
2 9 (2.18%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.97%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.49%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (4.13%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.21%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.49%) RMDS
4 2 (0.49%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.67%) Heroku
3 8 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.73%) GitHub
4 3 (0.73%) Force.com
5 2 (0.49%) IaaS
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.94%) HTTP
2 2 (0.49%) Internet
2 2 (0.49%) NFC
2 2 (0.49%) AMQP
3 1 (0.24%) VPN
3 1 (0.24%) CTI
3 1 (0.24%) LDAP
3 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (15.53%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.77%) Relational Database
3 30 (7.28%) MySQL
4 24 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 19 (4.61%) Big Data
7 17 (4.13%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.13%) Hadoop
8 15 (3.64%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 13 (3.16%) QlikView
10 13 (3.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (2.91%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (2.67%) Apache Hive
12 11 (2.67%) MongoDB
12 11 (2.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (2.18%) HBase
14 8 (1.94%) Redis
15 7 (1.70%) NoSQL
15 7 (1.70%) Impala
Development Applications
1 36 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 29 (7.04%) Subversion
3 23 (5.58%) JIRA
4 21 (5.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 20 (4.85%) JUnit
6 16 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 15 (3.64%) Visual Studio
7 15 (3.64%) NUnit
8 13 (3.16%) Maven
8 13 (3.16%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.91%) Xcode
10 11 (2.67%) Ant
11 9 (2.18%) Oracle Forms
11 9 (2.18%) RSpec
12 8 (1.94%) Moq
13 7 (1.70%) ClearCase
13 7 (1.70%) Toad
14 6 (1.46%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.46%) Selenium
15 5 (1.21%) jMock
General
1 71 (17.23%) Finance
2 35 (8.50%) Banking
3 17 (4.13%) Front Office
4 14 (3.40%) Publishing
5 13 (3.16%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.91%) Marketing
7 8 (1.94%) Retail
8 7 (1.70%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.21%) Electronics
9 5 (1.21%) Manufacturing
9 5 (1.21%) Advertising
10 3 (0.73%) Games
11 2 (0.49%) Law
11 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.49%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 133 (32.28%) HTML
2 99 (24.03%) .NET
2 99 (24.03%) CSS
3 66 (16.02%) XML
4 62 (15.05%) HTML5
5 61 (14.81%) jQuery
6 47 (11.41%) REST
7 45 (10.92%) Spring
8 40 (9.71%) Web Services
9 36 (8.74%) AngularJS
10 35 (8.50%) J2EE
11 34 (8.25%) ASP.NET
11 34 (8.25%) .NET Framework
11 34 (8.25%) CSS3
12 25 (6.07%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (6.07%) WCF
13 24 (5.83%) Hibernate
14 22 (5.34%) SOAP
14 22 (5.34%) Ajax
15 21 (5.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.16%) Derivative
1 13 (3.16%) Mobile App
1 13 (3.16%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (2.91%) User Experience
3 11 (2.67%) Data Structures
3 11 (2.67%) Open Source
3 11 (2.67%) Digital Media
4 10 (2.43%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.43%) Fixed Income
4 10 (2.43%) Grid Computing
4 10 (2.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 9 (2.18%) iPhone
6 8 (1.94%) Visualisation
6 8 (1.94%) iPad
7 7 (1.70%) Inversion of Control
7 7 (1.70%) Algorithms
7 7 (1.70%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (1.46%) Market Risk
8 6 (1.46%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 38 (9.22%) Linux
2 27 (6.55%) UNIX
3 24 (5.83%) Android
3 24 (5.83%) Apple iOS
4 17 (4.13%) Windows
5 9 (2.18%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.94%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.49%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (41.99%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (20.15%) TDD
3 60 (14.56%) MVC
3 60 (14.56%) Scrum
4 58 (14.08%) OO
5 46 (11.17%) Mentoring
6 37 (8.98%) Software Engineering
7 36 (8.74%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (7.04%) BDD
9 27 (6.55%) E-Commerce
9 27 (6.55%) SOA
10 25 (6.07%) Business Intelligence
11 24 (5.83%) Web Development
12 23 (5.58%) Project Management
13 22 (5.34%) Analytics
14 21 (5.10%) ETL
15 20 (4.85%) Data Modelling
15 20 (4.85%) Unit Testing
16 19 (4.61%) Web Application Development
17 13 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 175 (42.48%) Java
2 118 (28.64%) JavaScript
3 89 (21.60%) C#
4 88 (21.36%) SQL
5 43 (10.44%) Python
6 27 (6.55%) Ruby
7 21 (5.10%) C++
8 19 (4.61%) Scala
9 16 (3.88%) XPath
9 16 (3.88%) PHP
9 16 (3.88%) XQuery
9 16 (3.88%) Objective-C
10 13 (3.16%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.67%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.70%) R
13 5 (1.21%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 5 (1.21%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.97%) Groovy
15 3 (0.73%) PHP5
15 3 (0.73%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 21 (5.10%) Degree
2 20 (4.85%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.46%) VCP4
5 3 (0.73%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (0.49%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.24%) HND
7 1 (0.24%) ISEB
7 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.64%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.70%) HDFS
2 3 (0.73%) GridGain
3 2 (0.49%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (4.13%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (1.94%) Puppet
3 7 (1.70%) Capistrano
3 7 (1.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (1.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 4 (0.97%) Control-M
6 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.49%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.24%) Mesos
7 1 (0.24%) Oozie
7 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.24%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) Ambari
Vendors
1 100 (24.27%) Oracle
2 53 (12.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (2.67%) Sybase
4 9 (2.18%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.94%) Tableau
6 7 (1.70%) SAP
7 6 (1.46%) IBM
7 6 (1.46%) hybris
7 6 (1.46%) ATG
8 5 (1.21%) Red Hat
8 5 (1.21%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.21%) Cognos
9 4 (0.97%) Adobe
9 4 (0.97%) Zend
9 4 (0.97%) Sitecore
10 3 (0.73%) DevExpress
10 3 (0.73%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.73%) Google
10 3 (0.73%) Business Objects
10 3 (0.73%) Infragistics
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