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 October 2014 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 394 366 339
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 221 213 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.44% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 129 177
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £410 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.75% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £95.00 £25.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.52% +275.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.54 £40.70 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £95.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £25.28
% change year-on-year
-3.61% +64.16%

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
52738 47909 50224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.70% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33149 28976 28331
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2128 2109 2472
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -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 30 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 October 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
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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 -30 202 £475 -3.06% 109
London -31 114 £500 -1.23% 37
South East -22 24 £450 +12.50% 19
City of London +21 23 £475 -9.52% 16
Yorkshire +2 14 £450 -13.46% 11
West Yorkshire 0 14 £450 -13.46% 7
East of England -6 14 £504 +22.12% 8
North West -10 12 £450 - 13
Leeds +1 11 £450 -13.46% 6
West Midlands -2 10 £400 -1.23% 5
Oxfordshire - 10 £510 - 5
South West -32 9 £415 -9.28% 10
Scotland +1 8 £413 +11.48% 4
Manchester -8 7 £425 +11.84% 6
North East -39 7 £450 +15.38% 1
Tyne and Wear -40 7 £450 +15.38% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 7 £450 +15.38%
Oxford - 7 £518 - 4
Edinburgh -1 5 £406 +47.72% 1
Surrey -2 5 £413 - 3
Essex -16 5 £510 +27.50%
Hertfordshire - 5 £458 - 4
Cheshire +8 4 £475 -24.60% 2
Wiltshire -11 4 £450 -5.26%
Coventry - 4 £375 - 1
Swindon -4 3 £450 -5.26%
Norfolk - 3 £338 -
Warrington - 3 £475 - 1
West Sussex +4 2 £433 -
Glasgow -5 2 £400 +8.10% 3

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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.

1 206 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (36.97%) Java
3 151 (31.72%) HTML
4 136 (28.57%) JavaScript
5 134 (28.15%) SQL
6 124 (26.05%) .NET
7 119 (25.00%) TDD
8 112 (23.53%) C#
8 112 (23.53%) XML
9 104 (21.85%) CSS
10 95 (19.96%) Finance
11 86 (18.07%) Scrum
12 85 (17.86%) SQL Server
13 80 (16.81%) MVC
13 80 (16.81%) HTML5
14 72 (15.13%) REST
15 70 (14.71%) OO
16 66 (13.87%) Oracle
17 63 (13.24%) Web Services
17 63 (13.24%) Microsoft
18 59 (12.39%) Spring
19 58 (12.18%) ASP.NET
20 57 (11.97%) JSON
21 54 (11.34%) BDD
22 53 (11.13%) jQuery
23 51 (10.71%) Git (software)
23 51 (10.71%) RESTful
24 50 (10.50%) Mentoring
25 49 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
26 45 (9.45%) SOA

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, 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 28 (5.88%) CMS
2 17 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 16 (3.36%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.36%) WebLogic
3 16 (3.36%) JBoss
3 16 (3.36%) Apache
4 13 (2.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 11 (2.31%) Node.js
6 10 (2.10%) SAS
6 10 (2.10%) Confluence
7 9 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.68%) IIS
9 7 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.47%) Lync
9 7 (1.47%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.63%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 28 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.10%) Spreadsheet
2 10 (2.10%) MS Project
3 7 (1.47%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.42%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.21%) MS Office
6 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 15 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.68%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.05%) Google Analytics
5 4 (0.84%) Markit EDM
6 3 (0.63%) RMDS
6 3 (0.63%) Magento
7 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
8 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
8 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
8 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.21%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.05%) Force.com
3 4 (0.84%) GitHub
4 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.42%) Heroku
4 2 (0.42%) Office 365
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.83%) Internet
2 22 (4.62%) HTTP
3 7 (1.47%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.26%) NFC
5 4 (0.84%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.63%) VoIP
6 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.63%) VPN
7 2 (0.42%) SSH
7 2 (0.42%) DNS
7 2 (0.42%) Intranet
7 2 (0.42%) Multicast
8 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.21%) LDAP
8 1 (0.21%) WAN
8 1 (0.21%) FTP
8 1 (0.21%) LAN
8 1 (0.21%) CTI
8 1 (0.21%) SSL
8 1 (0.21%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (17.86%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.25%) MySQL
3 24 (5.04%) Relational Database
4 22 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 21 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
6 17 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.31%) Big Data
8 11 (2.31%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.10%) QlikView
9 10 (2.10%) RDBMS
10 9 (1.89%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.89%) Hadoop
11 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.47%) SQLite
13 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.05%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 51 (10.71%) Git (software)
2 42 (8.82%) Subversion
3 34 (7.14%) JIRA
4 26 (5.46%) Visual Studio
5 25 (5.25%) Jenkins
6 24 (5.04%) Team Foundation Server
7 17 (3.57%) NUnit
8 16 (3.36%) SpecFlow
8 16 (3.36%) JUnit
9 15 (3.15%) Selenium
10 13 (2.73%) Eclipse
10 13 (2.73%) Maven
11 11 (2.31%) Moq
12 10 (2.10%) Ant
12 10 (2.10%) Rhino Mocks
13 7 (1.47%) Gradle
14 6 (1.26%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.26%) CruiseControl
14 6 (1.26%) WATIR
15 5 (1.05%) GoogleTest
General
1 95 (19.96%) Finance
2 34 (7.14%) Banking
3 23 (4.83%) Marketing
4 14 (2.94%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.10%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.10%) Publishing
6 9 (1.89%) Retail
7 8 (1.68%) Front Office
8 6 (1.26%) Back Office
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 1 (0.21%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Legal
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 151 (31.72%) HTML
2 124 (26.05%) .NET
3 112 (23.53%) XML
4 104 (21.85%) CSS
5 80 (16.81%) HTML5
6 72 (15.13%) REST
7 63 (13.24%) Web Services
8 59 (12.39%) Spring
9 58 (12.18%) ASP.NET
10 57 (11.97%) JSON
11 53 (11.13%) jQuery
12 51 (10.71%) RESTful
13 41 (8.61%) CSS3
14 39 (8.19%) SOAP
15 37 (7.77%) .NET Framework
16 32 (6.72%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (6.72%) Ajax
17 30 (6.30%) WCF
18 27 (5.67%) AngularJS
18 27 (5.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.19%) Mobile App
2 36 (7.56%) User Experience
3 25 (5.25%) Open Source
4 18 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 18 (3.78%) Fixed Income
5 17 (3.57%) Derivative
6 14 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (2.52%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (2.31%) Visualisation
9 10 (2.10%) Interest Rate Derivative
9 10 (2.10%) Grid Computing
10 9 (1.89%) Algorithms
11 8 (1.68%) Computer Science
11 8 (1.68%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.47%) iPhone
13 6 (1.26%) Data Integration
13 6 (1.26%) DTV
14 5 (1.05%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.84%) Cryptography
15 4 (0.84%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.19%) UNIX
2 35 (7.35%) Linux
3 31 (6.51%) Windows
4 29 (6.09%) Android
5 28 (5.88%) Apple iOS
6 12 (2.52%) Mac OS X
7 10 (2.10%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (25.00%) TDD
3 86 (18.07%) Scrum
4 80 (16.81%) MVC
5 70 (14.71%) OO
6 54 (11.34%) BDD
7 50 (10.50%) Mentoring
8 49 (10.29%) Continuous Integration
9 45 (9.45%) SOA
10 42 (8.82%) E-Commerce
11 41 (8.61%) Project Management
12 40 (8.40%) Unit Testing
13 33 (6.93%) Analytics
14 27 (5.67%) Software Engineering
15 24 (5.04%) Android Development
16 23 (4.83%) Multithreading
16 23 (4.83%) Configuration Management
17 22 (4.62%) Responsive Web Design
18 21 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (4.20%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 176 (36.97%) Java
2 136 (28.57%) JavaScript
3 134 (28.15%) SQL
4 112 (23.53%) C#
5 32 (6.72%) Python
5 32 (6.72%) C++
6 28 (5.88%) PHP
7 22 (4.62%) Ruby
8 17 (3.57%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.36%) Objective-C
10 14 (2.94%) Scala
10 14 (2.94%) PL/SQL
11 10 (2.10%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.89%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.68%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.47%) XQuery
14 7 (1.47%) XPath
14 7 (1.47%) PHP5
15 5 (1.05%) ActionScript 3.0
15 5 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (5.04%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.20%) Degree
3 18 (3.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.42%) MCITP
5 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.21%) MCP
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (7.35%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.68%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.42%) NFS
2 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
2 2 (0.42%) GridGain
3 1 (0.21%) HDFS
3 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (1.68%) Oracle Identity Management
2 4 (0.84%) Control-M
3 3 (0.63%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.21%) Ambari
5 1 (0.21%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.21%) Oozie
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) Ansible
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (13.87%) Oracle
2 63 (13.24%) Microsoft
3 30 (6.30%) Google
4 17 (3.57%) Facebook
4 17 (3.57%) Twitter
5 14 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
6 9 (1.89%) hybris
6 9 (1.89%) SAP
6 9 (1.89%) Zend
6 9 (1.89%) Sitecore
7 8 (1.68%) Apple
8 5 (1.05%) RedDot
8 5 (1.05%) TIBCO
8 5 (1.05%) Adobe
9 4 (0.84%) Atlassian
9 4 (0.84%) GoldenSource
9 4 (0.84%) Cognos
9 4 (0.84%) Sybase
9 4 (0.84%) Open Text
9 4 (0.84%) Sencha
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