Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 February 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 201 195
Rank change year-on-year -8 -6 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 45 53 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.75% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.79% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 27
City of London median daily rate £538 £613 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.24% +16.67% +4.48%
10th Percentile £438 £463 £450
90th Percentile £725 £763 £638
Central London median daily rate £575 £600 £500
% change year-on-year -4.17% +20.00% -0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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 6,438 6,703 5,896
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.44% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,034 5,325 4,677
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.25 £18.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -11.44% -8.24%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £12.53
90th Percentile £35.00 £34.45 £54.51
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -12.46%

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 21 February 2019.

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 21 February 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 City of London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (46.67%) CSS
4 20 (44.44%) HTML
4 20 (44.44%) AngularJS
5 17 (37.78%) TDD
6 16 (35.56%) Finance
6 16 (35.56%) HTML5
6 16 (35.56%) BDD
7 14 (31.11%) Docker
7 14 (31.11%) Microservices
7 14 (31.11%) Scrum
7 14 (31.11%) Java
8 13 (28.89%) .NET
8 13 (28.89%) C#
8 13 (28.89%) TypeScript
9 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
10 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (24.44%) Front End Development
11 9 (20.00%) Spring
12 8 (17.78%) Kanban
12 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (17.78%) DevOps
12 8 (17.78%) React
12 8 (17.78%) CSS3
12 8 (17.78%) Apache Cassandra
12 8 (17.78%) Kafka
13 7 (15.56%) REST
13 7 (15.56%) ES6

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 8 (17.78%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (11.11%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.22%) Global One
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (17.78%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (11.11%) Dynamics 365
3 5 (11.11%) Heroku
4 3 (6.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) DNS
1 5 (11.11%) FTP
1 5 (11.11%) HTTP
1 5 (11.11%) SSL
1 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) Apache Cassandra
2 5 (11.11%) Big Data
2 5 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.11%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.89%) Redis
4 3 (6.67%) CouchDB
4 3 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (2.22%) Blockchain
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (2.22%) Power BI
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (2.22%) UniData
Development Applications
1 12 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.11%) GitLab
2 5 (11.11%) Gradle
2 5 (11.11%) gulp
2 5 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 4 (8.89%) Jenkins
3 4 (8.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 3 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio Team System
5 2 (4.44%) JIRA
5 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 2 (4.44%) Mocha
5 2 (4.44%) Mockito
5 2 (4.44%) Selenium
6 1 (2.22%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.22%) Hudson
6 1 (2.22%) IntelliJ
6 1 (2.22%) PhpStorm
6 1 (2.22%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (35.56%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Front Office
4 1 (2.22%) Advertising
4 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (46.67%) CSS
2 20 (44.44%) AngularJS
2 20 (44.44%) HTML
3 16 (35.56%) HTML5
4 13 (28.89%) .NET
5 9 (20.00%) Spring
6 8 (17.78%) CSS3
6 8 (17.78%) Kafka
6 8 (17.78%) React
7 7 (15.56%) REST
7 7 (15.56%) RESTful
8 6 (13.33%) .NET Core
8 6 (13.33%) Redux
9 5 (11.11%) Dropwizard
9 5 (11.11%) Ember.js
9 5 (11.11%) LESS
9 5 (11.11%) OAuth2
9 5 (11.11%) Ratpack
9 5 (11.11%) Sass
9 5 (11.11%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Data Structures
2 5 (11.11%) User Experience
3 3 (6.67%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.44%) Tandem
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.22%) DataPower
5 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.22%) Equities
5 1 (2.22%) Fintech
5 1 (2.22%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.22%) Reinsurance
5 1 (2.22%) RIA
5 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 5 (11.11%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
2 1 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (51.11%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (37.78%) TDD
3 16 (35.56%) BDD
4 14 (31.11%) Microservices
4 14 (31.11%) Scrum
5 11 (24.44%) Front End Development
6 8 (17.78%) DevOps
6 8 (17.78%) Kanban
7 6 (13.33%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (13.33%) OOP
7 6 (13.33%) Web Development
8 5 (11.11%) Asset Management
8 5 (11.11%) CRM
8 5 (11.11%) Mentoring
8 5 (11.11%) OO
8 5 (11.11%) OWASP
8 5 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
8 5 (11.11%) User Stories
9 4 (8.89%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (31.11%) Java
3 13 (28.89%) C#
3 13 (28.89%) TypeScript
4 7 (15.56%) ES6
5 6 (13.33%) SQL
6 5 (11.11%) Java 8
7 1 (2.22%) Kotlin
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Scala
7 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.89%) Degree
2 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.44%) QA
2 1 (2.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (31.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) Kubernetes
2 5 (11.11%) Docker Swarm
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (15.56%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.44%) Splunk
3 1 (2.22%) Cadence
3 1 (2.22%) FIS
3 1 (2.22%) IBM
3 1 (2.22%) Tableau