Period
to 23 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 October 2021.

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
23 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 157 115 192
Rank change year-on-year -42 +77 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 21 6 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.33% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.36% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 34
10th Percentile £500 £558 £465
25th Percentile £513 £560 £521
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £625 £575 £558
Median % change year-on-year +8.70% +3.14% +1.36%
75th Percentile £669 £673 £634
90th Percentile £738 £680 £675
Central London median daily rate £625 £575 £570
% change year-on-year +8.70% +0.88% -0.87%

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 3,585 1,656 5,576
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 91.80% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,716 1,257 4,433
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £460 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% - +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £500
% change year-on-year +7.32% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £21.00 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.50 £35.50 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year -19.72% +82.87% +3.81%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.15 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £32.00 £29.89 £20.25
% change year-on-year +7.06% +47.60% +8.29%

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 23 October 2021.

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 23 October 2021, 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 14 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Azure
3 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
3 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
4 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (33.33%) AWS
4 7 (33.33%) Scala
4 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (33.33%) Multithreading
5 6 (28.57%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 6 (28.57%) Scrum
5 6 (28.57%) MVC
5 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
6 5 (23.81%) DevOps
6 5 (23.81%) OWASP
6 5 (23.81%) Node.js
6 5 (23.81%) Python
6 5 (23.81%) Oracle
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 4 (19.05%) Web Development
7 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
7 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
7 4 (19.05%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) .NET
7 4 (19.05%) C#
7 4 (19.05%) CSS

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:

Cloud Services
1 10 (47.62%) Azure
2 7 (33.33%) AWS
3 3 (14.29%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (14.29%) npm
4 2 (9.52%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Logic Apps
5 1 (4.76%) Azure Storage
5 1 (4.76%) GitHub
5 1 (4.76%) PaaS
5 1 (4.76%) Power Platform
5 1 (4.76%) Pulumi
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Data Lake
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.76%) Power BI
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (4.76%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 9 (42.86%) Git (software)
1 9 (42.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (14.29%) Bower
2 3 (14.29%) Grunt
2 3 (14.29%) NUnit
2 3 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (14.29%) TeamCity
2 3 (14.29%) webpack
3 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
3 2 (9.52%) Selenium
4 1 (4.76%) Postman
4 1 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 2 (9.52%) Social Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Law
4 1 (4.76%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
2 5 (23.81%) Node.js
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) .NET
3 4 (19.05%) .NET Framework
3 4 (19.05%) CSS
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) NumPy
3 4 (19.05%) Pandas
3 4 (19.05%) PyTorch
3 4 (19.05%) React
4 3 (14.29%) Angular 2
4 3 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
4 3 (14.29%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (14.29%) LESS
4 3 (14.29%) Play Framework
4 3 (14.29%) Sass
4 3 (14.29%) Unity DI Container
4 3 (14.29%) Vue.js
4 3 (14.29%) Vuetify.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Structures
1 4 (19.05%) Hedge funds
2 3 (14.29%) Equities
2 3 (14.29%) Fixed Income
2 3 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (33.33%) Multithreading
2 7 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) MVC
3 6 (28.57%) Scrum
3 6 (28.57%) TDD
4 5 (23.81%) DevOps
4 5 (23.81%) OWASP
5 4 (19.05%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
5 4 (19.05%) Mathematics
5 4 (19.05%) Microservices
5 4 (19.05%) Portfolio Management
5 4 (19.05%) Unit Testing
5 4 (19.05%) Web Development
6 3 (14.29%) Asset Management
6 3 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
6 3 (14.29%) Software Architecture
7 2 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) JavaScript
3 7 (33.33%) Scala
4 5 (23.81%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) C++
6 3 (14.29%) Kotlin
6 3 (14.29%) PHP
6 3 (14.29%) PL/SQL
7 1 (4.76%) Go
7 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Accessibility
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (23.81%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Databricks