Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 21 September 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
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 177 159 174
Rank change year-on-year -18 +15 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 31 48 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.98% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.04% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 34 18
East of England median daily rate £498 £572 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.02% +27.11% +11.11%
10th Percentile £400 £315 £342
90th Percentile £600 £619 £558
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £55.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -23.64% +64.18% -29.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4,729 4,595 4,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.07% 94.02% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,750 2,687 2,762
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £213 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 322 363 384
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.78% -11.81% -0.44%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.96 £11.19
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.90 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings that featured Lead Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in the East of England

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in the East of England

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in the East of England

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in the East of England

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Essex -20 13 £600 - 3
Hertfordshire -4 10 £448 +15.48% 6
Cambridgeshire +9 4 £440 -12.00% 14
Suffolk - 3 £425 - 2
Bedfordshire +7 2 £400 -5.88% 3
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 East of England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (58.06%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (51.61%) Finance
4 12 (38.71%) RESTful
4 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
4 12 (38.71%) Oracle
4 12 (38.71%) Web Services
5 11 (35.48%) SOAP
5 11 (35.48%) Electronics
5 11 (35.48%) SOA
5 11 (35.48%) TDD
5 11 (35.48%) Greenfield Project
6 10 (32.26%) Java 8
6 10 (32.26%) Swagger
6 10 (32.26%) WireMock
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 10 (32.26%) WSO2
6 10 (32.26%) Apache Camel
6 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
6 10 (32.26%) Maven
6 10 (32.26%) Marketing
6 10 (32.26%) JSON
6 10 (32.26%) XPath
6 10 (32.26%) Digital Marketing
6 10 (32.26%) Mule
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle Service Bus
6 10 (32.26%) Middleware
6 10 (32.26%) Manufacturing
6 10 (32.26%) XML

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 10 (32.26%) Mule
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle Service Bus
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
2 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.23%) Confluence
2 1 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) HFM
1 1 (3.23%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 6 (19.35%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (16.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (9.68%) MySQL
5 3 (9.68%) Redis
6 2 (6.45%) MongoDB
6 2 (6.45%) NoSQL
6 2 (6.45%) OLAP
6 2 (6.45%) Power BI
7 1 (3.23%) Big Data
7 1 (3.23%) Essbase
7 1 (3.23%) Hadoop
7 1 (3.23%) Impala
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
7 1 (3.23%) Presto
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Maven
2 5 (16.13%) JIRA
3 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.68%) Jenkins
4 2 (6.45%) JUnit
5 1 (3.23%) git-flow
5 1 (3.23%) Selenium
5 1 (3.23%) SoapUI
5 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (51.61%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Telecoms
3 11 (35.48%) Electronics
4 10 (32.26%) Manufacturing
4 10 (32.26%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) RESTful
1 12 (38.71%) Web Services
2 11 (35.48%) SOAP
3 10 (32.26%) Apache Camel
3 10 (32.26%) JSON
3 10 (32.26%) Middleware
3 10 (32.26%) Swagger
3 10 (32.26%) WireMock
3 10 (32.26%) XML
3 10 (32.26%) XSLT
4 6 (19.35%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) HTML
5 5 (16.13%) React
6 4 (12.90%) .NET
6 4 (12.90%) ASP.NET
6 4 (12.90%) Spring Boot
7 3 (9.68%) CSS3
7 3 (9.68%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) Memcached
7 3 (9.68%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
3 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 1 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.23%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) CentOS
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
1 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (67.74%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (51.61%) Business Intelligence
3 11 (35.48%) SOA
3 11 (35.48%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) Digital Marketing
4 10 (32.26%) Programme Management
5 4 (12.90%) Front End Development
5 4 (12.90%) Scrum
6 3 (9.68%) API Development
6 3 (9.68%) ETL
6 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
6 3 (9.68%) Microservices
6 3 (9.68%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (9.68%) SDLC
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
6 3 (9.68%) Wireframes
7 2 (6.45%) Data Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Dimensional Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) ITIL
7 2 (6.45%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Java
2 10 (32.26%) Java 8
2 10 (32.26%) XPath
3 7 (22.58%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 6 (19.35%) SQL
5 3 (9.68%) Python
5 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.45%) Go
6 2 (6.45%) VBA
7 1 (3.23%) PHP
7 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.23%) Scala
7 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Oracle
2 10 (32.26%) SAP
2 10 (32.26%) WSO2
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.68%) MuleSoft
5 1 (3.23%) Altera
5 1 (3.23%) Hyperion
5 1 (3.23%) Lattice Semiconductor
5 1 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.23%) Tableau
5 1 (3.23%) Teradata
5 1 (3.23%) Xilinx