Period
to 15 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

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
England > London
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 258 346 350
Rank change year-on-year +88 +4 -25
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 478 330 305
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.03% 0.70% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.74% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 253 211
London median daily rate £550 £530 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.77% +6.00% -0.99%
10th Percentile £425 £463 £375
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year +4.65% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 43,984 44,597 43,138
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.94% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,768 32,277 30,694
London median daily rate £500 £490 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +7.69% +1.11%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £286
90th Percentile £675 £660 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 608 568 563
London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +2.56% +4.22%
10th Percentile £12.68 £12.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £54.24 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.06
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.54% +1.46%

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Lead Developer in London over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Lead Developer in London

Lead Developer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Central London +18 103 £575 -4.17% 58
East London +13 42 £575 -4.17% 12
West London +1 13 £450 -18.18% 30
South London -25 13 £450 -14.29%
North London - 1 £475 -
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, Lead Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 264 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (44.14%) Java
3 159 (33.26%) TDD
4 140 (29.29%) JavaScript
5 133 (27.82%) Microservices
6 126 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
7 118 (24.69%) Finance
8 112 (23.43%) SQL
9 106 (22.18%) Spring
10 104 (21.76%) C#
11 101 (21.13%) .NET
12 100 (20.92%) HTML
13 99 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
13 99 (20.71%) Java 8
14 98 (20.50%) Git (software)
15 95 (19.87%) BDD
16 92 (19.25%) CSS
17 88 (18.41%) REST
17 88 (18.41%) AngularJS
18 84 (17.57%) Web Services
19 83 (17.36%) Docker
20 78 (16.32%) Scrum
21 76 (15.90%) Jenkins
22 68 (14.23%) Banking
22 68 (14.23%) Spring Boot
23 66 (13.81%) RESTful
24 64 (13.39%) Maven
25 63 (13.18%) SQL Server
25 63 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
26 62 (12.97%) DevOps

Lead Developer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 24 (5.02%) MQSeries
2 20 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.51%) Apache Spark
3 12 (2.51%) Confluence
4 8 (1.67%) CMS
5 6 (1.26%) nginx
5 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 5 (1.05%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.84%) Mule
7 4 (0.84%) NServiceBus
7 4 (0.84%) WildFly
8 3 (0.63%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 3 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.63%) FileNet
8 3 (0.63%) Gunicorn
8 3 (0.63%) SAS
8 3 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
8 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.63%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.42%) SPSS
4 1 (0.21%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Oracle ERP
2 5 (1.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (1.05%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (0.63%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.21%) Magento
4 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 126 (26.36%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (13.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.09%) Amazon S3
4 10 (2.09%) SaaS
5 9 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (1.88%) GitHub
6 8 (1.67%) Heroku
7 7 (1.46%) Amazon EMR
8 6 (1.26%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.05%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.63%) Apigee
10 3 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.63%) Serverless
10 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
11 2 (0.42%) BrowserStack
11 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.35%) HTTP
2 10 (2.09%) SSL
2 10 (2.09%) TCP/IP
3 9 (1.88%) FTP
4 8 (1.67%) DNS
5 3 (0.63%) Internet
6 2 (0.42%) Ethernet
6 2 (0.42%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.21%) Firewall
7 1 (0.21%) Skype
7 1 (0.21%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 59 (12.34%) MongoDB
3 42 (8.79%) Relational Database
4 40 (8.37%) NoSQL
5 34 (7.11%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (6.49%) Hadoop
7 27 (5.65%) Big Data
8 24 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
9 23 (4.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 21 (4.39%) Couchbase
10 21 (4.39%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (2.93%) HBase
12 12 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 11 (2.30%) RDBMS
13 11 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (2.09%) Cosmos DB
14 10 (2.09%) Redis
15 9 (1.88%) MySQL
15 9 (1.88%) Power BI
16 8 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 98 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 76 (15.90%) Jenkins
3 64 (13.39%) Maven
4 32 (6.69%) Selenium
5 30 (6.28%) JIRA
6 19 (3.97%) JUnit
7 17 (3.56%) TeamCity
8 15 (3.14%) Bitbucket
9 14 (2.93%) Cucumber
10 13 (2.72%) Gradle
11 12 (2.51%) Artifactory
11 12 (2.51%) Mockito
11 12 (2.51%) Octopus Deploy
11 12 (2.51%) Vagrant
12 10 (2.09%) GitLab
12 10 (2.09%) gulp
12 10 (2.09%) Hudson
12 10 (2.09%) SpecFlow
13 9 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (1.88%) Visual Studio
General
1 118 (24.69%) Finance
2 68 (14.23%) Banking
3 30 (6.28%) Front Office
4 14 (2.93%) Investment Banking
5 9 (1.88%) Marketing
6 8 (1.67%) Games
7 7 (1.46%) Retail
8 6 (1.26%) Back Office
8 6 (1.26%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Local Government
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Billing
11 2 (0.42%) Electronics
11 2 (0.42%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.42%) Legal
11 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.42%) Music Industry
11 2 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (22.18%) Spring
2 101 (21.13%) .NET
3 100 (20.92%) HTML
4 92 (19.25%) CSS
5 88 (18.41%) AngularJS
5 88 (18.41%) REST
6 84 (17.57%) Web Services
7 68 (14.23%) Spring Boot
8 66 (13.81%) RESTful
9 56 (11.72%) HTML5
9 56 (11.72%) React
10 54 (11.30%) Hibernate
11 42 (8.79%) CSS3
12 33 (6.90%) ASP.NET
12 33 (6.90%) J2EE
13 32 (6.69%) JSON
14 28 (5.86%) Node.js
15 27 (5.65%) Sass
15 27 (5.65%) Spring MVC
16 26 (5.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 99 (20.71%) Greenfield Project
2 31 (6.49%) User Experience
3 28 (5.86%) Fintech
4 21 (4.39%) Data Structures
5 15 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.30%) Minimum Viable Product
7 10 (2.09%) Fixed Income
7 10 (2.09%) Hedge funds
8 9 (1.88%) Derivative
8 9 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.26%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
11 4 (0.84%) Equities
11 4 (0.84%) Online Gambling
12 3 (0.63%) DataPower
12 3 (0.63%) iPhone
12 3 (0.63%) iSeries
12 3 (0.63%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 39 (8.16%) Linux
2 24 (5.02%) Unix
3 19 (3.97%) Apple iOS
4 14 (2.93%) Android
5 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.63%) VMS
6 3 (0.63%) Windows
7 1 (0.21%) CentOS
7 1 (0.21%) Solaris
7 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (55.23%) Agile Software Development
2 159 (33.26%) TDD
3 133 (27.82%) Microservices
4 95 (19.87%) BDD
5 78 (16.32%) Scrum
6 62 (12.97%) DevOps
7 57 (11.92%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (11.92%) Mentoring
8 53 (11.09%) Front End Development
9 52 (10.88%) MVC
9 52 (10.88%) Software Engineering
10 49 (10.25%) Test Automation
11 43 (9.00%) OO
12 36 (7.53%) Data Modelling
13 31 (6.49%) SDLC
14 30 (6.28%) Project Management
15 27 (5.65%) Business Intelligence
15 27 (5.65%) Coaching
16 25 (5.23%) OOP
17 24 (5.02%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (44.14%) Java
2 140 (29.29%) JavaScript
3 112 (23.43%) SQL
4 104 (21.76%) C#
5 99 (20.71%) Java 8
6 59 (12.34%) Python
7 37 (7.74%) TypeScript
8 30 (6.28%) Scala
9 28 (5.86%) Java 9
10 21 (4.39%) C++
11 20 (4.18%) ES6
12 14 (2.93%) T-SQL
13 11 (2.30%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.09%) PL/SQL
15 9 (1.88%) R
16 7 (1.46%) Bash Shell
16 7 (1.46%) C
16 7 (1.46%) PHP
16 7 (1.46%) Ruby
17 6 (1.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 18 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (3.14%) Degree
3 13 (2.72%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.88%) AWS Certification
5 4 (0.84%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (0.84%) DV Cleared
6 3 (0.63%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.42%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.21%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.93%) QA
2 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.42%) SLA
3 1 (0.21%) EMIR
3 1 (0.21%) MiFID
3 1 (0.21%) PMO
3 1 (0.21%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 83 (17.36%) Docker
2 4 (0.84%) vSphere
3 2 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.21%) HDFS
4 1 (0.21%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.21%) OpenDJ
Systems Management
1 45 (9.41%) Kubernetes
2 21 (4.39%) Terraform
3 8 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (0.84%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.42%) Ansible
6 1 (0.21%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 1 (0.21%) Kibana
6 1 (0.21%) Marathon
6 1 (0.21%) Mesos
6 1 (0.21%) Puppet
6 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (8.79%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.23%) Oracle
3 15 (3.14%) ServiceNow
4 14 (2.93%) Google
5 7 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (1.46%) Sitecore
5 7 (1.46%) Tableau
6 6 (1.26%) Splunk
7 5 (1.05%) Blue Prism
7 5 (1.05%) IBM
7 5 (1.05%) UiPath
8 4 (0.84%) SAP
8 4 (0.84%) SendGrid
8 4 (0.84%) VMware
9 3 (0.63%) Adobe
9 3 (0.63%) CA
9 3 (0.63%) DevExpress
9 3 (0.63%) Sybase
10 2 (0.42%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 2 (0.42%) hybris