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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
UK
Rank 355 378 363
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 262 264 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.51% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.53% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 152 189
Median daily rate £483 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +35 255 £488 +8.33% 182
London +55 171 £500 +5.26% 84
South East +17 24 £523 +12.97% 24
North West +11 16 £463 +8.82% 23
City of London -8 15 £575 +4.54% 24
South West +13 11 £370 -1.98% 5
Yorkshire +20 7 £525 +31.25% 8
Lancashire +17 7 £500 +48.14% 2
West Midlands -2 7 £375 -12.79% 14
Berkshire +22 6 £325 - 6
East Midlands +3 6 £375 -15.49% 7
North East -19 6 £475 -5.94% 1
Blackpool - 6 £488 - 1
Scotland +24 5 £375 -11.76% 6
Manchester 0 5 £400 -5.88% 20
South Yorkshire - 5 £525 - 1
Edinburgh +23 4 £413 -5.71% 2
Surrey +8 4 £625 +19.04% 4
Midlands +4 4 £600 -
Wiltshire +1 4 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £469 +17.18% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Tyne and Wear -17 4 £450 -10.89% 1
Sheffield - 4 £525 - 1
Guildford - 4 £625 - 2
Devon - 4 £370 -
Hampshire +9 3 £280 -22.75% 10
Newbury - 3 £290 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £450 -
Reading +22 2 £450 - 4

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 280 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (36.63%) Java
3 185 (33.88%) JavaScript
4 173 (31.68%) HTML
5 160 (29.30%) CSS
6 152 (27.84%) TDD
7 108 (19.78%) .NET
8 106 (19.41%) SQL
9 103 (18.86%) C#
10 102 (18.68%) Scrum
11 93 (17.03%) AngularJS
12 92 (16.85%) HTML5
13 87 (15.93%) Git (software)
14 76 (13.92%) Finance
15 73 (13.37%) CSS3
16 71 (13.00%) BDD
17 69 (12.64%) Software Engineering
17 69 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
18 63 (11.54%) MVC
19 62 (11.36%) SQL Server
20 60 (10.99%) Mentoring
21 59 (10.81%) Front End Development
21 59 (10.81%) Spring
22 57 (10.44%) Web Services
23 56 (10.26%) Node.js
24 55 (10.07%) Banking
25 52 (9.52%) RESTful
25 52 (9.52%) Microsoft
25 52 (9.52%) REST
26 50 (9.16%) jQuery

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 (8.42%) CMS
2 38 (6.96%) Apache
3 29 (5.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 15 (2.75%) Tomcat
5 14 (2.56%) Confluence
5 14 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (2.20%) Apache Spark
7 11 (2.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 9 (1.65%) Drupal
8 9 (1.65%) JBoss
8 9 (1.65%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.47%) SharePoint
9 8 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.28%) Apache Solr
11 5 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.73%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.73%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.73%) nginx
12 4 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
13 3 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (1.65%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.37%) Magento
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.37%) RMDS
3 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 29 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
2 22 (4.03%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (2.75%) GitHub
4 6 (1.10%) Force.com
4 6 (1.10%) SaaS
5 5 (0.92%) PaaS
6 3 (0.55%) Google App Engine
6 3 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.37%) IaaS
7 2 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Akamai
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Google Play
8 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.11%) HTTP
2 11 (2.01%) Internet
3 7 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.55%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.37%) DKIM
5 2 (0.37%) DMARC
5 2 (0.37%) DNS
5 2 (0.37%) Network Security
5 2 (0.37%) SMTP
6 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (0.18%) Firewall
6 1 (0.18%) Profibus
6 1 (0.18%) Skype
6 1 (0.18%) SNMP
6 1 (0.18%) SSL
6 1 (0.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (11.36%) SQL Server
2 45 (8.24%) NoSQL
3 40 (7.33%) MongoDB
4 27 (4.95%) MySQL
5 22 (4.03%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.11%) Big Data
7 15 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 14 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
9 13 (2.38%) Hadoop
10 11 (2.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.01%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
11 10 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (1.28%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.28%) QlikView
13 7 (1.28%) RDBMS
13 7 (1.28%) WebFOCUS
14 6 (1.10%) HBase
14 6 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 87 (15.93%) Git (software)
2 35 (6.41%) Jenkins
3 29 (5.31%) JIRA
4 26 (4.76%) Maven
5 23 (4.21%) JUnit
6 22 (4.03%) Grunt
7 20 (3.66%) gulp
7 20 (3.66%) Subversion
7 20 (3.66%) Team Foundation Server
8 19 (3.48%) Selenium
9 15 (2.75%) Eclipse
9 15 (2.75%) Visual Studio
10 14 (2.56%) Cucumber
11 13 (2.38%) Jasmine
11 13 (2.38%) Mockito
12 12 (2.20%) Gradle
13 10 (1.83%) TeamCity
14 8 (1.47%) StarTeam
15 7 (1.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 7 (1.28%) Bitbucket
General
1 76 (13.92%) Finance
2 55 (10.07%) Banking
3 23 (4.21%) Retail
4 22 (4.03%) Investment Banking
5 19 (3.48%) Marketing
6 18 (3.30%) Front Office
7 8 (1.47%) Advertising
7 8 (1.47%) Games
8 6 (1.10%) Automotive
9 5 (0.92%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 4 (0.73%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.55%) Back Office
11 3 (0.55%) Law
11 3 (0.55%) Legal
12 2 (0.37%) Electronics
12 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (31.68%) HTML
2 160 (29.30%) CSS
3 108 (19.78%) .NET
4 93 (17.03%) AngularJS
5 92 (16.85%) HTML5
6 73 (13.37%) CSS3
7 59 (10.81%) Spring
8 57 (10.44%) Web Services
9 56 (10.26%) Node.js
10 52 (9.52%) REST
10 52 (9.52%) RESTful
11 50 (9.16%) jQuery
12 49 (8.97%) React
13 44 (8.06%) XML
14 42 (7.69%) JSON
15 39 (7.14%) ASP.NET
16 35 (6.41%) Hibernate
17 32 (5.86%) Sass
18 27 (4.95%) SOAP
19 26 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.86%) User Experience
2 22 (4.03%) Fixed Income
3 21 (3.85%) Mobile App
4 19 (3.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.93%) Equities
6 15 (2.75%) Fintech
7 13 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.83%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (1.65%) Equity Derivative
10 8 (1.47%) Derivative
10 8 (1.47%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.47%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.28%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.92%) Semantic Web
13 4 (0.73%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.73%) W3C
14 3 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 49 (8.97%) Linux
2 22 (4.03%) Android
3 20 (3.66%) Apple iOS
4 18 (3.30%) Unix
5 15 (2.75%) Windows
6 8 (1.47%) VME
7 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.37%) HPUX
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.37%) Solaris
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 152 (27.84%) TDD
3 102 (18.68%) Scrum
4 71 (13.00%) BDD
5 69 (12.64%) Continuous Integration
5 69 (12.64%) Software Engineering
6 63 (11.54%) MVC
7 60 (10.99%) Mentoring
8 59 (10.81%) Front End Development
9 45 (8.24%) OO
10 44 (8.06%) SDLC
10 44 (8.06%) Web Development
11 36 (6.59%) Open Source
12 34 (6.23%) Pair Programming
13 33 (6.04%) E-Commerce
13 33 (6.04%) Unit Testing
14 32 (5.86%) Multithreading
14 32 (5.86%) SOA
15 31 (5.68%) DevOps
16 30 (5.49%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 200 (36.63%) Java
2 185 (33.88%) JavaScript
3 106 (19.41%) SQL
4 103 (18.86%) C#
5 34 (6.23%) Python
5 34 (6.23%) Scala
6 33 (6.04%) Ruby
7 29 (5.31%) C++
8 21 (3.85%) PHP
9 16 (2.93%) Objective-C
10 13 (2.38%) T-SQL
11 12 (2.20%) Apple Swift
11 12 (2.20%) ES6
12 10 (1.83%) COBOL
13 9 (1.65%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.28%) C
14 7 (1.28%) Groovy
15 5 (0.92%) ActionScript
15 5 (0.92%) Apex Code
15 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (5.86%) Degree
2 27 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.37%) ISEB
5 2 (0.37%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (0.37%) PhD
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) HNC
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.58%) QA
2 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
2 5 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (0.92%) SDET
3 4 (0.73%) MiFID
3 4 (0.73%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.55%) WAI
5 2 (0.37%) EMIR
5 2 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (2.93%) Docker
2 9 (1.65%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.10%) HDFS
4 3 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.18%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 8 (1.47%) Kibana
2 5 (0.92%) Ansible
3 4 (0.73%) Puppet
4 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
4 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.37%) MOM
5 2 (0.37%) Oozie
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (0.37%) vRealize
6 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.18%) Packer
6 1 (0.18%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 52 (9.52%) Microsoft
2 44 (8.06%) Oracle
3 23 (4.21%) Adobe
4 15 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
5 11 (2.01%) IBM
6 10 (1.83%) SAP
7 9 (1.65%) HP
8 8 (1.47%) ICL
8 8 (1.47%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.47%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.28%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.28%) Tableau
10 6 (1.10%) Google
10 6 (1.10%) hybris
10 6 (1.10%) TIBCO
11 5 (0.92%) VMware
12 4 (0.73%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.73%) Informatica
12 4 (0.73%) MuleSoft
12 4 (0.73%) Reuters
Central London / West End
Nakama
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day Paid weekly
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £375 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £400 per day + Potentially higher
Posted: 22 hours ago
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Essex
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Arrows Group Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + negotiable
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Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
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