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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 269 294 254
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 150 128 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.63% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.58% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 79 105
Average daily rate
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£513 £500 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -6.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £350 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £657 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £60.00 £24.23 £95.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+147.62% -74.49%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -
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
21959 22149 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.50% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 15479 15131 15772
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 407 447
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +20 36 £600 +26.31% 15
Croydon - 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 139 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (34.18%) JavaScript
3 89 (32.36%) TDD
4 83 (30.18%) HTML
5 82 (29.82%) Java
6 70 (25.45%) CSS
7 58 (21.09%) Finance
8 56 (20.36%) SQL
9 53 (19.27%) .NET
10 50 (18.18%) C#
11 49 (17.82%) SQL Server
12 47 (17.09%) Oracle
12 47 (17.09%) MVC
12 47 (17.09%) Scrum
13 46 (16.73%) AngularJS
14 44 (16.00%) HTML5
15 43 (15.64%) Web Services
16 37 (13.45%) OO
16 37 (13.45%) E-Commerce
16 37 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
16 37 (13.45%) CSS3
17 36 (13.09%) BDD
18 32 (11.64%) Apple iOS
18 32 (11.64%) Unit Testing
19 31 (11.27%) ASP.NET
20 29 (10.55%) Banking
20 29 (10.55%) jQuery
20 29 (10.55%) Mentoring
21 26 (9.45%) Android
22 25 (9.09%) REST

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (6.91%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 11 (4.00%) Node.js
3 9 (3.27%) Apache Spark
4 8 (2.91%) Apache
5 7 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
6 6 (2.18%) JBoss
6 6 (2.18%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.82%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.82%) CMS
8 4 (1.45%) Drupal
8 4 (1.45%) Jetty
8 4 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.09%) IIS
9 3 (1.09%) Umbraco
9 3 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (1.09%) Confluence
10 2 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.73%) Apache Qpid
10 2 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 10 (3.64%) MS Office
2 7 (2.55%) Mingle
3 3 (1.09%) PowerPivot
3 3 (1.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (2.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.82%) Magento
2 5 (1.82%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.36%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 7 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 7 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.09%) IBM Blueworks
3 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.36%) Office 365
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.36%) HTTP
2 7 (2.55%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.09%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.73%) NFC
4 2 (0.73%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (0.36%) AMQP
5 1 (0.36%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.36%) Internet
5 1 (0.36%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (17.82%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 19 (6.91%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 18 (6.55%) Data Warehouse
5 17 (6.18%) Redis
6 14 (5.09%) CouchDB
7 13 (4.73%) Hadoop
7 13 (4.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 12 (4.36%) MySQL
9 9 (3.27%) Relational Database
10 8 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.91%) NoSQL
11 7 (2.55%) Big Data
11 7 (2.55%) RDBMS
12 6 (2.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 6 (2.18%) Oracle Database
13 4 (1.45%) Impala
13 4 (1.45%) HBase
13 4 (1.45%) Apache Hive
13 4 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (7.64%) Maven
2 15 (5.45%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.09%) Selenium
4 13 (4.73%) JUnit
5 12 (4.36%) Jenkins
6 10 (3.64%) jMock
7 9 (3.27%) NUnit
7 9 (3.27%) WebDriver
7 9 (3.27%) SpecFlow
7 9 (3.27%) Jasmine
8 8 (2.91%) Xcode
9 7 (2.55%) Mockito
9 7 (2.55%) Subversion
9 7 (2.55%) Gradle
10 6 (2.18%) Grunt
10 6 (2.18%) Mocha
11 5 (1.82%) Android Studio
12 4 (1.45%) Visual Studio
12 4 (1.45%) Eclipse
12 4 (1.45%) JIRA
General
1 58 (21.09%) Finance
2 29 (10.55%) Banking
3 16 (5.82%) Retail
4 13 (4.73%) Investment Banking
4 13 (4.73%) Front Office
5 8 (2.91%) Back Office
5 8 (2.91%) Publishing
5 8 (2.91%) Marketing
6 5 (1.82%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.73%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.73%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (30.18%) HTML
2 70 (25.45%) CSS
3 53 (19.27%) .NET
4 46 (16.73%) AngularJS
5 44 (16.00%) HTML5
6 43 (15.64%) Web Services
7 37 (13.45%) CSS3
8 31 (11.27%) ASP.NET
9 29 (10.55%) jQuery
10 25 (9.09%) REST
11 24 (8.73%) JSON
12 22 (8.00%) WPF
13 21 (7.64%) Spring
14 20 (7.27%) ASP.NET MVC
15 19 (6.91%) .NET Framework
15 19 (6.91%) SOAP
15 19 (6.91%) XML
16 17 (6.18%) J2EE
17 16 (5.82%) Memcached
18 15 (5.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.27%) User Experience
2 9 (3.27%) Inversion of Control
3 7 (2.55%) Credit Risk
4 5 (1.82%) Data Structures
4 5 (1.82%) Derivative
5 4 (1.45%) Equities
5 4 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 4 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (1.45%) Semantic Web
6 3 (1.09%) iPhone
6 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) Fixed Income
7 2 (0.73%) W3C
7 2 (0.73%) iDTV
7 2 (0.73%) Blog
7 2 (0.73%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.73%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 32 (11.64%) Apple iOS
2 26 (9.45%) Android
3 19 (6.91%) Linux
4 14 (5.09%) Windows
5 10 (3.64%) UNIX
6 4 (1.45%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.73%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.73%) Solaris
7 2 (0.73%) CentOS
8 1 (0.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.36%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (50.55%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (32.36%) TDD
3 47 (17.09%) Scrum
3 47 (17.09%) MVC
4 37 (13.45%) OO
4 37 (13.45%) E-Commerce
4 37 (13.45%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (13.09%) BDD
6 32 (11.64%) Unit Testing
7 29 (10.55%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.91%) Android Development
8 19 (6.91%) iOS Development
9 17 (6.18%) Mobile Development
10 16 (5.82%) SDLC
11 15 (5.45%) Web Development
12 14 (5.09%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.09%) OOD
13 13 (4.73%) ETL
13 13 (4.73%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (4.36%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 94 (34.18%) JavaScript
2 82 (29.82%) Java
3 56 (20.36%) SQL
4 50 (18.18%) C#
5 13 (4.73%) Python
5 13 (4.73%) Objective-C
6 10 (3.64%) PHP
7 9 (3.27%) Apple Swift
8 8 (2.91%) T-SQL
9 6 (2.18%) Scala
9 6 (2.18%) Ruby
10 5 (1.82%) Perl
10 5 (1.82%) C++
11 3 (1.09%) C
11 3 (1.09%) Erlang
11 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.09%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
12 2 (0.73%) R
12 2 (0.73%) F#
13 1 (0.36%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (2.18%) Degree
4 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.09%) QA
2 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.45%) HDFS
3 2 (0.73%) Squid
3 2 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.73%) Varnish
3 2 (0.73%) vCloud
3 2 (0.73%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.36%) Docker
4 1 (0.36%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (1.45%) Ansible
2 2 (0.73%) logstash
2 2 (0.73%) Salt
2 2 (0.73%) Kibana
2 2 (0.73%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (0.73%) Rundeck
2 2 (0.73%) Tivoli
2 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
2 2 (0.73%) Puppet
2 2 (0.73%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 47 (17.09%) Oracle
2 19 (6.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (6.91%) Adobe
3 10 (3.64%) Bloomberg
4 7 (2.55%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (1.82%) IBM
5 5 (1.82%) Pega
6 4 (1.45%) hybris
6 4 (1.45%) Google
6 4 (1.45%) Apple
7 3 (1.09%) Sybase
7 3 (1.09%) Informatica
7 3 (1.09%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.09%) Syncfusion
7 3 (1.09%) Sitecore
7 3 (1.09%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.09%) webMethods
8 2 (0.73%) Splunk
8 2 (0.73%) Appcelerator
8 2 (0.73%) Twitter
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