Period
to 23 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 162 173
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 42 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.90% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.49% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 13
East of England median daily rate £563 £500 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +28.21% -15.68%
10th Percentile £369 £335 £330
90th Percentile £600 £650 £435
England median daily rate £525 £475 £453
% change year-on-year +10.53% +4.97% -4.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
East of England median hourly rate - - £41.00
England median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% - +61.76%

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 4,427 4,270 4,869
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 95.61% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,555 2,475 2,846
East of England median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £218
90th Percentile £582 £550 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 292 337 473
East of England median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -13.04% +15.00%
10th Percentile £10.66 £10.90 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +11.16%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +17 20 £600 +70.58% 6
Hertfordshire +5 19 £394 -23.17% 10
Cambridgeshire -18 3 - - 9
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 27 (64.29%) Oracle
2 24 (57.14%) Finance
3 21 (50.00%) Web Services
4 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (42.86%) TDD
5 18 (42.86%) Maven
5 18 (42.86%) SOA
6 17 (40.48%) CSS
6 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
6 17 (40.48%) Greenfield Project
7 16 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 15 (35.71%) Oracle Service Bus
8 15 (35.71%) WSO2
8 15 (35.71%) Apache Camel
8 15 (35.71%) Swagger
8 15 (35.71%) WireMock
8 15 (35.71%) HTML
8 15 (35.71%) SOAP
8 15 (35.71%) XML
8 15 (35.71%) XSLT
8 15 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (35.71%) Middleware
8 15 (35.71%) XPath
8 15 (35.71%) JSON
8 15 (35.71%) Mule
8 15 (35.71%) RESTful
9 14 (33.33%) SAP
10 13 (30.95%) .NET
10 13 (30.95%) C#
10 13 (30.95%) Programme Management

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 16 (38.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 15 (35.71%) Mule
2 15 (35.71%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (11.90%) Apache
4 4 (9.52%) nginx
5 2 (4.76%) CMS
5 2 (4.76%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (2.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) JBoss
6 1 (2.38%) NServiceBus
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (2.38%) Azure Machine Learning
3 1 (2.38%) Data Lake Analytics
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (2.38%) HTTP
2 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.76%) Power BI
3 2 (4.76%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (4.76%) QlikView
4 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data
4 1 (2.38%) Data Lake
4 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.38%) HDInsight
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.38%) SAP Data Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (42.86%) Maven
2 6 (14.29%) Vagrant
3 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Subversion
4 3 (7.14%) Jasmine
5 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.76%) JIRA
5 2 (4.76%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.76%) Mocha
5 2 (4.76%) Selenium
6 1 (2.38%) Cucumber
6 1 (2.38%) JUnit
6 1 (2.38%) LoadUI
6 1 (2.38%) MSTest
6 1 (2.38%) NUnit
6 1 (2.38%) SoapUI
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (2.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (57.14%) Finance
2 13 (30.95%) Electronics
2 13 (30.95%) Manufacturing
2 13 (30.95%) Marketing
2 13 (30.95%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Front Office
3 1 (2.38%) Legal
3 1 (2.38%) Publishing
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (50.00%) Web Services
2 17 (40.48%) CSS
3 15 (35.71%) Apache Camel
3 15 (35.71%) HTML
3 15 (35.71%) JSON
3 15 (35.71%) Middleware
3 15 (35.71%) RESTful
3 15 (35.71%) SOAP
3 15 (35.71%) Swagger
3 15 (35.71%) WireMock
3 15 (35.71%) XML
3 15 (35.71%) XSLT
4 13 (30.95%) .NET
5 12 (28.57%) jQuery
6 9 (21.43%) Ajax
7 5 (11.90%) LAMP
8 4 (9.52%) LEMP Stack
9 3 (7.14%) AngularJS
9 3 (7.14%) ASP.NET
9 3 (7.14%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (40.48%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (4.76%) DataPower
2 2 (4.76%) User Experience
3 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (42.86%) SOA
2 18 (42.86%) TDD
3 15 (35.71%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (30.95%) Digital Marketing
4 13 (30.95%) Programme Management
5 10 (23.81%) Mentoring
6 7 (16.67%) MVC
7 5 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Microservices
8 4 (9.52%) OO
9 3 (7.14%) DevOps
9 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.14%) OO PHP
9 3 (7.14%) Open Source
9 3 (7.14%) Scrum
10 2 (4.76%) Analytics
10 2 (4.76%) Integration Testing
10 2 (4.76%) Unit Testing
10 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (40.48%) JavaScript
2 15 (35.71%) XPath
3 13 (30.95%) C#
4 8 (19.05%) Java
5 5 (11.90%) PHP
6 4 (9.52%) SQL
7 2 (4.76%) Python
8 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
8 1 (2.38%) R
8 1 (2.38%) U-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (4.76%) Docker
2 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (64.29%) Oracle
2 15 (35.71%) WSO2
3 14 (33.33%) SAP
4 4 (9.52%) Zend
5 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 3 (7.14%) Sitecore
6 2 (4.76%) Coveo
6 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Alteryx
7 1 (2.38%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.38%) Tableau
7 1 (2.38%) Xamarin