The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 269 249 309
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 133 171 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.71% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.76% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 101 73
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£500 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £648 £617
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £57.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21859 22413 24498
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.70% 92.41% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 14991 15271 15886
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 461 651
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the London region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
City of London +6 31 £500 -4.76% 13
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Bromley - - - - 2
Croydon - - - - 2
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 88 (39.46%) HTML
1 88 (39.46%) JavaScript
2 76 (34.08%) Java
3 67 (30.04%) CSS
4 58 (26.01%) TDD
5 56 (25.11%) HTML5
6 52 (23.32%) .NET
7 51 (22.87%) C#
8 42 (18.83%) MVC
9 39 (17.49%) Scrum
9 39 (17.49%) SQL
9 39 (17.49%) jQuery
10 38 (17.04%) CSS3
11 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (15.70%) Finance
13 34 (15.25%) Android
14 33 (14.80%) BDD
14 33 (14.80%) XML
15 31 (13.90%) Web Services
15 31 (13.90%) OO
15 31 (13.90%) SQL Server
15 31 (13.90%) Android Development
16 29 (13.00%) E-Commerce
17 28 (12.56%) PHP
18 25 (11.21%) Git (software)
18 25 (11.21%) JSON
18 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET
18 25 (11.21%) Project Management
19 24 (10.76%) REST
19 24 (10.76%) Mobile App

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 19 (8.52%) CMS
2 10 (4.48%) Node.js
3 9 (4.04%) Apache
4 6 (2.69%) SAS
5 5 (2.24%) Drupal
5 5 (2.24%) Sitecore CMS
5 5 (2.24%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.79%) WordPress
7 3 (1.35%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.35%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.90%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.45%) IIS
9 1 (0.45%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.69%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.24%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.90%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.45%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.45%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (2.24%) RMDS
2 4 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.79%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.79%) Magento
3 1 (0.45%) Towers Watson Igloo
3 1 (0.45%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.45%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.45%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (1.35%) SaaS
2 2 (0.90%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.90%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.04%) Bluetooth
1 9 (4.04%) NFC
2 6 (2.69%) HTTP
3 5 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.35%) VPN
4 3 (1.35%) VoIP
4 3 (1.35%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.35%) Intranet
4 3 (1.35%) Internet
5 2 (0.90%) Extranet
5 2 (0.90%) Multicast
5 2 (0.90%) LDAP
6 1 (0.45%) SSL
6 1 (0.45%) WAN
6 1 (0.45%) FTP
6 1 (0.45%) LAN
6 1 (0.45%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (13.90%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.42%) MySQL
3 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.04%) QlikView
4 9 (4.04%) SQLite
5 7 (3.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (3.14%) NoSQL
6 6 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (2.24%) Hadoop
7 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 5 (2.24%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.79%) Big Data
8 4 (1.79%) Spotfire
8 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.79%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.35%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.35%) MS Access
9 3 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 25 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 15 (6.73%) Subversion
3 10 (4.48%) JIRA
3 10 (4.48%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.59%) Gradle
4 8 (3.59%) Visual Studio
5 7 (3.14%) SpecFlow
6 6 (2.69%) Eclipse
6 6 (2.69%) Selenium
7 5 (2.24%) Xcode
7 5 (2.24%) NUnit
7 5 (2.24%) Rhino Mocks
7 5 (2.24%) Moq
8 3 (1.35%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.35%) PhoneGap
8 3 (1.35%) Maven
9 2 (0.90%) Ant
9 2 (0.90%) Grunt
9 2 (0.90%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.90%) Behat
General
1 35 (15.70%) Finance
2 20 (8.97%) Banking
3 11 (4.93%) Publishing
4 10 (4.48%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.48%) Front Office
5 6 (2.69%) Marketing
6 4 (1.79%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Retail
8 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.45%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (39.46%) HTML
2 67 (30.04%) CSS
3 56 (25.11%) HTML5
4 52 (23.32%) .NET
5 39 (17.49%) jQuery
6 38 (17.04%) CSS3
7 33 (14.80%) XML
8 31 (13.90%) Web Services
9 25 (11.21%) JSON
9 25 (11.21%) ASP.NET
10 24 (10.76%) REST
11 23 (10.31%) RESTful
12 20 (8.97%) ASP.NET MVC
13 17 (7.62%) Backbone.js
13 17 (7.62%) AngularJS
14 15 (6.73%) .NET Framework
15 14 (6.28%) Ajax
15 14 (6.28%) SOAP
15 14 (6.28%) WCF
16 10 (4.48%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.76%) Mobile App
2 13 (5.83%) Open Source
3 8 (3.59%) Visualisation
3 8 (3.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.69%) iPhone
5 5 (2.24%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.24%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.79%) Derivative
6 4 (1.79%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.79%) Data Integration
6 4 (1.79%) Social Media
7 3 (1.35%) Mathematics
8 2 (0.90%) iPad
8 2 (0.90%) TWAP
8 2 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.90%) Social Network
8 2 (0.90%) VWAP
8 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (15.25%) Android
2 18 (8.07%) Apple iOS
3 13 (5.83%) Linux
4 10 (4.48%) Windows
5 9 (4.04%) UNIX
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Solaris
6 1 (0.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (26.01%) TDD
2 42 (18.83%) MVC
3 39 (17.49%) Scrum
4 36 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (14.80%) BDD
6 31 (13.90%) Android Development
6 31 (13.90%) OO
7 29 (13.00%) E-Commerce
8 25 (11.21%) Project Management
9 23 (10.31%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.97%) Multithreading
11 19 (8.52%) Software Engineering
12 18 (8.07%) iOS Development
13 15 (6.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 14 (6.28%) Analytics
15 13 (5.83%) Unit Testing
15 13 (5.83%) Kanban
16 12 (5.38%) OOP
17 11 (4.93%) SOA
18 10 (4.48%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 88 (39.46%) JavaScript
2 76 (34.08%) Java
3 51 (22.87%) C#
4 39 (17.49%) SQL
5 28 (12.56%) PHP
6 16 (7.17%) C++
7 11 (4.93%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.93%) Python
7 11 (4.93%) Objective-C
8 8 (3.59%) PHP5
9 7 (3.14%) Ruby
9 7 (3.14%) C
10 6 (2.69%) Shell Script
11 5 (2.24%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.79%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.79%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.35%) Clojure
13 3 (1.35%) Scala
13 3 (1.35%) Erlang
13 3 (1.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 15 (6.73%) Degree
2 7 (3.14%) SC Cleared
2 7 (3.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.62%) QA
2 1 (0.45%) EMIR
2 1 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.45%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.79%) Varnish
2 1 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.45%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.45%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.79%) Puppet
1 4 (1.79%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.90%) Control-M
3 1 (0.45%) Nagios
3 1 (0.45%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.45%) Ambari
3 1 (0.45%) Ansible
3 1 (0.45%) Oozie
Vendors
1 20 (8.97%) Microsoft
2 15 (6.73%) Oracle
3 10 (4.48%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (4.04%) Google
5 7 (3.14%) Zend
6 5 (2.24%) Sitecore
6 5 (2.24%) RedDot
6 5 (2.24%) Apple
7 4 (1.79%) Open Text
7 4 (1.79%) DevExpress
7 4 (1.79%) 29West
7 4 (1.79%) Syncfusion
8 3 (1.35%) Cognos
8 3 (1.35%) Adobe
9 2 (0.90%) Sybase
9 2 (0.90%) SAP
9 2 (0.90%) JBoss
9 2 (0.90%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.90%) Palantir
9 2 (0.90%) ServiceNow
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