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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 359 360 396
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 271 315 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.57% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.60% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 219 198
Median daily rate £475 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -2.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
-1.17% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -30 236 £488 +2.63% 150
London -4 154 £500 - 61
South East +4 28 £525 +16.66% 22
City of London -12 22 £538 +6.96% 7
Northern Ireland - 18 £385 - 2
County Antrim - 17 £385 - 2
Belfast - 17 £385 - 1
North West -1 12 £340 -26.48% 16
Hampshire +21 10 £425 +41.66% 5
Manchester +1 9 £340 -20.00% 14
Scotland +5 8 £444 +7.57% 7
East of England +3 8 £506 +29.80% 12
North East -25 8 £420 -21.49% 2
Tyne and Wear -29 8 £420 -21.49% 1
East Midlands +1 7 £450 +4.95% 10
Edinburgh +22 6 £438 +4.47% 5
Yorkshire +11 6 £475 +11.76% 12
South West -2 6 £410 +17.14% 10
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 6 £420 -21.49% 1
West Midlands -34 6 £465 -1.06% 5
Nottingham +3 5 £450 +5.88% 7
Nottinghamshire 0 5 £450 +5.88% 7
Hertfordshire - 5 £506 - 6
Berkshire +8 4 £350 -19.07% 4
Oxford -3 4 £413 -21.42% 2
Oxfordshire -9 4 £413 -21.42% 4
Farnborough - 4 - -
Surrey +10 3 £625 +21.95% 6
Kent +3 3 £525 +16.66%
South Yorkshire -11 3 £388 -24.01%

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 315 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 230 (40.21%) Java
3 203 (35.49%) JavaScript
4 186 (32.52%) HTML
5 170 (29.72%) CSS
6 151 (26.40%) SQL
7 132 (23.08%) TDD
8 119 (20.80%) Scrum
9 103 (18.01%) .NET
10 100 (17.48%) Spring
11 96 (16.78%) C#
12 91 (15.91%) AngularJS
13 79 (13.81%) REST
14 78 (13.64%) BDD
14 78 (13.64%) Git (software)
15 75 (13.11%) HTML5
16 74 (12.94%) MVC
17 72 (12.59%) Finance
17 72 (12.59%) jQuery
18 68 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
18 68 (11.89%) Software Engineering
19 65 (11.36%) XML
20 64 (11.19%) Web Services
20 64 (11.19%) Mentoring
21 61 (10.66%) SDLC
22 60 (10.49%) Hibernate
23 59 (10.31%) Microsoft
23 59 (10.31%) CSS3
23 59 (10.31%) Node.js
24 55 (9.62%) Web Development

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 37 (6.47%) Tomcat
2 34 (5.94%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 34 (5.94%) Apache
3 24 (4.20%) CMS
4 23 (4.02%) JBoss
5 14 (2.45%) WebSphere
6 13 (2.27%) Drupal
7 12 (2.10%) Apache Solr
7 12 (2.10%) Apache Spark
7 12 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.92%) Confluence
9 8 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 7 (1.22%) SharePoint
11 6 (1.05%) nginx
12 5 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
12 5 (0.87%) Commerce Server
12 5 (0.87%) GemFire
12 5 (0.87%) Mule
13 4 (0.70%) MQSeries
Applications
1 17 (2.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.17%) MS Project
2 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.87%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 4 (0.70%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.52%) Magento
5 3 (0.52%) SAP hybris
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Assets
6 2 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.17%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (1.40%) GitHub
4 7 (1.22%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.22%) PaaS
5 6 (1.05%) Force.com
6 4 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.52%) SaaS
8 2 (0.35%) Google Play
8 2 (0.35%) IaaS
8 2 (0.35%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (1.92%) Internet
2 9 (1.57%) HTTP
3 8 (1.40%) Network Security
4 5 (0.87%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.52%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.35%) AMQP
6 2 (0.35%) DKIM
6 2 (0.35%) DMARC
6 2 (0.35%) SMTP
6 2 (0.35%) SNMP
7 1 (0.17%) Firewall
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Profibus
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 41 (7.17%) MongoDB
4 34 (5.94%) MySQL
5 32 (5.59%) Relational Database
6 21 (3.67%) Big Data
7 20 (3.50%) Data Warehouse
8 17 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (2.80%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 12 (2.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 11 (1.92%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.57%) Oracle Database
14 8 (1.40%) HBase
14 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (1.22%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.22%) WebFOCUS
16 6 (1.05%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 78 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.99%) Maven
3 39 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.77%) JUnit
5 29 (5.07%) Subversion
6 26 (4.55%) Gradle
7 23 (4.02%) Eclipse
7 23 (4.02%) JIRA
7 23 (4.02%) Selenium
8 22 (3.85%) Cucumber
8 22 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
9 19 (3.32%) Visual Studio
10 18 (3.15%) gulp
10 18 (3.15%) Mockito
11 17 (2.97%) Grunt
12 13 (2.27%) Ant
12 13 (2.27%) IntelliJ
13 12 (2.10%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.57%) Xcode
15 8 (1.40%) Bower
General
1 72 (12.59%) Finance
2 54 (9.44%) Banking
3 49 (8.57%) Retail
4 19 (3.32%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.10%) Marketing
6 11 (1.92%) Advertising
7 10 (1.75%) Front Office
8 8 (1.40%) Automotive
8 8 (1.40%) Games
8 8 (1.40%) Publishing
9 6 (1.05%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.87%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) General Ledger
13 1 (0.17%) German Language
13 1 (0.17%) Mandarin Language
13 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 186 (32.52%) HTML
2 170 (29.72%) CSS
3 103 (18.01%) .NET
4 100 (17.48%) Spring
5 91 (15.91%) AngularJS
6 79 (13.81%) REST
7 75 (13.11%) HTML5
8 72 (12.59%) jQuery
9 65 (11.36%) XML
10 64 (11.19%) Web Services
11 60 (10.49%) Hibernate
12 59 (10.31%) CSS3
12 59 (10.31%) Node.js
13 53 (9.27%) RESTful
14 50 (8.74%) JSON
15 48 (8.39%) SOAP
16 37 (6.47%) React
17 35 (6.12%) JSP
18 34 (5.94%) ASP.NET
19 33 (5.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 35 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (5.77%) Computer Science
3 32 (5.59%) User Experience
4 13 (2.27%) Algorithms
4 13 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 12 (2.10%) Data Structures
5 12 (2.10%) Economics
5 12 (2.10%) Fintech
6 11 (1.92%) Digital Media
6 11 (1.92%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.75%) Semantic Web
8 9 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.57%) Equities
8 9 (1.57%) Fixed Income
8 9 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.22%) Equity Derivative
9 7 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 7 (1.22%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.05%) Mathematics
11 4 (0.70%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 54 (9.44%) Linux
2 38 (6.64%) Unix
3 27 (4.72%) Android
4 26 (4.55%) Apple iOS
5 11 (1.92%) Windows
6 5 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.70%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.52%) Solaris
9 2 (0.35%) HPUX
9 2 (0.35%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (55.07%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (23.08%) TDD
3 119 (20.80%) Scrum
4 78 (13.64%) BDD
5 74 (12.94%) MVC
6 68 (11.89%) Continuous Integration
6 68 (11.89%) Software Engineering
7 64 (11.19%) Mentoring
8 61 (10.66%) SDLC
9 55 (9.62%) Web Development
10 53 (9.27%) Front End Development
11 52 (9.09%) OO
12 37 (6.47%) CRM
13 35 (6.12%) E-Commerce
13 35 (6.12%) OOD
13 35 (6.12%) Open Source
14 34 (5.94%) Unit Testing
15 33 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
15 33 (5.77%) DevOps
16 32 (5.59%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 230 (40.21%) Java
2 203 (35.49%) JavaScript
3 151 (26.40%) SQL
4 96 (16.78%) C#
5 37 (6.47%) C++
6 36 (6.29%) PHP
7 33 (5.77%) Ruby
8 32 (5.59%) Python
9 30 (5.24%) Scala
10 18 (3.15%) Objective-C
11 15 (2.62%) T-SQL
12 14 (2.45%) Apple Swift
13 11 (1.92%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.75%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.57%) Groovy
16 8 (1.40%) C
16 8 (1.40%) XPath
16 8 (1.40%) XQuery
17 6 (1.05%) Go
17 6 (1.05%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 40 (6.99%) Degree
2 21 (3.67%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.92%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.70%) ISEB
5 3 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.35%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.35%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.35%) PhD
7 1 (0.17%) CISSP
7 1 (0.17%) CLAS
7 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (5.07%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) SDET
3 4 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.52%) PA-DSS
4 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.52%) WAI
5 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) MiFID
6 1 (0.17%) WCAG
System Software
1 15 (2.62%) Docker
2 8 (1.40%) HDFS
3 5 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.35%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.17%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (1.75%) Puppet
2 6 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.87%) Ansible
4 4 (0.70%) Control-M
5 2 (0.35%) Kibana
6 1 (0.17%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.17%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.17%) Legato
6 1 (0.17%) Packer
Vendors
1 59 (10.31%) Microsoft
2 50 (8.74%) Oracle
3 31 (5.42%) Adobe
4 13 (2.27%) IBM
5 12 (2.10%) hybris
6 11 (1.92%) Google
6 11 (1.92%) SAP
7 10 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (1.57%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.40%) ServiceNow
10 6 (1.05%) ATG
10 6 (1.05%) Cognos
10 6 (1.05%) MuleSoft
10 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.87%) Informatica
12 4 (0.70%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.70%) Teradata
12 4 (0.70%) webMethods
13 3 (0.52%) Ab Initio
13 3 (0.52%) Apple
Edinburgh
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £550 - £650 per day + depending on experience AND negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
North East
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum + expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £240 - £270 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Pro-Quest Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £40,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Martin & Conley
Rate: Unspecified Competitive daily rate
Posted: 11 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago