Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 47 57
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.19% 0.40% 1.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.41% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Kent median daily rate £525 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -
10th Percentile £488 £488 £425
90th Percentile £563 £563 £475
South East median daily rate £498 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +10.56% +5.88% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 499 484 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 97.38% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 332 337
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £168 £170 £200
90th Percentile £609 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -1.49% -30.21%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.06
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 20 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
Faversham 0 1 £525 -
Lead Developer
South East

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) UML
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
1 1 (100.00%) jMock
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software

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 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) jMock
1 1 (100.00%) JUnit
1 1 (100.00%) Maven
1 1 (100.00%) Mockito
1 1 (100.00%) Subversion
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) J2EE
1 1 (100.00%) Middleware
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Build Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) OO
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle