The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
London / City of London
Rank 124 137 168
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 29 24 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.97% 0.73% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.77% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 21
Median daily rate £563 £575 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £450 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £638 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -5.52% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

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

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
3 22 (43.14%) CSS
4 21 (41.18%) Java
5 18 (35.29%) HTML
6 14 (27.45%) .NET
7 13 (25.49%) TDD
8 12 (23.53%) jQuery
8 12 (23.53%) Finance
8 12 (23.53%) HTML5
9 11 (21.57%) SOA
9 11 (21.57%) Banking
10 10 (19.61%) CSS3
11 9 (17.65%) SDLC
11 9 (17.65%) C#
12 8 (15.69%) MVC
12 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
12 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
12 8 (15.69%) BDD
12 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
12 8 (15.69%) RESTful
13 7 (13.73%) Open Source
13 7 (13.73%) Front End Development
13 7 (13.73%) MiFID
13 7 (13.73%) JIRA
13 7 (13.73%) Oracle
13 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
14 6 (11.76%) Web Services
14 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (9.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 5 (9.80%) Apache
1 5 (9.80%) CMS
2 2 (3.92%) Confluence
2 2 (3.92%) Mule
2 2 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.96%) Drupal
3 1 (1.96%) NServiceBus
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.92%) GitHub
1 2 (3.92%) IaaS
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.96%) PaaS
2 1 (1.96%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) DKIM
1 1 (1.96%) DMARC
1 1 (1.96%) Internet
1 1 (1.96%) Kerberos
1 1 (1.96%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) Hazelcast
1 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
2 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.88%) Big Data
3 3 (5.88%) SQLite
4 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 2 (3.92%) QlikView
4 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.96%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.96%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.96%) KDB
5 1 (1.96%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 2 (3.92%) Bitbucket
3 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.92%) jMock
3 2 (3.92%) JUnit
3 2 (3.92%) Mockito
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (3.92%) Subversion
3 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.96%) Babel
4 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.96%) gulp
4 1 (1.96%) Mechanoid
4 1 (1.96%) Robolectric
4 1 (1.96%) Robotium
4 1 (1.96%) Selenium
4 1 (1.96%) SpecFlow
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 4 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.96%) Advertising
5 1 (1.96%) Front Office
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (43.14%) CSS
2 18 (35.29%) HTML
3 14 (27.45%) .NET
4 12 (23.53%) HTML5
4 12 (23.53%) jQuery
5 10 (19.61%) CSS3
6 8 (15.69%) AngularJS
6 8 (15.69%) RESTful
7 7 (13.73%) ASP.NET
8 6 (11.76%) ASP.NET MVC
8 6 (11.76%) REST
8 6 (11.76%) Web Services
9 5 (9.80%) Apache Felix
9 5 (9.80%) Node.js
9 5 (9.80%) React
9 5 (9.80%) SOAP
10 4 (7.84%) JSON
10 4 (7.84%) Middleware
10 4 (7.84%) Visualforce
10 4 (7.84%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Derivative
1 5 (9.80%) Equities
1 5 (9.80%) Equity Derivative
2 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 4 (7.84%) User Experience
3 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.80%) Linux
1 5 (9.80%) Unix
2 3 (5.88%) Android
2 3 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (50.98%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (25.49%) TDD
3 11 (21.57%) SOA
4 9 (17.65%) SDLC
5 8 (15.69%) BDD
5 8 (15.69%) MVC
5 8 (15.69%) Software Engineering
6 7 (13.73%) Front End Development
6 7 (13.73%) Open Source
7 6 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.80%) Coaching
8 5 (9.80%) CRM
8 5 (9.80%) DevOps
8 5 (9.80%) Market Making
8 5 (9.80%) Scrum
8 5 (9.80%) Software Delivery
9 4 (7.84%) API Development
9 4 (7.84%) SOLID
10 3 (5.88%) Service Design
10 3 (5.88%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 25 (49.02%) JavaScript
2 21 (41.18%) Java
3 9 (17.65%) C#
4 5 (9.80%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.84%) Apex Code
5 4 (7.84%) SOQL
5 4 (7.84%) SOSL
5 4 (7.84%) SQL
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) Apple Swift
7 2 (3.92%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.96%) ES6
8 1 (1.96%) Go
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) MiFID
2 1 (1.96%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1 (1.96%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) MOM
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Oracle
2 4 (7.84%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (3.92%) Informatica
3 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.92%) Tableau
3 2 (3.92%) TIBCO
4 1 (1.96%) Apigee
4 1 (1.96%) Google
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) ION Trading
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