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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 225 215 195
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 24 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 11
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£518 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.21% -0.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £35.00
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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 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
8378 7708 7024
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.36% 91.51% 91.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4519 4013 3379
Average daily rate £375 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 452 616
Average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Oxfordshire - 12 £518 - 9
Buckinghamshire -14 5 £400 - 1
Surrey +1 2 £288 - 4
Berkshire -3 2 £550 +34.14% 3
East Sussex - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - - 7
Kent - - - - 4
West Sussex - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 32 (68.09%) Java
2 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (53.19%) XML
4 21 (44.68%) Oracle
5 19 (40.43%) SOA
6 18 (38.30%) Oracle Fusion
7 17 (36.17%) Oracle ADF
7 17 (36.17%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (36.17%) Oracle Identity Management
8 16 (34.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 16 (34.04%) XSLT
8 16 (34.04%) WebLogic
9 15 (31.91%) HTML
9 15 (31.91%) XQuery
9 15 (31.91%) TDD
9 15 (31.91%) XPath
10 14 (29.79%) Spring
11 13 (27.66%) Publishing
11 13 (27.66%) Scrum
11 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
11 13 (27.66%) CSS
12 11 (23.40%) OO
12 11 (23.40%) J2EE
12 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
12 11 (23.40%) MVC
12 11 (23.40%) Ajax
12 11 (23.40%) Digital Media
13 8 (17.02%) JIRA
13 8 (17.02%) Finance
13 8 (17.02%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (34.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 16 (34.04%) WebLogic
2 4 (8.51%) Confluence
2 4 (8.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Apache Solr
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (8.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.64%) MySQL
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.26%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (17.02%) JIRA
2 7 (14.89%) Subversion
3 6 (12.77%) Maven
4 5 (10.64%) Ant
4 5 (10.64%) JUnit
5 2 (4.26%) Xcode
5 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.13%) ClearCase
6 1 (2.13%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.13%) Checkstyle
6 1 (2.13%) Grunt
6 1 (2.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (27.66%) Publishing
2 8 (17.02%) Finance
3 4 (8.51%) Marketing
3 4 (8.51%) Manufacturing
3 4 (8.51%) Electronics
3 4 (8.51%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (53.19%) XML
2 18 (38.30%) Oracle Fusion
3 17 (36.17%) Oracle ADF
4 16 (34.04%) XSLT
5 15 (31.91%) HTML
6 14 (29.79%) Spring
7 13 (27.66%) CSS
8 11 (23.40%) J2EE
8 11 (23.40%) Ajax
9 7 (14.89%) .NET
9 7 (14.89%) SOAP
9 7 (14.89%) jQuery
10 6 (12.77%) HTML5
10 6 (12.77%) JSF
10 6 (12.77%) JMS
11 5 (10.64%) Middleware
11 5 (10.64%) CSS3
12 4 (8.51%) REST
12 4 (8.51%) JSON
12 4 (8.51%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.40%) Digital Media
2 7 (14.89%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (8.51%) DTV
4 2 (4.26%) iPad
4 2 (4.26%) iPhone
5 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.13%) Open Source
5 1 (2.13%) User Experience
5 1 (2.13%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (10.64%) Linux
2 4 (8.51%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (40.43%) SOA
3 15 (31.91%) TDD
4 13 (27.66%) Scrum
4 13 (27.66%) Software Engineering
5 11 (23.40%) OO
5 11 (23.40%) MVC
6 7 (14.89%) Unit Testing
7 5 (10.64%) Mentoring
8 4 (8.51%) Programme Management
8 4 (8.51%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
8 4 (8.51%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.51%) B2C
8 4 (8.51%) E-Commerce
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (6.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (6.38%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (4.26%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (68.09%) Java
2 15 (31.91%) XQuery
2 15 (31.91%) XPath
3 11 (23.40%) JavaScript
4 8 (17.02%) SQL
5 5 (10.64%) C#
5 5 (10.64%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (6.38%) Objective-C
6 3 (6.38%) Apex Code
7 2 (4.26%) VB.NET
7 2 (4.26%) Python
8 1 (2.13%) XAML
8 1 (2.13%) ActionScript
8 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.13%) C++
8 1 (2.13%) PHP
8 1 (2.13%) Ruby
8 1 (2.13%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (10.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Oracle
2 4 (8.51%) hybris
2 4 (8.51%) SAP
2 4 (8.51%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (4.26%) TIBCO
3 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
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