Period
to 24 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £569 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 May 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
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 293 315
Rank change year-on-year -19 +22 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 356 329 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.78% 0.83% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.88% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 253 202
London median daily rate £569 £513 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.98% -1.44% +4.00%
10th Percentile £406 £366 £375
90th Percentile £691 £698 £675
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
London median hourly rate - - £55.00
England median hourly rate £39.00 £55.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year -29.09% - +61.76%

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 43,248 37,482 41,236
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 95.02% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,287 26,708 29,605
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £312 £305 £281
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 500 539
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.09% +17.99% -
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.24 £10.73
90th Percentile £49.58 £51.25 £48.26
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.54% +11.40%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -41 72 £600 +9.09% 40
West London -17 19 £550 +22.22% 30
East London -13 6 £575 +21.05% 9
South London -40 5 £473 +5.00% 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 163 (45.79%) Java
2 141 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (29.21%) JavaScript
4 83 (23.31%) TDD
5 71 (19.94%) Finance
6 70 (19.66%) HTML
7 69 (19.38%) Spring
8 67 (18.82%) SQL
8 67 (18.82%) CSS
9 65 (18.26%) Microservices
10 61 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
11 60 (16.85%) AngularJS
12 53 (14.89%) .NET
13 51 (14.33%) Greenfield Project
14 50 (14.04%) Banking
15 49 (13.76%) Scrum
15 49 (13.76%) Node.js
16 47 (13.20%) Docker
16 47 (13.20%) React
17 44 (12.36%) C#
17 44 (12.36%) SQL Server
17 44 (12.36%) DevOps
18 43 (12.08%) REST
19 42 (11.80%) RESTful
19 42 (11.80%) Web Services
20 41 (11.52%) Java 8
21 39 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
22 36 (10.11%) Maven
23 35 (9.83%) Test Automation
23 35 (9.83%) BDD

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 17 (4.78%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (2.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 7 (1.97%) Tomcat
4 6 (1.69%) Apache
5 5 (1.40%) Confluence
5 5 (1.40%) WildFly
6 4 (1.12%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.12%) CMS
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.84%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.84%) Jetty
7 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.56%) Alfresco
8 2 (0.56%) Apache Solr
8 2 (0.56%) JBoss
8 2 (0.56%) Mule
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (2.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.28%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.13%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (1.69%) GitHub
4 6 (1.69%) SaaS
5 5 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.40%) npm
6 4 (1.12%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.12%) Serverless
7 3 (0.84%) IaaS
8 2 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
8 2 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.56%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.56%) PaaS
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.28%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.28%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.28%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.40%) HTTP
2 2 (0.56%) FTP
2 2 (0.56%) SMS
3 1 (0.28%) BOOTP
3 1 (0.28%) DNS
3 1 (0.28%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.28%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.28%) MPLS
3 1 (0.28%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.28%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 26 (7.30%) Relational Database
3 23 (6.46%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.18%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.21%) MySQL
6 13 (3.65%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (3.65%) NoSQL
7 12 (3.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 11 (3.09%) Big Data
9 10 (2.81%) Apache Cassandra
10 9 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (2.25%) Oracle Database
11 8 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
12 7 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.69%) Redis
14 5 (1.40%) Hadoop
14 5 (1.40%) HBase
14 5 (1.40%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (10.11%) Maven
2 35 (9.83%) Jenkins
3 34 (9.55%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.93%) JIRA
4 14 (3.93%) Selenium
5 9 (2.53%) Cucumber
5 9 (2.53%) JUnit
5 9 (2.53%) webpack
6 8 (2.25%) Subversion
6 8 (2.25%) TeamCity
7 7 (1.97%) Ant
7 7 (1.97%) Visual Studio
8 6 (1.69%) Jasmine
8 6 (1.69%) Mockito
9 5 (1.40%) NUnit
9 5 (1.40%) Selendroid
9 5 (1.40%) SpecFlow
10 4 (1.12%) Android Studio
10 4 (1.12%) Babel
10 4 (1.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 71 (19.94%) Finance
2 50 (14.04%) Banking
3 16 (4.49%) Front Office
3 16 (4.49%) Investment Banking
3 16 (4.49%) Retail
4 9 (2.53%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.40%) Games
5 5 (1.40%) Music Industry
5 5 (1.40%) Publishing
6 3 (0.84%) Law
7 2 (0.56%) French Language
7 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.28%) Advertising
8 1 (0.28%) Billing
8 1 (0.28%) Legal
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (19.66%) HTML
2 69 (19.38%) Spring
3 67 (18.82%) CSS
4 60 (16.85%) AngularJS
5 53 (14.89%) .NET
6 49 (13.76%) Node.js
7 47 (13.20%) React
8 43 (12.08%) REST
9 42 (11.80%) RESTful
9 42 (11.80%) Web Services
10 29 (8.15%) Spring Boot
11 23 (6.46%) Hibernate
11 23 (6.46%) HTML5
11 23 (6.46%) JSON
12 20 (5.62%) CSS3
12 20 (5.62%) JMS
13 19 (5.34%) Java EE
13 19 (5.34%) Sass
13 19 (5.34%) SOAP
14 17 (4.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 51 (14.33%) Greenfield Project
2 17 (4.78%) User Experience
3 13 (3.65%) Fintech
4 10 (2.81%) Over-the-Top Content
4 10 (2.81%) Video on Demand
5 8 (2.25%) Algorithms
5 8 (2.25%) iPad
5 8 (2.25%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.97%) Hedge funds
7 6 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.69%) iPhone
7 6 (1.69%) Market Risk
7 6 (1.69%) Minimum Viable Product
8 5 (1.40%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (1.12%) Data Structures
10 3 (0.84%) Derivative
10 3 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (0.84%) Grid Computing
10 3 (0.84%) Reinsurance
10 3 (0.84%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 31 (8.71%) Linux
2 22 (6.18%) Unix
3 18 (5.06%) Apple iOS
4 12 (3.37%) Android
5 4 (1.12%) Ubuntu
6 3 (0.84%) Windows
7 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.28%) VMS
8 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (39.61%) Agile Software Development
2 83 (23.31%) TDD
3 65 (18.26%) Microservices
4 49 (13.76%) Scrum
5 44 (12.36%) DevOps
6 39 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 35 (9.83%) BDD
7 35 (9.83%) Front End Development
7 35 (9.83%) Test Automation
8 29 (8.15%) Data Modelling
8 29 (8.15%) Software Engineering
9 26 (7.30%) Multithreading
10 25 (7.02%) SDLC
11 23 (6.46%) MVC
11 23 (6.46%) OO
12 21 (5.90%) API Development
13 19 (5.34%) Unit Testing
14 18 (5.06%) OOP
15 17 (4.78%) E-Commerce
15 17 (4.78%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 163 (45.79%) Java
2 104 (29.21%) JavaScript
3 67 (18.82%) SQL
4 44 (12.36%) C#
5 41 (11.52%) Java 8
6 29 (8.15%) Python
7 14 (3.93%) ES6
8 13 (3.65%) Scala
9 12 (3.37%) Ruby
10 10 (2.81%) T-SQL
11 9 (2.53%) Apple Swift
11 9 (2.53%) PHP
12 8 (2.25%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.25%) TypeScript
13 7 (1.97%) C++
13 7 (1.97%) VBA
14 6 (1.69%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.69%) Korn
14 6 (1.69%) Objective-C
15 5 (1.40%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 10 (2.81%) Security Cleared
2 8 (2.25%) Degree
2 8 (2.25%) SC Cleared
3 5 (1.40%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.28%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.28%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.28%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.28%) MCSE
5 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.28%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.30%) QA
2 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (13.20%) Docker
2 4 (1.12%) HDFS
3 1 (0.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 24 (6.74%) Ansible
2 19 (5.34%) Puppet
3 18 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (4.49%) Kubernetes
5 12 (3.37%) Terraform
6 3 (0.84%) Mesos
7 2 (0.56%) Marathon
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.28%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 19 (5.34%) Oracle
2 18 (5.06%) ServiceNow
3 14 (3.93%) Microsoft
4 13 (3.65%) TIBCO
5 11 (3.09%) CA
6 9 (2.53%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (2.25%) Adobe
8 5 (1.40%) Talend
9 4 (1.12%) Google
9 4 (1.12%) hybris
10 3 (0.84%) Atlassian
10 3 (0.84%) Demandware
10 3 (0.84%) IBM
10 3 (0.84%) Informatica
10 3 (0.84%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (0.56%) Apple
11 2 (0.56%) Cognos
11 2 (0.56%) PTC
11 2 (0.56%) Sybase
11 2 (0.56%) Teradata