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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 353 357 439
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +82
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 336 305 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.55% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.58% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 215 105
Average daily rate £475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £390
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.29% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £35.75 -
% change year-on-year
-6.29% -

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
53058 52916 51575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32091 31451
Average daily rate £425 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2122 2107
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 326 £488 +2.63% 192
London -1 162 £506 +1.25% 106
South East -8 60 £525 +20.00% 22
West Midlands +20 32 £408 -4.11% 10
City of London +32 23 £625 +20.19% 19
West Sussex +7 23 £550 +37.50%
North West +1 22 £476 +5.83% 23
Shropshire - 21 £460 -
Telford - 19 £460 -
Surrey -13 13 £600 +33.33% 8
East of England +6 12 £413 +28.90% 5
Cheshire +5 11 £500 +5.26% 4
West Yorkshire -10 11 £463 +8.82% 4
Yorkshire -17 11 £463 -5.37% 4
North East -38 10 £505 +3.58% 4
Tyne and Wear -41 10 £505 +3.58% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 10 £505 +3.58%
Worthing - 10 £441 -
Horsham - 9 £550 -
East Midlands +13 8 £450 - 9
South West +8 7 £419 +18.79% 9
Berkshire +1 7 £500 +25.00% 3
Leeds -17 7 £486 +6.17% 4
Scotland -19 7 £450 +9.09% 8
Kent - 7 £525 -
Edinburgh -8 6 £438 +56.25% 1
Manchester -10 6 £363 -10.76% 18
Warrington - 6 £500 - 2
Staines +1 5 £600 -
Hertfordshire +4 4 £438 +40.00% 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

1 275 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 246 (39.94%) Java
3 172 (27.92%) HTML
4 154 (25.00%) JavaScript
5 149 (24.19%) CSS
6 148 (24.03%) SQL
7 127 (20.62%) Scrum
8 124 (20.13%) .NET
9 119 (19.32%) C#
10 118 (19.16%) MVC
11 111 (18.02%) TDD
12 110 (17.86%) Finance
13 107 (17.37%) Spring
14 98 (15.91%) OO
15 95 (15.42%) Oracle
16 92 (14.94%) HTML5
17 90 (14.61%) REST
18 89 (14.45%) Web Services
18 89 (14.45%) jQuery
19 79 (12.82%) SQL Server
20 77 (12.50%) XML
21 75 (12.18%) CSS3
22 74 (12.01%) J2EE
23 72 (11.69%) Unix
24 71 (11.53%) AngularJS
25 70 (11.36%) Git (software)
26 69 (11.20%) E-Commerce
27 65 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
28 64 (10.39%) Ajax
29 61 (9.90%) Mentoring

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 39 (6.33%) Node.js
2 36 (5.84%) Confluence
3 32 (5.19%) Tomcat
4 28 (4.55%) Apache
5 23 (3.73%) CMS
5 23 (3.73%) WebLogic
6 18 (2.92%) WebSphere
7 16 (2.60%) Elasticsearch
8 14 (2.27%) JBoss
9 13 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 12 (1.95%) BizTalk Server
11 9 (1.46%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (1.30%) SharePoint
13 7 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
14 6 (0.97%) Apache Solr
14 6 (0.97%) IIS
14 6 (0.97%) SAS
15 5 (0.81%) Drupal
16 4 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.81%) MS Office
3 3 (0.49%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.32%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 14 (2.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.11%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle Applications
5 7 (1.14%) Magento
6 5 (0.81%) BusinessWorks
7 4 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
7 4 (0.65%) Summit
8 3 (0.49%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.32%) BigMachines
9 2 (0.32%) Eloqua
10 1 (0.16%) Global One
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
10 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (1.46%) GitHub
4 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (1.14%) Amazon Kinesis
5 7 (1.14%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.81%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.65%) SaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.49%) IaaS
9 2 (0.32%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.32%) PaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.16%) Force.com
10 1 (0.16%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.55%) HTTP
2 10 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.14%) SSL
4 6 (0.97%) Internet
5 4 (0.65%) DNS
5 4 (0.65%) SNMP
6 2 (0.32%) Firewall
6 2 (0.32%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.32%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) Intranet
7 1 (0.16%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.16%) LDAP
7 1 (0.16%) Network Security
7 1 (0.16%) SSH
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.58%) MySQL
3 48 (7.79%) Relational Database
4 35 (5.68%) NoSQL
5 33 (5.36%) BusinessObjects
6 31 (5.03%) MongoDB
7 29 (4.71%) PostgreSQL
8 26 (4.22%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.76%) Big Data
10 13 (2.11%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.95%) Hadoop
12 11 (1.79%) DB2
12 11 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 11 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 10 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
14 8 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.30%) Pentaho
15 7 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 70 (11.36%) Git (software)
2 60 (9.74%) JIRA
3 49 (7.95%) JUnit
4 44 (7.14%) Subversion
5 36 (5.84%) Maven
6 31 (5.03%) Jenkins
7 19 (3.08%) ClearCase
8 18 (2.92%) Selenium
9 17 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (2.44%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.11%) Oracle Forms
12 11 (1.79%) Cucumber
12 11 (1.79%) Gradle
12 11 (1.79%) Grunt
13 9 (1.46%) Visual Studio
14 8 (1.30%) Ant
14 8 (1.30%) gulp
14 8 (1.30%) Mockito
15 7 (1.14%) Hudson
16 6 (0.97%) SoapUI
General
1 110 (17.86%) Finance
2 39 (6.33%) Banking
3 35 (5.68%) Retail
4 17 (2.76%) Manufacturing
4 17 (2.76%) Marketing
4 17 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.60%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.95%) Electronics
7 11 (1.79%) Front Office
8 9 (1.46%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.30%) Back Office
10 6 (0.97%) Law
11 5 (0.81%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.81%) Local Government
12 3 (0.49%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
14 1 (0.16%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 172 (27.92%) HTML
2 149 (24.19%) CSS
3 124 (20.13%) .NET
4 107 (17.37%) Spring
5 92 (14.94%) HTML5
6 90 (14.61%) REST
7 89 (14.45%) jQuery
7 89 (14.45%) Web Services
8 77 (12.50%) XML
9 75 (12.18%) CSS3
10 74 (12.01%) J2EE
11 71 (11.53%) AngularJS
12 64 (10.39%) Ajax
13 60 (9.74%) JSON
14 59 (9.58%) ASP.NET
15 56 (9.09%) RESTful
16 36 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
16 36 (5.84%) Hibernate
16 36 (5.84%) SOAP
17 31 (5.03%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.47%) User Experience
2 24 (3.90%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.11%) Animation
4 12 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 12 (1.95%) Mobile App
5 11 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (1.79%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.46%) Mobile Banking
6 9 (1.46%) W3C
7 6 (0.97%) Fintech
7 6 (0.97%) iPad
8 5 (0.81%) Equities
8 5 (0.81%) Statistics
9 4 (0.65%) Credit Risk
9 4 (0.65%) Derivative
9 4 (0.65%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.49%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.49%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.49%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.69%) Unix
2 52 (8.44%) Linux
3 26 (4.22%) Windows
4 24 (3.90%) Android
5 18 (2.92%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.49%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.32%) CentOS
7 2 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.32%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.16%) AIX
8 1 (0.16%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (44.64%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (20.62%) Scrum
3 118 (19.16%) MVC
4 111 (18.02%) TDD
5 98 (15.91%) OO
6 69 (11.20%) E-Commerce
7 65 (10.55%) Business Intelligence
8 61 (9.90%) Mentoring
9 59 (9.58%) Web Development
10 56 (9.09%) BDD
11 55 (8.93%) Open Source
12 54 (8.77%) Front End Development
13 50 (8.12%) Continuous Integration
14 44 (7.14%) Data Modelling
15 43 (6.98%) SOA
16 33 (5.36%) Configuration Management
17 31 (5.03%) Analytics
17 31 (5.03%) Microservices
17 31 (5.03%) Unit Testing
18 30 (4.87%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 246 (39.94%) Java
2 154 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 148 (24.03%) SQL
4 119 (19.32%) C#
5 43 (6.98%) PHP
6 40 (6.49%) Scala
7 35 (5.68%) Python
8 33 (5.36%) PL/SQL
9 30 (4.87%) Ruby
10 28 (4.55%) Shell Script
11 23 (3.73%) Perl
12 21 (3.41%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.79%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.46%) Apex Code
14 9 (1.46%) C++
14 9 (1.46%) VB
15 8 (1.30%) Go
15 8 (1.30%) VBA
16 5 (0.81%) Objective-C
16 5 (0.81%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 32 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.08%) Degree
3 17 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (0.81%) MCSE
6 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.65%) MCSA
6 4 (0.65%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.16%) MCT
7 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.27%) QA
2 5 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.65%) WCAG
4 3 (0.49%) SLA
5 2 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.32%) MiFID
5 2 (0.32%) WAI
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (2.27%) Docker
2 3 (0.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) LXC
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 7 (1.14%) Puppet
2 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.32%) Kibana
4 2 (0.32%) logstash
4 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) Ansible
5 1 (0.16%) Grafana
5 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.16%) StatsD
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 95 (15.42%) Oracle
2 43 (6.98%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.38%) Informatica
4 26 (4.22%) Google
5 22 (3.57%) hybris
6 19 (3.08%) Pega
7 17 (2.76%) SAP
8 13 (2.11%) Sitecore
8 13 (2.11%) Tableau
8 13 (2.11%) TIBCO
9 10 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
10 8 (1.30%) Kofax
10 8 (1.30%) ServiceNow
10 8 (1.30%) webMethods
11 7 (1.14%) IBM
12 6 (0.97%) Ab Initio
13 5 (0.81%) Calypso
13 5 (0.81%) Fidessa
13 5 (0.81%) Murex
13 5 (0.81%) Twitter
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