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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 385 361 326
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 228 223 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.45% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 139 146
Average daily rate
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£500 £440 £471
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -6.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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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
47807 45756 43091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.65% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 31014 28318 25816
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1784 1851 1999
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +7 145 £550 +15.78% 74
South East -24 24 £425 - 24
Yorkshire -16 20 £510 +23.63% 11
East of England -1 12 £468 +20.64% 4
East Midlands +4 7 £375 -9.09% 4
South West -6 7 £400 +6.66% 10
West Midlands -6 7 £525 +15.06% 7
North West -21 5 £475 +27.51% 20
North East - 1 £525 - 3
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Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 196 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 170 (35.42%) JavaScript
3 146 (30.42%) Java
4 145 (30.21%) HTML
5 122 (25.42%) TDD
6 114 (23.75%) CSS
7 103 (21.46%) SQL
8 97 (20.21%) Oracle
9 85 (17.71%) Scrum
10 79 (16.46%) C#
11 78 (16.25%) Finance
12 77 (16.04%) .NET
13 75 (15.63%) HTML5
14 71 (14.79%) AngularJS
15 69 (14.38%) MVC
16 63 (13.13%) SQL Server
17 60 (12.50%) OO
18 59 (12.29%) jQuery
19 54 (11.25%) Web Services
20 52 (10.83%) Linux
21 51 (10.63%) E-Commerce
22 50 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (9.79%) ASP.NET
24 46 (9.58%) REST
24 46 (9.58%) CSS3
25 44 (9.17%) Mentoring
26 43 (8.96%) Banking
27 37 (7.71%) BDD
28 36 (7.50%) Relational Database
29 35 (7.29%) Android

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 30 (6.25%) SAS
2 27 (5.63%) Node.js
3 21 (4.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 10 (2.08%) Apache Spark
4 10 (2.08%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.88%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.46%) Apache
6 7 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (1.25%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.25%) Drupal
8 5 (1.04%) CMS
9 4 (0.83%) JBoss
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle UPK
9 4 (0.83%) Apache Pig
9 4 (0.83%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.83%) Confluence
10 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
10 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
10 3 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (2.50%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.08%) MS Office
3 7 (1.46%) Mingle
4 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.04%) Magento
2 5 (1.04%) Markit EDM
3 4 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.42%) RMDS
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.21%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.83%) Taleo
3 3 (0.63%) Heroku
3 3 (0.63%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.21%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.54%) HTTP
2 8 (1.67%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.25%) Firewall
4 5 (1.04%) SSL
5 4 (0.83%) Intranet
5 4 (0.83%) Internet
6 3 (0.63%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.42%) NFC
7 2 (0.42%) AMQP
8 1 (0.21%) DNS
8 1 (0.21%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.13%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.50%) Relational Database
3 31 (6.46%) MongoDB
4 24 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 23 (4.79%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (4.79%) MySQL
6 20 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 18 (3.75%) Redis
9 16 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 15 (3.13%) Base SAS
10 15 (3.13%) Hadoop
11 14 (2.92%) RDBMS
12 13 (2.71%) CouchDB
13 10 (2.08%) Big Data
14 8 (1.67%) QlikView
14 8 (1.67%) OLTP
15 6 (1.25%) NoSQL
15 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (1.25%) Impala
Development Applications
1 28 (5.83%) Git (software)
1 28 (5.83%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.00%) Maven
2 24 (5.00%) Selenium
3 17 (3.54%) ERwin
4 14 (2.92%) Subversion
4 14 (2.92%) jMock
5 12 (2.50%) RSpec
6 11 (2.29%) JUnit
7 10 (2.08%) Jasmine
8 9 (1.88%) SpecFlow
8 9 (1.88%) JIRA
8 9 (1.88%) WebDriver
9 8 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
9 8 (1.67%) Grunt
10 7 (1.46%) Xcode
10 7 (1.46%) Mockito
11 6 (1.25%) NUnit
11 6 (1.25%) Ant
11 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (16.25%) Finance
2 43 (8.96%) Banking
3 26 (5.42%) Retail
4 21 (4.38%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.50%) Front Office
6 11 (2.29%) Marketing
7 10 (2.08%) Back Office
8 9 (1.88%) Publishing
9 6 (1.25%) Games
10 5 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 5 (1.04%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.63%) Local Government
13 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.21%) Automotive
13 1 (0.21%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (30.21%) HTML
2 114 (23.75%) CSS
3 77 (16.04%) .NET
4 75 (15.63%) HTML5
5 71 (14.79%) AngularJS
6 59 (12.29%) jQuery
7 54 (11.25%) Web Services
8 47 (9.79%) ASP.NET
9 46 (9.58%) REST
9 46 (9.58%) CSS3
10 33 (6.88%) Spring
11 31 (6.46%) ASP.NET MVC
12 28 (5.83%) SOAP
13 27 (5.63%) XML
13 27 (5.63%) .NET Framework
14 26 (5.42%) J2EE
15 24 (5.00%) Ajax
16 23 (4.79%) JSON
17 22 (4.58%) WPF
18 17 (3.54%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 23 (4.79%) Mobile App
2 14 (2.92%) Computer Science
3 11 (2.29%) User Experience
4 8 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (1.67%) Inversion of Control
4 8 (1.67%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 7 (1.46%) E-Learning
5 7 (1.46%) iPhone
6 6 (1.25%) Credit Risk
7 5 (1.04%) Data Structures
7 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.04%) Derivative
8 4 (0.83%) Equities
8 4 (0.83%) iPad
8 4 (0.83%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.83%) Semantic Web
8 4 (0.83%) Visualisation
8 4 (0.83%) iDTV
9 3 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (10.83%) Linux
2 35 (7.29%) UNIX
2 35 (7.29%) Android
3 34 (7.08%) Apple iOS
4 16 (3.33%) Windows
5 7 (1.46%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.83%) Solaris
7 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.21%) AIX
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 196 (40.83%) Agile Software Development
2 122 (25.42%) TDD
3 85 (17.71%) Scrum
4 69 (14.38%) MVC
5 60 (12.50%) OO
6 51 (10.63%) E-Commerce
7 50 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (9.17%) Mentoring
9 37 (7.71%) BDD
10 34 (7.08%) Data Modelling
11 32 (6.67%) Web Development
12 31 (6.46%) Unit Testing
12 31 (6.46%) Business Intelligence
13 29 (6.04%) ETL
13 29 (6.04%) Project Management
13 29 (6.04%) Software Engineering
14 27 (5.63%) User Stories
15 26 (5.42%) SDLC
16 22 (4.58%) Responsive Web Design
17 20 (4.17%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 170 (35.42%) JavaScript
2 146 (30.42%) Java
3 103 (21.46%) SQL
4 79 (16.46%) C#
5 28 (5.83%) Python
6 22 (4.58%) Ruby
6 22 (4.58%) PHP
7 21 (4.38%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.33%) Objective-C
9 14 (2.92%) C++
10 9 (1.88%) Scala
11 7 (1.46%) Perl
12 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
13 5 (1.04%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.83%) R
14 4 (0.83%) PHP5
14 4 (0.83%) C
15 3 (0.63%) Erlang
15 3 (0.63%) SAS Macro
15 3 (0.63%) F#
Qualifications
1 19 (3.96%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.75%) Degree
3 13 (2.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.83%) CIPD
5 3 (0.63%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.38%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.21%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.04%) HDFS
2 3 (0.63%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) IAG
3 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (3.13%) Puppet
2 12 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.46%) Ansible
4 4 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.42%) Capistrano
5 2 (0.42%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.21%) Control-M
Vendors
1 97 (20.21%) Oracle
2 33 (6.88%) Microsoft
3 22 (4.58%) Informatica
4 21 (4.38%) Adobe
5 10 (2.08%) SAP
5 10 (2.08%) Bloomberg
5 10 (2.08%) hybris
6 9 (1.88%) IBM
6 9 (1.88%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (1.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (0.83%) Apple
8 4 (0.83%) Google
9 3 (0.63%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.63%) Tableau
9 3 (0.63%) Ab Initio
9 3 (0.63%) Syncfusion
9 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.63%) EPiServer
9 3 (0.63%) Pega
9 3 (0.63%) webMethods
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