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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 412 344 367
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 199 265 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.50% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.54% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 164 165
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£450 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £370 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £644 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £95.00 £18.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.52% +426.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £54.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £95.00 £38.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- +114.28%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 September 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 -83 176 £450 -10.00% 110
London -53 111 £475 -9.52% 47
City of London +20 17 £475 -9.52% 13
East of England -11 16 £500 +25.00% 4
South East -35 16 £425 +6.25% 12
Scotland -6 12 £475 +28.37% 6
West Midlands -11 10 £400 +6.66% 6
North West -8 8 £350 -30.00% 17
Hertfordshire -17 8 £550 +57.14%
South West -22 8 £425 -3.40% 4
Edinburgh +7 7 £475 +72.72% 3
Manchester -13 6 £373 -17.22% 14
Wales -17 5 £410 -13.68% 4
North East -30 5 £450 +15.38% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 5 £450 +15.38% 5
Tyne and Wear -34 5 £450 +15.38% 5
Essex -9 4 £508 +12.77% 1
Glasgow -13 4 £388 +4.72% 3
Oxfordshire - 4 £475 - 1
South Wales -9 3 £398 -16.31%
Bristol - 3 £403 - 2
Cambridgeshire +1 2 £419 - 2
West Yorkshire -1 2 £388 - 6
Somerset -4 2 - - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £388 - 11
Norfolk -16 2 £375 +87.50% 1
Hampshire -20 2 £650 +53.12% 4
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Dorset - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 £450 -

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 192 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 156 (33.62%) HTML
3 152 (32.76%) Java
4 149 (32.11%) JavaScript
5 129 (27.80%) SQL
6 123 (26.51%) XML
7 117 (25.22%) .NET
7 117 (25.22%) TDD
8 109 (23.49%) CSS
9 107 (23.06%) C#
10 94 (20.26%) Scrum
11 89 (19.18%) MVC
12 86 (18.53%) HTML5
13 85 (18.32%) Finance
14 79 (17.03%) SQL Server
15 74 (15.95%) REST
16 70 (15.09%) Web Services
17 66 (14.22%) OO
18 65 (14.01%) jQuery
19 64 (13.79%) JSON
20 63 (13.58%) Spring
21 59 (12.72%) ASP.NET
22 56 (12.07%) BDD
23 53 (11.42%) E-Commerce
23 53 (11.42%) Microsoft
24 52 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
24 52 (11.21%) Git (software)
25 50 (10.78%) Unit Testing
26 48 (10.34%) Oracle
27 47 (10.13%) Project Management

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 25 (5.39%) CMS
2 21 (4.53%) Tomcat
3 18 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 15 (3.23%) Confluence
4 15 (3.23%) Node.js
5 14 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (3.02%) Apache
6 9 (1.94%) Sitecore CMS
6 9 (1.94%) WebLogic
6 9 (1.94%) IIS
7 7 (1.51%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.51%) Lync
8 6 (1.29%) SAS
9 5 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (0.86%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.86%) WordPress
10 4 (0.86%) MS Exchange
10 4 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.65%) Apache ServiceMix
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 24 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.72%) Photoshop
3 7 (1.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (1.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.43%) MS Office
5 2 (0.43%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.22%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 13 (2.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (1.08%) RMDS
3 5 (1.08%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.86%) Magento
4 4 (0.86%) Markit EDM
5 3 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.43%) SAP GRC
6 2 (0.43%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.43%) SAP FI
6 2 (0.43%) SAP FI/CO
6 2 (0.43%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.22%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.22%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (0.86%) Google App Engine
2 4 (0.86%) GitHub
3 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.65%) Office 365
4 2 (0.43%) Force.com
4 2 (0.43%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.43%) SaaS
4 2 (0.43%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.11%) Internet
2 27 (5.82%) HTTP
3 10 (2.16%) Bluetooth
4 9 (1.94%) NFC
5 5 (1.08%) HTTPS
6 4 (0.86%) Intranet
6 4 (0.86%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.65%) VPN
7 3 (0.65%) VoIP
8 2 (0.43%) DNS
8 2 (0.43%) SSH
8 2 (0.43%) Multicast
9 1 (0.22%) WAN
9 1 (0.22%) FTP
9 1 (0.22%) LAN
9 1 (0.22%) LDAP
9 1 (0.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.22%) CTI
9 1 (0.22%) AMQP
9 1 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (17.03%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.76%) MySQL
3 21 (4.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (4.53%) Relational Database
4 20 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 18 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 15 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.80%) Oracle BI EE
7 13 (2.80%) Data Warehouse
8 12 (2.59%) Oracle Database
9 10 (2.16%) RDBMS
9 10 (2.16%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
10 9 (1.94%) SQLite
10 9 (1.94%) QlikView
11 7 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (1.29%) Hadoop
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 10g
13 5 (1.08%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 52 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 43 (9.27%) Subversion
3 36 (7.76%) JIRA
4 23 (4.96%) Jenkins
5 21 (4.53%) Visual Studio
6 20 (4.31%) JUnit
7 18 (3.88%) Team Foundation Server
8 17 (3.66%) SpecFlow
9 16 (3.45%) Selenium
10 12 (2.59%) Maven
10 12 (2.59%) NUnit
11 11 (2.37%) Eclipse
12 10 (2.16%) Rhino Mocks
12 10 (2.16%) Moq
13 9 (1.94%) Ant
14 8 (1.72%) WebDriver
14 8 (1.72%) Gradle
15 7 (1.51%) WATIR
15 7 (1.51%) JMeter
16 5 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 85 (18.32%) Finance
2 34 (7.33%) Banking
3 24 (5.17%) Marketing
4 14 (3.02%) Investment Banking
5 12 (2.59%) Games
6 11 (2.37%) Retail
7 10 (2.16%) Front Office
7 10 (2.16%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.94%) Publishing
9 7 (1.51%) Manufacturing
10 6 (1.29%) Electronics
11 4 (0.86%) Back Office
12 3 (0.65%) Advertising
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Legal
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 156 (33.62%) HTML
2 123 (26.51%) XML
3 117 (25.22%) .NET
4 109 (23.49%) CSS
5 86 (18.53%) HTML5
6 74 (15.95%) REST
7 70 (15.09%) Web Services
8 65 (14.01%) jQuery
9 64 (13.79%) JSON
10 63 (13.58%) Spring
11 59 (12.72%) ASP.NET
12 47 (10.13%) CSS3
12 47 (10.13%) RESTful
13 37 (7.97%) .NET Framework
14 36 (7.76%) Ajax
15 35 (7.54%) SOAP
15 35 (7.54%) ASP.NET MVC
16 32 (6.90%) WCF
17 28 (6.03%) Spring MVC
18 27 (5.82%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (10.13%) Mobile App
2 37 (7.97%) User Experience
3 28 (6.03%) Open Source
4 18 (3.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (3.02%) Visualisation
6 13 (2.80%) Fixed Income
7 12 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (2.16%) Derivative
9 9 (1.94%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.51%) iPhone
10 7 (1.51%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.29%) Interest Rate Derivative
11 6 (1.29%) Grid Computing
11 6 (1.29%) DTV
12 5 (1.08%) Data Integration
12 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (0.86%) Social Media
13 4 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 42 (9.05%) UNIX
2 38 (8.19%) Linux
3 32 (6.90%) Android
4 28 (6.03%) Apple iOS
5 27 (5.82%) Windows
6 15 (3.23%) Mac OS X
7 6 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
9 1 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 192 (41.38%) Agile Software Development
2 117 (25.22%) TDD
3 94 (20.26%) Scrum
4 89 (19.18%) MVC
5 66 (14.22%) OO
6 56 (12.07%) BDD
7 53 (11.42%) E-Commerce
8 52 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (10.78%) Unit Testing
10 47 (10.13%) Project Management
11 46 (9.91%) SOA
12 37 (7.97%) Mentoring
13 29 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (6.03%) Analytics
14 28 (6.03%) Android Development
14 28 (6.03%) Kanban
15 26 (5.60%) Software Engineering
16 25 (5.39%) Mobile Application Development
17 24 (5.17%) Responsive Web Design
18 22 (4.74%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 152 (32.76%) Java
2 149 (32.11%) JavaScript
3 129 (27.80%) SQL
4 107 (23.06%) C#
5 35 (7.54%) PHP
6 30 (6.47%) C++
7 28 (6.03%) Python
8 21 (4.53%) T-SQL
9 19 (4.09%) Ruby
10 16 (3.45%) Objective-C
11 15 (3.23%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.37%) VB.NET
12 11 (2.37%) Scala
13 9 (1.94%) PowerShell
13 9 (1.94%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.72%) PHP5
15 5 (1.08%) ActionScript 3.0
15 5 (1.08%) C
15 5 (1.08%) ActionScript
15 5 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (4.96%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.53%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.09%) Degree
4 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.43%) MCITP
6 1 (0.22%) MCP
6 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (6.90%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) EMIR
2 1 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (0.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (1.72%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (0.43%) NFS
3 1 (0.22%) Apache Flume
3 1 (0.22%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (0.86%) Vagrant
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle Identity Management
2 3 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (0.65%) Control-M
3 2 (0.43%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.43%) Puppet
3 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.22%) Ansible
4 1 (0.22%) Nagios
4 1 (0.22%) Ambari
4 1 (0.22%) Oozie
Vendors
1 53 (11.42%) Microsoft
2 48 (10.34%) Oracle
3 39 (8.41%) Google
4 25 (5.39%) Facebook
4 25 (5.39%) Twitter
5 15 (3.23%) hybris
6 12 (2.59%) Salesforce.com
6 12 (2.59%) SAP
6 12 (2.59%) JBoss
7 9 (1.94%) Sitecore
8 8 (1.72%) Zend
8 8 (1.72%) Apple
9 5 (1.08%) RedDot
9 5 (1.08%) Adobe
10 4 (0.86%) Informatica
10 4 (0.86%) Open Text
10 4 (0.86%) GoldenSource
10 4 (0.86%) IBM
10 4 (0.86%) Atlassian
10 4 (0.86%) Sencha
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