The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 23 June 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.39% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £450 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £33.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year +64.17% -29.47%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 236 328 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.55% 98.50% 93.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 225 138
Median daily rate £365 £413 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.51% +22.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £201 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.00 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Kent

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Kent

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 Kent region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (50.00%) Spring
2 1 (50.00%) Maven
2 1 (50.00%) JIRA
2 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
2 1 (50.00%) jMock
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Mockito
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (50.00%) Blue Prism
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
2 1 (50.00%) .NET
2 1 (50.00%) J2EE
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) JUnit
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Middleware

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) JIRA
1 1 (50.00%) jMock
1 1 (50.00%) JUnit
1 1 (50.00%) Maven
1 1 (50.00%) Mockito
1 1 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) .NET
1 1 (50.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) J2EE
1 1 (50.00%) Middleware
1 1 (50.00%) Spring
1 1 (50.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Build Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) MVC
2 1 (50.00%) OO
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) TDD
2 1 (50.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 1 (50.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Blue Prism
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle