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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 374 370 361
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 289 320 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.55% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.58% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 235 185
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £438 £410
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +6.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median 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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 0 278 £455 -4.21% 172
London -25 160 £489 -6.90% 76
South East -4 34 £450 +5.88% 21
City of London +12 31 £473 -21.25% 16
North West +36 22 £425 -9.33% 17
West Midlands -10 19 £400 -23.80% 14
Manchester - 18 £425 - 15
North East -1 17 £475 +20.25% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -7 15 £475 -9.52% 1
Tyne and Wear -10 15 £475 -9.52% 3
Hampshire +19 14 £350 -11.94% 5
East of England +9 12 £450 -14.28% 11
South West +19 7 £424 +21.07% 13
Coventry -9 7 £400 - 1
Oxfordshire -11 7 £626 +42.15% 2
Cambridgeshire +20 6 £419 - 2
Edinburgh +7 6 £350 -15.15% 1
Scotland +6 6 £350 -17.64% 7
Surrey -7 5 £430 +1.17% 6
Cambridge +20 4 £400 - 1
Canary Wharf +7 4 - -
Berkshire +6 4 £390 +11.42% 1
Hertfordshire +5 4 £488 -7.14% 1
Birmingham -9 4 £388 -26.19% 4
East Midlands -13 4 £400 -3.03% 5
Shropshire - 4 £415 -
Cheshire - 4 £425 - 1
Westminster - 4 £413 -
Fareham - 4 £383 - 2
Telford - 4 £415 -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 354 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 297 (48.53%) Java
3 187 (30.56%) HTML
4 176 (28.76%) JavaScript
5 164 (26.80%) SQL
6 163 (26.63%) CSS
7 147 (24.02%) Spring
7 147 (24.02%) Scrum
8 125 (20.42%) .NET
9 119 (19.44%) C#
9 119 (19.44%) TDD
10 116 (18.95%) REST
11 106 (17.32%) MVC
12 96 (15.69%) Web Services
13 91 (14.87%) Oracle
14 90 (14.71%) jQuery
15 87 (14.22%) Finance
16 86 (14.05%) XML
17 84 (13.73%) J2EE
18 82 (13.40%) HTML5
18 82 (13.40%) AngularJS
19 77 (12.58%) Hibernate
20 76 (12.42%) Git (software)
21 74 (12.09%) JSP
22 72 (11.76%) Unix
23 69 (11.27%) JUnit
24 67 (10.95%) Linux
25 66 (10.78%) Mentoring
26 65 (10.62%) JSON
26 65 (10.62%) Continuous Integration

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 43 (7.03%) Tomcat
2 25 (4.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 25 (4.08%) Confluence
2 25 (4.08%) JBoss
3 20 (3.27%) WebSphere
4 19 (3.10%) Apache
4 19 (3.10%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.61%) CMS
7 12 (1.96%) Apache Solr
7 12 (1.96%) WebLogic Portal
8 11 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
8 11 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (1.63%) Drupal
10 7 (1.14%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.14%) Mule
10 7 (1.14%) Oracle Coherence
10 7 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.98%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.82%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 32 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 30 (4.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.82%) Magento
3 5 (0.82%) Summit
4 3 (0.49%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 3 (0.49%) SAP hybris
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Global One
5 2 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
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 Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
4 11 (1.80%) Google App Engine
4 11 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.31%) GitHub
7 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.49%) Google Play
8 3 (0.49%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) IaaS
9 2 (0.33%) SaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.16%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.76%) HTTP
2 8 (1.31%) Internet
2 8 (1.31%) Network Security
3 6 (0.98%) SNMP
4 3 (0.49%) Intranet
4 3 (0.49%) SSL
5 2 (0.33%) AMQP
5 2 (0.33%) FTP
5 2 (0.33%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.33%) LDAP
6 1 (0.16%) DNS
6 1 (0.16%) Firewall
6 1 (0.16%) SSH
6 1 (0.16%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.01%) MySQL
3 48 (7.84%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.70%) Relational Database
5 36 (5.88%) Oracle Database
6 34 (5.56%) NoSQL
7 25 (4.08%) Big Data
7 25 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.43%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (2.94%) Hadoop
10 10 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.47%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.47%) Neo4j
11 9 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 8 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
13 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (12.42%) Git (software)
2 69 (11.27%) JUnit
3 53 (8.66%) Maven
4 50 (8.17%) JIRA
5 43 (7.03%) Jenkins
6 39 (6.37%) Subversion
7 32 (5.23%) Selenium
8 26 (4.25%) Eclipse
9 25 (4.08%) Gradle
10 24 (3.92%) Cucumber
11 23 (3.76%) Mockito
12 22 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
12 22 (3.59%) Visual Studio
13 17 (2.78%) Grunt
14 15 (2.45%) gulp
15 11 (1.80%) Ant
15 11 (1.80%) IntelliJ
15 11 (1.80%) Oracle Forms
16 9 (1.47%) Xcode
17 8 (1.31%) ClearQuest
General
1 87 (14.22%) Finance
2 51 (8.33%) Retail
3 40 (6.54%) Banking
4 14 (2.29%) Marketing
5 13 (2.12%) Manufacturing
6 12 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 10 (1.63%) Law
9 8 (1.31%) Electronics
10 5 (0.82%) Publishing
11 4 (0.65%) Front Office
12 3 (0.49%) Advertising
12 3 (0.49%) Automotive
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.33%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Games
13 2 (0.33%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 187 (30.56%) HTML
2 163 (26.63%) CSS
3 147 (24.02%) Spring
4 125 (20.42%) .NET
5 116 (18.95%) REST
6 96 (15.69%) Web Services
7 90 (14.71%) jQuery
8 86 (14.05%) XML
9 84 (13.73%) J2EE
10 82 (13.40%) AngularJS
10 82 (13.40%) HTML5
11 77 (12.58%) Hibernate
12 74 (12.09%) JSP
13 65 (10.62%) JSON
14 62 (10.13%) SOAP
15 61 (9.97%) CSS3
16 55 (8.99%) ASP.NET
16 55 (8.99%) Spring MVC
17 47 (7.68%) Ajax
18 46 (7.52%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 50 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (7.35%) User Experience
3 30 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.63%) Client/Server
4 10 (1.63%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.47%) Digital Media
6 6 (0.98%) Algorithms
6 6 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 6 (0.98%) Equities
6 6 (0.98%) Fixed Income
7 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (0.82%) Inversion of Control
7 5 (0.82%) Management Information System
7 5 (0.82%) Semantic Web
8 4 (0.65%) Animation
8 4 (0.65%) Data Integration
8 4 (0.65%) iPad
8 4 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 4 (0.65%) W3C
9 3 (0.49%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 72 (11.76%) Unix
2 67 (10.95%) Linux
3 31 (5.07%) Windows
4 27 (4.41%) Android
5 24 (3.92%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 4 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.49%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.16%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 354 (57.84%) Agile Software Development
2 147 (24.02%) Scrum
3 119 (19.44%) TDD
4 106 (17.32%) MVC
5 66 (10.78%) Mentoring
6 65 (10.62%) Continuous Integration
7 64 (10.46%) OO
8 61 (9.97%) E-Commerce
9 60 (9.80%) Web Development
10 56 (9.15%) BDD
11 52 (8.50%) Software Engineering
12 49 (8.01%) Front End Development
13 48 (7.84%) CRM
14 45 (7.35%) Open Source
15 44 (7.19%) DevOps
16 40 (6.54%) Microservices
17 39 (6.37%) Analytics
17 39 (6.37%) Business Intelligence
18 37 (6.05%) ETL
19 35 (5.72%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 297 (48.53%) Java
2 176 (28.76%) JavaScript
3 164 (26.80%) SQL
4 119 (19.44%) C#
5 51 (8.33%) Scala
6 35 (5.72%) PHP
7 33 (5.39%) Ruby
8 30 (4.90%) Python
9 24 (3.92%) PL/SQL
10 23 (3.76%) C++
11 19 (3.10%) Shell Script
12 17 (2.78%) T-SQL
13 13 (2.12%) VB.NET
14 11 (1.80%) C
14 11 (1.80%) Objective-C
15 9 (1.47%) Groovy
16 8 (1.31%) Perl
17 7 (1.14%) Apple Swift
17 7 (1.14%) ES6
18 6 (0.98%) R
Qualifications
1 41 (6.70%) Degree
2 35 (5.72%) Security Cleared
3 20 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.96%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.33%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) CLAS
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) MCAD
8 1 (0.16%) MCSD
8 1 (0.16%) MCTS
8 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.43%) QA
2 4 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.16%) MiFID
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) WAI
System Software
1 28 (4.58%) Docker
2 4 (0.65%) HDFS
2 4 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (0.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (2.45%) Puppet
2 4 (0.65%) Ansible
2 4 (0.65%) Control-M
2 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.33%) Kibana
4 2 (0.33%) logstash
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%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 91 (14.87%) Oracle
2 54 (8.82%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.23%) Adobe
4 31 (5.07%) Google
5 23 (3.76%) hybris
6 14 (2.29%) Informatica
6 14 (2.29%) Sitecore
7 13 (2.12%) SAP
8 12 (1.96%) webMethods
9 11 (1.80%) ServiceNow
10 9 (1.47%) IBM
11 8 (1.31%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.14%) ATG
13 6 (0.98%) Canoo
13 6 (0.98%) Fidessa
13 6 (0.98%) Murex
14 5 (0.82%) Calypso
15 4 (0.65%) Ab Initio
15 4 (0.65%) Cognos
15 4 (0.65%) Pegasus
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