Period
to 3 July 2020

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £556 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 125 204 202
Rank change year-on-year +79 -2 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 12 46 55
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.69% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.74% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 40 50
Median daily rate £556 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.14% -8.33% +4.35%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £460
90th Percentile £617 £675 £751
Central London median daily rate £563 £575 £600
% change year-on-year -2.17% -4.17% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 2,560 6,206 6,695
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.57% 93.69% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,830 4,804 5,289
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +0.50%
10th Percentile £306 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 74 116
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +5.23%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £55.68 £33.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% +10.00%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2020, 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 City of London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) WordPress
2 4 (33.33%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 3 (25.00%) BDD
3 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) React
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Coaching
4 2 (16.67%) User Experience
4 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
4 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
4 2 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (8.33%) Magento
5 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (8.33%) RESTful
5 1 (8.33%) Scala
5 1 (8.33%) AWS
5 1 (8.33%) Core Animation
5 1 (8.33%) hybris

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (33.33%) WordPress
2 1 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Magento
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
1 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) CSS
1 4 (33.33%) HTML
2 3 (25.00%) CSS3
3 2 (16.67%) AngularJS
3 2 (16.67%) React
4 1 (8.33%) Ajax
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa
4 1 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (8.33%) Core Animation
4 1 (8.33%) Core Data
4 1 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (8.33%) jQuery
4 1 (8.33%) Redux
4 1 (8.33%) RESTful
4 1 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (8.33%) RxJava
4 1 (8.33%) SOAP
4 1 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (8.33%) XML
4 1 (8.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Greenfield Project
1 2 (16.67%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Algorithms
2 1 (8.33%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Android
1 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (25.00%) BDD
2 3 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (16.67%) Coaching
3 2 (16.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Strategic Thinking
4 1 (8.33%) Content Management
4 1 (8.33%) Data Encryption
4 1 (8.33%) Microservices
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Development
4 1 (8.33%) People Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Separation of Concerns
4 1 (8.33%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 3 (25.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (8.33%) C
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Kotlin
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) Python
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Kibana
1 1 (8.33%) Kubernetes
1 1 (8.33%) logstash
Vendors
1 1 (8.33%) hybris
1 1 (8.33%) Netezza
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
1 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (8.33%) SAP