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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Lead Developer
Rank 133 114 112
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 16 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.49% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.17% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 6
Median daily rate £400 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +31.25%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £440 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.40% +3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.33%
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
3076 2369 2432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.94% 94.31% 93.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1836 1356 1231
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 148 174
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.14 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.92 £34.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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
Coventry -4 6 £400 - 1
Birmingham -6 2 £338 -35.71% 4
Wolverhampton - 2 £400 -
Shropshire - 1 £415 -
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (43.10%) SQL
4 23 (39.66%) C#
5 22 (37.93%) Software Engineering
6 20 (34.48%) .NET
7 16 (27.59%) UML
8 15 (25.86%) Spring
8 15 (25.86%) Scala
9 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
9 14 (24.14%) DevOps
9 14 (24.14%) J2EE
10 13 (22.41%) WebLogic
10 13 (22.41%) SOAP
10 13 (22.41%) XML
10 13 (22.41%) Unix
10 13 (22.41%) Docker
10 13 (22.41%) Play Framework
10 13 (22.41%) REST
10 13 (22.41%) Puppet
10 13 (22.41%) MongoDB
11 12 (20.69%) Open Source
11 12 (20.69%) Microservices
11 12 (20.69%) MVC
11 12 (20.69%) webMethods
11 12 (20.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 12 (20.69%) Linux
11 12 (20.69%) J2SE
11 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
11 12 (20.69%) JSON

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 13 (22.41%) WebLogic
2 12 (20.69%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (13.79%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (8.62%) CMS
5 4 (6.90%) Sitefinity
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.72%) Confluence
6 1 (1.72%) JBoss
6 1 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle iProcurement
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (17.24%) Cloud Computing
2 10 (17.24%) Google App Engine
2 10 (17.24%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) Network Security
2 2 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) MongoDB
2 10 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database
4 7 (12.07%) Oracle Reports
5 3 (5.17%) MySQL
6 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.72%) Big Data
7 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.72%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.72%) OLAP
7 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.72%) Redis
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (20.69%) Selenium
2 10 (17.24%) Git (software)
2 10 (17.24%) Visual Studio
3 9 (15.52%) JIRA
4 8 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 7 (12.07%) ClearQuest
5 7 (12.07%) Oracle Forms
5 7 (12.07%) PVCS
6 4 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (3.45%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.45%) JUnit
7 2 (3.45%) Maven
7 2 (3.45%) Xcode
8 1 (1.72%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.72%) Gradle
8 1 (1.72%) Grunt
8 1 (1.72%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.72%) Jasmine
8 1 (1.72%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.72%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (3.45%) Retail
2 1 (1.72%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (34.48%) .NET
2 15 (25.86%) Spring
3 14 (24.14%) J2EE
4 13 (22.41%) Play Framework
4 13 (22.41%) REST
4 13 (22.41%) SOAP
4 13 (22.41%) XML
5 12 (20.69%) Hibernate
5 12 (20.69%) J2SE
5 12 (20.69%) JSON
6 10 (17.24%) Web Services
7 9 (15.52%) .NET Framework
7 9 (15.52%) ASP.NET
8 7 (12.07%) Apache CXF
9 6 (10.34%) HTML
10 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 5 (8.62%) CSS
10 5 (8.62%) RESTful
11 4 (6.90%) AngularJS
11 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.52%) Computer Science
2 4 (6.90%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.41%) Unix
2 12 (20.69%) Linux
3 6 (10.34%) Windows
4 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (70.69%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (37.93%) Software Engineering
3 16 (27.59%) UML
4 14 (24.14%) DevOps
5 12 (20.69%) Microservices
5 12 (20.69%) MVC
5 12 (20.69%) Open Source
6 11 (18.97%) OO
7 10 (17.24%) ETL
8 9 (15.52%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (15.52%) V-Model
8 9 (15.52%) Waterfall
9 8 (13.79%) Workflow
10 7 (12.07%) Automated Testing
10 7 (12.07%) Defect Tracking
10 7 (12.07%) OOP
10 7 (12.07%) Scrum
10 7 (12.07%) TDD
11 5 (8.62%) CRM
11 5 (8.62%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) Java
2 25 (43.10%) SQL
3 23 (39.66%) C#
4 15 (25.86%) Scala
5 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.34%) C
7 5 (8.62%) PHP
7 5 (8.62%) R
8 2 (3.45%) Apple Swift
8 2 (3.45%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Degree
2 7 (12.07%) Sun Certification
3 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (22.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Microsoft
1 12 (20.69%) webMethods
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle
3 10 (17.24%) Adobe
3 10 (17.24%) Google
4 5 (8.62%) Sitecore
5 2 (3.45%) Apple
5 2 (3.45%) Telerik
6 1 (1.72%) Informatica