Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £440 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leeds during the 6 months to 19 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 138 138
Rank change year-on-year +27 0 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 23 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.04% 0.19% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.20% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 14
Leeds median daily rate £440 £463 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.86% -7.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £363 £413 £375
90th Percentile £472 £488 £556
West Yorkshire median daily rate £440 £463 £500
% change year-on-year -4.86% -7.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Leeds median hourly rate - - -
West Yorkshire median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds. 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
Leeds
Contract vacancies in Leeds with a recognized job title 2143 2506 3095
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.49% 95.80% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1517 1672 2144
Leeds median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £263
90th Percentile £545 £561 £540
West Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 43 98
Leeds median hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.15% -2.16% +2.20%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.20 £8.86
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.35 £35.61
West Yorkshire median hourly rate £14.20 £13.00 £13.60
% change year-on-year +9.23% -4.38% +8.76%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in Leeds

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in Leeds

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Leeds

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in Leeds over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in Leeds

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Leeds region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 15 (65.22%) MVC
1 15 (65.22%) C#
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
1 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
1 15 (65.22%) Scrum
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET Web API
3 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
4 12 (52.17%) HTML
4 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
4 12 (52.17%) SOA
4 12 (52.17%) TDD
4 12 (52.17%) Microservices
5 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
5 11 (47.83%) RESTful
6 10 (43.48%) CSS
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (34.78%) Octopus Deploy
7 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (30.43%) Sass
8 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
8 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
8 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (30.43%) HTML5
8 7 (30.43%) CSS3
8 7 (30.43%) Docker
8 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Core
8 7 (30.43%) Spring
8 7 (30.43%) Web Development
8 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.35%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) InfoPath
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2008
2 8 (34.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 4 (17.39%) NoSQL
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.35%) Power BI
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (34.78%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (30.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) JIRA
3 4 (17.39%) Maven
4 3 (13.04%) Hudson
5 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (65.22%) .NET
1 15 (65.22%) ASP.NET
2 14 (60.87%) ASP.NET Web API
3 12 (52.17%) HTML
4 11 (47.83%) ASP.NET MVC
4 11 (47.83%) RESTful
5 10 (43.48%) CSS
6 7 (30.43%) .NET Framework
6 7 (30.43%) AngularJS
6 7 (30.43%) ASP.NET Core
6 7 (30.43%) CSS3
6 7 (30.43%) HTML5
6 7 (30.43%) Sass
6 7 (30.43%) Spring
6 7 (30.43%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (21.74%) WCF
8 4 (17.39%) Spring Boot
9 3 (13.04%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (13.04%) Apache Camel
9 3 (13.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (65.22%) MVC
1 15 (65.22%) Scrum
2 12 (52.17%) Microservices
2 12 (52.17%) SOA
2 12 (52.17%) TDD
3 7 (30.43%) Web Development
4 4 (17.39%) Coaching
4 4 (17.39%) User Stories
5 3 (13.04%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.70%) Matrix Management
7 1 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.35%) ITIL
7 1 (4.35%) Network Architecture
7 1 (4.35%) OOP
7 1 (4.35%) Re-Platforming
7 1 (4.35%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 15 (65.22%) C#
2 13 (56.52%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) Java
4 6 (26.09%) SQL
5 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
6 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
7 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
2 3 (13.04%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Sitecore