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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 387 393 377
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 235 192 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.36% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.39% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 114 100
Average daily rate
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£475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.22
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 - £35.22

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
50225 48710 42844
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.36% 92.47% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31072 30211 24612
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1971 1993 2105
Average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +39 223 £475 +8.57% 145
London +25 127 £525 +10.52% 81
South East -3 29 £425 +6.25% 15
Yorkshire +1 27 £488 +11.42% 2
City of London +1 17 £550 +25.71% 28
West Yorkshire -3 17 £425 -2.85% 2
Leeds -4 17 £425 -2.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 15 £488 - 2
North East - 15 £488 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 15 £488 - 2
Surrey +13 11 £450 +24.13% 2
North West -11 11 £463 - 15
Scotland -13 10 £403 -10.55% 2
Berkshire +1 8 £400 -5.88% 4
East of England 0 8 £325 -25.71% 6
Essex - 7 £325 - 1
Reading +12 6 £400 -5.88% 1
South West -1 6 £450 +20.00% 8
Leatherhead - 6 £450 - 1
South Yorkshire -9 5 £469 -
West Midlands -13 5 £375 - 9
Sheffield - 5 £469 -
Manchester -11 4 £356 - 10
Stirling - 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 1
Birmingham -10 3 £425 +13.33% 4
Edinburgh -17 3 £403 -10.55% 1
Chelmsford - 3 £325 -
Chester - 3 £475 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 157 (35.68%) Java
2 153 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (33.18%) JavaScript
4 128 (29.09%) HTML
5 115 (26.14%) Oracle
6 99 (22.50%) SQL
7 96 (21.82%) CSS
8 83 (18.86%) .NET
9 81 (18.41%) TDD
10 73 (16.59%) C#
11 69 (15.68%) HTML5
12 68 (15.45%) Scrum
13 67 (15.23%) Finance
14 64 (14.55%) jQuery
15 60 (13.64%) OO
16 58 (13.18%) SQL Server
17 54 (12.27%) MVC
18 51 (11.59%) Linux
19 48 (10.91%) Web Services
20 46 (10.45%) Banking
20 46 (10.45%) AngularJS
21 45 (10.23%) REST
22 43 (9.77%) ASP.NET
23 40 (9.09%) Spring
24 38 (8.64%) Relational Database
25 37 (8.41%) XML
25 37 (8.41%) CSS3
25 37 (8.41%) Git (software)
26 36 (8.18%) Apple iOS
27 35 (7.95%) Data Modelling

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 16 (3.64%) Node.js
2 15 (3.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 15 (3.41%) WebLogic
2 15 (3.41%) SAS
3 13 (2.95%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 9 (2.05%) Apache
5 9 (2.05%) CMS
5 9 (2.05%) Apache Pig
6 8 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (1.82%) Apache Solr
6 8 (1.82%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.59%) nginx
7 7 (1.59%) Drupal
8 6 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.36%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.36%) BizTalk Server
8 6 (1.36%) JBoss
9 5 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.14%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.59%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.36%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.68%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.68%) Magento
3 3 (0.68%) RMDS
3 3 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.23%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (3.41%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.82%) Heroku
4 7 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.91%) Taleo
6 3 (0.68%) PaaS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.45%) IaaS
7 2 (0.45%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.45%) iPaaS
8 1 (0.23%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.82%) HTTP
2 6 (1.36%) Firewall
3 4 (0.91%) Intranet
3 4 (0.91%) Internet
4 3 (0.68%) AMQP
4 3 (0.68%) Kerberos
5 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
5 2 (0.45%) NFC
6 1 (0.23%) SSL
6 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.23%) WAN
6 1 (0.23%) VPN
6 1 (0.23%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 38 (8.64%) Relational Database
3 33 (7.50%) Oracle Database
4 32 (7.27%) MySQL
5 26 (5.91%) RDBMS
6 23 (5.23%) MongoDB
7 21 (4.77%) Oracle Database 11g
8 20 (4.55%) Redis
9 19 (4.32%) Data Warehouse
10 18 (4.09%) Hadoop
11 15 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 14 (3.18%) Big Data
13 13 (2.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 12 (2.73%) QlikView
14 12 (2.73%) CouchDB
14 12 (2.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 12 (2.73%) Base SAS
15 10 (2.27%) Impala
16 9 (2.05%) HBase
16 9 (2.05%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 37 (8.41%) Git (software)
2 21 (4.77%) Jenkins
3 17 (3.86%) ERwin
4 16 (3.64%) Subversion
4 16 (3.64%) Maven
5 14 (3.18%) Eclipse
5 14 (3.18%) JUnit
6 13 (2.95%) jMock
7 12 (2.73%) Xcode
7 12 (2.73%) JIRA
8 11 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 10 (2.27%) Ant
9 10 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
10 9 (2.05%) RSpec
10 9 (2.05%) Oracle APEX
11 8 (1.82%) Toad
12 7 (1.59%) Oracle Forms
12 7 (1.59%) Gradle
13 6 (1.36%) Grunt
13 6 (1.36%) NUnit
General
1 67 (15.23%) Finance
2 46 (10.45%) Banking
3 21 (4.77%) Investment Banking
4 15 (3.41%) Retail
5 9 (2.05%) Front Office
6 8 (1.82%) Publishing
7 6 (1.36%) Games
7 6 (1.36%) Marketing
8 5 (1.14%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.91%) Advertising
9 4 (0.91%) Back Office
9 4 (0.91%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.45%) Law
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.23%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (29.09%) HTML
2 96 (21.82%) CSS
3 83 (18.86%) .NET
4 69 (15.68%) HTML5
5 64 (14.55%) jQuery
6 48 (10.91%) Web Services
7 46 (10.45%) AngularJS
8 45 (10.23%) REST
9 43 (9.77%) ASP.NET
10 40 (9.09%) Spring
11 37 (8.41%) XML
11 37 (8.41%) CSS3
12 30 (6.82%) .NET Framework
13 27 (6.14%) ASP.NET MVC
13 27 (6.14%) Hibernate
14 25 (5.68%) J2EE
15 23 (5.23%) JSON
16 22 (5.00%) Ajax
16 22 (5.00%) SOAP
16 22 (5.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 18 (4.09%) Mobile App
2 17 (3.86%) Computer Science
3 12 (2.73%) User Experience
4 11 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
5 9 (2.05%) iPhone
6 8 (1.82%) Digital Media
6 8 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 7 (1.59%) iPad
8 6 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.36%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.14%) E-Learning
9 5 (1.14%) Derivative
9 5 (1.14%) Credit Risk
9 5 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
10 4 (0.91%) Algorithms
10 4 (0.91%) Semantic Web
10 4 (0.91%) Visualisation
10 4 (0.91%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 51 (11.59%) Linux
2 36 (8.18%) Apple iOS
3 32 (7.27%) Android
4 27 (6.14%) UNIX
5 22 (5.00%) Windows
6 7 (1.59%) Ubuntu
7 5 (1.14%) Solaris
8 4 (0.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.91%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
10 1 (0.23%) VxWorks
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (34.77%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (18.41%) TDD
3 68 (15.45%) Scrum
4 60 (13.64%) OO
5 54 (12.27%) MVC
6 35 (7.95%) Data Modelling
7 34 (7.73%) Business Intelligence
7 34 (7.73%) E-Commerce
8 33 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
9 31 (7.05%) Web Development
10 28 (6.36%) Software Engineering
11 27 (6.14%) Mentoring
12 24 (5.45%) ETL
13 23 (5.23%) BDD
14 22 (5.00%) Project Management
14 22 (5.00%) SOA
15 20 (4.55%) Pair Programming
16 19 (4.32%) Coaching
16 19 (4.32%) User Stories
17 18 (4.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 157 (35.68%) Java
2 146 (33.18%) JavaScript
3 99 (22.50%) SQL
4 73 (16.59%) C#
5 31 (7.05%) Python
6 27 (6.14%) PL/SQL
7 21 (4.77%) PHP
8 20 (4.55%) Objective-C
9 19 (4.32%) Ruby
10 17 (3.86%) C++
11 13 (2.95%) Scala
12 9 (2.05%) R
13 8 (1.82%) VB.NET
14 7 (1.59%) XQuery
14 7 (1.59%) Perl
14 7 (1.59%) XPath
15 6 (1.36%) C
16 5 (1.14%) T-SQL
17 3 (0.68%) PHP5
17 3 (0.68%) F#
Qualifications
1 23 (5.23%) Security Cleared
2 22 (5.00%) Degree
3 17 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.91%) CIPD
5 3 (0.68%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.45%) OCPJP
6 2 (0.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.23%) HND
7 1 (0.23%) ISEB
7 1 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.86%) QA
2 3 (0.68%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (2.05%) HDFS
2 2 (0.45%) NFS
3 1 (0.23%) IAG
3 1 (0.23%) Varnish
3 1 (0.23%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 16 (3.64%) Puppet
2 12 (2.73%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (2.05%) Hadoop YARN
4 7 (1.59%) Ansible
4 7 (1.59%) Capistrano
5 6 (1.36%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.45%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.23%) CA LISA
7 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (26.14%) Oracle
2 32 (7.27%) Microsoft
3 22 (5.00%) Informatica
4 15 (3.41%) Adobe
5 10 (2.27%) SAP
6 8 (1.82%) Tableau
7 7 (1.59%) IBM
8 6 (1.36%) CheckPoint
8 6 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (1.14%) Sitecore
9 5 (1.14%) Red Hat
9 5 (1.14%) Google
10 4 (0.91%) Apple
10 4 (0.91%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.91%) hybris
11 3 (0.68%) Syncfusion
11 3 (0.68%) DevExpress
11 3 (0.68%) EPiServer
12 2 (0.45%) Hyperion
12 2 (0.45%) Zend
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