The first table below looks at the demand for the Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Programmer
Rank 586 561 586
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Programmer 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.004% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.004% 0.004% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £650
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Lead Programmer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Programmer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Lead Programmer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Programmer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK.

Lead Programmer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Programmer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK.

Lead Programmer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Programmer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Programmer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -30 2 - - 2
London - 2 - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - -
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Chelmsford - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Grantham - - - -

Lead Programmer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
3 1 (33.33%) Kentico
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Use Case
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Lead Programmer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Lead Programmer 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 Programmer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Kentico
1 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (33.33%) MSBuild
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) NUnit
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) ADO.NET
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 2
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Classic ASP
3 1 (33.33%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (33.33%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (33.33%) Use Case
2 1 (33.33%) UML
2 1 (33.33%) SOA
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) VBScript
3 1 (33.33%) VB
3 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore