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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 382 371 334
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 295 297 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 211 199
Median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
51181 53984 51041
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33252 34149 30933
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1553 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +7 288 £475 - 155
London -13 159 £525 - 64
West Midlands +2 37 £415 -20.95% 9
South East +1 32 £500 +17.64% 16
City of London +21 19 £430 -28.33% 14
North West +20 19 £425 -5.55% 16
Manchester +1 12 £425 -5.55% 15
Yorkshire -19 12 £444 -12.56% 14
North East -36 12 £450 +9.09% 8
Tyne and Wear -31 11 £450 -14.28% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 11 £450 -14.28% 6
Coventry - 11 £400 - 1
Hampshire +7 10 £350 -9.09% 7
Shropshire - 10 £415 - 2
Telford - 10 £415 - 1
East of England +9 8 £488 +8.33% 6
West Yorkshire -9 8 £438 -13.36% 12
Birmingham -11 8 £400 -23.80% 1
South West -5 7 £424 +5.93% 15
West Sussex -2 6 £541 +11.59%
Solihull - 6 £490 -
Oxfordshire +6 5 £626 +42.27%
Cheshire +6 5 £425 -5.55%
Scotland -6 5 £363 -24.67% 5
Surrey -7 5 £488 +14.70% 4
Cambridgeshire +17 4 £445 - 3
Hertfordshire +16 4 £488 -7.14% 2
Canary Wharf +9 4 - -
Halifax +3 4 £425 -
South Yorkshire -2 4 £600 +60.00%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 339 (53.22%) Agile Software Development
2 301 (47.25%) Java
3 181 (28.41%) HTML
4 164 (25.75%) JavaScript
5 163 (25.59%) CSS
6 161 (25.27%) SQL
7 158 (24.80%) Spring
8 149 (23.39%) Scrum
9 125 (19.62%) TDD
10 123 (19.31%) REST
11 118 (18.52%) .NET
11 118 (18.52%) C#
12 109 (17.11%) Finance
13 102 (16.01%) Oracle
14 100 (15.70%) MVC
15 97 (15.23%) Web Services
16 92 (14.44%) jQuery
17 91 (14.29%) XML
17 91 (14.29%) HTML5
18 90 (14.13%) J2EE
19 79 (12.40%) Unix
19 79 (12.40%) AngularJS
20 78 (12.24%) OO
20 78 (12.24%) JUnit
21 77 (12.09%) CSS3
22 76 (11.93%) Git (software)
23 72 (11.30%) Hibernate
24 69 (10.83%) E-Commerce
25 66 (10.36%) JSP
26 65 (10.20%) JSON

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 45 (7.06%) Tomcat
2 35 (5.49%) Confluence
3 23 (3.61%) Apache
3 23 (3.61%) WebSphere
4 22 (3.45%) JBoss
4 22 (3.45%) WebLogic
5 20 (3.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 17 (2.67%) CMS
6 17 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
7 16 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
8 12 (1.88%) Oracle Workflow
8 12 (1.88%) WebLogic Portal
9 10 (1.57%) Apache Solr
10 9 (1.41%) Mule
10 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
11 8 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (1.26%) Drupal
11 8 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
12 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
12 7 (1.10%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 35 (5.49%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.94%) MS Office
3 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.78%) Magento
3 5 (0.78%) Summit
4 3 (0.47%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.47%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.31%) Global One
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
6 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle iSupplier
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.16%) SAP hybris
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (4.24%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.73%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (1.73%) Google App Engine
3 11 (1.73%) Google Cloud Platform
4 10 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (1.26%) GitHub
6 5 (0.78%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.47%) Google Play
7 3 (0.47%) IaaS
7 3 (0.47%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) SaaS
8 2 (0.31%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.55%) HTTP
2 11 (1.73%) Internet
3 7 (1.10%) SSL
4 6 (0.94%) Network Security
4 6 (0.94%) SNMP
5 4 (0.63%) DNS
5 4 (0.63%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.47%) Intranet
7 2 (0.31%) AMQP
7 2 (0.31%) Firewall
7 2 (0.31%) SAN
8 1 (0.16%) FTP
8 1 (0.16%) LDAP
8 1 (0.16%) SSH
8 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.11%) SQL Server
2 56 (8.79%) MySQL
3 46 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 45 (7.06%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.59%) Oracle Database
6 31 (4.87%) NoSQL
7 25 (3.92%) Big Data
8 23 (3.61%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
9 19 (2.98%) Hadoop
10 18 (2.83%) BusinessObjects
11 13 (2.04%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.88%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
15 8 (1.26%) Apache Cassandra
15 8 (1.26%) Neo4j
15 8 (1.26%) Pentaho
16 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 78 (12.24%) JUnit
2 76 (11.93%) Git (software)
3 61 (9.58%) JIRA
4 55 (8.63%) Maven
5 43 (6.75%) Subversion
6 42 (6.59%) Jenkins
7 27 (4.24%) Selenium
8 25 (3.92%) Eclipse
8 25 (3.92%) Visual Studio
9 20 (3.14%) Gradle
10 19 (2.98%) Mockito
10 19 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
11 17 (2.67%) Cucumber
12 16 (2.51%) Grunt
13 13 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
14 12 (1.88%) gulp
15 10 (1.57%) ClearCase
15 10 (1.57%) IntelliJ
16 9 (1.41%) Ant
16 9 (1.41%) ClearQuest
General
1 109 (17.11%) Finance
2 52 (8.16%) Retail
3 48 (7.54%) Banking
4 15 (2.35%) Manufacturing
4 15 (2.35%) Marketing
5 13 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.88%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.73%) Law
8 9 (1.41%) Electronics
9 8 (1.26%) Retail Banking
10 6 (0.94%) Front Office
11 5 (0.78%) Back Office
12 4 (0.63%) Publishing
13 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.47%) Games
13 3 (0.47%) Local Government
14 2 (0.31%) Legal
15 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.16%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 181 (28.41%) HTML
2 163 (25.59%) CSS
3 158 (24.80%) Spring
4 123 (19.31%) REST
5 118 (18.52%) .NET
6 97 (15.23%) Web Services
7 92 (14.44%) jQuery
8 91 (14.29%) HTML5
8 91 (14.29%) XML
9 90 (14.13%) J2EE
10 79 (12.40%) AngularJS
11 77 (12.09%) CSS3
12 72 (11.30%) Hibernate
13 66 (10.36%) JSP
14 65 (10.20%) JSON
15 57 (8.95%) SOAP
16 54 (8.48%) Ajax
17 52 (8.16%) ASP.NET
18 49 (7.69%) Spring MVC
19 42 (6.59%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.91%) Analytical Skills
2 43 (6.75%) User Experience
3 21 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 11 (1.73%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.41%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (1.26%) Fixed Income
6 8 (1.26%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.10%) Animation
7 7 (1.10%) Digital Media
8 6 (0.94%) Client/Server
8 6 (0.94%) Equities
8 6 (0.94%) W3C
9 5 (0.78%) Derivative
9 5 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.78%) iPad
9 5 (0.78%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.78%) Semantic Web
9 5 (0.78%) Statistics
10 4 (0.63%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.63%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.40%) Unix
2 61 (9.58%) Linux
3 31 (4.87%) Windows
4 24 (3.77%) Android
5 23 (3.61%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.94%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 339 (53.22%) Agile Software Development
2 149 (23.39%) Scrum
3 125 (19.62%) TDD
4 100 (15.70%) MVC
5 78 (12.24%) OO
6 69 (10.83%) E-Commerce
7 63 (9.89%) Mentoring
8 60 (9.42%) Continuous Integration
9 59 (9.26%) Software Engineering
10 54 (8.48%) BDD
11 52 (8.16%) Front End Development
12 51 (8.01%) Web Development
13 48 (7.54%) Open Source
14 44 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
15 43 (6.75%) CRM
16 42 (6.59%) Data Modelling
17 41 (6.44%) DevOps
17 41 (6.44%) Microservices
18 36 (5.65%) Analytics
19 35 (5.49%) UML
Programming Languages
1 301 (47.25%) Java
2 164 (25.75%) JavaScript
3 161 (25.27%) SQL
4 118 (18.52%) C#
5 59 (9.26%) Scala
6 38 (5.97%) Python
7 33 (5.18%) Ruby
8 29 (4.55%) PHP
9 28 (4.40%) PL/SQL
10 26 (4.08%) Shell Script
11 18 (2.83%) C++
12 16 (2.51%) T-SQL
13 14 (2.20%) Perl
14 11 (1.73%) C
14 11 (1.73%) VB.NET
15 10 (1.57%) Groovy
16 9 (1.41%) Objective-C
17 7 (1.10%) VB
18 6 (0.94%) Apple Swift
18 6 (0.94%) R
Qualifications
1 42 (6.59%) Degree
1 42 (6.59%) Security Cleared
2 22 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 12 (1.88%) Sun Certification
4 6 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.63%) MCSA
6 4 (0.63%) MCSE
7 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.31%) ISEB
9 1 (0.16%) CISSP
9 1 (0.16%) CLAS
9 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
9 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.16%) MCAD
9 1 (0.16%) MCSD
9 1 (0.16%) MCTS
9 1 (0.16%) PhD
9 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.83%) QA
2 6 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.47%) MiFID
3 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (3.77%) Docker
2 4 (0.63%) HDFS
3 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.16%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 15 (2.35%) Puppet
2 4 (0.63%) Control-M
2 4 (0.63%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.47%) logstash
4 2 (0.31%) Ansible
4 2 (0.31%) Kibana
4 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.16%) Grafana
5 1 (0.16%) Legato
5 1 (0.16%) Piwik
5 1 (0.16%) StatsD
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 102 (16.01%) Oracle
2 56 (8.79%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.34%) Google
4 27 (4.24%) Adobe
5 20 (3.14%) hybris
5 20 (3.14%) Informatica
6 14 (2.20%) SAP
7 12 (1.88%) webMethods
8 11 (1.73%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.57%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.41%) Pega
10 9 (1.41%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.26%) Kofax
12 6 (0.94%) Ab Initio
12 6 (0.94%) Calypso
12 6 (0.94%) Canoo
12 6 (0.94%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.94%) IBM
12 6 (0.94%) Murex
12 6 (0.94%) Twitter
London
iKas International
Rate: £700 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £500 per annum Paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester
Amoria Bond
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £380 per day + (dependent on experience)
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North East
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham
Spectrum IT
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 27 days ago