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 28 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 375 387 332
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 240 199 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.38% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 116 172
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 £375 £370 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £618 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £400 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 7
Average hourly rate £55.00 £45.50 £25.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.87% +79.98%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 £41.50 £25.28
% change year-on-year
+32.53% +64.16%

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
52369 47956 47469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.64% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33165 29077 26646
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2132 2083 2602
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 28 November 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 28 November 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 -15 224 £481 +1.31% 137
London +6 120 £525 +5.00% 63
South East -23 35 £481 +20.31% 26
City of London +25 28 £525 - 25
West Yorkshire +14 21 £450 +0.55% 7
Yorkshire +10 21 £450 +0.55% 9
Oxfordshire - 17 £518 - 6
Leeds -4 16 £450 -13.46% 6
Oxford - 15 £518 - 5
West Midlands -4 12 £394 -2.77% 4
North West +10 11 £425 +14.86% 12
East of England -1 11 £508 +23.03% 9
North East -27 8 £450 -4.05% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 8 £450 -4.05%
Tyne and Wear -34 8 £450 -4.05%
Manchester -5 7 £325 -18.75% 9
South West -26 7 £450 -5.26% 9
Coventry - 7 £375 -
Surrey -1 6 £413 - 11
Scotland -15 6 £425 +14.86% 1
Essex -6 5 £510 +27.50% 1
Wiltshire -13 5 £450 -5.26%
Swindon -5 4 £450 -5.26%
Edinburgh -9 4 £425 +54.54%
Cheshire +10 3 £475 +28.37%
Suffolk +3 3 £375 -6.25% 4
Ipswich 0 3 £375 -6.25% 2
Warrington - 3 £475 -
Solihull - 3 - -
West Sussex -3 2 £433 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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.

1 205 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 196 (41.26%) Java
3 144 (30.32%) HTML
4 134 (28.21%) SQL
5 124 (26.11%) .NET
6 123 (25.89%) JavaScript
7 117 (24.63%) C#
8 111 (23.37%) TDD
9 105 (22.11%) XML
10 98 (20.63%) CSS
11 89 (18.74%) SQL Server
12 84 (17.68%) Finance
13 83 (17.47%) Oracle
14 75 (15.79%) HTML5
15 74 (15.58%) MVC
16 73 (15.37%) Scrum
17 69 (14.53%) REST
18 68 (14.32%) OO
19 65 (13.68%) Microsoft
20 57 (12.00%) Spring
21 56 (11.79%) Mentoring
22 55 (11.58%) Web Services
23 49 (10.32%) jQuery
23 49 (10.32%) SOA
24 48 (10.11%) ASP.NET
24 48 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
25 46 (9.68%) BDD
26 45 (9.47%) JSON
27 43 (9.05%) RESTful
28 41 (8.63%) Git (software)

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 29 (6.11%) CMS
2 21 (4.42%) WebLogic
3 17 (3.58%) JBoss
4 15 (3.16%) Apache
5 13 (2.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 13 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.74%) Tomcat
6 12 (2.53%) Node.js
7 10 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
8 9 (1.89%) Sitecore CMS
8 9 (1.89%) SAS
9 7 (1.47%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (1.26%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (1.26%) Confluence
11 5 (1.05%) IIS
12 4 (0.84%) Apache Solr
12 4 (0.84%) Lync
12 4 (0.84%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 29 (6.11%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.32%) Spreadsheet
2 11 (2.32%) MS Project
3 8 (1.68%) Photoshop
4 5 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.21%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.21%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 15 (3.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (2.95%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (1.05%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.05%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 4 (0.84%) Markit EDM
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.42%) Magento
6 2 (0.42%) RMDS
7 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (1.05%) Force.com
3 4 (0.84%) GitHub
4 3 (0.63%) Heroku
5 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.42%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.42%) Internet
2 18 (3.79%) HTTP
3 3 (0.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (0.63%) VPN
3 3 (0.63%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.42%) DNS
4 2 (0.42%) VoIP
4 2 (0.42%) Intranet
4 2 (0.42%) SSH
4 2 (0.42%) Multicast
5 1 (0.21%) AMQP
5 1 (0.21%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.21%) CTI
5 1 (0.21%) LDAP
5 1 (0.21%) WAN
5 1 (0.21%) FTP
5 1 (0.21%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.21%) LAN
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (18.74%) SQL Server
2 25 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
2 25 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (4.84%) Relational Database
4 21 (4.42%) MySQL
5 17 (3.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 17 (3.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 12 (2.53%) Oracle Database
7 11 (2.32%) Big Data
7 11 (2.32%) Hadoop
8 10 (2.11%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.89%) QlikView
10 8 (1.68%) Oracle Reports
10 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (1.47%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 41 (8.63%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.16%) Subversion
3 32 (6.74%) JIRA
4 27 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
4 27 (5.68%) Visual Studio
5 22 (4.63%) Jenkins
6 20 (4.21%) NUnit
7 16 (3.37%) SpecFlow
8 15 (3.16%) JUnit
9 14 (2.95%) Eclipse
9 14 (2.95%) Moq
10 13 (2.74%) Maven
11 11 (2.32%) Selenium
11 11 (2.32%) Ant
12 10 (2.11%) Rhino Mocks
13 6 (1.26%) Xcode
13 6 (1.26%) CruiseControl
14 5 (1.05%) GoogleTest
14 5 (1.05%) CppUnit
14 5 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 84 (17.68%) Finance
2 32 (6.74%) Banking
3 22 (4.63%) Marketing
4 18 (3.79%) Front Office
5 16 (3.37%) Publishing
6 12 (2.53%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.89%) Retail
7 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.26%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.26%) Games
8 6 (1.26%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.42%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 144 (30.32%) HTML
2 124 (26.11%) .NET
3 105 (22.11%) XML
4 98 (20.63%) CSS
5 75 (15.79%) HTML5
6 69 (14.53%) REST
7 57 (12.00%) Spring
8 55 (11.58%) Web Services
9 49 (10.32%) jQuery
10 48 (10.11%) ASP.NET
11 45 (9.47%) JSON
12 43 (9.05%) RESTful
13 41 (8.63%) .NET Framework
14 38 (8.00%) WCF
14 38 (8.00%) CSS3
15 34 (7.16%) SOAP
16 33 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (6.74%) AngularJS
17 32 (6.74%) J2EE
18 27 (5.68%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (5.89%) Mobile App
2 27 (5.68%) User Experience
3 20 (4.21%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 19 (4.00%) Derivative
4 19 (4.00%) Fixed Income
5 18 (3.79%) Open Source
6 16 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.32%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.32%) Interest Rate Derivative
8 11 (2.32%) Grid Computing
9 9 (1.89%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.89%) Visualisation
10 7 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.47%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.47%) Data Integration
11 6 (1.26%) DTV
11 6 (1.26%) Equities
11 6 (1.26%) Market Risk
12 5 (1.05%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 34 (7.16%) UNIX
2 33 (6.95%) Linux
3 30 (6.32%) Windows
4 20 (4.21%) Apple iOS
5 17 (3.58%) Android
6 11 (2.32%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.42%) Solaris
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.21%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 205 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (23.37%) TDD
3 74 (15.58%) MVC
4 73 (15.37%) Scrum
5 68 (14.32%) OO
6 56 (11.79%) Mentoring
7 49 (10.32%) SOA
8 48 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
9 46 (9.68%) BDD
10 37 (7.79%) Unit Testing
11 34 (7.16%) Software Engineering
12 33 (6.95%) Analytics
13 32 (6.74%) E-Commerce
13 32 (6.74%) Project Management
14 26 (5.47%) Business Intelligence
15 22 (4.63%) Web Application Development
15 22 (4.63%) Configuration Management
16 21 (4.42%) Multithreading
17 20 (4.21%) Data Modelling
17 20 (4.21%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 196 (41.26%) Java
2 134 (28.21%) SQL
3 123 (25.89%) JavaScript
4 117 (24.63%) C#
5 37 (7.79%) Python
6 31 (6.53%) C++
7 24 (5.05%) Ruby
7 24 (5.05%) PHP
8 22 (4.63%) T-SQL
9 16 (3.37%) Scala
10 14 (2.95%) PL/SQL
11 13 (2.74%) XQuery
12 12 (2.53%) XPath
13 11 (2.32%) Objective-C
14 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.26%) PHP5
14 6 (1.26%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.26%) Groovy
15 5 (1.05%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 5 (1.05%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 19 (4.00%) Degree
1 19 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.53%) SC Cleared
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.42%) MCITP
5 1 (0.21%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) MCP
5 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.11%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) EMIR
2 1 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.21%) WCAG
2 1 (0.21%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (1.26%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.63%) Apache Flume
2 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (0.42%) NFS
3 2 (0.42%) GridGain
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
4 1 (0.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (2.95%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (0.84%) Control-M
4 2 (0.42%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.42%) Ambari
4 2 (0.42%) Oozie
5 1 (0.21%) OpenIDM
5 1 (0.21%) Mesos
5 1 (0.21%) Puppet
5 1 (0.21%) Nagios
Vendors
1 83 (17.47%) Oracle
2 65 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 27 (5.68%) Google
4 15 (3.16%) Facebook
4 15 (3.16%) Twitter
5 13 (2.74%) Salesforce.com
6 11 (2.32%) Sybase
7 10 (2.11%) Zend
8 9 (1.89%) Sitecore
9 8 (1.68%) Adobe
9 8 (1.68%) SAP
10 6 (1.26%) Apple
10 6 (1.26%) hybris
11 5 (1.05%) ATG
11 5 (1.05%) RedDot
11 5 (1.05%) TIBCO
11 5 (1.05%) Cognos
12 4 (0.84%) Open Text
12 4 (0.84%) GoldenSource
13 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
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