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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 280 239 298
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +59
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 131 201 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.80% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.86% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 117 87
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£488 £538 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +16.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £388 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £607
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £410 £435
% change year-on-year
+0.60% -5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £24.23 £57.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.86% +53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -
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
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +33 30 £475 -11.62% 22
Bromley - 2 £450 - 2
Croydon - - - - 3
Enfield - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
Orpington - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 101 (42.44%) JavaScript
2 100 (42.02%) HTML
3 82 (34.45%) Java
4 67 (28.15%) CSS
5 66 (27.73%) TDD
6 64 (26.89%) HTML5
7 56 (23.53%) C#
8 54 (22.69%) .NET
9 51 (21.43%) MVC
10 46 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
11 43 (18.07%) Scrum
11 43 (18.07%) SQL
12 41 (17.23%) Finance
12 41 (17.23%) BDD
13 40 (16.81%) jQuery
14 37 (15.55%) CSS3
15 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
16 34 (14.29%) XML
17 32 (13.45%) OO
17 32 (13.45%) E-Commerce
17 32 (13.45%) ASP.NET
17 32 (13.45%) REST
17 32 (13.45%) Android
18 29 (12.18%) Git (software)
18 29 (12.18%) Web Services
18 29 (12.18%) Project Management
19 28 (11.76%) PHP
19 28 (11.76%) Android Development
20 26 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
20 26 (10.92%) Banking

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 22 (9.24%) CMS
2 10 (4.20%) Node.js
3 8 (3.36%) Apache
3 8 (3.36%) Sitecore CMS
4 6 (2.52%) Drupal
4 6 (2.52%) SAS
5 5 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (1.68%) WordPress
7 3 (1.26%) Apache Solr
7 3 (1.26%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.84%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
8 2 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.42%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.42%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.42%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.42%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.42%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.42%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.52%) Photoshop
3 5 (2.10%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.84%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.84%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.42%) MS Project
5 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (2.10%) RMDS
1 5 (2.10%) Google Analytics
2 4 (1.68%) Magento
2 4 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.68%) Google App Engine
2 3 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (1.26%) SaaS
3 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.84%) Google Compute Engine
4 1 (0.42%) Office 365
4 1 (0.42%) Force.com
4 1 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (3.78%) Bluetooth
1 9 (3.78%) HTTP
1 9 (3.78%) NFC
2 7 (2.94%) Internet
3 5 (2.10%) TCP/IP
4 3 (1.26%) VPN
4 3 (1.26%) VoIP
4 3 (1.26%) HTTPS
4 3 (1.26%) Intranet
5 2 (0.84%) Multicast
5 2 (0.84%) Extranet
6 1 (0.42%) SSL
6 1 (0.42%) WAN
6 1 (0.42%) FTP
6 1 (0.42%) LAN
6 1 (0.42%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.13%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.56%) MySQL
3 12 (5.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (5.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.78%) SQLite
5 8 (3.36%) QlikView
6 7 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (2.94%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.52%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (2.10%) Big Data
8 5 (2.10%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.10%) Relational Database
9 4 (1.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.68%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (1.26%) MS Access
10 3 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.26%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 29 (12.18%) Git (software)
2 16 (6.72%) Subversion
3 14 (5.88%) JIRA
4 10 (4.20%) SpecFlow
4 10 (4.20%) Jenkins
5 8 (3.36%) Gradle
5 8 (3.36%) Rhino Mocks
5 8 (3.36%) Moq
5 8 (3.36%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.36%) NUnit
6 7 (2.94%) Selenium
7 6 (2.52%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.10%) Maven
9 3 (1.26%) Xcode
9 3 (1.26%) PHPUnit
9 3 (1.26%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.84%) Behat
10 2 (0.84%) Jasmine
10 2 (0.84%) Grunt
10 2 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (17.23%) Finance
2 26 (10.92%) Banking
3 13 (5.46%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.62%) Publishing
4 11 (4.62%) Front Office
5 7 (2.94%) Marketing
6 5 (2.10%) Retail
7 4 (1.68%) Back Office
8 3 (1.26%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.42%) Electronics
10 1 (0.42%) Law
10 1 (0.42%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (42.02%) HTML
2 67 (28.15%) CSS
3 64 (26.89%) HTML5
4 54 (22.69%) .NET
5 40 (16.81%) jQuery
6 37 (15.55%) CSS3
7 34 (14.29%) XML
8 32 (13.45%) ASP.NET
8 32 (13.45%) REST
9 29 (12.18%) Web Services
10 26 (10.92%) ASP.NET MVC
11 25 (10.50%) RESTful
12 23 (9.66%) JSON
12 23 (9.66%) AngularJS
13 21 (8.82%) .NET Framework
14 17 (7.14%) Backbone.js
15 15 (6.30%) WCF
15 15 (6.30%) Spring
15 15 (6.30%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (5.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.24%) Mobile App
2 15 (6.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 13 (5.46%) Open Source
4 9 (3.78%) Visualisation
5 6 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (2.52%) iPhone
5 6 (2.52%) Fixed Income
6 5 (2.10%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.10%) Computer Science
6 5 (2.10%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (1.68%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.68%) Derivative
8 3 (1.26%) Social Media
8 3 (1.26%) iPad
9 2 (0.84%) Mathematics
9 2 (0.84%) TWAP
9 2 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.84%) Replication
9 2 (0.84%) Social Network
9 2 (0.84%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 32 (13.45%) Android
2 19 (7.98%) Apple iOS
3 16 (6.72%) Linux
4 13 (5.46%) Windows
5 11 (4.62%) UNIX
6 2 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.42%) Solaris
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.42%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (27.73%) TDD
2 51 (21.43%) MVC
3 46 (19.33%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (18.07%) Scrum
5 41 (17.23%) BDD
6 32 (13.45%) OO
6 32 (13.45%) E-Commerce
7 29 (12.18%) Project Management
8 28 (11.76%) Android Development
9 24 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (8.40%) Multithreading
11 19 (7.98%) Software Engineering
12 18 (7.56%) iOS Development
13 17 (7.14%) Analytics
14 16 (6.72%) Responsive Web Design
15 15 (6.30%) Unit Testing
16 14 (5.88%) Kanban
17 11 (4.62%) SOA
17 11 (4.62%) Configuration Management
18 10 (4.20%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 101 (42.44%) JavaScript
2 82 (34.45%) Java
3 56 (23.53%) C#
4 43 (18.07%) SQL
5 28 (11.76%) PHP
6 17 (7.14%) C++
7 14 (5.88%) T-SQL
7 14 (5.88%) Python
8 10 (4.20%) Objective-C
9 9 (3.78%) Ruby
10 7 (2.94%) C
10 7 (2.94%) PHP5
10 7 (2.94%) Shell Script
11 6 (2.52%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.68%) VB.NET
12 4 (1.68%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.68%) ActionScript 3.0
13 3 (1.26%) Scala
13 3 (1.26%) Erlang
13 3 (1.26%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 14 (5.88%) Degree
2 7 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.42%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.42%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (0.42%) EMIR
2 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.42%) WCAG
System Software
1 4 (1.68%) Varnish
2 1 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.42%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.42%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (1.68%) Puppet
1 4 (1.68%) Vagrant
1 4 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.84%) Control-M
3 1 (0.42%) Nagios
3 1 (0.42%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.42%) Ambari
3 1 (0.42%) Ansible
3 1 (0.42%) Oozie
Vendors
1 23 (9.66%) Microsoft
2 17 (7.14%) Oracle
3 12 (5.04%) Salesforce.com
4 11 (4.62%) Google
5 8 (3.36%) Sitecore
6 6 (2.52%) Zend
6 6 (2.52%) Apple
7 5 (2.10%) RedDot
8 4 (1.68%) Open Text
8 4 (1.68%) JBoss
9 3 (1.26%) Sybase
9 3 (1.26%) Adobe
9 3 (1.26%) SAP
9 3 (1.26%) Syncfusion
9 3 (1.26%) DevExpress
9 3 (1.26%) 29West
10 2 (0.84%) Splunk
10 2 (0.84%) Palantir
10 2 (0.84%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.84%) Teradata
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