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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 305 280 279
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 121 148 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.49% 0.58% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.63% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 94 108
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £400 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £24.23 £95.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-74.49% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £17.78
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +133.40%
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
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +9 22 £475 -9.52% 15
Bromley - 2 £450 -
Chessington - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 117 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (37.21%) JavaScript
3 93 (36.05%) HTML
4 83 (32.17%) Java
5 73 (28.29%) TDD
6 66 (25.58%) C#
6 66 (25.58%) .NET
7 59 (22.87%) HTML5
8 57 (22.09%) SQL
9 55 (21.32%) CSS
10 54 (20.93%) Finance
11 52 (20.16%) MVC
12 45 (17.44%) Scrum
12 45 (17.44%) SQL Server
12 45 (17.44%) XML
13 41 (15.89%) Microsoft
14 40 (15.50%) BDD
15 37 (14.34%) OO
15 37 (14.34%) jQuery
16 35 (13.57%) REST
17 33 (12.79%) Android
18 32 (12.40%) Web Services
18 32 (12.40%) ASP.NET
19 31 (12.02%) Oracle
19 31 (12.02%) E-Commerce
19 31 (12.02%) Banking
20 30 (11.63%) Git (software)
20 30 (11.63%) RESTful
20 30 (11.63%) Analytics
20 30 (11.63%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 24 (9.30%) CMS
2 11 (4.26%) JBoss
3 9 (3.49%) Apache
3 9 (3.49%) Sitecore CMS
4 7 (2.71%) Node.js
5 6 (2.33%) SAS
6 4 (1.55%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.55%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.16%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.78%) WordPress
8 2 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.78%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.39%) Confluence
9 1 (0.39%) Kentico
9 1 (0.39%) nginx
9 1 (0.39%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.39%) Drupal
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint
Applications
1 22 (8.53%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.88%) MS Project
2 10 (3.88%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.94%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.78%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.39%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 9 (3.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.94%) Google Analytics
3 3 (1.16%) RMDS
4 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.78%) Magento
5 1 (0.39%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.16%) GitHub
2 2 (0.78%) Heroku
2 2 (0.78%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.39%) Force.com
3 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.49%) Bluetooth
1 9 (3.49%) HTTP
1 9 (3.49%) NFC
2 6 (2.33%) Internet
3 3 (1.16%) HTTPS
3 3 (1.16%) TCP/IP
3 3 (1.16%) VPN
3 3 (1.16%) VoIP
4 2 (0.78%) Multicast
5 1 (0.39%) SSL
5 1 (0.39%) CTI
5 1 (0.39%) Intranet
5 1 (0.39%) WAN
5 1 (0.39%) FTP
5 1 (0.39%) LAN
5 1 (0.39%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 14 (5.43%) MySQL
3 13 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 11 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (3.88%) Big Data
5 10 (3.88%) Relational Database
6 9 (3.49%) QlikView
7 8 (3.10%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.71%) MongoDB
8 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (2.71%) SQLite
9 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.94%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.55%) Spotfire
11 4 (1.55%) RDBMS
11 4 (1.55%) Apache Hive
12 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (1.16%) Neo4j
12 3 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 30 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 23 (8.91%) Subversion
3 17 (6.59%) JIRA
4 16 (6.20%) NUnit
5 12 (4.65%) Visual Studio
6 10 (3.88%) Moq
6 10 (3.88%) SpecFlow
6 10 (3.88%) Jenkins
7 9 (3.49%) Rhino Mocks
7 9 (3.49%) Gradle
8 7 (2.71%) Selenium
9 6 (2.33%) Eclipse
10 5 (1.94%) Maven
10 5 (1.94%) Xcode
11 4 (1.55%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.16%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.16%) Ant
12 3 (1.16%) JUnit
13 2 (0.78%) ClearCase
General
1 54 (20.93%) Finance
2 31 (12.02%) Banking
3 15 (5.81%) Investment Banking
4 8 (3.10%) Front Office
5 7 (2.71%) Marketing
6 5 (1.94%) Back Office
6 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.94%) Publishing
7 3 (1.16%) Retail
8 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.78%) Electronics
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (36.05%) HTML
2 66 (25.58%) .NET
3 59 (22.87%) HTML5
4 55 (21.32%) CSS
5 45 (17.44%) XML
6 37 (14.34%) jQuery
7 35 (13.57%) REST
8 32 (12.40%) Web Services
8 32 (12.40%) ASP.NET
9 30 (11.63%) RESTful
10 29 (11.24%) CSS3
11 26 (10.08%) ASP.NET MVC
12 25 (9.69%) .NET Framework
12 25 (9.69%) AngularJS
13 23 (8.91%) JSON
14 22 (8.53%) Spring
15 17 (6.59%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 16 (6.20%) ASP.NET MVC 4
16 16 (6.20%) ASP.NET Web API
17 14 (5.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.30%) Mobile App
2 19 (7.36%) User Experience
3 15 (5.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 14 (5.43%) Fixed Income
5 13 (5.04%) Derivative
6 11 (4.26%) Open Source
7 10 (3.88%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 10 (3.88%) Grid Computing
7 10 (3.88%) Algorithms
8 8 (3.10%) Data Structures
8 8 (3.10%) Visualisation
9 7 (2.71%) iPhone
9 7 (2.71%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.94%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.94%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.55%) Data Integration
12 4 (1.55%) Social Media
12 4 (1.55%) iPad
12 4 (1.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 33 (12.79%) Android
2 24 (9.30%) Windows
3 23 (8.91%) Apple iOS
4 18 (6.98%) Linux
5 16 (6.20%) UNIX
6 10 (3.88%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.39%) Solaris
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (45.35%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (28.29%) TDD
3 52 (20.16%) MVC
4 45 (17.44%) Scrum
5 40 (15.50%) BDD
6 37 (14.34%) OO
7 31 (12.02%) E-Commerce
8 30 (11.63%) Project Management
8 30 (11.63%) Analytics
9 28 (10.85%) Android Development
10 23 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (8.14%) iOS Development
12 20 (7.75%) Mentoring
12 20 (7.75%) Software Engineering
13 19 (7.36%) Multithreading
14 15 (5.81%) Unit Testing
15 14 (5.43%) Project Planning
15 14 (5.43%) Configuration Management
16 13 (5.04%) Kanban
16 13 (5.04%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 96 (37.21%) JavaScript
2 83 (32.17%) Java
3 66 (25.58%) C#
4 57 (22.09%) SQL
5 25 (9.69%) C++
6 21 (8.14%) PHP
6 21 (8.14%) Python
7 13 (5.04%) T-SQL
8 12 (4.65%) Objective-C
9 11 (4.26%) Ruby
10 7 (2.71%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.94%) PHP5
11 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.55%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.55%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.55%) C
12 4 (1.55%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.16%) Scala
14 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
14 2 (0.78%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (3.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.71%) Security Cleared
3 6 (2.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.39%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.39%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.39%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (8.14%) QA
2 1 (0.39%) EMIR
2 1 (0.39%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.39%) WCAG
System Software
1 2 (0.78%) Apache Flume
1 2 (0.78%) GridGain
2 1 (0.39%) HDFS
2 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 4 (1.55%) Vagrant
2 2 (0.78%) Control-M
3 1 (0.39%) Puppet
3 1 (0.39%) Ambari
3 1 (0.39%) Oozie
3 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.39%) Ansible
3 1 (0.39%) Mesos
Vendors
1 41 (15.89%) Microsoft
2 31 (12.02%) Oracle
3 10 (3.88%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (3.49%) Google
4 9 (3.49%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.10%) Apple
6 6 (2.33%) Zend
6 6 (2.33%) Sybase
7 5 (1.94%) RedDot
8 4 (1.55%) Open Text
9 3 (1.16%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.16%) SAP
9 3 (1.16%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.16%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.16%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.16%) Adobe
10 2 (0.78%) Cognos
10 2 (0.78%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.78%) Microgen
10 2 (0.78%) DevExpress
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