The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 359 331 397
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +66
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 257 261 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.51% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.55% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 155 124
Average daily rate
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£440 £494 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.88% +9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £404
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 1 August 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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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 -36 221 £440 -12.00% 133
London -38 132 £475 -9.52% 70
City of London +23 31 £500 -4.76% 20
South East -13 31 £438 +9.37% 13
Scotland - 29 £450 - 5
Edinburgh - 21 £450 - 1
Kent +13 17 - -
East of England -21 15 £400 +14.28% 5
West Midlands -6 13 £456 -3.94% 7
South West - 13 £375 - 9
Yorkshire +9 10 £413 - 2
Bristol - 9 £375 - 5
Glasgow - 7 £413 - 4
West Yorkshire +5 6 £375 -
Cambridgeshire -11 6 £363 -8.22% 4
Wales - 6 £398 - 2
Hertfordshire +3 5 £500 +42.85%
Surrey -3 5 £450 +28.57% 2
North West -7 5 £373 -5.39% 16
Cambridge - 4 £406 - 4
Leeds -1 3 £413 -
Berkshire -12 3 £425 -5.55% 2
Suffolk -14 3 £400 -
Hampshire -15 3 £650 +71.05% 3
Coventry - 3 £463 -
Cheshire +4 2 £461 - 1
Birmingham -2 2 £500 - 4
Manchester -3 2 £373 -5.39% 11
Bury St Edmunds -4 2 £375 -6.25%
East Midlands -5 2 £408 -25.90% 9

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 140 (33.02%) HTML
2 139 (32.78%) JavaScript
3 136 (32.08%) Java
4 113 (26.65%) SQL
5 110 (25.94%) .NET
6 109 (25.71%) CSS
7 108 (25.47%) XML
7 108 (25.47%) TDD
8 95 (22.41%) C#
9 83 (19.58%) HTML5
10 80 (18.87%) Scrum
11 77 (18.16%) MVC
12 75 (17.69%) Finance
13 72 (16.98%) JSON
14 71 (16.75%) jQuery
14 71 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
14 71 (16.75%) SQL Server
15 70 (16.51%) Web Services
16 60 (14.15%) REST
17 53 (12.50%) Mobile App
17 53 (12.50%) OO
18 52 (12.26%) ASP.NET
19 51 (12.03%) CSS3
20 50 (11.79%) Unit Testing
21 49 (11.56%) SOA
22 48 (11.32%) Spring
22 48 (11.32%) BDD
23 47 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
23 47 (11.08%) E-Commerce
24 42 (9.91%) Git (software)

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 21 (4.95%) CMS
2 19 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 16 (3.77%) Node.js
4 14 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.83%) Confluence
5 12 (2.83%) Tomcat
5 12 (2.83%) Apache
6 8 (1.89%) IIS
7 7 (1.65%) SAS
7 7 (1.65%) Elasticsearch
8 6 (1.42%) Lync
8 6 (1.42%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.18%) Drupal
9 5 (1.18%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.94%) Apache ServiceMix
10 4 (0.94%) Adobe CQ
10 4 (0.94%) WordPress
10 4 (0.94%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 15 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.65%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.71%) MS Office
5 2 (0.47%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.24%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.24%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.24%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (3.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.18%) RMDS
2 5 (1.18%) Google Analytics
2 5 (1.18%) Magento
3 4 (0.94%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.47%) SAP GRC
4 2 (0.47%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.47%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.47%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.24%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.24%) Towers Watson Igloo
5 1 (0.24%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Office 365
2 3 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (0.71%) SaaS
2 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.71%) Google App Engine
2 3 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.47%) Google Compute Engine
3 2 (0.47%) Force.com
4 1 (0.24%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.31%) Internet
2 18 (4.25%) HTTP
3 10 (2.36%) Bluetooth
4 9 (2.12%) NFC
5 5 (1.18%) TCP/IP
6 4 (0.94%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.94%) Intranet
7 3 (0.71%) VPN
7 3 (0.71%) VoIP
8 2 (0.47%) Multicast
8 2 (0.47%) Extranet
9 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.24%) LAN
9 1 (0.24%) WAN
9 1 (0.24%) FTP
9 1 (0.24%) DNS
9 1 (0.24%) SSL
9 1 (0.24%) LDAP
9 1 (0.24%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (16.75%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.49%) MySQL
3 23 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (2.83%) Oracle BI EE
8 11 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
8 11 (2.59%) Oracle Database
8 11 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 10 (2.36%) Relational Database
10 9 (2.12%) QlikView
10 9 (2.12%) SQLite
11 8 (1.89%) Big Data
11 8 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (1.65%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.42%) MongoDB
13 6 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (1.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 42 (9.91%) Git (software)
2 32 (7.55%) Subversion
3 27 (6.37%) JIRA
4 22 (5.19%) Jenkins
5 21 (4.95%) Visual Studio
6 19 (4.48%) Selenium
7 13 (3.07%) JUnit
7 13 (3.07%) Maven
7 13 (3.07%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (2.59%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.12%) WebDriver
10 8 (1.89%) Gradle
11 7 (1.65%) JMeter
11 7 (1.65%) Eclipse
11 7 (1.65%) WATIR
11 7 (1.65%) Moq
12 6 (1.42%) Rhino Mocks
12 6 (1.42%) NUnit
13 5 (1.18%) Xcode
13 5 (1.18%) CppUnit
General
1 75 (17.69%) Finance
2 25 (5.90%) Banking
3 14 (3.30%) Marketing
3 14 (3.30%) Games
4 13 (3.07%) Publishing
5 11 (2.59%) Investment Banking
6 10 (2.36%) Retail
6 10 (2.36%) Front Office
7 5 (1.18%) Back Office
8 4 (0.94%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.47%) Advertising
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Law
11 1 (0.24%) Legal
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (33.02%) HTML
2 110 (25.94%) .NET
3 109 (25.71%) CSS
4 108 (25.47%) XML
5 83 (19.58%) HTML5
6 72 (16.98%) JSON
7 71 (16.75%) jQuery
8 70 (16.51%) Web Services
9 60 (14.15%) REST
10 52 (12.26%) ASP.NET
11 51 (12.03%) CSS3
12 48 (11.32%) Spring
13 42 (9.91%) RESTful
14 32 (7.55%) SOAP
15 30 (7.08%) Ajax
15 30 (7.08%) WCF
16 29 (6.84%) OAuth
17 27 (6.37%) .NET Framework
18 26 (6.13%) ASP.NET MVC
19 21 (4.95%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 53 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 34 (8.02%) Open Source
3 9 (2.12%) Visualisation
4 8 (1.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (1.42%) iPhone
5 6 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 6 (1.42%) Client/Server
6 5 (1.18%) Fixed Income
6 5 (1.18%) Data Integration
6 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
7 4 (0.94%) Social Media
7 4 (0.94%) FMCG
7 4 (0.94%) Derivative
8 3 (0.71%) AS400
8 3 (0.71%) Mathematics
8 3 (0.71%) iSeries
8 3 (0.71%) iPad
9 2 (0.47%) TWAP
9 2 (0.47%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.49%) Android
2 28 (6.60%) UNIX
3 26 (6.13%) Linux
4 25 (5.90%) Apple iOS
5 20 (4.72%) Windows
6 6 (1.42%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.24%) Solaris
7 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (25.47%) TDD
2 80 (18.87%) Scrum
3 77 (18.16%) MVC
4 71 (16.75%) Agile Software Development
5 53 (12.50%) OO
6 50 (11.79%) Unit Testing
7 49 (11.56%) SOA
8 48 (11.32%) BDD
9 47 (11.08%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (11.08%) E-Commerce
10 40 (9.43%) Project Management
11 33 (7.78%) Android Development
12 28 (6.60%) Mobile Application Development
13 24 (5.66%) Kanban
14 23 (5.42%) Multithreading
14 23 (5.42%) Rapid Prototyping
14 23 (5.42%) Use Case
14 23 (5.42%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (5.19%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.95%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 139 (32.78%) JavaScript
2 136 (32.08%) Java
3 113 (26.65%) SQL
4 95 (22.41%) C#
5 39 (9.20%) PHP
6 25 (5.90%) C++
7 17 (4.01%) T-SQL
8 15 (3.54%) Objective-C
8 15 (3.54%) Python
9 11 (2.59%) VB.NET
9 11 (2.59%) PL/SQL
9 11 (2.59%) PHP5
10 9 (2.12%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.12%) Ruby
11 8 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 7 (1.65%) C
13 6 (1.42%) Scala
13 6 (1.42%) Perl
14 5 (1.18%) VB
15 4 (0.94%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (5.19%) Security Cleared
2 19 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.25%) Degree
4 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.47%) MCITP
6 1 (0.24%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (7.08%) QA
2 1 (0.24%) WCAG
2 1 (0.24%) EMIR
2 1 (0.24%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 6 (1.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (0.94%) Varnish
3 2 (0.47%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (0.24%) NFS
4 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.24%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 5 (1.18%) Puppet
1 5 (1.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.94%) Vagrant
3 2 (0.47%) Nagios
3 2 (0.47%) Control-M
4 1 (0.24%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
4 1 (0.24%) Ambari
4 1 (0.24%) Oozie
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (9.91%) Google
2 38 (8.96%) Microsoft
3 33 (7.78%) Oracle
4 27 (6.37%) Twitter
5 26 (6.13%) Facebook
6 13 (3.07%) Salesforce.com
7 11 (2.59%) hybris
8 10 (2.36%) Zend
9 9 (2.12%) JBoss
10 8 (1.89%) SAP
11 6 (1.42%) Adobe
11 6 (1.42%) Apple
12 5 (1.18%) RedDot
12 5 (1.18%) Informatica
12 5 (1.18%) Sitecore
13 4 (0.94%) Sencha
13 4 (0.94%) DevExpress
13 4 (0.94%) Syncfusion
13 4 (0.94%) GoldenSource
13 4 (0.94%) Business Objects
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