Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for a Lead Developer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 16 July 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
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 281 294 307
Rank change year-on-year +13 +13 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Lead Developer 381 403 321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.87% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.92% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 318 233
London median daily rate £575 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.76% +0.48%
10th Percentile £430 £411 £413
90th Percentile £713 £701 £718
England median daily rate £550 £550 £500
% change year-on-year - +10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £39.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year - -29.09% +64.18%

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 38,738 43,890 39,753
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 94.73% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,713 31,764 28,283
London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £320 £313 £304
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 650 512
London median hourly rate £21.00 £21.50 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.33% +0.82% +12.24%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £50.57 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -10 65 £575 -4.17% 45
South London +22 11 £515 +8.99% 2
West London +7 8 £475 -13.64% 23
East London +4 3 £600 +6.67% 10
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 16 July 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.

1 225 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 163 (42.78%) Java
3 127 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 113 (29.66%) DevOps
5 108 (28.35%) TDD
6 103 (27.03%) Finance
7 99 (25.98%) Software Engineering
8 89 (23.36%) SQL
9 88 (23.10%) React
10 87 (22.83%) Microservices
11 83 (21.78%) AngularJS
12 82 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
12 82 (21.52%) Web Services
13 75 (19.69%) Docker
14 73 (19.16%) Node.js
14 73 (19.16%) Front Office
15 69 (18.11%) .NET
15 69 (18.11%) Kubernetes
16 68 (17.85%) HTML
16 68 (17.85%) Python
17 67 (17.59%) C#
17 67 (17.59%) Scrum
18 64 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
18 64 (16.80%) Git (software)
19 63 (16.54%) CSS
20 62 (16.27%) Fixed Income
21 58 (15.22%) Banking
22 57 (14.96%) Jenkins
23 56 (14.70%) Mentoring
24 54 (14.17%) Asset Management

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 15 (3.94%) Confluence
2 12 (3.15%) CMS
2 12 (3.15%) Elasticsearch
3 8 (2.10%) WebSphere
4 7 (1.84%) JBoss
4 7 (1.84%) Tomcat
4 7 (1.84%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.57%) Apache Spark
6 4 (1.05%) Apache Solr
6 4 (1.05%) Drupal
6 4 (1.05%) Jetty
6 4 (1.05%) Mule
7 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.52%) Apache
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) Moodle
9 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.26%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Sketch
2 5 (1.31%) Zeplin
3 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Magento
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.52%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Global One
3 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 82 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (16.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (12.34%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (11.29%) Amazon S3
4 43 (11.29%) Serverless
5 42 (11.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 42 (11.02%) AWS Lambda
6 40 (10.50%) OpenShift
7 39 (10.24%) Amazon ECS
7 39 (10.24%) Amazon SQS
8 24 (6.30%) Power Platform
9 7 (1.84%) Office 365
9 7 (1.84%) SaaS
10 5 (1.31%) GitHub
11 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.79%) Heroku
11 3 (0.79%) IaaS
11 3 (0.79%) Lucidchart
11 3 (0.79%) PaaS
12 2 (0.52%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (2.36%) Internet
2 5 (1.31%) Intranet
3 3 (0.79%) SMTP
3 3 (0.79%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (0.52%) Firewall
4 2 (0.52%) VPN
5 1 (0.26%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.26%) MPLS
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.29%) Amazon RDS
2 41 (10.76%) Amazon Redshift
2 41 (10.76%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.87%) Relational Database
4 24 (6.30%) Power BI
4 24 (6.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 21 (5.51%) MongoDB
5 21 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 20 (5.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (4.99%) MySQL
8 15 (3.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 14 (3.67%) Azure SQL Database
10 13 (3.41%) RDBMS
11 12 (3.15%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (2.89%) Blockchain
13 10 (2.62%) SQL Server 2000
14 9 (2.36%) Hadoop
14 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2012
15 8 (2.10%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 64 (16.80%) Git (software)
2 57 (14.96%) Jenkins
3 42 (11.02%) Artifactory
4 39 (10.24%) RStudio
5 32 (8.40%) JIRA
6 22 (5.77%) Maven
7 21 (5.51%) Bitbucket
8 16 (4.20%) Selenium
9 15 (3.94%) webpack
10 12 (3.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (2.89%) TeamCity
12 10 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
13 9 (2.36%) JUnit
13 9 (2.36%) SonarQube
14 8 (2.10%) Eclipse
14 8 (2.10%) Grunt
14 8 (2.10%) Hudson
14 8 (2.10%) Subversion
14 8 (2.10%) Visual Studio Team System
15 7 (1.84%) Jasmine
General
1 103 (27.03%) Finance
2 73 (19.16%) Front Office
3 58 (15.22%) Banking
4 19 (4.99%) Investment Banking
5 16 (4.20%) Retail
6 15 (3.94%) Marketing
7 7 (1.84%) Legal
8 4 (1.05%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Back Office
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (23.10%) React
2 83 (21.78%) AngularJS
3 82 (21.52%) Web Services
4 73 (19.16%) Node.js
5 69 (18.11%) .NET
6 68 (17.85%) HTML
7 63 (16.54%) CSS
8 47 (12.34%) REST
9 44 (11.55%) RESTful
10 41 (10.76%) J2EE
11 32 (8.40%) Spring
12 28 (7.35%) Sass
13 23 (6.04%) SOAP
14 22 (5.77%) Vue.js
15 20 (5.25%) .NET Core
15 20 (5.25%) J2SE
16 19 (4.99%) Redux
17 18 (4.72%) Angular 2
17 18 (4.72%) ASP.NET
17 18 (4.72%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 62 (16.27%) Fixed Income
2 41 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
3 25 (6.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 23 (6.04%) Derivative
5 20 (5.25%) Equities
5 20 (5.25%) User Experience
6 10 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (2.10%) Credit Risk
7 8 (2.10%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.84%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.31%) Video\Live Streaming
10 4 (1.05%) Blog
10 4 (1.05%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.05%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.05%) Equity Derivative
10 4 (1.05%) iPad
10 4 (1.05%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (6.82%) Linux
2 20 (5.25%) Windows
3 9 (2.36%) Android
3 9 (2.36%) Unix
4 8 (2.10%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.26%) CentOS
5 1 (0.26%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 225 (59.06%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (29.66%) DevOps
3 108 (28.35%) TDD
4 99 (25.98%) Software Engineering
5 87 (22.83%) Microservices
6 67 (17.59%) Scrum
7 56 (14.70%) Mentoring
8 54 (14.17%) Asset Management
9 52 (13.65%) BDD
9 52 (13.65%) Front End Development
10 48 (12.60%) Continuous Integration
11 45 (11.81%) E-Commerce
11 45 (11.81%) Open Source
12 40 (10.50%) Decision-Making
13 39 (10.24%) Analytics
14 35 (9.19%) Fintech
15 33 (8.66%) Test Automation
15 33 (8.66%) Unit Testing
16 31 (8.14%) Web Development
17 25 (6.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 163 (42.78%) Java
2 127 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 89 (23.36%) SQL
4 68 (17.85%) Python
5 67 (17.59%) C#
6 23 (6.04%) TypeScript
7 16 (4.20%) Java 8
8 15 (3.94%) ES6
9 14 (3.67%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 13 (3.41%) T-SQL
11 12 (3.15%) C++
11 12 (3.15%) PHP
12 10 (2.62%) PL/SQL
13 9 (2.36%) Kotlin
14 7 (1.84%) Apex Code
14 7 (1.84%) PowerShell
15 6 (1.57%) IronPython
16 5 (1.31%) C
16 5 (1.31%) Go
16 5 (1.31%) Scala
Qualifications
1 24 (6.30%) AWS Certification
2 17 (4.46%) Degree
3 15 (3.94%) Security Cleared
4 9 (2.36%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.31%) PSD2
1 5 (1.31%) QA
2 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.26%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 75 (19.69%) Docker
2 4 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.79%) vSphere
4 2 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 69 (18.11%) Kubernetes
2 42 (11.02%) Terraform
3 19 (4.99%) Ansible
4 4 (1.05%) CloudHub
5 3 (0.79%) Rancher
5 3 (0.79%) SCCM
6 2 (0.52%) Puppet
7 1 (0.26%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.26%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 36 (9.45%) Microsoft
2 31 (8.14%) Oracle
3 15 (3.94%) MuleSoft
4 9 (2.36%) Atlassian
4 9 (2.36%) Salesforce.com
4 9 (2.36%) TIBCO
5 6 (1.57%) Informatica
6 4 (1.05%) Altova
6 4 (1.05%) hybris
6 4 (1.05%) IBM
6 4 (1.05%) Sybase
6 4 (1.05%) Tableau
6 4 (1.05%) VMware
7 2 (0.52%) ForgeRock
7 2 (0.52%) Google
7 2 (0.52%) Pega
7 2 (0.52%) SAP
7 2 (0.52%) Zend
8 1 (0.26%) Cognos
8 1 (0.26%) Red Hat