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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 389 367 336
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 251 257 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.51% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 161 155
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£475 £440 £494
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.95% -10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £60.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50

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
52654 50519 47353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.44% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 33449 30575 27767
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
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 1936 1988 2122
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 4 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 4 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 -9 235 £475 +7.95% 148
London +16 149 £525 +10.52% 74
City of London -2 41 £600 +20.00% 22
South East -32 26 £425 -2.85% 18
Yorkshire -16 20 £510 +23.63% 7
East of England -9 13 £468 +16.87% 9
Scotland -17 13 £481 +6.94% 3
West Yorkshire -18 12 £508 +35.33% 5
Surrey +2 11 £425 -5.55% 7
Egham -3 11 £425 -5.55% 3
Leeds -14 10 £520 +26.06% 2
East Midlands +1 8 £375 -7.97% 5
West Midlands +1 7 £525 +15.06% 4
South West -9 7 £400 +6.66% 9
Birmingham +3 6 £525 +5.00%
Berkshire +2 6 £400 -5.88% 5
Hertfordshire -5 6 £525 +5.00%
Nottingham -6 6 £375 -9.09% 1
Nottinghamshire -8 6 £375 -9.09% 2
Glasgow 0 5 - - 1
Essex -5 5 - -
Hampshire -6 5 £385 -40.76% 3
Edinburgh -17 4 £438 -2.77% 1
North West -27 4 £500 +34.22% 22
Devon -1 3 £350 -20.45% 2
South Yorkshire -8 3 £375 -
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 8
Sheffield - 3 £375 -
Blackpool - 3 £500 -
Bristol -8 2 £400 +6.66%

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 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.

1 219 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (34.44%) JavaScript
3 170 (33.07%) Java
4 152 (29.57%) HTML
5 127 (24.71%) TDD
6 118 (22.96%) CSS
7 112 (21.79%) SQL
8 105 (20.43%) Oracle
9 92 (17.90%) Scrum
10 87 (16.93%) Finance
11 79 (15.37%) HTML5
12 78 (15.18%) C#
13 76 (14.79%) .NET
14 75 (14.59%) MVC
14 75 (14.59%) AngularJS
15 70 (13.62%) Web Services
16 68 (13.23%) SQL Server
17 63 (12.26%) OO
17 63 (12.26%) jQuery
18 59 (11.48%) Linux
19 56 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
20 53 (10.31%) E-Commerce
21 51 (9.92%) CSS3
22 50 (9.73%) Spring
23 49 (9.53%) Mentoring
24 48 (9.34%) REST
25 47 (9.14%) ASP.NET
26 46 (8.95%) UNIX
26 46 (8.95%) Banking
27 44 (8.56%) Relational Database

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 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 31 (6.03%) SAS
1 31 (6.03%) Node.js
2 21 (4.09%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 12 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 11 (2.14%) JBoss
5 10 (1.95%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.95%) Apache Spark
6 9 (1.75%) Apache
7 7 (1.36%) WebLogic
7 7 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 6 (1.17%) Drupal
9 5 (0.97%) CMS
10 4 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.78%) Oracle UPK
10 4 (0.78%) Confluence
11 3 (0.58%) Jetty
11 3 (0.58%) Apache Pig
11 3 (0.58%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.14%) MS Office
3 7 (1.36%) Mingle
4 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.19%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 6 (1.17%) Markit EDM
2 5 (0.97%) Magento
2 5 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.39%) RMDS
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.39%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.95%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.78%) Taleo
4 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.58%) IBM Blueworks
5 2 (0.39%) iPaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Heroku
6 1 (0.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.70%) HTTP
2 8 (1.56%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.17%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.17%) Firewall
4 5 (0.97%) SSL
5 4 (0.78%) Intranet
5 4 (0.78%) Internet
6 3 (0.58%) Kerberos
7 2 (0.39%) NFC
8 1 (0.19%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.19%) AMQP
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
8 1 (0.19%) DNS
8 1 (0.19%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (13.23%) SQL Server
2 44 (8.56%) Relational Database
3 32 (6.23%) MongoDB
4 29 (5.64%) Data Warehouse
5 27 (5.25%) Oracle Database
6 24 (4.67%) MySQL
7 21 (4.09%) RDBMS
7 21 (4.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 21 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 18 (3.50%) Redis
9 17 (3.31%) Hadoop
10 16 (3.11%) Base SAS
10 16 (3.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 13 (2.53%) CouchDB
12 11 (2.14%) QlikView
13 10 (1.95%) Big Data
14 8 (1.56%) NoSQL
14 8 (1.56%) OLTP
15 7 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
16 6 (1.17%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 32 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 30 (5.84%) Maven
2 30 (5.84%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.25%) Selenium
4 19 (3.70%) JUnit
5 17 (3.31%) ERwin
5 17 (3.31%) Subversion
6 15 (2.92%) jMock
7 14 (2.72%) RSpec
8 10 (1.95%) JIRA
8 10 (1.95%) Jasmine
9 9 (1.75%) SpecFlow
9 9 (1.75%) Oracle APEX
9 9 (1.75%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.56%) NUnit
10 8 (1.56%) Grunt
11 7 (1.36%) Gradle
11 7 (1.36%) Xcode
11 7 (1.36%) Mockito
12 6 (1.17%) Mocha
General
1 87 (16.93%) Finance
2 46 (8.95%) Banking
3 28 (5.45%) Retail
4 22 (4.28%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.33%) Marketing
5 12 (2.33%) Front Office
6 10 (1.95%) Back Office
7 9 (1.75%) Publishing
8 6 (1.17%) Games
9 5 (0.97%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.97%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.78%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.58%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Automotive
12 1 (0.19%) Law
12 1 (0.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 152 (29.57%) HTML
2 118 (22.96%) CSS
3 79 (15.37%) HTML5
4 76 (14.79%) .NET
5 75 (14.59%) AngularJS
6 70 (13.62%) Web Services
7 63 (12.26%) jQuery
8 51 (9.92%) CSS3
9 50 (9.73%) Spring
10 48 (9.34%) REST
11 47 (9.14%) ASP.NET
12 34 (6.61%) SOAP
13 33 (6.42%) XML
14 30 (5.84%) ASP.NET MVC
15 29 (5.64%) J2EE
16 28 (5.45%) Ajax
17 27 (5.25%) .NET Framework
17 27 (5.25%) JSON
18 23 (4.47%) JMS
19 21 (4.09%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.67%) Mobile App
2 15 (2.92%) User Experience
3 14 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 8 (1.56%) Credit Risk
5 8 (1.56%) Inversion of Control
5 8 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 8 (1.56%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.36%) E-Learning
7 6 (1.17%) iPhone
8 5 (0.97%) Visualisation
8 5 (0.97%) Derivative
8 5 (0.97%) Data Structures
8 5 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.78%) Equities
9 4 (0.78%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.78%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.78%) Semantic Web
10 3 (0.58%) iPad
10 3 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 59 (11.48%) Linux
2 46 (8.95%) UNIX
3 37 (7.20%) Android
3 37 (7.20%) Apple iOS
4 17 (3.31%) Windows
5 9 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 5 (0.97%) Solaris
7 4 (0.78%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.39%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.19%) CentOS
9 1 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.19%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.19%) AIX
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 219 (42.61%) Agile Software Development
2 127 (24.71%) TDD
3 92 (17.90%) Scrum
4 75 (14.59%) MVC
5 63 (12.26%) OO
6 56 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (10.31%) E-Commerce
8 49 (9.53%) Mentoring
9 41 (7.98%) BDD
10 34 (6.61%) Data Modelling
10 34 (6.61%) Business Intelligence
10 34 (6.61%) Web Development
10 34 (6.61%) SDLC
11 33 (6.42%) Software Engineering
11 33 (6.42%) ETL
11 33 (6.42%) Unit Testing
12 31 (6.03%) Project Management
13 26 (5.06%) User Stories
14 24 (4.67%) OOD
15 23 (4.47%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 177 (34.44%) JavaScript
2 170 (33.07%) Java
3 112 (21.79%) SQL
4 78 (15.18%) C#
5 27 (5.25%) Python
6 25 (4.86%) Ruby
7 22 (4.28%) PHP
7 22 (4.28%) PL/SQL
8 16 (3.11%) Objective-C
9 13 (2.53%) Perl
10 12 (2.33%) C++
11 9 (1.75%) Scala
12 6 (1.17%) C
12 6 (1.17%) T-SQL
13 4 (0.78%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.78%) PHP5
13 4 (0.78%) SAS Macro
14 3 (0.58%) F#
14 3 (0.58%) Erlang
14 3 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 18 (3.50%) SC Cleared
3 16 (3.11%) Degree
4 4 (0.78%) Sun Certification
4 4 (0.78%) CIPD
5 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.19%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.09%) QA
2 4 (0.78%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.19%) COBIT
System Software
1 4 (0.78%) Active Directory
1 4 (0.78%) HDFS
2 2 (0.39%) NFS
3 1 (0.19%) Squid
3 1 (0.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.19%) IAG
3 1 (0.19%) Varnish
3 1 (0.19%) vCloud
3 1 (0.19%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 15 (2.92%) Puppet
2 12 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (1.75%) Ansible
4 3 (0.58%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (0.39%) Pingdom
6 1 (0.19%) Salt
6 1 (0.19%) Kibana
6 1 (0.19%) logstash
6 1 (0.19%) Rundeck
6 1 (0.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (0.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.19%) Control-M
6 1 (0.19%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.19%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 105 (20.43%) Oracle
2 34 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.67%) Informatica
4 21 (4.09%) Adobe
5 12 (2.33%) hybris
6 11 (2.14%) Bloomberg
7 10 (1.95%) SAP
7 10 (1.95%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (1.56%) IBM
8 8 (1.56%) Sybase
9 6 (1.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (0.78%) Apple
10 4 (0.78%) Ab Initio
10 4 (0.78%) Google
10 4 (0.78%) Pega
10 4 (0.78%) Tableau
11 3 (0.58%) EPiServer
11 3 (0.58%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.58%) webMethods
12 2 (0.39%) Red Hat
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