Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Lead Developer
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 413 388
Rank change year-on-year +33 -25 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 593 528 616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.63% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 361 446
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
10th Percentile £369 £363 £350
90th Percentile £638 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +10.81% -2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
England median hourly rate £43.00 - £50.50
UK median hourly rate £43.00 - £50.50

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 89838 92421 99413
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.75% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59916 60828 64292
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2650 3012 3838
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.85 £46.94 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in England

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor 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 24 November 2017. 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 +6 335 £534 +6.75% 97
South East +11 63 £475 +7.95% 28
East of England +31 61 £513 +5.13% 21
Midlands +49 58 £378 -7.36% 18
North of England +35 54 £425 -1.16% 26
West Midlands +24 33 £338 -15.63% 12
Yorkshire +41 28 £440 -7.37% 8
North West +19 24 £413 -2.94% 18
East Midlands +12 24 £475 +5.56% 5
South West +1 18 £425 +6.25% 7
North East +36 2 £425 -5.56%
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 England region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 308 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (35.75%) JavaScript
3 208 (35.08%) Java
4 195 (32.88%) TDD
5 164 (27.66%) C#
5 164 (27.66%) .NET
6 140 (23.61%) Finance
7 137 (23.10%) HTML
8 131 (22.09%) CSS
9 117 (19.73%) AngularJS
10 116 (19.56%) Git (software)
11 104 (17.54%) Scrum
12 99 (16.69%) Web Services
12 99 (16.69%) Greenfield Project
13 94 (15.85%) Spring
14 93 (15.68%) BDD
15 88 (14.84%) MVC
16 85 (14.33%) ASP.NET
17 84 (14.17%) RESTful
18 83 (14.00%) SQL Server
19 82 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
20 80 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
20 80 (13.49%) Maven
21 78 (13.15%) SQL
22 74 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
23 72 (12.14%) Microservices
24 69 (11.64%) jQuery
25 66 (11.13%) HTML5
26 64 (10.79%) ASP.NET Web API
26 64 (10.79%) React

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 35 (5.90%) CMS
2 34 (5.73%) Apache
3 30 (5.06%) Tomcat
4 28 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 26 (4.38%) Mule
6 25 (4.22%) Oracle Service Bus
7 20 (3.37%) JBoss
7 20 (3.37%) NServiceBus
8 15 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
8 15 (2.53%) Jetty
9 14 (2.36%) Confluence
10 10 (1.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 10 (1.69%) Apache Spark
11 9 (1.52%) Apache Solr
11 9 (1.52%) SharePoint
12 8 (1.35%) WildFly
12 8 (1.35%) WordPress
13 7 (1.18%) EPiServer
13 7 (1.18%) GemFire
13 7 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.34%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
2 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.17%) Gephi
3 1 (0.17%) GIMP
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (2.19%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.84%) Magento
4 3 (0.51%) Eloqua
5 2 (0.34%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.34%) SAP IS-U
6 1 (0.17%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.17%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.17%) Radian6
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
6 1 (0.17%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 82 (13.83%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.36%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (1.52%) GitHub
5 8 (1.35%) npm
6 7 (1.18%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 6 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.01%) Salesforce Service Cloud
8 5 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.84%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.84%) PaaS
8 5 (0.84%) Serverless
9 4 (0.67%) Office 365
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.51%) AWS Lambda
10 3 (0.51%) IaaS
10 3 (0.51%) Route 53
11 2 (0.34%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.34%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.17%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (2.87%) HTTP
2 9 (1.52%) Internet
3 4 (0.67%) Kerberos
4 3 (0.51%) Firewall
5 2 (0.34%) SMS
5 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.17%) Bluetooth
6 1 (0.17%) CTI
6 1 (0.17%) Intranet
6 1 (0.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.60%) MongoDB
3 49 (8.26%) NoSQL
4 27 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 27 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 26 (4.38%) MySQL
6 22 (3.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 20 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (3.20%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (2.87%) Big Data
9 17 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 16 (2.70%) Hadoop
11 15 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
11 15 (2.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 12 (2.02%) RDBMS
13 11 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
13 11 (1.85%) QlikView
13 11 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
14 8 (1.35%) OLAP
15 7 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 116 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 80 (13.49%) Maven
3 57 (9.61%) Jenkins
4 51 (8.60%) JUnit
5 44 (7.42%) Subversion
6 39 (6.58%) Mockito
7 31 (5.23%) Visual Studio
8 30 (5.06%) JIRA
8 30 (5.06%) Team Foundation Server
9 26 (4.38%) Selenium
10 20 (3.37%) Octopus Deploy
10 20 (3.37%) Vagrant
11 19 (3.20%) SpecFlow
12 16 (2.70%) Cucumber
13 14 (2.36%) TeamCity
13 14 (2.36%) webpack
14 13 (2.19%) Ant
15 12 (2.02%) gulp
15 12 (2.02%) SonarQube
16 11 (1.85%) NUnit
General
1 140 (23.61%) Finance
2 54 (9.11%) Banking
3 41 (6.91%) Marketing
4 30 (5.06%) Manufacturing
5 29 (4.89%) Telecoms
6 26 (4.38%) Electronics
7 24 (4.05%) Retail
8 12 (2.02%) Front Office
8 12 (2.02%) Investment Banking
9 11 (1.85%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.35%) Publishing
11 5 (0.84%) Advertising
11 5 (0.84%) Back Office
12 4 (0.67%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Billing
13 2 (0.34%) Law
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.34%) Wholesale Banking
14 1 (0.17%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 164 (27.66%) .NET
2 137 (23.10%) HTML
3 131 (22.09%) CSS
4 117 (19.73%) AngularJS
5 99 (16.69%) Web Services
6 94 (15.85%) Spring
7 85 (14.33%) ASP.NET
8 84 (14.17%) RESTful
9 69 (11.64%) jQuery
10 66 (11.13%) HTML5
11 64 (10.79%) ASP.NET Web API
11 64 (10.79%) React
12 63 (10.62%) REST
13 57 (9.61%) Node.js
14 54 (9.11%) JSON
15 51 (8.60%) XML
16 49 (8.26%) CSS3
16 49 (8.26%) Hibernate
17 43 (7.25%) SOAP
18 40 (6.75%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 99 (16.69%) Greenfield Project
2 29 (4.89%) User Experience
3 22 (3.71%) Mobile App
4 18 (3.04%) Digital Media
5 16 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (2.70%) Hedge funds
6 13 (2.19%) Fintech
7 9 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (1.35%) iPad
8 8 (1.35%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 5 (0.84%) Computer Science
11 4 (0.67%) Credit Risk
12 3 (0.51%) Data Structures
12 3 (0.51%) Fixed Income
12 3 (0.51%) New Media
13 2 (0.34%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.34%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
13 2 (0.34%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (7.08%) Linux
2 24 (4.05%) Unix
3 10 (1.69%) Android
3 10 (1.69%) Apple iOS
3 10 (1.69%) Windows
4 8 (1.35%) VMS
5 4 (0.67%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
7 2 (0.34%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.17%) CentOS
8 1 (0.17%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (51.94%) Agile Software Development
2 195 (32.88%) TDD
3 104 (17.54%) Scrum
4 93 (15.68%) BDD
5 88 (14.84%) MVC
6 80 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
7 72 (12.14%) Microservices
8 61 (10.29%) Mentoring
9 60 (10.12%) DevOps
10 59 (9.95%) SOA
11 56 (9.44%) Test Automation
12 53 (8.94%) Front End Development
13 49 (8.26%) Data Modelling
14 46 (7.76%) Business Intelligence
15 42 (7.08%) E-Commerce
16 38 (6.41%) OO
17 37 (6.24%) Software Engineering
18 32 (5.40%) Continuous Delivery
19 29 (4.89%) Unit Testing
20 28 (4.72%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 212 (35.75%) JavaScript
2 208 (35.08%) Java
3 164 (27.66%) C#
4 78 (13.15%) SQL
5 30 (5.06%) Python
6 25 (4.22%) XPath
7 21 (3.54%) PHP
8 17 (2.87%) PowerShell
9 15 (2.53%) T-SQL
10 13 (2.19%) Scala
10 13 (2.19%) TypeScript
11 9 (1.52%) Apex Code
11 9 (1.52%) VB.NET
12 8 (1.35%) JPQL
13 7 (1.18%) C++
13 7 (1.18%) ES6
13 7 (1.18%) Shell Script
14 6 (1.01%) Apple Swift
14 6 (1.01%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
15 5 (0.84%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (3.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.53%) Degree
3 11 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.69%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.01%) MCITP
5 6 (1.01%) MCSE
6 5 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.34%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.17%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.56%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.17%) GCP
3 1 (0.17%) MiFID
System Software
1 56 (9.44%) Docker
2 2 (0.34%) Varnish
2 2 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (0.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (0.34%) vSphere
3 1 (0.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 32 (5.40%) Puppet
2 28 (4.72%) Ansible
3 22 (3.71%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.85%) Kubernetes
5 5 (0.84%) Cobbler
6 3 (0.51%) cPanel
7 2 (0.34%) Nagios
8 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (10.12%) Microsoft
1 60 (10.12%) Oracle
2 40 (6.75%) ServiceNow
3 32 (5.40%) SAP
4 27 (4.55%) WSO2
5 19 (3.20%) Sitecore
6 14 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (2.19%) Adobe
8 10 (1.69%) IBM
8 10 (1.69%) Tableau
9 8 (1.35%) Google
10 6 (1.01%) RedGate
10 6 (1.01%) Zend
11 5 (0.84%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.67%) VMware
12 4 (0.67%) Xamarin
13 3 (0.51%) Atlassian
13 3 (0.51%) Marketo
13 3 (0.51%) MuleSoft
14 2 (0.34%) New Relic