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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 270 277 247
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 150 132 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.64% 0.56% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.60% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 108
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
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
21603 21834 22464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.14% 92.84% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15097 14934 15284
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 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 404 467
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -13.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 -3 41 £600 +20.00% 21
Croydon - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 137 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (39.51%) JavaScript
3 98 (34.27%) HTML
4 94 (32.87%) Java
5 89 (31.12%) TDD
6 81 (28.32%) CSS
7 62 (21.68%) Oracle
8 60 (20.98%) SQL
9 57 (19.93%) Finance
10 50 (17.48%) AngularJS
11 49 (17.13%) C#
12 48 (16.78%) SQL Server
12 48 (16.78%) HTML5
13 46 (16.08%) .NET
14 45 (15.73%) MVC
15 43 (15.03%) Scrum
16 42 (14.69%) Banking
17 41 (14.34%) Web Services
18 39 (13.64%) E-Commerce
19 38 (13.29%) OO
19 38 (13.29%) CSS3
20 37 (12.94%) BDD
21 31 (10.84%) jQuery
21 31 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (10.14%) ASP.NET
23 27 (9.44%) Unit Testing
23 27 (9.44%) Mentoring
24 26 (9.09%) Linux
25 25 (8.74%) REST
26 24 (8.39%) Android

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 19 (6.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (3.85%) Node.js
3 10 (3.50%) Apache Spark
4 7 (2.45%) SharePoint
5 6 (2.10%) Apache
6 5 (1.75%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (1.75%) JBoss
6 5 (1.75%) Drupal
7 4 (1.40%) Confluence
7 4 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.40%) Oracle Coherence
7 4 (1.40%) CMS
8 3 (1.05%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.05%) Jetty
8 3 (1.05%) Apache Pig
9 2 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 2 (0.70%) nginx
9 2 (0.70%) Umbraco
9 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (3.50%) MS Office
2 7 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.45%) Mingle
3 3 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Magento
1 5 (1.75%) Markit EDM
2 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.70%) RMDS
4 1 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.35%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.05%) IBM Blueworks
3 1 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.35%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.35%) Heroku
3 1 (0.35%) Office 365
3 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.50%) HTTP
2 7 (2.45%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.05%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.70%) Internet
4 2 (0.70%) NFC
5 1 (0.35%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.35%) AMQP
5 1 (0.35%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.78%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.64%) MongoDB
3 18 (6.29%) Relational Database
4 17 (5.94%) Data Warehouse
5 16 (5.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (5.59%) Hadoop
5 16 (5.59%) Redis
6 15 (5.24%) MySQL
7 13 (4.55%) RDBMS
7 13 (4.55%) CouchDB
8 10 (3.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.80%) QlikView
9 8 (2.80%) OLTP
9 8 (2.80%) Big Data
10 7 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
11 6 (2.10%) Oracle Database
12 5 (1.75%) Impala
12 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.75%) NoSQL
13 4 (1.40%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 17 (5.94%) Maven
2 13 (4.55%) Selenium
2 13 (4.55%) jMock
3 12 (4.20%) Git (software)
4 10 (3.50%) Jasmine
4 10 (3.50%) Jenkins
5 9 (3.15%) WebDriver
5 9 (3.15%) SpecFlow
5 9 (3.15%) JUnit
6 8 (2.80%) Grunt
6 8 (2.80%) Oracle APEX
7 7 (2.45%) NUnit
7 7 (2.45%) Mockito
8 6 (2.10%) Mocha
8 6 (2.10%) Subversion
9 5 (1.75%) JIRA
10 4 (1.40%) Xcode
10 4 (1.40%) Eclipse
10 4 (1.40%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.40%) Gradle
General
1 57 (19.93%) Finance
2 42 (14.69%) Banking
3 20 (6.99%) Investment Banking
4 14 (4.90%) Retail
5 11 (3.85%) Front Office
6 8 (2.80%) Back Office
6 8 (2.80%) Publishing
7 7 (2.45%) Marketing
8 5 (1.75%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.70%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.70%) Local Government
9 2 (0.70%) Games
10 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.35%) Automotive
10 1 (0.35%) Law
10 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (34.27%) HTML
2 81 (28.32%) CSS
3 50 (17.48%) AngularJS
4 48 (16.78%) HTML5
5 46 (16.08%) .NET
6 41 (14.34%) Web Services
7 38 (13.29%) CSS3
8 31 (10.84%) jQuery
9 29 (10.14%) ASP.NET
10 25 (8.74%) REST
11 21 (7.34%) WPF
12 20 (6.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (6.64%) JSON
14 18 (6.29%) .NET Framework
15 17 (5.94%) J2EE
15 17 (5.94%) XML
16 16 (5.59%) Spring
16 16 (5.59%) Hibernate
16 16 (5.59%) Memcached
17 15 (5.24%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (5.59%) Mobile App
2 8 (2.80%) User Experience
3 7 (2.45%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 6 (2.10%) Credit Risk
5 4 (1.40%) Derivative
5 4 (1.40%) iDTV
5 4 (1.40%) Equities
5 4 (1.40%) Semantic Web
5 4 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.05%) Digital Media
6 3 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.05%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.05%) iPhone
6 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.05%) Fixed Income
6 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.70%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.35%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 26 (9.09%) Linux
2 24 (8.39%) Android
3 23 (8.04%) Apple iOS
4 11 (3.85%) UNIX
4 11 (3.85%) Windows
5 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
6 3 (1.05%) Solaris
7 1 (0.35%) CentOS
7 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.35%) AIX
7 1 (0.35%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.35%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (47.90%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (31.12%) TDD
3 45 (15.73%) MVC
4 43 (15.03%) Scrum
5 39 (13.64%) E-Commerce
6 38 (13.29%) OO
7 37 (12.94%) BDD
8 31 (10.84%) Continuous Integration
9 27 (9.44%) Unit Testing
9 27 (9.44%) Mentoring
10 21 (7.34%) Web Development
11 17 (5.94%) OOD
11 17 (5.94%) User Stories
12 16 (5.59%) SDLC
12 16 (5.59%) Pair Programming
13 15 (5.24%) Android Development
14 14 (4.90%) Mobile Development
14 14 (4.90%) Responsive Web Design
14 14 (4.90%) Software Engineering
15 12 (4.20%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 113 (39.51%) JavaScript
2 94 (32.87%) Java
3 60 (20.98%) SQL
4 49 (17.13%) C#
5 19 (6.64%) Python
6 13 (4.55%) PHP
7 7 (2.45%) Objective-C
7 7 (2.45%) Ruby
7 7 (2.45%) Scala
8 5 (1.75%) Perl
9 3 (1.05%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.05%) C++
9 3 (1.05%) T-SQL
9 3 (1.05%) Erlang
9 3 (1.05%) F#
9 3 (1.05%) R
10 2 (0.70%) Apple Swift
10 2 (0.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.70%) C
11 1 (0.35%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (3.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.80%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.10%) Degree
4 1 (0.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.90%) QA
2 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.35%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (1.40%) Active Directory
1 4 (1.40%) HDFS
2 1 (0.35%) Squid
2 1 (0.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (0.35%) IAG
2 1 (0.35%) Varnish
2 1 (0.35%) vCloud
2 1 (0.35%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 3 (1.05%) Ansible
1 3 (1.05%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.70%) Puppet
3 1 (0.35%) HAProxy
3 1 (0.35%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.35%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.35%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.35%) logstash
3 1 (0.35%) Salt
3 1 (0.35%) Kibana
3 1 (0.35%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 62 (21.68%) Oracle
2 20 (6.99%) Microsoft
3 19 (6.64%) Adobe
4 10 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
4 10 (3.50%) Bloomberg
5 5 (1.75%) IBM
6 4 (1.40%) Apple
6 4 (1.40%) Informatica
6 4 (1.40%) hybris
6 4 (1.40%) Pega
7 3 (1.05%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.05%) webMethods
7 3 (1.05%) Google
7 3 (1.05%) Sybase
8 2 (0.70%) SAP
8 2 (0.70%) Red Hat
8 2 (0.70%) HP
8 2 (0.70%) Hyperion
8 2 (0.70%) Syncfusion
8 2 (0.70%) Atlassian
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