The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 375 374 386
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 295 311 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.54% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.56% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 223 172
Median daily rate £450 £469 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £382 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £50.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +34.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.33%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 274 £450 -5.26% 174
London -10 147 £525 +4.47% 82
South East -15 29 £450 +5.88% 23
City of London +14 25 £470 -21.66% 22
North West +23 22 £425 -19.81% 22
East of England +5 18 £438 -26.00% 8
Manchester - 18 £425 - 17
North East -9 17 £475 -10.37% 4
West Midlands -10 16 £400 -8.57% 10
Tyne and Wear -20 16 £475 -12.84% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 14 £475 -12.84% 3
Hampshire +16 12 £350 -12.50% 3
East Midlands -7 9 £450 +9.09% 5
South West +13 8 £375 -6.25% 15
Scotland +3 8 £388 -8.82% 4
Yorkshire -2 8 £588 +19.89% 5
Edinburgh +15 7 £350 -16.41% 1
Essex +7 7 £352 -40.50% 3
Cambridgeshire +28 6 £438 - 3
Coventry -8 6 £400 - 1
Nottingham -20 6 £450 +20.00% 4
Nottinghamshire -21 6 £450 +20.00% 4
Oxfordshire -22 6 £500 +13.63% 2
Cambridge +19 4 £450 - 2
Wiltshire +12 4 £354 - 1
West Yorkshire +7 4 £475 -2.56% 4
Farnborough +5 4 - -
South Yorkshire +4 4 £644 +26.22% 1
Leeds +3 4 £475 -2.56% 4
Sheffield -2 4 £644 +26.22% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 375 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (49.51%) Java
3 193 (31.74%) HTML
4 180 (29.61%) JavaScript
5 165 (27.14%) CSS
6 157 (25.82%) SQL
7 149 (24.51%) Spring
8 146 (24.01%) Scrum
9 133 (21.88%) TDD
10 123 (20.23%) .NET
11 117 (19.24%) C#
12 107 (17.60%) REST
13 95 (15.63%) MVC
14 90 (14.80%) Finance
14 90 (14.80%) Web Services
15 87 (14.31%) AngularJS
16 86 (14.14%) XML
17 83 (13.65%) HTML5
18 81 (13.32%) Hibernate
19 78 (12.83%) jQuery
20 76 (12.50%) J2EE
21 75 (12.34%) Oracle
21 75 (12.34%) Git (software)
22 73 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
23 68 (11.18%) Linux
24 67 (11.02%) JSP
24 67 (11.02%) JSON
24 67 (11.02%) Mentoring
25 64 (10.53%) BDD
26 62 (10.20%) Software Engineering

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 46 (7.57%) Tomcat
2 26 (4.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 24 (3.95%) JBoss
4 21 (3.45%) Apache
5 20 (3.29%) WebSphere
6 17 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.63%) Confluence
8 15 (2.47%) WebLogic
9 14 (2.30%) Apache Solr
9 14 (2.30%) CMS
10 12 (1.97%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (1.97%) WebLogic Portal
11 11 (1.81%) Drupal
11 11 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.15%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
12 7 (1.15%) Mule
12 7 (1.15%) nginx
13 6 (0.99%) NServiceBus
13 6 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 26 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.66%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 23 (3.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.99%) Magento
3 5 (0.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.66%) Summit
5 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.49%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.33%) Global One
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.33%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 35 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.47%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.14%) Google App Engine
4 13 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (1.81%) GitHub
6 10 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 4 (0.66%) PaaS
9 3 (0.49%) SaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.16%) Force.com
10 1 (0.16%) Google Play
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.13%) HTTP
2 9 (1.48%) Internet
2 9 (1.48%) Network Security
3 6 (0.99%) SNMP
4 3 (0.49%) Intranet
5 2 (0.33%) AMQP
5 2 (0.33%) FTP
5 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) LDAP
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) SSL
6 1 (0.16%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.55%) MongoDB
2 50 (8.22%) SQL Server
3 43 (7.07%) MySQL
4 42 (6.91%) Relational Database
5 38 (6.25%) NoSQL
6 28 (4.61%) Oracle Database
7 25 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.96%) Big Data
10 12 (1.97%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
10 12 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 10 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
12 9 (1.48%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.48%) Neo4j
12 9 (1.48%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 7 (1.15%) Apache Hive
13 7 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (1.15%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 75 (12.34%) Git (software)
2 62 (10.20%) JUnit
3 55 (9.05%) Maven
4 47 (7.73%) Jenkins
5 40 (6.58%) JIRA
6 36 (5.92%) Selenium
7 34 (5.59%) Subversion
8 30 (4.93%) Gradle
9 28 (4.61%) Eclipse
10 26 (4.28%) Cucumber
11 23 (3.78%) Team Foundation Server
11 23 (3.78%) Visual Studio
12 22 (3.62%) Mockito
13 17 (2.80%) Grunt
13 17 (2.80%) gulp
14 13 (2.14%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.97%) Ant
16 10 (1.64%) Oracle Forms
17 9 (1.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 9 (1.48%) SoapUI
General
1 90 (14.80%) Finance
2 47 (7.73%) Banking
3 45 (7.40%) Retail
4 17 (2.80%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.81%) Marketing
6 10 (1.64%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.32%) Front Office
7 8 (1.32%) Law
7 8 (1.32%) Publishing
7 8 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 6 (0.99%) Automotive
9 5 (0.82%) Advertising
9 5 (0.82%) Electronics
10 4 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 2 (0.33%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (31.74%) HTML
2 165 (27.14%) CSS
3 149 (24.51%) Spring
4 123 (20.23%) .NET
5 107 (17.60%) REST
6 90 (14.80%) Web Services
7 87 (14.31%) AngularJS
8 86 (14.14%) XML
9 83 (13.65%) HTML5
10 81 (13.32%) Hibernate
11 78 (12.83%) jQuery
12 76 (12.50%) J2EE
13 67 (11.02%) JSON
13 67 (11.02%) JSP
14 60 (9.87%) SOAP
15 59 (9.70%) CSS3
16 50 (8.22%) ASP.NET
17 49 (8.06%) Spring MVC
18 47 (7.73%) Node.js
18 47 (7.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.55%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (7.24%) User Experience
3 33 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 12 (1.97%) Client/Server
5 10 (1.64%) Digital Media
5 10 (1.64%) Mobile App
6 9 (1.48%) Semantic Web
7 8 (1.32%) Data Structures
8 7 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 7 (1.15%) Equities
8 7 (1.15%) Fintech
8 7 (1.15%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.99%) Economics
9 6 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.82%) Fixed Income
11 4 (0.66%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.66%) Inversion of Control
11 4 (0.66%) Mainframe
11 4 (0.66%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 68 (11.18%) Linux
2 62 (10.20%) Unix
3 30 (4.93%) Windows
4 29 (4.77%) Android
5 26 (4.28%) Apple iOS
6 5 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.82%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 375 (61.68%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (24.01%) Scrum
3 133 (21.88%) TDD
4 95 (15.63%) MVC
5 73 (12.01%) Continuous Integration
6 67 (11.02%) Mentoring
7 64 (10.53%) BDD
8 62 (10.20%) OO
8 62 (10.20%) Software Engineering
9 56 (9.21%) Web Development
10 50 (8.22%) Open Source
11 48 (7.89%) E-Commerce
12 47 (7.73%) DevOps
13 44 (7.24%) Front End Development
14 42 (6.91%) SDLC
15 41 (6.74%) CRM
16 40 (6.58%) Microservices
17 37 (6.09%) Analytics
18 36 (5.92%) ETL
18 36 (5.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 301 (49.51%) Java
2 180 (29.61%) JavaScript
3 157 (25.82%) SQL
4 117 (19.24%) C#
5 51 (8.39%) Scala
6 37 (6.09%) Ruby
7 36 (5.92%) PHP
8 33 (5.43%) C++
8 33 (5.43%) Python
9 18 (2.96%) PL/SQL
10 14 (2.30%) T-SQL
11 13 (2.14%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.97%) C
12 12 (1.97%) Objective-C
13 11 (1.81%) VB.NET
14 10 (1.64%) Apple Swift
15 9 (1.48%) XPath
16 8 (1.32%) ES6
16 8 (1.32%) XQuery
17 7 (1.15%) Perl
Qualifications
1 45 (7.40%) Degree
2 36 (5.92%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.97%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.66%) ISEB
7 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 3 (0.49%) PhD
8 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) CLAS
9 1 (0.16%) MCAD
9 1 (0.16%) MCSD
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.61%) QA
2 7 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.66%) SDET
4 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.33%) WAI
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) MiFID
5 1 (0.16%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (4.93%) Docker
2 4 (0.66%) HDFS
2 4 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 17 (2.80%) Puppet
2 4 (0.66%) Ansible
2 4 (0.66%) Control-M
2 4 (0.66%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.49%) Kibana
4 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.16%) Legato
4 1 (0.16%) logstash
4 1 (0.16%) Piwik
Vendors
1 75 (12.34%) Oracle
2 58 (9.54%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.43%) Adobe
4 27 (4.44%) Google
5 18 (2.96%) hybris
6 12 (1.97%) webMethods
7 11 (1.81%) Sitecore
8 10 (1.64%) SAP
8 10 (1.64%) ServiceNow
9 9 (1.48%) IBM
10 8 (1.32%) Salesforce.com
11 6 (0.99%) ATG
11 6 (0.99%) Canoo
11 6 (0.99%) Informatica
12 5 (0.82%) Fidessa
12 5 (0.82%) Murex
12 5 (0.82%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.66%) Calypso
13 4 (0.66%) Cognos
13 4 (0.66%) Pegasus
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