Period
to 9 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 344 312 374
Rank change year-on-year -32 +62 +44
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 508 776 607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.81% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.86% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 574 458
England median daily rate £538 £538 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.38% +10.53%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £369
90th Percentile £700 £675 £640
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £513
% change year-on-year - +2.44% +10.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
England median hourly rate £72.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.00% +4.65% -
UK median hourly rate £72.00 £45.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +60.00% +4.65% -

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 69,169 90,522 89,533
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.94% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,762 60,699 59,884
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,585 2,745 2,602
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.11% -2.41% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.81
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.37 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +7.60% -3.74% +3.89%

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 9 December 2019.

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 9 December 2019. 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 -25 285 £550 - 151
South East +25 73 £500 -9.09% 41
Midlands +73 64 £550 +4.76% 31
North of England +4 47 £500 +11.11% 59
West Midlands +50 44 £550 +4.76% 12
South West -1 30 £505 +12.22% 21
North West +12 27 £500 +17.65% 35
East Midlands +29 23 £641 +28.10% 19
Yorkshire +23 19 £500 +8.11% 15
East of England +6 8 £481 -8.33% 26
North East +24 1 £425 -8.11% 9
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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.

1 252 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 161 (31.69%) JavaScript
3 157 (30.91%) Java
4 154 (30.31%) .NET
5 127 (25.00%) C#
6 123 (24.21%) Azure
7 110 (21.65%) Finance
8 108 (21.26%) DevOps
9 105 (20.67%) SQL
10 104 (20.47%) AWS
11 101 (19.88%) Python
12 98 (19.29%) TDD
13 96 (18.90%) Web Services
14 95 (18.70%) Software Engineering
14 95 (18.70%) Microservices
15 84 (16.54%) Scrum
16 81 (15.94%) HTML
17 74 (14.57%) Node.js
18 69 (13.58%) Microsoft
18 69 (13.58%) CSS
19 67 (13.19%) Git (software)
19 67 (13.19%) Serverless
20 66 (12.99%) Docker
21 64 (12.60%) AngularJS
22 62 (12.20%) SQL Server
23 61 (12.01%) BDD
24 60 (11.81%) Mentoring
24 60 (11.81%) Kubernetes
25 57 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
25 57 (11.22%) Front Office

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 19 (3.74%) Confluence
2 9 (1.77%) SAS
2 9 (1.77%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.38%) Apache
3 7 (1.38%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.18%) Apache Spark
4 6 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.18%) NServiceBus
5 4 (0.79%) CMS
5 4 (0.79%) JBoss
5 4 (0.79%) Jupyter
5 4 (0.79%) Mendix
5 4 (0.79%) OpenStack
5 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.59%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.39%) GemFire
7 2 (0.39%) Mule
7 2 (0.39%) Umbraco
7 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (1.38%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (1.38%) Sketch
2 6 (1.18%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.79%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.39%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 15 (2.95%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (2.17%) Magento
3 5 (0.98%) FINCAD Analytics
4 4 (0.79%) Shopify
5 1 (0.20%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.20%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 123 (24.21%) Azure
2 104 (20.47%) AWS
3 67 (13.19%) Serverless
4 45 (8.86%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (8.27%) AWS Lambda
6 41 (8.07%) Amazon EC2
7 37 (7.28%) Amazon S3
8 30 (5.91%) Amazon ECS
9 27 (5.31%) OpenShift
9 27 (5.31%) Power Platform
10 25 (4.92%) Amazon SQS
11 23 (4.53%) GCP
12 15 (2.95%) GitHub
13 13 (2.56%) Dynamics 365
13 13 (2.56%) SaaS
14 12 (2.36%) PaaS
15 10 (1.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (1.97%) Azure Functions
16 9 (1.77%) CloudFront
17 6 (1.18%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 5 (0.98%) HTTP
2 4 (0.79%) DNS
2 4 (0.79%) SSL
3 3 (0.59%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.39%) SSH
5 1 (0.20%) Bluetooth
5 1 (0.20%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 27 (5.31%) Amazon RDS
2 27 (5.31%) Power BI
3 26 (5.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 26 (5.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 25 (4.92%) Amazon Redshift
5 22 (4.33%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 20 (3.94%) NoSQL
7 17 (3.35%) Azure SQL Database
8 14 (2.76%) Big Data
9 13 (2.56%) Relational Database
10 12 (2.36%) Cosmos DB
10 12 (2.36%) MySQL
11 11 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
12 10 (1.97%) Amazon Aurora
12 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 9 (1.77%) Amazon Athena
13 9 (1.77%) RDBMS
14 7 (1.38%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 67 (13.19%) Git (software)
2 39 (7.68%) Jenkins
3 33 (6.50%) RStudio
4 26 (5.12%) Artifactory
4 26 (5.12%) JIRA
5 17 (3.35%) Maven
6 14 (2.76%) JUnit
7 11 (2.17%) Bitbucket
7 11 (2.17%) Gradle
8 9 (1.77%) SonarQube
9 8 (1.57%) NUnit
10 7 (1.38%) Mockito
10 7 (1.38%) Subversion
11 6 (1.18%) Mercurial
11 6 (1.18%) Sonatype Nexus
11 6 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.98%) DbUnit
12 5 (0.98%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.98%) JMeter
12 5 (0.98%) TeamCity
General
1 110 (21.65%) Finance
2 57 (11.22%) Front Office
3 33 (6.50%) Banking
4 25 (4.92%) Public Sector
5 18 (3.54%) Marketing
6 14 (2.76%) Retail
7 11 (2.17%) Law
8 9 (1.77%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.57%) Games
9 8 (1.57%) Investment Banking
10 7 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 6 (1.18%) Financial Institution
11 6 (1.18%) Legal
12 4 (0.79%) Electronics
13 3 (0.59%) Advertising
14 2 (0.39%) Back Office
14 2 (0.39%) Publishing
15 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (30.31%) .NET
2 96 (18.90%) Web Services
3 81 (15.94%) HTML
4 74 (14.57%) Node.js
5 69 (13.58%) CSS
6 64 (12.60%) AngularJS
7 56 (11.02%) React
8 51 (10.04%) .NET Core
9 43 (8.46%) ASP.NET
10 36 (7.09%) J2EE
11 34 (6.69%) .NET Framework
11 34 (6.69%) RESTful
12 31 (6.10%) REST
13 30 (5.91%) ASP.NET MVC
13 30 (5.91%) ASP.NET Web API
14 26 (5.12%) Vue.js
15 24 (4.72%) J2SE
16 23 (4.53%) HTML5
17 22 (4.33%) Spring
18 19 (3.74%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (11.22%) Greenfield Project
2 53 (10.43%) Fixed Income
3 35 (6.89%) Enterprise Software
4 30 (5.91%) User Experience
5 29 (5.71%) Derivative
5 29 (5.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 26 (5.12%) Equities
7 17 (3.35%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.38%) Blog
10 7 (1.38%) Cloud Native
10 7 (1.38%) Equity Derivative
11 6 (1.18%) Credit Risk
12 5 (0.98%) Hedge funds
13 4 (0.79%) Smartphone
14 3 (0.59%) Digital Media
14 3 (0.59%) Virtual Team
15 2 (0.39%) Linux Command Line
15 2 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (7.87%) Linux
2 28 (5.51%) Android
3 24 (4.72%) Windows
4 17 (3.35%) Unix
5 15 (2.95%) Apple iOS
6 3 (0.59%) CentOS
6 3 (0.59%) Debian
6 3 (0.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.59%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.20%) Android TV
7 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (49.61%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (21.26%) DevOps
3 98 (19.29%) TDD
4 95 (18.70%) Microservices
4 95 (18.70%) Software Engineering
5 84 (16.54%) Scrum
6 61 (12.01%) BDD
7 60 (11.81%) Mentoring
8 54 (10.63%) Continuous Integration
9 49 (9.65%) Front End Development
10 45 (8.86%) MVC
11 44 (8.66%) Analytics
11 44 (8.66%) Asset Management
12 40 (7.87%) E-Commerce
13 38 (7.48%) Kanban
13 38 (7.48%) Unit Testing
14 32 (6.30%) Open Source
14 32 (6.30%) Test Automation
15 31 (6.10%) Decision-Making
16 30 (5.91%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 161 (31.69%) JavaScript
2 157 (30.91%) Java
3 127 (25.00%) C#
4 105 (20.67%) SQL
5 101 (19.88%) Python
6 34 (6.69%) R
7 29 (5.71%) PHP
8 28 (5.51%) TypeScript
9 23 (4.53%) Kotlin
10 16 (3.15%) C++
11 14 (2.76%) T-SQL
12 12 (2.36%) ES6
13 9 (1.77%) Apple Swift
14 8 (1.57%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.57%) Shell Script
15 7 (1.38%) Bash Shell
15 7 (1.38%) C
15 7 (1.38%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.38%) Ruby
16 4 (0.79%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 29 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (4.53%) Degree
3 21 (4.13%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.97%) AWS Certification
6 9 (1.77%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.79%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.20%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.77%) Data Quality
2 8 (1.57%) QA
3 6 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.59%) PMO
4 3 (0.59%) SLA
5 2 (0.39%) CRD IV
5 2 (0.39%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.20%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 66 (12.99%) Docker
2 10 (1.97%) Active Directory
3 4 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 60 (11.81%) Kubernetes
2 30 (5.91%) Terraform
3 19 (3.74%) Ansible
4 5 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.98%) Puppet
4 5 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.20%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.20%) MIIS
6 1 (0.20%) SCCM
6 1 (0.20%) SCOM
Vendors
1 69 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (3.35%) Oracle
3 13 (2.56%) Google
4 10 (1.97%) SAP
5 8 (1.57%) Apple
6 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
6 7 (1.38%) Xamarin
7 5 (0.98%) hybris
8 4 (0.79%) Adobe
8 4 (0.79%) ESRI
8 4 (0.79%) ServiceNow
8 4 (0.79%) TIBCO
8 4 (0.79%) VMware
9 3 (0.59%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.59%) Cognizant
9 3 (0.59%) Facebook
9 3 (0.59%) HP
9 3 (0.59%) IBM
9 3 (0.59%) Tableau
9 3 (0.59%) Tealium