The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 131 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 6 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.34% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 6
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£373 £475 £434
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.57% +9.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £299 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £630 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - -
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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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2943 2692 3024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.14% 92.48% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1640 1324 1552
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 203 219
Average hourly rate £16.80 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.29 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Manchester -10 3 £373 -1.97% 12
Cheshire -4 2 £461 -26.78% 6
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 4
Lancashire - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) OO
2 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) JSP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) XML

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe CQ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (11.11%) InterSystems Cache
3 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (11.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 1 (11.11%) Maven
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (11.11%) Moq
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) .NET
2 3 (33.33%) jQuery
2 3 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (22.22%) HTML5
3 2 (22.22%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Ajax
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) JSP
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
4 1 (11.11%) XML
4 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (11.11%) EJB
4 1 (11.11%) CSS
4 1 (11.11%) Servlets
4 1 (11.11%) SOAP
4 1 (11.11%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Open Source
1 1 (11.11%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Linux
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) OO
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (33.33%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) MVC
3 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
3 1 (11.11%) OOD
3 1 (11.11%) SOA
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Unit Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Web Application Development
3 1 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (11.11%) MVVM
3 1 (11.11%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) C#
1 4 (44.44%) Java
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Python
3 2 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 2 (22.22%) C++
4 1 (11.11%) PHP
4 1 (11.11%) VB
4 1 (11.11%) VB6
4 1 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (11.11%) Scala
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Adobe
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