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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 335 380 420
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 335 275 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.51% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.54% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 191 127
Median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.47% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 +33 325 £500 +5.26% 173
London +7 160 £550 +10.00% 91
South East +14 59 £525 +16.66% 15
West Midlands +31 44 £450 +20.00% 7
West Sussex -4 25 £550 +13.40% 2
North West -1 24 £476 +5.83% 27
Shropshire - 20 £415 - 1
Telford - 18 £415 - 1
Yorkshire -10 17 £463 -5.12% 13
City of London +36 16 £625 +15.74% 12
West Yorkshire -5 16 £463 +8.82% 9
Surrey -9 13 £600 +33.33% 5
Worthing -34 11 £424 -16.19%
Cheshire -3 10 £500 +6.66% 3
Horsham - 9 £550 -
Birmingham +6 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Coventry +3 8 £383 +2.00%
Manchester -4 8 £375 -6.83% 21
Leeds -14 8 £486 +14.29% 7
East Midlands +19 7 £450 - 4
East of England +5 7 £425 +21.42% 11
Berkshire -6 7 £500 +25.00% 2
Scotland -16 7 £475 +18.01% 3
Halifax +10 6 £450 - 1
Kent - 6 £525 -
Staines -3 5 £600 - 2
Edinburgh -4 5 £375 -6.83%
South West -6 5 £354 -17.97% 3
Solihull - 5 £490 -
Warrington - 5 £500 - 1

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 290 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 260 (43.62%) Java
3 154 (25.84%) HTML
4 142 (23.83%) SQL
5 139 (23.32%) CSS
6 135 (22.65%) JavaScript
7 128 (21.48%) Spring
7 128 (21.48%) Scrum
8 118 (19.80%) C#
8 118 (19.80%) .NET
9 109 (18.29%) TDD
10 106 (17.79%) Finance
11 101 (16.95%) MVC
12 99 (16.61%) REST
13 97 (16.28%) Oracle
14 88 (14.77%) OO
15 86 (14.43%) jQuery
15 86 (14.43%) HTML5
16 82 (13.76%) Web Services
16 82 (13.76%) J2EE
17 75 (12.58%) XML
18 74 (12.42%) Unix
19 73 (12.25%) SQL Server
19 73 (12.25%) CSS3
20 69 (11.58%) Git (software)
21 67 (11.24%) AngularJS
22 66 (11.07%) E-Commerce
23 65 (10.91%) JUnit
24 63 (10.57%) JIRA
25 62 (10.40%) Mentoring

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 (6.21%) Confluence
1 37 (6.21%) Node.js
2 30 (5.03%) Tomcat
3 29 (4.87%) Apache
4 23 (3.86%) WebLogic
5 22 (3.69%) CMS
6 20 (3.36%) WebSphere
7 18 (3.02%) Oracle Workflow
8 16 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 12 (2.01%) Elasticsearch
10 11 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
11 10 (1.68%) JBoss
12 9 (1.51%) Drupal
12 9 (1.51%) SharePoint
13 8 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
14 7 (1.17%) SAS
14 7 (1.17%) Sitecore CMS
14 7 (1.17%) WebLogic Portal
15 6 (1.01%) Apache Solr
16 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 29 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.01%) MS Office
3 2 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.34%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.34%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (2.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.18%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (2.18%) Oracle EBS R12
3 12 (2.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 9 (1.51%) Oracle Applications
5 5 (0.84%) Magento
5 5 (0.84%) Summit
6 3 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
6 3 (0.50%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.34%) Global One
8 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle iSupplier
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.03%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (1.51%) GitHub
5 6 (1.01%) Amazon Kinesis
5 6 (1.01%) Amazon S3
6 5 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.84%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.84%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.50%) Google Play
7 3 (0.50%) IaaS
8 2 (0.34%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.34%) PaaS
8 2 (0.34%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.17%) Force.com
9 1 (0.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 29 (4.87%) HTTP
2 7 (1.17%) SSL
3 6 (1.01%) Internet
4 5 (0.84%) HTTPS
5 4 (0.67%) DNS
5 4 (0.67%) SNMP
6 2 (0.34%) Firewall
6 2 (0.34%) SAN
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) Intranet
7 1 (0.17%) LDAP
7 1 (0.17%) Network Security
7 1 (0.17%) SSH
7 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 53 (8.89%) MySQL
3 41 (6.88%) Relational Database
4 35 (5.87%) Oracle Database
5 34 (5.70%) MongoDB
6 30 (5.03%) BusinessObjects
7 27 (4.53%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.86%) PostgreSQL
9 18 (3.02%) Oracle Reports
10 17 (2.85%) Data Warehouse
11 16 (2.68%) Big Data
12 14 (2.35%) RDBMS
13 13 (2.18%) Hadoop
14 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 11 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 10 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (1.34%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (1.34%) Pentaho
17 6 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
17 6 (1.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 69 (11.58%) Git (software)
2 65 (10.91%) JUnit
3 63 (10.57%) JIRA
4 48 (8.05%) Maven
5 44 (7.38%) Subversion
6 39 (6.54%) Jenkins
7 23 (3.86%) Selenium
8 20 (3.36%) Oracle Forms
9 18 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
10 15 (2.52%) ClearCase
11 14 (2.35%) Eclipse
11 14 (2.35%) Visual Studio
12 12 (2.01%) Grunt
13 11 (1.85%) Gradle
14 10 (1.68%) Mockito
15 9 (1.51%) Ant
15 9 (1.51%) ClearQuest
15 9 (1.51%) Cucumber
16 8 (1.34%) PVCS
17 7 (1.17%) SpecFlow
General
1 106 (17.79%) Finance
2 42 (7.05%) Banking
3 35 (5.87%) Retail
4 17 (2.85%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.52%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.52%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.35%) Marketing
7 12 (2.01%) Electronics
8 9 (1.51%) Front Office
8 9 (1.51%) Retail Banking
9 8 (1.34%) Law
10 7 (1.17%) Back Office
11 4 (0.67%) Local Government
12 2 (0.34%) Games
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
13 1 (0.17%) Advertising
13 1 (0.17%) Legal
13 1 (0.17%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (25.84%) HTML
2 139 (23.32%) CSS
3 128 (21.48%) Spring
4 118 (19.80%) .NET
5 99 (16.61%) REST
6 86 (14.43%) HTML5
6 86 (14.43%) jQuery
7 82 (13.76%) J2EE
7 82 (13.76%) Web Services
8 75 (12.58%) XML
9 73 (12.25%) CSS3
10 67 (11.24%) AngularJS
11 59 (9.90%) JSON
12 53 (8.89%) Ajax
13 50 (8.39%) ASP.NET
14 49 (8.22%) Hibernate
15 43 (7.21%) JSP
15 43 (7.21%) RESTful
16 34 (5.70%) SOAP
17 32 (5.37%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 43 (7.21%) User Experience
2 32 (5.37%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (1.85%) Mobile App
4 9 (1.51%) Animation
4 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (1.51%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (1.34%) W3C
6 7 (1.17%) Fixed Income
7 6 (1.01%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.01%) Fintech
7 6 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 6 (1.01%) iPad
8 5 (0.84%) Credit Risk
8 5 (0.84%) Statistics
9 4 (0.67%) Derivative
9 4 (0.67%) Management Information System
10 3 (0.50%) Credit Derivative
10 3 (0.50%) Equities
10 3 (0.50%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.42%) Unix
2 56 (9.40%) Linux
3 33 (5.54%) Windows
4 26 (4.36%) Android
5 19 (3.19%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (0.34%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.17%) AIX
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (48.66%) Agile Software Development
2 128 (21.48%) Scrum
3 109 (18.29%) TDD
4 101 (16.95%) MVC
5 88 (14.77%) OO
6 66 (11.07%) E-Commerce
7 62 (10.40%) Mentoring
8 58 (9.73%) Business Intelligence
9 56 (9.40%) Open Source
10 53 (8.89%) Front End Development
11 51 (8.56%) Continuous Integration
12 49 (8.22%) BDD
12 49 (8.22%) Web Development
13 43 (7.21%) Data Modelling
14 39 (6.54%) Software Engineering
15 36 (6.04%) Microservices
16 34 (5.70%) SOA
17 33 (5.54%) Automated Testing
18 32 (5.37%) Configuration Management
18 32 (5.37%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 260 (43.62%) Java
2 142 (23.83%) SQL
3 135 (22.65%) JavaScript
4 118 (19.80%) C#
5 48 (8.05%) Scala
6 34 (5.70%) PHP
6 34 (5.70%) Python
7 30 (5.03%) PL/SQL
7 30 (5.03%) Ruby
8 23 (3.86%) Shell Script
9 21 (3.52%) T-SQL
10 18 (3.02%) Perl
11 11 (1.85%) C++
11 11 (1.85%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.51%) C
12 9 (1.51%) VB
13 6 (1.01%) Apex Code
13 6 (1.01%) VBA
14 5 (0.84%) Groovy
14 5 (0.84%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 38 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 24 (4.03%) Degree
3 21 (3.52%) SC Cleared
4 12 (2.01%) Sun Certification
5 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (0.67%) MCSA
6 4 (0.67%) MCSE
7 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.18%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.67%) WCAG
4 3 (0.50%) SLA
5 2 (0.34%) MiFID
5 2 (0.34%) WAI
6 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (2.52%) Docker
2 3 (0.50%) HDFS
3 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 12 (2.01%) Puppet
2 4 (0.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.50%) logstash
4 2 (0.34%) Kibana
4 2 (0.34%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.17%) Ansible
5 1 (0.17%) Grafana
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.17%) Piwik
5 1 (0.17%) StatsD
5 1 (0.17%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 97 (16.28%) Oracle
2 45 (7.55%) Microsoft
3 32 (5.37%) Google
4 21 (3.52%) Informatica
5 20 (3.36%) hybris
6 16 (2.68%) SAP
7 14 (2.35%) Pega
8 13 (2.18%) Sitecore
9 10 (1.68%) Tableau
10 9 (1.51%) Adobe
10 9 (1.51%) webMethods
11 8 (1.34%) Kofax
12 7 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.17%) TIBCO
13 6 (1.01%) Ab Initio
13 6 (1.01%) Calypso
13 6 (1.01%) Fidessa
13 6 (1.01%) Murex
13 6 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 5 (0.84%) Twitter
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 12 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bromley, Kent
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester
Vivid Resourcing
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £350.00 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £500 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Doncaster
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £390 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £475.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
InfoURGE Technologies
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 26 days ago