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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 416 337 375
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +38
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 207 265 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.50% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.54% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 156 159
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £366 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £95.00 £26.53
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.52% +258.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £45.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £95.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +114.28%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -76 182 £463 -7.50% 111
London -49 113 £500 -9.09% 50
East of England -17 19 £496 +24.06% 5
South East -33 17 £425 +6.25% 6
City of London +11 16 £475 -13.63% 19
Scotland -1 16 £438 +18.24% 8
West Midlands -6 10 £400 +6.66% 7
South West -17 9 £403 -8.52% 7
Hertfordshire -16 8 £550 +57.14%
Edinburgh - 8 £613 - 1
North West -1 7 £350 -30.00% 16
Glasgow -17 7 £413 +11.48% 5
Manchester -10 5 £373 -17.22% 12
Tyne and Wear -28 5 £450 +15.38% 4
North East -31 5 £450 +15.38% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 5 £450 +15.38% 4
Wales - 5 £410 - 5
Cambridgeshire +7 4 £438 - 2
Essex -9 4 £508 +12.77% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 - 1
Bristol - 4 £380 - 1
Cambridge -4 3 £500 - 2
South Wales - 3 £398 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £388 - 11
West Yorkshire -7 2 £388 - 8
Somerset -8 2 - - 3
Norfolk -11 2 £375 +87.50% 1
Hampshire -20 2 £650 +66.66% 2
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Dorset - 2 - -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 187 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
2 154 (33.70%) HTML
2 154 (33.70%) Java
3 147 (32.17%) JavaScript
4 128 (28.01%) SQL
5 125 (27.35%) XML
6 117 (25.60%) TDD
7 110 (24.07%) .NET
8 109 (23.85%) CSS
9 101 (22.10%) C#
10 93 (20.35%) Scrum
11 86 (18.82%) MVC
12 83 (18.16%) Finance
12 83 (18.16%) HTML5
13 77 (16.85%) REST
14 75 (16.41%) SQL Server
15 71 (15.54%) Web Services
16 67 (14.66%) JSON
17 65 (14.22%) Spring
17 65 (14.22%) OO
18 64 (14.00%) jQuery
19 56 (12.25%) ASP.NET
19 56 (12.25%) BDD
20 53 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
21 52 (11.38%) E-Commerce
22 51 (11.16%) Unit Testing
22 51 (11.16%) Git (software)
23 50 (10.94%) Mobile App
24 48 (10.50%) SOA
24 48 (10.50%) Microsoft

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 22 (4.81%) Tomcat
2 21 (4.60%) CMS
3 18 (3.94%) SharePoint
4 16 (3.50%) Confluence
5 14 (3.06%) Apache
5 14 (3.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.84%) Node.js
7 9 (1.97%) IIS
8 8 (1.75%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.75%) Sitecore CMS
9 7 (1.53%) Lync
10 6 (1.31%) SAS
10 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
11 5 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.88%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.88%) WordPress
12 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.88%) MS Exchange
13 3 (0.66%) Apache ServiceMix
13 3 (0.66%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 21 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.53%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.31%) Adobe Illustrator
4 5 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
4 5 (1.09%) MS Project
5 2 (0.44%) MS Office
5 2 (0.44%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (2.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.09%) RMDS
3 5 (1.09%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.88%) Magento
4 4 (0.88%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.44%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.44%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.44%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.88%) Google App Engine
2 4 (0.88%) GitHub
3 3 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.66%) Office 365
4 2 (0.44%) Force.com
4 2 (0.44%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
4 2 (0.44%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 35 (7.66%) Internet
2 27 (5.91%) HTTP
3 10 (2.19%) Bluetooth
4 9 (1.97%) NFC
5 5 (1.09%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.88%) Intranet
6 4 (0.88%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.66%) VPN
7 3 (0.66%) VoIP
8 2 (0.44%) DNS
8 2 (0.44%) SSH
8 2 (0.44%) Multicast
9 1 (0.22%) WAN
9 1 (0.22%) FTP
9 1 (0.22%) LAN
9 1 (0.22%) LDAP
9 1 (0.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.22%) CTI
9 1 (0.22%) AMQP
9 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.41%) SQL Server
2 37 (8.10%) MySQL
3 21 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.38%) Relational Database
5 19 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 18 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 15 (3.28%) MongoDB
8 13 (2.84%) Oracle BI EE
8 13 (2.84%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.63%) Oracle Database
10 10 (2.19%) RDBMS
11 9 (1.97%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (1.97%) SQLite
11 9 (1.97%) QlikView
11 9 (1.97%) NoSQL
12 7 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.31%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 51 (11.16%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.41%) Subversion
3 37 (8.10%) JIRA
4 24 (5.25%) Jenkins
5 21 (4.60%) JUnit
6 20 (4.38%) Visual Studio
7 17 (3.72%) Selenium
7 17 (3.72%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (3.50%) SpecFlow
9 13 (2.84%) Maven
10 11 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 10 (2.19%) Ant
12 9 (1.97%) NUnit
12 9 (1.97%) Rhino Mocks
12 9 (1.97%) Moq
13 8 (1.75%) WebDriver
13 8 (1.75%) Gradle
14 7 (1.53%) WATIR
14 7 (1.53%) JMeter
15 5 (1.09%) Xcode
General
1 83 (18.16%) Finance
2 32 (7.00%) Banking
3 23 (5.03%) Marketing
4 14 (3.06%) Games
5 13 (2.84%) Investment Banking
6 12 (2.63%) Retail
7 10 (2.19%) Front Office
7 10 (2.19%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.97%) Publishing
9 7 (1.53%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.31%) Electronics
11 4 (0.88%) Back Office
12 3 (0.66%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (33.70%) HTML
2 125 (27.35%) XML
3 110 (24.07%) .NET
4 109 (23.85%) CSS
5 83 (18.16%) HTML5
6 77 (16.85%) REST
7 71 (15.54%) Web Services
8 67 (14.66%) JSON
9 65 (14.22%) Spring
10 64 (14.00%) jQuery
11 56 (12.25%) ASP.NET
12 46 (10.07%) CSS3
12 46 (10.07%) RESTful
13 36 (7.88%) SOAP
13 36 (7.88%) Ajax
14 33 (7.22%) .NET Framework
15 32 (7.00%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (6.78%) WCF
17 29 (6.35%) Spring MVC
17 29 (6.35%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.94%) Mobile App
2 36 (7.88%) User Experience
3 28 (6.13%) Open Source
4 17 (3.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 13 (2.84%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.41%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.97%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.53%) Derivative
9 7 (1.53%) iPhone
10 6 (1.31%) DTV
11 5 (1.09%) Grid Computing
11 5 (1.09%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.09%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 5 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
12 4 (0.88%) FMCG
12 4 (0.88%) Social Media
12 4 (0.88%) iPad
12 4 (0.88%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 41 (8.97%) UNIX
2 36 (7.88%) Linux
3 32 (7.00%) Android
4 28 (6.13%) Apple iOS
5 26 (5.69%) Windows
6 15 (3.28%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.44%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (40.92%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.60%) TDD
3 93 (20.35%) Scrum
4 86 (18.82%) MVC
5 65 (14.22%) OO
6 56 (12.25%) BDD
7 53 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
8 52 (11.38%) E-Commerce
9 51 (11.16%) Unit Testing
10 48 (10.50%) SOA
11 45 (9.85%) Project Management
12 34 (7.44%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.35%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (6.13%) Mobile Application Development
14 28 (6.13%) Android Development
15 27 (5.91%) Kanban
16 26 (5.69%) Software Engineering
17 25 (5.47%) Analytics
18 24 (5.25%) Responsive Web Design
19 23 (5.03%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 154 (33.70%) Java
2 147 (32.17%) JavaScript
3 128 (28.01%) SQL
4 101 (22.10%) C#
5 35 (7.66%) PHP
6 29 (6.35%) C++
7 26 (5.69%) Python
8 20 (4.38%) T-SQL
9 19 (4.16%) Ruby
10 16 (3.50%) Objective-C
11 14 (3.06%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.41%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.41%) Scala
13 9 (1.97%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.97%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.75%) PHP5
15 5 (1.09%) C
15 5 (1.09%) VB
15 5 (1.09%) Perl
16 4 (0.88%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (4.81%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.38%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.94%) Degree
4 3 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.44%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (7.00%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) EMIR
2 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.44%) NFS
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (0.88%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.66%) Puppet
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.44%) Control-M
3 2 (0.44%) Nagios
3 2 (0.44%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.22%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) Oozie
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 48 (10.50%) Microsoft
2 46 (10.07%) Oracle
3 42 (9.19%) Google
4 28 (6.13%) Facebook
4 28 (6.13%) Twitter
5 16 (3.50%) hybris
6 13 (2.84%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.63%) SAP
7 12 (2.63%) JBoss
8 8 (1.75%) Apple
8 8 (1.75%) Zend
8 8 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.09%) RedDot
9 5 (1.09%) Adobe
10 4 (0.88%) Informatica
10 4 (0.88%) Open Text
10 4 (0.88%) IBM
10 4 (0.88%) GoldenSource
10 4 (0.88%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.88%) Sencha
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