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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 87 119 106
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 44 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.56% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 3 6
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £450 £413
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year
-29.47% -
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
2675 2408 2178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.79% 94.65% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1469 1116
Median daily rate £390 £350 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £232 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 147 173
Median hourly rate £15.21 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.11% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £11.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £33.00 £36.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 20 £415 - 1
Birmingham +4 8 £400 -5.88% 2
Coventry +4 8 £383 +2.00%
Solihull - 5 £490 -
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 35 (55.56%) SQL
1 35 (55.56%) Oracle
2 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (44.44%) Unix
4 27 (42.86%) Java
5 25 (39.68%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (34.92%) OO
7 21 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 21 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
7 21 (33.33%) Informatica
7 21 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 17 (26.98%) Waterfall
9 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
9 16 (25.40%) J2EE
10 15 (23.81%) JIRA
11 14 (22.22%) Pega
11 14 (22.22%) ClearCase
11 14 (22.22%) RUP
12 13 (20.63%) Scrum
13 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
13 12 (19.05%) C#
14 11 (17.46%) .NET
14 11 (17.46%) Workflow
14 11 (17.46%) Oracle Workflow
14 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
15 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
15 10 (15.87%) ETL
15 10 (15.87%) Oracle Forms
15 10 (15.87%) Oracle Reports
15 10 (15.87%) UML

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 21 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 11 (17.46%) Oracle Workflow
3 7 (11.11%) Confluence
3 7 (11.11%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (6.35%) CMS
4 4 (6.35%) Sitefinity
5 2 (3.17%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (7.94%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.94%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (7.94%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (7.94%) Google App Engine
2 5 (7.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.17%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.17%) HTTP
2 1 (1.59%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (33.33%) BusinessObjects
2 10 (15.87%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (15.87%) Oracle Reports
3 8 (12.70%) Oracle Database
4 7 (11.11%) Big Data
4 7 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 7 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 7 (11.11%) Pentaho
5 2 (3.17%) MySQL
5 2 (3.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.59%) Lumira
6 1 (1.59%) OLAP
6 1 (1.59%) Redis
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (23.81%) JIRA
2 14 (22.22%) ClearCase
3 10 (15.87%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (12.70%) Git (software)
5 7 (11.11%) ClearQuest
5 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
5 7 (11.11%) PVCS
5 7 (11.11%) Selenium
6 4 (6.35%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.59%) Grunt
7 1 (1.59%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.59%) JUnit
7 1 (1.59%) Maven
7 1 (1.59%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (3.17%) Retail
2 1 (1.59%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (25.40%) J2EE
2 11 (17.46%) .NET
3 10 (15.87%) Web Services
4 9 (14.29%) SOAP
4 9 (14.29%) XML
5 8 (12.70%) Spring
6 7 (11.11%) Apache CXF
6 7 (11.11%) ASP.NET
6 7 (11.11%) J2SE
6 7 (11.11%) JSON
6 7 (11.11%) Play Framework
6 7 (11.11%) REST
7 6 (9.52%) Hibernate
8 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (7.94%) jQuery
8 5 (7.94%) WCF
9 3 (4.76%) .NET Framework
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web API
9 3 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.17%) Streaming Video
3 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.59%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 28 (44.44%) Unix
2 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Windows
4 2 (3.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (46.03%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (39.68%) Business Intelligence
3 22 (34.92%) OO
4 17 (26.98%) Waterfall
5 16 (25.40%) Data Modelling
6 14 (22.22%) RUP
7 13 (20.63%) Scrum
8 12 (19.05%) Configuration Management
9 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
9 11 (17.46%) Workflow
10 10 (15.87%) ETL
10 10 (15.87%) UML
11 9 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (14.29%) DevOps
11 9 (14.29%) User Stories
12 8 (12.70%) Test Strategy
13 7 (11.11%) Analytics
13 7 (11.11%) Defect Tracking
13 7 (11.11%) Microservices
13 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (55.56%) SQL
2 27 (42.86%) Java
3 21 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 12 (19.05%) C#
5 10 (15.87%) PL/SQL
6 9 (14.29%) Scala
7 8 (12.70%) Perl
8 6 (9.52%) C
9 5 (7.94%) JavaScript
9 5 (7.94%) R
10 2 (3.17%) PHP
11 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (11.11%) Sun Certification
2 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 35 (55.56%) Oracle
2 21 (33.33%) Informatica
3 14 (22.22%) Pega
4 7 (11.11%) Google
4 7 (11.11%) webMethods
5 5 (7.94%) Adobe
6 4 (6.35%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.17%) Telerik
8 1 (1.59%) SAP
8 1 (1.59%) Tableau