Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 178 189 211
Rank change year-on-year +11 +22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 80 58 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.14% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.89% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 44 27
City of London median daily rate £563 £574 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +4.32% -6.38%
10th Percentile £459 £466 £423
90th Percentile £679 £668 £650
Central London median daily rate £575 £540 £475
% change year-on-year +6.48% +13.68% -17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,682 6,501 6,340
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.78% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,288 5,107 5,052
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
% change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 87 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

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 22 October 2018.

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

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 4 £575 -
Lead Developer
Central London

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (46.25%) HTML
4 33 (41.25%) CSS
5 31 (38.75%) AngularJS
6 27 (33.75%) Git (software)
7 26 (32.50%) Java
8 25 (31.25%) TDD
8 25 (31.25%) Microservices
9 24 (30.00%) TypeScript
9 24 (30.00%) HTML5
10 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
11 20 (25.00%) SQL
11 20 (25.00%) Finance
12 19 (23.75%) C#
12 19 (23.75%) Spring
12 19 (23.75%) BDD
13 18 (22.50%) Front End Development
13 18 (22.50%) .NET
14 16 (20.00%) Spring Boot
14 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
14 16 (20.00%) Sass
15 15 (18.75%) User Experience
15 15 (18.75%) Docker
15 15 (18.75%) OO
16 14 (17.50%) Project Management
17 13 (16.25%) Kubernetes
17 13 (16.25%) CSS3
17 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
17 13 (16.25%) Java 8

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 11 (13.75%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (10.00%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Confluence
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (10.00%) Heroku
4 2 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (1.25%) Google Play
5 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) DNS
1 8 (10.00%) FTP
1 8 (10.00%) HTTP
1 8 (10.00%) SSL
1 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (2.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
2 12 (15.00%) Big Data
3 10 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server
4 8 (10.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 8 (10.00%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.50%) Redis
5 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (33.75%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.50%) Maven
3 8 (10.00%) GitLab
3 8 (10.00%) Gradle
3 8 (10.00%) gulp
4 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.25%) JIRA
5 5 (6.25%) Selenium
6 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (3.75%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
8 2 (2.50%) IntelliJ
8 2 (2.50%) Visual Studio
9 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
9 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.25%) NUnit
9 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
9 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 3 (3.75%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.75%) Front Office
3 3 (3.75%) Marketing
3 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.25%) Advertising
4 1 (1.25%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (46.25%) HTML
2 33 (41.25%) CSS
3 31 (38.75%) AngularJS
4 24 (30.00%) HTML5
5 19 (23.75%) Spring
6 18 (22.50%) .NET
7 16 (20.00%) Sass
7 16 (20.00%) Spring Boot
8 13 (16.25%) CSS3
9 12 (15.00%) LESS
9 12 (15.00%) React
9 12 (15.00%) RESTful
10 10 (12.50%) REST
11 8 (10.00%) Dropwizard
11 8 (10.00%) Ember.js
11 8 (10.00%) Guice
11 8 (10.00%) Kafka
11 8 (10.00%) OAuth
11 8 (10.00%) OAuth2
11 8 (10.00%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) User Experience
2 11 (13.75%) Data Structures
3 6 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
4 4 (5.00%) Derivative
4 4 (5.00%) Reinsurance
5 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.75%) Fintech
6 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (2.50%) iSeries
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.50%) RIA
6 2 (2.50%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.50%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.25%) DataPower
7 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.25%) iPad
7 1 (1.25%) iPhone
7 1 (1.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.00%) Linux
2 2 (2.50%) Android
2 2 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (31.25%) Microservices
2 25 (31.25%) TDD
3 19 (23.75%) BDD
4 18 (22.50%) Front End Development
5 15 (18.75%) OO
6 14 (17.50%) Project Management
7 12 (15.00%) Mentoring
7 12 (15.00%) OOP
8 9 (11.25%) Domain-Driven Design
8 9 (11.25%) Scrum
9 8 (10.00%) MVC
9 8 (10.00%) OWASP
10 7 (8.75%) ETL
10 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
11 5 (6.25%) Analytics
11 5 (6.25%) Data Analytics
11 5 (6.25%) Open Source
11 5 (6.25%) SDLC
11 5 (6.25%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 42 (52.50%) JavaScript
2 26 (32.50%) Java
3 24 (30.00%) TypeScript
4 20 (25.00%) SQL
5 19 (23.75%) C#
6 13 (16.25%) Java 8
7 11 (13.75%) ES6
8 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
9 5 (6.25%) Python
10 3 (3.75%) RPG
11 2 (2.50%) RPG IV
12 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
12 1 (1.25%) Go
12 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.25%) PHP
12 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.25%) Ruby
12 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.25%) Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Computer Science Degree
2 3 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) Kubernetes
2 8 (10.00%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 11 (13.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.50%) Splunk
3 2 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Cadence
4 1 (1.25%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) hybris
4 1 (1.25%) IBM
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore