The median contractor rate for a Lead Software Developer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Software Developer
UK / England
Rank 559 613 600
Rank change year-on-year +54 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Software Developer 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.017% 0.004% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.004% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 1
Median daily rate £475 £414 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.73% -8.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £375 £450
% change year-on-year +26.58% -16.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £47.50

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 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
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 £268 £263 £248
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 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
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 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Software Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Software Developer in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Software Developer in England

Lead Software Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 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 6 £463 +2.20% 3
North East - 1 £475 -
Lead Software Developer
UK

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) .NET
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 3 (27.27%) C#
4 3 (27.27%) Java
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Web Services
4 3 (27.27%) Finance
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
4 3 (27.27%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (18.18%) Big Data
5 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
5 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
5 2 (18.18%) JMS
5 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) HTML
5 2 (18.18%) CSS

Lead Software Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (18.18%) Apache
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTPS
2 1 (9.09%) Profibus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) NoSQL
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
2 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
3 1 (9.09%) Blockchain
3 1 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (9.09%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Financial Institution
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (9.09%) Front Office
3 1 (9.09%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) .NET
2 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 2 (18.18%) CSS
3 2 (18.18%) Hibernate
3 2 (18.18%) HTML
3 2 (18.18%) J2EE
3 2 (18.18%) Java EE
3 2 (18.18%) JMS
3 2 (18.18%) SOAP
3 2 (18.18%) Spring
4 1 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (9.09%) CSS3
4 1 (9.09%) Ember.js
4 1 (9.09%) HTML5
4 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (9.09%) NHibernate
4 1 (9.09%) Node.js
4 1 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Clustering
1 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (18.18%) Mainframe
1 2 (18.18%) N-Tier
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
3 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 3 (27.27%) BDD
4 3 (27.27%) High Availability
5 2 (18.18%) Change Control
5 2 (18.18%) DevOps
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
5 2 (18.18%) SOA
5 2 (18.18%) TOGAF
6 1 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
6 1 (9.09%) MVC
6 1 (9.09%) Ontologies
6 1 (9.09%) RDF
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Risk Management
6 1 (9.09%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C#
1 3 (27.27%) Java
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C++
2 1 (9.09%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) Python
2 1 (9.09%) SPARQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kibana
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore