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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 275 300 260
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 125 91 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.45% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 68 96
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £678 £608 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.63
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
19641 20305 18742
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.49% 92.89% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13747 13733 12765
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 389 436
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £19.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -2.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.35 £44.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 March 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 March 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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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 +19 27 £450 -18.18% 16
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - - 2
Wimbledon - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (33.61%) Java
3 76 (31.15%) JavaScript
4 66 (27.05%) HTML
5 65 (26.64%) SQL
6 59 (24.18%) .NET
7 57 (23.36%) Oracle
8 56 (22.95%) C#
9 54 (22.13%) TDD
10 46 (18.85%) CSS
11 44 (18.03%) Finance
12 38 (15.57%) SQL Server
13 37 (15.16%) HTML5
14 35 (14.34%) Microsoft
15 33 (13.52%) Banking
15 33 (13.52%) MVC
16 32 (13.11%) OO
17 31 (12.70%) XML
17 31 (12.70%) jQuery
18 29 (11.89%) AngularJS
19 28 (11.48%) REST
19 28 (11.48%) Web Services
20 26 (10.66%) BDD
20 26 (10.66%) Relational Database
21 24 (9.84%) Scrum
21 24 (9.84%) Python
22 20 (8.20%) MySQL
23 19 (7.79%) J2EE
23 19 (7.79%) ASP.NET
23 19 (7.79%) C++

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (4.92%) Node.js
2 11 (4.51%) CMS
2 11 (4.51%) Apache Spark
3 10 (4.10%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.69%) JBoss
4 9 (3.69%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.28%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.28%) Apache Solr
5 8 (3.28%) Apache
6 7 (2.87%) nginx
7 4 (1.64%) Confluence
7 4 (1.64%) Adobe CQ
7 4 (1.64%) Sitecore CMS
7 4 (1.64%) IIS
8 3 (1.23%) Drupal
8 3 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.82%) TIBCO EMS
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle BPEL
9 2 (0.82%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (6.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.69%) MS Project
2 9 (3.69%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.23%) RMDS
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.41%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.41%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.51%) Heroku
2 9 (3.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.82%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (0.82%) AMQP
1 2 (0.82%) NFC
1 2 (0.82%) HTTP
1 2 (0.82%) Internet
2 1 (0.41%) CTI
2 1 (0.41%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (15.57%) SQL Server
2 26 (10.66%) Relational Database
3 20 (8.20%) MySQL
4 18 (7.38%) Big Data
5 17 (6.97%) Hadoop
6 16 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
7 15 (6.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (6.15%) RDBMS
8 12 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (4.92%) QlikView
9 11 (4.51%) Apache Hive
10 9 (3.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.69%) HBase
10 9 (3.69%) Oracle Database
11 8 (3.28%) Redis
12 7 (2.87%) Impala
13 6 (2.46%) MongoDB
13 6 (2.46%) Oracle Reports
14 5 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (6.97%) Subversion
1 17 (6.97%) Git (software)
2 14 (5.74%) NUnit
3 11 (4.51%) JIRA
4 10 (4.10%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.10%) JUnit
5 9 (3.69%) Eclipse
5 9 (3.69%) RSpec
6 7 (2.87%) Toad
6 7 (2.87%) Maven
7 6 (2.46%) Jenkins
7 6 (2.46%) jMock
7 6 (2.46%) Xcode
7 6 (2.46%) ClearCase
8 5 (2.05%) CruiseControl
8 5 (2.05%) Moq
9 4 (1.64%) Gradle
9 4 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.64%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.64%) Oracle APEX
General
1 44 (18.03%) Finance
2 33 (13.52%) Banking
3 17 (6.97%) Front Office
4 15 (6.15%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 4 (1.64%) Advertising
7 3 (1.23%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.82%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.82%) Back Office
8 2 (0.82%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (27.05%) HTML
2 59 (24.18%) .NET
3 46 (18.85%) CSS
4 37 (15.16%) HTML5
5 31 (12.70%) XML
5 31 (12.70%) jQuery
6 29 (11.89%) AngularJS
7 28 (11.48%) REST
7 28 (11.48%) Web Services
8 19 (7.79%) J2EE
8 19 (7.79%) ASP.NET
8 19 (7.79%) .NET Framework
9 17 (6.97%) CSS3
10 16 (6.56%) Hibernate
10 16 (6.56%) Spring
11 14 (5.74%) WPF
11 14 (5.74%) ASP.NET MVC
11 14 (5.74%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 12 (4.92%) JSP
12 12 (4.92%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.33%) Derivative
2 11 (4.51%) Data Structures
3 10 (4.10%) Fixed Income
3 10 (4.10%) Grid Computing
3 10 (4.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (3.69%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 9 (3.69%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.28%) User Experience
5 8 (3.28%) Mobile App
6 7 (2.87%) Algorithms
7 6 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.46%) Open Source
7 6 (2.46%) Market Risk
8 4 (1.64%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.64%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.64%) N-Tier
8 4 (1.64%) iDTV
9 3 (1.23%) Equities
9 3 (1.23%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.23%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (6.97%) Linux
2 15 (6.15%) Windows
3 14 (5.74%) Android
4 12 (4.92%) Apple iOS
5 10 (4.10%) UNIX
6 9 (3.69%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.23%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.82%) Solaris
9 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (39.75%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (22.13%) TDD
3 33 (13.52%) MVC
4 32 (13.11%) OO
5 26 (10.66%) BDD
6 24 (9.84%) Scrum
7 19 (7.79%) Mentoring
8 18 (7.38%) Continuous Integration
9 17 (6.97%) Analytics
10 15 (6.15%) E-Commerce
10 15 (6.15%) Project Management
11 14 (5.74%) Web Development
12 12 (4.92%) Software Engineering
12 12 (4.92%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.92%) ETL
13 11 (4.51%) Multithreading
13 11 (4.51%) OOD
13 11 (4.51%) Business Intelligence
13 11 (4.51%) Project Planning
14 9 (3.69%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 82 (33.61%) Java
2 76 (31.15%) JavaScript
3 65 (26.64%) SQL
4 56 (22.95%) C#
5 24 (9.84%) Python
6 19 (7.79%) C++
7 12 (4.92%) Ruby
7 12 (4.92%) PHP
7 12 (4.92%) Scala
8 11 (4.51%) PL/SQL
9 7 (2.87%) T-SQL
9 7 (2.87%) R
10 3 (1.23%) C
10 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
11 2 (0.82%) ActionScript 3.0
11 2 (0.82%) Fortran
11 2 (0.82%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.41%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.41%) VBA
12 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (5.33%) Degree
2 11 (4.51%) Security Cleared
3 7 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 4 (1.64%) VCP4
5 3 (1.23%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.82%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.82%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.41%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.28%) QA
System Software
1 7 (2.87%) HDFS
2 3 (1.23%) GridGain
3 2 (0.82%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 8 (3.28%) Puppet
2 7 (2.87%) Capistrano
2 7 (2.87%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.82%) Control-M
4 1 (0.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.41%) Oozie
4 1 (0.41%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.41%) Mesos
4 1 (0.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.41%) Ambari
Vendors
1 57 (23.36%) Oracle
2 35 (14.34%) Microsoft
3 11 (4.51%) Sybase
4 6 (2.46%) Salesforce.com
5 4 (1.64%) Tableau
5 4 (1.64%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.64%) ATG
5 4 (1.64%) Adobe
5 4 (1.64%) Informatica
6 3 (1.23%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.23%) Red Hat
6 3 (1.23%) Apple
6 3 (1.23%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.23%) Infragistics
6 3 (1.23%) Zend
6 3 (1.23%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.23%) 29West
7 2 (0.82%) Facebook
7 2 (0.82%) Twitter
7 2 (0.82%) Microgen
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