The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 65 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.40% 0.11% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.12% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate £400 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
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
Buckinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
725 868 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.52% 95.18% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 419 432
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 42
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.55 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £40.00 £20.00
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 Milton Keynes

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) Tableau
2 1 (20.00%) Laravel
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) Power BI
2 1 (20.00%) QlikView
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) Spring
2 1 (20.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Laravel
2 1 (20.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 1 (20.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) MVVM
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) Scrum
2 1 (20.00%) SDLC
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
2 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) MCT
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Tableau