The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 June 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
London / City of London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 135 149 175
Rank change year-on-year +14 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 34 16 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.02% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.50% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 24
Median daily rate £600 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -6.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £405 £483
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

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 3166 3182 5507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.42% 95.70% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2585 4243
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 £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 37 97
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.60% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.54 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (33.85%) Java
2 22 (33.85%) .NET
3 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 21 (32.31%) Finance
4 18 (27.69%) HTML
5 17 (26.15%) C#
6 16 (24.62%) Banking
7 14 (21.54%) SQL
7 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
8 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
8 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
9 12 (18.46%) CSS
9 12 (18.46%) SOA
9 12 (18.46%) MVC
9 12 (18.46%) MiFID
9 12 (18.46%) NoSQL
10 11 (16.92%) User Experience
11 10 (15.38%) BDD
11 10 (15.38%) Analytics
11 10 (15.38%) HTML5
11 10 (15.38%) TDD
12 9 (13.85%) Workflow
12 9 (13.85%) Web Services
12 9 (13.85%) Linux
12 9 (13.85%) CRM
12 9 (13.85%) jQuery
12 9 (13.85%) MongoDB
12 9 (13.85%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (12.31%) Software Delivery

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 5 (7.69%) CMS
1 5 (7.69%) NServiceBus
2 4 (6.15%) EPiServer
2 4 (6.15%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (3.08%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) MQSeries
3 2 (3.08%) Mule
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Drupal
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (6.15%) Eloqua
2 1 (1.54%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.54%) SessionCam
2 1 (1.54%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (7.69%) Salesforce Service Cloud
2 4 (6.15%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) GitHub
4 1 (1.54%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.54%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.54%) IaaS
4 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) NoSQL
2 9 (13.85%) MongoDB
3 6 (9.23%) Hazelcast
4 4 (6.15%) Big Data
4 4 (6.15%) QlikView
4 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.62%) Couchbase
5 3 (4.62%) MySQL
5 3 (4.62%) SQLite
6 2 (3.08%) Qlik Sense
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.54%) Aerospike
7 1 (1.54%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.54%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.54%) DB2
7 1 (1.54%) KDB
7 1 (1.54%) Mixpanel
7 1 (1.54%) Power BI
7 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (12.31%) JIRA
3 7 (10.77%) Subversion
4 5 (7.69%) SpecFlow
5 4 (6.15%) Selenium
6 3 (4.62%) Bower
6 3 (4.62%) gulp
6 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
6 3 (4.62%) JUnit
6 3 (4.62%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (4.62%) Mocha
6 3 (4.62%) Protractor
6 3 (4.62%) Sinon.JS
6 3 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.08%) Bitbucket
7 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.08%) Maven
7 2 (3.08%) Mockito
7 2 (3.08%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (32.31%) Finance
2 16 (24.62%) Banking
3 6 (9.23%) Investment Banking
4 5 (7.69%) Advertising
4 5 (7.69%) Marketing
5 4 (6.15%) Front Office
6 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.54%) Games
7 1 (1.54%) Publishing
7 1 (1.54%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (33.85%) .NET
2 18 (27.69%) HTML
3 14 (21.54%) AngularJS
4 13 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 12 (18.46%) CSS
6 10 (15.38%) HTML5
7 9 (13.85%) jQuery
7 9 (13.85%) Web Services
8 8 (12.31%) RESTful
8 8 (12.31%) SOAP
9 7 (10.77%) ASP.NET MVC
9 7 (10.77%) XML
10 6 (9.23%) Kafka
10 6 (9.23%) Middleware
11 5 (7.69%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (7.69%) Reactive Extensions
11 5 (7.69%) REST
11 5 (7.69%) SignalR
11 5 (7.69%) Visualforce
11 5 (7.69%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.92%) User Experience
2 9 (13.85%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (9.23%) Derivative
3 6 (9.23%) Equities
3 6 (9.23%) Equity Derivative
4 5 (7.69%) Hedge funds
5 4 (6.15%) Mobile App
6 3 (4.62%) Cloud Native
6 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 2 (3.08%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.54%) Grid Computing
8 1 (1.54%) iSeries
8 1 (1.54%) NHS
8 1 (1.54%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.85%) Linux
2 7 (10.77%) Unix
3 3 (4.62%) Android
3 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.54%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (43.08%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) MVC
2 12 (18.46%) SOA
3 10 (15.38%) Analytics
3 10 (15.38%) BDD
3 10 (15.38%) TDD
4 9 (13.85%) CRM
4 9 (13.85%) Workflow
5 8 (12.31%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (12.31%) Software Delivery
6 6 (9.23%) Data Modelling
6 6 (9.23%) Front End Development
6 6 (9.23%) Market Making
6 6 (9.23%) Open Source
6 6 (9.23%) SDLC
6 6 (9.23%) Web Application Development
7 5 (7.69%) Complex Event Processing
7 5 (7.69%) CQRS
7 5 (7.69%) Refactoring
7 5 (7.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) Java
2 21 (32.31%) JavaScript
3 17 (26.15%) C#
4 14 (21.54%) SQL
5 7 (10.77%) Shell Script
6 6 (9.23%) Python
7 5 (7.69%) Apex Code
8 4 (6.15%) C
8 4 (6.15%) SOQL
8 4 (6.15%) SOSL
9 3 (4.62%) C++
10 2 (3.08%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.08%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.08%) XPath
11 1 (1.54%) Lua
11 1 (1.54%) PHP
11 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.54%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (6.15%) Degree
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.54%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.54%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) MiFID
2 3 (4.62%) Data Quality
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) MOM
2 1 (1.54%) Marathon
2 1 (1.54%) Mesos
Vendors
1 8 (12.31%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Salesforce.com
4 4 (6.15%) IBM
4 4 (6.15%) ION Trading
4 4 (6.15%) Marketo
4 4 (6.15%) Sitecore
4 4 (6.15%) Tableau
5 2 (3.08%) Fidessa
5 2 (3.08%) Google
5 2 (3.08%) Informatica
5 2 (3.08%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe
6 1 (1.54%) Alteryx
6 1 (1.54%) Apigee
6 1 (1.54%) comScore
6 1 (1.54%) Hootsuite
6 1 (1.54%) HP
6 1 (1.54%) Optimizely
6 1 (1.54%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
City, London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Circa £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £450 - £600 (DOE)
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £450 to £451 per day
Posted: 20 days ago