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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 392 348 349
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 231 253 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.52% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 152 114
Average daily rate
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£500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £598 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £41.25

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 -16 221 £500 +11.11% 152
London +1 137 £525 +5.00% 63
City of London -2 31 £600 +26.31% 19
South East -25 23 £450 +5.88% 22
Yorkshire -11 21 £508 +23.03% 16
East of England +4 13 £350 -12.50% 6
West Yorkshire -13 13 £505 +34.66% 11
Leeds -9 11 £510 +23.63% 8
Surrey +9 10 £450 - 5
Essex - 10 £325 -
West Midlands -2 9 £425 -6.84% 8
Scotland -11 9 £538 +20.78% 5
South West -15 8 £369 - 10
Birmingham +8 7 £475 +2.70% 1
North West -12 7 £475 +2.98% 16
Leatherhead - 5 £450 -
Egham -7 4 £425 -5.55% 1
Oxford - 4 £500 - 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £500 - 5
Berkshire +2 3 £500 +17.52% 9
Glasgow +2 3 - - 2
Hampshire +1 3 £379 -8.73% 2
Blackpool - 3 £500 -
Chelmsford - 3 £325 -
Lancashire - 3 £500 - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 2 - -
Chester -3 2 £475 -13.63% 1
Cheshire -4 2 £475 +2.98% 4
South Yorkshire -8 2 £375 - 2
Hertfordshire -9 2 £525 +16.66% 2

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 185 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 157 (32.17%) Java
4 145 (29.71%) HTML
5 116 (23.77%) TDD
6 114 (23.36%) CSS
7 100 (20.49%) SQL
8 99 (20.29%) Oracle
9 78 (15.98%) HTML5
10 77 (15.78%) Finance
11 75 (15.37%) Scrum
11 75 (15.37%) .NET
12 72 (14.75%) C#
13 69 (14.14%) OO
14 64 (13.11%) jQuery
14 64 (13.11%) AngularJS
15 61 (12.50%) MVC
16 58 (11.89%) Web Services
16 58 (11.89%) Linux
17 52 (10.66%) SQL Server
18 48 (9.84%) CSS3
19 47 (9.63%) E-Commerce
19 47 (9.63%) Banking
20 45 (9.22%) REST
21 42 (8.61%) Apple iOS
21 42 (8.61%) Android
21 42 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
21 42 (8.61%) Spring
22 41 (8.40%) ASP.NET
23 38 (7.79%) Relational Database

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 31 (6.35%) SAS
2 23 (4.71%) Node.js
3 21 (4.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 11 (2.25%) Apache Spark
5 10 (2.05%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.84%) Apache
6 9 (1.84%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.64%) Drupal
8 7 (1.43%) Apache Pig
8 7 (1.43%) JBoss
8 7 (1.43%) CMS
9 6 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.23%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.23%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.02%) Confluence
10 5 (1.02%) nginx
11 4 (0.82%) Oracle Coherence
11 4 (0.82%) Oracle UPK
12 3 (0.61%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 11 (2.25%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.02%) MS Office
2 5 (1.02%) Mingle
3 3 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.20%) PowerPivot
4 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 7 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.02%) Magento
3 4 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.82%) Markit EDM
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Payables
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle Financials
4 3 (0.61%) RMDS
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.20%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (2.46%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (2.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.23%) Heroku
4 5 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (0.82%) Taleo
6 2 (0.41%) SaaS
6 2 (0.41%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.41%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.41%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.20%) GitHub
7 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (3.69%) HTTP
2 8 (1.64%) HTTPS
3 6 (1.23%) TCP/IP
3 6 (1.23%) Firewall
4 5 (1.02%) SSL
5 4 (0.82%) Intranet
5 4 (0.82%) Internet
5 4 (0.82%) NFC
6 3 (0.61%) AMQP
6 3 (0.61%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.20%) WAN
7 1 (0.20%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.79%) Relational Database
3 28 (5.74%) MySQL
4 25 (5.12%) MongoDB
5 24 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 20 (4.10%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (4.10%) RDBMS
7 19 (3.89%) Data Warehouse
7 19 (3.89%) Redis
8 16 (3.28%) Hadoop
8 16 (3.28%) Base SAS
9 15 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 15 (3.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 13 (2.66%) CouchDB
11 11 (2.25%) Big Data
12 9 (1.84%) QlikView
13 8 (1.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 8 (1.64%) OLTP
13 8 (1.64%) Impala
14 7 (1.43%) HBase
Development Applications
1 31 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 27 (5.53%) Jenkins
3 21 (4.30%) Maven
4 17 (3.48%) ERwin
5 15 (3.07%) Subversion
6 13 (2.66%) Selenium
6 13 (2.66%) jMock
7 12 (2.46%) RSpec
8 11 (2.25%) Xcode
8 11 (2.25%) JUnit
9 9 (1.84%) Oracle APEX
10 8 (1.64%) NUnit
10 8 (1.64%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.64%) Grunt
10 8 (1.64%) Jasmine
11 7 (1.43%) Gradle
12 6 (1.23%) Ant
12 6 (1.23%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.23%) Mockito
12 6 (1.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 77 (15.78%) Finance
2 47 (9.63%) Banking
3 24 (4.92%) Retail
4 21 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.46%) Front Office
6 10 (2.05%) Marketing
7 9 (1.84%) Back Office
8 7 (1.43%) Publishing
9 6 (1.23%) Games
10 5 (1.02%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.82%) Telecoms
11 4 (0.82%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.61%) Advertising
12 3 (0.61%) Local Government
13 2 (0.41%) Law
14 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (29.71%) HTML
2 114 (23.36%) CSS
3 78 (15.98%) HTML5
4 75 (15.37%) .NET
5 64 (13.11%) jQuery
5 64 (13.11%) AngularJS
6 58 (11.89%) Web Services
7 48 (9.84%) CSS3
8 45 (9.22%) REST
9 42 (8.61%) Spring
10 41 (8.40%) ASP.NET
11 27 (5.53%) .NET Framework
12 26 (5.33%) XML
13 25 (5.12%) Ajax
14 24 (4.92%) J2EE
15 23 (4.71%) JSON
15 23 (4.71%) ASP.NET MVC
16 22 (4.51%) SOAP
17 20 (4.10%) Hibernate
17 20 (4.10%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 25 (5.12%) Mobile App
2 15 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 13 (2.66%) User Experience
4 9 (1.84%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.84%) iPhone
4 9 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 9 (1.84%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.64%) Inversion of Control
6 7 (1.43%) E-Learning
7 6 (1.23%) Derivative
7 6 (1.23%) Blackberry
7 6 (1.23%) iPad
7 6 (1.23%) Visualisation
7 6 (1.23%) Credit Risk
7 6 (1.23%) Data Structures
8 4 (0.82%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (0.82%) Semantic Web
8 4 (0.82%) Digital Media
8 4 (0.82%) Fixed Income
8 4 (0.82%) iDTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (11.89%) Linux
2 42 (8.61%) Android
2 42 (8.61%) Apple iOS
3 36 (7.38%) UNIX
4 17 (3.48%) Windows
5 10 (2.05%) Mac OS X
6 5 (1.02%) Solaris
7 3 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.61%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.41%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.20%) VxWorks
9 1 (0.20%) AIX
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (37.91%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (23.77%) TDD
3 75 (15.37%) Scrum
4 69 (14.14%) OO
5 61 (12.50%) MVC
6 47 (9.63%) E-Commerce
7 42 (8.61%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (7.58%) BDD
9 34 (6.97%) Web Development
10 33 (6.76%) Data Modelling
10 33 (6.76%) Mentoring
11 30 (6.15%) Project Management
11 30 (6.15%) Software Engineering
12 29 (5.94%) Business Intelligence
13 26 (5.33%) ETL
13 26 (5.33%) User Stories
13 26 (5.33%) Android Development
14 25 (5.12%) Unit Testing
15 23 (4.71%) OOD
15 23 (4.71%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 168 (34.43%) JavaScript
2 157 (32.17%) Java
3 100 (20.49%) SQL
4 72 (14.75%) C#
5 28 (5.74%) Python
6 24 (4.92%) PHP
7 22 (4.51%) PL/SQL
8 21 (4.30%) Ruby
9 19 (3.89%) Objective-C
10 15 (3.07%) C++
11 12 (2.46%) Scala
12 9 (1.84%) Perl
13 7 (1.43%) C
13 7 (1.43%) R
14 6 (1.23%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.82%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.82%) PHP5
15 4 (0.82%) SAS Macro
16 3 (0.61%) F#
16 3 (0.61%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 19 (3.89%) Degree
2 16 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.82%) CIPD
5 2 (0.41%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.20%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.51%) QA
2 3 (0.61%) Data Quality
System Software
1 7 (1.43%) HDFS
2 2 (0.41%) NFS
3 1 (0.20%) IAG
3 1 (0.20%) Varnish
3 1 (0.20%) GridGain
Systems Management
1 18 (3.69%) Puppet
2 11 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.43%) Ansible
3 7 (1.43%) Hadoop YARN
4 5 (1.02%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.20%) CA LISA
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.20%) Control-M
Vendors
1 99 (20.29%) Oracle
2 28 (5.74%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.92%) Informatica
4 21 (4.30%) Adobe
5 12 (2.46%) SAP
6 9 (1.84%) IBM
6 9 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (1.43%) Tableau
8 6 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 5 (1.02%) Bloomberg
9 5 (1.02%) hybris
10 4 (0.82%) Google
10 4 (0.82%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.82%) EPiServer
10 4 (0.82%) Apple
10 4 (0.82%) Business Objects
11 3 (0.61%) Sybase
11 3 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 3 (0.61%) Sitecore
11 3 (0.61%) DevExpress
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GIOS Technology Limited
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St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Asset Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £250 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Crewe
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
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