The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Lead Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 99 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 41 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.37% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 5 8
Median daily rate £415 £425 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -6.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £275 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £540 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £413
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 - -
Lead Developer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2827 2267 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.64% 95.69% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1373 1150
Median daily rate £400 £354 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 141 205
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Lead Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Lead Developer across the West Midlands region.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Lead Developer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016.

Lead Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer across the West Midlands region.

Lead Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
Shropshire - 14 £415 - 1
Coventry - 10 £400 - 1
Birmingham -5 8 £400 -15.78% 1
Solihull - 6 £490 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (45.59%) Oracle
3 31 (45.59%) Unix
4 30 (44.12%) Java
5 24 (35.29%) WebLogic
6 22 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
7 21 (30.88%) OO
8 20 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
8 20 (29.41%) Informatica
8 20 (29.41%) Shell Script
8 20 (29.41%) Waterfall
9 19 (27.94%) J2EE
9 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
10 17 (25.00%) C#
11 16 (23.53%) .NET
11 16 (23.53%) Data Modelling
12 15 (22.06%) JIRA
13 14 (20.59%) UML
14 13 (19.12%) Scala
14 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
14 13 (19.12%) DevOps
14 13 (19.12%) XML
14 13 (19.12%) SOAP
14 13 (19.12%) ClearCase
14 13 (19.12%) RUP
14 13 (19.12%) Scrum
14 13 (19.12%) Pega
15 12 (17.65%) Spring
16 11 (16.18%) Docker

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 24 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 11 (16.18%) WebLogic Portal
3 9 (13.24%) Oracle Workflow
4 7 (10.29%) Confluence
5 4 (5.88%) CMS
5 4 (5.88%) Sitefinity
6 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 8 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (1.47%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.24%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (13.24%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (13.24%) Google App Engine
2 9 (13.24%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.94%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.94%) HTTP
2 1 (1.47%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.41%) BusinessObjects
2 11 (16.18%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.71%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (10.29%) Big Data
5 7 (10.29%) Hadoop
5 7 (10.29%) Pentaho
6 2 (2.94%) MySQL
6 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.47%) Lumira
7 1 (1.47%) OLAP
7 1 (1.47%) Redis
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (22.06%) JIRA
2 13 (19.12%) ClearCase
3 11 (16.18%) Selenium
4 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (11.76%) Visual Studio
5 7 (10.29%) ClearQuest
5 7 (10.29%) Jenkins
5 7 (10.29%) PVCS
6 1 (1.47%) Grunt
6 1 (1.47%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) Maven
6 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.94%) Retail
2 1 (1.47%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) J2EE
2 16 (23.53%) .NET
3 13 (19.12%) SOAP
3 13 (19.12%) XML
4 12 (17.65%) Spring
5 11 (16.18%) J2SE
5 11 (16.18%) JSON
5 11 (16.18%) Play Framework
5 11 (16.18%) REST
5 11 (16.18%) Web Services
6 10 (14.71%) Hibernate
7 7 (10.29%) .NET Framework
7 7 (10.29%) Apache CXF
7 7 (10.29%) ASP.NET
8 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.35%) jQuery
8 5 (7.35%) WCF
9 4 (5.88%) CSS
9 4 (5.88%) HTML
10 3 (4.41%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (2.94%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.47%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Unix
2 11 (16.18%) Linux
3 6 (8.82%) Windows
4 2 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (54.41%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (32.35%) Business Intelligence
3 21 (30.88%) OO
4 20 (29.41%) Waterfall
5 19 (27.94%) Software Engineering
6 16 (23.53%) Data Modelling
7 14 (20.59%) UML
8 13 (19.12%) DevOps
8 13 (19.12%) RUP
8 13 (19.12%) Scrum
9 11 (16.18%) Microservices
9 11 (16.18%) Open Source
10 10 (14.71%) ETL
11 9 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (13.24%) User Stories
11 9 (13.24%) Workflow
12 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
12 8 (11.76%) MVC
13 7 (10.29%) OOP
13 7 (10.29%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (60.29%) SQL
2 30 (44.12%) Java
3 20 (29.41%) Shell Script
4 17 (25.00%) C#
5 13 (19.12%) Scala
6 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
7 7 (10.29%) Perl
8 6 (8.82%) C
8 6 (8.82%) JavaScript
9 5 (7.35%) R
10 2 (2.94%) PHP
11 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (10.29%) Degree
1 7 (10.29%) Sun Certification
2 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (45.59%) Oracle
2 20 (29.41%) Informatica
3 13 (19.12%) Pega
4 11 (16.18%) Google
4 11 (16.18%) webMethods
5 9 (13.24%) Adobe
6 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.94%) Telerik
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Tableau