The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
England / East Midlands
Rank 94 93 97
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 5 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.34% 0.25% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £375 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £430 £400
% change year-on-year -5.52% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1417 1557 1557
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 96.53% 96.35% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 868 925 844
Median daily rate £364 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 64 91
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.67% +6.89%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the East Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Lead Developer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the East Midlands

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Lead Developer in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the East Midlands

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire - 3 £375 - 2
Nottinghamshire +2 1 - - 2
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 East Midlands region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 5 (41.67%) C#
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) .NET
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 2 (16.67%) Fintech
4 2 (16.67%) QA
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) J2EE
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) Workflow
5 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
5 1 (8.33%) ChangeMan
5 1 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) ETL
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) CICS
5 1 (8.33%) DataStage
5 1 (8.33%) TIBCO
5 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (8.33%) T-SQL

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) DataStage
2 1 (8.33%) DB2
2 1 (8.33%) Pentaho
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
2 1 (8.33%) Android Studio
2 1 (8.33%) ChangeMan
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Gradle
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Robolectric
2 1 (8.33%) Robotium
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) .NET
2 2 (16.67%) J2EE
2 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) CSS
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) Java EE
3 1 (8.33%) JPA
3 1 (8.33%) jQuery
3 1 (8.33%) Spring
3 1 (8.33%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (8.33%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
2 1 (8.33%) Vector Graphics
2 1 (8.33%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Android
2 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Testing
2 3 (25.00%) TDD
3 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 2 (16.67%) Workflow
4 1 (8.33%) Android Development
4 1 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
4 1 (8.33%) Line Management
4 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
4 1 (8.33%) MVVM
4 1 (8.33%) SOLID
4 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Translating Business Requirements
4 1 (8.33%) UML
4 1 (8.33%) Usability Testing
4 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) C#
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (8.33%) COBOL
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) R
4 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
1 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) TIBCO