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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 383 392 340
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 263 236 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.42% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.46% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 140 154
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£475 £450 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £634 £650 £630
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £413 £415
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £60.00 £37.50 £95.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -60.52%
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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. 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 +15 244 £475 +5.55% 130
London +36 152 £525 +5.00% 63
City of London +16 40 £600 +26.31% 15
South East -10 34 £425 -5.55% 21
Yorkshire -19 18 £510 +23.63% 7
Scotland -6 16 £425 - 4
Surrey +10 15 £425 -5.55% 6
Egham 0 14 £425 -5.55% 2
East of England -2 13 £468 +24.66% 5
East Midlands +3 12 £450 +10.42% 3
West Yorkshire -16 11 £508 +35.33% 6
Glasgow +5 9 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -2 8 £413 - 3
Nottingham -3 8 £413 - 2
Leeds -22 8 £530 +28.48% 4
Hertfordshire +1 6 £525 +14.75%
Hampshire -4 6 £398 -38.84% 2
Essex +1 5 - -
Berkshire -1 5 £375 -11.76% 7
South West -15 5 £350 -13.04% 6
Edinburgh -18 5 £413 -13.15% 1
North West -34 5 £500 +34.22% 17
Kent -5 4 - -
West Midlands -8 4 £525 +16.66% 6
Birmingham +7 3 £525 +5.00% 1
Devon +1 3 £350 -20.45%
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 2
Croydon - 3 - -
Blackpool - 3 £500 -
South Yorkshire -16 2 £375 - 1

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

1 218 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (32.66%) Java
3 155 (31.44%) JavaScript
4 132 (26.77%) HTML
5 119 (24.14%) TDD
6 112 (22.72%) SQL
7 102 (20.69%) CSS
8 91 (18.46%) Oracle
9 88 (17.85%) Finance
10 85 (17.24%) Scrum
11 76 (15.42%) .NET
12 73 (14.81%) C#
12 73 (14.81%) MVC
13 72 (14.60%) Web Services
13 72 (14.60%) AngularJS
14 68 (13.79%) SQL Server
15 64 (12.98%) HTML5
16 60 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
16 60 (12.17%) OO
17 54 (10.95%) jQuery
17 54 (10.95%) Spring
18 51 (10.34%) Mentoring
19 49 (9.94%) Linux
20 48 (9.74%) E-Commerce
21 47 (9.53%) ASP.NET
21 47 (9.53%) REST
22 46 (9.33%) UNIX
23 42 (8.52%) Relational Database
24 41 (8.32%) CSS3
25 40 (8.11%) Unit Testing

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 32 (6.49%) SAS
2 29 (5.88%) Node.js
3 20 (4.06%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 16 (3.25%) Tomcat
5 11 (2.23%) JBoss
6 10 (2.03%) Apache Spark
7 8 (1.62%) Apache
7 8 (1.62%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.42%) CMS
8 7 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.42%) Confluence
9 6 (1.22%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
10 5 (1.01%) IIS
10 5 (1.01%) Drupal
11 4 (0.81%) Oracle UPK
11 4 (0.81%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.81%) Jetty
12 3 (0.61%) Umbraco
12 3 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (2.03%) MS Office
2 8 (1.62%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.42%) Mingle
4 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.41%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.22%) Markit EDM
3 5 (1.01%) Magento
4 4 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.20%) RMDS
7 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.81%) Taleo
3 4 (0.81%) OpenShift
3 4 (0.81%) IBM Blueworks
4 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.20%) SaaS
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.20%) Office 365
5 1 (0.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.26%) HTTP
2 8 (1.62%) HTTPS
3 7 (1.42%) TCP/IP
4 6 (1.22%) Firewall
5 5 (1.01%) SSL
6 4 (0.81%) Intranet
7 3 (0.61%) Internet
7 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
8 2 (0.41%) NFC
8 2 (0.41%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.20%) AMQP
9 1 (0.20%) WAN
9 1 (0.20%) DNS
9 1 (0.20%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 42 (8.52%) Relational Database
3 31 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 28 (5.68%) Data Warehouse
5 24 (4.87%) Oracle Database
6 22 (4.46%) MySQL
7 21 (4.26%) RDBMS
7 21 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 19 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 19 (3.85%) Redis
9 17 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 17 (3.45%) Base SAS
10 15 (3.04%) CouchDB
11 14 (2.84%) Hadoop
12 10 (2.03%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.83%) DB2
13 9 (1.83%) Big Data
14 8 (1.62%) PostgreSQL
15 6 (1.22%) OLAP
15 6 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 31 (6.29%) Maven
2 30 (6.09%) Jenkins
3 28 (5.68%) Selenium
4 27 (5.48%) JUnit
5 26 (5.27%) Git (software)
6 20 (4.06%) Subversion
7 17 (3.45%) ERwin
8 13 (2.64%) JIRA
8 13 (2.64%) RSpec
9 11 (2.23%) jMock
10 10 (2.03%) Gradle
11 9 (1.83%) SpecFlow
11 9 (1.83%) Jasmine
11 9 (1.83%) WebDriver
11 9 (1.83%) Xcode
12 8 (1.62%) NUnit
13 7 (1.42%) Ant
13 7 (1.42%) Visual Studio
13 7 (1.42%) Mockito
13 7 (1.42%) Grunt
General
1 88 (17.85%) Finance
2 37 (7.51%) Banking
3 26 (5.27%) Retail
4 16 (3.25%) Investment Banking
4 16 (3.25%) Marketing
5 15 (3.04%) Front Office
6 11 (2.23%) Back Office
7 9 (1.83%) Publishing
8 7 (1.42%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.01%) Games
9 5 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 5 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.61%) Electronics
10 3 (0.61%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.61%) Local Government
11 2 (0.41%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Advertising
12 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (26.77%) HTML
2 102 (20.69%) CSS
3 76 (15.42%) .NET
4 72 (14.60%) Web Services
4 72 (14.60%) AngularJS
5 64 (12.98%) HTML5
6 54 (10.95%) Spring
6 54 (10.95%) jQuery
7 47 (9.53%) ASP.NET
7 47 (9.53%) REST
8 41 (8.32%) CSS3
9 37 (7.51%) XML
10 36 (7.30%) SOAP
11 35 (7.10%) J2EE
12 31 (6.29%) JSON
13 30 (6.09%) Ajax
14 29 (5.88%) ASP.NET MVC
15 25 (5.07%) Backbone.js
15 25 (5.07%) .NET Framework
16 24 (4.87%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (5.27%) Mobile App
2 16 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.04%) User Experience
4 10 (2.03%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.62%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.62%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.62%) E-Learning
6 6 (1.22%) Derivative
7 5 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.01%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.81%) Semantic Web
8 4 (0.81%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.81%) Equities
9 3 (0.61%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.61%) DTV
9 3 (0.61%) iPhone
10 2 (0.41%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (0.41%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 49 (9.94%) Linux
2 46 (9.33%) UNIX
3 36 (7.30%) Apple iOS
4 29 (5.88%) Android
5 20 (4.06%) Windows
6 9 (1.83%) Mac OS X
7 5 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 3 (0.61%) Windows Phone
8 3 (0.61%) Solaris
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (44.22%) Agile Software Development
2 119 (24.14%) TDD
3 85 (17.24%) Scrum
4 73 (14.81%) MVC
5 60 (12.17%) OO
5 60 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (10.34%) Mentoring
7 48 (9.74%) E-Commerce
8 40 (8.11%) Unit Testing
9 39 (7.91%) BDD
9 39 (7.91%) SDLC
10 36 (7.30%) Business Intelligence
11 34 (6.90%) Data Modelling
12 32 (6.49%) ETL
13 30 (6.09%) Project Management
14 27 (5.48%) Software Engineering
15 26 (5.27%) Web Development
15 26 (5.27%) OOD
16 22 (4.46%) SOA
16 22 (4.46%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 161 (32.66%) Java
2 155 (31.44%) JavaScript
3 112 (22.72%) SQL
4 73 (14.81%) C#
5 26 (5.27%) Ruby
6 21 (4.26%) PL/SQL
7 18 (3.65%) Python
8 17 (3.45%) PHP
9 16 (3.25%) C++
10 15 (3.04%) Perl
11 14 (2.84%) Objective-C
12 10 (2.03%) Scala
12 10 (2.03%) T-SQL
13 9 (1.83%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.22%) C
15 4 (0.81%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.81%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.61%) PowerShell
16 3 (0.61%) F#
16 3 (0.61%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 22 (4.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (3.25%) SC Cleared
3 12 (2.43%) Degree
4 4 (0.81%) Sun Certification
4 4 (0.81%) CIPD
5 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (4.06%) QA
2 4 (0.81%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (1.01%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.81%) HDFS
3 2 (0.41%) NFS
3 2 (0.41%) Squid
3 2 (0.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.41%) Varnish
3 2 (0.41%) vCloud
3 2 (0.41%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.20%) Docker
4 1 (0.20%) IAG
Systems Management
1 15 (3.04%) Puppet
2 12 (2.43%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (2.03%) Ansible
4 2 (0.41%) logstash
4 2 (0.41%) Pingdom
4 2 (0.41%) Salt
4 2 (0.41%) Kibana
4 2 (0.41%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (0.41%) Rundeck
4 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
4 2 (0.41%) Tivoli
4 2 (0.41%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.41%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.20%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.20%) Control-M
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 91 (18.46%) Oracle
2 30 (6.09%) Microsoft
3 23 (4.67%) Informatica
4 20 (4.06%) Adobe
5 14 (2.84%) hybris
6 12 (2.43%) SAP
7 11 (2.23%) Sybase
7 11 (2.23%) Bloomberg
8 8 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.42%) IBM
10 6 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 6 (1.22%) Pega
11 5 (1.01%) Google
11 5 (1.01%) Apple
12 4 (0.81%) webMethods
12 4 (0.81%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.61%) DevExpress
13 3 (0.61%) Syncfusion
13 3 (0.61%) Teradata
13 3 (0.61%) Ab Initio
West London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Intelletec
Rate: From £450 to £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Chester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Scot Lewis Associates
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Winchester
ABRS
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes
Amoria Bond - UK
Rate: £0.000 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £30000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £800 - £830 per day + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per hour
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago