The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 65 52 71
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.82% 0.19% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.21% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 6
Average daily rate
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£550 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £17.78
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +110.91%
Lead Developer
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire 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
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
808 485 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 95.17% 93.81% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 239 425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 42 64
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £46.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer in the job title across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Developer across the Hertfordshire region.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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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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
Watford - - - - 2
Lead Developer
East of England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Marketing
3 5 (55.56%) WCF
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (55.56%) REST
3 5 (55.56%) C#
3 5 (55.56%) .NET
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
3 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
3 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (44.44%) Couchbase
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
6 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (22.22%) Web Services
6 2 (22.22%) XML
6 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
6 2 (22.22%) J2EE
6 2 (22.22%) Java
6 2 (22.22%) Java EE
6 2 (22.22%) Ajax
6 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
6 2 (22.22%) Spring

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic Portal
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) Couchbase
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (55.56%) SpecFlow
1 5 (55.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Jasmine
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 5 (55.56%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) .NET
1 5 (55.56%) WCF
1 5 (55.56%) REST
2 2 (22.22%) Ajax
2 2 (22.22%) Java EE
2 2 (22.22%) J2EE
2 2 (22.22%) Web Services
2 2 (22.22%) XML
2 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
2 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 1 (11.11%) JSF
3 1 (11.11%) XHTML
3 1 (11.11%) EJB
3 1 (11.11%) CSS
3 1 (11.11%) jQuery
3 1 (11.11%) HTML5
3 1 (11.11%) CSS3
3 1 (11.11%) Backbone.js
3 1 (11.11%) HTML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (66.67%) TDD
3 5 (55.56%) Automated Testing
3 5 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (55.56%) BDD
4 3 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (22.22%) SOA
6 1 (11.11%) ETL
6 1 (11.11%) SEO
6 1 (11.11%) Scrum
6 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (11.11%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) C#
2 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) PL/SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
1 1 (11.11%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (11.11%) BEA