The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £513 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Lead Developer
England / London
Rank 245 285 273
Rank change year-on-year +40 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 158 147 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.82% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.70% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 91 114
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £680 £650 £687
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £438 £400
% change year-on-year -5.71% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £34.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Lead Developer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Lead Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +11 31 £563 -2.17% 23
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £450 -
Docklands, London - 2 £619 -
Hackney -4 1 £325 -
Lead Developer
England

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 London region featuring Lead Developer in the job title.

1 154 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
2 131 (40.31%) JavaScript
3 113 (34.77%) Java
4 99 (30.46%) HTML
5 96 (29.54%) CSS
6 70 (21.54%) TDD
7 68 (20.92%) .NET
7 68 (20.92%) AngularJS
8 65 (20.00%) HTML5
9 53 (16.31%) Scrum
9 53 (16.31%) Finance
10 52 (16.00%) CSS3
11 51 (15.69%) C#
11 51 (15.69%) SQL
12 49 (15.08%) Git (software)
12 49 (15.08%) React
13 47 (14.46%) Front End Development
14 45 (13.85%) Software Engineering
15 44 (13.54%) Banking
16 42 (12.92%) CMS
17 40 (12.31%) Node.js
18 37 (11.38%) MVC
19 34 (10.46%) RESTful
20 33 (10.15%) jQuery
20 33 (10.15%) BDD
21 31 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
22 29 (8.92%) Spring
22 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
22 29 (8.92%) Web Services
22 29 (8.92%) E-Commerce

Lead Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 42 (12.92%) CMS
2 28 (8.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 21 (6.46%) Apache
4 10 (3.08%) Drupal
4 10 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.77%) Confluence
6 7 (2.15%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.92%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.92%) Mule
9 3 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (0.92%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.62%) JBoss
10 2 (0.62%) MQSeries
10 2 (0.62%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle Coherence
10 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.62%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.62%) RMDS
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.31%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.31%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (3.69%) GitHub
3 10 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.85%) SaaS
5 3 (0.92%) IaaS
6 2 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.62%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.62%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.31%) Akamai
7 1 (0.31%) Force.com
7 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.31%) Google Play
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.31%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.46%) HTTP
2 4 (1.23%) HTTPS
3 3 (0.92%) Kerberos
4 2 (0.62%) DKIM
4 2 (0.62%) DMARC
4 2 (0.62%) DNS
4 2 (0.62%) Internet
4 2 (0.62%) SMTP
5 1 (0.31%) Asterisk PBX
5 1 (0.31%) Firewall
5 1 (0.31%) Skype
5 1 (0.31%) SNMP
5 1 (0.31%) SSL
5 1 (0.31%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.92%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 20 (6.15%) MongoDB
4 15 (4.62%) Big Data
5 14 (4.31%) MySQL
6 10 (3.08%) Hadoop
7 7 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.15%) Hazelcast
7 7 (2.15%) QlikView
7 7 (2.15%) Relational Database
7 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.23%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.23%) SAP BW
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (1.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (15.08%) Git (software)
2 19 (5.85%) Grunt
3 18 (5.54%) JIRA
4 16 (4.92%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.31%) gulp
6 11 (3.38%) JUnit
7 10 (3.08%) Subversion
8 9 (2.77%) TeamCity
9 7 (2.15%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.15%) Cucumber
9 7 (2.15%) Jasmine
9 7 (2.15%) Mockito
9 7 (2.15%) Selenium
10 6 (1.85%) Maven
10 6 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (1.54%) Eclipse
11 5 (1.54%) Mocha
11 5 (1.54%) Travis CI
11 5 (1.54%) webpack
12 4 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (16.31%) Finance
2 44 (13.54%) Banking
3 16 (4.92%) Investment Banking
4 15 (4.62%) Marketing
5 14 (4.31%) Retail
6 13 (4.00%) Front Office
7 6 (1.85%) Games
8 5 (1.54%) Advertising
9 4 (1.23%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.92%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.62%) Automotive
11 2 (0.62%) Back Office
11 2 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.31%) Electronics
12 1 (0.31%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Local Government
12 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (30.46%) HTML
2 96 (29.54%) CSS
3 68 (20.92%) .NET
3 68 (20.92%) AngularJS
4 65 (20.00%) HTML5
5 52 (16.00%) CSS3
6 49 (15.08%) React
7 40 (12.31%) Node.js
8 34 (10.46%) RESTful
9 33 (10.15%) jQuery
10 29 (8.92%) Spring
10 29 (8.92%) Web Services
11 27 (8.31%) ASP.NET
12 26 (8.00%) XML
13 25 (7.69%) REST
14 23 (7.08%) Sass
15 21 (6.46%) Redux
16 20 (6.15%) JSON
17 19 (5.85%) ASP.NET MVC
17 19 (5.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.31%) User Experience
2 20 (6.15%) Fixed Income
3 19 (5.85%) Mobile App
4 16 (4.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (3.69%) Equities
6 11 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 11 (3.38%) Derivative
6 11 (3.38%) Virtual Team
7 9 (2.77%) Fintech
8 7 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.54%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.23%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.92%) Animation
11 3 (0.92%) Clustering
11 3 (0.92%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.92%) e-Learning
11 3 (0.92%) iPhone
11 3 (0.92%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.92%) Market Risk
11 3 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (5.54%) Linux
2 17 (5.23%) Android
3 14 (4.31%) Apple iOS
4 10 (3.08%) Unix
5 8 (2.46%) Windows
6 2 (0.62%) HPUX
6 2 (0.62%) Solaris
7 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.31%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (47.38%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (21.54%) TDD
3 53 (16.31%) Scrum
4 47 (14.46%) Front End Development
5 45 (13.85%) Software Engineering
6 37 (11.38%) MVC
7 33 (10.15%) BDD
8 31 (9.54%) Continuous Integration
9 29 (8.92%) DevOps
9 29 (8.92%) E-Commerce
10 27 (8.31%) Mentoring
10 27 (8.31%) SDLC
11 24 (7.38%) SOA
12 23 (7.08%) Web Development
13 21 (6.46%) Open Source
14 20 (6.15%) Data Modelling
14 20 (6.15%) Microservices
15 17 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
15 17 (5.23%) Coaching
15 17 (5.23%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 131 (40.31%) JavaScript
2 113 (34.77%) Java
3 51 (15.69%) C#
3 51 (15.69%) SQL
4 15 (4.62%) PHP
4 15 (4.62%) Scala
5 14 (4.31%) Python
6 13 (4.00%) Objective-C
6 13 (4.00%) Ruby
7 12 (3.69%) ES6
8 10 (3.08%) C++
9 9 (2.77%) Apple Swift
10 6 (1.85%) Apex Code
11 5 (1.54%) ActionScript
11 5 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 5 (1.54%) SOQL
11 5 (1.54%) SOSL
12 4 (1.23%) C
12 4 (1.23%) Go
12 4 (1.23%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (3.69%) Degree
2 7 (2.15%) SC Cleared
2 7 (2.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.46%) MiFID
2 7 (2.15%) QA
3 4 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.62%) EMIR
4 2 (0.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.31%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.31%) WAI
5 1 (0.31%) WCAG
System Software
1 11 (3.38%) Docker
2 3 (0.92%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 3 (0.92%) HDFS
3 2 (0.62%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.31%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.31%) Apache Flume
4 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
4 1 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (2.15%) Kibana
2 4 (1.23%) MOM
3 3 (0.92%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.31%) Oozie
5 1 (0.31%) Packer
5 1 (0.31%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 28 (8.62%) Oracle
2 23 (7.08%) Adobe
3 14 (4.31%) Microsoft
4 13 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
5 10 (3.08%) IBM
5 10 (3.08%) ServiceNow
6 7 (2.15%) Tableau
7 5 (1.54%) Google
7 5 (1.54%) SAP
7 5 (1.54%) TIBCO
8 4 (1.23%) Reuters
9 3 (0.92%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.92%) Informatica
9 3 (0.92%) ION Trading
9 3 (0.92%) MuleSoft
10 2 (0.62%) Cloudera
10 2 (0.62%) Siebel
10 2 (0.62%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.62%) VMware
11 1 (0.31%) Cognos
City of London
Pearson Frank
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £524 - £578 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £500 - £565 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £360 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rates + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Coded People
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 11 days ago