The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Software Developer
Rank 436 416 425
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 3 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.013% 0.013% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate £575 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -10.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -
Lead Software 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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Lead Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Software Developer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Lead Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Software Developer across the London region.

Lead Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in London

Lead Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer across the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Lead Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in London

Lead Software Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) TestNG
3 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) FQL
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Mockito

Lead Software Developer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Lead Software 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 Software Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (33.33%) Node.js
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 1 (33.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (33.33%) JUnit
1 1 (33.33%) Mockito
1 1 (33.33%) TestNG
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 5
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (33.33%) CAML
2 1 (33.33%) Memcached
2 1 (33.33%) NHibernate
2 1 (33.33%) ServiceStack
2 1 (33.33%) Spring
2 1 (33.33%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (66.67%) Scrum
2 2 (66.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) BDD
3 1 (33.33%) Coaching
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Kanban
3 1 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (33.33%) Microservices
3 1 (33.33%) Open Source
3 1 (33.33%) OWASP
3 1 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 1 (33.33%) SOLID
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) FQL
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) VB
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) ServiceNow