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 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 387 391 352
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -39
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 202 163 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.34% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 99 131
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£475 £443 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.34% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £350 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £626 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £410 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.65% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 January 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 30 January 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 +15 193 £475 +6.44% 160
London +19 119 £500 - 64
City of London +14 25 £475 -5.00% 24
South East -2 23 £518 +26.21% 27
Yorkshire +5 17 £450 +28.57% 15
East of England +8 16 £425 -18.26% 9
West Yorkshire +6 16 £450 +28.57% 14
Leeds -3 11 £455 +40.00% 10
Oxford - 11 £518 - 3
Oxfordshire - 11 £518 - 7
Suffolk +4 8 £425 +6.25% 2
Scotland -6 7 £310 -21.51% 3
Hertfordshire - 7 £475 - 5
Ipswich +3 6 £400 - 1
West Midlands 0 6 £388 -3.12% 3
Edinburgh -1 6 £310 -
Buckinghamshire -10 5 £400 - 1
North West -12 5 £363 -6.45% 23
South West -16 5 £425 - 14
Coventry - 4 £388 -
Manchester -4 3 £323 -19.37% 16
Welwyn Garden City - 3 £378 - 1
Berkshire -3 2 £550 +34.14% 2
Surrey -4 2 £288 - 4
Bristol -8 2 £425 - 8
Milton Keynes -15 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Brighton - 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - -
East Midlands +11 1 £325 - 3

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 188 (44.76%) Java
2 178 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
3 124 (29.52%) HTML
4 111 (26.43%) .NET
5 105 (25.00%) C#
6 104 (24.76%) SQL
7 98 (23.33%) JavaScript
8 94 (22.38%) Oracle
9 86 (20.48%) CSS
10 82 (19.52%) TDD
11 78 (18.57%) SQL Server
12 74 (17.62%) Finance
13 70 (16.67%) XML
14 65 (15.48%) MVC
15 57 (13.57%) Scrum
15 57 (13.57%) OO
16 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
16 56 (13.33%) REST
17 54 (12.86%) HTML5
18 50 (11.90%) Spring
19 48 (11.43%) Mentoring
20 47 (11.19%) jQuery
21 45 (10.71%) ASP.NET
22 43 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
23 42 (10.00%) .NET Framework
24 41 (9.76%) J2EE
25 40 (9.52%) Web Services
26 39 (9.29%) Python
26 39 (9.29%) Git (software)
27 36 (8.57%) Banking

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 31 (7.38%) WebLogic
2 21 (5.00%) CMS
3 17 (4.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 16 (3.81%) JBoss
5 13 (3.10%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.86%) Apache
7 10 (2.38%) Apache Spark
8 8 (1.90%) Node.js
8 8 (1.90%) Apache Solr
9 7 (1.67%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.67%) Confluence
9 7 (1.67%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.67%) Apache Pig
10 6 (1.43%) nginx
10 6 (1.43%) SAS
11 5 (1.19%) IIS
11 5 (1.19%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.95%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 23 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.62%) MS Project
2 11 (2.62%) Spreadsheet
3 5 (1.19%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.71%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.24%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 17 (4.05%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.19%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.24%) Magento
5 1 (0.24%) RMDS
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.14%) Heroku
3 7 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (1.19%) GitHub
5 3 (0.71%) PaaS
5 3 (0.71%) Force.com
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.48%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.48%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (3.10%) HTTP
2 6 (1.43%) Internet
3 3 (0.71%) AMQP
4 2 (0.48%) SSH
4 2 (0.48%) NFC
5 1 (0.24%) VPN
5 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.24%) DNS
5 1 (0.24%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.24%) LDAP
5 1 (0.24%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 32 (7.62%) Relational Database
3 28 (6.67%) MySQL
4 21 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 20 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 20 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 17 (4.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 16 (3.81%) Big Data
8 15 (3.57%) RDBMS
9 14 (3.33%) Hadoop
10 13 (3.10%) MongoDB
11 12 (2.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 11 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (2.38%) Apache Hive
13 10 (2.38%) QlikView
13 10 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (1.90%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.90%) HBase
14 8 (1.90%) Couchbase
15 7 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 39 (9.29%) Git (software)
2 35 (8.33%) Subversion
3 27 (6.43%) JIRA
4 23 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
5 22 (5.24%) JUnit
6 21 (5.00%) Eclipse
7 20 (4.76%) Visual Studio
8 18 (4.29%) NUnit
9 15 (3.57%) Ant
9 15 (3.57%) Jenkins
10 13 (3.10%) Maven
11 11 (2.62%) CruiseControl
11 11 (2.62%) Moq
12 9 (2.14%) SpecFlow
13 8 (1.90%) RSpec
13 8 (1.90%) Xcode
14 7 (1.67%) ClearCase
15 6 (1.43%) Rhino Mocks
15 6 (1.43%) Selenium
15 6 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 74 (17.62%) Finance
2 36 (8.57%) Banking
3 18 (4.29%) Front Office
4 15 (3.57%) Publishing
5 14 (3.33%) Marketing
6 10 (2.38%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.90%) Retail
8 7 (1.67%) Advertising
8 7 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.19%) Electronics
9 5 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.71%) Law
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Games
12 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.24%) Legal
12 1 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (29.52%) HTML
2 111 (26.43%) .NET
3 86 (20.48%) CSS
4 70 (16.67%) XML
5 56 (13.33%) REST
6 54 (12.86%) HTML5
7 50 (11.90%) Spring
8 47 (11.19%) jQuery
9 45 (10.71%) ASP.NET
10 42 (10.00%) .NET Framework
11 41 (9.76%) J2EE
12 40 (9.52%) Web Services
13 34 (8.10%) ASP.NET MVC
14 30 (7.14%) Hibernate
15 28 (6.67%) WCF
15 28 (6.67%) AngularJS
16 26 (6.19%) CSS3
17 24 (5.71%) SOAP
18 23 (5.48%) RESTful
18 23 (5.48%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 19 (4.52%) Derivative
2 18 (4.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 16 (3.81%) Enterprise Software
3 16 (3.81%) Fixed Income
4 15 (3.57%) Open Source
5 12 (2.86%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.86%) Digital Media
5 12 (2.86%) Grid Computing
6 11 (2.62%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 11 (2.62%) User Experience
6 11 (2.62%) Data Structures
7 8 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.67%) Equities
8 7 (1.67%) Visualisation
8 7 (1.67%) Market Risk
9 6 (1.43%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (1.43%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.43%) Inversion of Control
9 6 (1.43%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.19%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 34 (8.10%) Linux
2 29 (6.90%) UNIX
3 27 (6.43%) Windows
4 18 (4.29%) Android
5 17 (4.05%) Apple iOS
6 11 (2.62%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.62%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.95%) Ubuntu
7 4 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.48%) CentOS
9 1 (0.24%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) VMS
9 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 178 (42.38%) Agile Software Development
2 82 (19.52%) TDD
3 65 (15.48%) MVC
4 57 (13.57%) Scrum
4 57 (13.57%) OO
5 48 (11.43%) Mentoring
6 43 (10.24%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (8.33%) SOA
8 33 (7.86%) BDD
9 30 (7.14%) Software Engineering
10 26 (6.19%) Project Management
11 24 (5.71%) Analytics
12 23 (5.48%) Web Application Development
13 22 (5.24%) Business Intelligence
14 20 (4.76%) E-Commerce
14 20 (4.76%) Unit Testing
15 18 (4.29%) ETL
16 17 (4.05%) Data Modelling
16 17 (4.05%) Web Development
17 16 (3.81%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 188 (44.76%) Java
2 105 (25.00%) C#
3 104 (24.76%) SQL
4 98 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 39 (9.29%) Python
6 28 (6.67%) Ruby
7 23 (5.48%) C++
8 19 (4.52%) Scala
9 16 (3.81%) XPath
9 16 (3.81%) XQuery
10 15 (3.57%) T-SQL
11 14 (3.33%) PHP
11 14 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 7 (1.67%) Objective-C
13 6 (1.43%) R
14 5 (1.19%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.19%) Groovy
14 5 (1.19%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 4 (0.95%) ActionScript 3.0
15 4 (0.95%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 20 (4.76%) Degree
2 19 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 10 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.71%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.48%) OCPJP
5 2 (0.48%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.24%) MCP
6 1 (0.24%) HND
6 1 (0.24%) ISEB
6 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.24%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.24%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.33%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.43%) HDFS
2 3 (0.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.71%) GridGain
3 2 (0.48%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.48%) NFS
4 1 (0.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.24%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (4.05%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (1.90%) Puppet
3 6 (1.43%) Capistrano
3 6 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (0.95%) Control-M
6 2 (0.48%) OpenAM
6 2 (0.48%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.24%) Oozie
7 1 (0.24%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.24%) Mesos
7 1 (0.24%) OpenIDM
7 1 (0.24%) Ambari
Vendors
1 94 (22.38%) Oracle
2 56 (13.33%) Microsoft
3 12 (2.86%) Sybase
4 7 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
4 7 (1.67%) SAP
4 7 (1.67%) Sitecore
5 6 (1.43%) Tableau
5 6 (1.43%) Google
5 6 (1.43%) ATG
6 5 (1.19%) TIBCO
6 5 (1.19%) Cognos
6 5 (1.19%) Red Hat
6 5 (1.19%) Atlassian
6 5 (1.19%) hybris
7 4 (0.95%) Zend
7 4 (0.95%) Apple
7 4 (0.95%) Adobe
8 3 (0.71%) Bloomberg
8 3 (0.71%) Infragistics
8 3 (0.71%) Business Objects
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London
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Posted: 7 hours ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
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Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
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Rate: Negotiable Day Rate (DOE)
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £600 - £850 per day + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Mason Frank
Posted: 14 days ago
Hertfordshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Banbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Basingstoke
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £375 - £380 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Hackney, London
Execellence Limited
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Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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Oxford
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + competitive
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