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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 277 263 324
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +61
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 162 159 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.74% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 125 64
Average daily rate £506 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £645 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the London region over the 3 months to 1 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +34 23 £625 +20.19% 18
Croydon - 3 £400 - 1
Canary Wharf - 3 £650 -
Wimbledon - 1 £470 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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.

1 147 (48.84%) Java
2 146 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (29.90%) JavaScript
4 79 (26.25%) HTML
5 72 (23.92%) Spring
5 72 (23.92%) Finance
6 70 (23.26%) TDD
7 66 (21.93%) Scrum
7 66 (21.93%) CSS
8 64 (21.26%) SQL
9 53 (17.61%) Web Services
10 51 (16.94%) OO
11 50 (16.61%) REST
12 49 (16.28%) jQuery
13 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
13 46 (15.28%) E-Commerce
14 45 (14.95%) AngularJS
15 43 (14.29%) BDD
15 43 (14.29%) J2EE
15 43 (14.29%) MVC
16 42 (13.95%) .NET
17 41 (13.62%) Oracle
17 41 (13.62%) HTML5
18 40 (13.29%) C#
19 37 (12.29%) XML
19 37 (12.29%) Banking
20 34 (11.30%) Relational Database
20 34 (11.30%) Front End Development
21 32 (10.63%) Ajax
21 32 (10.63%) MySQL

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 22 (7.31%) Tomcat
2 20 (6.64%) Apache
3 16 (5.32%) Node.js
4 12 (3.99%) Confluence
5 11 (3.65%) Elasticsearch
6 9 (2.99%) CMS
7 8 (2.66%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (2.66%) WebSphere
7 8 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (1.99%) JBoss
9 5 (1.66%) Drupal
10 4 (1.33%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.33%) Apache Spark
10 4 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.33%) IIS
11 3 (1.00%) GemFire
11 3 (1.00%) GlassFish
11 3 (1.00%) Mule
11 3 (1.00%) SAS
11 3 (1.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.00%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.66%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.66%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.33%) Summit
3 3 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (1.00%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.33%) Magento
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 15 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.66%) GitHub
4 1 (0.33%) Bluemix
4 1 (0.33%) Force.com
4 1 (0.33%) Heroku
4 1 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.66%) HTTP
2 6 (1.99%) Internet
3 5 (1.66%) HTTPS
3 5 (1.66%) SSL
4 4 (1.33%) DNS
4 4 (1.33%) SNMP
5 1 (0.33%) Intranet
5 1 (0.33%) LDAP
5 1 (0.33%) SSH
5 1 (0.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (11.30%) Relational Database
2 32 (10.63%) MySQL
3 31 (10.30%) SQL Server
4 21 (6.98%) Oracle Database
5 20 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (5.32%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.99%) RDBMS
8 11 (3.65%) MongoDB
9 8 (2.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.33%) DB2
10 7 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (1.99%) Big Data
12 5 (1.66%) Hadoop
12 5 (1.66%) Redis
12 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2005
12 5 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 4 (1.33%) MS Access
13 4 (1.33%) Neo4j
13 4 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
13 4 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 32 (10.63%) JIRA
3 30 (9.97%) Maven
4 29 (9.63%) JUnit
5 23 (7.64%) Subversion
6 15 (4.98%) Jenkins
7 12 (3.99%) Selenium
8 9 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 9 (2.99%) Gradle
9 8 (2.66%) Cucumber
9 8 (2.66%) Mockito
10 7 (2.33%) Grunt
11 6 (1.99%) Ant
11 6 (1.99%) gulp
11 6 (1.99%) SoapUI
12 4 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 4 (1.33%) Hudson
12 4 (1.33%) WebDriver
13 3 (1.00%) Bower
13 3 (1.00%) TestNG
General
1 72 (23.92%) Finance
2 37 (12.29%) Banking
3 27 (8.97%) Retail
4 16 (5.32%) Investment Banking
5 14 (4.65%) Telecoms
6 11 (3.65%) Front Office
7 9 (2.99%) Electronics
7 9 (2.99%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.99%) Marketing
7 9 (2.99%) Retail Banking
8 8 (2.66%) Back Office
9 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 5 (1.66%) Law
9 5 (1.66%) Local Government
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Advertising
11 1 (0.33%) Billing
11 1 (0.33%) Games
11 1 (0.33%) Online Betting
11 1 (0.33%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (26.25%) HTML
2 72 (23.92%) Spring
3 66 (21.93%) CSS
4 53 (17.61%) Web Services
5 50 (16.61%) REST
6 49 (16.28%) jQuery
7 45 (14.95%) AngularJS
8 43 (14.29%) J2EE
9 42 (13.95%) .NET
10 41 (13.62%) HTML5
11 37 (12.29%) XML
12 32 (10.63%) Ajax
13 30 (9.97%) RESTful
14 28 (9.30%) CSS3
15 24 (7.97%) Hibernate
16 23 (7.64%) JSON
17 22 (7.31%) ASP.NET
18 21 (6.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 18 (5.98%) Sass
19 18 (5.98%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (4.32%) Animation
2 12 (3.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (3.65%) Fixed Income
3 11 (3.65%) User Experience
4 9 (2.99%) Mobile Banking
4 9 (2.99%) W3C
5 8 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.66%) Equities
8 4 (1.33%) Derivative
8 4 (1.33%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Derivative
9 3 (1.00%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.00%) Fintech
9 3 (1.00%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.00%) Statistics
10 2 (0.66%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.66%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.66%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 27 (8.97%) Linux
2 25 (8.31%) Unix
3 13 (4.32%) Android
4 7 (2.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (1.99%) Windows
6 1 (0.33%) AIX
6 1 (0.33%) CentOS
6 1 (0.33%) SUSE
6 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (48.50%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (23.26%) TDD
3 66 (21.93%) Scrum
4 51 (16.94%) OO
5 46 (15.28%) E-Commerce
6 43 (14.29%) BDD
6 43 (14.29%) MVC
7 34 (11.30%) Front End Development
8 31 (10.30%) Mentoring
9 23 (7.64%) Multithreading
10 21 (6.98%) Web Development
11 20 (6.64%) Microservices
12 19 (6.31%) Continuous Integration
12 19 (6.31%) Pair Programming
12 19 (6.31%) Unit Testing
13 18 (5.98%) Open Source
14 17 (5.65%) Kanban
15 16 (5.32%) Software Engineering
16 15 (4.98%) SOA
16 15 (4.98%) UML
Programming Languages
1 147 (48.84%) Java
2 90 (29.90%) JavaScript
3 64 (21.26%) SQL
4 40 (13.29%) C#
5 23 (7.64%) Python
6 17 (5.65%) Scala
7 15 (4.98%) PHP
8 10 (3.32%) Perl
8 10 (3.32%) PL/SQL
9 8 (2.66%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.33%) Ruby
10 7 (2.33%) VB.NET
10 7 (2.33%) VBA
11 6 (1.99%) Go
11 6 (1.99%) VB
12 5 (1.66%) Apex Code
12 5 (1.66%) C++
13 3 (1.00%) Groovy
13 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (4.98%) Degree
2 12 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.99%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.33%) MCSA
4 4 (1.33%) MCSE
4 4 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.33%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.66%) QA
2 2 (0.66%) MiFID
2 2 (0.66%) WAI
3 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (1.66%) Docker
2 3 (1.00%) HDFS
3 1 (0.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (1.00%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.66%) Kibana
2 2 (0.66%) Puppet
3 1 (0.33%) Ansible
3 1 (0.33%) Grafana
3 1 (0.33%) logstash
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.33%) StatsD
3 1 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 41 (13.62%) Oracle
2 15 (4.98%) Microsoft
3 14 (4.65%) hybris
4 9 (2.99%) SAP
5 8 (2.66%) ServiceNow
6 6 (1.99%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (1.99%) TIBCO
7 5 (1.66%) Calypso
7 5 (1.66%) Fidessa
7 5 (1.66%) Murex
7 5 (1.66%) Twitter
8 4 (1.33%) Canoo
8 4 (1.33%) Pegasus
8 4 (1.33%) Sitecore
8 4 (1.33%) Sybase
8 4 (1.33%) Tableau
9 3 (1.00%) Adobe
9 3 (1.00%) Google
9 3 (1.00%) ION Trading
9 3 (1.00%) Teradata
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