The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 348 364
Rank change year-on-year -28 +16  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 224 304 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.62% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.65% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 214 224
Median daily rate £500 £475 £480
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £370 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £638 £642
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.17% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 -
% change year-on-year +64.17% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40963 46827 48392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.75% 95.00% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91483 109922 114749
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4083 4735 7114
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.75 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 149 £530 -3.63% 91
South East -4 17 £525 - 28
Midlands -17 16 £425 +2.40% 9
North of England +24 15 £408 -9.44% 31
East of England +3 14 £613 +25.64% 9
South West +7 11 £408 -11.41% 19
North West +8 9 £355 -16.47% 18
West Midlands -12 8 £523 +25.97% 6
Yorkshire +13 6 £439 +0.28% 13
East Midlands -4 5 £425 -5.55% 2
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 220 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 158 (34.96%) Java
3 154 (34.07%) JavaScript
4 134 (29.65%) .NET
5 118 (26.11%) HTML
6 116 (25.66%) TDD
7 110 (24.34%) C#
8 103 (22.79%) CSS
9 89 (19.69%) Finance
10 85 (18.81%) Scrum
11 81 (17.92%) AngularJS
12 78 (17.26%) SQL
13 76 (16.81%) Git (software)
14 69 (15.27%) MVC
15 67 (14.82%) HTML5
16 60 (13.27%) SQL Server
17 57 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
18 56 (12.39%) DevOps
18 56 (12.39%) ASP.NET
18 56 (12.39%) Banking
19 55 (12.17%) Web Services
20 52 (11.50%) Spring
21 50 (11.06%) User Experience
21 50 (11.06%) Node.js
22 47 (10.40%) RESTful
22 47 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
23 46 (10.18%) XML
23 46 (10.18%) Microsoft
24 45 (9.96%) SOA
24 45 (9.96%) Oracle

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 22 (4.87%) CMS
2 17 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
3 15 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 13 (2.88%) Apache
5 12 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.21%) Apache Spark
6 10 (2.21%) Mule
7 8 (1.77%) Confluence
7 8 (1.77%) Sitecore CMS
8 7 (1.55%) Oracle Service Bus
8 7 (1.55%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (1.33%) Drupal
9 6 (1.33%) NServiceBus
9 6 (1.33%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.11%) EPiServer
10 5 (1.11%) nginx
10 5 (1.11%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.11%) WordPress
11 4 (0.88%) Jetty
Applications
1 6 (1.33%) Photoshop
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.22%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.22%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 16 (3.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.88%) Eloqua
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
4 2 (0.44%) Shopify
4 2 (0.44%) Siebel CRM
5 1 (0.22%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.22%) SessionCam
5 1 (0.22%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 43 (9.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (3.10%) GitHub
4 10 (2.21%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (1.11%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
6 4 (0.88%) SaaS
7 3 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.44%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.44%) Route 53
9 1 (0.22%) Adobe Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.22%) CloudSense
9 1 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.22%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
9 1 (0.22%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.10%) HTTP
2 10 (2.21%) Internet
3 5 (1.11%) DNS
4 4 (0.88%) Firewall
4 4 (0.88%) SSL
5 3 (0.66%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.22%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.22%) Skype
7 1 (0.22%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.22%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.27%) SQL Server
2 43 (9.51%) NoSQL
3 36 (7.96%) MongoDB
4 22 (4.87%) Big Data
5 20 (4.42%) MySQL
5 20 (4.42%) Relational Database
6 17 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
7 14 (3.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (2.65%) Apache Cassandra
8 12 (2.65%) Hadoop
8 12 (2.65%) QlikView
8 12 (2.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 11 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (1.99%) SQL Server 2008
12 8 (1.77%) Hazelcast
12 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.11%) Apache Hive
13 5 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 76 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 28 (6.19%) JIRA
3 24 (5.31%) Visual Studio
4 23 (5.09%) Jenkins
5 22 (4.87%) JUnit
6 20 (4.42%) Maven
7 19 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 18 (3.98%) Subversion
9 17 (3.76%) gulp
10 16 (3.54%) Mockito
10 16 (3.54%) Selenium
10 16 (3.54%) TeamCity
11 14 (3.10%) Grunt
12 12 (2.65%) Cucumber
13 11 (2.43%) Eclipse
14 10 (2.21%) Bitbucket
15 9 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 8 (1.77%) Mocha
17 7 (1.55%) Gradle
18 6 (1.33%) Jasmine
General
1 89 (19.69%) Finance
2 56 (12.39%) Banking
3 32 (7.08%) Marketing
4 27 (5.97%) Front Office
5 19 (4.20%) Investment Banking
6 11 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.21%) Electronics
7 10 (2.21%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.21%) Retail
8 7 (1.55%) Advertising
9 5 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.88%) Games
11 3 (0.66%) Automotive
11 3 (0.66%) Legal
11 3 (0.66%) Publishing
12 2 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.44%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Back Office
13 1 (0.22%) Law
13 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 134 (29.65%) .NET
2 118 (26.11%) HTML
3 103 (22.79%) CSS
4 81 (17.92%) AngularJS
5 67 (14.82%) HTML5
6 56 (12.39%) ASP.NET
7 55 (12.17%) Web Services
8 52 (11.50%) Spring
9 50 (11.06%) Node.js
10 47 (10.40%) RESTful
11 46 (10.18%) XML
12 45 (9.96%) CSS3
13 44 (9.73%) React
14 43 (9.51%) jQuery
15 39 (8.63%) JSON
16 36 (7.96%) REST
17 32 (7.08%) ASP.NET MVC
17 32 (7.08%) ASP.NET Web API
17 32 (7.08%) SOAP
18 28 (6.19%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 57 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
2 50 (11.06%) User Experience
3 25 (5.53%) Fixed Income
4 23 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (5.09%) Mobile App
5 17 (3.76%) Equities
6 16 (3.54%) Derivative
7 14 (3.10%) Virtual Team
8 12 (2.65%) Computer Science
8 12 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.33%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.33%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (1.33%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (1.11%) Fintech
11 5 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.11%) iPad
11 5 (1.11%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.11%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.88%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.85%) Linux
2 26 (5.75%) Unix
3 24 (5.31%) Android
4 16 (3.54%) Windows
5 12 (2.65%) Apple iOS
6 9 (1.99%) Mac OS X
7 2 (0.44%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.22%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (48.67%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (25.66%) TDD
3 85 (18.81%) Scrum
4 69 (15.27%) MVC
5 56 (12.39%) DevOps
6 47 (10.40%) Continuous Integration
7 45 (9.96%) SOA
8 44 (9.73%) Front End Development
9 42 (9.29%) BDD
10 41 (9.07%) Data Modelling
11 39 (8.63%) Microservices
12 34 (7.52%) E-Commerce
13 32 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
14 31 (6.86%) Open Source
14 31 (6.86%) Test Automation
15 30 (6.64%) Mentoring
16 27 (5.97%) OO
17 25 (5.53%) CRM
17 25 (5.53%) Software Engineering
17 25 (5.53%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 158 (34.96%) Java
2 154 (34.07%) JavaScript
3 110 (24.34%) C#
4 78 (17.26%) SQL
5 27 (5.97%) Python
6 18 (3.98%) Scala
7 16 (3.54%) Ruby
8 15 (3.32%) ES6
9 12 (2.65%) C++
9 12 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 11 (2.43%) PHP
11 10 (2.21%) VB.NET
12 9 (1.99%) Apex Code
12 9 (1.99%) C
12 9 (1.99%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.99%) XPath
13 8 (1.77%) SOQL
14 7 (1.55%) Objective-C
15 6 (1.33%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.33%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 22 (4.87%) Security Cleared
2 20 (4.42%) Degree
3 10 (2.21%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (0.66%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (0.66%) MCITP
5 3 (0.66%) MCSE
6 2 (0.44%) HNC
6 2 (0.44%) Master's Degree
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.22%) CFA
7 1 (0.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.22%) MCP
7 1 (0.22%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.65%) QA
2 14 (3.10%) MiFID
3 9 (1.99%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.44%) EMIR
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 24 (5.31%) Docker
2 3 (0.66%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 2 (0.44%) Apache Flume
3 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.22%) Varnish
4 1 (0.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (1.77%) Kibana
2 7 (1.55%) Puppet
3 5 (1.11%) MOM
3 5 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.88%) Ansible
4 4 (0.88%) Kubernetes
5 3 (0.66%) cPanel
5 3 (0.66%) Oozie
6 2 (0.44%) Nagios
6 2 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
6 2 (0.44%) vRealize
7 1 (0.22%) Marathon
7 1 (0.22%) Mesos
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.22%) TeamSite
7 1 (0.22%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 46 (10.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (9.96%) Oracle
3 27 (5.97%) ServiceNow
4 15 (3.32%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.65%) SAP
6 11 (2.43%) Sitecore
7 10 (2.21%) Google
7 10 (2.21%) WSO2
8 9 (1.99%) IBM
8 9 (1.99%) Tableau
9 8 (1.77%) TIBCO
10 6 (1.33%) Adobe
10 6 (1.33%) hybris
11 5 (1.11%) Informatica
11 5 (1.11%) ION Trading
11 5 (1.11%) Marketo
12 4 (0.88%) Apigee
12 4 (0.88%) Cloudera
12 4 (0.88%) HP
13 3 (0.66%) Red Hat
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