The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 356 378
Rank change year-on-year 0 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 228 292 236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.59% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.62% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 171 169
Median daily rate £500 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £444 £400
% change year-on-year -5.63% +10.93%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £55.00 £55.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +61.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 March 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 March 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 +38 159 £525 +5.00% 89
South East -11 17 £425 -15.00% 16
South West -2 12 £388 -7.46% 15
North West +19 10 £425 +21.42% 17
Yorkshire +19 9 £525 +10.52% 8
East Midlands -3 6 £400 -8.57% 8
West Midlands -7 5 £375 -18.47% 8
North East -11 5 £463 -8.41% 2
East of England -15 3 £406 +1.56% 4
Midlands +7 1 - -
Lead Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 229 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 176 (36.97%) JavaScript
3 165 (34.66%) Java
4 147 (30.88%) HTML
5 141 (29.62%) CSS
6 116 (24.37%) TDD
7 105 (22.06%) .NET
8 88 (18.49%) Scrum
8 88 (18.49%) C#
9 82 (17.23%) HTML5
9 82 (17.23%) AngularJS
10 81 (17.02%) SQL
11 80 (16.81%) Git (software)
12 69 (14.50%) Finance
13 67 (14.08%) CSS3
14 63 (13.24%) Software Engineering
15 60 (12.61%) SQL Server
16 57 (11.97%) MVC
16 57 (11.97%) Front End Development
17 56 (11.76%) Web Services
18 52 (10.92%) React
19 51 (10.71%) Node.js
19 51 (10.71%) Banking
20 49 (10.29%) BDD
21 48 (10.08%) Microsoft
21 48 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
22 47 (9.87%) REST
23 46 (9.66%) Mentoring
23 46 (9.66%) jQuery
23 46 (9.66%) CMS

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 46 (9.66%) CMS
2 29 (6.09%) Apache
3 28 (5.88%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 13 (2.73%) Apache Spark
4 13 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
5 11 (2.31%) Confluence
6 10 (2.10%) Drupal
6 10 (2.10%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (1.47%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.26%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.84%) Apache Solr
11 4 (0.84%) IBM Domino
11 4 (0.84%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.63%) Mule
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
13 2 (0.42%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (1.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.21%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 15 (3.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.42%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.42%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.42%) RMDS
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.21%) Eloqua
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 29 (6.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (3.99%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (3.36%) GitHub
4 5 (1.05%) SaaS
5 3 (0.63%) IaaS
5 3 (0.63%) PaaS
6 2 (0.42%) Force.com
6 2 (0.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.21%) Akamai
7 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.21%) CloudSense
7 1 (0.21%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.21%) Google Play
7 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.21%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.36%) HTTP
2 8 (1.68%) HTTPS
2 8 (1.68%) Internet
3 3 (0.63%) DNS
3 3 (0.63%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.42%) DKIM
4 2 (0.42%) DMARC
4 2 (0.42%) Firewall
4 2 (0.42%) SMTP
5 1 (0.21%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.21%) Profibus
5 1 (0.21%) Skype
5 1 (0.21%) SNMP
5 1 (0.21%) SSL
5 1 (0.21%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.61%) SQL Server
2 36 (7.56%) NoSQL
3 32 (6.72%) MongoDB
4 25 (5.25%) MySQL
5 20 (4.20%) Big Data
6 16 (3.36%) Hadoop
7 15 (3.15%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 9 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.89%) QlikView
12 8 (1.68%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.47%) Hazelcast
13 7 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (1.05%) HBase
14 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 5 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 4 (0.84%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 80 (16.81%) Git (software)
2 28 (5.88%) JIRA
3 23 (4.83%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.99%) Grunt
4 19 (3.99%) JUnit
5 17 (3.57%) gulp
5 17 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (3.36%) Maven
6 16 (3.36%) Mockito
6 16 (3.36%) Subversion
7 14 (2.94%) Selenium
7 14 (2.94%) TeamCity
8 13 (2.73%) Visual Studio
9 12 (2.52%) Jasmine
10 11 (2.31%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.10%) Bitbucket
12 9 (1.89%) Eclipse
13 8 (1.68%) StarTeam
14 7 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (1.26%) Gradle
General
1 69 (14.50%) Finance
2 51 (10.71%) Banking
3 19 (3.99%) Investment Banking
3 19 (3.99%) Marketing
4 18 (3.78%) Retail
5 13 (2.73%) Front Office
6 8 (1.68%) Games
7 6 (1.26%) Advertising
8 5 (1.05%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
9 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Automotive
10 3 (0.63%) Electronics
10 3 (0.63%) Law
11 2 (0.42%) Back Office
11 2 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.42%) Publishing
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 147 (30.88%) HTML
2 141 (29.62%) CSS
3 105 (22.06%) .NET
4 82 (17.23%) AngularJS
4 82 (17.23%) HTML5
5 67 (14.08%) CSS3
6 56 (11.76%) Web Services
7 52 (10.92%) React
8 51 (10.71%) Node.js
9 47 (9.87%) REST
10 46 (9.66%) jQuery
11 43 (9.03%) RESTful
11 43 (9.03%) Spring
12 40 (8.40%) ASP.NET
13 38 (7.98%) XML
14 31 (6.51%) SOAP
15 28 (5.88%) Sass
16 27 (5.67%) ASP.NET Web API
16 27 (5.67%) Hibernate
16 27 (5.67%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.56%) User Experience
2 24 (5.04%) Mobile App
3 20 (4.20%) Fixed Income
4 15 (3.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 14 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (2.52%) Equities
8 11 (2.31%) Derivative
8 11 (2.31%) Virtual Team
9 9 (1.89%) Fintech
10 8 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.68%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (1.26%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.05%) Management Information System
13 4 (0.84%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.84%) Mainframe
14 3 (0.63%) Animation
14 3 (0.63%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 38 (7.98%) Linux
2 20 (4.20%) Android
3 17 (3.57%) Unix
4 16 (3.36%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.52%) Windows
6 8 (1.68%) VME
7 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (0.42%) HPUX
9 2 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (0.42%) Solaris
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (48.11%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (24.37%) TDD
3 88 (18.49%) Scrum
4 63 (13.24%) Software Engineering
5 57 (11.97%) Front End Development
5 57 (11.97%) MVC
6 49 (10.29%) BDD
7 48 (10.08%) Continuous Integration
8 46 (9.66%) Mentoring
9 38 (7.98%) DevOps
10 37 (7.77%) Web Development
11 36 (7.56%) SDLC
12 35 (7.35%) SOA
13 32 (6.72%) E-Commerce
13 32 (6.72%) Open Source
14 28 (5.88%) Microservices
14 28 (5.88%) OO
15 27 (5.67%) Business Intelligence
16 26 (5.46%) Data Modelling
17 25 (5.25%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 176 (36.97%) JavaScript
2 165 (34.66%) Java
3 88 (18.49%) C#
4 81 (17.02%) SQL
5 28 (5.88%) Scala
6 26 (5.46%) Ruby
7 24 (5.04%) Python
8 18 (3.78%) PHP
9 13 (2.73%) C++
9 13 (2.73%) Objective-C
10 12 (2.52%) ES6
10 12 (2.52%) T-SQL
11 10 (2.10%) COBOL
12 9 (1.89%) Apple Swift
13 7 (1.47%) Apex Code
13 7 (1.47%) C
13 7 (1.47%) Groovy
13 7 (1.47%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.26%) Shell Script
15 5 (1.05%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 21 (4.41%) Degree
2 20 (4.20%) Security Cleared
3 12 (2.52%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.42%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.21%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.21%) HNC
6 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) QA
2 9 (1.89%) MiFID
3 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.84%) PA-DSS
3 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.63%) EMIR
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 14001
4 3 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.42%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.21%) SDET
6 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.21%) WAI
6 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (3.36%) Docker
2 9 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (0.84%) HDFS
4 3 (0.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (0.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.42%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.21%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.21%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.47%) Kibana
2 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
2 4 (0.84%) MOM
3 3 (0.63%) Ansible
4 2 (0.42%) Oozie
4 2 (0.42%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.42%) Oracle Identity Management
4 2 (0.42%) Puppet
4 2 (0.42%) vRealize
5 1 (0.21%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.21%) CloudHub
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.21%) Packer
5 1 (0.21%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 48 (10.08%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.82%) Oracle
3 23 (4.83%) Adobe
4 14 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
5 12 (2.52%) IBM
6 11 (2.31%) ServiceNow
7 10 (2.10%) SAP
8 9 (1.89%) HP
9 8 (1.68%) ICL
9 8 (1.68%) Tableau
10 7 (1.47%) TIBCO
11 6 (1.26%) Google
11 6 (1.26%) Sitecore
12 5 (1.05%) VMware
13 4 (0.84%) Informatica
13 4 (0.84%) MuleSoft
13 4 (0.84%) Red Hat
13 4 (0.84%) Reuters
14 3 (0.63%) Cognos
14 3 (0.63%) hybris
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