Period
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The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £607 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 May 2022.

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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 159 147 144
Rank change year-on-year -12 -3 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 26 11 16
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.62% 0.40% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.42% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 8
10th Percentile £503 £485 £436
25th Percentile £525 £538 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £607 £550 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.27% +7.32% -6.82%
75th Percentile £700 £613 £600
90th Percentile £776 £650 £652
Central London median daily rate £607 £550 £550
% change year-on-year +10.27% - -4.35%

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 3,907 2,595 3,122
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.05% 93.92% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,958 1,899 2,346
10th Percentile £363 £325 £300
25th Percentile £473 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £568 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.00% -3.85%
75th Percentile £680 £625 £600
90th Percentile £775 £700 £675
Central London median daily rate £560 £525 £500
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 51
10th Percentile £13.88 £11.90 £12.42
25th Percentile £19.78 £13.63 £14.19
Median hourly rate £38.50 £17.98 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +114.19% -20.94% +16.59%
75th Percentile £51.75 £27.25 £38.71
90th Percentile £63.15 £38.40 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £39.00 £17.98 £21.00
% change year-on-year +116.97% -14.40% +5.00%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following 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 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Microservices
2 8 (30.77%) Azure
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 7 (26.92%) .NET
4 6 (23.08%) C#
4 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
4 6 (23.08%) Kubernetes
4 6 (23.08%) Full Stack Development
5 5 (19.23%) Social Skills
5 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 5 (19.23%) Python
5 5 (19.23%) Finance
5 5 (19.23%) Django
6 4 (15.38%) Java
6 4 (15.38%) Agile
6 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
6 4 (15.38%) AWS
6 4 (15.38%) Docker
6 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 4 (15.38%) Clean Code
7 3 (11.54%) Event-Driven
7 3 (11.54%) Azure Data Factory
7 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
7 3 (11.54%) Flask
7 3 (11.54%) React
7 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.54%) pytest
7 3 (11.54%) .NET Core

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 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Azure
2 4 (15.38%) AWS
3 3 (11.54%) Azure Data Factory
4 2 (7.69%) Amazon EKS
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Key Vault
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Logic Apps
4 2 (7.69%) Azure Storage
4 2 (7.69%) Datadog
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (3.85%) Azure Stack
5 1 (3.85%) GCP
5 1 (3.85%) GitHub
5 1 (3.85%) OpenShift
5 1 (3.85%) Power Platform
5 1 (3.85%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 2 (7.69%) MySQL
2 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.85%) Neo4j
3 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.85%) Power BI
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (3.85%) GitLab
3 1 (3.85%) Gradle
General
1 5 (19.23%) Finance
1 5 (19.23%) Social Skills
2 3 (11.54%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) Front Office
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
4 1 (3.85%) Marketing
4 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) Django
3 3 (11.54%) .NET Core
3 3 (11.54%) CSS
3 3 (11.54%) Flask
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) Kafka
3 3 (11.54%) pytest
3 3 (11.54%) React
4 2 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 2 (7.69%) Play Framework
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (3.85%) GatsbyJS
5 1 (3.85%) GraphQL
5 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.85%) JDBC
5 1 (3.85%) JDO
5 1 (3.85%) JMS
5 1 (3.85%) Spring
5 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Cloud Native
1 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 2 (7.69%) Sports Betting
2 1 (3.85%) Blockchain
2 1 (3.85%) Industry 4.0
2 1 (3.85%) IoT
2 1 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) DevOps
2 8 (30.77%) Microservices
2 8 (30.77%) TDD
3 6 (23.08%) Full Stack Development
4 5 (19.23%) Test Automation
5 4 (15.38%) Agile
5 4 (15.38%) Clean Code
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) Event-Driven
6 3 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (11.54%) Technical Leadership
6 3 (11.54%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Workflow
7 2 (7.69%) Information Management
7 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 2 (7.69%) MVC
7 2 (7.69%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) C#
1 6 (23.08%) JavaScript
2 5 (19.23%) Python
3 4 (15.38%) Java
4 2 (7.69%) Ruby
4 2 (7.69%) Scala
4 2 (7.69%) SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 1 (3.85%) ES6
5 1 (3.85%) Go
5 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 4 (15.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) Kubernetes
2 2 (7.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.69%) Databricks
2 2 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (3.85%) Google
3 1 (3.85%) IBM