Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Developer was £456 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 22 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 Software Developer
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 832 850
Rank change year-on-year -14 +18 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 5 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.035% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.037% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 23 15
England median daily rate £456 £415 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.94% -24.55% +6.28%
10th Percentile £434 £367 £338
90th Percentile £483 £630 £665
UK median daily rate £456 £415 £550
% change year-on-year +9.94% -24.55% +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
England median hourly rate £43.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £43.00 - -

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 89936 92818 97863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59957 61108 63299
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 £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2672 2997 3790
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 £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%

Lead Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Software Developer in England

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Software Developer in England

Lead Software 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 Software Developer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Software Developer in England

Lead Software 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 Software Developer within the England region over the 6 months to 22 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
North of England +56 2 - - 7
North West +8 2 - - 3
Midlands +16 1 - -
East Midlands -4 1 - -
London -37 1 £475 +22.50% 2
South East - 1 £438 - 1
Lead Software Developer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Lead Software 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 Software Developer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) C#
2 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software

Lead Software 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) HTML
3 1 (20.00%) JSON
3 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (20.00%) RESTful
3 1 (20.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
3 1 (20.00%) Web Services
3 1 (20.00%) WinForms
3 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (20.00%) Life Science
1 1 (20.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) Unit Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Analytics
4 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) CRM
4 1 (20.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C#
1 3 (60.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
3 1 (20.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft