The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 276 295 287
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 128 102 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.58% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.49% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 64 71
Average daily rate
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£533 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £418
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.22
Lead Developer
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
City of London +12 20 £540 +27.05% 23
Bromley - 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 97 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (38.40%) JavaScript
3 85 (34.00%) Java
4 78 (31.20%) HTML
5 64 (25.60%) Oracle
6 60 (24.00%) CSS
7 55 (22.00%) SQL
8 54 (21.60%) TDD
9 47 (18.80%) .NET
10 43 (17.20%) C#
11 40 (16.00%) Scrum
12 39 (15.60%) HTML5
13 38 (15.20%) Finance
13 38 (15.20%) Banking
14 37 (14.80%) OO
14 37 (14.80%) AngularJS
15 36 (14.40%) SQL Server
16 35 (14.00%) jQuery
17 30 (12.00%) Web Services
18 29 (11.60%) MVC
18 29 (11.60%) REST
19 27 (10.80%) Linux
20 26 (10.40%) Relational Database
21 24 (9.60%) CSS3
22 23 (9.20%) MySQL
23 22 (8.80%) ASP.NET
24 21 (8.40%) E-Commerce
24 21 (8.40%) Hibernate
24 21 (8.40%) Web Development
24 21 (8.40%) Apple iOS

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (5.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 13 (5.20%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.00%) Node.js
4 9 (3.60%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.60%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.20%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.80%) CMS
6 7 (2.80%) Apache Solr
6 7 (2.80%) nginx
7 6 (2.40%) Apache
8 5 (2.00%) Confluence
8 5 (2.00%) Drupal
8 5 (2.00%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (1.60%) WebSphere
9 4 (1.60%) IIS
9 4 (1.60%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (1.20%) JBoss
10 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 7 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.40%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.20%) RMDS
2 2 (0.80%) Magento
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.80%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.20%) Heroku
4 7 (2.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.40%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.40%) HTTP
2 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
2 3 (1.20%) AMQP
3 2 (0.80%) NFC
3 2 (0.80%) Internet
3 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.40%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.40%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.40%) Relational Database
3 23 (9.20%) MySQL
4 20 (8.00%) Redis
4 20 (8.00%) RDBMS
5 18 (7.20%) Hadoop
6 17 (6.80%) MongoDB
7 13 (5.20%) Big Data
8 12 (4.80%) CouchDB
9 10 (4.00%) Impala
9 10 (4.00%) Oracle Database
9 10 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (3.60%) HBase
10 9 (3.60%) Apache Hive
10 9 (3.60%) QlikView
11 8 (3.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (3.20%) OLTP
12 7 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (1.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.80%) jMock
3 11 (4.40%) JUnit
3 11 (4.40%) Eclipse
4 10 (4.00%) Subversion
5 9 (3.60%) JIRA
6 8 (3.20%) RSpec
6 8 (3.20%) Oracle APEX
6 8 (3.20%) Maven
7 7 (2.80%) Toad
7 7 (2.80%) Xcode
7 7 (2.80%) Grunt
8 5 (2.00%) Visual Studio
9 4 (1.60%) Selenium
9 4 (1.60%) Mockito
9 4 (1.60%) Gradle
9 4 (1.60%) Jenkins
9 4 (1.60%) Jasmine
9 4 (1.60%) Appium
9 4 (1.60%) NUnit
General
1 38 (15.20%) Finance
1 38 (15.20%) Banking
2 19 (7.60%) Investment Banking
3 11 (4.40%) Front Office
4 5 (2.00%) Retail
5 4 (1.60%) Back Office
6 3 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.20%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Games
7 2 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
7 2 (0.80%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (31.20%) HTML
2 60 (24.00%) CSS
3 47 (18.80%) .NET
4 39 (15.60%) HTML5
5 37 (14.80%) AngularJS
6 35 (14.00%) jQuery
7 30 (12.00%) Web Services
8 29 (11.60%) REST
9 24 (9.60%) CSS3
10 22 (8.80%) ASP.NET
11 21 (8.40%) Hibernate
12 20 (8.00%) Memcached
13 18 (7.20%) XML
14 15 (6.00%) JSON
14 15 (6.00%) ASP.NET MVC
15 14 (5.60%) J2EE
15 14 (5.60%) .NET Framework
15 14 (5.60%) Spring
16 13 (5.20%) WPF
17 12 (4.80%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.00%) Mobile App
1 10 (4.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.60%) Computer Science
3 7 (2.80%) Data Structures
4 6 (2.40%) Open Source
4 6 (2.40%) Derivative
5 5 (2.00%) User Experience
6 4 (1.60%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.60%) Credit Risk
6 4 (1.60%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.60%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.60%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.60%) Algorithms
6 4 (1.60%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.60%) iDTV
7 3 (1.20%) Mathematics
7 3 (1.20%) Equities
8 2 (0.80%) iPhone
8 2 (0.80%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 27 (10.80%) Linux
2 21 (8.40%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.60%) Android
4 15 (6.00%) UNIX
5 9 (3.60%) Windows
6 4 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.20%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.20%) Solaris
7 3 (1.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.40%) AIX
8 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (38.80%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (21.60%) TDD
3 40 (16.00%) Scrum
4 37 (14.80%) OO
5 29 (11.60%) MVC
6 21 (8.40%) E-Commerce
6 21 (8.40%) Web Development
7 20 (8.00%) BDD
7 20 (8.00%) Mentoring
8 19 (7.60%) Pair Programming
9 17 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.40%) OOD
11 15 (6.00%) User Stories
12 12 (4.80%) Technical Analysis
12 12 (4.80%) Project Management
13 11 (4.40%) Software Engineering
13 11 (4.40%) Multithreading
14 10 (4.00%) Unit Testing
14 10 (4.00%) Coaching
14 10 (4.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 96 (38.40%) JavaScript
2 85 (34.00%) Java
3 55 (22.00%) SQL
4 43 (17.20%) C#
5 20 (8.00%) Python
6 12 (4.80%) PHP
7 11 (4.40%) Ruby
7 11 (4.40%) Scala
8 10 (4.00%) C++
9 9 (3.60%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.60%) R
10 6 (2.40%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.00%) Perl
12 4 (1.60%) C
13 3 (1.20%) F#
14 2 (0.80%) Erlang
14 2 (0.80%) Apple Swift
14 2 (0.80%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.80%) Fortran
15 1 (0.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 12 (4.80%) Security Cleared
1 12 (4.80%) Degree
2 9 (3.60%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.20%) Sun Certification
4 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (0.80%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.40%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.60%) HDFS
2 1 (0.40%) GridGain
2 1 (0.40%) IAG
Systems Management
1 9 (3.60%) Hadoop YARN
2 7 (2.80%) Puppet
2 7 (2.80%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.40%) Ansible
3 1 (0.40%) CA LISA
3 1 (0.40%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 64 (25.60%) Oracle
2 16 (6.40%) Microsoft
3 14 (5.60%) Adobe
4 5 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (2.00%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.60%) Syncfusion
5 4 (1.60%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.60%) DevExpress
5 4 (1.60%) Google
5 4 (1.60%) Sybase
5 4 (1.60%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.60%) Apple
6 3 (1.20%) Informatica
6 3 (1.20%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.20%) hybris
6 3 (1.20%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.80%) Zend
7 2 (0.80%) Tableau
7 2 (0.80%) IBM
8 1 (0.40%) Sun
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