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 22 December 2014 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 362 398 341
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -57
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 237 180 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.35% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.38% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 108 162
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£475 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -5.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £415 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.43% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +34.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+20.87% +34.81%

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
50176 47637 45728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.03% 92.46% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 32014 28679 25821
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2025 2106 2605
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 December 2014.

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 22 December 2014. 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 +19 224 £475 +5.55% 86
London +25 123 £520 +9.47% 25
South East -6 34 £518 +26.99% 25
City of London -1 28 £500 - 10
Yorkshire +17 27 £450 +0.55% 7
West Yorkshire +9 26 £450 +0.55% 3
Leeds +10 21 £450 -13.46% 2
Oxfordshire - 17 £518 - 7
Oxford - 16 £518 - 4
East of England -2 13 £425 - 3
North West -2 10 £425 +14.86% 9
West Midlands -3 9 £381 -12.35% 4
Suffolk +12 8 £425 +6.25%
Surrey -1 7 £400 - 2
Scotland 0 6 £425 +11.11% 2
Ipswich -3 6 £400 -
Manchester -4 6 £325 -18.75% 6
South West -28 6 £450 -5.26% 4
Coventry - 6 £381 - 1
Wiltshire -7 5 £450 -5.26%
Swindon -6 4 £450 -5.26%
Edinburgh -12 4 £425 +54.54%
Cheshire +8 3 £475 +28.37% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £349 -12.81% 1
Tyne and Wear -19 3 £440 -6.13%
North East -27 3 £440 -6.13% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 3 £440 -6.13%
Warrington - 3 £475 - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £550 +41.93% 3
West Sussex -6 2 £433 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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.

1 195 (43.92%) Java
2 188 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (30.18%) HTML
4 118 (26.58%) .NET
5 117 (26.35%) SQL
6 113 (25.45%) C#
7 105 (23.65%) JavaScript
8 96 (21.62%) TDD
9 93 (20.95%) Oracle
10 90 (20.27%) XML
11 88 (19.82%) SQL Server
11 88 (19.82%) CSS
12 80 (18.02%) Finance
13 73 (16.44%) MVC
14 66 (14.86%) Scrum
15 64 (14.41%) Microsoft
16 62 (13.96%) HTML5
16 62 (13.96%) REST
17 59 (13.29%) Mentoring
18 57 (12.84%) OO
18 57 (12.84%) Spring
19 49 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
20 47 (10.59%) ASP.NET
21 45 (10.14%) jQuery
22 44 (9.91%) Web Services
22 44 (9.91%) SOA
23 43 (9.68%) BDD
24 42 (9.46%) .NET Framework
25 39 (8.78%) J2EE
26 38 (8.56%) Python

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 30 (6.76%) WebLogic
2 26 (5.86%) CMS
3 17 (3.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (3.38%) JBoss
5 12 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.48%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.48%) Apache
7 10 (2.25%) Node.js
7 10 (2.25%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.80%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (1.58%) SAS
9 7 (1.58%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.35%) IIS
10 6 (1.35%) Apache Spark
11 5 (1.13%) Confluence
11 5 (1.13%) WebSphere
12 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.90%) Adobe CQ
12 4 (0.90%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.90%) Lync
Applications
1 28 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.48%) MS Project
2 11 (2.48%) Spreadsheet
3 7 (1.58%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.23%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.23%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 17 (3.83%) Oracle BPM
2 9 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.68%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.45%) RMDS
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.45%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.23%) Magento
7 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.90%) Force.com
2 4 (0.90%) GitHub
3 3 (0.68%) Heroku
3 3 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) PaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.45%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (0.45%) IaaS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.83%) HTTP
2 11 (2.48%) Internet
3 2 (0.45%) SSH
3 2 (0.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (0.45%) VPN
3 2 (0.45%) DNS
4 1 (0.23%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.23%) SSL
4 1 (0.23%) CTI
4 1 (0.23%) Intranet
4 1 (0.23%) AMQP
4 1 (0.23%) Multicast
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) LDAP
4 1 (0.23%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.23%) LAN
4 1 (0.23%) WAN
4 1 (0.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (19.82%) SQL Server
2 30 (6.76%) Relational Database
3 24 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 20 (4.50%) MySQL
5 19 (4.28%) Data Warehouse
5 19 (4.28%) Oracle Database
6 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 16 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 14 (3.15%) RDBMS
7 14 (3.15%) Big Data
8 13 (2.93%) MongoDB
9 10 (2.25%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (2.25%) QlikView
9 10 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 9 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.58%) Apache Hive
11 7 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (8.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.88%) Subversion
3 32 (7.21%) JIRA
4 26 (5.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 24 (5.41%) Visual Studio
6 21 (4.73%) JUnit
6 21 (4.73%) NUnit
6 21 (4.73%) Jenkins
7 19 (4.28%) Eclipse
8 15 (3.38%) Maven
8 15 (3.38%) SpecFlow
9 14 (3.15%) Moq
9 14 (3.15%) Ant
10 10 (2.25%) Selenium
10 10 (2.25%) Rhino Mocks
11 7 (1.58%) CruiseControl
11 7 (1.58%) ClearCase
12 6 (1.35%) Oracle Forms
12 6 (1.35%) Toad
13 5 (1.13%) CppUnit
General
1 80 (18.02%) Finance
2 34 (7.66%) Banking
3 19 (4.28%) Marketing
4 17 (3.83%) Front Office
5 16 (3.60%) Publishing
6 13 (2.93%) Investment Banking
7 9 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.80%) Retail
9 6 (1.35%) Electronics
9 6 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.90%) Advertising
11 3 (0.68%) Back Office
11 3 (0.68%) Games
12 2 (0.45%) Law
13 1 (0.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (30.18%) HTML
2 118 (26.58%) .NET
3 90 (20.27%) XML
4 88 (19.82%) CSS
5 62 (13.96%) HTML5
5 62 (13.96%) REST
6 57 (12.84%) Spring
7 47 (10.59%) ASP.NET
8 45 (10.14%) jQuery
9 44 (9.91%) Web Services
10 42 (9.46%) .NET Framework
11 39 (8.78%) J2EE
12 35 (7.88%) WCF
13 34 (7.66%) Hibernate
14 33 (7.43%) ASP.NET MVC
14 33 (7.43%) RESTful
15 32 (7.21%) JSON
15 32 (7.21%) SOAP
16 30 (6.76%) AngularJS
17 28 (6.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (4.50%) User Experience
2 19 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 19 (4.28%) Fixed Income
3 18 (4.05%) Derivative
4 17 (3.83%) Open Source
4 17 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (3.15%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.70%) Digital Media
7 11 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.48%) Data Structures
7 11 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 11 (2.48%) Grid Computing
8 9 (2.03%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.80%) Visualisation
9 8 (1.80%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.58%) Equities
11 6 (1.35%) DTV
11 6 (1.35%) Inversion of Control
11 6 (1.35%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.13%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 33 (7.43%) Linux
2 32 (7.21%) UNIX
3 22 (4.95%) Windows
4 13 (2.93%) Android
4 13 (2.93%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.48%) Windows 7
6 9 (2.03%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.45%) CentOS
7 2 (0.45%) Solaris
7 2 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) VMS
8 1 (0.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (42.34%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (21.62%) TDD
3 73 (16.44%) MVC
4 66 (14.86%) Scrum
5 59 (13.29%) Mentoring
6 57 (12.84%) OO
7 49 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
8 44 (9.91%) SOA
9 43 (9.68%) BDD
10 31 (6.98%) Software Engineering
11 30 (6.76%) Project Management
12 28 (6.31%) Unit Testing
13 27 (6.08%) Analytics
14 24 (5.41%) Web Application Development
15 22 (4.95%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (4.95%) E-Commerce
16 18 (4.05%) Multithreading
17 17 (3.83%) ETL
17 17 (3.83%) Data Modelling
18 16 (3.60%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 195 (43.92%) Java
2 117 (26.35%) SQL
3 113 (25.45%) C#
4 105 (23.65%) JavaScript
5 38 (8.56%) Python
6 29 (6.53%) C++
7 24 (5.41%) Ruby
8 23 (5.18%) T-SQL
9 21 (4.73%) PHP
10 17 (3.83%) PL/SQL
10 17 (3.83%) Scala
11 15 (3.38%) XPath
11 15 (3.38%) XQuery
12 6 (1.35%) Groovy
12 6 (1.35%) PowerShell
13 5 (1.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 5 (1.13%) Objective-C
14 4 (0.90%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.90%) PHP5
14 4 (0.90%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 22 (4.95%) Degree
2 19 (4.28%) Security Cleared
3 11 (2.48%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.45%) OCPJP
4 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.45%) Sun Certification
5 1 (0.23%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.23%) MCITP
5 1 (0.23%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.73%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) EMIR
2 1 (0.23%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.23%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 6 (1.35%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.68%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.68%) HDFS
3 2 (0.45%) NFS
3 2 (0.45%) GridGain
4 1 (0.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (3.83%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.90%) Control-M
4 2 (0.45%) Ambari
4 2 (0.45%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.45%) Oozie
4 2 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.45%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.45%) Hadoop YARN
5 1 (0.23%) Mesos
5 1 (0.23%) Puppet
5 1 (0.23%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.23%) Nagios
5 1 (0.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 93 (20.95%) Oracle
2 64 (14.41%) Microsoft
3 16 (3.60%) Google
4 12 (2.70%) Sybase
5 11 (2.48%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (2.25%) Sitecore
7 9 (2.03%) Zend
8 7 (1.58%) SAP
9 6 (1.35%) Adobe
10 5 (1.13%) Apple
10 5 (1.13%) Cognos
10 5 (1.13%) TIBCO
10 5 (1.13%) ATG
10 5 (1.13%) hybris
10 5 (1.13%) Facebook
10 5 (1.13%) Twitter
11 4 (0.90%) Red Hat
12 3 (0.68%) Bloomberg
12 3 (0.68%) Infragistics
12 3 (0.68%) Atlassian
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