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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 296 302 244
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 120 121 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.50% 0.49% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.52% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 75 120
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £645 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £95.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £25.28
% change year-on-year
+32.53% +64.16%
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
22207 23085 20644
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.30% 93.17% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 15998 15957 13766
Average daily rate £425 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £275 £263
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 438 375 536
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.30 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £47.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 +25 28 £525 - 25
Docklands, London - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - - 1
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 114 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (34.14%) Java
3 83 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 83 (33.33%) HTML
4 69 (27.71%) C#
4 69 (27.71%) .NET
5 62 (24.90%) TDD
6 59 (23.69%) SQL
7 57 (22.89%) HTML5
8 49 (19.68%) Finance
9 46 (18.47%) CSS
10 45 (18.07%) SQL Server
10 45 (18.07%) MVC
11 42 (16.87%) Microsoft
12 40 (16.06%) XML
13 39 (15.66%) Scrum
14 38 (15.26%) Oracle
15 34 (13.65%) OO
16 33 (13.25%) BDD
17 32 (12.85%) REST
18 31 (12.45%) jQuery
19 29 (11.65%) AngularJS
19 29 (11.65%) Analytics
20 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET
21 27 (10.84%) Web Services
22 26 (10.44%) Banking
22 26 (10.44%) RESTful
23 25 (10.04%) Git (software)
23 25 (10.04%) CSS3
23 25 (10.04%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 23 (9.24%) CMS
2 12 (4.82%) JBoss
3 10 (4.02%) Node.js
4 9 (3.61%) Sitecore CMS
4 9 (3.61%) Apache
5 5 (2.01%) Adobe CQ
6 4 (1.61%) SAS
6 4 (1.61%) Apache Spark
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.20%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.80%) Drupal
8 2 (0.80%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.80%) WordPress
8 2 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.40%) Kentico
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.40%) Lightstreamer
9 1 (0.40%) Mule
Applications
1 22 (8.84%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.42%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (4.42%) MS Project
3 5 (2.01%) Photoshop
4 4 (1.61%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.40%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.40%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.40%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 10 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (2.01%) Google Analytics
3 2 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.80%) RMDS
4 1 (0.40%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.40%) Magento
4 1 (0.40%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.40%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.20%) Heroku
1 3 (1.20%) GitHub
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.80%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.40%) Force.com
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (3.21%) HTTP
2 6 (2.41%) Internet
3 3 (1.20%) TCP/IP
4 2 (0.80%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.80%) VoIP
4 2 (0.80%) VPN
4 2 (0.80%) Multicast
5 1 (0.40%) CTI
5 1 (0.40%) Intranet
5 1 (0.40%) DNS
5 1 (0.40%) LAN
5 1 (0.40%) WAN
5 1 (0.40%) FTP
5 1 (0.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.02%) Data Warehouse
3 13 (5.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (4.42%) Big Data
4 11 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 10 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (4.02%) MySQL
5 10 (4.02%) Hadoop
6 8 (3.21%) QlikView
6 8 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (3.21%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.01%) Apache Hive
8 5 (2.01%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.01%) SQLite
9 3 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.20%) Neo4j
9 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (0.80%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 25 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 19 (7.63%) Subversion
3 18 (7.23%) NUnit
4 17 (6.83%) JIRA
5 12 (4.82%) Visual Studio
6 10 (4.02%) Moq
6 10 (4.02%) SpecFlow
7 9 (3.61%) Rhino Mocks
8 7 (2.81%) Jenkins
8 7 (2.81%) Selenium
9 6 (2.41%) Xcode
10 5 (2.01%) TeamCity
10 5 (2.01%) Eclipse
10 5 (2.01%) Maven
11 4 (1.61%) CruiseControl
11 4 (1.61%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.20%) Bitbucket
12 3 (1.20%) Jasmine
12 3 (1.20%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
12 3 (1.20%) JUnit
General
1 49 (19.68%) Finance
2 26 (10.44%) Banking
3 18 (7.23%) Front Office
4 12 (4.82%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.81%) Marketing
6 6 (2.41%) Retail
7 5 (2.01%) Publishing
8 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.61%) Back Office
9 2 (0.80%) Law
9 2 (0.80%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.80%) Electronics
10 1 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.40%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (33.33%) HTML
2 69 (27.71%) .NET
3 57 (22.89%) HTML5
4 46 (18.47%) CSS
5 40 (16.06%) XML
6 32 (12.85%) REST
7 31 (12.45%) jQuery
8 29 (11.65%) AngularJS
9 28 (11.24%) ASP.NET
10 27 (10.84%) Web Services
11 26 (10.44%) RESTful
12 25 (10.04%) CSS3
13 24 (9.64%) .NET Framework
14 22 (8.84%) ASP.NET MVC
14 22 (8.84%) Spring
15 18 (7.23%) JSON
16 16 (6.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
16 16 (6.43%) ASP.NET MVC 4
17 15 (6.02%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (5.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 16 (6.43%) User Experience
2 15 (6.02%) Fixed Income
2 15 (6.02%) Derivative
3 12 (4.82%) Mobile App
4 11 (4.42%) Interest Rate Derivative
4 11 (4.42%) Grid Computing
5 10 (4.02%) Data Structures
5 10 (4.02%) Open Source
6 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.81%) Algorithms
7 7 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.41%) Market Risk
8 6 (2.41%) Visualisation
9 5 (2.01%) Data Integration
9 5 (2.01%) iPhone
10 4 (1.61%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.20%) Social Media
11 3 (1.20%) iPad
11 3 (1.20%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 24 (9.64%) Windows
2 16 (6.43%) Android
2 16 (6.43%) Apple iOS
3 15 (6.02%) Linux
4 13 (5.22%) UNIX
5 11 (4.42%) Windows 7
6 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.40%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (45.78%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (24.90%) TDD
3 45 (18.07%) MVC
4 39 (15.66%) Scrum
5 34 (13.65%) OO
6 33 (13.25%) BDD
7 29 (11.65%) Analytics
8 25 (10.04%) Project Management
9 23 (9.24%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (9.24%) Mentoring
10 22 (8.84%) E-Commerce
11 19 (7.63%) Software Engineering
12 17 (6.83%) Multithreading
13 15 (6.02%) Project Planning
14 14 (5.62%) Unit Testing
14 14 (5.62%) iOS Development
15 13 (5.22%) Configuration Management
16 12 (4.82%) CRM
17 11 (4.42%) Risk Analysis
17 11 (4.42%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 85 (34.14%) Java
2 83 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 69 (27.71%) C#
4 59 (23.69%) SQL
5 23 (9.24%) C++
6 20 (8.03%) Python
7 14 (5.62%) PHP
8 12 (4.82%) T-SQL
9 10 (4.02%) Ruby
10 8 (3.21%) Objective-C
11 5 (2.01%) Scala
11 5 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.61%) C
12 4 (1.61%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.20%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.20%) ActionScript
13 3 (1.20%) VBA
14 2 (0.80%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.80%) PHP5
14 2 (0.80%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (4.42%) Degree
2 5 (2.01%) Security Cleared
3 4 (1.61%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.40%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (8.03%) QA
2 1 (0.40%) EMIR
2 1 (0.40%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.40%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (1.20%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.80%) GridGain
3 1 (0.40%) HDFS
3 1 (0.40%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (0.80%) Control-M
1 2 (0.80%) Ambari
1 2 (0.80%) Oozie
2 1 (0.40%) Mesos
2 1 (0.40%) Puppet
Vendors
1 42 (16.87%) Microsoft
2 38 (15.26%) Oracle
3 11 (4.42%) Sybase
4 9 (3.61%) Sitecore
5 8 (3.21%) Google
5 8 (3.21%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (2.41%) Adobe
6 6 (2.41%) Apple
6 6 (2.41%) Zend
7 5 (2.01%) RedDot
7 5 (2.01%) ATG
8 4 (1.61%) Open Text
9 3 (1.20%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.20%) TIBCO
9 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.20%) SAP
9 3 (1.20%) Infragistics
9 3 (1.20%) Teradata
10 2 (0.80%) Netezza
10 2 (0.80%) Business Objects
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