The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 137 115 111
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.56% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.60% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 0
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£369 £369 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2898 2666 1946
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1848 1751 1167
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 162 129
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £17.05
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the South West region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 7 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
Bristol -13 2 £400 +6.66% 4
Devon - 2 £325 - 3
Wiltshire +4 1 £550 +121.10%
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
2 4 (26.67%) MVC
2 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (26.67%) Android
2 4 (26.67%) Android Development
3 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) SAS
4 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
4 2 (13.33%) XML
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 2 (13.33%) Base SAS
4 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (13.33%) Tableau
4 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework

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

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (13.33%) SAS
2 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (13.33%) Base SAS
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (13.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP Cube
3 1 (6.67%) SQLite
3 1 (6.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) ActiveReports
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Log4Net
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Publishing
2 1 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
2 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) ASP.NET
3 2 (13.33%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) WCF
4 1 (6.67%) WPF
4 1 (6.67%) LINQ
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) Entity Framework
4 1 (6.67%) iOS SDK
4 1 (6.67%) REST
4 1 (6.67%) Managed Extensibility Framework
4 1 (6.67%) Unity DI Container
4 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (6.67%) OpenGL
4 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (6.67%) N-Tier
2 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (26.67%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) MVC
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Android Development
2 3 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
3 2 (13.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (13.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (6.67%) ETL
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Document Management
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (6.67%) MVVM
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) Line Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (6.67%) XAML
2 1 (6.67%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Tableau
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle
2 1 (6.67%) IBM
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) EPiServer