The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Lead Software 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 Software Developer
Rank 627 630 624
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 20 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.005% 0.013%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.006% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 4
Median daily rate £415 £450 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% -16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £370 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £530 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+18.57% -
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 Software Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Lead Software Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Lead Software Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

Lead Software Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Lead Software Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Lead Software Developer
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Software 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 +28 20 £415 -7.77% 9
West Midlands - 13 £415 - 2
Telford - 11 £415 -
Shropshire - 11 £415 -
London +14 3 £725 +45.00% 2
North West - 3 £375 - 2
Birmingham - 2 £400 -
Lancashire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 1 £441 -
South East - 1 £441 - 1
Worthing - 1 £441 -
Blackburn - 1 - -
Preston - 1 - -

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, Lead Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
2 16 (69.57%) SQL
3 15 (65.22%) Java
4 13 (56.52%) XML
4 13 (56.52%) Spring
4 13 (56.52%) Open Source
4 13 (56.52%) MongoDB
5 12 (52.17%) Microservices
5 12 (52.17%) REST
5 12 (52.17%) Play Framework
5 12 (52.17%) JSON
5 12 (52.17%) Scala
6 11 (47.83%) Unix
6 11 (47.83%) SOAP
6 11 (47.83%) WebLogic
6 11 (47.83%) C#
6 11 (47.83%) J2EE
6 11 (47.83%) WebLogic Portal
6 11 (47.83%) webMethods
6 11 (47.83%) J2SE
6 11 (47.83%) Linux
6 11 (47.83%) Selenium
6 11 (47.83%) Docker
6 11 (47.83%) DevOps
6 11 (47.83%) Puppet
7 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 10 (43.48%) Google
8 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
8 9 (39.13%) Adobe

Lead Software 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 11 (47.83%) WebLogic
1 11 (47.83%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (39.13%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (39.13%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (39.13%) Google App Engine
2 9 (39.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (56.52%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 11 (47.83%) Selenium
2 4 (17.39%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.35%) JUnit
3 1 (4.35%) Mockito
3 1 (4.35%) TestNG
General
1 2 (8.70%) Law
1 2 (8.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (56.52%) Spring
1 13 (56.52%) XML
2 12 (52.17%) JSON
2 12 (52.17%) Play Framework
2 12 (52.17%) REST
3 11 (47.83%) J2EE
3 11 (47.83%) J2SE
3 11 (47.83%) SOAP
4 9 (39.13%) Hibernate
5 7 (30.43%) .NET
6 4 (17.39%) ASP.NET
7 2 (8.70%) .NET Framework
7 2 (8.70%) AngularJS
7 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET MVC
7 2 (8.70%) CAML
7 2 (8.70%) CSS
7 2 (8.70%) CSS3
7 2 (8.70%) HTML
7 2 (8.70%) HTML5
7 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Linux
1 11 (47.83%) Unix
2 2 (8.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (78.26%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (78.26%) Software Engineering
2 13 (56.52%) Open Source
3 12 (52.17%) Microservices
4 11 (47.83%) DevOps
5 5 (21.74%) MVC
6 4 (17.39%) Scrum
7 3 (13.04%) TDD
7 3 (13.04%) UML
8 2 (8.70%) Coaching
8 2 (8.70%) Data Management
8 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
8 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
8 2 (8.70%) OWASP
8 2 (8.70%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.70%) SDLC
8 2 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (8.70%) V-Model
8 2 (8.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 12 (52.17%) Scala
4 11 (47.83%) C#
5 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 3 (13.04%) C++
7 2 (8.70%) FQL
7 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.70%) VB
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
1 2 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (47.83%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Kibana
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) webMethods
2 10 (43.48%) Google
3 9 (39.13%) Adobe
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow