The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 350 436 359
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 268 163 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.32% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 93 121
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £332 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £448 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+11.87% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £43.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 - £30.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £43.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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
England +89 252 £475 +5.55% 154
London +41 143 £513 +7.89% 68
South East -8 36 £438 +9.37% 20
Yorkshire -7 26 £489 +28.61% 12
City of London +15 25 £540 +27.05% 22
West Yorkshire +1 18 £425 +11.84% 10
Leeds +6 17 £458 +20.39% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £488 - 2
North East - 16 £488 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 16 £488 - 2
Surrey - 14 £450 - 2
North West -12 13 £456 +14.06% 18
East of England +13 10 £320 -39.62% 13
Berkshire +10 10 £400 -5.88% 5
Scotland +2 8 £346 -7.66% 5
Reading +11 6 £400 -5.88% 3
South West -2 6 £384 +5.86% 10
Hampshire -5 6 £450 +32.35% 2
Leatherhead - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire +8 5 £313 - 6
Essex +4 5 £325 -38.67% 1
Manchester -5 5 £313 - 10
West Midlands -16 5 £425 +13.33% 6
Basingstoke - 5 £450 - 1
Sheffield - 4 £469 - 2
Stirling - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 £469 - 2
Glasgow -2 3 £413 +10.00% 2
Cheshire -9 3 £475 +18.75% 6
Chelmsford - 3 £325 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 180 (38.54%) Java
2 178 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
3 150 (32.12%) JavaScript
4 140 (29.98%) HTML
5 129 (27.62%) Oracle
6 105 (22.48%) CSS
7 99 (21.20%) SQL
8 92 (19.70%) TDD
9 89 (19.06%) .NET
10 78 (16.70%) C#
11 77 (16.49%) HTML5
12 70 (14.99%) jQuery
13 66 (14.13%) Scrum
14 65 (13.92%) Finance
15 64 (13.70%) OO
16 63 (13.49%) SQL Server
17 58 (12.42%) MVC
18 51 (10.92%) AngularJS
19 48 (10.28%) REST
20 46 (9.85%) Banking
20 46 (9.85%) Linux
21 45 (9.64%) Web Services
21 45 (9.64%) XML
22 44 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
23 42 (8.99%) CSS3
24 41 (8.78%) ASP.NET
25 40 (8.57%) Data Modelling
26 39 (8.35%) Git (software)
27 38 (8.14%) Spring
27 38 (8.14%) Business Intelligence

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 18 (3.85%) WebLogic
1 18 (3.85%) Node.js
2 17 (3.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 16 (3.43%) SAS
4 15 (3.21%) Apache Spark
5 14 (3.00%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.78%) CMS
7 12 (2.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (2.14%) Apache
9 9 (1.93%) Apache Pig
9 9 (1.93%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.50%) nginx
10 7 (1.50%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.28%) JBoss
11 6 (1.28%) Drupal
11 6 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.07%) Confluence
12 5 (1.07%) Sitecore CMS
12 5 (1.07%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.86%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (3.21%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.64%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.43%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Office
4 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 10 (2.14%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.50%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.07%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.64%) RMDS
4 3 (0.64%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.21%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (3.43%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.93%) Heroku
4 8 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.86%) Taleo
6 3 (0.64%) PaaS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.43%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.43%) IaaS
8 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.21%) SaaS
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (1.50%) HTTP
2 6 (1.28%) Firewall
3 4 (0.86%) Intranet
3 4 (0.86%) Internet
4 3 (0.64%) AMQP
5 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.43%) NFC
6 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.21%) WAN
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
6 1 (0.21%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.49%) SQL Server
2 35 (7.49%) Relational Database
3 34 (7.28%) Oracle Database
4 31 (6.64%) MySQL
5 27 (5.78%) RDBMS
6 23 (4.93%) Data Warehouse
7 22 (4.71%) MongoDB
8 21 (4.50%) Hadoop
9 19 (4.07%) Oracle Database 11g
9 19 (4.07%) Redis
10 18 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 17 (3.64%) Big Data
12 15 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 14 (3.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 13 (2.78%) Base SAS
14 13 (2.78%) QlikView
15 11 (2.36%) Apache Hive
16 10 (2.14%) HBase
16 10 (2.14%) Impala
16 10 (2.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 39 (8.35%) Git (software)
2 19 (4.07%) Eclipse
2 19 (4.07%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.64%) Maven
4 16 (3.43%) JUnit
5 15 (3.21%) ERwin
5 15 (3.21%) Subversion
5 15 (3.21%) JIRA
6 14 (3.00%) Visual Studio
7 13 (2.78%) Xcode
7 13 (2.78%) jMock
7 13 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (2.14%) RSpec
9 9 (1.93%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (1.93%) Ant
10 8 (1.71%) NUnit
10 8 (1.71%) CruiseControl
10 8 (1.71%) Toad
10 8 (1.71%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.50%) Selenium
General
1 65 (13.92%) Finance
2 46 (9.85%) Banking
3 21 (4.50%) Investment Banking
4 17 (3.64%) Front Office
5 11 (2.36%) Publishing
6 10 (2.14%) Retail
7 5 (1.07%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.86%) Advertising
8 4 (0.86%) Marketing
9 3 (0.64%) Law
9 3 (0.64%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
10 2 (0.43%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (29.98%) HTML
2 105 (22.48%) CSS
3 89 (19.06%) .NET
4 77 (16.49%) HTML5
5 70 (14.99%) jQuery
6 51 (10.92%) AngularJS
7 48 (10.28%) REST
8 45 (9.64%) Web Services
8 45 (9.64%) XML
9 42 (8.99%) CSS3
10 41 (8.78%) ASP.NET
11 38 (8.14%) Spring
12 31 (6.64%) .NET Framework
12 31 (6.64%) Hibernate
13 30 (6.42%) ASP.NET MVC
14 26 (5.57%) JSON
14 26 (5.57%) J2EE
15 23 (4.93%) SOAP
15 23 (4.93%) Entity Framework
16 21 (4.50%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (3.64%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.43%) Computer Science
3 15 (3.21%) Open Source
4 13 (2.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 13 (2.78%) User Experience
5 12 (2.57%) Digital Media
6 10 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.14%) Data Structures
7 9 (1.93%) iPhone
7 9 (1.93%) Inversion of Control
8 8 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (1.50%) iPad
10 6 (1.28%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.28%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.07%) iDTV
11 5 (1.07%) E-Learning
11 5 (1.07%) Equities
11 5 (1.07%) Derivative
11 5 (1.07%) Market Risk
11 5 (1.07%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (9.85%) Linux
2 34 (7.28%) Apple iOS
3 31 (6.64%) Android
4 18 (3.85%) UNIX
5 17 (3.64%) Windows
6 6 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.86%) Solaris
9 3 (0.64%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.43%) CentOS
11 1 (0.21%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.21%) AIX
11 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (38.12%) Agile Software Development
2 92 (19.70%) TDD
3 66 (14.13%) Scrum
4 64 (13.70%) OO
5 58 (12.42%) MVC
6 44 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
7 40 (8.57%) Data Modelling
8 38 (8.14%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (8.14%) Mentoring
9 35 (7.49%) Software Engineering
10 31 (6.64%) Web Development
10 31 (6.64%) E-Commerce
11 28 (6.00%) SOA
12 27 (5.78%) Project Management
13 25 (5.35%) ETL
14 22 (4.71%) BDD
15 21 (4.50%) Coaching
16 20 (4.28%) Pair Programming
17 19 (4.07%) Analytics
18 17 (3.64%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 180 (38.54%) Java
2 150 (32.12%) JavaScript
3 99 (21.20%) SQL
4 78 (16.70%) C#
5 34 (7.28%) Python
6 25 (5.35%) PL/SQL
7 21 (4.50%) Ruby
8 20 (4.28%) PHP
9 17 (3.64%) Objective-C
10 16 (3.43%) C++
11 15 (3.21%) Scala
12 11 (2.36%) XPath
12 11 (2.36%) XQuery
13 9 (1.93%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.93%) R
14 5 (1.07%) C
15 4 (0.86%) Perl
15 4 (0.86%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.86%) PHP5
15 4 (0.86%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 26 (5.57%) Degree
2 23 (4.93%) Security Cleared
3 15 (3.21%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.86%) CIPD
5 3 (0.64%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (0.43%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.21%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.21%) HND
7 1 (0.21%) ISEB
7 1 (0.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.64%) QA
2 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (1.93%) HDFS
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (0.21%) Varnish
2 1 (0.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (0.21%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.21%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 16 (3.43%) Puppet
2 11 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.14%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (1.93%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (1.50%) Ansible
5 7 (1.50%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.43%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.43%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.21%) Oozie
7 1 (0.21%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.21%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.21%) Ambari
Vendors
1 129 (27.62%) Oracle
2 36 (7.71%) Microsoft
3 20 (4.28%) Informatica
4 17 (3.64%) Adobe
5 10 (2.14%) SAP
6 8 (1.71%) Sybase
6 8 (1.71%) Tableau
7 7 (1.50%) IBM
8 6 (1.28%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.28%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.07%) ATG
9 5 (1.07%) Cognos
9 5 (1.07%) Apple
9 5 (1.07%) Google
9 5 (1.07%) Sitecore
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
11 3 (0.64%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.64%) Zend
11 3 (0.64%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
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