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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 273 310 276
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 137 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.42% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.45% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 59 74
Average daily rate
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£525 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £371 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £649 £600 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £43.75
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
20684 21615 20403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.43% 92.67% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14220 15100 13816
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £268 £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 368 383 422
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £38.86 £45.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 +7 25 £540 +27.05% 22
Hackney - 1 £475 -
Bromley - 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 100 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 94 (36.43%) Java
2 94 (36.43%) JavaScript
3 79 (30.62%) HTML
4 68 (26.36%) Oracle
5 60 (23.26%) CSS
6 56 (21.71%) SQL
7 52 (20.16%) TDD
8 48 (18.60%) .NET
9 44 (17.05%) C#
10 43 (16.67%) HTML5
11 39 (15.12%) Banking
12 38 (14.73%) Scrum
12 38 (14.73%) OO
12 38 (14.73%) AngularJS
13 36 (13.95%) jQuery
14 35 (13.57%) SQL Server
14 35 (13.57%) Finance
15 29 (11.24%) REST
16 28 (10.85%) Relational Database
16 28 (10.85%) MVC
17 26 (10.08%) Web Services
18 25 (9.69%) CSS3
19 24 (9.30%) Linux
20 22 (8.53%) MySQL
21 21 (8.14%) XML
21 21 (8.14%) RDBMS
21 21 (8.14%) Web Development
21 21 (8.14%) Mentoring
22 20 (7.75%) Apple iOS

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 17 (6.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (5.81%) Apache Spark
3 10 (3.88%) Node.js
3 10 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 9 (3.49%) Apache Pig
5 8 (3.10%) Apache Solr
5 8 (3.10%) CMS
5 8 (3.10%) WebLogic
6 7 (2.71%) Apache
6 7 (2.71%) nginx
7 5 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
7 5 (1.94%) Confluence
7 5 (1.94%) Drupal
8 4 (1.55%) WebSphere
8 4 (1.55%) IIS
9 3 (1.16%) JBoss
9 3 (1.16%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 8 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.39%) MS Project
3 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.39%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) RMDS
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.39%) Magento
3 1 (0.39%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 11 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (3.49%) Heroku
3 8 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.39%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.33%) HTTP
2 3 (1.16%) AMQP
3 2 (0.78%) NFC
3 2 (0.78%) HTTPS
3 2 (0.78%) Internet
4 1 (0.39%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.57%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.85%) Relational Database
3 22 (8.53%) MySQL
4 21 (8.14%) RDBMS
5 20 (7.75%) Redis
5 20 (7.75%) Hadoop
6 17 (6.59%) MongoDB
7 15 (5.81%) Big Data
8 13 (5.04%) Data Warehouse
9 11 (4.26%) Apache Hive
9 11 (4.26%) CouchDB
10 10 (3.88%) HBase
10 10 (3.88%) Oracle Database
10 10 (3.88%) Impala
10 10 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 9 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (3.49%) QlikView
12 8 (3.10%) OLTP
13 7 (2.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 18 (6.98%) Git (software)
2 12 (4.65%) jMock
2 12 (4.65%) Eclipse
3 11 (4.26%) JUnit
3 11 (4.26%) JIRA
3 11 (4.26%) Subversion
4 9 (3.49%) Maven
4 9 (3.49%) RSpec
5 8 (3.10%) Oracle APEX
6 7 (2.71%) Toad
6 7 (2.71%) Visual Studio
6 7 (2.71%) Xcode
6 7 (2.71%) Grunt
7 6 (2.33%) NUnit
8 4 (1.55%) Selenium
8 4 (1.55%) Mockito
8 4 (1.55%) Appium
8 4 (1.55%) Gradle
8 4 (1.55%) Jenkins
8 4 (1.55%) Oracle Forms
General
1 39 (15.12%) Banking
2 35 (13.57%) Finance
3 20 (7.75%) Investment Banking
4 18 (6.98%) Front Office
5 6 (2.33%) Retail
6 3 (1.16%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.16%) Law
6 3 (1.16%) Advertising
6 3 (1.16%) Marketing
7 2 (0.78%) Publishing
7 2 (0.78%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (30.62%) HTML
2 60 (23.26%) CSS
3 48 (18.60%) .NET
4 43 (16.67%) HTML5
5 38 (14.73%) AngularJS
6 36 (13.95%) jQuery
7 29 (11.24%) REST
8 26 (10.08%) Web Services
9 25 (9.69%) CSS3
10 21 (8.14%) XML
11 20 (7.75%) Memcached
11 20 (7.75%) Hibernate
11 20 (7.75%) ASP.NET
12 17 (6.59%) JSON
13 16 (6.20%) J2EE
14 15 (5.81%) ASP.NET MVC
15 13 (5.04%) Spring
15 13 (5.04%) WPF
16 12 (4.65%) .NET Framework
16 12 (4.65%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 9 (3.49%) Mobile App
2 9 (3.49%) Data Structures
3 8 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 6 (2.33%) User Experience
4 6 (2.33%) Derivative
5 5 (1.94%) iDTV
5 5 (1.94%) Equities
5 5 (1.94%) Open Source
6 4 (1.55%) Market Risk
6 4 (1.55%) Inversion of Control
6 4 (1.55%) Semantic Web
6 4 (1.55%) Digital Media
6 4 (1.55%) Mobile Payment
6 4 (1.55%) Fixed Income
6 4 (1.55%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.16%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.16%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.30%) Linux
2 20 (7.75%) Apple iOS
3 19 (7.36%) Android
4 9 (3.49%) UNIX
5 6 (2.33%) Windows
6 4 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.16%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.16%) Solaris
7 3 (1.16%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.39%) AIX
8 1 (0.39%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (38.76%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (20.16%) TDD
3 38 (14.73%) Scrum
3 38 (14.73%) OO
4 28 (10.85%) MVC
5 21 (8.14%) Web Development
5 21 (8.14%) Mentoring
6 20 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (7.75%) E-Commerce
7 19 (7.36%) BDD
8 18 (6.98%) Pair Programming
9 15 (5.81%) User Stories
10 14 (5.43%) OOD
11 13 (5.04%) Project Management
11 13 (5.04%) Coaching
12 12 (4.65%) Multithreading
12 12 (4.65%) Technical Analysis
12 12 (4.65%) Data Modelling
12 12 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (3.88%) MapReduce
Programming Languages
1 94 (36.43%) Java
1 94 (36.43%) JavaScript
2 56 (21.71%) SQL
3 44 (17.05%) C#
4 20 (7.75%) Python
5 13 (5.04%) C++
5 13 (5.04%) Scala
6 12 (4.65%) Ruby
7 11 (4.26%) PHP
8 9 (3.49%) PL/SQL
8 9 (3.49%) R
9 5 (1.94%) Objective-C
10 4 (1.55%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.55%) C
11 3 (1.16%) F#
12 2 (0.78%) Perl
12 2 (0.78%) Fortran
13 1 (0.39%) Apple Swift
13 1 (0.39%) XQuery
13 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (5.43%) Degree
2 11 (4.26%) Security Cleared
3 8 (3.10%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.16%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.78%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.78%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.26%) QA
System Software
1 9 (3.49%) HDFS
2 1 (0.39%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.39%) GridGain
2 1 (0.39%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.39%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (3.49%) Hadoop YARN
2 8 (3.10%) Puppet
3 7 (2.71%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.39%) Ambari
4 1 (0.39%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.39%) Oozie
4 1 (0.39%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.39%) Ansible
Vendors
1 68 (26.36%) Oracle
2 17 (6.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (6.59%) Adobe
3 8 (3.10%) Sybase
4 5 (1.94%) Apple
4 5 (1.94%) Google
4 5 (1.94%) Sitecore
5 4 (1.55%) Atlassian
5 4 (1.55%) Red Hat
5 4 (1.55%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (1.16%) Informatica
6 3 (1.16%) Business Objects
6 3 (1.16%) ATG
6 3 (1.16%) DevExpress
6 3 (1.16%) Syncfusion
6 3 (1.16%) EPiServer
7 2 (0.78%) Zend
7 2 (0.78%) hybris
7 2 (0.78%) Tableau
7 2 (0.78%) Netezza
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