The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 365 359 362
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 311 311 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.55% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.58% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 223 178
Median daily rate £475 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £602 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
- +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - -

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
50811 53185 51069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.71% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33087 33473 31333
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1525 2016 2057
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 30 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 303 £475 -2.06% 131
London +2 159 £538 +4.87% 58
West Midlands +14 42 £415 +7.09% 4
South East +13 37 £525 +18.30% 12
North West +4 27 £425 -5.55% 23
City of London +38 16 £550 -8.33% 8
Yorkshire -14 14 £444 -12.12% 7
Shropshire - 14 £415 -
Manchester +10 12 £400 -0.62% 19
West Sussex -10 12 £500 +3.09%
West Yorkshire -16 12 £450 -9.09% 7
Telford - 12 £415 -
Cheshire 0 10 £500 +6.66% 3
North East -62 10 £450 -9.77% 2
Coventry - 10 £400 - 1
Birmingham -3 9 £400 -5.88%
Newcastle upon Tyne -63 9 £450 -9.77% 1
Tyne and Wear -67 9 £450 -9.77% 1
Hampshire +16 8 £500 +32.01% 4
Surrey -7 8 £600 +33.33% 4
Worthing -24 7 £424 -16.19%
Leeds -12 6 £444 -12.12% 7
Solihull - 6 £490 -
East of England +9 5 £488 +21.87% 7
East Midlands +6 5 £450 -18.18% 6
South West +4 5 £460 +24.74% 12
Staines -1 5 £600 - 1
Warrington - 5 £500 -
Halifax -1 4 £425 -
Berkshire -3 4 £500 +25.00% 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 314 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (45.75%) Java
3 164 (26.80%) HTML
4 150 (24.51%) CSS
5 146 (23.86%) Scrum
6 145 (23.69%) JavaScript
7 143 (23.37%) SQL
8 142 (23.20%) Spring
9 123 (20.10%) TDD
10 116 (18.95%) Finance
11 114 (18.63%) C#
12 112 (18.30%) .NET
13 106 (17.32%) Oracle
13 106 (17.32%) REST
14 93 (15.20%) MVC
15 91 (14.87%) J2EE
16 89 (14.54%) HTML5
17 88 (14.38%) Web Services
18 87 (14.22%) jQuery
19 82 (13.40%) XML
20 81 (13.24%) Unix
21 80 (13.07%) OO
22 76 (12.42%) JUnit
22 76 (12.42%) CSS3
23 72 (11.76%) Git (software)
24 71 (11.60%) AngularJS
25 65 (10.62%) E-Commerce
25 65 (10.62%) Mentoring
26 63 (10.29%) JSON
26 63 (10.29%) JIRA

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 37 (6.05%) Confluence
2 36 (5.88%) Tomcat
3 26 (4.25%) Apache
4 25 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 23 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 20 (3.27%) CMS
7 17 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 16 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
8 16 (2.61%) Oracle Workflow
9 12 (1.96%) JBoss
10 11 (1.80%) WebLogic Portal
11 10 (1.63%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.63%) SharePoint
12 9 (1.47%) Apache Solr
13 8 (1.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 8 (1.31%) Drupal
13 8 (1.31%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (1.14%) Sitecore CMS
15 6 (0.98%) Apache Spark
15 6 (0.98%) Mule
Applications
1 31 (5.07%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.98%) MS Office
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.33%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 19 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 8 (1.31%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.14%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.98%) Oracle EBS R12
6 5 (0.82%) Summit
7 4 (0.65%) Magento
8 3 (0.49%) ION MarketView
9 2 (0.33%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.33%) Global One
10 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.16%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Assets
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle iProcurement
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle iSupplier
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 33 (5.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (4.58%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 9 (1.47%) Google App Engine
4 9 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.14%) GitHub
6 5 (0.82%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.49%) Google Play
7 3 (0.49%) IaaS
7 3 (0.49%) SaaS
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.33%) PaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.16%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (4.58%) HTTP
2 7 (1.14%) Internet
2 7 (1.14%) SSL
3 6 (0.98%) SNMP
4 4 (0.65%) DNS
4 4 (0.65%) HTTPS
4 4 (0.65%) Network Security
5 3 (0.49%) Intranet
6 2 (0.33%) Firewall
6 2 (0.33%) SAN
7 1 (0.16%) AMQP
7 1 (0.16%) FTP
7 1 (0.16%) LDAP
7 1 (0.16%) SSH
7 1 (0.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 57 (9.31%) MySQL
3 44 (7.19%) Relational Database
4 40 (6.54%) MongoDB
5 39 (6.37%) Oracle Database
6 29 (4.74%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
8 22 (3.59%) Big Data
8 22 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
10 16 (2.61%) Hadoop
11 12 (1.96%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
14 8 (1.31%) Neo4j
14 8 (1.31%) Pentaho
15 7 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
16 6 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 76 (12.42%) JUnit
2 72 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 63 (10.29%) JIRA
4 52 (8.50%) Maven
5 43 (7.03%) Jenkins
5 43 (7.03%) Subversion
6 29 (4.74%) Selenium
7 21 (3.43%) Team Foundation Server
8 20 (3.27%) Eclipse
9 19 (3.10%) Visual Studio
10 18 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
11 16 (2.61%) Gradle
11 16 (2.61%) Mockito
12 15 (2.45%) Cucumber
12 15 (2.45%) Grunt
13 14 (2.29%) ClearCase
14 11 (1.80%) gulp
15 9 (1.47%) Ant
15 9 (1.47%) ClearQuest
16 8 (1.31%) PVCS
General
1 116 (18.95%) Finance
2 49 (8.01%) Banking
3 47 (7.68%) Retail
4 16 (2.61%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.61%) Marketing
5 15 (2.45%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.29%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.80%) Electronics
8 10 (1.63%) Law
8 10 (1.63%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.31%) Front Office
10 6 (0.98%) Back Office
11 5 (0.82%) Publishing
12 3 (0.49%) Automotive
12 3 (0.49%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.49%) Local Government
13 2 (0.33%) Games
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (26.80%) HTML
2 150 (24.51%) CSS
3 142 (23.20%) Spring
4 112 (18.30%) .NET
5 106 (17.32%) REST
6 91 (14.87%) J2EE
7 89 (14.54%) HTML5
8 88 (14.38%) Web Services
9 87 (14.22%) jQuery
10 82 (13.40%) XML
11 76 (12.42%) CSS3
12 71 (11.60%) AngularJS
13 63 (10.29%) JSON
14 58 (9.48%) Hibernate
15 56 (9.15%) Ajax
16 53 (8.66%) JSP
17 48 (7.84%) ASP.NET
18 45 (7.35%) RESTful
19 43 (7.03%) SOAP
20 40 (6.54%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.70%) User Experience
2 36 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (2.29%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.63%) Fixed Income
5 9 (1.47%) Animation
5 9 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 9 (1.47%) Mobile Banking
6 8 (1.31%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.14%) W3C
8 6 (0.98%) Equities
8 6 (0.98%) iPad
9 5 (0.82%) Credit Risk
9 5 (0.82%) Derivative
9 5 (0.82%) Digital Media
9 5 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (0.82%) Mainframe
9 5 (0.82%) Semantic Web
9 5 (0.82%) Statistics
9 5 (0.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 81 (13.24%) Unix
2 60 (9.80%) Linux
3 31 (5.07%) Windows
4 26 (4.25%) Android
5 20 (3.27%) Apple iOS
6 6 (0.98%) Windows Server
7 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (0.33%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.16%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (51.31%) Agile Software Development
2 146 (23.86%) Scrum
3 123 (20.10%) TDD
4 93 (15.20%) MVC
5 80 (13.07%) OO
6 65 (10.62%) E-Commerce
6 65 (10.62%) Mentoring
7 59 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
8 55 (8.99%) BDD
9 54 (8.82%) Software Engineering
10 53 (8.66%) Business Intelligence
11 50 (8.17%) Front End Development
11 50 (8.17%) Open Source
12 48 (7.84%) Web Development
13 41 (6.70%) Data Modelling
13 41 (6.70%) Microservices
14 38 (6.21%) DevOps
15 34 (5.56%) Configuration Management
15 34 (5.56%) CRM
16 33 (5.39%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 280 (45.75%) Java
2 145 (23.69%) JavaScript
3 143 (23.37%) SQL
4 114 (18.63%) C#
5 56 (9.15%) Scala
6 37 (6.05%) Python
7 33 (5.39%) Ruby
8 30 (4.90%) PL/SQL
9 28 (4.58%) PHP
10 27 (4.41%) Shell Script
11 17 (2.78%) Perl
12 16 (2.61%) C++
12 16 (2.61%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.63%) VB.NET
14 9 (1.47%) C
15 8 (1.31%) Objective-C
16 7 (1.14%) Groovy
16 7 (1.14%) VB
17 6 (0.98%) R
18 5 (0.82%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 37 (6.05%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.72%) Degree
3 20 (3.27%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.96%) Sun Certification
5 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.65%) MCSA
6 4 (0.65%) MCSE
7 3 (0.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) CISSP
8 1 (0.16%) CLAS
8 1 (0.16%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.16%) ISEB
8 1 (0.16%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.16%) MCAD
8 1 (0.16%) MCSD
8 1 (0.16%) MCTS
8 1 (0.16%) PhD
8 1 (0.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.12%) QA
2 5 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.49%) MiFID
3 3 (0.49%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.16%) WAI
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 23 (3.76%) Docker
2 3 (0.49%) HDFS
3 1 (0.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.16%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (2.78%) Puppet
2 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.49%) Control-M
3 3 (0.49%) logstash
4 2 (0.33%) Ansible
4 2 (0.33%) Kibana
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.16%) CA Service Virtualization
5 1 (0.16%) Grafana
5 1 (0.16%) Piwik
5 1 (0.16%) StatsD
5 1 (0.16%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 106 (17.32%) Oracle
2 48 (7.84%) Microsoft
3 34 (5.56%) Google
4 24 (3.92%) Informatica
5 20 (3.27%) hybris
6 16 (2.61%) Adobe
6 16 (2.61%) SAP
7 13 (2.12%) Pega
8 11 (1.80%) webMethods
9 10 (1.63%) Sitecore
10 9 (1.47%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.31%) Kofax
11 8 (1.31%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.98%) Ab Initio
12 6 (0.98%) Calypso
12 6 (0.98%) Canoo
12 6 (0.98%) Fidessa
12 6 (0.98%) IBM
12 6 (0.98%) Murex
12 6 (0.98%) Teradata
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Flexible working
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Computer People
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
People Source Consulting
Rate: £420 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucestershire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago