The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 222 202 211
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 24 28 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.33% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.36% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 8
Average daily rate £400 £413 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £325 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £406 £373
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £43.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.49 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -1.28%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8914 7726 9792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.86% 92.18% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4911 3836 4443
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 609 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.60 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Lead Developer
England

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 17 April 2014.

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Kent +17 12 £425 - 2
Berkshire -11 6 £425 +21.42% 6
Hampshire -8 2 £340 -15.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -24 2 - - 3
East Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 7
Surrey - - - - 4
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 15 (32.61%) XML
2 15 (32.61%) SOA
3 14 (30.43%) Java
3 14 (30.43%) TDD
4 13 (28.26%) C#
4 13 (28.26%) .NET
5 12 (26.09%) Google
5 12 (26.09%) REST
5 12 (26.09%) Facebook
5 12 (26.09%) Twitter
5 12 (26.09%) Mobile App
6 11 (23.91%) Mobile Application Development
6 11 (23.91%) Spring
6 11 (23.91%) JSON
6 11 (23.91%) OAuth
6 11 (23.91%) HTML
6 11 (23.91%) Internet
7 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
7 10 (21.74%) Rapid Prototyping
7 10 (21.74%) Use Case
8 9 (19.57%) Game Development
8 9 (19.57%) ETL
8 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.57%) Games
9 8 (17.39%) MVC
9 8 (17.39%) UNIX
10 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
10 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
10 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 7 (15.22%) CMS
2 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.52%) SAS
2 3 (6.52%) Kentico
3 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (4.35%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.17%) DNN
4 1 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.17%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) SAP SD
1 1 (2.17%) SAP FI
1 1 (2.17%) SAP FI/CO
1 1 (2.17%) SAP CO
1 1 (2.17%) SAP GRC
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.91%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.22%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (10.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.70%) MySQL
5 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (4.35%) DTS
6 2 (4.35%) Star Schema
6 2 (4.35%) PowerCenter
7 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
7 1 (2.17%) SQLPlus
7 1 (2.17%) DB2
7 1 (2.17%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.17%) Data Mining
7 1 (2.17%) BODI
7 1 (2.17%) QlikView
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (2.17%) Base SAS
7 1 (2.17%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 4 (8.70%) Subversion
3 3 (6.52%) MSI
3 3 (6.52%) NUnit
3 3 (6.52%) WiX
4 2 (4.35%) JIRA
4 2 (4.35%) JUnit
5 1 (2.17%) Ant
5 1 (2.17%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.17%) Toad
5 1 (2.17%) LSMW
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 9 (19.57%) Games
2 2 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (32.61%) XML
2 13 (28.26%) .NET
3 12 (26.09%) REST
4 11 (23.91%) HTML
4 11 (23.91%) Spring
4 11 (23.91%) JSON
4 11 (23.91%) OAuth
5 7 (15.22%) jQuery
6 6 (13.04%) CSS
7 5 (10.87%) .NET Framework
8 4 (8.70%) WCF
8 4 (8.70%) Ajax
8 4 (8.70%) ASP.NET
8 4 (8.70%) Web Services
9 3 (6.52%) JSP
9 3 (6.52%) HTML5
9 3 (6.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
10 2 (4.35%) Symfony
10 2 (4.35%) Spring MVC
10 2 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (26.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.17%) N-Tier
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
2 1 (2.17%) AS400
2 1 (2.17%) Informatics
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (2.17%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.39%) UNIX
2 2 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (2.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (32.61%) SOA
2 14 (30.43%) TDD
3 11 (23.91%) Mobile Application Development
4 10 (21.74%) Use Case
4 10 (21.74%) Rapid Prototyping
5 9 (19.57%) Game Development
5 9 (19.57%) ETL
6 8 (17.39%) MVC
7 7 (15.22%) Scrum
7 7 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (13.04%) OO
9 4 (8.70%) Kimball Methodology
10 3 (6.52%) Domain-Driven Design
10 3 (6.52%) Automated Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Unit Testing
10 3 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce
10 3 (6.52%) Workflow
11 2 (4.35%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 19 (41.30%) SQL
2 14 (30.43%) Java
3 13 (28.26%) C#
4 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (13.04%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.17%) ABAP
7 1 (2.17%) VBA
7 1 (2.17%) SAPscript
7 1 (2.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Google
1 12 (26.09%) Facebook
1 12 (26.09%) Twitter
2 9 (19.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.70%) Oracle
4 2 (4.35%) Business Objects
4 2 (4.35%) SAP
4 2 (4.35%) Informatica
4 2 (4.35%) Zend
4 2 (4.35%) Sitecore
4 2 (4.35%) hybris
5 1 (2.17%) Netezza
5 1 (2.17%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.17%) Apple
5 1 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (2.17%) Open Text
5 1 (2.17%) IBM
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