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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 369 364 395
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +31
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 274 260 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.50% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.53% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 183 121
Average daily rate £450 £460 £443
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% +3.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 £34.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+61.76% -
UK excluding London average 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
48620 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31221 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 11 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +20 265 £450 -2.70% 205
London +5 136 £500 +1.26% 104
South East +13 32 £450 -5.26% 18
North West -2 25 £425 +6.25% 18
West Midlands 0 20 £456 +7.35% 11
Manchester -6 16 £425 +6.25% 14
City of London +22 14 £475 +5.55% 29
South West +12 14 £375 -1.31% 15
East of England -4 14 £390 -8.23% 9
Surrey +1 13 £525 +82.60% 1
North East -10 9 £505 - 4
Shropshire - 9 - -
Cheshire +1 8 - -
Croydon -4 8 £375 -6.25% 1
Tyne and Wear -20 8 £505 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 8 £505 - 4
Crewe - 8 - -
Telford - 8 - -
East Midlands -9 7 £450 +16.12% 9
Egham - 7 £525 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £375 -27.53% 7
Wiltshire +1 6 - - 1
Essex - 6 £388 - 2
Bristol +3 5 £375 -11.76% 4
Coventry -7 5 £450 +16.12% 2
Solihull -10 5 - -
Leeds -17 5 £425 -6.59% 8
West Yorkshire -22 5 £425 -5.55% 12
Yorkshire -34 5 £425 -5.55% 17
Malmesbury - 5 - -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 274 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 200 (33.00%) Java
3 166 (27.39%) JavaScript
4 154 (25.41%) HTML
5 134 (22.11%) SQL
6 124 (20.46%) CSS
7 123 (20.30%) .NET
8 114 (18.81%) TDD
9 107 (17.66%) MVC
10 102 (16.83%) Scrum
11 101 (16.67%) Finance
12 100 (16.50%) C#
13 91 (15.02%) SQL Server
14 84 (13.86%) Web Services
15 81 (13.37%) Oracle
16 79 (13.04%) OO
16 79 (13.04%) AngularJS
17 74 (12.21%) HTML5
17 74 (12.21%) XML
18 72 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
19 65 (10.73%) REST
19 65 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
20 63 (10.40%) BDD
21 62 (10.23%) Spring
22 60 (9.90%) Mentoring
23 59 (9.74%) Open Source
23 59 (9.74%) jQuery
24 58 (9.57%) RESTful
25 57 (9.41%) Git (software)
25 57 (9.41%) Microsoft

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 51 (8.42%) Node.js
2 27 (4.46%) SAS
3 26 (4.29%) Apache
4 22 (3.63%) Tomcat
5 19 (3.14%) WebLogic
6 16 (2.64%) CMS
6 16 (2.64%) Confluence
7 14 (2.31%) JBoss
8 12 (1.98%) SharePoint
9 11 (1.82%) IIS
10 10 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 9 (1.49%) Drupal
11 9 (1.49%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.32%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
13 6 (0.99%) Sitecore CMS
14 5 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (0.83%) WordPress
15 4 (0.66%) WildFly
Applications
1 13 (2.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.17%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) MS Project
3 1 (0.17%) Simulink
3 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (1.98%) Oracle EBS R12
3 9 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
4 7 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 6 (0.99%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.50%) Magento
8 2 (0.33%) BigMachines
8 2 (0.33%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
9 1 (0.17%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
9 1 (0.17%) SAP HR
9 1 (0.17%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (2.97%) GitHub
3 13 (2.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.65%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (1.65%) Amazon S3
5 3 (0.50%) IaaS
5 3 (0.50%) SaaS
6 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.33%) Force.com
6 2 (0.33%) Heroku
7 1 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.63%) HTTP
2 7 (1.16%) LDAP
3 6 (0.99%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.66%) Internet
4 4 (0.66%) TCP/IP
5 3 (0.50%) DNS
5 3 (0.50%) SSL
6 2 (0.33%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) 3G
7 1 (0.17%) 4G
7 1 (0.17%) CTI
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.17%) Modbus
7 1 (0.17%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (15.02%) SQL Server
2 50 (8.25%) MySQL
3 42 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 38 (6.27%) PostgreSQL
5 36 (5.94%) NoSQL
6 30 (4.95%) MongoDB
7 24 (3.96%) Data Warehouse
8 21 (3.47%) Oracle Database
9 20 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
10 18 (2.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 16 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 11 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.82%) Oracle Reports
12 11 (1.82%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
13 10 (1.65%) Amazon Redshift
13 10 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 9 (1.49%) DB2
15 8 (1.32%) Big Data
15 8 (1.32%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 57 (9.41%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.60%) JIRA
3 35 (5.78%) Subversion
4 28 (4.62%) JUnit
5 25 (4.13%) Jenkins
6 20 (3.30%) Maven
7 18 (2.97%) Selenium
8 15 (2.48%) ClearCase
8 15 (2.48%) Grunt
8 15 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.31%) Xcode
10 12 (1.98%) Oracle Forms
11 11 (1.82%) Gradle
12 10 (1.65%) Cucumber
12 10 (1.65%) ERwin
12 10 (1.65%) Visual Studio
13 9 (1.49%) gulp
14 7 (1.16%) CA Gen
14 7 (1.16%) ClearQuest
14 7 (1.16%) Mockito
General
1 101 (16.67%) Finance
2 45 (7.43%) Banking
3 20 (3.30%) Marketing
4 18 (2.97%) Retail
5 16 (2.64%) Investment Banking
5 16 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.48%) Publishing
7 14 (2.31%) Front Office
8 8 (1.32%) Electronics
8 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.16%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.99%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.66%) Local Government
12 3 (0.50%) Automotive
12 3 (0.50%) Back Office
13 2 (0.33%) Advertising
14 1 (0.17%) Billing
14 1 (0.17%) Games
14 1 (0.17%) Law
14 1 (0.17%) Vietnamese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (25.41%) HTML
2 124 (20.46%) CSS
3 123 (20.30%) .NET
4 84 (13.86%) Web Services
5 79 (13.04%) AngularJS
6 74 (12.21%) HTML5
6 74 (12.21%) XML
7 65 (10.73%) REST
8 62 (10.23%) Spring
9 59 (9.74%) jQuery
10 58 (9.57%) RESTful
11 56 (9.24%) J2EE
12 51 (8.42%) ASP.NET
13 47 (7.76%) CSS3
13 47 (7.76%) JSON
14 43 (7.10%) SOAP
15 41 (6.77%) Ajax
16 30 (4.95%) Hibernate
17 25 (4.13%) ASP.NET MVC
18 20 (3.30%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (6.60%) User Experience
2 23 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.64%) Mobile App
4 12 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (1.65%) Fixed Income
6 9 (1.49%) Animation
6 9 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.32%) W3C
8 7 (1.16%) Blog
8 7 (1.16%) Computer Science
9 6 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
10 5 (0.83%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.83%) Credit Risk
10 5 (0.83%) Fintech
10 5 (0.83%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (0.83%) iPad
10 5 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
11 4 (0.66%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.50%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.50%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 51 (8.42%) Unix
2 48 (7.92%) Linux
3 30 (4.95%) Apple iOS
4 28 (4.62%) Android
5 27 (4.46%) Windows
6 6 (0.99%) CentOS
7 5 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.66%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server
9 3 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.33%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) SUSE
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (45.21%) Agile Software Development
2 114 (18.81%) TDD
3 107 (17.66%) MVC
4 102 (16.83%) Scrum
5 79 (13.04%) OO
6 72 (11.88%) Business Intelligence
7 65 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
8 63 (10.40%) BDD
9 60 (9.90%) Mentoring
10 59 (9.74%) Open Source
11 43 (7.10%) Analytics
11 43 (7.10%) E-Commerce
11 43 (7.10%) Web Development
12 37 (6.11%) Data Modelling
13 35 (5.78%) Front End Development
13 35 (5.78%) Unit Testing
14 34 (5.61%) SOA
15 32 (5.28%) Continuous Delivery
16 31 (5.12%) SDLC
17 27 (4.46%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 200 (33.00%) Java
2 166 (27.39%) JavaScript
3 134 (22.11%) SQL
4 100 (16.50%) C#
5 49 (8.09%) PHP
6 31 (5.12%) C++
6 31 (5.12%) PL/SQL
7 29 (4.79%) Python
8 26 (4.29%) Perl
8 26 (4.29%) Ruby
8 26 (4.29%) T-SQL
9 22 (3.63%) Scala
10 17 (2.81%) Shell Script
11 13 (2.15%) Apple Swift
11 13 (2.15%) Objective-C
12 11 (1.82%) Go
12 11 (1.82%) VB
12 11 (1.82%) VB.NET
13 7 (1.16%) Apex Code
14 6 (0.99%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (4.29%) Security Cleared
2 19 (3.14%) Degree
3 10 (1.65%) SC Cleared
4 5 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.50%) CCNP
5 3 (0.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.17%) MCSE
6 1 (0.17%) MCT
6 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.17%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.64%) QA
2 13 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.66%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.66%) WCAG
4 2 (0.33%) MiFID
4 2 (0.33%) SLA
4 2 (0.33%) WAI
5 1 (0.17%) BS7666
System Software
1 8 (1.32%) Docker
2 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
2 1 (0.17%) HDFS
2 1 (0.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (0.83%) Puppet
2 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (0.33%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (0.17%) Mesos
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 81 (13.37%) Oracle
2 57 (9.41%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.95%) Informatica
4 17 (2.81%) TIBCO
5 16 (2.64%) Pega
6 15 (2.48%) Tableau
7 14 (2.31%) hybris
8 12 (1.98%) Google
8 12 (1.98%) IBM
9 11 (1.82%) SAP
10 10 (1.65%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (1.65%) webMethods
11 9 (1.49%) Sitecore
12 8 (1.32%) Kofax
13 7 (1.16%) BEA
13 7 (1.16%) Sybase
14 6 (0.99%) Teradata
15 5 (0.83%) ServiceNow
16 4 (0.66%) EPiServer
16 4 (0.66%) WSO2
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