The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 210 220 230
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 60 47 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.47% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.50% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 11
Median daily rate £525 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
- +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £35.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -
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
9170 9361 8882
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.26% 94.33% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5549 5142 4874
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £501 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 452 487
Median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.85 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex +1 23 £550 +37.50%
Surrey -9 13 £600 +33.33% 8
Berkshire +2 7 £500 +25.00% 2
Kent - 7 £525 -
Hampshire -3 4 £500 +11.11% 6
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £400 -11.11% 1
East Sussex -5 3 £400 +33.33% 2
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 47 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (45.36%) Java
3 40 (41.24%) HTML
4 39 (40.21%) CSS
5 33 (34.02%) C#
5 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
6 32 (32.99%) MVC
7 24 (24.74%) REST
8 23 (23.71%) CSS3
8 23 (23.71%) .NET
9 21 (21.65%) Ruby
9 21 (21.65%) JSON
9 21 (21.65%) Node.js
9 21 (21.65%) RESTful
9 21 (21.65%) Open Source
9 21 (21.65%) HTML5
10 19 (19.59%) Mentoring
11 17 (17.53%) Scrum
11 17 (17.53%) Web Development
11 17 (17.53%) Ajax
11 17 (17.53%) SQL
11 17 (17.53%) Linux
11 17 (17.53%) Scala
11 17 (17.53%) User Experience
12 16 (16.49%) Spring
12 16 (16.49%) TDD
13 15 (15.46%) Web Services
13 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
14 14 (14.43%) NoSQL
14 14 (14.43%) Continuous Integration

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (21.65%) Node.js
2 12 (12.37%) Confluence
3 5 (5.15%) JBoss
4 4 (4.12%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.09%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.06%) Cloud Foundry
6 2 (2.06%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.06%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.06%) WordPress
7 1 (1.03%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (9.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (9.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.06%) BigMachines
2 2 (2.06%) Eloqua
2 2 (2.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.06%) IaaS
3 2 (2.06%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.06%) PaaS
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.31%) HTTP
2 2 (2.06%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.43%) NoSQL
3 12 (12.37%) MongoDB
4 9 (9.28%) MySQL
5 7 (7.22%) Relational Database
6 3 (3.09%) RavenDB
7 2 (2.06%) Essbase
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.03%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (1.03%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.03%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (14.43%) JUnit
2 13 (13.40%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
3 12 (12.37%) JIRA
3 12 (12.37%) Subversion
4 7 (7.22%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (4.12%) Eclipse
6 3 (3.09%) Cucumber
6 3 (3.09%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.06%) Grunt
7 2 (2.06%) JBehave
7 2 (2.06%) Maven
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (2.06%) Selenium
8 1 (1.03%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (3.09%) Finance
1 3 (3.09%) Marketing
1 3 (3.09%) Retail
2 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.03%) Games
3 1 (1.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (41.24%) HTML
2 39 (40.21%) CSS
3 24 (24.74%) REST
4 23 (23.71%) .NET
4 23 (23.71%) CSS3
5 21 (21.65%) HTML5
5 21 (21.65%) JSON
5 21 (21.65%) RESTful
6 17 (17.53%) Ajax
7 16 (16.49%) Spring
8 15 (15.46%) Web Services
9 13 (13.40%) ASP.NET
9 13 (13.40%) XML
10 12 (12.37%) ASP.NET MVC
10 12 (12.37%) ASP.NET Web API
11 11 (11.34%) AngularJS
11 11 (11.34%) Django
11 11 (11.34%) Guice
11 11 (11.34%) jQuery
11 11 (11.34%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) User Experience
2 3 (3.09%) Fintech
3 2 (2.06%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.06%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.06%) Inversion of Control
3 2 (2.06%) iPad
3 2 (2.06%) PKI
4 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (17.53%) Linux
2 11 (11.34%) Unix
3 10 (10.31%) Windows
4 5 (5.15%) Android
4 5 (5.15%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (48.45%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (32.99%) MVC
3 21 (21.65%) Open Source
4 19 (19.59%) Mentoring
5 17 (17.53%) Scrum
5 17 (17.53%) Web Development
6 16 (16.49%) TDD
7 14 (14.43%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (14.43%) OO
8 11 (11.34%) CRM
9 10 (10.31%) Automated Testing
9 10 (10.31%) OWASP
10 9 (9.28%) Continuous Delivery
10 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce
11 8 (8.25%) OOD
11 8 (8.25%) Pair Programming
11 8 (8.25%) Responsive Web Design
11 8 (8.25%) SOA
12 7 (7.22%) Web Design
13 5 (5.15%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.36%) Java
2 33 (34.02%) C#
2 33 (34.02%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.65%) Ruby
4 17 (17.53%) Scala
4 17 (17.53%) SQL
5 13 (13.40%) PHP
6 10 (10.31%) Python
7 4 (4.12%) PHP 5
8 3 (3.09%) ActionScript
8 3 (3.09%) Apex Code
8 3 (3.09%) PHP 4
8 3 (3.09%) T-SQL
9 2 (2.06%) Go
9 2 (2.06%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) Docker
Vendors
1 13 (13.40%) Google
2 12 (12.37%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.09%) hybris
3 3 (3.09%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (3.09%) Sitecore
4 2 (2.06%) Ab Initio
4 2 (2.06%) ATG
4 2 (2.06%) Hyperion
4 2 (2.06%) Oracle
4 2 (2.06%) Siebel
5 1 (1.03%) Appcelerator
5 1 (1.03%) IBM
5 1 (1.03%) Informatica
5 1 (1.03%) Percussion
5 1 (1.03%) Talend
5 1 (1.03%) Zend