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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Software Developer
Rank 618 635 618
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 12 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.016% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.017% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 12
Median daily rate £475 £395 £518
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.25% -23.67%
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £365 £518
% change year-on-year
+30.13% -29.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 14 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 7 December 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 +29 12 £475 +20.25% 11
North East - 5 £475 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £475 -
London +6 4 £463 -9.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £475 -
East Midlands -2 1 - - 2
North West - 1 - - 5
Yorkshire - 1 £588 -
Manchester - 1 - - 4
Gateshead - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £588 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £588 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (46.88%) SQL
3 13 (40.63%) Java
4 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
5 10 (31.25%) QA
5 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (31.25%) C#
5 10 (31.25%) C++
5 10 (31.25%) HTML
5 10 (31.25%) CSS
5 10 (31.25%) Unix
6 9 (28.13%) Scrum
6 9 (28.13%) JSON
7 8 (25.00%) Web Development
7 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
7 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
7 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
8 7 (21.88%) BDD
8 7 (21.88%) TDD
8 7 (21.88%) XML
8 7 (21.88%) Spring
9 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
9 6 (18.75%) Selenium
9 6 (18.75%) Client/Server
9 6 (18.75%) Node.js
10 5 (15.63%) Puppet
10 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
10 5 (15.63%) Sass

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 4 (12.50%) Confluence
1 4 (12.50%) WebLogic
1 4 (12.50%) WebLogic Portal
2 3 (9.38%) Tomcat
3 2 (6.25%) Apache Solr
3 2 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (31.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.50%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (12.50%) Google App Engine
2 4 (12.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.25%) MySQL
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.13%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 8 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.88%) Cucumber
3 6 (18.75%) Selenium
4 5 (15.63%) JIRA
4 5 (15.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (9.38%) gulp
5 3 (9.38%) Maven
5 3 (9.38%) Visual Studio
6 2 (6.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (6.25%) JUnit
6 2 (6.25%) SoapUI
6 2 (6.25%) Subversion
6 2 (6.25%) WebDriver
7 1 (3.13%) Ant
7 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
7 1 (3.13%) Gradle
7 1 (3.13%) IntelliJ
7 1 (3.13%) NetBeans
General
1 1 (3.13%) Banking
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) CSS
1 10 (31.25%) HTML
2 9 (28.13%) JSON
3 7 (21.88%) Spring
3 7 (21.88%) XML
4 6 (18.75%) Node.js
5 5 (15.63%) .NET
5 5 (15.63%) .NET Framework
5 5 (15.63%) Ajax
5 5 (15.63%) Sass
6 4 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 4 (12.50%) CSS3
6 4 (12.50%) Hibernate
6 4 (12.50%) J2EE
6 4 (12.50%) J2SE
6 4 (12.50%) jQuery
6 4 (12.50%) Play Framework
6 4 (12.50%) REST
6 4 (12.50%) SOAP
7 3 (9.38%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.13%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.13%) Ontologies
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Unix
2 4 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (34.38%) Software Engineering
3 9 (28.13%) Scrum
4 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (25.00%) Waterfall
4 8 (25.00%) Web Development
5 7 (21.88%) BDD
5 7 (21.88%) TDD
6 6 (18.75%) Project Planning
7 5 (15.63%) DevOps
7 5 (15.63%) Microservices
7 5 (15.63%) SDLC
8 4 (12.50%) Open Source
9 3 (9.38%) Mentoring
9 3 (9.38%) MVC
9 3 (9.38%) OO
9 3 (9.38%) Test Automation
9 3 (9.38%) UML
10 2 (6.25%) Data Management
10 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (46.88%) SQL
2 13 (40.63%) Java
3 10 (31.25%) C#
3 10 (31.25%) C++
4 5 (15.63%) JavaScript
4 5 (15.63%) Ruby
5 4 (12.50%) Scala
6 3 (9.38%) VB.NET
7 2 (6.25%) C
7 2 (6.25%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.13%) Clojure
8 1 (3.13%) Go
8 1 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (3.13%) Rust
8 1 (3.13%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (31.25%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) SDET
3 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Ansible
2 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 4 (12.50%) Adobe
1 4 (12.50%) Google
1 4 (12.50%) webMethods
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 2 (6.25%) CA Agile Central
3 2 (6.25%) hybris
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