Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018.

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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 200 195 185
Rank change year-on-year -5 -10 +50
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 55 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.78% 0.59% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.61% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 28 28
City of London median daily rate £600 £544 £505
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +7.67% -3.81%
10th Percentile £461 £450 £306
90th Percentile £763 £649 £620
Central London median daily rate £600 £500 £505
% change year-on-year +20.00% -0.99% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £55.00
Central London median hourly rate - - £55.00

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 6,648 5,854 6,456
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 95.48% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,274 4,628 5,106
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £281
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 69 96
City of London median hourly rate £17.15 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.72% -9.99% +14.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £34.45 £48.80 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.60 £17.50 £19.99
% change year-on-year +6.29% -12.46% +14.56%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018, 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 32 (58.18%) Finance
1 32 (58.18%) Java
2 20 (36.36%) Banking
3 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (27.27%) TDD
4 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
4 13 (23.64%) C#
4 13 (23.64%) Greenfield Project
5 12 (21.82%) HTML
5 12 (21.82%) .NET
5 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
5 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
5 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (20.00%) QA
6 11 (20.00%) Spring
7 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (18.18%) CSS
7 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (16.36%) HTML5
9 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
9 8 (14.55%) Low Latency
9 8 (14.55%) SOAP
9 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
9 8 (14.55%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (14.55%) Scrum
10 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
10 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
10 7 (12.73%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 7 (12.73%) GemFire
10 7 (12.73%) Docker

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 7 (12.73%) GemFire
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.82%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Apache
3 1 (1.82%) Confluence
3 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (14.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) GitHub
3 2 (3.64%) npm
4 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.82%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2014
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (5.45%) Big Data
4 3 (5.45%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
4 3 (5.45%) QlikView
4 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.64%) DB2
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.82%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.82%) Power BI
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (21.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (10.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 4 (7.27%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.27%) MSBuild
5 3 (5.45%) JIRA
5 3 (5.45%) Maven
6 2 (3.64%) Ant
6 2 (3.64%) Appium
6 2 (3.64%) Grunt
6 2 (3.64%) gulp
6 2 (3.64%) IntelliJ
6 2 (3.64%) Moq
6 2 (3.64%) MSTest
6 2 (3.64%) NUnit
6 2 (3.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.82%) Babel
7 1 (1.82%) SonarQube
7 1 (1.82%) webpack
General
1 32 (58.18%) Finance
2 20 (36.36%) Banking
3 7 (12.73%) Investment Banking
4 6 (10.91%) Financial Institution
4 6 (10.91%) Front Office
5 2 (3.64%) Advertising
5 2 (3.64%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) .NET
1 12 (21.82%) HTML
2 11 (20.00%) Spring
3 10 (18.18%) CSS
4 9 (16.36%) HTML5
5 8 (14.55%) SOAP
6 7 (12.73%) ASP.NET
7 6 (10.91%) AngularJS
7 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Web API
7 6 (10.91%) Node.js
7 6 (10.91%) REST
7 6 (10.91%) WCF
8 5 (9.09%) CSS3
8 5 (9.09%) React
9 4 (7.27%) Ajax
9 4 (7.27%) JMS
9 4 (7.27%) RESTful
9 4 (7.27%) Task Parallel Library
9 4 (7.27%) WPF
10 3 (5.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (23.64%) Greenfield Project
2 10 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.27%) User Experience
4 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.64%) Market Risk
4 2 (3.64%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (3.64%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.64%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.82%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 5 (9.09%) Apple iOS
1 5 (9.09%) Unix
2 3 (5.45%) Android
3 1 (1.82%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (27.27%) TDD
2 10 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (14.55%) Electronic Trading
3 8 (14.55%) Low Latency
3 8 (14.55%) Multithreading
3 8 (14.55%) Scrum
4 7 (12.73%) Ultra-Low Latency
5 6 (10.91%) Continuous Delivery
5 6 (10.91%) MVC
5 6 (10.91%) SOA
6 5 (9.09%) BDD
6 5 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (9.09%) Front End Development
6 5 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 5 (9.09%) Microservices
6 5 (9.09%) OO
6 5 (9.09%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.27%) OOA/OOD
7 4 (7.27%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 32 (58.18%) Java
2 13 (23.64%) C#
2 13 (23.64%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.91%) SQL
4 4 (7.27%) TypeScript
4 4 (7.27%) VB.NET
5 3 (5.45%) Python
6 2 (3.64%) Apple Swift
6 2 (3.64%) Groovy
6 2 (3.64%) Kotlin
7 1 (1.82%) ES6
7 1 (1.82%) Korn
7 1 (1.82%) Scala
7 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (12.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Ansible
1 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.64%) Puppet
2 1 (1.82%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.09%) Oracle
3 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
3 2 (3.64%) Bloomberg
3 2 (3.64%) Currenex
3 2 (3.64%) FXall
3 2 (3.64%) Informatica
3 2 (3.64%) New Relic
3 2 (3.64%) Reuters
4 1 (1.82%) Google
4 1 (1.82%) IBM
4 1 (1.82%) MapR
4 1 (1.82%) MuleSoft
4 1 (1.82%) Solace
4 1 (1.82%) Splunk