Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 25 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 Developer
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 73 78
Rank change year-on-year +11 +5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 33 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 4.23% 0.80% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.35% 0.82% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 4 2
Essex median daily rate £600 £352 £591
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.58% -40.51% +16.22%
East of England median daily rate £513 £488 £418
% change year-on-year +5.13% +16.77% -7.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Essex median hourly rate - - £41.00
East of England median hourly rate - - £41.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 759 851 1173
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.18% 96.92% 96.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 518 502 656
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £227
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 154 160
Essex median hourly rate £30.77 £32.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +6.67% +39.53%
10th Percentile £11.98 £15.75 £15.49
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.83 £42.63
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year -19.10% +5.95% +5.00%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Essex

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Essex

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Essex over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in Essex

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in Essex

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 25 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
Chelmsford - 3 £432 -
Lead Developer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 Essex region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (84.85%) Finance
3 25 (75.76%) Manufacturing
3 25 (75.76%) Programme Management
3 25 (75.76%) TDD
3 25 (75.76%) Maven
3 25 (75.76%) Marketing
3 25 (75.76%) XPath
3 25 (75.76%) JSON
3 25 (75.76%) Middleware
3 25 (75.76%) Digital Marketing
3 25 (75.76%) Electronics
3 25 (75.76%) Telecoms
3 25 (75.76%) XML
3 25 (75.76%) XSLT
3 25 (75.76%) SOA
3 25 (75.76%) Business Intelligence
3 25 (75.76%) Oracle
3 25 (75.76%) SAP
3 25 (75.76%) Mule
3 25 (75.76%) Oracle Service Bus
3 25 (75.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 25 (75.76%) WSO2
3 25 (75.76%) Apache Camel
3 25 (75.76%) Swagger
3 25 (75.76%) WireMock
3 25 (75.76%) Greenfield Project
4 11 (33.33%) RESTful
4 11 (33.33%) SOAP
4 11 (33.33%) Web Services

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 25 (75.76%) Mule
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle Service Bus
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Business Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Dynamics 365
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (75.76%) Maven
2 6 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (18.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 28 (84.85%) Finance
2 25 (75.76%) Electronics
2 25 (75.76%) Manufacturing
2 25 (75.76%) Marketing
2 25 (75.76%) Telecoms
3 3 (9.09%) Back Office
3 3 (9.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (75.76%) Apache Camel
1 25 (75.76%) JSON
1 25 (75.76%) Middleware
1 25 (75.76%) Swagger
1 25 (75.76%) WireMock
1 25 (75.76%) XML
1 25 (75.76%) XSLT
2 11 (33.33%) RESTful
2 11 (33.33%) SOAP
2 11 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (15.15%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 25 (75.76%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (87.88%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (75.76%) Business Intelligence
2 25 (75.76%) Digital Marketing
2 25 (75.76%) Programme Management
2 25 (75.76%) SOA
2 25 (75.76%) TDD
3 6 (18.18%) Continuous Delivery
3 6 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (18.18%) Release Management
3 6 (18.18%) User Stories
4 4 (12.12%) Coaching
4 4 (12.12%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (75.76%) XPath
2 5 (15.15%) SQL
3 3 (9.09%) X++
4 1 (3.03%) C++
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) Oracle
1 25 (75.76%) SAP
1 25 (75.76%) WSO2
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.06%) Sitecore