Period
to 15 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 143 159
Rank change year-on-year -20 +16 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 42 58 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.85% 1.15% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 1.21% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 20
East of England median daily rate £523 £513 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.95% +10.81% +18.59%
10th Percentile £413 £322 £347
90th Percentile £600 £600 £588
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
East of England median hourly rate £45.00 - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +4.65% - -

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 4,612 4,784 4,598
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.87% 94.45% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,734 2,775 2,630
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +6.45% -0.64%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £200
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 354 377
East of England median hourly rate £17.35 £20.19 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +0.96% -6.43%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.85 £46.30
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 -24 24 £600 - 6
Hertfordshire -18 9 £450 +16.13% 4
Cambridgeshire +22 4 £440 - 10
Suffolk - 3 £425 -
Norfolk +10 1 £425 +37.10%
Bedfordshire - 1 - - 1
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 28 (66.67%) Java
2 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (42.86%) Oracle
4 17 (40.48%) Business Intelligence
4 17 (40.48%) Finance
5 16 (38.10%) TDD
6 15 (35.71%) SOAP
6 15 (35.71%) Web Services
7 13 (30.95%) SOA
7 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
7 13 (30.95%) RESTful
7 13 (30.95%) Java 8
8 12 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
8 12 (28.57%) Electronics
9 11 (26.19%) Manufacturing
9 11 (26.19%) Programme Management
9 11 (26.19%) Middleware
9 11 (26.19%) XML
9 11 (26.19%) XSLT
9 11 (26.19%) SAP
9 11 (26.19%) Oracle Service Bus
9 11 (26.19%) Maven
9 11 (26.19%) Marketing
9 11 (26.19%) XPath
9 11 (26.19%) JSON
9 11 (26.19%) Digital Marketing
9 11 (26.19%) Mule
9 11 (26.19%) WireMock
9 11 (26.19%) Technical Leadership
9 11 (26.19%) Swagger

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 11 (26.19%) Mule
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle Service Bus
1 11 (26.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (7.14%) JBoss
3 2 (4.76%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) HFM
1 1 (2.38%) Hyperion Planning
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (2.38%) Amazon Kinesis
2 1 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 5 (11.90%) MySQL
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.14%) Redis
6 2 (4.76%) NoSQL
6 2 (4.76%) OLAP
6 2 (4.76%) Power BI
7 1 (2.38%) Apache Hive
7 1 (2.38%) Essbase
7 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.38%) HBase
7 1 (2.38%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (2.38%) Pentaho
7 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (26.19%) Maven
2 10 (23.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (23.81%) Jenkins
2 10 (23.81%) JIRA
3 7 (16.67%) JUnit
4 4 (9.52%) SoapUI
5 1 (2.38%) git-flow
5 1 (2.38%) Selenium
5 1 (2.38%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 17 (40.48%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
3 12 (28.57%) Electronics
4 11 (26.19%) Manufacturing
4 11 (26.19%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) SOAP
1 15 (35.71%) Web Services
2 13 (30.95%) RESTful
3 11 (26.19%) Apache Camel
3 11 (26.19%) JSON
3 11 (26.19%) Middleware
3 11 (26.19%) Swagger
3 11 (26.19%) WireMock
3 11 (26.19%) XML
3 11 (26.19%) XSLT
4 10 (23.81%) Spring
5 9 (21.43%) Spring Boot
6 5 (11.90%) CSS
6 5 (11.90%) HTML
6 5 (11.90%) React
7 3 (7.14%) .NET
7 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
7 3 (7.14%) CSS3
7 3 (7.14%) HTML5
7 3 (7.14%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (28.57%) Greenfield Project
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.38%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 4 (9.52%) Unix
2 3 (7.14%) CentOS
2 3 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (38.10%) TDD
4 13 (30.95%) SOA
5 11 (26.19%) Digital Marketing
5 11 (26.19%) Programme Management
5 11 (26.19%) Technical Leadership
6 8 (19.05%) Scrum
7 7 (16.67%) Microservices
8 6 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (11.90%) ETL
9 5 (11.90%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 4 (9.52%) BDD
10 4 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement Process
10 4 (9.52%) Front End Development
10 4 (9.52%) Web Development
11 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
11 3 (7.14%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (7.14%) SDLC
11 3 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 28 (66.67%) Java
2 13 (30.95%) Java 8
3 11 (26.19%) XPath
4 6 (14.29%) C#
4 6 (14.29%) JavaScript
4 6 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (7.14%) Python
5 3 (7.14%) T-SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Go
6 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.76%) VBA
7 1 (2.38%) PHP
7 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (4.76%) OCPJP
1 2 (4.76%) Sun Certification
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (42.86%) Oracle
2 11 (26.19%) SAP
2 11 (26.19%) WSO2
3 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) MuleSoft
4 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (4.76%) Sun
6 1 (2.38%) Adobe
6 1 (2.38%) Altera
6 1 (2.38%) Hyperion
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) Lattice Semiconductor
6 1 (2.38%) MicroStrategy
6 1 (2.38%) Tableau
6 1 (2.38%) Teradata
6 1 (2.38%) Xilinx