The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 262 269 300
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 160 149 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.74% 0.67% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.71% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 117 77
Median daily rate £550 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £655 £630 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -
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
20620 20986 21502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.88% 94.64% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 14993 14495 15145
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 395 388
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 25 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 16 £625 +15.74% 12
Croydon - 3 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 3 £650 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 156 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 145 (50.17%) Java
3 88 (30.45%) JavaScript
4 82 (28.37%) HTML
5 79 (27.34%) Spring
6 73 (25.26%) Finance
6 73 (25.26%) CSS
7 69 (23.88%) Scrum
8 66 (22.84%) TDD
9 63 (21.80%) SQL
10 59 (20.42%) REST
11 51 (17.65%) jQuery
12 47 (16.26%) E-Commerce
12 47 (16.26%) Web Services
13 46 (15.92%) OO
14 45 (15.57%) J2EE
15 44 (15.22%) AngularJS
16 42 (14.53%) MVC
17 41 (14.19%) .NET
18 40 (13.84%) C#
19 39 (13.49%) Banking
19 39 (13.49%) HTML5
19 39 (13.49%) Git (software)
20 38 (13.15%) Oracle
20 38 (13.15%) XML
21 37 (12.80%) BDD
22 34 (11.76%) Mentoring
23 33 (11.42%) Front End Development
23 33 (11.42%) JUnit
23 33 (11.42%) Maven

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (8.30%) Apache
2 23 (7.96%) Tomcat
3 20 (6.92%) Node.js
4 12 (4.15%) Confluence
5 10 (3.46%) WebSphere
5 10 (3.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (3.11%) CMS
6 9 (3.11%) Drupal
7 8 (2.77%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (2.42%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.73%) JBoss
10 4 (1.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.38%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.38%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.38%) SharePoint
11 3 (1.04%) GemFire
11 3 (1.04%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.04%) Mule
11 3 (1.04%) SAS
11 3 (1.04%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (4.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.38%) MS Office
3 2 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.69%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.69%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.73%) Summit
3 3 (1.04%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Magento
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (3.11%) GitHub
4 1 (0.35%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.35%) Force.com
4 1 (0.35%) Google Play
4 1 (0.35%) Heroku
4 1 (0.35%) IaaS
4 1 (0.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (4.84%) HTTP
2 6 (2.08%) Internet
3 5 (1.73%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.73%) SSL
4 4 (1.38%) DNS
4 4 (1.38%) SNMP
5 1 (0.35%) Intranet
5 1 (0.35%) LDAP
5 1 (0.35%) SSH
5 1 (0.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.07%) MySQL
2 31 (10.73%) SQL Server
3 29 (10.03%) Relational Database
4 21 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.19%) NoSQL
5 15 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.81%) MongoDB
8 8 (2.77%) Oracle Database 10g
8 8 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (2.08%) Big Data
10 6 (2.08%) DB2
10 6 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.73%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.73%) Neo4j
12 4 (1.38%) MS Access
12 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 4 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
13 3 (1.04%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 39 (13.49%) Git (software)
2 33 (11.42%) JUnit
2 33 (11.42%) Maven
3 27 (9.34%) JIRA
4 23 (7.96%) Subversion
5 13 (4.50%) Jenkins
5 13 (4.50%) Selenium
6 9 (3.11%) Gradle
6 9 (3.11%) Grunt
6 9 (3.11%) Mockito
7 8 (2.77%) Cucumber
7 8 (2.77%) Eclipse
8 7 (2.42%) Ant
9 6 (2.08%) gulp
9 6 (2.08%) SoapUI
10 5 (1.73%) webpack
11 4 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 4 (1.38%) WebDriver
12 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.04%) TestNG
General
1 73 (25.26%) Finance
2 39 (13.49%) Banking
3 27 (9.34%) Retail
4 15 (5.19%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.50%) Telecoms
6 10 (3.46%) Electronics
6 10 (3.46%) Manufacturing
6 10 (3.46%) Marketing
7 9 (3.11%) Front Office
7 9 (3.11%) Retail Banking
8 7 (2.42%) Back Office
9 6 (2.08%) Law
10 4 (1.38%) Local Government
11 2 (0.69%) Publishing
12 1 (0.35%) Advertising
12 1 (0.35%) Games
12 1 (0.35%) Legal
12 1 (0.35%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (28.37%) HTML
2 79 (27.34%) Spring
3 73 (25.26%) CSS
4 59 (20.42%) REST
5 51 (17.65%) jQuery
6 47 (16.26%) Web Services
7 45 (15.57%) J2EE
8 44 (15.22%) AngularJS
9 41 (14.19%) .NET
10 39 (13.49%) HTML5
11 38 (13.15%) XML
12 32 (11.07%) CSS3
13 29 (10.03%) Ajax
14 27 (9.34%) Hibernate
15 23 (7.96%) JSON
15 23 (7.96%) Sass
16 22 (7.61%) RESTful
17 21 (7.27%) Spring MVC
18 19 (6.57%) ASP.NET
19 17 (5.88%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.15%) User Experience
2 9 (3.11%) Animation
2 9 (3.11%) Mobile Banking
3 8 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (2.77%) W3C
4 7 (2.42%) Fixed Income
5 6 (2.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 5 (1.73%) Mobile App
7 4 (1.38%) Derivative
7 4 (1.38%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.04%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.04%) Credit Derivative
8 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.04%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.04%) Equities
8 3 (1.04%) Fintech
8 3 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 3 (1.04%) Statistics
9 2 (0.69%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 29 (10.03%) Linux
2 28 (9.69%) Unix
3 15 (5.19%) Android
4 9 (3.11%) Apple iOS
4 9 (3.11%) Windows
5 1 (0.35%) AIX
5 1 (0.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (53.98%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (23.88%) Scrum
3 66 (22.84%) TDD
4 47 (16.26%) E-Commerce
5 46 (15.92%) OO
6 42 (14.53%) MVC
7 37 (12.80%) BDD
8 34 (11.76%) Mentoring
9 33 (11.42%) Front End Development
10 22 (7.61%) Microservices
11 21 (7.27%) Pair Programming
11 21 (7.27%) Unit Testing
12 20 (6.92%) Web Development
13 19 (6.57%) Software Engineering
14 18 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
14 18 (6.23%) Open Source
15 16 (5.54%) UML
16 15 (5.19%) Multithreading
16 15 (5.19%) Responsive Web Design
17 14 (4.84%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 145 (50.17%) Java
2 88 (30.45%) JavaScript
3 63 (21.80%) SQL
4 40 (13.84%) C#
5 19 (6.57%) Python
6 15 (5.19%) Scala
7 14 (4.84%) PHP
8 10 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 9 (3.11%) Perl
9 9 (3.11%) T-SQL
10 8 (2.77%) Ruby
10 8 (2.77%) VB.NET
11 6 (2.08%) C++
11 6 (2.08%) VB
11 6 (2.08%) VBA
12 5 (1.73%) Apex Code
13 4 (1.38%) ES6
13 4 (1.38%) PowerShell
14 3 (1.04%) Groovy
14 3 (1.04%) VB6
Qualifications
1 17 (5.88%) Degree
2 13 (4.50%) Security Cleared
3 5 (1.73%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.38%) MCSA
4 4 (1.38%) MCSE
4 4 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.35%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.35%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.77%) QA
2 2 (0.69%) MiFID
2 2 (0.69%) WAI
3 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.73%) Docker
2 3 (1.04%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.38%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.69%) Kibana
3 2 (0.69%) Puppet
4 1 (0.35%) Ansible
4 1 (0.35%) Grafana
4 1 (0.35%) logstash
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.35%) StatsD
4 1 (0.35%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 38 (13.15%) Oracle
2 15 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 12 (4.15%) hybris
4 10 (3.46%) SAP
5 6 (2.08%) Calypso
5 6 (2.08%) Fidessa
5 6 (2.08%) Murex
5 6 (2.08%) Salesforce.com
5 6 (2.08%) ServiceNow
6 5 (1.73%) Twitter
7 4 (1.38%) Adobe
7 4 (1.38%) Canoo
7 4 (1.38%) Pegasus
7 4 (1.38%) Sitecore
7 4 (1.38%) Sybase
7 4 (1.38%) TIBCO
8 3 (1.04%) Google
8 3 (1.04%) ION Trading
8 3 (1.04%) Tableau
8 3 (1.04%) Teradata
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