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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 338 354 400
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 266 237 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.56% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.54% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 168 111
Average daily rate £450 £460 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £628 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.24% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.00 -
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
44757 43990 42263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.65% 94.48% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29198 27793 25435
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1556 1772 1890
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.35 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the England region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 136 £500 +3.35% 102
South East +6 32 £450 - 21
North West +4 25 £425 +6.25% 14
West Midlands -1 21 £456 +7.35% 11
South West +9 14 £375 +6.38% 12
East of England -5 14 £390 -8.23% 8
North East -14 8 £505 - 2
East Midlands -3 7 £450 +16.12% 6
Yorkshire -23 6 £400 -11.11% 14
Midlands - 1 - -
Lead Developer
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 253 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (32.87%) Java
3 154 (26.92%) JavaScript
4 150 (26.22%) HTML
5 123 (21.50%) SQL
6 120 (20.98%) CSS
7 115 (20.10%) .NET
8 106 (18.53%) TDD
9 105 (18.36%) MVC
10 98 (17.13%) Scrum
10 98 (17.13%) Finance
11 95 (16.61%) C#
12 87 (15.21%) SQL Server
13 78 (13.64%) AngularJS
14 77 (13.46%) Oracle
14 77 (13.46%) Web Services
15 76 (13.29%) OO
16 73 (12.76%) HTML5
17 67 (11.71%) XML
17 67 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
18 62 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
19 61 (10.66%) REST
20 58 (10.14%) Mentoring
21 57 (9.97%) BDD
21 57 (9.97%) jQuery
21 57 (9.97%) Spring
22 56 (9.79%) J2EE
23 55 (9.62%) Microsoft
24 54 (9.44%) RESTful
24 54 (9.44%) Open Source

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 45 (7.87%) Node.js
2 27 (4.72%) SAS
3 24 (4.20%) Apache
4 20 (3.50%) Tomcat
4 20 (3.50%) WebLogic
5 16 (2.80%) Confluence
6 14 (2.45%) CMS
7 13 (2.27%) JBoss
8 9 (1.57%) Drupal
8 9 (1.57%) IIS
8 9 (1.57%) Oracle Workflow
8 9 (1.57%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.57%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
10 7 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
11 5 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
11 5 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.70%) WildFly
12 4 (0.70%) WordPress
Applications
1 13 (2.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.35%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.17%) Simulink
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.27%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 12 (2.10%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.57%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.70%) BusinessWorks
5 4 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.52%) Magento
7 2 (0.35%) BigMachines
7 2 (0.35%) Eloqua
8 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (2.97%) GitHub
3 11 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.75%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (1.75%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.52%) SaaS
6 2 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.35%) Force.com
6 2 (0.35%) Heroku
6 2 (0.35%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.85%) HTTP
2 7 (1.22%) LDAP
3 6 (1.05%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.70%) Internet
4 4 (0.70%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.52%) DNS
5 3 (0.52%) SSL
6 2 (0.35%) Firewall
6 2 (0.35%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.35%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) CTI
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) Modbus
7 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (15.21%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.04%) MySQL
3 41 (7.17%) Relational Database
4 37 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 32 (5.59%) NoSQL
6 23 (4.02%) MongoDB
7 22 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.67%) BusinessObjects
9 20 (3.50%) Oracle Database
10 15 (2.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 14 (2.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
13 10 (1.75%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.75%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (1.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.40%) Big Data
16 7 (1.22%) Redis
16 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 51 (8.92%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.99%) JIRA
3 33 (5.77%) Subversion
4 25 (4.37%) Jenkins
4 25 (4.37%) JUnit
5 18 (3.15%) Maven
5 18 (3.15%) Selenium
6 17 (2.97%) ClearCase
7 15 (2.62%) Grunt
7 15 (2.62%) Team Foundation Server
8 13 (2.27%) Xcode
9 12 (2.10%) Gradle
9 12 (2.10%) Oracle Forms
10 10 (1.75%) ERwin
11 9 (1.57%) Cucumber
11 9 (1.57%) gulp
11 9 (1.57%) Visual Studio
12 7 (1.22%) CA Gen
12 7 (1.22%) ClearQuest
12 7 (1.22%) Mockito
General
1 98 (17.13%) Finance
2 44 (7.69%) Banking
3 20 (3.50%) Retail
4 19 (3.32%) Marketing
5 15 (2.62%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.62%) Publishing
5 15 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.27%) Front Office
7 8 (1.40%) Electronics
7 8 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.22%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.22%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.70%) Back Office
9 4 (0.70%) Local Government
10 3 (0.52%) Automotive
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Law
12 1 (0.17%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (26.22%) HTML
2 120 (20.98%) CSS
3 115 (20.10%) .NET
4 78 (13.64%) AngularJS
5 77 (13.46%) Web Services
6 73 (12.76%) HTML5
7 67 (11.71%) XML
8 61 (10.66%) REST
9 57 (9.97%) jQuery
9 57 (9.97%) Spring
10 56 (9.79%) J2EE
11 54 (9.44%) RESTful
12 47 (8.22%) ASP.NET
13 46 (8.04%) CSS3
14 44 (7.69%) JSON
15 40 (6.99%) SOAP
16 39 (6.82%) Ajax
17 29 (5.07%) Hibernate
18 24 (4.20%) ASP.NET MVC
19 20 (3.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.99%) User Experience
2 20 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (2.62%) Mobile App
4 12 (2.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (1.75%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.57%) Animation
7 8 (1.40%) W3C
8 7 (1.22%) Blog
8 7 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
9 6 (1.05%) Computer Science
10 5 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.87%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.87%) Fintech
10 5 (0.87%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.87%) iPad
10 5 (0.87%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (0.52%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.52%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.52%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 50 (8.74%) Unix
2 43 (7.52%) Linux
3 29 (5.07%) Apple iOS
4 28 (4.90%) Windows
5 27 (4.72%) Android
6 6 (1.05%) CentOS
7 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.52%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server
8 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.17%) AIX
10 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.17%) Solaris
10 1 (0.17%) SUSE
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (44.23%) Agile Software Development
2 106 (18.53%) TDD
3 105 (18.36%) MVC
4 98 (17.13%) Scrum
5 76 (13.29%) OO
6 67 (11.71%) Business Intelligence
7 62 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
8 58 (10.14%) Mentoring
9 57 (9.97%) BDD
10 54 (9.44%) Open Source
11 43 (7.52%) E-Commerce
12 42 (7.34%) Analytics
13 41 (7.17%) Web Development
14 37 (6.47%) Data Modelling
15 35 (6.12%) Front End Development
15 35 (6.12%) Unit Testing
16 31 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
17 30 (5.24%) SOA
18 26 (4.55%) SDLC
19 25 (4.37%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 188 (32.87%) Java
2 154 (26.92%) JavaScript
3 123 (21.50%) SQL
4 95 (16.61%) C#
5 46 (8.04%) PHP
6 31 (5.42%) C++
6 31 (5.42%) PL/SQL
6 31 (5.42%) Python
7 25 (4.37%) Perl
8 24 (4.20%) Ruby
8 24 (4.20%) T-SQL
9 19 (3.32%) Shell Script
10 18 (3.15%) Scala
11 13 (2.27%) Objective-C
12 12 (2.10%) Apple Swift
13 10 (1.75%) VB
14 9 (1.57%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.22%) Apex Code
15 7 (1.22%) Go
16 6 (1.05%) VB6
Qualifications
1 26 (4.55%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.15%) Degree
3 10 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.87%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.52%) CCNP
5 3 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.17%) MCSE
6 1 (0.17%) MCT
6 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.45%) QA
2 13 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.70%) WCAG
4 3 (0.52%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) MiFID
5 2 (0.35%) SLA
5 2 (0.35%) WAI
6 1 (0.17%) BS7666
System Software
1 8 (1.40%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.17%) HDFS
2 1 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (1.05%) Puppet
2 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.17%) logstash
2 1 (0.17%) Mesos
2 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 77 (13.46%) Oracle
2 55 (9.62%) Microsoft
3 30 (5.24%) Informatica
4 17 (2.97%) Pega
5 15 (2.62%) Tableau
6 14 (2.45%) hybris
6 14 (2.45%) TIBCO
7 12 (2.10%) Google
8 10 (1.75%) IBM
8 10 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.75%) SAP
9 8 (1.40%) Kofax
9 8 (1.40%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.40%) webMethods
10 7 (1.22%) BEA
11 6 (1.05%) Teradata
12 5 (0.87%) ServiceNow
12 5 (0.87%) Sybase
13 4 (0.70%) EPiServer
14 3 (0.52%) Sencha
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