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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 373 313 382
Rank change year-on-year
-60 +69
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 224 275 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.57% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.61% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 163 141
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £352 £326
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £628 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.87 £57.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.32% +53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.56 £57.50 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.17 £57.50 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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
47122 45147 49346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.47% 92.76% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29091 27426 28362
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1866 1971 2486
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.96 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -41 135 £500 -7.19% 67
South East -5 30 £450 +12.50% 17
East of England -28 18 £375 +7.14% 8
West Midlands -14 12 £450 -5.26% 6
South West -22 12 £378 -14.20% 9
Yorkshire +12 9 £413 - 7
North West -3 6 £373 -21.57% 22
East Midlands -1 2 £408 -4.11% 2
North East - - - - 1
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 135 (34.62%) HTML
2 134 (34.36%) Java
3 123 (31.54%) JavaScript
4 105 (26.92%) TDD
5 101 (25.90%) SQL
6 93 (23.85%) .NET
7 92 (23.59%) CSS
8 87 (22.31%) C#
9 86 (22.05%) XML
10 81 (20.77%) MVC
11 77 (19.74%) HTML5
12 76 (19.49%) Scrum
13 69 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
14 65 (16.67%) REST
15 64 (16.41%) jQuery
16 60 (15.38%) SQL Server
17 57 (14.62%) Finance
18 56 (14.36%) OO
19 54 (13.85%) Web Services
20 52 (13.33%) JSON
21 51 (13.08%) Mobile App
22 50 (12.82%) Spring
22 50 (12.82%) BDD
23 49 (12.56%) E-Commerce
24 43 (11.03%) SOA
24 43 (11.03%) CSS3
25 42 (10.77%) ASP.NET
26 41 (10.51%) Project Management
26 41 (10.51%) Git (software)
27 40 (10.26%) Continuous Integration

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.64%) CMS
2 16 (4.10%) Node.js
2 16 (4.10%) Tomcat
3 13 (3.33%) Apache
4 12 (3.08%) Confluence
5 10 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 8 (2.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 6 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.54%) SAS
7 6 (1.54%) Drupal
7 6 (1.54%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.28%) Apache Solr
9 4 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.03%) WordPress
9 4 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
11 2 (0.51%) IIS
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.79%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.54%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.77%) MS Office
5 2 (0.51%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.26%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 13 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.28%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.28%) RMDS
2 5 (1.28%) Magento
3 2 (0.51%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.51%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.51%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.26%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.03%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.77%) SaaS
3 2 (0.51%) Force.com
3 2 (0.51%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.26%) GitHub
4 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 34 (8.72%) Internet
2 10 (2.56%) HTTP
3 9 (2.31%) NFC
3 9 (2.31%) Bluetooth
4 4 (1.03%) HTTPS
4 4 (1.03%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.77%) VoIP
5 3 (0.77%) VPN
5 3 (0.77%) Intranet
6 2 (0.51%) Extranet
6 2 (0.51%) DNS
6 2 (0.51%) SSH
6 2 (0.51%) Multicast
7 1 (0.26%) WAN
7 1 (0.26%) FTP
7 1 (0.26%) LAN
7 1 (0.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.46%) MySQL
3 20 (5.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 16 (4.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.82%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.82%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.05%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.05%) SQLite
7 8 (2.05%) QlikView
8 7 (1.79%) Big Data
8 7 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.54%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.54%) Couchbase
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (10.51%) Git (software)
2 31 (7.95%) JIRA
3 30 (7.69%) Subversion
4 21 (5.38%) Jenkins
5 17 (4.36%) Selenium
6 15 (3.85%) JUnit
6 15 (3.85%) SpecFlow
7 12 (3.08%) Visual Studio
8 10 (2.56%) Moq
8 10 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (2.31%) Maven
9 9 (2.31%) WebDriver
9 9 (2.31%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (2.31%) NUnit
9 9 (2.31%) Eclipse
10 8 (2.05%) Gradle
11 7 (1.79%) WATIR
11 7 (1.79%) JMeter
12 5 (1.28%) PHPUnit
12 5 (1.28%) Ant
General
1 57 (14.62%) Finance
2 29 (7.44%) Banking
3 14 (3.59%) Games
3 14 (3.59%) Investment Banking
4 13 (3.33%) Marketing
5 12 (3.08%) Publishing
6 11 (2.82%) Front Office
7 9 (2.31%) Retail
8 5 (1.28%) Back Office
9 4 (1.03%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
11 1 (0.26%) Music Industry
11 1 (0.26%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 135 (34.62%) HTML
2 93 (23.85%) .NET
3 92 (23.59%) CSS
4 86 (22.05%) XML
5 77 (19.74%) HTML5
6 65 (16.67%) REST
7 64 (16.41%) jQuery
8 54 (13.85%) Web Services
9 52 (13.33%) JSON
10 50 (12.82%) Spring
11 43 (11.03%) CSS3
12 42 (10.77%) ASP.NET
13 31 (7.95%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (7.69%) Ajax
15 29 (7.44%) .NET Framework
15 29 (7.44%) OAuth
15 29 (7.44%) RESTful
16 28 (7.18%) WCF
17 25 (6.41%) AngularJS
18 20 (5.13%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 51 (13.08%) Mobile App
2 22 (5.64%) Open Source
3 15 (3.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.31%) Visualisation
5 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.54%) Fixed Income
6 6 (1.54%) iPhone
7 5 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.03%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.03%) Derivative
9 3 (0.77%) Cryptography
9 3 (0.77%) iPad
9 3 (0.77%) Social Media
10 2 (0.51%) AS400
10 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.51%) Replication
10 2 (0.51%) E-Learning
10 2 (0.51%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 31 (7.95%) Android
2 30 (7.69%) UNIX
3 25 (6.41%) Apple iOS
4 22 (5.64%) Windows
5 21 (5.38%) Linux
6 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.51%) Solaris
7 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.26%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (26.92%) TDD
2 81 (20.77%) MVC
3 76 (19.49%) Scrum
4 69 (17.69%) Agile Software Development
5 56 (14.36%) OO
6 50 (12.82%) BDD
7 49 (12.56%) E-Commerce
8 43 (11.03%) SOA
9 41 (10.51%) Project Management
10 40 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
11 37 (9.49%) Unit Testing
12 28 (7.18%) Mobile Application Development
13 27 (6.92%) Android Development
14 24 (6.15%) Kanban
15 23 (5.90%) Rapid Prototyping
15 23 (5.90%) Use Case
16 22 (5.64%) Software Engineering
16 22 (5.64%) Multithreading
17 21 (5.38%) Business Intelligence
18 19 (4.87%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 134 (34.36%) Java
2 123 (31.54%) JavaScript
3 101 (25.90%) SQL
4 87 (22.31%) C#
5 39 (10.00%) PHP
6 20 (5.13%) C++
7 18 (4.62%) Python
8 14 (3.59%) T-SQL
8 14 (3.59%) Objective-C
9 12 (3.08%) Ruby
10 11 (2.82%) VB.NET
11 10 (2.56%) PHP5
12 9 (2.31%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.31%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.79%) Scala
13 7 (1.79%) C
14 6 (1.54%) Perl
15 5 (1.28%) VB
16 4 (1.03%) ActionScript
16 4 (1.03%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 21 (5.38%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.87%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.62%) Degree
4 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.51%) MCITP
6 1 (0.26%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.26%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.64%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) EMIR
2 1 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.26%) WCAG
2 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (1.03%) Varnish
2 2 (0.51%) NFS
2 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.51%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (0.26%) HDFS
3 1 (0.26%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (1.03%) Puppet
1 4 (1.03%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.51%) Nagios
2 2 (0.51%) Control-M
3 1 (0.26%) Ansible
3 1 (0.26%) Oozie
3 1 (0.26%) Ambari
3 1 (0.26%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 37 (9.49%) Google
2 34 (8.72%) Oracle
3 32 (8.21%) Microsoft
4 27 (6.92%) Twitter
5 26 (6.67%) Facebook
6 13 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.82%) hybris
8 9 (2.31%) Zend
9 8 (2.05%) Sitecore
10 7 (1.79%) SAP
11 6 (1.54%) Apple
12 5 (1.28%) RedDot
12 5 (1.28%) Adobe
12 5 (1.28%) JBoss
13 4 (1.03%) Informatica
13 4 (1.03%) Open Text
13 4 (1.03%) Sencha
14 3 (0.77%) Splunk
14 3 (0.77%) 29West
14 3 (0.77%) Syncfusion
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