The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 April 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
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 99 87 88
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 6 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.33% 0.55% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.57% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 1
Average daily rate £363 £406 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year
- +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -
Lead Developer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1720 1568 1293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.71% 95.09% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 998 818 678
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 61 64
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -10.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.27 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the Manchester region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 16 (76.19%) HTML
1 16 (76.19%) CSS
2 14 (66.67%) MVC
3 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (47.62%) Scrum
5 8 (38.10%) .NET
5 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
6 7 (33.33%) C#
6 7 (33.33%) HTML5
6 7 (33.33%) CSS3
6 7 (33.33%) Front End Development
7 6 (28.57%) jQuery
7 6 (28.57%) XML
7 6 (28.57%) MySQL
8 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
8 5 (23.81%) JUnit
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
8 5 (23.81%) XSD
8 5 (23.81%) JSP
8 5 (23.81%) Unix
8 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
8 5 (23.81%) B2C
8 5 (23.81%) Ajax
8 5 (23.81%) Subversion
8 5 (23.81%) Spring
8 5 (23.81%) CMS
8 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
8 5 (23.81%) Spring MVC

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (23.81%) CMS
1 5 (23.81%) Confluence
1 5 (23.81%) Tomcat
2 4 (19.05%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (4.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Magento
2 2 (9.52%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) MySQL
2 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) QlikView
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (4.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (23.81%) JIRA
1 5 (23.81%) JUnit
1 5 (23.81%) Subversion
2 4 (19.05%) SpecFlow
3 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.76%) Grunt
4 1 (4.76%) gulp
4 1 (4.76%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.76%) Electronics
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) CSS
1 16 (76.19%) HTML
2 8 (38.10%) .NET
3 7 (33.33%) CSS3
3 7 (33.33%) HTML5
4 6 (28.57%) jQuery
4 6 (28.57%) XML
5 5 (23.81%) Ajax
5 5 (23.81%) AngularJS
5 5 (23.81%) JSP
5 5 (23.81%) Spring
5 5 (23.81%) Spring MVC
5 5 (23.81%) XSD
6 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
6 4 (19.05%) Web Services
7 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET
8 1 (4.76%) J2EE
8 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (19.05%) iPad
2 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) BBC
3 1 (4.76%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (23.81%) Unix
2 1 (4.76%) Android
2 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) MVC
2 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (47.62%) Scrum
4 8 (38.10%) E-Commerce
5 7 (33.33%) Front End Development
6 5 (23.81%) B2C
6 5 (23.81%) BDD
6 5 (23.81%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (23.81%) Integration Testing
6 5 (23.81%) Kanban
6 5 (23.81%) Unit Testing
7 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Data Validation
7 4 (19.05%) OWASP
7 4 (19.05%) Project Management
7 4 (19.05%) Requirements Analysis
7 4 (19.05%) SEO
7 4 (19.05%) Validation
7 4 (19.05%) Web Testing
8 3 (14.29%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 7 (33.33%) C#
2 5 (23.81%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.76%) PHP
3 1 (4.76%) R
3 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) WCAG
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) hybris
2 4 (19.05%) EPiServer
2 4 (19.05%) Sitecore
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) SAP