Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 211 207
Rank change year-on-year +37 -4 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 66 42 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.94% 0.63% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.66% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 31 50
City of London median daily rate £600 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.38% +11.90%
10th Percentile £463 £430 £386
90th Percentile £738 £650 £691
Central London median daily rate £600 £500 £575
% change year-on-year +20.00% -13.04% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London 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 6642 6353 8750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.51% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 5051 6871
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 125
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £38.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +9.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the City of London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor 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 19 November 2017, 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 City of London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 34 (51.52%) Java
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (48.48%) Finance
3 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 21 (31.82%) C#
4 20 (30.30%) .NET
5 18 (27.27%) HTML
6 17 (25.76%) Banking
7 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
7 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
8 15 (22.73%) AngularJS
8 15 (22.73%) TDD
8 15 (22.73%) Spring
9 13 (19.70%) CSS
9 13 (19.70%) Greenfield Project
10 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
10 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (15.15%) Scrum
11 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
11 10 (15.15%) HTML5
11 10 (15.15%) BDD
12 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
12 9 (13.64%) QA
12 9 (13.64%) Front End Development
13 8 (12.12%) SOAP
13 8 (12.12%) SQL
13 8 (12.12%) REST
13 8 (12.12%) RESTful

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 6 (9.09%) GemFire
2 4 (6.06%) JBoss
2 4 (6.06%) Jetty
2 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.55%) NServiceBus
4 2 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.03%) CMS
4 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.03%) EPiServer
4 2 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.03%) Eloqua
2 2 (3.03%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.52%) Radian6
3 1 (1.52%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (15.15%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.06%) npm
4 2 (3.03%) GitHub
4 2 (3.03%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.52%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.58%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.06%) Big Data
5 4 (6.06%) QlikView
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (4.55%) Qlik Sense
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Couchbase
7 2 (3.03%) Power BI
7 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.52%) DB2
8 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.61%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (7.58%) TeamCity
4 4 (6.06%) gulp
4 4 (6.06%) Maven
4 4 (6.06%) Selenium
4 4 (6.06%) Subversion
5 3 (4.55%) Jenkins
5 3 (4.55%) MSBuild
5 3 (4.55%) SpecFlow
6 2 (3.03%) Appium
6 2 (3.03%) Build Forge
6 2 (3.03%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.03%) Grunt
6 2 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (3.03%) Mocha
6 2 (3.03%) Moq
6 2 (3.03%) MSTest
6 2 (3.03%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (3.03%) SonarQube
General
1 32 (48.48%) Finance
2 17 (25.76%) Banking
3 6 (9.09%) Financial Institution
4 5 (7.58%) Front Office
4 5 (7.58%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.58%) Retail
5 4 (6.06%) Marketing
6 3 (4.55%) Advertising
7 2 (3.03%) Retail Banking
7 2 (3.03%) Wholesale Banking
8 1 (1.52%) Publishing
8 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (30.30%) .NET
2 18 (27.27%) HTML
3 15 (22.73%) AngularJS
3 15 (22.73%) Spring
4 13 (19.70%) CSS
5 10 (15.15%) HTML5
6 9 (13.64%) ASP.NET
7 8 (12.12%) REST
7 8 (12.12%) RESTful
7 8 (12.12%) SOAP
8 7 (10.61%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (9.09%) WCF
9 6 (9.09%) Web Services
10 4 (6.06%) Angular 2
10 4 (6.06%) CSS3
10 4 (6.06%) jQuery
10 4 (6.06%) Task Parallel Library
10 4 (6.06%) WPF
11 3 (4.55%) Reactive Extensions
11 3 (4.55%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.70%) Greenfield Project
2 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (10.61%) User Experience
3 6 (9.09%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.55%) Hedge funds
4 3 (4.55%) Virtual Team
5 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.52%) IVR
6 1 (1.52%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.52%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 3 (4.55%) Unix
2 2 (3.03%) Android
2 2 (3.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (51.52%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (22.73%) TDD
3 11 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (15.15%) BDD
4 10 (15.15%) Scrum
5 9 (13.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (13.64%) Front End Development
6 8 (12.12%) Low Latency
6 8 (12.12%) Microservices
7 7 (10.61%) Analytics
7 7 (10.61%) Electronic Trading
7 7 (10.61%) Multithreading
7 7 (10.61%) MVC
7 7 (10.61%) SOA
7 7 (10.61%) Workflow
8 6 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (9.09%) CRM
8 6 (9.09%) Ultra-Low Latency
9 5 (7.58%) DevOps
9 5 (7.58%) OO
Programming Languages
1 34 (51.52%) Java
2 21 (31.82%) C#
2 21 (31.82%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.12%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) TypeScript
5 3 (4.55%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) VB.NET
6 2 (3.03%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) Groovy
6 2 (3.03%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.52%) Apex Code
7 1 (1.52%) ES6
7 1 (1.52%) R
7 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.52%) MiFID
System Software
1 6 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.03%) Ansible
1 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle
3 2 (3.03%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.03%) ION Trading
3 2 (3.03%) Marketo
3 2 (3.03%) New Relic
3 2 (3.03%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.03%) Sitecore
4 1 (1.52%) Alteryx
4 1 (1.52%) Bloomberg
4 1 (1.52%) Conga
4 1 (1.52%) Currenex
4 1 (1.52%) DocuSign
4 1 (1.52%) FXall
4 1 (1.52%) Informatica
4 1 (1.52%) MapR
4 1 (1.52%) Pardot
4 1 (1.52%) Reuters
4 1 (1.52%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau