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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 229 222 204
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 26 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.27% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.20% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 9
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£438 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.70% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £326 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £438 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £40.63
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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
8979 8164 7105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.35% 91.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4820 4304 3370
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 479 601
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Hampshire -17 5 £450 +9.75% 4
Surrey - 5 £450 - 6
Berkshire -1 4 £438 +6.70% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 4 £400 - 2
East Sussex - 3 £300 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £518 - 7
West Sussex -17 1 £400 +50.94% 2
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 38 (62.30%) Java
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (42.62%) HTML
3 25 (40.98%) XML
4 23 (37.70%) JavaScript
5 22 (36.07%) TDD
6 21 (34.43%) Oracle
6 21 (34.43%) OO
7 20 (32.79%) SOA
8 19 (31.15%) CSS
8 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
8 19 (31.15%) Scrum
9 18 (29.51%) Oracle Fusion
10 17 (27.87%) HTML5
10 17 (27.87%) Oracle BPM
10 17 (27.87%) Oracle Identity Management
10 17 (27.87%) Oracle ADF
11 16 (26.23%) WebLogic
11 16 (26.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (24.59%) XSLT
12 15 (24.59%) XQuery
12 15 (24.59%) XPath
12 15 (24.59%) jQuery
13 14 (22.95%) Spring
14 13 (21.31%) Publishing
15 12 (19.67%) Linux
16 11 (18.03%) J2EE
16 11 (18.03%) MVC
16 11 (18.03%) Ajax
17 10 (16.39%) Objective-C

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 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%) WebLogic
1 16 (26.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (9.84%) Node.js
3 4 (6.56%) Confluence
3 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Commerce Server
4 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Force.com
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.56%) MySQL
1 4 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.28%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.11%) JIRA
1 8 (13.11%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.48%) Subversion
3 6 (9.84%) Maven
3 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.20%) Gerrit
4 5 (8.20%) Ant
4 5 (8.20%) JUnit
5 3 (4.92%) Xcode
6 2 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (3.28%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.64%) ClearCase
7 1 (1.64%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.64%) Checkstyle
7 1 (1.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (1.64%) Grunt
7 1 (1.64%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 13 (21.31%) Publishing
2 8 (13.11%) Finance
3 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.56%) Electronics
3 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.56%) Marketing
4 3 (4.92%) Retail
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (42.62%) HTML
2 25 (40.98%) XML
3 19 (31.15%) CSS
4 18 (29.51%) Oracle Fusion
5 17 (27.87%) HTML5
5 17 (27.87%) Oracle ADF
6 15 (24.59%) XSLT
6 15 (24.59%) jQuery
7 14 (22.95%) Spring
8 11 (18.03%) Ajax
8 11 (18.03%) J2EE
9 10 (16.39%) AngularJS
10 9 (14.75%) CSS3
10 9 (14.75%) .NET
11 7 (11.48%) SOAP
12 6 (9.84%) Web Services
12 6 (9.84%) JMS
12 6 (9.84%) JSF
13 5 (8.20%) Middleware
13 5 (8.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.39%) Digital Media
2 7 (11.48%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (6.56%) DTV
3 4 (6.56%) iPhone
4 3 (4.92%) iPad
5 2 (3.28%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.28%) Open Source
5 2 (3.28%) User Experience
6 1 (1.64%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (19.67%) Linux
2 10 (16.39%) UNIX
3 9 (14.75%) Apple iOS
4 6 (9.84%) Android
5 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (62.30%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (36.07%) TDD
3 21 (34.43%) OO
4 20 (32.79%) SOA
5 19 (31.15%) Software Engineering
5 19 (31.15%) Scrum
6 11 (18.03%) MVC
7 9 (14.75%) E-Commerce
8 8 (13.11%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.20%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.56%) B2C
10 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.56%) Web Development
10 4 (6.56%) Integration Testing
10 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (6.56%) Mentoring
11 3 (4.92%) iOS Development
11 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
11 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 38 (62.30%) Java
2 23 (37.70%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.59%) XQuery
3 15 (24.59%) XPath
4 10 (16.39%) Objective-C
5 8 (13.11%) Python
5 8 (13.11%) SQL
6 7 (11.48%) C#
7 5 (8.20%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 3 (4.92%) VB.NET
8 3 (4.92%) Apex Code
9 2 (3.28%) Ruby
9 2 (3.28%) C++
10 1 (1.64%) Perl
10 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.64%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) VB
10 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (1.64%) VB6
10 1 (1.64%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (1.64%) Degree
1 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) Security Cleared
1 1 (1.64%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (8.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Oracle
2 5 (8.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (6.56%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (6.56%) SAP
3 4 (6.56%) hybris
4 2 (3.28%) TIBCO
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