Period
to 18 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 18 January 2019.

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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 270 332 323
Rank change year-on-year +62 -9 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 426 341 307
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.96% 0.73% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.77% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 273 238
London median daily rate £550 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
10th Percentile £425 £457 £363
90th Percentile £700 £685 £638
England median daily rate £550 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +4.76% +10.53% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
London median hourly rate £35.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £43.00 -
% change year-on-year -6.98% - -

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 42,106 44,099 39,927
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.85% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,251 32,064 28,462
London median daily rate £500 £500 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.53% +3.33%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £669 £640
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 574 560
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.92 £20.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.92% -2.31% +7.30%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.39
% change year-on-year +1.77% -0.05% +0.16%

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 +9 84 £555 -7.50% 56
East London +11 46 £600 - 10
South London -7 14 £450 -15.09% 5
West London +16 10 £493 -10.45% 24
North London - 2 £475 - 2
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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.

1 240 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
2 179 (42.02%) Java
3 155 (36.38%) TDD
4 145 (34.04%) JavaScript
5 128 (30.05%) Microservices
6 116 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
7 105 (24.65%) Spring
8 102 (23.94%) HTML
8 102 (23.94%) Git (software)
9 101 (23.71%) BDD
10 95 (22.30%) REST
11 92 (21.60%) Greenfield Project
12 89 (20.89%) CSS
12 89 (20.89%) Finance
13 88 (20.66%) Java 8
14 85 (19.95%) Docker
15 83 (19.48%) SQL
16 82 (19.25%) .NET
16 82 (19.25%) AngularJS
17 77 (18.08%) C#
18 76 (17.84%) Web Services
19 75 (17.61%) Jenkins
20 73 (17.14%) Spring Boot
21 71 (16.67%) Maven
22 67 (15.73%) MongoDB
22 67 (15.73%) RESTful
23 66 (15.49%) Scrum
24 63 (14.79%) Hibernate
25 61 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
26 58 (13.62%) HTML5

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 32 (7.51%) MQSeries
2 30 (7.04%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (2.82%) Apache Spark
4 11 (2.58%) Confluence
4 11 (2.58%) Mule
5 9 (2.11%) CMS
6 8 (1.88%) Anypoint
6 8 (1.88%) Mule ESB
7 6 (1.41%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (0.94%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.70%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.70%) FileNet
9 3 (0.70%) Gunicorn
9 3 (0.70%) nginx
9 3 (0.70%) NServiceBus
9 3 (0.70%) SAS
9 3 (0.70%) Sitecore CMS
9 3 (0.70%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (0.70%) WildFly
Applications
1 6 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.47%) SPSS
4 1 (0.23%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (2.58%) Oracle ERP
2 9 (2.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.17%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.70%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.47%) Magento
6 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.23%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 116 (27.23%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (14.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.23%) GitHub
4 15 (3.52%) SaaS
5 14 (3.29%) Amazon EC2
6 11 (2.58%) Amazon S3
6 11 (2.58%) AWS CloudFormation
7 9 (2.11%) Heroku
8 8 (1.88%) Dynamics 365
9 7 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
10 6 (1.41%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.17%) Amazon EMR
12 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
14 2 (0.47%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.47%) Serverless
14 2 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 1 (0.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (3.52%) HTTP
2 11 (2.58%) SSL
3 9 (2.11%) DNS
3 9 (2.11%) FTP
3 9 (2.11%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.70%) Firewall
4 3 (0.70%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) LAN
5 1 (0.23%) Skype
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
5 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (15.73%) MongoDB
2 54 (12.68%) SQL Server
3 50 (11.74%) NoSQL
4 42 (9.86%) Apache Cassandra
5 32 (7.51%) Relational Database
6 30 (7.04%) Couchbase
7 29 (6.81%) Hadoop
8 22 (5.16%) Big Data
8 22 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (4.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 16 (3.76%) Data Warehouse
11 13 (3.05%) HBase
12 11 (2.58%) MySQL
13 10 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (2.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 8 (1.88%) RDBMS
15 8 (1.88%) Redis
16 7 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (1.64%) Apache Hive
16 7 (1.64%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 102 (23.94%) Git (software)
2 75 (17.61%) Jenkins
3 71 (16.67%) Maven
4 31 (7.28%) JIRA
5 23 (5.40%) Selenium
6 19 (4.46%) JUnit
7 13 (3.05%) Gradle
7 13 (3.05%) gulp
7 13 (3.05%) TeamCity
8 12 (2.82%) Artifactory
8 12 (2.82%) Mockito
8 12 (2.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 11 (2.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 10 (2.35%) Bitbucket
10 10 (2.35%) GitLab
10 10 (2.35%) Subversion
11 9 (2.11%) Hudson
12 8 (1.88%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.88%) Mocha
12 8 (1.88%) SonarQube
General
1 89 (20.89%) Finance
2 55 (12.91%) Banking
3 20 (4.69%) Front Office
4 13 (3.05%) Retail
5 9 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.88%) Marketing
7 7 (1.64%) Back Office
8 5 (1.17%) Games
9 3 (0.70%) Advertising
9 3 (0.70%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.47%) Billing
10 2 (0.47%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.47%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.47%) Wholesale Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Law
11 1 (0.23%) Publishing
11 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 105 (24.65%) Spring
2 102 (23.94%) HTML
3 95 (22.30%) REST
4 89 (20.89%) CSS
5 82 (19.25%) .NET
5 82 (19.25%) AngularJS
6 76 (17.84%) Web Services
7 73 (17.14%) Spring Boot
8 67 (15.73%) RESTful
9 63 (14.79%) Hibernate
10 58 (13.62%) HTML5
11 51 (11.97%) React
12 42 (9.86%) JMS
13 34 (7.98%) Spring MVC
14 32 (7.51%) CSS3
14 32 (7.51%) Node.js
15 29 (6.81%) Play Framework
16 25 (5.87%) Kafka
17 24 (5.63%) ASP.NET
17 24 (5.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (21.60%) Greenfield Project
2 26 (6.10%) User Experience
3 25 (5.87%) Fintech
4 16 (3.76%) Data Structures
5 13 (3.05%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.11%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.88%) Derivative
7 8 (1.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 8 (1.88%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.41%) Equities
8 6 (1.41%) Fixed Income
9 5 (1.17%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
10 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.94%) Online Gambling
11 3 (0.70%) DataPower
11 3 (0.70%) iSeries
11 3 (0.70%) Over-the-Top Content
11 3 (0.70%) SWIFT
12 2 (0.47%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (8.45%) Linux
2 18 (4.23%) Apple iOS
2 18 (4.23%) Unix
3 11 (2.58%) Android
4 5 (1.17%) Windows
5 4 (0.94%) Android TV
6 3 (0.70%) tvOS
6 3 (0.70%) VMS
7 2 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.23%) CentOS
8 1 (0.23%) Debian
8 1 (0.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.23%) Solaris
8 1 (0.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (56.34%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (36.38%) TDD
3 128 (30.05%) Microservices
4 101 (23.71%) BDD
5 66 (15.49%) Scrum
6 57 (13.38%) MVC
7 55 (12.91%) Front End Development
8 53 (12.44%) Mentoring
9 52 (12.21%) Test Automation
10 47 (11.03%) DevOps
11 44 (10.33%) Software Engineering
12 38 (8.92%) OO
13 33 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
14 28 (6.57%) Data Modelling
15 27 (6.34%) Project Management
16 24 (5.63%) E-Commerce
17 23 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
18 22 (5.16%) OOP
18 22 (5.16%) SDLC
18 22 (5.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 179 (42.02%) Java
2 145 (34.04%) JavaScript
3 88 (20.66%) Java 8
4 83 (19.48%) SQL
5 77 (18.08%) C#
6 44 (10.33%) Python
7 40 (9.39%) TypeScript
8 38 (8.92%) Scala
9 33 (7.75%) Java 9
10 24 (5.63%) ES6
11 13 (3.05%) C++
12 12 (2.82%) T-SQL
13 10 (2.35%) PHP
14 8 (1.88%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.64%) C
15 7 (1.64%) PL/SQL
16 5 (1.17%) Bash Shell
17 4 (0.94%) Objective-C
17 4 (0.94%) RPG
17 4 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 13 (3.05%) Degree
2 13 (3.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (2.11%) AWS Certification
4 6 (1.41%) DV Cleared
5 4 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (0.70%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.23%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.40%) QA
2 2 (0.47%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.23%) GDPR
3 1 (0.23%) PMO
3 1 (0.23%) Solvency II
3 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 85 (19.95%) Docker
2 4 (0.94%) vSphere
3 2 (0.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.23%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.23%) OpenDJ
4 1 (0.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.23%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 44 (10.33%) Kubernetes
2 12 (2.82%) Terraform
3 10 (2.35%) Ansible
4 9 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
5 8 (1.88%) CloudHub
6 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.47%) Puppet
7 2 (0.47%) Rancher
8 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.23%) Kibana
8 1 (0.23%) logstash
8 1 (0.23%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 41 (9.62%) Microsoft
2 25 (5.87%) Oracle
3 11 (2.58%) ServiceNow
4 9 (2.11%) Google
4 9 (2.11%) MuleSoft
4 9 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
5 8 (1.88%) Sitecore
6 5 (1.17%) Blue Prism
6 5 (1.17%) UiPath
7 4 (0.94%) IBM
7 4 (0.94%) SAP
7 4 (0.94%) Splunk
7 4 (0.94%) Tableau
7 4 (0.94%) VMware
8 3 (0.70%) DevExpress
8 3 (0.70%) Roku
8 3 (0.70%) Sybase
9 2 (0.47%) ForgeRock
9 2 (0.47%) LexisNexis
9 2 (0.47%) SendGrid