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 January 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 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
UK
Rank 336 347 376
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 274 287 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.57% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.61% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 188 186
Median daily rate £488 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £334 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £425 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +61.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
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 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 January 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 January 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 0 249 £500 +11.11% 176
London +26 169 £500 - 83
South East 0 27 £525 +16.66% 21
North West +18 18 £450 +5.88% 15
City of London +4 16 £500 +8.10% 16
Northern Ireland -9 11 £385 - 2
County Antrim -10 10 £385 - 2
Belfast -10 10 £385 - 2
Manchester +5 9 £370 -12.94% 14
Yorkshire +15 8 £475 +8.57% 13
Scotland +26 7 £388 +14.81% 6
Hampshire +11 7 £353 +17.50% 6
Lancashire +10 7 £500 +48.14%
South West -5 6 £370 +2.06% 20
Blackpool - 6 £488 -
Edinburgh +24 5 £400 - 4
Berkshire +15 5 £325 -35.00% 1
East of England -3 5 £513 +36.66% 6
West Midlands -16 5 £550 +11.11% 9
South Yorkshire - 5 £500 - 2
Surrey +5 4 £625 +28.20% 2
East Midlands -6 4 £350 -18.36% 7
Devon - 4 £370 - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £506 - 3
Sheffield - 4 £513 - 1
Guildford - 4 £625 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 3 £525 +33.75% 1
Midlands +2 3 £600 +33.33% 1
Kent -12 3 £525 +16.66% 1
Farnborough - 3 - -

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 295 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 210 (37.84%) Java
3 196 (35.32%) JavaScript
4 185 (33.33%) HTML
5 167 (30.09%) CSS
6 138 (24.86%) TDD
7 117 (21.08%) SQL
8 110 (19.82%) Scrum
9 101 (18.20%) .NET
10 95 (17.12%) C#
11 88 (15.86%) AngularJS
12 87 (15.68%) HTML5
13 86 (15.50%) Git (software)
14 76 (13.69%) BDD
15 72 (12.97%) Spring
16 70 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
16 70 (12.61%) Finance
16 70 (12.61%) Mentoring
17 66 (11.89%) CSS3
17 66 (11.89%) MVC
18 64 (11.53%) Software Engineering
19 61 (10.99%) jQuery
20 60 (10.81%) REST
21 59 (10.63%) Node.js
21 59 (10.63%) Front End Development
21 59 (10.63%) Web Services
22 55 (9.91%) SQL Server
23 54 (9.73%) Banking
24 53 (9.55%) Linux
24 53 (9.55%) SDLC

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 40 (7.21%) CMS
2 36 (6.49%) Apache
3 33 (5.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 24 (4.32%) Tomcat
5 15 (2.70%) Apache Spark
6 13 (2.34%) Drupal
6 13 (2.34%) JBoss
7 12 (2.16%) Confluence
8 11 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (1.98%) WebSphere
9 9 (1.62%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 7 (1.26%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
11 5 (0.90%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.90%) GemFire
11 5 (0.90%) nginx
11 5 (0.90%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.72%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.72%) Jetty
Applications
1 10 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.18%) MS Project
3 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 20 (3.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.08%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.54%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 2 (0.36%) Magento
4 2 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) RMDS
4 2 (0.36%) SAP hybris
4 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.18%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.78%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.70%) GitHub
4 7 (1.26%) PaaS
5 6 (1.08%) Force.com
6 4 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.54%) SaaS
8 2 (0.36%) IaaS
8 2 (0.36%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Akamai
9 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Google Play
9 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 15 (2.70%) HTTP
2 10 (1.80%) Internet
3 8 (1.44%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.72%) Network Security
5 3 (0.54%) Kerberos
6 2 (0.36%) DKIM
6 2 (0.36%) DMARC
6 2 (0.36%) SMTP
7 1 (0.18%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.18%) Firewall
7 1 (0.18%) FTP
7 1 (0.18%) LDAP
7 1 (0.18%) Profibus
7 1 (0.18%) SNMP
7 1 (0.18%) SSH
7 1 (0.18%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 41 (7.39%) NoSQL
3 34 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 30 (5.41%) MySQL
5 25 (4.50%) Relational Database
6 19 (3.42%) Big Data
7 18 (3.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 16 (2.88%) Hadoop
9 15 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.80%) Apache Cassandra
13 9 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (1.44%) Apache Hive
14 8 (1.44%) HBase
14 8 (1.44%) RDBMS
15 7 (1.26%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.26%) WebFOCUS
16 6 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 86 (15.50%) Git (software)
2 38 (6.85%) Jenkins
3 37 (6.67%) Maven
4 28 (5.05%) JUnit
4 28 (5.05%) Subversion
5 26 (4.68%) JIRA
6 24 (4.32%) Selenium
7 23 (4.14%) Team Foundation Server
8 22 (3.96%) gulp
9 21 (3.78%) Grunt
10 20 (3.60%) Cucumber
11 19 (3.42%) Gradle
12 17 (3.06%) Eclipse
13 15 (2.70%) Jasmine
13 15 (2.70%) Mockito
14 11 (1.98%) Ant
15 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio
16 8 (1.44%) StarTeam
17 7 (1.26%) IntelliJ
17 7 (1.26%) Mocha
General
1 70 (12.61%) Finance
2 54 (9.73%) Banking
3 32 (5.77%) Retail
4 21 (3.78%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.70%) Marketing
6 13 (2.34%) Front Office
7 10 (1.80%) Advertising
8 9 (1.62%) Games
9 6 (1.08%) Automotive
10 5 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.90%) Publishing
11 4 (0.72%) Telecoms
12 3 (0.54%) Back Office
12 3 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Electronics
14 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.18%) German Language
14 1 (0.18%) Local Government
14 1 (0.18%) Mandarin Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (33.33%) HTML
2 167 (30.09%) CSS
3 101 (18.20%) .NET
4 88 (15.86%) AngularJS
5 87 (15.68%) HTML5
6 72 (12.97%) Spring
7 66 (11.89%) CSS3
8 61 (10.99%) jQuery
9 60 (10.81%) REST
10 59 (10.63%) Node.js
10 59 (10.63%) Web Services
11 51 (9.19%) RESTful
12 46 (8.29%) XML
13 45 (8.11%) JSON
14 43 (7.75%) React
15 42 (7.57%) Hibernate
16 33 (5.95%) Sass
17 31 (5.59%) ASP.NET
18 28 (5.05%) J2EE
18 28 (5.05%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 31 (5.59%) User Experience
2 22 (3.96%) Computer Science
3 21 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.06%) Fixed Income
5 15 (2.70%) Fintech
5 15 (2.70%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.34%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 12 (2.16%) Algorithms
7 12 (2.16%) Economics
8 11 (1.98%) Equities
9 10 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (1.62%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.44%) Visualisation
12 7 (1.26%) Digital Media
12 7 (1.26%) Equity Derivative
12 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.08%) Mathematics
13 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
14 5 (0.90%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 53 (9.55%) Linux
2 23 (4.14%) Unix
3 22 (3.96%) Android
4 20 (3.60%) Apple iOS
5 10 (1.80%) Windows
6 8 (1.44%) VME
7 5 (0.90%) Mac OS X
7 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.54%) Solaris
9 2 (0.36%) HPUX
10 1 (0.18%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (53.15%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (24.86%) TDD
3 110 (19.82%) Scrum
4 76 (13.69%) BDD
5 70 (12.61%) Continuous Integration
5 70 (12.61%) Mentoring
6 66 (11.89%) MVC
7 64 (11.53%) Software Engineering
8 59 (10.63%) Front End Development
9 53 (9.55%) SDLC
10 51 (9.19%) Web Development
11 45 (8.11%) OO
12 36 (6.49%) Unit Testing
13 32 (5.77%) Open Source
14 31 (5.59%) Multithreading
15 30 (5.41%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (5.41%) DevOps
16 29 (5.23%) Pair Programming
16 29 (5.23%) Workflow
17 28 (5.05%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 210 (37.84%) Java
2 196 (35.32%) JavaScript
3 117 (21.08%) SQL
4 95 (17.12%) C#
5 34 (6.13%) C++
5 34 (6.13%) Scala
6 33 (5.95%) Python
7 31 (5.59%) Ruby
8 29 (5.23%) PHP
9 18 (3.24%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.70%) Objective-C
11 11 (1.98%) Apple Swift
11 11 (1.98%) ES6
12 9 (1.62%) COBOL
12 9 (1.62%) VB.NET
13 8 (1.44%) Go
14 7 (1.26%) Groovy
14 7 (1.26%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.08%) C
16 5 (0.90%) Perl
Qualifications
1 33 (5.95%) Degree
2 24 (4.32%) Security Cleared
3 14 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.36%) ISEB
5 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
5 2 (0.36%) PhD
6 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.86%) QA
2 6 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.90%) SDET
4 4 (0.72%) PA-DSS
4 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.54%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.54%) WAI
6 2 (0.36%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.36%) EMIR
6 2 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.18%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.18%) WCAG
System Software
1 17 (3.06%) Docker
2 11 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
3 8 (1.44%) HDFS
4 2 (0.36%) Apache Flume
4 2 (0.36%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (0.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.18%) Shibboleth
5 1 (0.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (1.08%) Ansible
2 5 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (0.90%) Puppet
3 2 (0.36%) Kibana
3 2 (0.36%) Kubernetes
3 2 (0.36%) Oozie
4 1 (0.18%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.18%) CloudHub
4 1 (0.18%) Packer
Vendors
1 48 (8.65%) Microsoft
2 38 (6.85%) Oracle
3 28 (5.05%) Adobe
4 12 (2.16%) IBM
5 11 (1.98%) hybris
6 10 (1.80%) SAP
7 9 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.44%) HP
8 8 (1.44%) ICL
8 8 (1.44%) ServiceNow
8 8 (1.44%) Sitecore
9 7 (1.26%) Red Hat
10 6 (1.08%) ATG
10 6 (1.08%) Google
11 4 (0.72%) Atlassian
11 4 (0.72%) Cognos
11 4 (0.72%) ION Trading
11 4 (0.72%) MuleSoft
11 4 (0.72%) Tableau
12 3 (0.54%) Reuters
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