The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 26 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 17 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 5.67% 0.35% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.09% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
279 275 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 93.00% 95.49% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 157 129
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 29
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +29.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.01 £35.20 £47.50
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 Kent

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 26 (92.86%) XML
2 26 (92.86%) Internet
2 26 (92.86%) Google
2 26 (92.86%) JSON
2 26 (92.86%) OAuth
2 26 (92.86%) REST
2 26 (92.86%) Facebook
2 26 (92.86%) Twitter
2 26 (92.86%) Mobile App
2 26 (92.86%) Mobile Application Development
3 24 (85.71%) SOA
4 23 (82.14%) TDD
4 23 (82.14%) Use Case
4 23 (82.14%) Rapid Prototyping
5 14 (50.00%) Games
5 14 (50.00%) Spring
5 14 (50.00%) Java
5 14 (50.00%) Game Development
6 12 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 10 (35.71%) Unity DI Container
8 2 (7.14%) Ajax
8 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (7.14%) jQuery
8 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
8 2 (7.14%) C#
8 2 (7.14%) HTML
8 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
8 2 (7.14%) .NET
8 2 (7.14%) SQL Server

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (50.00%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (92.86%) XML
1 26 (92.86%) JSON
1 26 (92.86%) OAuth
1 26 (92.86%) REST
2 14 (50.00%) Spring
3 12 (42.86%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 10 (35.71%) Unity DI Container
5 2 (7.14%) Ajax
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (7.14%) jQuery
5 2 (7.14%) HTML
5 2 (7.14%) .NET
5 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
5 2 (7.14%) CSS
5 2 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (92.86%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (92.86%) Mobile Application Development
2 24 (85.71%) SOA
3 23 (82.14%) TDD
3 23 (82.14%) Use Case
3 23 (82.14%) Rapid Prototyping
4 14 (50.00%) Game Development
5 2 (7.14%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 28 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (7.14%) JavaScript
3 2 (7.14%) C#
3 2 (7.14%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 26 (92.86%) Google
1 26 (92.86%) Facebook
1 26 (92.86%) Twitter