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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 308 253 275
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 112 190 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.76% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.81% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 112 93
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£500 £548 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.67% +28.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £391 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £24.23 £95.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.49% +153.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £18.06
% change year-on-year
- +107.64%
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
22591 23369 24032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.98% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15618 16068 15796
Average daily rate £425 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 438 616
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 16 £475 -11.62% 19
Bromley - 2 £450 -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 105 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (42.08%) JavaScript
3 97 (40.42%) HTML
4 80 (33.33%) Java
5 68 (28.33%) TDD
6 61 (25.42%) HTML5
7 60 (25.00%) CSS
8 55 (22.92%) C#
9 52 (21.67%) .NET
10 47 (19.58%) MVC
11 45 (18.75%) Scrum
12 44 (18.33%) SQL
13 42 (17.50%) Finance
13 42 (17.50%) BDD
14 41 (17.08%) XML
15 38 (15.83%) REST
16 37 (15.42%) jQuery
16 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
17 35 (14.58%) OO
18 33 (13.75%) Web Services
19 32 (13.33%) CSS3
20 31 (12.92%) Android
21 30 (12.50%) Git (software)
21 30 (12.50%) E-Commerce
21 30 (12.50%) ASP.NET
22 28 (11.67%) Project Management
22 28 (11.67%) Banking
23 27 (11.25%) Microsoft
23 27 (11.25%) Android Development
24 26 (10.83%) RESTful

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 (7.92%) CMS
2 8 (3.33%) Sitecore CMS
2 8 (3.33%) Apache
3 7 (2.92%) Node.js
4 6 (2.50%) SAS
5 4 (1.67%) WordPress
5 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.25%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.83%) Drupal
7 2 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 2 (0.83%) Adobe CQ
7 2 (0.83%) Apache ServiceMix
7 2 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.83%) Apache Pig
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.42%) CICS
8 1 (0.42%) Kentico
8 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 15 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.50%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.08%) Adobe Illustrator
3 5 (2.08%) MS Project
3 5 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.83%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 6 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.08%) RMDS
2 5 (2.08%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.25%) Magento
4 2 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.67%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.25%) GitHub
2 3 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.83%) SaaS
3 2 (0.83%) Heroku
3 2 (0.83%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Force.com
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.17%) HTTP
2 9 (3.75%) Bluetooth
2 9 (3.75%) NFC
3 6 (2.50%) Internet
4 4 (1.67%) TCP/IP
5 3 (1.25%) Intranet
5 3 (1.25%) VPN
5 3 (1.25%) HTTPS
5 3 (1.25%) VoIP
6 2 (0.83%) Multicast
7 1 (0.42%) WAN
7 1 (0.42%) FTP
7 1 (0.42%) LAN
7 1 (0.42%) SSL
7 1 (0.42%) DNS
7 1 (0.42%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.42%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.67%) MySQL
3 12 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (4.17%) MongoDB
6 9 (3.75%) SQLite
7 7 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.92%) QlikView
8 6 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 6 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (2.08%) NoSQL
9 5 (2.08%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.67%) Big Data
10 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.67%) Spotfire
11 3 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
11 3 (1.25%) MS Access
11 3 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 30 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.50%) Subversion
3 17 (7.08%) JIRA
4 11 (4.58%) Jenkins
5 10 (4.17%) SpecFlow
6 8 (3.33%) Selenium
6 8 (3.33%) Rhino Mocks
6 8 (3.33%) Moq
6 8 (3.33%) Gradle
6 8 (3.33%) Visual Studio
6 8 (3.33%) NUnit
7 7 (2.92%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.08%) Maven
8 5 (2.08%) Xcode
9 4 (1.67%) Ant
10 3 (1.25%) JUnit
10 3 (1.25%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.83%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.83%) PHPUnit
General
1 42 (17.50%) Finance
2 28 (11.67%) Banking
3 13 (5.42%) Investment Banking
4 10 (4.17%) Front Office
5 9 (3.75%) Publishing
6 8 (3.33%) Marketing
7 5 (2.08%) Telecoms
7 5 (2.08%) Retail
8 3 (1.25%) Back Office
8 3 (1.25%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.83%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (40.42%) HTML
2 61 (25.42%) HTML5
3 60 (25.00%) CSS
4 52 (21.67%) .NET
5 41 (17.08%) XML
6 38 (15.83%) REST
7 37 (15.42%) jQuery
8 33 (13.75%) Web Services
9 32 (13.33%) CSS3
10 30 (12.50%) ASP.NET
11 26 (10.83%) RESTful
12 25 (10.42%) ASP.NET MVC
13 22 (9.17%) AngularJS
13 22 (9.17%) JSON
14 21 (8.75%) .NET Framework
15 19 (7.92%) Spring
16 16 (6.67%) SOAP
17 15 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
18 14 (5.83%) WCF
19 13 (5.42%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 20 (8.33%) User Experience
2 16 (6.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 11 (4.58%) Open Source
4 10 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 10 (4.17%) Fixed Income
5 7 (2.92%) iPhone
6 6 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.50%) Computer Science
6 6 (2.50%) Derivative
7 5 (2.08%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 5 (2.08%) Grid Computing
7 5 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.67%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.67%) iPad
8 4 (1.67%) Social Media
8 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (0.83%) VWAP
9 2 (0.83%) TWAP
Operating Systems
1 31 (12.92%) Android
2 22 (9.17%) Apple iOS
3 18 (7.50%) Windows
4 16 (6.67%) Linux
5 13 (5.42%) UNIX
6 5 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.67%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (28.33%) TDD
3 47 (19.58%) MVC
4 45 (18.75%) Scrum
5 42 (17.50%) BDD
6 35 (14.58%) OO
7 30 (12.50%) E-Commerce
8 28 (11.67%) Project Management
9 27 (11.25%) Android Development
10 25 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (9.17%) Analytics
11 22 (9.17%) Software Engineering
12 21 (8.75%) iOS Development
13 18 (7.50%) Multithreading
14 15 (6.25%) Kanban
14 15 (6.25%) Mentoring
15 14 (5.83%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.83%) Configuration Management
16 13 (5.42%) Responsive Web Design
17 11 (4.58%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 101 (42.08%) JavaScript
2 80 (33.33%) Java
3 55 (22.92%) C#
4 44 (18.33%) SQL
5 24 (10.00%) PHP
6 20 (8.33%) C++
7 16 (6.67%) Python
8 13 (5.42%) T-SQL
9 12 (5.00%) Objective-C
10 11 (4.58%) Ruby
11 7 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.08%) C
12 5 (2.08%) PL/SQL
12 5 (2.08%) PHP5
13 4 (1.67%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (1.67%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.67%) ActionScript
14 3 (1.25%) TypeScript
14 3 (1.25%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (5.00%) Degree
2 8 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 8 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) WCAG
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
2 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 1 (0.42%) HDFS
1 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
1 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (0.42%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) Vagrant
2 3 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.25%) Puppet
3 2 (0.83%) Control-M
4 1 (0.42%) Nagios
4 1 (0.42%) Ambari
4 1 (0.42%) Oozie
4 1 (0.42%) Ansible
4 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 27 (11.25%) Microsoft
2 22 (9.17%) Oracle
3 12 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.58%) Google
5 8 (3.33%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.33%) Apple
5 8 (3.33%) JBoss
6 5 (2.08%) RedDot
6 5 (2.08%) Zend
7 4 (1.67%) SAP
7 4 (1.67%) Open Text
8 3 (1.25%) Bloomberg
8 3 (1.25%) Adobe
8 3 (1.25%) Sybase
8 3 (1.25%) 29West
8 3 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 2 (0.83%) EPiServer
9 2 (0.83%) Splunk
9 2 (0.83%) Facebook
9 2 (0.83%) Twitter
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