Period
to 28 May 2020

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

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
UK > England
6 months to
28 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 341 349
Rank change year-on-year +36 +8 +65
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 313 616 674
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.75% 0.74% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.79% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 386 503
Median daily rate £550 £550 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £376
90th Percentile £700 £700 £650
UK median daily rate £550 £550 £525
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £35.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.26% -29.09%
UK median hourly rate - £35.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -10.26% -29.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 39,301 78,456 87,369
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.57% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,104 52,143 57,789
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £255 £280 £273
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £466 £473 £450
% change year-on-year -1.37% +5.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,570 2,430 2,742
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.51
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.26% +5.38% -2.61%
10th Percentile £12.02 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £51.00 £48.00
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +13.16% +5.56% -5.26%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in England.

Daily rate trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Lead Developer in England over the 6 months to 28 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Lead Developer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 28 May 2020. 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
London +44 175 £550 -4.35% 58
South West +81 53 £600 +9.09% 7
Midlands +41 35 £450 -14.29% 3
South East +103 25 £470 -14.55% 14
North of England +65 25 £448 -0.56% 42
West Midlands +39 21 £475 -9.52% 2
East Midlands +33 14 £450 -5.26% 1
North West +38 12 £425 -6.85% 23
Yorkshire +57 9 £450 -5.26% 11
North East +15 4 £445 -1.11% 8
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 May 2020, 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 England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 173 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (41.21%) Java
3 97 (30.99%) DevOps
4 93 (29.71%) Finance
5 84 (26.84%) Python
6 79 (25.24%) JavaScript
6 79 (25.24%) AWS
7 75 (23.96%) Web Services
8 70 (22.36%) .NET
9 62 (19.81%) Docker
10 61 (19.49%) Azure
11 56 (17.89%) TDD
12 55 (17.57%) Kubernetes
13 53 (16.93%) Software Engineering
13 53 (16.93%) Jenkins
14 52 (16.61%) C#
15 50 (15.97%) SQL
16 47 (15.02%) Serverless
17 45 (14.38%) Microsoft
18 44 (14.06%) Asset Management
19 43 (13.74%) Terraform
20 42 (13.42%) Front Office
21 41 (13.10%) Decision-Making
21 41 (13.10%) Deployment Automation
22 40 (12.78%) AWS Lambda
22 40 (12.78%) Artifactory
23 39 (12.46%) Amazon Redshift
23 39 (12.46%) Amazon RDS
23 39 (12.46%) J2EE
24 38 (12.14%) Fixed Income

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 9 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (2.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.92%) Mule
3 6 (1.92%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Fuse
3 6 (1.92%) WordPress
4 5 (1.60%) Confluence
5 4 (1.28%) Mendix
6 3 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.96%) CMS
7 2 (0.64%) Appian
7 2 (0.64%) Drupal
7 2 (0.64%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (0.64%) SAS
7 2 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.32%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.32%) Apache
8 1 (0.32%) DNN
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (0.96%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 8 (2.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.60%) Magento
3 2 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.32%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 79 (25.24%) AWS
2 61 (19.49%) Azure
3 47 (15.02%) Serverless
4 40 (12.78%) AWS Lambda
5 38 (12.14%) Amazon EC2
5 38 (12.14%) Amazon S3
5 38 (12.14%) Amazon SQS
5 38 (12.14%) OpenShift
6 37 (11.82%) Amazon ECS
6 37 (11.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 14 (4.47%) Power Platform
8 9 (2.88%) Dynamics 365
9 6 (1.92%) GitHub
10 5 (1.60%) SaaS
11 2 (0.64%) Azure Functions
11 2 (0.64%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.64%) npm
11 2 (0.64%) PaaS
12 1 (0.32%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.32%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.28%) HTTP
2 2 (0.64%) Firewall
3 1 (0.32%) FTP
3 1 (0.32%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.32%) Internet
3 1 (0.32%) Kerberos
3 1 (0.32%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.46%) Amazon RDS
1 39 (12.46%) Amazon Redshift
2 27 (8.63%) SQL Server
3 14 (4.47%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (4.15%) Power BI
4 13 (4.15%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.51%) MySQL
5 11 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (3.19%) Blockchain
6 10 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.24%) Azure SQL Database
7 7 (2.24%) Oracle Database
7 7 (2.24%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.92%) Big Data
8 6 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.60%) MongoDB
9 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.28%) Hadoop
10 4 (1.28%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.28%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 53 (16.93%) Jenkins
2 40 (12.78%) Artifactory
3 37 (11.82%) RStudio
4 24 (7.67%) Git (software)
5 13 (4.15%) Maven
6 10 (3.19%) JIRA
7 6 (1.92%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.60%) Ant
9 3 (0.96%) Babel
9 3 (0.96%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.96%) CMake
9 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
9 3 (0.96%) webpack
10 2 (0.64%) Cypress.io
10 2 (0.64%) JUnit
10 2 (0.64%) Mockito
10 2 (0.64%) Oracle Forms
10 2 (0.64%) Selenium
10 2 (0.64%) SpecFlow
10 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 93 (29.71%) Finance
2 42 (13.42%) Front Office
3 24 (7.67%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.15%) Marketing
5 12 (3.83%) Banking
6 11 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 11 (3.51%) Telecoms
7 10 (3.19%) Electronics
8 4 (1.28%) Back Office
8 4 (1.28%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Law
10 1 (0.32%) Billing
10 1 (0.32%) French Language
10 1 (0.32%) General Ledger
10 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
10 1 (0.32%) Publishing
10 1 (0.32%) Retail
10 1 (0.32%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (23.96%) Web Services
2 70 (22.36%) .NET
3 39 (12.46%) J2EE
4 37 (11.82%) J2SE
5 36 (11.50%) Node.js
5 36 (11.50%) React
6 33 (10.54%) CSS
7 31 (9.90%) HTML
8 26 (8.31%) RESTful
9 24 (7.67%) XML
10 19 (6.07%) AngularJS
11 18 (5.75%) .NET Core
11 18 (5.75%) REST
12 17 (5.43%) ASP.NET
12 17 (5.43%) Spring
13 14 (4.47%) JSON
13 14 (4.47%) SOAP
13 14 (4.47%) Spring Boot
14 13 (4.15%) .NET Framework
15 12 (3.83%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.14%) Fixed Income
2 37 (11.82%) Derivative
3 36 (11.50%) Equities
4 17 (5.43%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.15%) User Experience
6 12 (3.83%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.19%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.19%) Mobile App
8 9 (2.88%) Reference Data
9 4 (1.28%) Bitcoin
9 4 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.28%) NHS
10 3 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
10 3 (0.96%) PKI
10 3 (0.96%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.64%) Animation
11 2 (0.64%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.64%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.64%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.75%) Linux
2 14 (4.47%) Apple iOS
3 13 (4.15%) Android
4 9 (2.88%) Unix
4 9 (2.88%) Windows
5 3 (0.96%) Windows 10
6 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
7 1 (0.32%) CentOS
7 1 (0.32%) Debian
7 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 173 (55.27%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (30.99%) DevOps
3 56 (17.89%) TDD
4 53 (16.93%) Software Engineering
5 44 (14.06%) Asset Management
6 41 (13.10%) Decision-Making
6 41 (13.10%) Deployment Automation
7 35 (11.18%) Mentoring
8 34 (10.86%) Scrum
9 33 (10.54%) Microservices
10 30 (9.58%) Business Intelligence
10 30 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
10 30 (9.58%) Test Automation
11 28 (8.95%) Analytics
12 26 (8.31%) ETL
13 24 (7.67%) Front End Development
14 22 (7.03%) Data Modelling
14 22 (7.03%) Refactoring
14 22 (7.03%) Waterfall
15 20 (6.39%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 129 (41.21%) Java
2 84 (26.84%) Python
3 79 (25.24%) JavaScript
4 52 (16.61%) C#
5 50 (15.97%) SQL
6 37 (11.82%) R
7 19 (6.07%) TypeScript
8 18 (5.75%) PHP
9 14 (4.47%) C
9 14 (4.47%) Java 8
10 13 (4.15%) C++
10 13 (4.15%) Ruby
11 8 (2.56%) Go
11 8 (2.56%) XPath
12 7 (2.24%) Kotlin
13 6 (1.92%) Apple Swift
13 6 (1.92%) PL/SQL
13 6 (1.92%) VB.NET
14 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
14 4 (1.28%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.39%) Degree
3 17 (5.43%) SC Cleared
4 13 (4.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.28%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.28%) Data Quality
2 3 (0.96%) PMO
2 3 (0.96%) SLA
3 2 (0.64%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 20022
4 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 62 (19.81%) Docker
2 7 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.64%) NFS
Systems Management
1 55 (17.57%) Kubernetes
2 43 (13.74%) Terraform
3 5 (1.60%) Ansible
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle Statspack
4 2 (0.64%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.32%) MIIS
5 1 (0.32%) Prometheus
5 1 (0.32%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 45 (14.38%) Microsoft
2 24 (7.67%) Oracle
3 12 (3.83%) Google
3 12 (3.83%) SAP
4 6 (1.92%) AppDynamics
4 6 (1.92%) Informatica
4 6 (1.92%) WSO2
5 5 (1.60%) Blue Prism
5 5 (1.60%) IBM
5 5 (1.60%) TIBCO
5 5 (1.60%) Trillium
6 3 (0.96%) Adobe
6 3 (0.96%) Cloudera
6 3 (0.96%) MuleSoft
6 3 (0.96%) Talend
7 2 (0.64%) Apple
7 2 (0.64%) HP
7 2 (0.64%) NetApp
7 2 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.64%) Tableau