Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 163 202
Rank change year-on-year -17 +39 +25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 80 80 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.15% 1.21% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.27% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 55 29
City of London median daily rate £575 £563 £625
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% -10.00% +6.38%
10th Percentile £463 £463 £423
90th Percentile £713 £733 £652
Central London median daily rate £575 £563 £550
% change year-on-year +2.22% +2.27% -5.38%
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 6,626 6,298 6,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.53% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,197 4,837 5,208
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £686 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £453
% change year-on-year +1.01% +9.39% +0.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 77 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.24 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.99 £30.30 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +5.56%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 38 (47.50%) Java
1 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) TDD
3 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 29 (36.25%) HTML
5 28 (35.00%) Finance
6 26 (32.50%) Spring
6 26 (32.50%) Microservices
7 25 (31.25%) AngularJS
8 23 (28.75%) SQL
8 23 (28.75%) CSS
9 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
10 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
11 18 (22.50%) HTML5
11 18 (22.50%) Java 8
12 17 (21.25%) REST
12 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
13 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
13 16 (20.00%) Spring Boot
13 16 (20.00%) BDD
13 16 (20.00%) C#
14 15 (18.75%) Banking
14 15 (18.75%) RESTful
15 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 14 (17.50%) .NET
16 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
17 12 (15.00%) Docker
18 11 (13.75%) Sass
18 11 (13.75%) Big Data
18 11 (13.75%) Kubernetes

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 8 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (8.75%) Apache Spark
3 4 (5.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.50%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.50%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.25%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.75%) Heroku
4 5 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.25%) Google Play
5 1 (1.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.00%) HTTP
2 7 (8.75%) DNS
2 7 (8.75%) FTP
2 7 (8.75%) SSL
2 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (1.25%) Internet
3 1 (1.25%) MPLS
3 1 (1.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.25%) Relational Database
2 13 (16.25%) MongoDB
3 11 (13.75%) Big Data
4 9 (11.25%) SQL Server
5 7 (8.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (8.75%) Hadoop
6 6 (7.50%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (6.25%) Redis
7 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 4 (5.00%) NoSQL
8 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
10 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (2.50%) Power BI
10 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (12.50%) Maven
3 7 (8.75%) GitLab
3 7 (8.75%) Gradle
3 7 (8.75%) gulp
3 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
4 4 (5.00%) JIRA
4 4 (5.00%) Selenium
4 4 (5.00%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (3.75%) SpecFlow
6 1 (1.25%) Ant
6 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.25%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.25%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.25%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.25%) NUnit
6 1 (1.25%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.25%) Subversion
General
1 28 (35.00%) Finance
2 15 (18.75%) Banking
3 8 (10.00%) Financial Institution
4 5 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.00%) Front Office
5 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.75%) Games
6 3 (3.75%) Marketing
7 1 (1.25%) Retail
7 1 (1.25%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (36.25%) HTML
2 26 (32.50%) Spring
3 25 (31.25%) AngularJS
4 23 (28.75%) CSS
5 18 (22.50%) HTML5
6 17 (21.25%) REST
7 16 (20.00%) Spring Boot
8 15 (18.75%) RESTful
9 14 (17.50%) .NET
10 11 (13.75%) Sass
11 10 (12.50%) Guice
12 8 (10.00%) Ember.js
12 8 (10.00%) Hibernate
12 8 (10.00%) Kafka
13 7 (8.75%) ASP.NET
13 7 (8.75%) Dropwizard
13 7 (8.75%) LESS
13 7 (8.75%) OAuth2
13 7 (8.75%) Ratpack
13 7 (8.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.50%) User Experience
2 8 (10.00%) Greenfield Project
3 6 (7.50%) Data Structures
4 5 (6.25%) Algorithms
4 5 (6.25%) Derivative
4 5 (6.25%) Minimum Viable Product
5 4 (5.00%) Hedge funds
5 4 (5.00%) Reinsurance
5 4 (5.00%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (3.75%) Fintech
7 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.50%) iSeries
7 2 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (2.50%) SWIFT
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Fixed Income
8 1 (1.25%) iPad
8 1 (1.25%) iPhone
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.25%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 7 (8.75%) Apple iOS
1 7 (8.75%) Linux
2 5 (6.25%) Unix
3 2 (2.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (47.50%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (41.25%) TDD
3 26 (32.50%) Microservices
4 16 (20.00%) BDD
5 10 (12.50%) OO
5 10 (12.50%) Project Management
5 10 (12.50%) Scrum
6 9 (11.25%) Mentoring
7 8 (10.00%) Front End Development
7 8 (10.00%) MVC
7 8 (10.00%) OOP
7 8 (10.00%) SDLC
8 7 (8.75%) Domain-Driven Design
8 7 (8.75%) OWASP
9 6 (7.50%) Data Modelling
9 6 (7.50%) Kanban
9 6 (7.50%) Multithreaded Programming
9 6 (7.50%) Multithreading
9 6 (7.50%) Translating Business Requirements
10 5 (6.25%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 38 (47.50%) Java
2 30 (37.50%) JavaScript
3 23 (28.75%) SQL
4 18 (22.50%) Java 8
5 16 (20.00%) C#
5 16 (20.00%) TypeScript
6 8 (10.00%) ES6
7 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
8 4 (5.00%) Python
9 3 (3.75%) RPG
10 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.50%) RPG IV
11 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.25%) Go
11 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.25%) PHP
11 1 (1.25%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.25%) Ruby
11 1 (1.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (2.50%) Degree
2 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
2 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.25%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (15.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) Kubernetes
2 7 (8.75%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (3.75%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (2.50%) IBM
3 2 (2.50%) Tableau
4 1 (1.25%) Adobe
4 1 (1.25%) Apple
4 1 (1.25%) Google
4 1 (1.25%) hybris
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle
4 1 (1.25%) Sitecore