The table below looks at the statistics for the Lead Developer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 28 July 2015 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
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Lead Developer
Rank 113 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 7 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.29% 0.50% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.55% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 1
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£525 £456 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.06% -3.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £413 £410
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +0.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.50
Lead Developer
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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
2244 2187 1797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.89% 90.97% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1124 859
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 185 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £7.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Lead Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 28 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 July 2015. 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
Birmingham +6 6 £525 +5.00%
Staffordshire -6 1 - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) C#
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Finance
3 4 (33.33%) Retail
3 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 3 (25.00%) CSS
4 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
5 2 (16.67%) SDLC
5 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Back Office
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (16.67%) LAMP
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
5 2 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) SAS Macro

Lead Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (8.33%) SAS
1 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (8.33%) CMS
1 1 (8.33%) Joomla!
1 1 (8.33%) WordPress
1 1 (8.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP
3 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (8.33%) Base SAS
3 1 (8.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 1 (8.33%) OLAP Cube
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
2 5 (41.67%) ASP.NET
3 3 (25.00%) CSS
3 3 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (16.67%) Entity Framework
4 2 (16.67%) LAMP
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (16.67%) jQuery
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) XHTML
5 1 (8.33%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) MVC
2 2 (16.67%) SDLC
3 1 (8.33%) OOP
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Scrum
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Logistics
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (8.33%) Web Development
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Security
3 1 (8.33%) Data Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Open Source
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (16.67%) VB.NET
3 2 (16.67%) C++
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) X++
4 1 (8.33%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft