The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 236 219 198
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 25 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.35% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 26
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£425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £393 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £560 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Lead 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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8806 8448 7862
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.37% 91.86% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5200 4616 4096
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 400 542
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.48 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.91% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Surrey +3 10 £425 -5.55% 7
Berkshire +6 5 £438 +2.94% 6
Hampshire -6 4 £385 -40.76% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 2
Kent -19 2 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 40 (65.57%) JavaScript
2 28 (45.90%) HTML
3 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (32.79%) Java
4 20 (32.79%) HTML5
4 20 (32.79%) AngularJS
5 19 (31.15%) TDD
5 19 (31.15%) Scrum
6 18 (29.51%) UNIX
7 17 (27.87%) CSS
8 16 (26.23%) Node.js
8 16 (26.23%) jQuery
9 15 (24.59%) OO
9 15 (24.59%) Ruby
10 14 (22.95%) Linux
11 11 (18.03%) Selenium
12 10 (16.39%) RSpec
12 10 (16.39%) Backbone.js
13 8 (13.11%) REST
13 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
13 8 (13.11%) Python
14 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
14 7 (11.48%) SOA
14 7 (11.48%) Spring
14 7 (11.48%) Ajax
14 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
14 7 (11.48%) Workflow
14 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
14 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.48%) Git (software)

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (26.23%) Node.js
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
2 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.92%) HTTP
2 2 (3.28%) Internet
3 1 (1.64%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.64%) DNS
3 1 (1.64%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (6.56%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.28%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.28%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) SSDT
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.64%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.64%) PowerCenter
4 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.64%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 11 (18.03%) Selenium
2 10 (16.39%) RSpec
3 7 (11.48%) Git (software)
4 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
5 5 (8.20%) Gerrit
6 3 (4.92%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.28%) Subversion
7 2 (3.28%) Maven
7 2 (3.28%) JIRA
8 1 (1.64%) Ant
8 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.64%) Xcode
8 1 (1.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (9.84%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Marketing
2 5 (8.20%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.92%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (45.90%) HTML
2 20 (32.79%) HTML5
2 20 (32.79%) AngularJS
3 17 (27.87%) CSS
4 16 (26.23%) jQuery
5 10 (16.39%) Backbone.js
6 8 (13.11%) REST
7 7 (11.48%) Spring
7 7 (11.48%) Ajax
8 6 (9.84%) SOAP
9 5 (8.20%) .NET
9 5 (8.20%) XML
10 4 (6.56%) J2EE
10 4 (6.56%) Web Services
10 4 (6.56%) CSS3
10 4 (6.56%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (4.92%) WCF
12 2 (3.28%) RESTful
12 2 (3.28%) Entity Framework
12 2 (3.28%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.28%) iPhone
4 1 (1.64%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.64%) iPad
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.64%) User Experience
4 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (29.51%) UNIX
2 14 (22.95%) Linux
3 7 (11.48%) Apple iOS
4 6 (9.84%) Android
5 3 (4.92%) Windows
6 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (40.98%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (31.15%) TDD
2 19 (31.15%) Scrum
3 15 (24.59%) OO
4 8 (13.11%) Software Engineering
5 7 (11.48%) Data Modelling
5 7 (11.48%) SOA
5 7 (11.48%) Workflow
6 6 (9.84%) MVC
6 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
6 6 (9.84%) Data Management
6 6 (9.84%) Web Development
7 5 (8.20%) Analytics
7 5 (8.20%) Software Architecture
7 5 (8.20%) ERP
7 5 (8.20%) Service Management
7 5 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (6.56%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 40 (65.57%) JavaScript
2 20 (32.79%) Java
3 15 (24.59%) Ruby
4 8 (13.11%) Python
5 7 (11.48%) Objective-C
6 6 (9.84%) C#
7 5 (8.20%) SQL
8 4 (6.56%) C++
9 2 (3.28%) C
9 2 (3.28%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.64%) XQuery
10 1 (1.64%) VB6
10 1 (1.64%) XPath
10 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.84%) Degree
2 6 (9.84%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (1.64%) Puppet
1 1 (1.64%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (8.20%) SAP
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle
3 2 (3.28%) Ab Initio
3 2 (3.28%) Teradata
4 1 (1.64%) Adobe
4 1 (1.64%) Informatica
4 1 (1.64%) Siebel
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