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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 279 298 245
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 119 96 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.45% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.48% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 65 94
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£500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £618 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
Lead Developer
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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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £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 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +14 25 £475 -5.00% 24
Croydon -8 1 - -
Edgware - 1 £530 -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Uxbridge - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 2
Docklands, London - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 93 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (34.48%) Java
3 66 (28.45%) HTML
4 64 (27.59%) JavaScript
5 63 (27.16%) .NET
6 62 (26.72%) C#
7 59 (25.43%) SQL
8 51 (21.98%) TDD
9 44 (18.97%) SQL Server
10 43 (18.53%) Finance
11 42 (18.10%) Oracle
12 39 (16.81%) HTML5
13 37 (15.95%) CSS
13 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
14 35 (15.09%) MVC
15 33 (14.22%) REST
16 31 (13.36%) XML
16 31 (13.36%) OO
17 27 (11.64%) Banking
17 27 (11.64%) jQuery
18 26 (11.21%) BDD
18 26 (11.21%) Scrum
19 25 (10.78%) Web Services
19 25 (10.78%) AngularJS
20 24 (10.34%) ASP.NET
21 23 (9.91%) .NET Framework
22 22 (9.48%) C++
22 22 (9.48%) Python
22 22 (9.48%) Mentoring
23 21 (9.05%) Relational Database

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 15 (6.47%) CMS
2 12 (5.17%) JBoss
3 10 (4.31%) Apache Spark
4 9 (3.88%) WebLogic
5 8 (3.45%) Node.js
6 7 (3.02%) Apache Pig
6 7 (3.02%) Apache Solr
6 7 (3.02%) Sitecore CMS
6 7 (3.02%) Apache
7 6 (2.59%) nginx
8 4 (1.72%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.72%) IIS
8 4 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
9 3 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (1.29%) Drupal
10 2 (0.86%) TIBCO EMS
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.86%) Confluence
11 1 (0.43%) Kentico
Applications
1 18 (7.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.74%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (4.74%) MS Project
3 3 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.43%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.43%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.88%) Heroku
2 7 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.72%) GitHub
5 2 (0.86%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (3.02%) HTTP
2 4 (1.72%) Internet
3 2 (0.86%) NFC
3 2 (0.86%) AMQP
4 1 (0.43%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.43%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 21 (9.05%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.76%) MySQL
4 16 (6.90%) Big Data
5 15 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (6.03%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (6.03%) Hadoop
7 12 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (4.74%) RDBMS
9 10 (4.31%) Apache Hive
10 9 (3.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (3.88%) QlikView
11 8 (3.45%) HBase
11 8 (3.45%) MongoDB
12 7 (3.02%) Oracle Database
12 7 (3.02%) Redis
13 6 (2.59%) Impala
14 5 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
15 4 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (8.62%) Subversion
1 20 (8.62%) Git (software)
2 17 (7.33%) NUnit
3 14 (6.03%) JIRA
4 11 (4.74%) Eclipse
5 10 (4.31%) Visual Studio
5 10 (4.31%) JUnit
6 8 (3.45%) RSpec
6 8 (3.45%) Moq
7 7 (3.02%) Maven
8 6 (2.59%) Toad
8 6 (2.59%) ClearCase
8 6 (2.59%) Ant
8 6 (2.59%) SpecFlow
8 6 (2.59%) Rhino Mocks
9 5 (2.16%) Jenkins
9 5 (2.16%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.16%) Selenium
9 5 (2.16%) CruiseControl
9 5 (2.16%) Xcode
General
1 43 (18.53%) Finance
2 27 (11.64%) Banking
3 18 (7.76%) Front Office
4 10 (4.31%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.59%) Retail
6 4 (1.72%) Advertising
7 3 (1.29%) Law
7 3 (1.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.86%) Publishing
8 2 (0.86%) Back Office
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.43%) Electronics
9 1 (0.43%) Legal
9 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (28.45%) HTML
2 63 (27.16%) .NET
3 39 (16.81%) HTML5
4 37 (15.95%) CSS
5 33 (14.22%) REST
6 31 (13.36%) XML
7 27 (11.64%) jQuery
8 25 (10.78%) Web Services
8 25 (10.78%) AngularJS
9 24 (10.34%) ASP.NET
10 23 (9.91%) .NET Framework
11 21 (9.05%) J2EE
12 20 (8.62%) Spring
13 19 (8.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (6.90%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
15 15 (6.47%) Hibernate
15 15 (6.47%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (5.60%) WPF
16 13 (5.60%) RESTful
16 13 (5.60%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (6.47%) Derivative
2 14 (6.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 12 (5.17%) Fixed Income
3 12 (5.17%) Grid Computing
4 11 (4.74%) Data Structures
4 11 (4.74%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 10 (4.31%) Mobile App
6 8 (3.45%) User Experience
7 7 (3.02%) Open Source
7 7 (3.02%) Market Risk
7 7 (3.02%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.59%) Algorithms
9 5 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
10 4 (1.72%) Mobile Payment
11 3 (1.29%) Visualisation
11 3 (1.29%) Credit Risk
11 3 (1.29%) Equities
12 2 (0.86%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 19 (8.19%) Windows
2 17 (7.33%) Android
3 14 (6.03%) Linux
3 14 (6.03%) Apple iOS
4 12 (5.17%) UNIX
5 11 (4.74%) Windows 7
6 6 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (40.09%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (21.98%) TDD
3 35 (15.09%) MVC
4 31 (13.36%) OO
5 26 (11.21%) BDD
5 26 (11.21%) Scrum
6 22 (9.48%) Mentoring
7 20 (8.62%) Analytics
8 18 (7.76%) Project Management
8 18 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (6.03%) Project Planning
10 13 (5.60%) Multithreading
10 13 (5.60%) E-Commerce
11 12 (5.17%) Software Engineering
11 12 (5.17%) Android Development
12 11 (4.74%) Risk Analysis
13 10 (4.31%) ETL
14 9 (3.88%) Migration
14 9 (3.88%) Data Modelling
15 8 (3.45%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 80 (34.48%) Java
2 64 (27.59%) JavaScript
3 62 (26.72%) C#
4 59 (25.43%) SQL
5 22 (9.48%) C++
5 22 (9.48%) Python
6 15 (6.47%) Ruby
7 11 (4.74%) Scala
8 10 (4.31%) T-SQL
9 9 (3.88%) PHP
9 9 (3.88%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.59%) R
11 3 (1.29%) ActionScript 3.0
11 3 (1.29%) Objective-C
11 3 (1.29%) C
11 3 (1.29%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.86%) VBA
12 2 (0.86%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.43%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.43%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (5.60%) Degree
2 11 (4.74%) Security Cleared
3 7 (3.02%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.29%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (0.86%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.43%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 6 (2.59%) HDFS
2 3 (1.29%) GridGain
3 2 (0.86%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (3.02%) Puppet
2 6 (2.59%) Capistrano
2 6 (2.59%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (0.86%) Control-M
4 1 (0.43%) Mesos
4 1 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.43%) Ambari
4 1 (0.43%) CA LISA
4 1 (0.43%) Oozie
4 1 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 42 (18.10%) Oracle
2 37 (15.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (5.17%) Sybase
4 7 (3.02%) Sitecore
5 5 (2.16%) Google
6 4 (1.72%) Apple
6 4 (1.72%) Adobe
6 4 (1.72%) ATG
6 4 (1.72%) Atlassian
6 4 (1.72%) Tableau
7 3 (1.29%) DevExpress
7 3 (1.29%) Zend
7 3 (1.29%) Infragistics
7 3 (1.29%) Business Objects
7 3 (1.29%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.29%) Bloomberg
7 3 (1.29%) Red Hat
7 3 (1.29%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (0.86%) Informatica
8 2 (0.86%) Metastorm
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