Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 266 312 311
Rank change year-on-year +46 -1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 447 336 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.98% 0.79% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.83% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 350 253 237
London median daily rate £550 £538 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.33% +3.37% -0.95%
10th Percentile £413 £418 £375
90th Percentile £700 £673 £656
England median daily rate £538 £525 £475
% change year-on-year +2.38% +10.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £55.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year -23.64% +64.18% -37.67%

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 43,113 40,628 42,978
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.69% 95.05% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,086 28,979 30,942
London median daily rate £500 £485 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +7.78% +1.12%
10th Percentile £313 £306 £288
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 500 481
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.12 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.28% +12.61% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.04 £12.52 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.80
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -6 107 £575 +2.22% 42
West London -21 18 £500 +25.00% 18
East London -16 11 £500 -14.89% 12
South London -29 10 £450 -5.26% 8
Lead Developer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 216 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 208 (46.53%) Java
3 125 (27.96%) JavaScript
4 116 (25.95%) TDD
5 107 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
6 106 (23.71%) Finance
7 103 (23.04%) SQL
8 99 (22.15%) HTML
8 99 (22.15%) Spring
9 98 (21.92%) Microservices
10 89 (19.91%) CSS
11 83 (18.57%) .NET
12 81 (18.12%) AngularJS
13 79 (17.67%) C#
14 73 (16.33%) Docker
15 72 (16.11%) Scrum
16 69 (15.44%) DevOps
17 68 (15.21%) Greenfield Project
17 68 (15.21%) REST
18 67 (14.99%) Java 8
19 66 (14.77%) Banking
20 63 (14.09%) Web Services
21 62 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
22 59 (13.20%) React
23 54 (12.08%) SQL Server
23 54 (12.08%) Git (software)
24 53 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
25 52 (11.63%) Relational Database
26 49 (10.96%) BDD
27 46 (10.29%) Linux

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 22 (4.92%) Elasticsearch
2 11 (2.46%) Apache Spark
3 8 (1.79%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.34%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 6 (1.34%) nginx
6 4 (0.89%) CMS
6 4 (0.89%) JBoss
6 4 (0.89%) WildFly
7 3 (0.67%) Apache
7 3 (0.67%) GlassFish
7 3 (0.67%) Jetty
7 3 (0.67%) MQSeries
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle Service Bus
7 3 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.45%) Confluence
8 2 (0.45%) Mule
8 2 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.45%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (2.01%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.22%) Cognos TM1
2 1 (0.22%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 107 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (2.46%) SaaS
6 10 (2.24%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.79%) Heroku
8 7 (1.57%) Serverless
9 6 (1.34%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.12%) GitHub
10 5 (1.12%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon Glacier
12 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.45%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.45%) BrowserStack
12 2 (0.45%) IaaS
12 2 (0.45%) Sauce Labs
12 2 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.58%) HTTP
2 11 (2.46%) FTP
3 10 (2.24%) TCP/IP
4 9 (2.01%) DNS
5 8 (1.79%) SSL
6 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
7 2 (0.45%) HTTPS
7 2 (0.45%) SMS
8 1 (0.22%) Internet
8 1 (0.22%) MPLS
8 1 (0.22%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 52 (11.63%) Relational Database
3 39 (8.72%) MongoDB
4 28 (6.26%) Big Data
5 22 (4.92%) Hadoop
6 21 (4.70%) Data Warehouse
6 21 (4.70%) NoSQL
7 20 (4.47%) Apache Cassandra
7 20 (4.47%) PostgreSQL
8 19 (4.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 14 (3.13%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (2.91%) MySQL
10 13 (2.91%) Redis
11 12 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
12 11 (2.46%) RDBMS
12 11 (2.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 9 (2.01%) HBase
13 9 (2.01%) Power BI
14 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
15 6 (1.34%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 54 (12.08%) Git (software)
2 45 (10.07%) Jenkins
3 40 (8.95%) Maven
4 27 (6.04%) Selenium
5 14 (3.13%) Cucumber
5 14 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 12 (2.68%) JUnit
7 11 (2.46%) Gradle
7 11 (2.46%) gulp
7 11 (2.46%) Vagrant
8 10 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (2.24%) SpecFlow
9 9 (2.01%) GitLab
9 9 (2.01%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.79%) JIRA
10 8 (1.79%) Subversion
11 7 (1.57%) Mockito
12 6 (1.34%) Bitbucket
12 6 (1.34%) Jasmine
12 6 (1.34%) webpack
General
1 106 (23.71%) Finance
2 66 (14.77%) Banking
3 29 (6.49%) Front Office
4 17 (3.80%) Investment Banking
5 11 (2.46%) Retail
6 9 (2.01%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.57%) Games
7 7 (1.57%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.34%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (1.12%) Marketing
9 5 (1.12%) Music Industry
10 3 (0.67%) Legal
10 3 (0.67%) Local Government
10 3 (0.67%) Publishing
11 2 (0.45%) Electronics
11 2 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.22%) Billing
12 1 (0.22%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.22%) Law
12 1 (0.22%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.15%) HTML
1 99 (22.15%) Spring
2 89 (19.91%) CSS
3 83 (18.57%) .NET
4 81 (18.12%) AngularJS
5 68 (15.21%) REST
6 63 (14.09%) Web Services
7 59 (13.20%) React
8 46 (10.29%) Node.js
9 45 (10.07%) HTML5
9 45 (10.07%) RESTful
10 44 (9.84%) Spring Boot
11 34 (7.61%) JSON
12 33 (7.38%) CSS3
13 31 (6.94%) J2EE
13 31 (6.94%) Sass
14 29 (6.49%) Hibernate
15 27 (6.04%) SOAP
16 21 (4.70%) .NET Framework
17 20 (4.47%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 68 (15.21%) Greenfield Project
2 27 (6.04%) User Experience
3 24 (5.37%) Fintech
4 17 (3.80%) Hedge funds
5 13 (2.91%) Data Structures
5 13 (2.91%) Minimum Viable Product
6 10 (2.24%) Over-the-Top Content
6 10 (2.24%) Video on Demand
7 9 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (1.79%) Algorithms
9 7 (1.57%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.57%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.34%) Derivative
10 6 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
11 5 (1.12%) Video\Live Streaming
12 4 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.89%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.89%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.67%) iPad
13 3 (0.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (10.29%) Linux
2 27 (6.04%) Unix
3 21 (4.70%) Apple iOS
4 19 (4.25%) Android
5 4 (0.89%) Ubuntu
6 2 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.22%) Windows
7 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 216 (48.32%) Agile Software Development
2 116 (25.95%) TDD
3 98 (21.92%) Microservices
4 72 (16.11%) Scrum
5 69 (15.44%) DevOps
6 62 (13.87%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (10.96%) BDD
8 46 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 39 (8.72%) Front End Development
10 37 (8.28%) Data Modelling
11 36 (8.05%) Mentoring
11 36 (8.05%) SDLC
12 33 (7.38%) Test Automation
13 30 (6.71%) Multithreading
14 27 (6.04%) OO
15 24 (5.37%) Business Intelligence
15 24 (5.37%) MVC
16 23 (5.15%) API Development
17 22 (4.92%) Analytics
17 22 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 208 (46.53%) Java
2 125 (27.96%) JavaScript
3 103 (23.04%) SQL
4 79 (17.67%) C#
5 67 (14.99%) Java 8
6 45 (10.07%) Python
7 29 (6.49%) TypeScript
8 21 (4.70%) ES6
9 18 (4.03%) T-SQL
10 14 (3.13%) C++
11 13 (2.91%) Scala
12 12 (2.68%) Ruby
13 9 (2.01%) Bash Shell
13 9 (2.01%) PHP
13 9 (2.01%) PowerShell
13 9 (2.01%) Shell Script
14 8 (1.79%) C
14 8 (1.79%) R
14 8 (1.79%) VBA
15 7 (1.57%) Java 9
Qualifications
1 15 (3.36%) Security Cleared
2 12 (2.68%) Degree
2 12 (2.68%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.34%) AWS Certification
4 2 (0.45%) DBS Check
4 2 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.22%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.22%) MCSE
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.22%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.58%) QA
2 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.45%) PMO
3 1 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.22%) EMIR
3 1 (0.22%) MiFID
3 1 (0.22%) SLA
3 1 (0.22%) Solvency II
System Software
1 73 (16.33%) Docker
2 4 (0.89%) HDFS
3 1 (0.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 45 (10.07%) Kubernetes
2 22 (4.92%) Terraform
3 12 (2.68%) Ansible
4 8 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (1.34%) Puppet
6 3 (0.67%) Mesos
7 2 (0.45%) Marathon
8 1 (0.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.22%) Kibana
Vendors
1 26 (5.82%) Oracle
2 21 (4.70%) Microsoft
3 14 (3.13%) CA
3 14 (3.13%) ServiceNow
4 13 (2.91%) TIBCO
5 12 (2.68%) Google
6 6 (1.34%) Adobe
7 5 (1.12%) hybris
7 5 (1.12%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (1.12%) Sitecore
7 5 (1.12%) Talend
8 4 (0.89%) Apigee
8 4 (0.89%) Apple
8 4 (0.89%) SendGrid
8 4 (0.89%) Tableau
9 3 (0.67%) IBM
9 3 (0.67%) MuleSoft
9 3 (0.67%) SAP
9 3 (0.67%) Sybase
10 2 (0.45%) Perfecto Mobile