The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Lead Developer
Rank 105 96 96
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 11 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.47% 0.38% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.41% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
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£456 £475 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.94% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £41.25 -
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2136 1697 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.47% 91.53% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 793 998
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 137 144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Lead Developer
England

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
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 11 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Coventry - 3 £463 -
Birmingham -7 2 £463 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) C#
2 10 (47.62%) WCF
3 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 7 (33.33%) MVC
5 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 5 (23.81%) CRM
6 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (19.05%) jQuery
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
7 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (14.29%) Java
8 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (14.29%) SOA
8 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
8 3 (14.29%) SAP
8 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
9 2 (9.52%) QA
9 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
9 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
9 2 (9.52%) Pega
9 2 (9.52%) XML
9 2 (9.52%) Windows
9 2 (9.52%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Process Server
3 1 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.76%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (23.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (4.76%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (38.10%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (4.76%) Cognos Framework Manager
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) NUnit
1 1 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (4.76%) Rhino Mocks
1 1 (4.76%) Moq
1 1 (4.76%) SpecFlow
1 1 (4.76%) NBehave
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Advertising
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (61.90%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) WCF
3 8 (38.10%) Web Services
4 4 (19.05%) jQuery
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
5 2 (9.52%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (9.52%) Middleware
5 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (4.76%) WinForms
6 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
6 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
6 1 (4.76%) CSS
6 1 (4.76%) HTML
6 1 (4.76%) LINQ
6 1 (4.76%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) Task Parallel Library
6 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) MVC
2 5 (23.81%) CRM
3 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) RUP
5 2 (9.52%) Waterfall
6 1 (4.76%) BDD
6 1 (4.76%) Test Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Data Modelling
6 1 (4.76%) ETL
6 1 (4.76%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.76%) Change Management
6 1 (4.76%) TDD
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
6 1 (4.76%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 10 (47.62%) C#
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 3 (14.29%) Java
4 3 (14.29%) VB.NET
5 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) SAP
3 2 (9.52%) Business Objects
3 2 (9.52%) Pega
4 1 (4.76%) Cognos
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) BEA
4 1 (4.76%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) Lotus
4 1 (4.76%) Apple
4 1 (4.76%) webMethods