Period
to 21 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Lead Developer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 117 146
Rank change year-on-year -46 +29 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 12 45 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.28% 1.13% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 1.21% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 8
Berkshire median daily rate £550 £500 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +19.40% -16.25%
10th Percentile £406 £400 £272
90th Percentile £669 £600 £538
South East median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £55.00
South East median hourly rate - - £55.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 4,036 3,716 3,530
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.23% 93.06% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,012 1,953 1,713
Berkshire median daily rate £450 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.43% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £258 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 104 166
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +28.81% +5.36%
10th Percentile £12.00 £8.72 £9.25
90th Percentile £78.00 £48.15 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £19.02 £17.50
% change year-on-year +18.33% +8.66% -12.50%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Berkshire

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Developer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Berkshire

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in Berkshire

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in Berkshire

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 5 £550 +10.00% 2
Bracknell -11 5 £615 +17.14% 2
Windsor - 1 £450 -
Lead Developer
South East

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 2019, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 6 (50.00%) BDD
4 5 (41.67%) Apache Camel
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 4 (33.33%) SOAP
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) J2EE
5 4 (33.33%) XML
5 4 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Subversion
6 3 (25.00%) JUnit
6 3 (25.00%) Maven
6 3 (25.00%) jMock
6 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (25.00%) Kanban
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
6 3 (25.00%) RESTful
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (25.00%) Open Source
6 3 (25.00%) vSphere
6 3 (25.00%) DbUnit
6 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (25.00%) Web Services
6 3 (25.00%) Scrum
6 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (25.00%) Mockito

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 1 (8.33%) Anypoint
1 1 (8.33%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (8.33%) Azure Data Factory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (8.33%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (8.33%) Power BI
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) DbUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (25.00%) jMock
2 3 (25.00%) JUnit
2 3 (25.00%) Maven
2 3 (25.00%) Mockito
2 3 (25.00%) SonarQube
3 2 (16.67%) Eclipse
3 2 (16.67%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (16.67%) ProC
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Apache Camel
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) SOAP
2 4 (33.33%) XML
3 3 (25.00%) PowerMock
3 3 (25.00%) RESTful
3 3 (25.00%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) React
5 1 (8.33%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Solaris
1 2 (16.67%) Unix
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
1 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) BDD
2 6 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Kanban
3 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) API Design
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Data Transformation
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) Microservices
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) C
3 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) XQuery
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ansible
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Apple
3 1 (8.33%) Databricks
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) MuleSoft