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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 385 335 380
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +45
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 239 271 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.55% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 154 150
Average daily rate
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£450 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £415 £435
% change year-on-year
-0.60% -4.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £95.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.52% +153.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £65.00 £35.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £95.00 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
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 £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -62 215 £450 -10.00% 113
London -37 133 £500 -6.54% 49
City of London +22 28 £475 -11.62% 12
South East -25 24 £438 +4.16% 14
East of England -23 18 £375 +11.11% 8
Scotland - 17 £425 - 5
West Midlands -3 12 £450 - 6
South West -26 10 £403 -8.52% 10
Edinburgh - 9 £475 - 2
Yorkshire +8 8 £413 - 4
North West -13 8 £373 -21.57% 17
Hertfordshire -9 7 £458 +30.71%
Glasgow - 7 £413 - 2
Bristol - 6 £380 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 5 £375 - 3
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £375 +15.38% 2
Wales - 5 £398 - 3
Manchester -14 4 £373 -1.97% 15
South Wales - 4 £385 - 1
Leeds +1 3 £413 - 1
Cheshire -2 3 £461 -26.78% 1
Suffolk -8 3 £400 - 2
Coventry - 3 £463 -
Cambridge - 3 £500 - 2
Bury St Edmunds 0 2 £375 -6.25%
Birmingham -1 2 £500 - 3
Middlesex -1 2 £450 -16.66%
Berkshire -2 2 £425 -5.55% 1
East Midlands -2 2 £408 -4.11% 4
Norfolk -14 2 £375 +87.50% 3

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 150 (34.32%) HTML
2 145 (33.18%) JavaScript
3 140 (32.04%) Java
4 119 (27.23%) SQL
5 114 (26.09%) TDD
6 113 (25.86%) XML
7 111 (25.40%) .NET
8 107 (24.49%) CSS
9 98 (22.43%) C#
10 88 (20.14%) HTML5
11 86 (19.68%) Scrum
12 84 (19.22%) MVC
13 78 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
14 76 (17.39%) Finance
14 76 (17.39%) SQL Server
15 72 (16.48%) Web Services
16 71 (16.25%) REST
17 66 (15.10%) JSON
18 65 (14.87%) jQuery
19 59 (13.50%) ASP.NET
20 57 (13.04%) OO
21 53 (12.13%) BDD
22 52 (11.90%) Spring
23 51 (11.67%) CSS3
24 50 (11.44%) Mobile App
24 50 (11.44%) E-Commerce
25 49 (11.21%) Unit Testing
26 48 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
26 48 (10.98%) Git (software)
27 46 (10.53%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 23 (5.26%) CMS
2 19 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.12%) Tomcat
4 15 (3.43%) Node.js
5 14 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
6 13 (2.97%) Apache
6 13 (2.97%) Confluence
7 8 (1.83%) IIS
7 8 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.60%) Lync
9 6 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.37%) SAS
9 6 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.14%) Drupal
10 5 (1.14%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.92%) Apache ServiceMix
11 4 (0.92%) WordPress
11 4 (0.92%) MS Exchange
11 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.83%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.60%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.69%) MS Office
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.46%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.46%) MS Project
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 15 (3.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.14%) RMDS
2 5 (1.14%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.14%) Magento
3 4 (0.92%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.46%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.46%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.46%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.46%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.23%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.92%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.69%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.46%) GitHub
3 2 (0.46%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (0.46%) Force.com
3 2 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (8.01%) Internet
2 22 (5.03%) HTTP
3 10 (2.29%) Bluetooth
4 9 (2.06%) NFC
5 5 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.92%) Intranet
6 4 (0.92%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.69%) VPN
7 3 (0.69%) VoIP
8 2 (0.46%) DNS
8 2 (0.46%) SSH
8 2 (0.46%) Multicast
9 1 (0.23%) SSL
9 1 (0.23%) Extranet
9 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.23%) WAN
9 1 (0.23%) FTP
9 1 (0.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 34 (7.78%) MySQL
3 22 (5.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 14 (3.20%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.75%) Oracle Database
6 12 (2.75%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.75%) Oracle BI EE
7 11 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 10 (2.29%) MongoDB
8 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (2.06%) RDBMS
10 8 (1.83%) QlikView
10 8 (1.83%) SQLite
10 8 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.60%) Big Data
11 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.37%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 48 (10.98%) Git (software)
2 38 (8.70%) Subversion
3 33 (7.55%) JIRA
4 21 (4.81%) Visual Studio
4 21 (4.81%) Jenkins
5 19 (4.35%) Selenium
6 16 (3.66%) JUnit
7 15 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
7 15 (3.43%) SpecFlow
8 10 (2.29%) Eclipse
8 10 (2.29%) Maven
9 9 (2.06%) NUnit
9 9 (2.06%) Rhino Mocks
9 9 (2.06%) Moq
9 9 (2.06%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.83%) Gradle
11 7 (1.60%) WATIR
11 7 (1.60%) JMeter
12 6 (1.37%) Ant
13 5 (1.14%) CppUnit
General
1 76 (17.39%) Finance
2 32 (7.32%) Banking
3 15 (3.43%) Marketing
4 14 (3.20%) Games
4 14 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.97%) Publishing
6 12 (2.75%) Retail
7 11 (2.52%) Front Office
8 5 (1.14%) Back Office
8 5 (1.14%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (34.32%) HTML
2 113 (25.86%) XML
3 111 (25.40%) .NET
4 107 (24.49%) CSS
5 88 (20.14%) HTML5
6 72 (16.48%) Web Services
7 71 (16.25%) REST
8 66 (15.10%) JSON
9 65 (14.87%) jQuery
10 59 (13.50%) ASP.NET
11 52 (11.90%) Spring
12 51 (11.67%) CSS3
13 41 (9.38%) RESTful
14 34 (7.78%) SOAP
15 32 (7.32%) .NET Framework
15 32 (7.32%) WCF
15 32 (7.32%) ASP.NET MVC
16 31 (7.09%) Ajax
17 29 (6.64%) OAuth
18 26 (5.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 50 (11.44%) Mobile App
2 29 (6.64%) Open Source
3 16 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (2.06%) Visualisation
5 8 (1.83%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.60%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.37%) iPhone
7 6 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.14%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (1.14%) Data Integration
9 4 (0.92%) FMCG
9 4 (0.92%) Derivative
9 4 (0.92%) Client/Server
10 3 (0.69%) AS400
10 3 (0.69%) Cryptography
10 3 (0.69%) iSeries
10 3 (0.69%) Social Media
10 3 (0.69%) iPad
11 2 (0.46%) Social Network
11 2 (0.46%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.55%) Android
2 32 (7.32%) UNIX
3 30 (6.86%) Linux
4 26 (5.95%) Apple iOS
5 22 (5.03%) Windows
6 10 (2.29%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.46%) Solaris
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.46%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (26.09%) TDD
2 86 (19.68%) Scrum
3 84 (19.22%) MVC
4 78 (17.85%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (13.04%) OO
6 53 (12.13%) BDD
7 50 (11.44%) E-Commerce
8 49 (11.21%) Unit Testing
9 48 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (10.53%) Project Management
11 44 (10.07%) SOA
12 29 (6.64%) Android Development
13 28 (6.41%) Mobile Application Development
14 25 (5.72%) Kanban
14 25 (5.72%) Software Engineering
15 24 (5.49%) Multithreading
16 23 (5.26%) Use Case
16 23 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
16 23 (5.26%) Rapid Prototyping
17 22 (5.03%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 145 (33.18%) JavaScript
2 140 (32.04%) Java
3 119 (27.23%) SQL
4 98 (22.43%) C#
5 38 (8.70%) PHP
6 27 (6.18%) C++
7 21 (4.81%) T-SQL
8 19 (4.35%) Python
9 14 (3.20%) Objective-C
10 13 (2.97%) Ruby
11 12 (2.75%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.52%) VB.NET
13 9 (2.06%) PHP5
13 9 (2.06%) Shell Script
13 9 (2.06%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.37%) Scala
14 6 (1.37%) Perl
14 6 (1.37%) C
15 5 (1.14%) VB
15 5 (1.14%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 22 (5.03%) Degree
1 22 (5.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.46%) MCITP
5 1 (0.23%) MCP
5 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.09%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) EMIR
2 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.69%) Varnish
3 2 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.46%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.46%) NFS
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (0.23%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.23%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (0.92%) Puppet
1 4 (0.92%) Vagrant
1 4 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.46%) Control-M
2 2 (0.46%) Nagios
3 1 (0.23%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.23%) Oozie
3 1 (0.23%) Ambari
3 1 (0.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 43 (9.84%) Microsoft
2 42 (9.61%) Google
3 37 (8.47%) Oracle
4 27 (6.18%) Twitter
5 26 (5.95%) Facebook
6 13 (2.97%) Salesforce.com
7 12 (2.75%) hybris
8 9 (2.06%) Zend
9 8 (1.83%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.83%) SAP
9 8 (1.83%) JBoss
10 6 (1.37%) Apple
11 5 (1.14%) RedDot
11 5 (1.14%) Adobe
12 4 (0.92%) Informatica
12 4 (0.92%) Open Text
12 4 (0.92%) GoldenSource
12 4 (0.92%) IBM
12 4 (0.92%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.92%) Sencha
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